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04-21-2005, 09:59 AM
Hi all

I am running KDE at the moment, and I wanted to install Fluxbox to try that one out.

However, on running

code:./configure --with-kde

I get error towards the end:

checking for XOpenDisplay in -lX11... no
configure: error: Could not find XOpenDisplay in -lX11.

Any ideas what that would mean?

04-21-2005, 03:22 PM
Is there a special reason why you are compiling fluxbox from source code as opposed to just using the Debian package tools to install a compiled package? You shuold probably use the Debian package management system. First check to see if fluxbox is a supported Debian package. Visit http://packages.debian.org, plug in fluxbox and set the engine to search "any" distribution & "any" section. Then we get the results and find Debian has the latest version of fluxbox in both testing & unstable. (http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=fluxbox&searchon=names&subword=1&version=all&release=all)

Next update your system's package lists with apt-get update. Then install fluxbox with apt-get install fluxbox or you can use a GUI tools like synaptic.

I hope this helps.

04-21-2005, 03:54 PM
Not sure but are you compiling from a source or distro-based package?

For most recent package see: http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/

04-21-2005, 03:59 PM
I am compiling from source becuase I thought I had to add the --with-kde switch to enabke support for KDE apps...is this not the case? Will the debian package do this as well?

04-22-2005, 04:42 AM
Upon reading about window managers for a long time yesterday, I think KDE programs will work with anything. The only reason they have KDE in their name is because they're included with KDE. Besides configuration tools, most apps should work in fluxbox. Get the debian package. So much easier.

04-22-2005, 08:54 AM
Thank you all! Debian package it is!!