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J.Bakshi [j.bakshi at icmail.net]
Hello Ben and all,
I am now using icewm with idesk (Version: 0.7.5-4). My combination still missing the wallpaper. Everytime idesk reports
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [idesk] Background's file not found. [idesk] Background's source not found. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Though I have the proper path set there
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Background.Delay: 1 Background.Source: /home/joy/pics/Father Background.File: /home/joy/pics/Father/love.jpg Background.Mode: Center Background.Color: #FFFFFF ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have even checked those image in kde and the image folder as the source of slideshow in kde. Everything running well. Don't know why idesk gives the error. Background color is blue which is provided by icewm !!!
Any clue ?
Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]
On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 03:56:55PM +0530, J.Bakshi wrote:
> Hello Ben and all, > > I am now using icewm with idesk (Version: 0.7.5-4). My combination still > missing the wallpaper. Everytime idesk reports > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > [idesk] Background's file not found. > [idesk] Background's source not found. > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > Though I have the proper path set there > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > Background.Delay: 1 > Background.Source: /home/joy/pics/Father > Background.File: /home/joy/pics/Father/love.jpg > Background.Mode: Center > Background.Color: #FFFFFF > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > I have even checked those image in kde and the image folder as the source of > slideshow in kde. Everything running well. Don't know why idesk gives the > error. Background color is blue which is provided by icewm !!! > > Any clue ?
Well, you've done two conflicting things here: you've told idesk to use a directory for a random image (and to flip that image every minute) and you've told it to use a fixed image, too. You should probably pick one of the two, although idesk probably has a standard way of choosing one.
Since the background color is coming from IceWM, I suspect that idesk's background is being overwritten by the window manager - a common occurrence, actually, according to the idesk documentation. From /usr/share/idesk/dot.xsession:
# sample .xsession file # start idesk (we need the sleep because fluxbox will overpaint the # idesk with the rootCommand (sleep 2; idesk &) & # start fluxbox exec fluxbox exit $?
I suspect that the way you're starting these two leads to exactly that problem - and I suggest you resolve it as shown above (assuming you're using ~/.xsession or ~/.xinitrc.) If you're not, then you can start it in just the way I described it in a 2-cent tip here a couple of days ago: put a line that says 'idesk &' in your ~/.icewm/startup file and make sure that it's executable. You might, just for safety's sake, try '(sleep 2; idesk &) &' instead of just 'idesk &'; this will result in a 2-second delay before idesk starts up, but it will ensure the order in which IceWM and idesk run.
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