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Old 10-25-2002, 07:39 PM   #1
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Configuring blackbox


How do you configure these aspect of blackbox:

1. Font size in the menus
2. In Window Maker, I had all the same menu items that I had in gnome, where did they go in blackbox?
3. How do I edit what menu items appear in the blackbox menu?
4. Why is it that when I use the terminal and give a command (i.e. opera &) and then I type exit, the application exits as well. What gives?
5. Finally, how do I change the wallpaper in Blackbox.

Thanks guys!
 
Old 10-26-2002, 12:41 AM   #2
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For 1 through 3 and 5 take a look at ~/.blackbox/menu
as for 4 - it shouldn't be happening on a normal setup, you are starting an application within a shell, so its parent process is the shell, and whenver the shell exits the child process is orphan (has no parent), in such a situation init process (PID 1) should become the parent of the orphan, open up anotehr term and type
ps -ef
start the opera in the original term and send it to background by appending &
type ps -ef again, exit the shell where you started application (opera) and type ps -ef again in the other term you'll see that the parent PID will change to 1, and whatever is happening on your system might be a misconfiguration, if you start another app besides opera does the same happen?
 
Old 10-26-2002, 08:44 AM   #3
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for all users there's a file called blackbox-menu
do a locate on that..
it might be in /etc/X11/blackbox , maybe somewhere else
 
Old 10-26-2002, 03:55 PM   #4
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thanks neo but I decided to go back to window maker. i like the feel that window maker has a lot better. the only thing is miss is a good file manager. i knoe nautilus works under WM but it starts the gnome environment. i have tried to configure kruiser but it keeps telling me that i don't have the right Qt installed, i have the highest version available installed. any ideas or any other file managers out there that are like nautilus without having to run the gnome environment?
 
Old 10-26-2002, 04:03 PM   #5
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"as for 4 - it shouldn't be happening on a normal setup"

huh? yes it should, closing a terminal will send a SIGHUP to all the children it has spawned... that's perfectly normal AFAIK.

WindowMaker??? ick!! stick with blackbox.. it's so so so so so much better.
 
Old 10-26-2002, 07:34 PM   #6
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why is blackbox better than window maker? I would use blackbox but there are mainly two things holding me back:

1. In WM, my menu items are the same as they were in gnome. How do I get this in blackbox? BTW, the have MDK 9.0

2. How do I increase the font size in BB's menu's and window titles?

thanks
 
Old 10-26-2002, 08:58 PM   #7
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Also, is there a way to import the menu file from WM to BB? It would be much easier that way.
 
Old 10-26-2002, 09:41 PM   #8
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Try this little app called genmenu from my post in general http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...733#post160733
 
Old 10-26-2002, 09:59 PM   #9
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Hey man, that worked pretty good! All I need now is to create a menu for my open office stuff. Where is the executable script for OpenOffice?
 
Old 10-26-2002, 11:00 PM   #10
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it should be soffice, look it up with find
find / -type f -name soffice -print
on my system it is under ~/OpenOffice.org1.0.1/soffice
I am sure it differs from setup to setup
 
  


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