Im new to these forums. First of all i have to say that e.g. in KDE i have no Problems with anythhing ( who’s wondering hm? ).
But when i try to start my lovely firefox with fvwm, it starts, but never apears.
Its no matter if i use the basic config or stonecrest ones. It just never appears. Thats very strange.
My second problem is, that thumbnailing out of stnecrests config doesnt work for me, i emerged imlib2 and those other things and followed the installation instructions, but if i minimize a window it just disappears and there is no chance to get it back, even not with ALT - TAB.
I will make my own config but for the start i would be happy if stonecrests work. Its just so beautiful.
Thanks for the upcomming help, if you need some more information just let me know, i try to post everything here.
Edit: I forgot to say that with opera or other apps like gaim i dont have this problem, they open normally, but thumbnailing doesnt work for them too.
Have a nice day
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If firefox isn’t working in even the default fvwm config, then it’s not a config problem but a firefox problem. Indeed, try running it from a terminal to see if you get any output. You can also try moving your ~/.mozilla dir and see if that helps, maybe it got corrupt.
As for thumbnailing, do other imlib functions work for the config - i.e. does the wallpaper show up correctly?
If, for some strange reason, there’s a problem with the thumbnail script, do the following. Right-click on any window (gaim, whatever) and click Information. Find the Window ID of the window, something like “0x1200063”. Then, in a terminal, type “~/.fvwm/scripts/thumb “0x1200063” 100 ~/test.png ~/.fvwm/images/icons/gaim48.png”. If it works correctly, a test.png thumbnail should appear in your home dir.
I launch it from console all the time, it shows nothing in the command line, just starts it, my HDD is doing something and the firefox process is available. But is dont see anything , If i launch it from stonecrests bar its not a difference. Thunderbird has the same problem, only these two apps.
Ok lets look at the thmbnails, there must be a problem with imlib, but i dont know why. I emerged it correctly witout any errors, is dismerged it also and emerged it again but look :
fabian ~ # ~/.fvwm/scripts/thumb "0x1800138" 100 ~/test.png ~/.fvwm/images/icons/gaim48.png
/root/.fvwm/scripts/thumb: error while loading shared libraries: libImlib2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Your wallpaper doesnt show up correctly too, but there was no .fvwm/images/wallpaper.png which it tried to set as my wallpaper, i moved one of my wallpapers there , now the wallpapaer works.
Edit: Maybe the imlib problem has something to do with my amd64 ? Just a thought cause it juses lib64 instead of lib right?
Depends how you’re trying to launch it. It might be that if it is from a
menu or key-binding that the actual program name is wrong. You might want
to check that. The other thing is that it might have been told to start
on a different page/desk with SkipMapping, so it won’t be apparent to the
current page/desk you’re on, unless you happened to be on that specific
page/desk to begin with.
You don’t say which thumbnailing method you’re using – but it sounds like
you’re missing EWMHMiniIconOverride support from it.
The wallpaper is also generated through imlib2 (as well as mpd cover art, the weather icons, and thumbnailing). So yes, none of these are going to work if imlib2 isn’t working properly. I’m not familiar with amd64 but I’d suggest either asking your distro or asking the imlib folks.
@ThomasAdam, yes EWMHMiniIconOverride is set in the config.