I've done some searching on other forums, and I have discovered that I am missing the file . ~/.fluxbox/bsetbg. I'm wondering why bsetbg can't create the file... When I check vc1, it has this:
~/.fluxbox/bsetbg was not found: creating...
bsetbg: checking for display... not found
bsetbg: checking for Esetroot... not found
bsetbg: checking for wmsetbg... not found
I also checked ~/.fluxbox/init and added bsetbg to line 74 (rootCommand: )
Are you using the devel version? In that case, it's been changed to
fbsetbg. (It's in their devel faq, but both Dusty and I missed it--I forget which one of us found it and posted it later, I just remember we both mentioned it.).
Heh, didn't read your post thoroughly enough, I missed the point. I'll leave the above paragraph in, as it will probably come up sooner or later on the forums.
As for the other issue--fluxbox requires some sort of image program to display the image--if you have eterm, it can use esetroot, if you have windowmaker it can use wmsetbg.
You can also install something else to do it, such as ImageMagik, qiv or xli. I have a page on fluxbox at
that covers this.
Nice! Scottro, your webpage was very helpful and well written. Much appreciated.
Thanks very much for the kind words. Glad it was helpful.
As I point out there, Gentoo and Arch are the only ones that I know of that incorporate Mr. Kita's patch.