Re: [wmii] problem with 3.6 installation under MacOSX

From: Joerg van den Hoff <>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:52:27 +0100

On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 02:09:33PM +0100, David wrote:
> Joerg van den Hoff <> writes:
> > mod1+return does *not* open new xterm. only mod1+a shows the
> > "exec, quit, welcome" etc. entries in the menu, which I can
> > select (e.g. quit) but which perform no action.
> >
> > so wmii seems to run but seems semi-conscious at best :-).
> Make sure you don't have any old configuration files from wmii-3.1 lying
> around. It should all work if you do a clean install of 3.6.

I did move the old ones (~/.wmii-3) out of the way (although
the new ones are in a separate destination (~/.wmii-3.5)
anyway?), but to no avail.

I had already done chmod -x for the old (still existing)
wmii-3.1 which resides in a separate tree (maintained by the
`macports' system) that is further up in the search path.
I now did the same for any old wmii* executable which I had
overlooked before. this has a small effect:

now the dmenu at the bottom shows some effect: selecting
"exec" or "quit" quits the X session.

apart from that: same behaviour as before: single maximized
xterm (which starts up prior to wmii in .xinitrc) with empty
title bar (no tags or window titles or whatever indicated)
and a (black) task bar at the bottom in which after mod1+a
the (dmenu?) entries occur. nothing else has any effect.
clicking in the title bar with the mouse (yuck!) pops a
small menu ("Nop; Delete; Fullscreen") where again selecting
any entry does not cause any action.

starting `xterm' from the command line does popup the new
xterm behind the primary one (again maximized). (I checked
this using "nohup xterm &" and quitting the primary xterm.)

it seems that the wm is running but anything related to the
wmii resources is not recognized althought the files are
there (I test-installed everything in a separate tree and
all the subdirs/files seem to be threre and OK.)

> > is `dmenu' of importance at this stage? (I only have
> > dmenu3.2 installed).
> Since you see the "exec, quit, welcome" menu it seems to work.
> -David

any more ideas? I'd love to get it to working correctly.

one idea: is there a danger of some hidden collisions with
the old (still existing) wmii-3.1 installation? libs
installed there might be used by gcc/ld, but I think this is
quite OK (and I don't know, which non-system libs wmii needs
except libixp). just to give the complete picture.


PS: thanks for taking the time
Received on Wed Dec 19 2007 - 15:52:29 UTC

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