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Old 11-20-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
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Fluxbox Questions


Hi,
I am running Fluxbox 0.9.10-r3 on my Gentoo system and was wondering two things. One, if i update Fluxbox over portage will I lose all my menu and startup settings? Another is that whenver I start Fluxbox with iDesk the icons look like this : screen
While After I refresh it the transparencies come out like they're supposed to :
screen1

Here is my .ideskrc: ideskrc

It is not imperative that I get and answer, but I was just wondering if this is a bug of some sort or something.

--Steve
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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Do you have the .fluxbox directory in you home directory? If not create one and copy all of the /usr/share/fluxbox/ init menu, etc. files except the style directory. This way you have you own init menu, etc. files.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
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Well, I think there's some bugs with IDesk, as when I used to run it, when an app was put over an icon and moved, there would be remnants of it over the icons.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:34 PM   #4
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Yes, there is a ~/.fluxbox directory and it works perfectly, so if i update all will still be there?

And the iDesk thing, I think it might have to do with shadows or something as it looks like its not transparent, but if i try chaging the Transparency or turn off shadows nothing happens it stays like that.

--Steve
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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Just checked website 0.6 is coming out maybe that will help.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:40 PM   #6
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Just to make sure about the .fluxbox thing, I think it'll probably still be there, but back it up to .fluxbox.old just incase, then copy it back over once you install.

And yes, IDesk 0.6 should do the trick, but who knows, maybe they haven't seen the bug, or it's a problem with something else on your system.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:44 PM   #7
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Ya, maybe something in Fluxbox?
Is there a way so that whenever I log in it automatically restarts iDesk after it starts?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 11:03 PM   #8
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here, put this at the end of your .xinitrc

startfluxbox & $WMPID
idesk
wait $WMPID

That ought to do it.

EDIT:
Sorry, forgot to ask, are you booting to the xdm/kdm/etc. runlevel (Straight to X for login)?
If so, the above won't work, and you should let me know,
then I'll send you something useful.

Last edited by MylesCLin; 11-20-2004 at 11:17 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 11:46 PM   #9
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I am booting into GDM, tho now that I have a cool bootsplash (Catherine Zeta-Jones ;-) ) I might try that. But can you give me the infor for GDM anyway so that I can use it if i switch back.

--Steve
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:24 AM   #10
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OK, I seem to have done it. It seems that since iDesk was being loaded before my background was set and the default is gray the icons were being set to gray transparency and never changed. So if you change your background in ~/.fluxbox/startup before loading idesk lower in the file, instead of edit .xinitrc or the Style file. So that seems to solve it. No more grey icons. Yay!

--Steve

Wow I can rhyme (Style file)!
 
  


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