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Old 05-08-2003, 01:53 PM   #1
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Question Fluxbox Backgrounds

I finally got my backgrounds to display with newly downloaded theme for Fluxbox. As I understand it, you have to edit the styles file to make sure you have the right path for the background image. The 3 commands that I became familiar with were bsetbg, xsetbg, and Esetroot (never could execute). bsetbg would never bring up the background image! xsetbg was the only one that would bring up the image. The paths were set the same for both commands in the styles file. What the heck is the difference and why does only one work???


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bsetbg looks for xsetbg and other image disp. progs and xsetbg looks for xloadimages actualy they are the same if theme not working edit .fluxbox/init file and add xsetbg path/to/image in the rootcommand section. and be sure in the theme file peth is correct and if xsetbg works just use it i use it here is the exeample.

at the bottom of the style this line load s the image
rootCommand: xsetbg ~/.fluxbox/backgroung/image.jpg
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So basically bsetbg looks at xsetbg for config info?? Does that mean there is a broken link somewhere between bsetbg and xsetbg??? I can use bsetbg -f /path/image.jpg to change the background at anytime. Seem strange that the bsetbg command won't work within the styles file.
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when you first run bsetbg it creates a file that is locate in .fluxbox/bsetbg delete it run it again it will search your disk for image progs and recreate the config file you should then ok with bsetbg
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I haven't been toying with styles, using Clean
by default :} and to modify my background call
bsetbg /path/to/my_image.jpg
from .xsession...

However, from my understanding your approach
should be working.
grep bsetbg /usr/local/share/fluxbox/style/*
shows that it's being used (just for solid colour,
but hey!) in two styles ....

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you (probably) never got Esetroot to work properly because it comes with enlightenment. If you install eterm it should install Esetroot also.


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