Plot x-axis with log scale

I have two small questions related to plotting using the gr backend. How does one plot any plot so that the x-axis scale is log10, but that the numbers on the ticks are not 10-base exponents (i.e 1, 10 and 100 instead of 10⁰ 10¹ and 10²).

using StatsPlots, making a boxplot with xaxis=:log10 the box widths are also changed in scale so that ones closer to zero are narrower than those that are further away. How can I avoid this?