Re: Afterstep menu's

Tomas Duewiger (
12 Sep 1999 09:39:55 +0200

Lenny Taelman <> writes:

> since i installed afterstep 1.7.142 i have tjhe following problem: some of
> the (root) menu items dont work, i.e. they dont highlight when the mouse
> moves over it, and nothing happens when they are clicked. i didnt find 
> anything that made those menu items different from the others. i didnt
> have this problem with a previous version (dont remember the exact
> version, it wasthe one shipped with redhat 6.0). how do i solve this? did 
> anyone else encounter this?

Sounds like you use a version that was compiled/configured with
--enable-availability (what's the default) so AfterStep looks for the
programs you want to start in your $PATH. That doesn't work too good if
you need to specify the path in the menu (i.e. /usr/local/lib/something). 
You can re-compile AfterStep and di a 'configure --disable-availability'.

Tomas Duewiger