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#1 2011-11-27 19:22:15

asipper
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How to set openbox background.

Whenever I follow a tutorial to set openboxes background it works until I logout or shut down.  How would I get it to stay.

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#2 2011-11-27 19:24:54

karol
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Re: How to set openbox background.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Openbox

autostart is read by openbox-session at startup. It contains the programs that are run at startup. It is typically used to set environment variables, launch panels/docks, set background image

How exactly are you setting your background?

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#3 2011-11-27 19:30:16

asipper
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Re: How to set openbox background.

Using nitrogen (I think that's what it's called)

Last edited by asipper (2011-11-27 19:30:29)

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#4 2011-11-27 19:32:03

karol
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Re: How to set openbox background.

asipper wrote:

Using nitrogen (I think that's what it's called)

I asked 'how exactly'. Is nitrogen called by the autostarting scripts?

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#5 2011-11-27 19:33:39

asipper
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Re: How to set openbox background.

oh sorry.  No I seemed to have missed that part I run the program.

Last edited by asipper (2011-11-27 19:33:59)

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#6 2011-11-27 21:26:40

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Re: How to set openbox background.

I think this is what your looking for;

nitrogen --restore &

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#7 2011-11-27 23:35:32

asipper
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Re: How to set openbox background.

zero_one wrote:

I think this is what your looking for;

nitrogen --restore &

Would I put that in the autostart script?

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#8 2011-11-27 23:38:31

karol
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Re: How to set openbox background.

asipper wrote:
zero_one wrote:

I think this is what your looking for;

nitrogen --restore &

Would I put that in the autostart script?

Yes https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nitrogen (at teh very bottom of the page).

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#9 2011-11-28 14:26:45

Arrakis11
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Re: How to set openbox background.

use 'feh' and add the command to your autostart

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#10 2011-11-28 14:49:58

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Re: How to set openbox background.

Arrakis11 wrote:

use 'feh' and add the command to your autostart

+1 for

feh --bg-fill /my/file.jpg

and

cat .config/openbox/autostart
...
sh ~/.fehbg &
...

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#11 2011-11-28 15:44:24

schalox
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Re: How to set openbox background.

You can also use hsetroot.

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#12 2011-11-28 16:38:00

Cheesecake Charlie
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Re: How to set openbox background.

SanskritFritz wrote:
Arrakis11 wrote:

use 'feh' and add the command to your autostart

+1 for

feh --bg-fill /my/file.jpg

and

cat .config/openbox/autostart
...
sh ~/.fehbg &
...

Use feh smile

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#13 2011-11-28 20:28:57

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Re: How to set openbox background.

Another feh vote.


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#14 2011-11-29 12:02:00

asipper
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Re: How to set openbox background.

Thanks Feh worked

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#15 2011-11-29 13:36:53

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Re: How to set openbox background.

Heh, why am I not surprised smile
[solved] then?


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