[xmonad] How to diagnose programs not launching?

Spencer Janssen spencerjanssen at gmail.com
Mon May 25 19:32:28 EDT 2009

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 02:31:53PM -0500, Joseph Garvin wrote:
> I have a key set to runOrRaise "firefox3". Recently, it stopped
> working and I can't figure out why. Running firefox3 manually from the
> shell works fine, just not the shortcut. Is there a way to see what
> errors xmonad is receiving when it tries to run the command? I already
> tried looking at .xmonad/xmonad.errors, it just says:
> on the commandline:
>     Warning: -no-recomp is deprecated: Use -fforce-recomp instead
> Which I suspect is related to xmonad rather than my firefox call.

The xmonad error is just a harmless warning.  Is the $PATH that xmonad receives
different from the one your shell uses?  This is a common mistake.

Spencer Janssen

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