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How to switch from KDE 4 to Fluxbox on Backtrack 5?

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Old 20-06-2011
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How to switch from KDE 4 to Fluxbox on Backtrack 5?
  

It is said on this website you can choose from Kd4 or flux box, but I did not find a way to change them, even though I searched everywhere. I had the opportunity to switch to flux box Backtrack 4 easily in backtrack 4 R2 with a tool known as dragon just want to know how o this in backtrack 5.if there is substitute steps obtainable than also post your solution. If anybody knows how to make this possible, reply to this thread.

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Re: How to switch from KDE 4 to Fluxbox on Backtrack 5?

I recently download backtrack 5. I want to switch from kde to flusbox on backtrack 5. I recently found these steps on internet
1. apt-get installs fluxbox
2. echo exec startfluxbox > ~/.xinitrc
3. Restart
Hope this instructor works for you
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Re: How to switch from KDE 4 to Fluxbox on Backtrack 5?

If you do an 'apt-get install fluxbox' it will not preserve the menus, etc. However, you still can use dragon:
Code:
~# apt-get install backtrack-dragon
~# /pentest/miscellaneous/utils/dragon/dragon
dragon >> desktop fluxbox
dragon >> quit
These resolve your installed fluxbox and add it into your .xinitrc file.
Choice is of the following:

Code:
~# apt-get install flux-for-back
~# echo exec /usr/bin/startfluxbox > ~/.xinitrc
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Re: How to switch from KDE 4 to Fluxbox on Backtrack 5?

Remember that if you use dragon and you have installed gnome version of backtrack 5 to switch back from fluxbox to gnome DE you should edit .xinit manually. Actually I?m not in mind set so I don?t know the how to switch from kde to fluxbox in backtrack 5.Anyone who clear my doubt. Above steps are really helpful to switch one to another state. but I have heard it is use to switch from gnome mode to fluxbox Mode.
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Re: How to switch from KDE 4 to Fluxbox on Backtrack 5?

Firstly I tried to tell you I have downloaded backtrack 5 and installed it on my system. now I want to switch from kde to fluxbox on backtrack 5.i found two commands which are used for changing from kde to fluxbox .you can use anyone of them but the result will be the same.Baiscally its comes to you whether u have to use dragon or not. If you want to install standard flux box you will not get backtrack menu u need to create to one. so always use either of them.
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