Why do I get bad behaviour with backgrounds?
In earlier versions of AfterStep, background loading was handled at start-up by invoking another program in the .steprc. While version 1.4 allowed the use of XPMs only, 1.4.4 restored the ability to load jpegs (or whatever) with another program. The catch is that the auxiliary program is defined in configure.h at compile time. Edit the configuration to reflect the accurate path to your favourite image viewing program, and then re-compile AfterStep. The default program to use is xli. Many people don’t have this on their system, and prefer to use xv instead. This choice is still a compile-time option. Moreover, the Pager code is broken in some distributions, so that the jpeg handling doesn’t always work. The loading of backgrounds is handled by the Pager module. If you’re not using the Pager, then the backgrounds won’t get loaded. In that case, you can make the call to the background-loading program in your autoexec file. As of this writing, the Pager module is being re-coded to include