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Old 12-10-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
Southpaw76
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How do I switch from Esetroot to feh???


Well, being that I have Eterm installed as well as other terminals, it appears as if Esetroot is my default wallpaper changer.
Code:
$ fbsetbg -i

Esetroot is a nice wallpapersetter. You won't have any problems.
...so I would like to change it so that "feh" would appear instead of Esetroot, I have checked the manpages and other posts but I can't seem to find the proper solution to this. Btw in case anybody is wondering, my wm is Fluxbox 8) .
 
Old 12-12-2005, 05:43 AM   #2
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Have you installed feh? I use Flux too and use feh to set the wallpaper - works great. Here is a link to a Wiki article I wrote about this: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Fluxbox#More_feh_goodies
 
Old 12-13-2005, 07:57 AM   #3
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Hello Sargek,
to answer your question, yes I installed feh quite some time ago and I believe that I have solved my problem, although I don't fully understand the solution. I appreciate you posting that link, however, as I have been using Gentoo for about a year now "gentoo-wiki" has been a site which I have frequently visited for information regarding gentoo. The solution in which I came up with sort of knocked out two birds with one stone. For instance, unlike the recommendation of some tutorials I chose to omit "fbsetbg -l" after the "rootCommand:" in the "~/.fluxbox/init" file. Instead I chose to apply this command:
Code:
wpsetters=feh fbsetbg /path/to/wallpaper.jpg
...followed by:
Code:
fbsetbg -f ~/.fluxbox/backgrounds/majesty.jpg
...which is the line I added to my ~/.flubox/startup file. I haven't had a problem since, however, and I'm not sure if it means anything or not but I thought that after entering the "wpsetters=feh" line that I would recieve a different output from this command "fbsetbg -i", but I'm still getting the "Esetroot is a nice wallpapersetter. etc..". Like I said before it might be meaningless, but I was wondering why it would still say that unless it was still using Esetroot?
 
Old 12-13-2005, 06:14 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Southpaw76
Hello Sargek,
to answer your question, yes I installed feh quite some time ago and I believe that I have solved my problem, although I don't fully understand the solution. I appreciate you posting that link, however, as I have been using Gentoo for about a year now "gentoo-wiki" has been a site which I have frequently visited for information regarding gentoo. The solution in which I came up with sort of knocked out two birds with one stone. For instance, unlike the recommendation of some tutorials I chose to omit "fbsetbg -l" after the "rootCommand:" in the "~/.fluxbox/init" file. Instead I chose to apply this command:
Code:
wpsetters=feh fbsetbg /path/to/wallpaper.jpg
...followed by:
Code:
fbsetbg -f ~/.fluxbox/backgrounds/majesty.jpg
...which is the line I added to my ~/.flubox/startup file. I haven't had a problem since, however, and I'm not sure if it means anything or not but I thought that after entering the "wpsetters=feh" line that I would recieve a different output from this command "fbsetbg -i", but I'm still getting the "Esetroot is a nice wallpapersetter. etc..". Like I said before it might be meaningless, but I was wondering why it would still say that unless it was still using Esetroot?
The only disadvantage to the way you are doing it, unless you don't perceive it to be a disadvantage, is having to change the init file when you want to change wallpaper. The wallpaper menu in Flux allows you choose them on the fly. No big deal - I code all day long so get lazy at home... Personal preference!
 
  


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