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Re: Fluxbox and Debian menu

On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 03:08:45PM -0400, T wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jul 2006 20:13:17 +0300, Linas wrote:
> >>> How could I make that happening to Fluxbox?
> >> 
> >> do you have the menu-xdg package installed?
> > 
> > "menu-xdg" is not needed. Fluxbox (the one in Debian at least) uses
> > standard Debian Menu system, and has been doing that for as long as I can
> > remember.
> > 
> > [...] Try removing
> > "~/.fluxbox/fluxbox-menu" file and re-running "update-menus" as root.
> That works. Thanks a lot. 
> (NB, it's ~/.fluxbox/menu, BTW)
> Is it possible to keep my own menu, while link to the system menu via a
> "Debian" sub-menu? 

While a little clunky, my approach uses a script:


daddy:~/.fluxbox# cat fixMenu

# This updates the fluxbox menu, inserting my own common items
# (text file personalStuff) at the beginning of the menu.

# That includes an item to update the menu using this script.

# This must be placed in the path (in this case $HOME/bin)
# for that line item to work.  See personalStuff.

cd $HOME/.fluxbox

cp /etc/X11/fluxbox/fluxbox-menu fmenu

# The numbers 8 and 9 are chosen based on the standard format of the
# menu generated in /etc/X11/fluxbox.


head -8 fmenu > H
tail --lines=+9 fmenu > T
cat H personalStuff T > menu
rm T H fmenu

daddy:~/.fluxbox# cat personalStuff
[exec] (Bluefish) {/usr/bin/bluefish}
[exec] (Firefox) {firefox}
[exec] (galculator) {/usr/bin/galculator}
[exec] (The GIMP) {/usr/bin/gimp}
[exec] (Gnumeric) {/usr/bin/gnumeric}
[exec] (Lyx) {/usr/bin/lyx-qt}
[exec] (Xfig) {/usr/bin/xfig -nosplash}
[exec] (Terminal) {/usr/bin/rxvt}

    [submenu] (Chemistry) {}
        [exec] (chemtool) {chemtool}
        [exec] (Chimera) {/usr/local/chimera/bin/chimera}
        [exec] (garlic) {/usr/bin/garlic}
        [exec] (gdis) {/usr/bin/gdis}
        [exec] (GPeriodic) {gperiodic}
        [exec] (King) {/home/daddy/bin/king}
        [exec] (Mage) {/home/daddy/bin/mage}
        [exec] (prekin) {/home/daddy/bin/prekin}
        [exec] (Rasmol) { x-terminal-emulator -T "Rasmol" -e /usr/bin/rasmol}


[exec] (-- update menu --) {fixMenu}

[exec] ( ) {/usr/bin/true}




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