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Old 07-12-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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Setting Fluxbox Background

I added the following command to my ~/.fluxbox/init to have fbsetbg take care of the background setting:

session.screen0.rootCommand: fbsetbg -f ~/.fluxbox/backgrounds/SiamesicRobots1600.jpg
It does set the background, but I'm getting the following popup message every time I start Fluxbox:

fbsetbg: Something went wrong while setting the wallpaper.
Run 'xv -max -smooth -root -quit /home/me/.fluxbox/backgrounds/SiamesicRobots1600.jpg' from an xterm to find out what
So I pasted that command in the terminal and got the following:

me@laptop0:~$ xv -max -smooth -root -quit /home/me/.fluxbox/backgrounds/SiamesicRobots1600.jpg
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major Opcode:  4

How do I fix this?
Old 07-12-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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I don't set the background image there, I use ~/.fluxbox/overlay and set the background.pixmap property. There's some more info at, but I don't see any errors when it sets the background here.
Old 07-12-2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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The problem solved - I switched to wmsetbg.


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