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Default Fluxbox fbsetbg problem

I'm not able to set wallpaper using "fbsetbg" in fluxbox.

I installed graphics/feh and then issued the command
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& fbsetbg /data/Wallpapers/image.jpg
usage: ldd [-a] [-v] [-f format] program ...
wmsetbg: not found
and at the same time a dialogue box appears with caption "gxmessage" which says

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fbsetbg: Something went wrong when settingthe wallpaper.
Run 'wmsetbg -s -S /data/Wallpapers/image.jpg' from an exterm to find out what.
and when I try to run wmsetbg is says wmsetbg: not found
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you can use alternative program....
like esetroot, which comes with eterm port


It's all i can suggest, because of lack of info
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Use feh, works better, is independent of everything (even fluxbox) and also serves as a great and fast image viewer.
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Not that this answers your question, but I use fbsetbg with feh and have been getting that error for the last month or so. I never stopped to figure out why because it does set the background for me.
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I installed eterm and my fbsetbg started working .
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Ye, if i remember correctly fbsetbg uses (to set wallpaper) 1st program it finds that can set wallpapers...
perhaps you had none
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Not that this answers your question, but I use fbsetbg with feh and have been getting that error for the last month or so. I never stopped to figure out why because it does set the background for me.
I was thinking about using feh firectly ... without any useless wrappers.

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I installed eterm and my fbsetbg started working .
% egrep "^wpsetters" /usr/local/bin/fbsetbg

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Ye, if i remember correctly fbsetbg uses (to set wallpaper) 1st program it finds that can set wallpapers...
perhaps you had none
... or maybe he installed the one that is not working anymore, Esetroot which is bundled with eterm package is first on the list.

I also do not encourage for use fbsetbg as a wrapper, better directly use feh or other wallpaper setter.
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