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I'm trying to set my background in fluxbox under arch, but this command won't work: Code: fbsetbg [ -fFcCtTaA /path/to/wallpaper ] [-l] [-h] [-d] [-p] It says "fbsetbg: [ isn't ...
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    Fluxbox background.


    I'm trying to set my background in fluxbox under arch, but this command won't work:

    Code:
     fbsetbg [ -fFcCtTaA /path/to/wallpaper ] [-l] [-h] [-d] [-p]
    It says "fbsetbg: [ isn't an existing wallpaper or a valid option.", Even though the path is correct and the backgrounds were backgrounds from fluxbox themes on fluxbox's official site. Any help would be appreciated..thanks.

    EDIT: Problem solved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oosterhouse
    Code:
     fbsetbg [ -fFcCtTaA /path/to/wallpaper ] [-l] [-h] [-d] [-p]
    Did you also type in the brackets, when calling fbsetbg? This is only the syntax
    for fbsetbg. The brackets stand for optional arguments.
    You have to call fbsetbg like this
    Code:
     fbsetbg -f /path/to/wallpaper
    This will set a fullscreen wallpaper. Use -c for a centered wallpaper.
    For more details have a look at
    Code:
     man fbsetbg
    You can also use xsri to set your background image.


    regards,
    JAN

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    Yeah, that's what I did, your reply. Thanks anyway, I got it working a little while ago.

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    I did
    Code:
    fbsetbg -f /path/to/wallpaper
    and added my wallpaper just fine, but it doesn't save.
    The next time I log out/in the background is back to black.
    Any ideas why?
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    You got this solved in the irc chat, right? If not, and for future reference, change your ~/.fluxbox/init file to:

    Code:
    session.screen0.rootCommand:    fbsetbg -l
    That will set the last background, using the /.fluxbox/lastwallpaper file. Or you can use:

    Code:
    session.screen0.rootCommand:    fbsetbg -f /path/to/wallpaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by oosterhouse
    You got this solved in the irc chat, right?
    Yups, but thanks for the reference
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    Do you edit the ~/.fluxbox/init file in vim or midnight commander?

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    I haven't posted on this site for a while, but I got an email notification from your post, so I decided to. You can edit any file with any editor you prefer - vi, vim, nano, etc.

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    thanks....

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