Slackware :: Fluxbox + Cairo-compmgr Questions About Transparency?

May 25, 2011

ive used openbox for quite some time, but recently decided to make the switch to fluxbox. i have gotten everything up and running except for true transparency. i have seen screenshots in which this works, but i have not been able to duplicate the results.

in openbox, all i had to do was run cairo-compmgr at startup and my terminals were automatically transparent, and all the window effects i selected with cairo-compmgr were applied when i chose them. in fluxbox, i run cairo-compmgr, it starts up fine, and i know its running because i can use it's transparency settings to set whole windows to alpha (super + mouse scrolling), and the little "tab" buttons that fluxbox has have shadow effects drawn on them. the actual windows, however are not effected by cairo-compmgr running in the slightest. the windows themselves dont have shadows, and my terminals do not use transparency at all. even my xchat notifications have black boxes around them because not transparency is being used.

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Slackware :: Transparency Not Working With Urxvt?

Jan 29, 2011

I'd like to conserve as many resources as possible, with that being said, I'm switching from konsole to urxvt. After compiling and configuring my ~/.Xdefaults file as such.


URxvt*termName: rxvt
URxvt*scrollBar_right: false
URxvt*scrollBar: false
URxvt*borderLess: false


Then I run


xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults

By the way, running Slacware 13.1 x64 with Compiz. Still no transparency.

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Slackware :: Rxvt - Unicode And Transparency Not Working In 13.37

Apr 29, 2011

I just finished up my clean install of Slackware 13.37. I use rxvt-unicode, and transparency seems to have stopped working.


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Apr 28, 2011

I don't know whats changed but since I installed 13.37 the fonts in fluxbox are crappy looking.Is there anything I should know thats changed with regards to this.They were fine in 13.1.

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Aug 22, 2010

I would like to setup Fluxbox for a non-English, in this case German, environment. But I'd like to have the command line in terminal windows in English. With my attempts so far, either everything including command line error messages is in German, or nothing. Can anyone of you, please, provide a hint, what's the best way to solve this?

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Slackware :: KDE Funnies After Ditching Fluxbox?

Feb 17, 2010

So with 13.0 I compiled the fluxter pager and it come back with 'unable to connect to server' when bringing up fluxbox...I noticed that in KDE there is a nice pager that after some playing fits quite well into an enlarged taskbar, and began to set up my application to remember where it is in the pager, and the size/position of windows...Now, I have it set so that only minimised windows show as icons in the remainder of the taskbar, but I have noticed when I start up my app that all the windows show as minimised even though they are not.... when I click through each page of the panner they begin to dissapear and eventually I am just left with a couple that once I click them (even though there already maximised) they dissapear and I am left with a clean taskbar..

After this minising the window works as it should.The process I have spawns new processes, generally one in each pager window, and each process spawns multiple windows within that page window, so I have a lot of minimised stuff to go through!This is compounded by the fact that I have selected to only show minimised windows from that 'screen', which doesnt seem to work, unless of course the panner is still working on one screen, and not taking into account the virtual panner windows...

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Slackware :: Lost All Sounds On 13.1 WM Fluxbox?

Apr 12, 2011

I've lost all sound output. Still works in xp. As root, reran alsaconf, alsamixer and alsactl store. No effect. Run xmms and all is normal except no sound; it plays the file, shows its title, the visual display is active as usual.Is there something I could have done that would mute all sound output?

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Apr 19, 2010

I'm using fluxbox on my eee pc 1000h and use conky to display % battery charge but (unlike my previous laptop) I don't get a hardware-triggered beep warning me of low battery.I've done a bit of searching but haven't yet found a neat software solution for either a beep or toolbar notification. Any suggestions?(I'm not wanting to switch back to KDE right now.)

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Slackware :: Which GUI Library Works Best With Fluxbox

Jan 21, 2010

I am planning to develop an application that will have a GUI. The first priority is stability and second is performance. Portability and eye candy is not important. To fit these primary requirements the app will be run under and optimized for Fluxbox WM.

What is the best GUI development kit such as Qt, GTK or FLTK that is best fit for such an app? I mean what is the most stable, reliable and fast GUI development library that works best with Fluxbox?

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Slackware :: Start Program When Fluxbox Starts?

Apr 25, 2010

I use NetworkManager to handle my net connections and it's applet that allows me to control everything from the gui is called nm-applet. I was able to edit /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.fluxbox so that nm-applet starts when fluxbox does and away I go. From runlevel 3 that is.

On my laptop I like to boot into runlevel 4 for various reasons. When I start a fluxbox session from runlevel 4 this doesn't happen. What file do I have to edit to get this to start from runlevel 4?

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Slackware :: Setting Up Network Manager In Fluxbox?

May 26, 2011

I'm running Slackware 13.1 with fluxbox as my wm. I want to set up network-manager along with the pptp plugin. So far I've installed the NetworkManager and the network-manager-pptp plugin along with all the dependencies specified in the slackbuild packages which I downloaded from [URL]. I could use some help configuring the network-manager so that I can launch it as a regular user rather than as root and I want it to come up in the fluxbox toolbar if possible.

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Oct 22, 2010

Hey I just installed the wesnoth slackbuild. Then I tried to play it and it starts fine but when I click the buttons nothing happens.

So I tried exiting and used xwmconfig to switch to KDE from fluxbox. In KDE the buttons work.

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Slackware :: Change White Background In KDE Apps Under Fluxbox?

Jan 25, 2010

I like working with light text on black bg in Fluxbox however I need to use Kate editor which has bright white background and dark text. How can I change the background to black?(and the side panel of file list, too)? I presume I need to change the kde theme under Fluxbox. Does anyone know where the config file is and what to change in there if it's not obvious?

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Slackware :: Swap Window Managers From KDE To Fluxbox Or XFCE?

Jun 9, 2010

I often swapped window managers between fluxbox kde and gnome back when I ran ubuntu to suit my needs. When I installed slackware, I picked KDE because of the convenient app suite. I don't wish to uninstall kde but I'd like to be able to pick which environment I use when I swap to a GUI. Something like a flag, startx --fluxbox.

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Slackware :: Install Some Netowrk Manager And Configure It In Fluxbox?

May 28, 2011

I have problem with my new distro and fluxbox. So I installed a slackware 13.37 with fluxbox, this is my first time with slack and fluxbox
I dont know how to install some netowrk manager and configure it in fluxbox I need wifi.

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May 29, 2011

I've just install Slackware and Fluxbox windows manager. I suppose I have to configure some stuff, update my system, change theme etc etc. First of all I need to activate my wifi card because I can't have the laptop on my desk using ethernet all the time.

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Jun 24, 2010

Trying to watch on-line videos in FluxBox - most will play some will not. I can't find any common thread re what does or doesn't play. Situation is the same no matter what browser I use (generally Swiftfox). If I switch to XFCE, there are no issues. Using standard install of 13.1 and have no other issues. Have no idea where to look or what to look for.

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Slackware :: What Packages Can Remove For Minimal - Fluxbox&Firefox

Jul 28, 2011

Here is what I have gotten my install down to with these packages:[url]

Just looking for suggestions on what packages I can still remove that are unnecessary for having firefox, fluxbox, pcmanfm, lxterminal, etc

And, I keep getting the error that the locale is not set, reverting to C? but I did set locale or thought I did, how to fix that?

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Slackware :: Fixed Conky / KDE4 Transparency - Doesn't Disappear When Click Desktop

Jun 19, 2010

This works on my Slackware64 13.1 using KDE 4.4.4, Conky version 1.8.0. This is a simple .conkyrc tweak that doesn't need feh, it doesn't have the distracting faun shadow-border and most importantly, it doesn't disappear when you click your desktop (On my system anyway). These are the relevant sections to edit:

own_window_colour black
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override
own_window yes

I found that getting rid of the own_window_argb_values yes suggested in other fixes and replacing it with a specific alpha and then changing window type to override solved all my issues. I've noticed no bugs or strange happenings. This seems to be a common problem with a lot of workaround solutions. I think this is a much more elegant way. Edit: Not persistant... After 2 reboots it's back to normal.

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Nov 11, 2010

Currently I am installing Cairo 1.6.4. I have followed the instructions mentioned in [URL]. When I try to install using "make install" I am getting the following error,

Making install in src
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/rrdbuild/cairo-1.6.4/src'
make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/rrdbuild/cairo-1.6.4/src'
test -z "/usr/local/lib" || /bin/mkdir -p "/usr/local/lib"


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Slackware :: Fluxbox Not Starting - Error - Couldn't Connect To XServer

Sep 7, 2010

I've just recently install slackware 13.1 on IBM R40e laptop but every time i try to start fluxbox with
startfluxbox it just comes up:

However xdm works.

The specs of the computer:
IBM R40e 2684 L9G
2.4GHz Intel celeron processor
128MB ram
ATI radeon 330M 16MB integrated
30GB hard drive
DVD rom drive

I'm not sure if it's of any use but here's my xorg.conf file:


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Fedora :: Error: Package Requirements (cairo >= 1.6.0) Were Not Met: No Package 'cairo' Found

May 24, 2010

Today I was using Gchempaint (part of Gnome Chemistry Tools) and found that the F12 version fails miserably to correctly export H to xyz. So I decided to install the latest version I found (0.11). There are, however, some problems I must sort out during compilation.

Apparently it does not see my 'cairo' installation and so I get the following error message:


checking for cairo... configure: error: Package requirements (cairo >= 1.6.0) were not met: No package 'cairo' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix.Alternatively, you may set the environment variables cairo_CFLAGS and cairo_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details.

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Jan 4, 2011

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Mar 31, 2010

today I upgraded my 11.2 system to KDE 4.4.2. Basically this works. However there are two questions I was not yet able to find a useful answer for:

- 4.4.2 offer strigi desktop search. The index process started and probably did its job but how can I start a search. I found a hint that dolphin can be used, but here I do not find any Menu entry that opens a search dialog (except for the standard file search window). What I found was settings->Toolbar and there I could add a search bar into dolphins toolbar. However this search bar only appears in this one window, if I close it and open a new dolphin window it will not appear again (probably a bug). Any other way to start a strigi based desktop search?

- Again in dolphin I sometimes see strange folder icons for the folders in my home directory. Basically this is the default folder icon and after waiting a while all the icons change in that inside the regular folder icon a gray rectangle is displayed a the lower left side. No idea what this is good for. I goes away if I reload the folders content and then again after a while those strange icon appears again. It does however not appear for folders in eg /tmp only for /home which is on my system a NFS mounted filesystem.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Questions Regarding Upgrade To 64 Bit.

Jul 13, 2011

What issues are there with 64 bit? I have done some research, but while there has been some mention of issues I can't seem to find any posts listing them. My desktop is currently running Maverick 32 bit, and I would like to upgrade to 64 bit. I have 4gb ram and 768 mb video ram, and conky only lists 2.74gb when queried. I would like to be able to address all memory so I can run Windows in Virtualbox, but my current install runs well.

Any help is appreciated.

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Fedora :: Software Update Not User Friendly - Questions

Jan 12, 2010

I do not understand Software Update. I've been using Fedora for about three months now and I've used the software update a few times. This time it tells me I have 3.1 G of updates! When I select a few that might fix current problems, the only app status is "loading"--no progress bars, or status messages. In fairness, the previous updates ran without incident. This time with 3G I was forced to manage the session and I can't tell if its working or not. Is it hanging with this message?

I canceled that download and did it again selecting 8 updates. But when I compared the reported file sizes (< 5MB) and the summary at the bottom ( >270MB) there was a huge difference --50 times more data! Are these dependencies?

I'm really not even sure how to go about selecting from 3.1 G security updates (1G), Bugs, and whatever else. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Oct 30, 2010

I'm working hard with Nagios 3.0.4 on Debian Lenny. I have some questions. I can't find any information about these issues. I have hosts with a first_notification_delay of 60 minutes.And I have the whole day a Nagios controlling the same hosts. It's good to know if the same host is turned on during the night, but my work period begins at 10:00 am and it finish at 22:00 pm, I'm not a lucky boy I have configured a notification Period to 10:00 am to 22:00 pm.

Question 1: If a host goes into hard state CRITICAL, I know that Nagios waits 60 minutes to send a notification, but What happens if the host recovers before the first_notification_delay period ( for example, 30 min before)?Does it send the recovery notification or not?

Question 2: If a hard state happens at 21:59. Does Nagios wait until the 10:00 am of the day after to send the notification? If the host recovers at 9:00 am of the day after is the notification message cancelled?

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Jun 4, 2010

I have been trying the Open Office web page creator. In Presentation under options, wizard, the web.Two questions come to mind. How can I get an older document into the page for test viewing? Does the document have to be a certain kind? When I put one in, it looks like a link and will not open, I want it to be there in full straight off.And creating an email, can it be the new one the host will maintain for me as I pay?

User name and passwords, are an agreement between myself and the host company?Upload by FTP, I must get the FTP address first from the host?Is there a tutorial here or elsewhere for Open Office Presentation?

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Jan 24, 2011

I'm trying to create an SSL certificate and answer the questions inside a bash script. The command used to create the SSL certificate

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The first question asked is. Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:

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Slackware :: Run "menu" And "logout" From The Command Line In Fluxbox?

Feb 25, 2011

I have included a "start" (slackware logo) button and an exit button. The problem is, neither of these buttons work. The start button should bring up the fluxbox menu but I have found to bring up this menu is by right clicking on the screen.the only way to logout and go back to the login screen seems to be via the fluxbox menu. Running "exit" from the command line only exits the terminal of course.

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