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:Fluxbox-1.3.7 desktop/wondow mgr
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oldyeller


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2016, 15:07    Post subject:  :Fluxbox-1.3.7 desktop/wondow mgr  

Hello Everyone,

I have complied fluxbox-1.3.7 with imlib2 enabled for Precise.

For people who are new to puppy and linux Fluxbox is a desktop and window mgr. With many menu and window styles one can choose from that come with this pet and ones you can get on line.

You can get more styles here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=47029

Also here:

http://customize.org/fluxbox
http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/skins/themes/fluxbox/
http://klowner.com/themes/
http://box-look.org/
http://tenr.de/styles/

Get pet here for older puppies
http://smokey01.com/Oldyeller/pets/fluxbox-1.3.7-i486.pet
http://smokey01.com/Oldyeller/pets/imlib2-1.4.5-i686.pet

For newer puppies
http://smokey01.com/Oldyeller/fluxbox-1.3.7-i486.pet

The imlib2 pet is the same for both

Enjoy

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april


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2016, 18:13    Post subject:  

OK so you don't tell me what Fluxbox is .
I had a look at it and turns out its a window manager
OK so how can I start it ?
I get this when I try
Code:
Failed to read: session.screen0.windowPlacement
Setting default value
BScreen::BScreen: an error occured while querying the X server.
   another window manager already running on display :0
Error: Couldn't find screens to manage.
Make sure you don't have another window manager running.
#


Well I do of course but I am not going to stop it unless I can see what I am going to start and how to start it.
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april


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2016, 18:37    Post subject:  

I thought to muck around and d/l the above two files and installed them .
Then I found processes in the menu and ended the process for JWM
Then in the depth of darkness I typed "xwindows fluxbox " and up it came

For info
http://fluxbox.org/

I like it and have been using it all night but have to note at shutdown all the buttons seem to work except "Shutdown"
II have to use reboot and catch it with the switch

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul 2016, 19:08    Post subject:  

Hi April,

Sorry about that I will edit my first post. Just use to people knowing about it.
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jul 2016, 18:39    Post subject:  

Can you tell me where I will find the source so I can have a go at getting the shutdown button to work please.

Disregard found it on Sourceforge
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2016, 03:42    Post subject:  

april wrote:
Can you tell me where I will find the source so I can have a go at getting the shutdown button to work please.

Disregard found it on Sourceforge


I am in the process of doing a pet that will work on newer puppies
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2016, 04:42    Post subject:  

Hi Everyone,

I have just did a pet for newer puppies, if there is anything wrong let me know.
It is post on the first post

enjoy
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2016, 07:07    Post subject:  

Hmm I put an issue in to sourceforge on this and they were not at all interested in fixing the problems it has , rather they tried to pass the buck back to Puppy.

With the attitude they have I would not recommend this to anyone using Puppy.
Sorry oldyella
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2016, 17:21    Post subject:  

Hi everyone,

I have fixed the problem of not shutting down the pet has been re-uploaded

Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016, 05:50    Post subject: feed back soon where Fluxbox has been installed  

Merci Oldyeller, i feed back soon where Fluxbox has been installed at home.
Desktop is not essential, but i like to change My Puppies of JWM time to time (nothing against JWM however)
Puppy es nite fluxbox was my first contact with this desktop. Until now, i appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016, 21:03    Post subject:  

oldyeller wrote:
I have fixed the problem of not shutting down


Can you tell me what that entailed please?
I just tested the pet again and found no change . Used fluxbox-1.3.7-i486.pet
It still does not shutdown when asked to and there is no menu entry to be able to switch between window managers either.

To start it I have to shut down the JWM process and type "xwindows fluxbox" which really is not a good way to do it for me .
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2016, 00:26    Post subject:  

april wrote:
oldyeller wrote:
I have fixed the problem of not shutting down


Can you tell me what that entailed please?
I just tested the pet again and found no change . Used fluxbox-1.3.7-i486.pet
It still does not shutdown when asked to and there is no menu entry to be able to switch between window managers either.

To start it I have to shut down the JWM process and type "xwindows fluxbox" which really is not a good way to do it for me .

Which of the pets did you use?
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2016, 01:48    Post subject:  

Read the post please. If that one is wrong then which is right for precise and perhaps the names should reflect that in the first post.

I have noticed that it also has a problem altering the size of windows opened in seamonkey.

Neither the left or right edge can be picked up and dragged , nor the top left or right corners, nor the bottom . I haven't experimented thoroughly but there are probably more window sizing faults.

Nah, much prefer JWM where all of the edges can be dragged properly

Can you alter your first post to read "WINDOW" please
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