How To Install fluxbox on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install fluxbox on Kali Linux. fluxbox is Highly configurable and low resource X11 Window manager

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install fluxbox on Kali Linux.

What is fluxbox

Fairly similar to blackbox, from which it is derived, but has been extended with features such as pwm-style window tabs, configurable key bindings, toolbar, and an iconbar. It also includes some cosmetic fixes over blackbox.

This package contains support for GNOME and KDE.

There are three ways to install fluxbox on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install fluxbox Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install fluxbox using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install fluxbox

Install fluxbox Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install fluxbox using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install fluxbox

Install fluxbox Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install fluxbox using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fluxbox

How To Uninstall fluxbox on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the fluxbox package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove fluxbox

Uninstall fluxbox And Its Dependencies

To uninstall fluxbox and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fluxbox

Remove fluxbox Configurations and Data

To remove fluxbox configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge fluxbox

Remove fluxbox configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove fluxbox configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fluxbox

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install fluxbox using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.