Re: [wmii] no program starts with M+p: not yet solved

From: Alex Kilgore <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:10:09 -0400

I had similar problems at one point, I still dont know what caused them,
but I was able to work around the issue by removing most of wmii's
components and installing the latest hg release...not a fix but a
solution, could have been some leftovers from a previous install or
something, as i think my was messed up along with some other stuff

Davide Anchisi wrote:
> I still cannot use M+p to run any program.
> Now the report in ~/.xsession-errors:
> wmiir: fatal: Can't open file '/rbar/status': file not found
> is gone (and the status bar was always ok).
> Any other idea were to look or what to do?
> Thanks for any help,
> Davide
>> I compiled and installed wmii (snapshot: wmii+ixp-20080520) on a new machine, and I cannot run any program using M+p.
>> Typing the name of an application it gets displayed in the bar, but after pressing enter the program does not start.
>> M+a and M+enter are working properly.
>> Runnig programs from a terminal does not cause any problem.
>> I'm using:
>> dmenu-3.9
>> plan9port-20080909
>> libixp (it should be 0.5, I got it via hg clone
>>, but this should not be relevant as the snapshot I installed has its own libixp)
>> GNU/Linux Ubuntu 8.04
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