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Fluxbox + lightdm on ubuntu 20.04 running on BBG

I have configured ubuntu 20.o4 LTS for ARM Cortex (BBG) processor, connected LCD. I am trying to configure fluxbox and the lightdm window manager. Fluxbox and lightdm is not showing login window. When ...
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Disable log out when turning off the screen

I'm using Ubuntu 21.04 with Fluxbox as my Window Manager. My screen is connected via DisplayPort. The screen has multiple input ports and I often switch between different connected devices or ...
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How do I install fluxbox in Ubuntu 20.04

I use Ubuntu 20.04 and I want to install and then configure and test Fluxbox. Later, once acquired enough experience, I would proceed to uninstall Gnome. For the uninstallation of Gnome the suggested ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Server with FluxBox X and python app

I have been trying to run my .py file using ubuntu server and fluxbox. I wanted to make that my file will run after fluxbox minimal desktop starts. But when i edit ~/.fluxbox/startup file, the X ...
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sometimes I get locked out of 'konsole'. Why could this be?

I have been using KDE's konsole as a terminal emulator. However, sometimes the konsole window is selected (the window bar is showing that) but my input is not being read to bash. The cursor is not ...
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Install fbmenugen: where are the perl-linux-desktopfiles and the perl-file-desktopentry dependencies

I found this nice script for generating the menu on fluxbox: https://github.com/trizen/fbmenugen But for my needs I need to find the libraries perl-linux-desktopfiles and perl-file-desktopentry. Do ...
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How do I make the hardware power-off button show a menu/zenity message on fluxbox or other alternative window managers (16.04)?

When I press the hardware power button and the login screen (or unity) is running I get a nice "are you sure you want to shutdown" message. When I am running fluxbox, I get a software shutdown, but ...
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Fluxbox remove toolbar

I have setup a minimal desktop with cairo-dock and fluxbox but now the cairo-dock has the fuunctionalliy of the toolbar therefore the toolbar itself seems useless to me. So how can I remove ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 - X.org not starting

The main problem: startx does not start fluxbox, server disconnects, but xinit $(which xterm) works. X.org (and EDID) problem started with installing fresh 16.10. Minimal ubuntu console, Xorg, ...
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How to exclude the Fluxbox taskbar from Compton (shadowing)?

I'm using Fluxbox as windowmanager, and wish to use Compton as compositor. But i'm unable to exclude Fluxbox's taskbar from Compton's (shadow) effects. How can i get Compton to ignore the Fluxbox ...
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Unity dash alternative for fluxbox [duplicate]

Recently I've installed fluxbox window manager on my lUbuntu. Everything works fine but I'm having trouble finding some of my applications. Is there some kind of alternative for unity dash for ...
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managing keyboard layouts outside unity

I would like to know if there is any way of using the standard ubuntu keyboard layouts from outside Unity. I am using a different WM (Fluxbox). The brute force approach would be to use xkb. I can do....
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Terminator not executing command while Lxterminal does

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with fluxbox, installed from mini iso, no DE. The problem is as follows: In my fluxbox menu I have the following two lines: [exec] (Textfile) {/usr/bin/terminator -e /usr/bin/...
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gdm and fluxbox on ubuntu 14.04

unable to run fluxbox with below package installation on ubuntu 14.04. I have mini iso installed ubuntu 14.04 running on embedded board. I am trying to configure fluxbox with below minimal package ...
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Fluxbox configuration on Ubuntu 14.04 mini iso installed on EXT-BT board

I am working on a ETX-BT Atom board. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with "mini.iso" using the Unetbootin utility. Now Ubuntu is running fine. I am trying to configure the GUI interface to use a window ...
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Ubuntu Terminal, what is its executable name? [duplicate]

I would like to launch the ubuntu terminal from inside fluxbox (I don't use Unity). However I can't manage to find the command name to launch this application ? What's its name ?
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fluxbox is overrideing nitrogen --restore?

My ~/.fluxbox/startup file #!/bin/sh # # fluxbox startup-script: # # Lines starting with a '#' are ignored. # Change your keymap: #xmodmap "/home/rapture/.Xmodmap" # Applications you want to run ...
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Dual Monitor Problem xrandr

Using fluxbox with Linux Mint. I have this script to set dual screen in fluxbox xrandr --output DP-1 --off --output DVI-I-1 --mode 1600x900 --pos 1440x0 --rotate normal --output DVI-D-1 --mode ...
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Thunar not authorized to acces mounted volumes

I'm running a minimal ubuntu with fluxbox as wm and no display manager. I start fluxbox with startx and mainly use the fluxbox startup script for my application autostart which includes "thunar --...
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Fluxbox Lightdm nautilus

I recently started using fluxbox, I'm using Lightdm as a desktop manager and was using gnome/unity before fluxbox. I'm facing a few troubles while trying to adapt to this new window manager, the ...
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Ubuntu System Messed Up!

I decided to install fluxbox on my system recently, just to try it out, so I installed it and everything executed fine. I logged into the fluxbox desktop and messed around with it for a while, then ...
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How do I hide a running application from tint2 in fluxbox?

Here's the situation: I have Eterm automatically start when Fluxbox starts. Eterm sits on the desktop layer (Layer 12), it has transparency, no window decoration, etc. I have everything set up ...
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gnome applications wont start in Fluxbox desktop in Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I have been using Fluxbox the lightweight window manager and desktop environment instead of Unity for a while since my openGL applications need all the GPU juice they can get . Since upgrading to 13....
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Gnome/Unity apps -> fluxbox

Where could I find a list of all the commands used to execute the apps in Gnome/Unity so I can add them to my fluxbox menus? i.e. user accounts/package manager/etc.
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How Do I install and use fluxbox window manager? [closed]

I am using backtrack 5 r3 which is based off ubuntu 10.04 lts. I want to use the fluxbox windows manager if possible. I already tried apt-get install fluxbox, which appeared to work, but I have no ...
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Ubuntu with window manager for longest battery life

I have used Linux Mint mate for a year now and want to try out Ubuntu. I have a HP touchsmart notebook, 1.3 Ghz Dual Core 4 GB RAM But since switching to linux mint from win7 battery life was never ...
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Not able to open usb drives in Thunar, Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 using fluxbox

As the title states, I am unable to open usb drives from within Thunar. When I click the drive icon I get the following message: Failed to mount volume, permission denied I installed Ubuntu with the ...
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How to use KDE or Gnome hardware/network detection in another desktop environment?

I like to run light Window Managers, like Fluxbox, not for performance just because I find them simpler to configure and they fit better my working style. But having automatic hardware and network ...
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Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity

When I'm running Unity, I can set the background image with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$file". This also changes the background of the ...
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byobu, ssh and an accidently closed fluxbox

So i was using fluxbox and had a terminal using ssh to connect to a server. This server automatically starts byobu for everyone who's connecting to him. At least until i accidently closed my fluxbox ...
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Screen tearing in Fluxbox

I using fluxbox as my window manager and I'm experiencing tearing when viewing videos. Tearing does not happen under Gnome or Unity. I primarily use VLC to play videos in full-screen (1920x1080). ...
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Fluxbox: No folder icons in Thunar and PCManFM

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 installation and wanted to try out Fluxbox as a lightweight window manager. When I open Thunar it displays no icons for folders. I've made sure I have a .gtkrc-2.0 in my home ...
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Automount external hdd in fluxbox ubuntu -12.10 commandline install

I did the following: Install command line interface with ubuntu alternate install 12.10 in vmwareplayer5(9.2.2) After the base system was installed: sudo apt-get update, upgrade and dist-upgrade, ...
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How to get icons in pcmanfm Ubuntu 12.10 with only fluxbox [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 via mini-iso, after that I installed xinit, xorg, fluxbox, xterm, pcmanfm , chromium-browser and lxappearance. There is for now one set of icons, in lxappearance I chose the ...
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Fluxbox: blurry TTF fonts

I'm using fluxbox. I've noticed that the TTF fonts are quite blurry (particularly in GVim): Here's an example, using Inconsolata 12pt in Fluxbox: Here's the same example, using Inconsolata 12pt, ...
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Apply transparency only to some windows with FluxBox

I'm new to Fluxbox, I've adopted it this week end. (I only knew Kde, Gnome, and Unity lately). Is there a possibility to apply transparency only to windows that match a criteria ? for example a ...
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No webcam recognition in Skype with Fluxbox

I'm using Ubuntu with Fluxbox and I would like to video chat on Skype. However, Skype doesn't recognize my webcam. Ubuntu 12.04 Skype 4.0.0.8 libv4l-0 and libgstreamer0.10 are installed luvcview ...
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Skype not always loading as a applet in Fluxbox

I've put skype & in my .fluxbox/startup file, and Skype indeed does start when I power the computer on. The problem is, it often doesn't load as an applet. You can see what I mean on this ...
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How to make Fluxbox stop making annoying sound effects?

Whenever I open a new tab in Chrome, or pretty much interact with the UI in any way, Fluxbox makes some very annoying sound effects. Where can I disable that?
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Battery information on Fluxbox

How can I get my battery info (percentages) on Fluxbox? I've heard of the gnome-power-manager, and wanted to use that, but there seems to be a problem... $ gnome-power-manager gnome-power-manager: ...
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How to put a (Start) Menu button on Fluxbox Toolbar

I often run programs maximized (leaving no desktop area). I want to be able to use my mouse alone to open the menu, and my mouse has no scroll wheel. I'm just going for a simple old school windows ...
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There is no sound in Fluxbox

In both Gnome and Unity sound works pretty great. But, when I switch to Fluxbox, voila, no sound! How do I fix this? Also, I saw the keyboard shortcuts in the ./fluxbox/keys folder, and they simply ...
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Battery monitor on fluxbox

I was using fluxbox on my notebook, but it missed battery indicator.Is there any battery monitor on fluxbox? [solved] install wmbattery then add it to startup script.
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How do I select DWM or fluxbox to start on login?

I am trying to setup DWM in Ubuntu 10.10. The package is successfully built - and now I am trying to get it up and running. I created the dwm.desktop file with the proper text and the path to the dwm ...
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Fluxbox - How to Configure Dual Monitors?

I have a nVidia 9800 video card and I previously setup my screen through the nVidia X Server Settings tool. But when I switch from Gnome to Fluxbox, it appears that my two monitors are treated as a ...
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Beginner's Guide to Fluxbox

Gnome and KDE seem to be pretty straightforward and certainly seem to be the most user friendly in terms of getting setup and running quickly with anything the average user would want to do. I am ...
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How to Configure Fluxbox menu?

How do you modify the default Fluxbox menu?
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What are the major differences between Fluxbox and Blackbox?

I'm considering switching to either Fluxbox or Blackbox as my window manager, but I'm not really sure which one to go with. Are there any major differences between the two ?
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Window decoration of emacs23 window on fluxbox is outside screen

I am starting emacs remotely over an ssh connection. But on the emacs window I cannot find a way to resize or move it. There is no fluxbox title bar visible, and I guess the title bar is above the ...
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