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RE: sawmill is a herring bone screen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lindsay Allen [mailto:allen@cleo.murdoch.edu.au]
> Sent: 03 July 2000 15:31
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> 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
right now...)

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

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