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Old 10-25-2003, 09:02 AM   #1531
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i wish i could post my screenshot , but we in the college have windows machines (with net connection)

hope my day will come soon :-(
why not put the screen shot on floppy and post using the windows box's.


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Please tell me what you have to do to get a desktop bg on fluxbox! I did exactly what was written about it on their homepage and can't make it work. I downloaded bbrb which works great with blackbox. I did what they said to make it work with Fluxbox and I still can't get a desktop image! If it were'nt for this one thing, I'd like it too, (but never better than IceWM! )

..oh and nice screen by the way!
are you meaning to say that you can not put a wallpaper on your background?? do you know where your styles are? if not then look here
~/.fluxbox/styles/
there may or may not be a list of files there. there may not even be a styles folder depending on how new your flux install is. what you can do is move your BB styles over here and make sure that you convert them for fluxbox (that is open one of the styles and look for a line that reads
rootCommand: bsetbg (or bsetroot) bsetroot/bsetbg is the command to place the wallpaper that you want. you can read up on it using man bset*

if you need more help take it out of the thread an you can pm me.

Last edited by joesbox; 10-25-2003 at 09:04 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 09:28 AM   #1532
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Originally posted by Dapper Dan
Please tell me what you have to do to get a desktop bg on fluxbox! I did exactly what was written about it on their homepage and can't make it work. I downloaded bbrb which works great with blackbox. I did what they said to make it work with Fluxbox and I still can't get a desktop image! If it were'nt for this one thing, I'd like it too, (but never better than IceWM! )

..oh and nice screen by the way!
Thanks

All I did, was add this line to my .fluxbox/init file:
session.screen0.rootCommand: wmsetbg -f ~/custom_shit/screenshot-00

The end of the line is the path to the image I want to use.

*edit: This method will override any style. Meaning, if you use a style that commands a certain background, but you want a different image, this is the way to do it.

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Old 10-25-2003, 10:38 AM   #1533
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or you can edit the style to point to the image that you want.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 02:08 PM   #1534
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This is NUTS! None of the above will work although they should! I even uninstalled and re installed and nothing. I edited style/currentstyle to point to a .jpg in my home directory and no bg. I edited init as suggested and no bg. I get "no wmbgset found." Is that a Slack thing? Here's what's wierd too: I can get bg no problem running flux as root, and can get bg in blackbox as root and user, but cannot get a bg up to save my life using flux as user. A permission problem? Where to look? I've edited my IceWM files for over a year to cusomize menu's and preferences, but this one's got me stumped!

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Old 10-25-2003, 02:12 PM   #1535
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Its "wmsetbg" not, wmbgset. Check your init file real quick.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 02:13 PM   #1536
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you can also issue the wmsetbg command from a terminal, like $ wmsetbg /files/pictures/wallpaper.jpg to test it.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 03:35 PM   #1537
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Originally posted by Crashed_Again
Nice one Dabria. So what exactly is this DropLine Gnome?
it's a gnome that's customized and packaged specifically for slackware.
http://www.dropline.net/gnome/

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Hi Dabria.
I wish I could see your screenshot but can't since you have it with Yahoo/Geocities. I tried this once before with them and it took a while for me to figure out that I could see my picture but no one else could..
it works if you copy and paste the link.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 05:39 PM   #1538
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http://angelfire.com/linux/777/images/screenshot.jpg
 
Old 10-26-2003, 12:35 AM   #1539
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Quote:
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Its "wmsetbg" not, wmbgset. Check your init file real quick.
I was using wmsetbg and it didn't work, nevertheless I figured it out. RedHat 9 is looking for xsetbg instead of wmsetbg to run the background. I changed it accordingly and I have BG!

Thanks everyone for taking time to try to help me! Your input kept me looking in the right directions!
 
Old 10-26-2003, 12:39 AM   #1540
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it works if you copy and paste the link.
Well how about that! I sure would have liked to have known that back when I was trying to keep picture files at Geocities! Thanks!
 
Old 10-26-2003, 04:52 AM   #1541
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really niceeee

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Originally posted by strestout1
well here's my mac/aquafied gnome desktop

RedHat 9, Gnome 2.4 Desktop from September


reallllyyyyy niceeeee oneeeee
 
Old 10-26-2003, 07:34 AM   #1542
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just wanted to throw in my 0.02 here and let all of the fluxxers out there know of this great style. it is called Meteosat Fluxbox and it is great. i am thinking of trying something like this for userfriendly.

Last edited by joesbox; 10-26-2003 at 09:26 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 07:58 PM   #1543
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Nice one Dabria. So what exactly is this DropLine Gnome?
Dropline is a distribution of GNOME designed specifically for Slackware Linux systems.

www.dropline.net
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:37 PM   #1544
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My Screenshot

http://www.covennex.com/~cristo/screen.jpg
 
Old 10-27-2003, 03:51 AM   #1545
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what backround is that Newton? thats awsome!
 
  


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