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Try a lighter desktop on your Ubuntu install

How to get Fluxbox
on your Ubuntu install


  • Current Ubuntu has an ‘ancient’ (Read: I MUST HAVE LATEST AND GREATEST) version of fluxbox
  • You need to install some extra tools (build-essential checkinstall xlibs-dev) for this howto. Checkinstall looks very useful for people who install
    from source then realize they need to erase it.
  • Do the ./configure; make dance from source but use checkinstall so
    you can erase it
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