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Old 06-21-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
rickenbacherus
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Location: colorado springs. colorado
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Icewm doesn't set background


According to the docs icewmbg needs to be ran before icewm gets started but from where? I'm using xdm and it apparemtly doesn't care about what .xinitrc has to say.

I should add that this is on Debian SID and on previous installs of icewm I haven't had such troubles.

TIA

Last edited by rickenbacherus; 06-21-2004 at 04:55 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 05:11 PM   #2
rickenbacherus
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Solved. Seems Debian sets up several symlinks to get icewm started so I simply removed one and created ~/.xsession

Code:
# ls -al /usr/bin/x-window-manager
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           34 Dec 29  1999 /usr/bin/x-window-manager -> /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager
root@bob:/home/chris# ls -al /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 Jun 21 14:57 /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager -> /usr/bin/icewm
Code:
rm -rf /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager
touch .xsession

Add the following:
icewmbg&
/usr/bin/icewm
 
  


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