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« on: December 28, 2005, 10:21:29 am »
hi there...

I have installed fluxbox from the pdaxrom feed unstable... but when i type startx it start the "default" windows manager from pdaxrom

I searched on the forum and i find that i must change xinitrc with this: http://www.dangerz.net/dz/xinitrc

but it didn't work

how can I start fluxbox??

thx
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005, 12:06:55 pm »
no idea?
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2005, 12:58:01 pm »
have you install the ipk from this thread?
https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=15693

you can also install newer fluxbox from:
http://mail.pdaxrom.org/rc12/Zaurus-7x0-860/feed/
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005, 01:05:37 pm »
yes thx... but just install ipk don't change my problem
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2005, 01:33:24 pm »
to confirm.  type fluxbox while in commandline.  That should give errors, but confirm that fluxbox exists.

I don't know abaout pdaxrom, but "exec fluxbox" is the normal entry in .xinitrc (it is .xinitrc and not xinitrc that you editted?)on a linux pc, though fluxbox will still work (not as elegant).
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005, 01:40:48 pm »
what is your problem?

like bluedevils says put just exec fluxbox and see if you have any error message?

have you tried to install the ipks?
I think the fluxbox from the unstable feeds won't run without the old libstd.
The newer fluxbox from the feeds won't need these libs.

and remove all the > /dev/null from your .xinitrc, so that you can have a chance to see the error messages
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2005, 01:58:58 pm »
thx for answer...

if i type fluxbox in a console, it say me that some windows manager are already running...

if i type exec fluxbox, some texte "defile" and the console quit by his self

if i type fluxbox in the console (after the logon) it say me that no x11 server are running
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2005, 02:04:32 pm »
just put:
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exec fluxbox
in your .xinitrc

and see if you get some error
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2005, 02:15:56 pm »
where can I find the .xinitrc??

now when i have startx typed, my zaurus started x but without fluxbox or the default windows manger from pdaxrom... there is only the green window named xterm, login, and the xclock
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2005, 02:29:14 pm »
.xinitrc should be in /home/root/ ie /home/root/.xinitrc

if you want to go back to the default
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rm /home/root/.xinitrc
ln -s /usr/bin/mbsession /home/root/.xinitrc
should do the trick
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2005, 02:54:25 pm »
oki thx for your help... but this manager is not the best for me...

I want some where I have icon on desktop (like pdaxrom default desktop) but without "section" and with a traybar where i can view my open application...
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2005, 03:31:05 pm »
there may be some apps to get that functionality.  I think fbdesk (if it is in the feeds) gets you icons on the desktop.  Traybar to view apps?  Are you talking about a pager?  If it is available, fbpager was made for fluxbox.




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oki thx for your help... but this manager is not the best for me...

I want some where I have icon on desktop (like pdaxrom default desktop) but without "section" and with a traybar where i can view my open application...
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2005, 01:48:46 am »
you can use the same desktop as the one that comes with pdaxrom with flux box.

put something like
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eval "matchbox-desktop" 2>/dev/null >/dev/null &
before exec fluxbox.
(I didn't try it but I'm fairly confident that it'll work).

You might want to have a look at /usr/bin/mbsession to see what is done for the default wm/desktop panel.

You might want to give a try to icewm
install icewm and icewm-pdaxrom packages.
then do:
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cd /home/root
mv .xinitrc .xinitrc.orig
ln -s /usr/bin/icewmsession .xinitrc
startx
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2005, 04:18:36 am »
yeah a lot of thx to you...  You help me a lot...
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2005, 03:45:41 pm »
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I want some where I have icon on desktop (like pdaxrom default desktop) but without "section" and with a traybar where i can view my open application...
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=108682\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Why not the traditional couple : Xfce4 and Rox for the desktop icon ?
Works fine for me ...
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