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Old 3rd September 2010
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First a big thanks to everyone on this site that has helped the rest of us. I trully understand the importance of reading the man pages, but was never willing to spend the time to actually learn the vernacular, so putting what I has just read to use was diffulcult to say the least.

I have taken the last three days reading various man pages and now have successfully installed openbsd on my toshiba laptop and have wireless (intel 3945) up and running. Man, do I feel like a total geek!

I now have to figure out how to install fluxbox and I will be one happy camper. I have read every manpage I can find in regards to desktops environment but am unable to find any that detail the installation of any desktop.

If any one can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. I am willing to read :0 )

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If any one can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.
Section 15 of the FAQ can your friend. This covers third party applications modified, vetted, & sanctioned by the OpenBSD project.
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I think you will also find FAQ 11.5
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq11.html#StartingX
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@ocicat,

I have followed your advice and read section 15 and now have fluxbox, thunar and firefox35 up and running.Great!

I also ran fluxbox-generate_menu but it did not pick up firefox and enter it into the menu, any advice?

I did read fluxbox.README.OpenBSD file but did not see any reference to adding entries to the menu.

Also, if there are any extras you can recommend, pleaes do.

Thanks,

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I think you will find the menu generation will have worked, the next time you start fluxbox.
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@jggimi,

no go!

but i do love your livecd's thanks.

I will keep reading to see if i can find a solution.

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I also ran fluxbox-generate_menu but it did not pick up firefox and enter it into the menu, any advice?
It has been some time since I have run fluxbox as a window manager, but as I recall, look at ~/.fluxbox/menu. It is simply a text file which can be modified with an editor.

The following documentation published by the fluxbox community may be of some help:

http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docs/...nuedit.php#top
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There's a menu config file in ~/.fluxbox that allows you to set your preferred browser and terminal. You'll also notice that fluxbox-generate_menu doesn't pick up executables that start with capitalized names (i.e. SciTE) unless you do something like "ln -s /usr/local/bin/SciTE /usr/local/bin/scite" (it doesn't pick up firefox because it gets installed as firefox35, not simply firefox). It's annoying, but that's the only real annoyance I have with fluxbox (otherwise it's my preferred WM on all *nix machines I use).

Also, look into ~/.fluxbox/usermenu. It's exceptional useful, too.
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@ocicat & rocket357,

this is exactly what i needed to edit the menu files.
thanks to both of you

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