[SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

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[SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-14 08:43

I decided to give bspwm a try but when i run startx
there is black screen and no mouse.

I know black screen is ok but no mouse worries me.

Do i need config files or it should work anyway?

All i installed is xorg and bspwm from deb repos.
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Re: Bspwm on Debian

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-14 09:19

Add this line to your ~/.config/bspwm/bspwmrc:
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xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr

Here's my old file: https://github.com/Head-on-a-Stick/conf ... spwmrc#L29
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Re: Bspwm on Debian

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-14 09:48

Still the same (i copied your config).
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Re: Bspwm on Debian

Postby debiman » 2018-01-14 09:57

pawRoot wrote:Still the same

this is not a valid reply.
additional information is required.

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i see you opened quite a few new threads about all sorts of system customisations/modifications, and it seems most of them remain unsolved.
it seems like you drop everything as soon as it doesn't "Just Work".
i suggest you stay with one thing long enough to wrap your head around it.
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Re: Bspwm on Debian

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-14 10:01

debiman wrote:this is not a valid reply.
additional information is required.


Like what kind of informations?

debiman wrote:it seems like you drop everything as soon as it doesn't "Just Work".


Can you give me example
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Re: Bspwm on Debian

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-14 10:33

Ok i solved it by copying example config files and adding
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xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr
to bspwmrc.
Thanks HOAS.
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Re: [SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

Postby None1975 » 2018-01-15 14:13

Did you read bspwm for dummies? Did you?
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Re: [SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-15 14:21

None1975 wrote:Did you read bspwm for dummies? Did you?


Did you read my first post?
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Re: Bspwm on Debian

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-15 17:58

Just for the record:
pawRoot wrote:(i copied your config).

^ I think this didn't work because bspwmrc needs to be executable:
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chmod +x ~/.config/bspwm/bspwmrc

The example file already has this set, which is why that worked for you.
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Re: [SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-15 18:02

I also think so, but the point is that at the beggining i thought it will be like with Openbox or i3, meaning that it will work without copying config files, basically doing anything.
Thats why i asked that in first post.

Anyway this is needed to make the mouse work

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xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr
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Re: Bspwm on Debian

Postby None1975 » 2018-01-16 14:39

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:^ I think this didn't work because bspwmrc needs to be executable:

Do not be afraid of him. He has not even read bspwm for dummies. If he had read, he would not ask the dumb questions.
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Re: [SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-16 14:53

Or maybe you are dumb if you can't read with understanding, i thought it's gonna work without copying configs same as Openbox or i3.
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Re: [SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-16 15:23

Yes, but if you had read even a little documentation first, you would have seen
it is not at all like OpenBox. I thought about installing 'bspwm' but after I read
some of the documentation I changed my mind, to complicated for me.
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Re: [SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

Postby pawRoot » 2018-01-16 23:47

GarryRicketson wrote:Yes, but if you had read even a little documentation first, you would have seen
it is not at all like OpenBox. I thought about installing 'bspwm' but after I read
some of the documentation I changed my mind, to complicated for me.


I did and it doesnt state anywhere that you have to do these things, same as it doesnt in Openbox docs.
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Re: [SOLVED] Bspwm on Debian

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-17 00:05

It is pointless to argue with you,
None1975 wrote:Did you read bspwm for dummies? Did you?

The tutorial mentioned by None1975, does go into the details, about what is involved in installing it.
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