[conspire] Blackbox, bbconf, bbkeys

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Jan 23 17:37:36 PST 2006

I would assume that "/home/jla/.bbconf/config" refers to a file "config"
in the hidden directory "/home/jla/.bbconf" in your home folder. If
/usr/share/blackbox/menu does not exist, I would only create it if
blackbox were going to be used by multiple users. Otherwise, it would
probably suffice to have all configs in hidden folders in your home
directory. If I were you, I would take a look at the files
/usr/share/doc/blackbox/README.Debian and 
/usr/share/doc/blackbox/README.bbtools to see distribution-related and
configuration-related specifics regarding blackbox. However, since I'm not
you, I haven't read those files and have no idea what they say.

On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:37:37 -0800, John Andrews wrote:

> I have installed blackbox,themes, bbconf & bbkeys. I started to use the Menu editor but it
> wont let me save the entrys to the file. It says create a file
> at ?usr/share/blackbox/menus . Does that mean sudo vi menu to create a
> file? or sudo mkdir menus to create a directory? I've have it done both
> ways and the bbconf doesn't let me save either way. I did a chown jla
> menus on the directory.
> jla at vstrom:/usr/share/blackbox$ ls
> backgrounds  menu  nls  styles
> jla at vstrom:/usr/share/blackbox$ sudo vi menu.
> jla at vstrom:/usr/share/blackbox$ ls
> backgrounds  menu  menu.  nls  styles
> 	I created menu(a directory)  and menu.(a file) in the above list.
> jla at vstrom:/usr/share/blackbox$ bbconf
> Could not open config file: /home/jla/.bbconf/config
> Using internal defaults for plugin.
> 	It wants to default to /usr/share/blackbox/menu which I tried to create but the plugin doesn't seem to like it.
> When it refers to that /home/jla/.bbconf/config.
> .bbconf is a hidden file right,created from /home/jla.Sudi vi .bbconf/config?
> but what does the slash /config at the end mean. Is that part of the
> file name?I think the blackbox binary wants to work with .bbconf/config
> or usr/share/blackbox/menus whichever is there but I can't get it to
> save the menus I'm trying to create.
> This file I created is owned by root root. I pasted the basic settings
> into it from the wiki.
> -rw-r--r--   1 root root    1399 2006-01-21 17:59 .blackboxrc
> This is the other directory
> jla at vstrom:/usr/share/blackbox$ ls -l
> total 16
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2006-01-21 14:14 backgrounds
> drwxr-xr-x  2 jla  root 4096 2006-01-22 18:26 menu
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root    0 2006-01-22 19:20 menu.
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2005-05-20 05:02 nls
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2006-01-21 17:58 styles
> jla at vstrom:/usr/share/blackbox$
> I also have Metacity wm installed but it is not configured. bbkeys seemed to pick up on it rather than Blackbox.
> What is needed to make Metacity work? Then I'd have 4 desktops.

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