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startfluxbox - start a fluxbox session

startfluxbox

startfluxbox is a script which runs the file ~/.fluxbox/startup If it doesn’t exist it will be generated.

startfluxbox should be started from your ~/.xinitrc if you use startx, or ~/.xsession if you run a display manager, like xdm.

~/.fluxbox/startup
This file contains all commands that should be executed before fluxbox is started. The initial file contains helpful comments for beginners. It also starts fluxbox.

The default ~/.fluxbox/startup is as follows:
#!/bin/sh
#
# fluxbox startup-script:
#
# Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.
# Change your keymap:
xmodmap "$HOME/.Xmodmap"
# Applications you want to run with fluxbox.
# MAKE SURE THAT APPS THAT KEEP RUNNING HAVE AN ''&'' AT THE END.
#
# unclutter -idle 2 &
# wmnd &
# wmsmixer -w &
# idesk &
# And last but not least we start fluxbox.
# Because it is the last app you have to run it with ''exec'' before it.
exec fluxbox
# or if you want to keep a log:
# exec fluxbox -log "$fluxdir/log"

If you need to start applications after fluxbox, you can change the exec fluxbox line above to something like this:

exec fluxbox &
fbpid=$!
sleep 1
{
    xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr -fg white -bg black &
    ipager &
    gkrellm2 &
} &
wait $fbpid

So xsetroot, ipager, and gkrellm2 will all be started after fluxbox, after giving fluxbox 1 second to startup.

For more details on what else you can do in this script, see sh(1), or the documentation for your shell.

The author of startfluxbox(1) is Han Boetes <han at fluxbox.org>

This manpage was converted to asciidoc format by Jim Ramsay <i.am at jimramsay.com> for fluxbox-1.1.2

fluxbox(1)

Jim Ramsay <i.am@jimramsay.com>
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08 February 2015 startfluxbox.txt