Slow fluxbox - a fix (involves a recompile)
fmccormick at videotron.ca
Wed Jun 22 14:42:08 UTC 2005
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 14:28:16 +1000
Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Jun 2005 22:43:40 -0400
> Frank McCormick <fmccormick at videotron.ca> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > Trying out a few new window managers...and ran into a problem with
> > Fluxbox. It takes a full 30 secs to load the desktop, which is
> > pretty plain and simple. Reloads from the menu take the same time
> > and changing themes (which flux calls "styles") take almost as long.
> > I used Fluxbox and Blackbox on other distros a couple of years back
> > and they never took that long to do anything.
> hi Frank: from an earlier post....
> On Tue, 24 May 2005 16:33:34 +0300
> Amichai Teumim <amichai.teumim at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > Hi guys
> > This is regarding fluxbox
> > "if its not too much trouble - please mail the maintainer of the
> > package and tell him to --disable-xmb so that this problem is fixed
> > once and for all. your not the first person that has this problem"
> > "its something about the font server being flooded with queries."
> My delighted reply was: (!)
> This is the answer! Thanks for the info!
> I just recompiled fluxbox thus: (including what you should need to
> make it work)
> 1. sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall #(I already
> had these, but in case you don't) 2. sudo apt-get install xlibs-dev
> #(you'll need this or it won't compile)
> 3. Get the source tarball and tar xvjf <fluxbox-tarball-of-choice>
> [edit: if it's a tar.bz2 ; tar xvzf for tar.gz] 4. cd to the
> directory created 5. ./configure --enable-kde --enable-gnome
> --disable-xmb (note the --disable-xmb!) 6. make
> 7. sudo checkinstall
> (optional, instead of "sudo make install", but makes it easier to
> uninstall and so on)
> This should build a package for you and install the fluxbox binary in
> /usr/local/bin If you make a ~/.xsession file for it you should now be
> able to start it from the Default session in GDM.
> Flux now starts for me in seconds, and no longer eats my cpu for
> breakfast when I try to change themes... ;-)
> Hope this helps someone...
> the answer is the --disable-xmb option in the configure step, as
> above. My Fluxbox now is its usual snappy self! I actually did mail
> the maintainer- but maybe we have to wait for Breezy for an Ubuntu
Great!. Just what the doctor ordered :) Now, does anyone know how to
put Flux as an option in the GDM menu. Since I removed the Ubuntu
version it's no longer part the GDM menu.
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