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#101 2013-05-13 14:54:42

Divakarsd
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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

installed through scrollwm-git package

using default config.h (which came with the git checkout)
xorg-fonts-misc was(and still is) installed

i liked the idea of scrolling workspaces, whats why i wanted to check it out

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#102 2013-05-13 15:51:07

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

What does the following command return

xlsfonts -fn "-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-70-*-*"

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#103 2013-05-13 16:09:36

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

xlsfonts -fn "-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-70-*-*"
bash: xlsfonts: command not found

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#104 2013-05-13 16:11:14

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

... could you install xlsfonts and try again.


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#105 2013-05-13 16:14:21

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

  18:13]   /home/divakar
pacman -S xorg-fonts-misc
warning: xorg-fonts-misc-1.0.1-2 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (1): xorg-fonts-misc-1.0.1-2

Total Installed Size:   8.00 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:       0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
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(1/1) checking package integrity                                                                     [###########################################################] 100%
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(1/1) reinstalling xorg-fonts-misc                                                                   [###########################################################] 100%
Updating font cache... done.
  18:13]   /home/divakar
pacman -Qi xorg-fonts-misc
Name           : xorg-fonts-misc
Version        : 1.0.1-2
Description    : X.org misc fonts
Architecture   : any
URL            : http://xorg.freedesktop.org/
Licenses       : custom
Groups         : None
Provides       : None
Depends On     : xorg-fonts-encodings  xorg-fonts-alias  xorg-font-utils  fontconfig
Optional Deps  : None
Required By    : xorg-server-common
Optional For   : None
Conflicts With : None
Replaces       : None
Installed Size : 8188.00 KiB
Packager       : Allan McRae <allan@archlinux.org>
Build Date     : Fri 17 Feb 2012 11:20:11 AM CET
Install Date   : Mon 13 May 2013 06:13:14 PM CEST
Install Reason : Installed as a dependency for another package
Install Script : Yes
Validated By   : Signature
xlsfonts -fn "-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-70-*-*"
bash: xlsfonts: command not found

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#106 2013-05-13 16:16:59

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

I don't think this is the right window manger for you.

Last edited by Trilby (2013-05-13 16:17:25)


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#107 2013-05-13 16:41:22

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

Trilby wrote:

I don't think this is the right window manger for you.

found the package "xorg-xlsfonts" in extra that resolved the problem
but nevermind, i won't bother you again

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#108 2013-05-13 16:46:24

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

installing xlsfonts could not have resolved the problem - it was only a step in diagnosing the realy problem for which I was suspecting a font cache issue.

My previous comment was because it didn't seem like you were really participating in the troubleshooting process, and if you won't participate in the process, then there is nothing I can do from here - at that point scrollwm either works for you or it doesn't.


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#109 2020-10-16 19:34:58

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

Please don't give up on this, I know it's like 7 years old at this point, but I've never wanted anything more.

It would be the perfect solution for me. I hate multiple desktops. I don't enjoy any solutions available to me for organization. I like to do things spatially and i have a smallish screen; a pan and zoom window manager would be perfect.

Seems to build just fine but trying to run it (even through xinitrc) gives the error

====== SCROLLWM ERROR =====
request=45 error=15
BadName (named color or font does not exist)
===========================
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

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#110 2020-10-16 20:23:18

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Re: ScrollWM - floating WM with scrolling workspace (and tiling!)

Well this is a blast from the past.  I suspect if I look at the code again I'm likely to be thoroughly disgusted by my past self.  This project was always meant as a bit of a concept, not really a daily use thing.  It was for fun experimenting with an approach to a WM that no one else (to my knowledge) was using.

Honestly, if you're interested in this concept / approach, it should really be done on Wayland.  On wayland a zooming / scrolling WM would take far fewer ugly hacks as window content would also scale.  When this project started Wayland didn't exist - or at least wasn't commonly known or practical to use, so I hacked together some very creative, but also very ugly ways of zooming.

FWIW, I do see some similarly named projects on github that are for wayland.  Frustratingly, none of them have any README or other description of what they actually do.

The actual error in your output comes from scrollwm trying to load a fixed bitmap font from an XFLD which you probably don't have installed.  I just tested it out and I'm not even sure what needs to be done anymore to use those fonts - even xfontsel is failing to start up on my arch system.  If you can run xfontsel, and get an XFLD for a font you have installed, you can put that into config.h for the font and you should get by this error.  But there will likely be other errors after that.

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