Subject: Help setting up flux box, where to copy .xinitrc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alasdair <email@example.com>
Date: 11/16/2006 22:04:23
I am a new user to NetBSD.
I am trying to set up Fluxbox to use as my window manager. However so far I
haven't had much success. It installed ok, however when starting X with the
command "startx" the window manager still appears to be twm.
I edited my .xinitrc as suggested in the NetBSD guide
section 8.9 Other Window Managers
So from the line
# start some nice programs
my .xinitrc file looks like this
start fluxbox &
xclock -geometry 50x50 -1 - 1 &
xterm -geometry 80x34 - 1 + 1
My .xinitrc is found in:
As opposed to the path noted in the manual:
Does this make a difference?
At this point I should note that I have not copied .xinitrc to $HOME as
recommended by the NetBSD manual. Don't laugh but I am a little confused
where to copy it! As I understand it the default $HOME directory is /root .
I take it this is the "home directory" also described as ~/ that
the Fluxbox documentation also refers to
Or should I create the directory "home" and then home/"username" then copy
.xinitrc to the directory "username"?
I imagine that should need I create these directories I will need to append
them to my $PATH.
I have created a user account as described in
All the stuff that I have done here was done while logged in as root
I think that clarifying where my "home " directory should be, and what it
should be called will solve a lot of my problems. I know this stuff should
be a no-brainer for any *nix user, but for some reason I am finding it
difficult to get information on how the directory tree should look.
Some info on versions and system
Ok laugh all you like, call me an idiot, I don't care, but any help would
be most appreciated.