Thursday, August 5, 2010

Setting up Fluxbox in BT4 R1

So this guide is for those that choose to upgrade from BackTrack 4 final to the R1.
This does not really apply if you are downloading the R1.iso. Please keep in mind that this is this a new release and there may be bugs (please report them)! This post will also assume you have backtrack-dragon installed. You can use this to setup the rest.
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root@bt:~# apt-get install backrack-dragon
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Once this finishes run dragon, select desktop and finally desktop fluxbox

From Fluxbox setup BT4 R1


Once this finishes then you need to run flux-for-back
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root@bt:~# flux-for-back
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From Fluxbox setup BT4 R1


You will see several options to choose from. We are concerned with the -s option so
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root@bt:~# flux-for-back -s
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From Fluxbox setup BT4 R1


This will bring us a bunch of new choices. In order to build the menu choose either 1 or 2 based on if you want the icons.
Depending on your setup this may take a bit of time. Mine took about 6 or 7 minutes.
Once it is finished it will exit the script and return you to the prompt. At this point you can consider yourself done.
So now you should have the pretty new menu setup for BT
Looking like this.
From Fluxbox setup BT4 R1


At this point you can exit the script. If you want to change the background then you can use the new menu right click by the way is how to access it. So right click and select "flux menu" at the bottom. Then "Backgrounds" "Set BackTrack default Background".

From Fluxbox setup BT4 R1


To change the style to a BT one select "flux menu" then "Styles" "Fluxbox BackTrack Styles"
From Fluxbox setup BT4 R1


Then select one of the 3 choices from the following:
"Centurion_BackTrack_blue, Centurion_BackTrack_red, and flux_bactrack_eeepc"

This last image show the red theme.
From Fluxbox setup BT4 R1




So that's pretty much it. Now you have a new light weight window manager.
Remember that there may be bugs in these new tools so please be patient and report them if you do find them.

Have fun.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Helpfull.
Tank you.

registered_jack said...

Helpful even with two l's is an understatement. Brillliant,thank you.

nada said...

didn't work...
when i type >>flux-for-back
error message appear : TRY HARDER

help please....

Anonymous said...

@ nada
close dragon first... (Ctrl-C)

Mafaioz said...

after flux-for-back -s and hit 2 it states please wait... and exits of it selfs..halp? :P

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Try harder after setting up desktop fluxbox leaves me in dragon and ctrl c does not clear dragon from the TRY HARDER message maybe cause I'm in virtual box, and other commands or hotkey combo do the same to get out of TRYHARDER >> dragon?

Archangel Amael said...

No it's because you didn't follow the guide. It plainly says once you are done to type quit. So Try Harder!