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Old 03-05-2004, 06:26 PM   #1
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Changing backgrounds on fluxbox?


heya guys, i have a semi barebones install of woodie upgradded to sarge.

i use a compiled version of fluxbox (the most recent dev version)

when i un tat/gz a user theme to the ~/.fluxbox folder the themes will make a "styles" folder (givin its the fiorst theme installed and the folder isnt there) and places the theme file in there, and it creates if applicable extra folders in ~/.fluxbox/ for any extra files, pictures it requires.

all user themes work fine, but i cant get a background to work :/ they just display the same background color that the default theme before it had,a nd when u reload X it just displays that weird gray thatch patters thats defaut to X (there is even a default Fluxbox theme like this, called blueFlux)

i dont knw how to change the background in a way that works, i have the folder called backgrounds inside the ~/.fluxbox folder
i have the line in the theme file that points to it also:

"rootCommand: bsetbg -f ~/.fluxbox/backgrounds/glass.jpg"

(glass.jpg is the themes default BG for example)

that just doesnt work at all :/ jsut displays that default gray BG



anyone know how to get a BG to work under those conditions?
what commands/extra software i need to get it to work?

thanks guys

-Krause

[edit]
not shure if it makes a diff, but i dont use gnome or kde, just fluxbox running with XDM )
and the default themes all seem to use the "bsetroot" command instead, and use it with a RGB setting"

Last edited by Zaskar; 03-05-2004 at 06:33 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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Add a line like this to your ~/.fluxbox/init file:

session.screen0.rootCommand: bsetbg -f ~/backgrounds/zimdib_dark.png

* taken from fluxbox documentation

HTH
 
Old 03-05-2004, 06:46 PM   #3
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ahh ok, ive been messing with the .fluxbox init, bsetroot works fine, but i cant get any bsetbg to work, is it possible with a bare bones install, im missing something that bsetbg needs to run?

thanks

-Krause
 
Old 03-05-2004, 07:11 PM   #4
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rofl, i dont think i even have bsetbg, i never thought of this, but is it possible its not installed? typing "bsetroot" in xterm gives me options, but "bsetbg" says command not found.

-Krause

[EDIT]
yup, i dont have it :/
anyone know a soloution i could use? i cant seem to find a dl for bsetbg. (maby its some depandencie problem?)

thanks guys

-Krause

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Old 03-05-2004, 08:55 PM   #5
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Try using fbsetbg instead of just bsetbg.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:40 AM   #6
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cool, i just uninstalled and installed the newest cvs dev version, it came with fbsetbg, and seemingly a few other features.

thanks guys

-Krause
 
  


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