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== Fluxbox Window Manager ==
 
== Fluxbox Window Manager ==
  
Fluxbox is a window manager, not a desktop manager. GNOME is a desktop manager. GNOME uses a desktop manager called metacity.  
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Fluxbox is a window manager, not a desktop manager. GNOME is a desktop manager. GNOME uses a window manager called metacity.  
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For more on what Fluxbox is and screenshots go [http://www.fluxbox.org fluxbox.org]
  
 
=== Installing fluxbox ===
 
=== Installing fluxbox ===
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  yum install fluxbox
 
  yum install fluxbox
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=== Using fluxbox as GNOME's window manager ===
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1. Install fluxbox
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2. Start GNOME
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3. Using the gconf-editor surf to / -> desktop -> gnome -> session
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4. remove panel from the required_components_list
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5. inside session change the requirecomponents windowmanager entry to fluxbox
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6. surf to / -> apps -> nautilus -> preferences -> and turn off show_desktop
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7. use gnome-session-properties and add fluxbox to the list of things to start
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8. use gnome-session-save
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9. Logout then Log back in
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**NOTE in order to logout of gnome, you can issue killall gnome-session. This must be modified in your fluxbox menu, exiting/killing fluxbox will not log you out of gnome, but only kill your desktop manager!
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=== Performance Hint ===
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If you happen to use fluxbox with a tablet pc or any time you rotate a screen, if you experience considerable lag change the following option to false in your fluxbox init file:
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session.screen0.showwindowposition: false
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This will prevent fluxbox from drawing the window position coordinates which can be very CPU intensive if you are using an integrated graphics controller.

Latest revision as of 20:58, 11 July 2012


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[edit] Fluxbox Window Manager

Fluxbox is a window manager, not a desktop manager. GNOME is a desktop manager. GNOME uses a window manager called metacity.

For more on what Fluxbox is and screenshots go fluxbox.org

[edit] Installing fluxbox

In a terminal type:

yum install fluxbox

[edit] Using fluxbox as GNOME's window manager

1. Install fluxbox
2. Start GNOME
3. Using the gconf-editor surf to / -> desktop -> gnome -> session
4. remove panel from the required_components_list
5. inside session change the requirecomponents windowmanager entry to fluxbox
6. surf to / -> apps -> nautilus -> preferences -> and turn off show_desktop
7. use gnome-session-properties and add fluxbox to the list of things to start
8. use gnome-session-save
9. Logout then Log back in
    • NOTE in order to logout of gnome, you can issue killall gnome-session. This must be modified in your fluxbox menu, exiting/killing fluxbox will not log you out of gnome, but only kill your desktop manager!

[edit] Performance Hint

If you happen to use fluxbox with a tablet pc or any time you rotate a screen, if you experience considerable lag change the following option to false in your fluxbox init file:

session.screen0.showwindowposition:	false

This will prevent fluxbox from drawing the window position coordinates which can be very CPU intensive if you are using an integrated graphics controller.