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but that's the thing. someone once told me to do that. and i did. i put it in several different styles, and neither of them did anything. now, i don't think i mentioned this, but i installed fluxbox from src. i'm using RH8. so, i'm thinking, is there something else, mabe a background manager, or something else that needs to be installed or running when flux is running? i'll try what u told me to try one more time, when i get to school
, and i'll see what happens. thnx
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see what background utility you use in the flux installation directory. (something like bgsetroot, fbsetroot... then type that command with the --help parameter to see how you should format the command.
bsetbg: error: tried to run 'wmsetbg -backdrop -window root' for default argument,
bsetbg: but couldnt find 'wmsetbg' in the path! please fix the following
bsetbg: line in /home/politisj/.fluxbox/bsetbg to point to an existing application:
bsetbg: DEFAULT="wmsetbg -backdrop -window root"
[politisj@localhost backgrounds]$ wmsetbg
bash: wmsetbg: command not found
[politisj@localhost backgrounds]$ wmsetbg --help
bash: wmsetbg: command not found
i ran this at prompt to see what msgs it would give me. so basicly, i am missing wmsetbg? or is this completely irrevelant to what we are doing? thnx
srry, ignore last post. i was looking trhough my bsetbg file and realized that whole wmsetbg portion was what was entered in by me. i commented it out, and started using the display portion. thnx guys, sorry to bother u like this
ok...i'm realy confused now. it worked for one of the styles...and put the same exact line in a few other styles, and those didn't work...i'm realy confused. not only that, but with the one that DID work, the transparency in my terms didn't show the background, but instead used the original color of the style i'm using...grrrrrrrrrrrr, this is so fustraing.
i also noticed this. In a style I created from scratch, in info it says, type: application/x-executable
the rest are all type, text/plain
i'm sorry, i just realy don't know what to think of this. i just keep testing things, changing things, and can't seem to manage to make things happen.
#1. Run 'fbsetbg -i' and paste results. Its just a wrapper that chooses the best app to set the root background that you have installed. It goes down a list looking for the best way it can find. The website linked has info on that.
#2. Your home dir has a .fluxbox folder. Inside is 'init'. This file says where everything you use is such as your 'key' file (storing keybinds), 'menu' file storing your menu, and others are. Whether your using the system versions, or ones in your ~/.fluxbox dir. Make sure in your HOME dir's init that it points to the proper locations your expecting them to. And make sure your changing the right files as well.
aha...i should have paid attention the first time to realise that fbsetbg was a link to more instructions. i will get to that as soon as possible. but right now, i found out why the background command wasn't working....i was entering it at the top of the files....if i would have gone all the way to the bottom, i would have seen the original command for the background color, DUH!!!
so, i guess now i just need to understand why my terms aren't showing my background image when they are transparent, instead of the background color. is there another setting besides bsetbg -f that i need to use? thnx
You can get the newest fluxbox from CVS which includes MANY updates and features. I would also recommend installing feh or chbg. Fbsetbg is a wrapper for these programs and will choose the best one you have installed, and will tell you any probs you may have if you DONT use feh/chbg/etc. If you do this you WILL have success installing flux. So to review:
1. Remove your current install and download the CVS version.
2. Install it (if make fails try ./configure --disable-nls and re-make).
3. Install 'chbg', or 'feh'. These programs will not be directly used. You will use the wrapper program Fbsetbg that is automatically installed when you use the 'dev' CVS version of Fluxbox.
4. Do 'fbsetbg -i' and make sure it shows a valid background setter. Mine, for instance is:
calvin@bravo:~$ fbsetbg -i
chbg supports all features but it doesn't report errors. I reported this bug to the chbg developers.
If you use another method such as 'feh', then you will see a statement to that effect.
5. a. Modify ~/.fluxbox/init to make a GLOBAL wallpaper that ignores any style-set backgrounds...
5. b. Modify the style config to make per-style wallpapers.
6. Check the files in "~/.fluxbox" (such as 'init', 'keys', etc) and make sure the paths are right etc.
You do not use 'chbg' or 'feh' directly. And you do not use 'bsetbg' anymore ever.
EDIT: Remember, you should be able to do this at command line, such as:
i have the version u are talking about. but, is it absolutly necessary that i recompile it? is there a way i can upgrade it? i'm just afraid that i'll lose most of my settings. and how about my session manager? will it still allow me to start flux, or will i have to re-edit that too? thnx