After a fresh install of VL5.8Gold, creating a ".fluxbox" directory in my home directory, and subsequent Gslapt install of fluxbox (and -themes, -slit, -custom, and esetroot), I can't get any background image when starting fluxbox. The background shade/colour changes with the selected theme, but no image. If I try to force an image with fbsetbg, the image flashes briefly when restarting fluxbox, but is then "covered" by the theme colored background. Menus and apps work OK otherwise.
A previous post raised this issue, but subsequently digressed (I couldn't find it again to quote, sorry), and I've compared config files to my fluxbox install on VL5.1 running on my old laptop without being able to find any obvious differences.
Any suggestions appreciated...I like xfce, too, but..mmmmmm...fluxbox.