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November 14, 2005

Fluxbox on SUSE

In the past I have suggested using the "checkinstall" method for building Fluxbox RPMs for yourself. I recently installed one of Pascal's Fluxbox RPMs found here and have found it to be much better.

It installs a few directories inside your ~/.fluxbox directories and a script that makes launching apps at startup much easier. I had previously used .xinitrc, but this had the side effect of launching them when booting into KDE (for example) and Torsmo did not play nice.

So this is a (another) case where building a simple RPM using checkinstall for yourself may not be the best method.

If you have your own checkinstall RPM installed, I suggest:

  • Exiting Fluxbox and logging into a different window manager/desktop environment
  • Downloading Pascal's Fluxbox RPM
  • Renaming your ~/.fluxbox directory
  • uninstalling Fluxbox
  • Installing Pascal's Fluxbox RPM for your version of SUSE
  • Logging back into Fluxbox
  • Integrating your "old" (renamed) ~/.fluxbox with the "new" one
I've updated my Fluxbox page to reflect this suggested method.
Posted 14 years, 10 months ago on November 14, 2005
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