RE: sawmill is a herring bone screen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lindsay Allen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 03 July 2000 15:31
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: sawmill is a herring bone screen
> Hi all,
> I can run windowmaker, enlightenment and icewm quite happily.
> But when I
> try sawmill I just get the herring bone screen. The only sign of
> intelligence is that the middle mouse button produces a set of menus.
> This is on three different potato boxes, using either current
> sawmill or
> the earlier version. Can anyone point me in the right
> direction, please?
It is working. Sawmill does not supply a root window background or anything
like that. It just gets on with the job of managing windows. For background
management use GNOME or KDE. Alteratively use xv --root (I think) or
Esetroot (comes with Enlightenment).
There are many other alternatives as well, none of which I can think of
It you want your WM do this for you without using any of this external
stuff, you'll have to stick with WindowMaker, Enlightenment et al.
>From the Sawmill FAQ :
"3. I installed Sawfish but it's not working! All I see when I start
X is the default stipple background: no programs, no menus, no
This is exactly what it's supposed to do. Sawfish is a _window
manager_ and as such is not responsible for setting the background,
starting programs or displaying a pager--these can all be done
using separate applications (e.g. by using a desktop environment
such as GNOME).
The default menu binding is somewhat obscure; you must
middle-click on the background to bring up the menus. (If you have
a two-button mouse, try clicking both buttons simultaneously)
If, after reading this, you still think that sawfish isn't working,
please send mail describing the problem to the sawfish mailing list