Re: 1.6.6: Pager dogs window mgr down badly

Randall Hopper (
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 08:09:00 -0500

Randall Hopper:
 |David Mihm:
 | |On Mon, 4 Jan 1999, Randall Hopper wrote:
 | |
 | |!     Any idea why Pager should dog the machine to death.  It didn't on
 | |! 1.4.5, but I've had to kill it and resort to function keys to switch desks
 | |! in order to get my CPU back.
 | |!       
 | |!     I've tried both running Pager stand alone and running it swallowed in
 | |! the Wharf.  4 desks each 2x2.
 | |
 | |	Doing what? Loading a 1MB xpm or something?
 |No, just trying to load the first two default Pictures (Back and
 |Bluestone).  They never showed up on the root window, and a shortly

After tiped me off about AfterStep using syslog, I
consulted one of the syslog log files and found that Pager was very unhappy
about my cleaning out ~/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/*.

My problem stems from my misunderstanding of non-configurable.  I was under
the impression that afterstep regenerated anything missing in this
directory on startup/restart, so I was nuking non-configurable/* to "start
fresh" so-to-speak with my menu rebuilds, restarts, etc.  Pager was very
unhappy with this, complaining about lots of files not existing.

Now it works better with the entries in the Default "Pictures" menu.

Randall Hopper