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Old 03-26-2004, 10:50 PM   #1
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IceWM won't set background


Okay, all of a sudden (just came back from a reboot from Windows, needed my IIDX fix) IceWM refuses to set a background. I used to do everything manually, until I ran across icebgset. I've been using that, and while it is rather quirky, it always did manage to get the job done. But for some reason, that and setting it manually in my ~/.icewm/preferences file does absolutely nothing. All I get is an awful blaxck & white checkerboard background that hurts my eyes >_<. I do have icewmbg running before icewm (it starts before it in my ~/.xinitrc file), and it worked _perfectly_ before I rebooted. Came back into Linux, and it just decided to not put my nice pretty background up. I'm running the latest stable version of IceWM, any ideas?

Code:
#  Desktop background image
DesktopBackgroundImage="/home/ynadji/backgrounds/g2arts_outer_wall01.jpg"
I'm pretty sure that is accurate notation in the config files, if I'm wrong that could be the problem, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.

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Old 03-26-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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Okay, I managed to fix my problem. By putting my background images into the .icewm directory, and, after changing the the background, then change the theme, the background seems to stay. Don't really understand why I needed to do that, but incase someone else has a similar problem, that's how I fixed it.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot! This worked for me too. Who knows why it worked, but it did, so I'm happy with that explanation for right now. Cool name, the street I live on is called Onizuka! Yours is a reference to some show though, right?
 
Old 07-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot! This worked for me too. Who knows why it worked, but it did, so I'm happy with that explanation for right now. Cool name, the street I live on is called Onizuka! Yours is a reference to some show though, right?
Yeah, that's right. Glad I solved your problem 4 years ago :P.
 
  


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