[xmonad] OO.o won't open, Dialogs and GIMP won't float/tile right
contactdayo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 14:25:19 EDT 2009
thanks for your reply. Oddly enough I have no problem starting 00o, anymore.
Don't ask me why, though. I just gave it a shot again the other day, and
there it was.
One thing I noticed - and this might be why 00o wouldn't start - I had
workspace with only Firefox in it, and I wasn't able to open anything
else. Not even
a simple shell. At least that's what I thought until I happened to look
at the xmobar,
and saw that the shell had indeed started. I could see the title in the
xmobar bar, but
I couldn't see the actual shell. Cycling through the various layouts
Rebooting got rid of that, though. I also tried launching nautilus, to
files, but all it did was launch the desktop, i.e. the wallpaper (which
is usually not there),
and the desktop icons. In the nautilus workspace, I wasn't able to
launch anything else.
Again, rebooting sorted that out. Haven't tried starting Nautilus since
then. Is there
a proper way for me to browse files with the GUI, as opposed to browsing
in the shell?
Gimp still won't float right, so I dedicate it to its own workspace.
That's not really something
that bothers me. What bothers me a lot is the buttons in dialog windows
often are below
the edge of the screen :-(
I'm going to hang out on IRC more too, and see if they can help me there.
Wirt Wolff wrote:
> Sorry for the long wait for a reply, Dayo.
> Excerpts from Dayo Adewunmi's message of Wed Apr 22 09:49:07 -0600 2009:
>> Hi guys.
>> I love Xmonad. Installed it on my Ubuntu 8.10 laptop a couple of days
>> ago for the first time, so I'm still a newbie. I managed to add Xmobar,
>> by following the installation instructions from here:
>> http://code.haskell.org/~arossato/xmobar/#installation and using the
>> config example from here:
>> My modifier is Alt, so I press Alt+p to start apps from the grey menu
>> bar that appears at the top of the screen, and so far the only one that
>> won't start is OpenOffice3.
> I don't use dmenu, so ymmv, but hopefully the ff. would work for you
> too, in case you don't happen to be selecting the intended oo___ app
> from dmenu: in shell at least 'oowriter' starts document editor and
> 'ooffice' the generic oo gateway. (I use XMonad.Util.Scratchpad or a
> shell to start apps, so can just type 'oo<tab>' to see the available
> openoffice commands to choose from.)
>> Also, I have to start GIMP 2.6 in a dedicated workspace, because it just
>> won't tile correctly with other open apps. Dialog prompts like "SaveAs"
>> and "Open" of various apps don't float right either, leaving the "Save",
>> "Open", "Cancel" buttons hanging out of sight below the visible line
>> of the screen.
> Hmm, with the xmonad.hs you attached I'd expect all Gimp things to
> float, and dialogs to be in the upper left corner. Maybe your Gimp has
> different X properties than the expected class name of "Gimp". This link
>  has a bunch of info about xprop, hooks, and Gimp,
> #xmonad on irc.freenode.net is another place to get help with the
> dialog window locations.
>> Also pressing Alt+Enter is said to switch the active frame with the
>> frame in the Master pane, but this stopped working after some editing of
>> xmonad.hs (or .xmobarrc?). Unfortunately, I can't remember what changes
>> I made that caused Alt+Enter to stop working.
> The xmonad.hs you pasted should use the default keys, including Alt-Enter,
> so maybe try #xmonad for help troubleshooting what's going wrong.
> (.xmobarrc only affects xmobar, so long as it's working and displaying
> workspaces xmonad is writing to it -- nothing to do with Alt-Enter)
> Welcome, hope you continue to like xmonad and customizing it to your
>  http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/General_xmonad.hs_config_tips#Gimp
>> Here are my specs and configs:
>> ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs: http://pastebin.com/f5e107f70
>> ~/.xmobarrc: http://pastebin.com/febe32b4
>> Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
>> Linux 2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 20:57:48 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
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