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 Post subject: Installing/Configuring wbar
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:52 pm 
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I want to use wbar (or something like it if someone can make a better suggestion). I remember (vaguely) a post here a while back regarding installing and configuring it ( I might be losing my mind). Just wondering if anyone can help me out.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:30 pm 
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Did you use the search link above? Searching on "wbar" (what else, eh?) produces a list of hits, and I suspect a couple by eriefisher might be what you are thinking of.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:02 am 
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Yea, I did that and quickly glanced at the results. I guess I didn't look hard enough... I will check again. Just making sure I wasn't looking for something that doesn't exist!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:20 am 
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I assume you have already installed wbar? You could just edit the text file to set it up "OR" you could install wbarconf and set it up through a gui.

http://www.ihku.biz/wbarconf/

Select the latest .deb for install(near bottom). Good luck.

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If you want to do it by hand there is a file in your /home/username called .wbar, if not create it. You will be able to see the format needed.

i: /path/to/icon/to/be/used
c: command to issue
t: text to be displayed when hovering

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No, I didn't install it yet. I was trying to find some information on it first.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:29 am 
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If you install wbar and wbarconf first start wbarconf and choose your settings. Once your ready, click on save and then refresh. This will start the bar and your off and running.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:32 am 
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Thanks, for the tips! One other thing, how do I make wbar start automatically at boot in Fluxbox?


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Add it to you ~/.fluxbox/startup. Use this command:

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(sleep 3 && wbar -above-desk) &

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ok, I downloaded wbar-1.3.3 and wbarconf and I am trying to install. I go into wbar-1.3.3 after extracting it and run make and it ends with Error 1. I am not sure what I am doing wrong? It says it depends on imlib2-dev but it isn't in synaptic. What repo do I have to add? Sorry, I am not very experienced installing in linux.


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Use the deb file.

http://wbar.googlecode.com/files/wbar_1.3.3_i386.deb

To install, as root

dpkg -i wbar_1.3.3_i386.deb
apt-get -f install (if any unmet dependencies are needed)

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Thanks, I have most everything working. The only thing I can't figure out is why wbar starts at the bottom of the screen? I used Wbarconf and went into File->Settings and changed Position on the screen to "top" and refreshed. It went to the top of the screen and I saved the changes. The next time I logged in wbar started at the bottom of the screen. I went into wbarconf and it still says it should be on the top. Any ideas?


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Try

(sleep 3 && wbar -above-desk top) &

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No luck...i added what you said and it does the same thing. The weird thing is that when I open up wbarconf and go to File->Settings... "Position on the screen" is already set to "top". I don't have to change anything all I have to do is hit Refresh and it moves to the top. But the next time I log in wbar starts on the bottom.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:12 pm 
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In ~/.fluxbox/startup change the wbar command to this
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(sleep 3 && wbar -above-desk -pos top) &


OU812 was correct, he just had the syntax wrong.

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