Re: AfterStep 1.6.10-1 Backgrounds question / problem

cajun (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 23:49:05 +0000

I know what you're referring to as it 'used' to be in my start menu. 
Last night shortly before sending this message, I 'updated my start
menu' and  it blew away the start menu that I liked and now I have some
start menu that I can't for the life of me figure out where it is coming

I understand that /usr/X11R6/bin/RunWM over-writes everything in
$HOME/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep each time X is started with the
following two lines:

    mkdir -p $HOME/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep
    wmconfig --output=afterstep --directories  2>/dev/null

Somewhere on DejaNews I found an article that said to create ~/.Xclients
with the following line to 'bypass' this functionality:

exec /usr/local/bin/afterstep

Didn't work for me.  I'm still stuck with the undesireable menu from
Hell !

Man, am I confused trying to unravel the RH modifications.....


Coplan wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, cajun wrote:
> > I just upgraded RH5.2 version of AfterStep to AfterStep 1.6.10-1.  After
> > finally getting the RedHat "modifications" resolved, my custom
> > backgrounds that I've copied to /usr/local/share/afterstep/backgrounds
> > no longer works.  The original custom files there were .jpg files.  They
> > do not appear in the menus at all.  I've tried converting the files to
> > .xpm files, with no luck at all.
> >
> Did you update your start menus?  I can't remember what the default folder
> was set to, but it is in your start menu somewhere (I think it's under
> desktop, though I could be wrong).  Just a simple restarting of Afterstep
> won't automatically update your start menus.
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