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Thread: Fluxbox fbdesk issue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Default Fluxbox fbdesk issue


    I am having trouble with Fluxbox desktop icons.

    I have the following system:

    openSUSE 12.1
    GNOME 3.2.1 (I don't use this but I have it installed)
    XFCE 4.8 (I use this)
    Fluxbox 1.3.2 (I use this)

    I installed fbdesk to get desktop icons. I configured the init file and and fbdesk icon file. The problem is that I am unable to see the desktop icons. Sometimes I see them but that happens randomly. It seems that that fbdesk is somehow being ignored. Also when I "Restart" fluxbox from the right-click menu, I lose the desktop background. The following are the details for fluxbox config:

    ~/.fluxbox/$ cat init
    session.screen0.tabs.usePixmap:	true
    session.screen0.tabs.maxOver:	false
    session.screen0.tabs.intitlebar:	true
    session.screen0.slit.placement:	RightBottom
    session.screen0.slit.onhead:	0
    session.screen0.slit.acceptKdeDockapps:	true
    session.screen0.slit.alpha:	255
    session.screen0.slit.maxOver:	false
    session.screen0.slit.layer:	Dock
    session.screen0.slit.autoHide:	false
    session.screen0.iconbar.mode:	{static groups} (workspace)
    session.screen0.iconbar.iconWidth:	128
    session.screen0.iconbar.iconTextPadding:	10
    session.screen0.iconbar.usePixmap:	true
    session.screen0.iconbar.alignment:	Relative	TopLeft	64	255
    session.screen0.clientMenu.usePixmap:	true
    session.screen0.toolbar.widthPercent:	100
    session.screen0.toolbar.onhead:	1
    session.screen0.toolbar.alpha:	255
    session.screen0.toolbar.maxOver:	false
    session.screen0.toolbar.visible:	true
    session.screen0.toolbar.placement:	BottomCenter	prevworkspace, workspacename, nextworkspace, iconbar, systemtray, clock
    session.screen0.toolbar.height:	0
    session.screen0.toolbar.layer:	Dock
    session.screen0.toolbar.autoHide:	false
    session.screen0.window.focus.alpha:	255
    session.screen0.window.unfocus.alpha:	255
    session.screen0.titlebar.left:	Stick
    session.screen0.titlebar.right:	Minimize Maximize Close
    session.screen0.autoRaise:	true
    session.screen0.workspaces:	3
    session.screen0.strftimeFormat:	%H:%M:%S
    session.screen0.rowPlacementDirection:	LeftToRight
    session.screen0.opaqueMove:	true
    session.screen0.clickRaises:	true
    session.screen0.maxIgnoreIncrement:	true
    session.screen0.defaultDeco:	NORMAL
    session.screen0.maxDisableMove:	false
    session.screen0.tabFocusModel:	ClickToTabFocus
    session.screen0.tooltipDelay:	500
    session.screen0.fullMaximization:	false
    session.screen0.workspaceNames:	1,2,3,4,
    session.screen0.noFocusWhileTypingDelay:	0
    session.screen0.showwindowposition:	false
    session.screen0.allowRemoteActions:	false
    session.screen0.demandsAttentionTimeout:	500
    session.screen0.workspacewarping:	true
    session.screen0.edgeSnapThreshold:	10
    session.screen0.focusModel:	ClickFocus
    session.screen0.maxDisableResize:	false
    session.screen0.menuDelay:	200
    session.screen0.windowMenu:	/home/jclawson/.fluxbox/windowmenu
    session.screen0.windowPlacement:	RowMinOverlapPlacement
    session.screen0.focusNewWindows:	true
    session.screen0.colPlacementDirection:	TopToBottom
    session.ignoreBorder:	false
    session.forcePseudoTransparency:	false
    session.colorsPerChannel:	4
    session.tabsAttachArea:	Window
    session.configVersion:	13
    session.doubleClickInterval:	250
    session.menuFile:	~/.fluxbox/menu
    session.tabPadding:	0
    session.cacheMax:	200
    session.autoRaiseDelay:	250
    session.slitlistFile:	/home/jclawson/.fluxbox/slitlist
    session.keyFile:	~/.fluxbox/keys
    session.styleFile:	/home/jclawson/.fluxbox/styles/bora_black_2
    session.appsFile:	/home/jclawson/.fluxbox/apps
    session.styleOverlay:	/home/jclawson/.fluxbox/overlay
    session.cacheLife:	5
    fbdesk.iconFile:	~/.fluxbox/fbdesk.icons
    fbdesk.font:	fixed
    fbdesk.lockPositions:	false
    fbdesk.doubleClickInterval:	200
    fbdesk.textPlacement:	Bottom
    fbdesk.snapY:	5
    fbdesk.snapX:	5
    fbdesk.textColor:	black
    fbdesk.textBackground:	white
    session.screen0.rootCommand: fbsetbg -c -r ~/wallpics/
    ~/.fluxbox/$ cat startup
    # fluxbox startup-script:
    # Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.
    # Change your keymap:
    xmodmap "/home/jclawson/.Xmodmap"
    # Applications you want to run with fluxbox.
    # unclutter -idle 2 &
    # wmnd &
    # wmsmixer -w &
    # idesk &
    xscreensaver &
    fbsetbg -c -r ~/wallpics/ &
    #exec fbdesk -rc ~/.fluxbox/init &
    #fbdesk -rc ~/.fluxbox/init &
    fbdesk &
    volumeicon &
    osmo &
    # And last but not least we start fluxbox.
    # Because it is the last app you have to run it with ''exec'' before it.
    exec fluxbox
    # or if you want to keep a log:
    # exec fluxbox -log "/home/jclawson/.fluxbox/log"

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

    The one, the only,
    Jake Clawson

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Earth - Denmark

    Default Re: Fluxbox fbdesk issue

    On 01/14/2012 09:16 AM, jakeclawson wrote:
    > Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

    [i've never used fluxbox/fbdesk (well maybe i have, but it was last
    century) so i have no input on, if there is a fluxbox/fbdesk
    in the house, please step up to the mic.]

    that said, i do know that 12.1's kernel and video drivers are sometime
    very particular in what 'shows' or not....and, several kde/gnome (and i
    _guess_ other DE) users have solved many such problems by experimenting
    until the right driver for the installed hardware/kernel is set up by
    using the info here:

    please let us know how you get on . . . and if you have
    questions/comments on the video problem/resolution please holler..

    openSUSE®, the "German Engineered Automobiles" of operating systems!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Default Re: Fluxbox fbdesk issue

    What happens if you start fbdesk from a terminal/xterm after your login
    to fluxbox, does it make a difference or shows an error?

    PC: oS 11.4 (dual boot 12.1) 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE
    4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420 | 16GB Ram
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