i have tried both the my own compiled CVS version and the fluxbox-devel package from unstable and they both crash when i click exit on the menu and the cpu maxes out. this has not been happening until today. i upgraded to xorg and several other big libs so i'm not sure if it may be related???
I am using the cvs from flux.org with no problems. It exits correctly. They did an update yesterday.
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something must be making fluxbox hang if both the CVS and AL version are doing it. any suggestions?
i have tried starting X with fluxbox as the only app running but it stilll hangs at exit
In the cvs and devel version of fluxbox, if you "exit" through a menu, your X will freeze. Here's you solution: ALT-CTRL-BKSPACE.
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There is another thread on this
Here is the solution. In your $HOME/.fluxbox/init change
This fixes the problem.
Only a few people are having the problem, so the developer is having trouble fixing it as he can't reproduce it on his machines.
It's always good to do a search on the forums before posting the problem.
As I said, it only seems to hit some people--note that one of the posters here hasn't had the problem.
scottro - i always search the boards before i post and as a moderator of the VL forum myself I completely appreciate the importance of doing so.
and i'd like to add that another thing i appreciate as a mod is well-titled threads that remain on topic, i dunno how many times i tell our board users how important it is for people to be able to find what they need using the search. "fluxbox-devel 0.9.9 question" does not cut the mustard with me and i reserve the right to have missed it in my search
I also have this problem (and it is a specifc Arch Linux problem as it works perfectly well on lfs/gentoo/fedora/suse/etc).
I appreciate the 'fix' posted above by scottro but it's a work around that reduces the effectiveness of one of the main reasons I use fluxbox, i.e. the slit.
Hiding it is not an option as I have things there that I need to keep an eye on all the time. Does anyone have a solution that does not involve actually removing the fully working functions of fluxbox such as a constantly viewable slit or the exit command?
Also, is there any information the devs need from those of us who do have this problem?
I see there is more on this on the fluxbox-devel thread. I'll put anything else in that thread.
Still no solution though
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Heh, you're a Vector mod? I like Vector actually, play with it sometimes, but these days don't have time.
As I posted on the other thread as well, the developer has modified the PKGBUILD to fix the problem--however, he's doing it by autohiding the slit)
This will, at least, work for those who don't need the slit always showing.
Also, he's finally gotten a box where he can reproduce the problem--so help is on the way.