> Recently I asked about how to modify the prog/app menu in afterstep....
> with the info i got from you guys, and that which i discovered on my
> own, I have been able to add/modify the menu without problem....... the
> way I've been dooing this is changing the directory structure..
> (/root/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/start) I found that if i add a file,
> or change a directory, directly affects the app menu accordinly.. which
> is what i want. To see the changes, I "Restart the Session"..... and it
> works! But as soon as I totally quit out of Afterstep, and then reload
> it, the directory structure is back to the way it was, and so is my app
> menu.. hehe, all that work with the scripts gone down the tube.. I
> thought it was just something that I did wrong the 1st time, but it
> happened a second and third.
> SO! My question is, how do I save the existing setup?????
From your problem, I assume you're using RedHat... if not,
you can disregard the rest of this message...
Anyway, RH uses wmconfig to handle windows, so that you can
change window managers and still have the same menus. Also, many
applications will (supposedly) automatically create menu entries for
themselves... so it's a nice feature to have.
However, it doesn't cooperate very well with AfterStep.
You have a couple options:
1) Get a hacked version of wmconfig (available from www.afterstep.org)
to make it work with AS better.
2) Avoid using wmconfig at all... create a file called .Xclients,
containing only the following line:
exec /usr/local/bin/afterstep >~/.AfterStep-errors 2>&1
(and maybe a few other things, I have "xset s off" and "xscreensaver &"
in mine) This will stop wmconfig from being used. Then your changes
to ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/start should remain...
3) If you're willing to make global changes, make changes to /etc/X11/wmconfig.
The format should be the same as ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/start. This makes
global changes, so that all users are affected.
4) You can make some changes by having a directory called ~/.wmconfig. Again,
this will have the same format. However, I was only able to add things to
my start menu this way, not delete them.
Also, check linux.redhat.digest, for a recent thread about this very topic...
they go into much greater detail than I just did.
email to bmeloon at netscape dot net. evilquaker is a spam collector.