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Old 12-02-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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Angry fluxbox wallpaper not setting


I am having problems with getting a wallpaper to start up with fluxbox. I have talked to a few people and have looked on the net and in the forums, and try ideas, but nothing works. The solution might be somewhere out there, but I cannot seem to fall upon the answer. Here's a couple configs i am using.

~/.fluxbox/init contains this:

session.screen0.rootCommand: fbsetbg -f /home/lcraig/save/backgrounds/depths.png

(first line of code in file)


also:

~/.xinitrc contains this:

fbsetbg -f /home/lcraig/save/backgrounds/depths.png


I have tried switching the file from jpg to png because many examples use png. This did not help at all.

I also tried using wmsetbg in .xinitrc, it is commented out because it too did not work...

#wmsetbg -a /home/lcraig/save/wallpaper/depths.jpg

I have been using linux for about a month and this is just really aggrivating. This is my first post on this forum, so if it isn't perfect sorry. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

One last thing... i run those commands from the terminal and it sets the wallpaper, it just won't set it on startup.

-larry

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Old 12-02-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
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and it works when you do that manually? (just checking you have fbsetbg installed, don't want to insult you but gotta check )
 
Old 12-02-2004, 03:11 PM   #3
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One last thing... i run those commands from the terminal and it sets the wallpaper, it just won't set it on startup.
yea, it's installed. I even saw someone tell someone else (some other forum) to use wmsetbg (or whatever) and i emerged window maker? or something just for that command. That didn't work either. I have both commands installed, and they both work when I do it manually. I can't figure it out
 
Old 12-02-2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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Been while since I used fluxbox.

I had

session.screen0.rootCommand: fbsetbg -l (in ~/.fluxbox/init)

and

DISPLAY=:0.0 fbsetbg -l (init ~/.xinitrc)

note: the -l switch means set last wallpaper.

It worked for me, hope it works for you !

Regards

Shmonkey
 
Old 12-02-2004, 03:38 PM   #5
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DISPLAY=:0.0 fbsetbg -l (init ~/.xinitrc)
you mean edit 'DISPLAY=0:0 fbsetbg -l' into ~/.xinitrc right?

well i just tried that. no luck.

may i ask what you're using now instead of fluxbox and why?
 
Old 12-02-2004, 06:19 PM   #6
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If you haven't already, try installing feh and see if it helps. fbsetbg automatically uses it and it's a much better wallpaper setter than the stock one. And yeah, I've got it working great, nothing relating to fbsetbg in ~/.xinitrc and in ~/.fluxbox/init I've got this

session.screen0.rootCommand: fbsetbg -l
 
Old 12-02-2004, 08:48 PM   #7
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Wink

i would have done it with ~/.xinitrc.

and fbsetbg is just a wrapper to background setters available on the system
 
Old 12-03-2004, 01:49 AM   #8
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Originally posted by orbish
you mean edit 'DISPLAY=0:0 fbsetbg -l' into ~/.xinitrc right?

well i just tried that. no luck.

may i ask what you're using now instead of fluxbox and why?
I am using Enlightenment at the moment, it's heavier then fluxbox but looks amazing (there are some really good themes available). You can also set the background by right clicking on the desktop .

I still think Fluxbox is a fine window manager though.

Regards

Shmonkey
 
Old 12-03-2004, 03:50 AM   #9
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basically when you start fluxbox what happens is you start an X server, do some other bits of setup and the final thing is to start the windowmanager, so if you edit the file with say:
fbsetbg -a <my piccy>&
and put that just before the line that calls the actualy window manager it should work.

At least this is how i did it, was quite a while ago now though
 
Old 12-03-2004, 08:15 AM   #10
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None of this worked, forget it.
 
  


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