Re: AfterStep 1.6.10-1 Backgrounds question / problem

cajun (
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 17:57:54 -0800

Thanks Bruce, this is exactly what I was looking for.  Hopefully between
this information and the next message you sent about startx on RH5.x,
I'll be able to get this under control.

I might add that it *seems* if you do a 'Restart' that the
~/G/L/A/non-configurable/startmenu is NOT created.

Is it 1.6.x or 1.4.x ?  Well, let's put it this way, I loaded
1.6.10-1.rpm.  I'm still trying to remove the things that RH did so that
I can really get AfterStep.

Thanks for your help !


Bruce Richardson wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Mar 1999, cajun wrote:
> > Can someone tell me where/how to update the start menu when there is no
> > menu option for it ?
> >
> AfterStep uses a directory-tree (*1) to build it's menu.  The result is
> stored
> in ~/G/L/A/non-configurable/startmenu.  This file is only rebuilt if a) it
> is not present when you start AfterStep (i.e. yu deleted it or this is
> the first time you ran AS) or b) you execute the "Update startmenu" menu
> option.  NOTE - I gather the development version adds a command-line
> option.
> Obviously, you can only choose option a) in your situation.
> The question is, why don't you have the option?  Are you running AS 1.6.x?
> Or is it 1.4.x?  If it's the latter on a Red Hat system then you don't
> have the option because wmconfig is overwriting the AS menus with Red Hat
> ones.
> *1 the default tree is in /usr/share/afterstep/start or
> /usr/local/share/afterstep/start, depending on the version you are using.
> If you create ~/G/L/A/start then the default menu tree is ignored.
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