Fluxbox with and without Debian menus
I installed Debian on my laptop a month ago, and I immediately put
fluxbox on it as 300MHz wouldn't be fast enough to run much else. B-)
In any case, I installed fluxbox, some debian menu stuff, and voila, I
have a working fluxbox with a menu that has a lot of my installed apps
So I go to my desktop, which is running KDE 2, and install fluxbox on
it. Interestingly enough, not only does it say "Blackbox" at the top of
the menu when I right click, but the Debian menu isn't there. I get
three options only, one of which is xterm, the other is restart. I can't
remember the third as I am using KDE right now.
I noticed that fluxbox didn't setup any menu or keys files whether in
.fluxbox or /etc/X11/fluxbox. My laptop on the other hand does have these.
Now I know I installed the Debian menu packages (and KDE 2 is using the
Debian menu mixed into the KDE menu), and there isn't anything installed
on my laptop that is not on my desktop.
The only real difference is that the apt sources are different. One uses
the default sources (http.us.debian.org) while my laptop uses the
sources of a university nearby.
Both are running stable.
Why would fluxbox be installed so inconsistently? Is it because KDE was
already on my system? Why would fluxbox call itself blackbox anyway? I
tried to look up info on this, but I think the problem is more about how
it got installed than how fluxbox menus work.
I just don't understand why the laptop had everything setup for it
immediately upon installation whereas my desktop seems to require manual