I had no sound with fluxbox in the speakers. This was a good thing. This has given me the opportunity of rediscovering the text GUI for alsamixer.
Definitively I like text GUI they are clever and conceptually more challenging to create than the graphical GUI.
I think that an only-text environment is the final step in the evolution of GUI for power users. Screen multiplexer, emacs -nw, miriads of keybindings for the windowmanager. If I ever remember again how to copy paste between virtual displays I will start to use runlevel 3 again and achieve the nirvana ;-).