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Fvwm2 Setup and integration in kdm

Fvwm2Setup

I had some trouble to figure out how to setup and install a new windowmanager. Compilation is easy but a seamless integration is not well documented. So here's a tutorial :-)

  • get the source: http://www.fvwm.orgQuestion. A nice feature you could consider to download: fvwm-themes. Very nice.
  • compile and install (same for fvwm-themes if you like):
./configure && make && make install
  • copy the sample config:
cp sample.fvwmrc/system.fvwm2rc /usr/local/etc
  • edit the /usr/local/etc/system.fvwm2rc and find the line "AddToFunc InitFunction". Add this (this avoids the "busy cursor bug"):
AddToFunc InitFunction
+ I exec xsetroot -mod 2 2 -fg rgb:55/40/55 -bg rgb:70/50/70
+ I exec xsetroot -display $HOSTDISPLAY -cursor_name left_ptr
  • create the file /etc/X11/wmsession.d/06Fvwm2 with contents:
NAME=Fvwm2
ICON=icewm-wmsession.xpm
EXEC=/usr/X11R6/bin/startfvwm
DESC=Fvwm2 desktop environment
SCRIPT:
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/startfvwm
  • if you use fvwn-themes, create /wmsession.d/05Fvwm2Themes
NAME=Fvwm2Themes
ICON=icewm-wmsession.xpm
EXEC=/usr/X11R6/bin/startfvwmthemes
DESC=Fvwm2 desktop environment
SCRIPT:
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/startfvwmthemes
  • create the script /usr/X11R6/bin/startfvwm with:
/usr/local/bin/fvwm2
  • set it executable:
chmod a+rx /usr/X11R6/bin/startfvwm
  • if you use fvwm-themes, create /usr/X11R6/bin/startfvwmthemes:
/usr/local/bin/fvwm-themes-start
  • now restart your displaymanager using /etc/init.d/dm restart


This should work. If not, gimme a message in the shoutbox :-)





Created by redflo. Last Modification: Monday 29 of March, 2004 22:33:55 UTC by redflo.

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