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Old 02-04-2002, 08:55 PM   #1
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blackbox menus

how do i make sure that an app say like "kedit" goes on a menu? how do i add it?
Old 02-04-2002, 11:17 PM   #2
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To find out the name of the menu file that you're using, type:

grep -i session.menuFile ~/.blackboxrc

That will return the path and filename that Blackbox is using. Open that file in an editor and read the syntax help at the top of the file (you should be able to figure out how to add an entry just by looking at what is already there).

If you want to use a GUI program to edit the menu, try bbconf. This tool can also edit styles and bind keystrokes to commands (with bbkeys ).

Old 02-04-2002, 11:53 PM   #3
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bbconf problems...

I downloaded bbconf to my tgz directory then tried to untar it

[root@chijtska tgz]# tar -xvzf bbconf*
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

have any idea what might have went wrong?

Old 02-05-2002, 12:43 AM   #4
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Sometimes the files are not gzipped. They are only tarred. Run file <filename> and see what it tells you the file is. If it is just a tar file, run tar -xvf <filename>.
Old 02-05-2002, 09:04 AM   #5
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Upon attept to run ./configure:

[root@chijtska bbconf-1.4]# ./configure
creating cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... yes
checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) is a cross-compiler... no
checking whether we are using GNU C... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for c++... no
checking for g++... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C++ compiler (gcc ) works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C++ compiler cannot create executables.

Now this time i know i have the gcc installed... what do i probably need to do?
Old 02-05-2002, 06:31 PM   #6
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You could also try genmenu , it automatically generates a blackbox or windowmaker or enlightenment menu with the apps you already have installed.

I discovered a couple apps that didn't even know to have!



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