asetroot + external application + xv mirrored tiled background

Sat, 7 Apr 2001 12:15:56 +0200

Hello steppers,

I'm running a home compiled AfterStep v. 1.8.8 on Debian GNU/Linux and
I've got problems using asetroot with xv as an external application
for asetroot.

I've tried to use (without success) the following declaration 
in my ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/asetroot :

MyBackground "mystiqueTile"
    Use xv "-root -rmode 2 /mnt/multimedia/img/mystique_tile.jpg -quit"

But this command, which produces mirrored tiles in the root window,
(try it out it makes really nice backgrounds :)
$ xv -root -rmode 2 /mnt/multimedia/img/mystique_tile.jpg -quit
works perfectly well when called outside of AS.

How should I proceed ?

Before posting I've of course read the doc my best, but the 
documentation about using an external application with asetroot 
is not too clear.
Especially in the asetroot manpage the phrase :
"Change it to something else, if you want, in options to..."
seems to have have been cut out.

In addition the manpage tells to use type 2,
while AfterStep-1.8.8/doc/code/asetroot.format specifies :
        Use         [cmd|MyStyle|file]  "args"


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