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Old 05-16-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Wallpaper change via command line ?

Running Slax live CD 5.1.8. I login into runlevel 3 and have to start the fluxbox window manager via the flux command. Now which file do I need to edit to change from the default fluxbox background wallpaper to one of my choice ? I want to perform the operation before starting fluxbox and not from within an xterm when fluxbox is running. I am intrigued to know in which file / script the reference to the default flux wallpaper ( slax-wallpaper.jpg) is kept.

Old 05-16-2007, 01:34 PM   #2
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So are you wanting to run
fbsetbg /path/to/wallpaper? Why not just put that in your login script?

Here is a good guide for Gentoo.

Hope it helps at least a little.
Old 05-16-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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Thanks lord-fu,

I edited the "startup" file in the .fluxbox directory and deleted the line :
qiv -x /path/to/wallpaper/wallpaper.jpg
replacing it with

 fbsetbg -f /path/to/mypaper/paper.jpg
It is useful as I can save the changes to a file so do not have fiddle about with reconfiguration each time I run the live CD.


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