Re: Wharf problems and missing xiterm

dpeterson@sigmaxi.org
Fri, 18 Jul 2003 15:15:32 -0700 (PDT)


On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, J. Patrick Brewer had this to say:

>Howdy folks.
>
>Now I've upgraded to RH 9 and installed AS 1.8.11.

This is my current system.  I've been running AS with the most current
release for many years now.

You don't mention if you installed from source or RPM, though.  I always 
compile AS from source.  I think RH does some bizarre things with their 
RPM packaging of AS... 

>This time I'm encountering a couple strange things that I can't find in
>the documentation or the archives:
>
>1. When Afterstep loads, the wharf slides up the left right side of the
>screen but very slowly and haltingly. Is that how it's supposed to work

As long as I can remember, even in the early 1.7 days, the Wharf has
always appeared erratic when started from the autoexec rather than just
started as a module.  I believe this is just CPU limitation of trying to
load X and terminals etc. and animate the Wharf.

>2. The Rxvt button under the Utilities menu is no longer connected and
>the xiterm command no longer works. The result is that I have no access
>to a terminal.

Are you sure either of these are installed?  A default RH9 system does
not have either of these terminal programs.  If there is no app to find, 
the button/menu item will not work...

Best of luck!
-Don
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