Dang, I can't believe I forgot about this post. To get back at it - there was no typo in the config file, at least not any that I could detect. I was since forced to do a new install of Debian since I screwed something up and it wouldn't even boot anymore but now I'm back on VTWM with the same problem as in the menu refuses to update when I use a custom/modified config file (I copied the contents of 'system.vtmrc' to a file '.vtwmrc' and edited the desktop settings) but I'm now starting to think that the original config is somehow regularly put together with the menu output appended to it. The problem is that any changes that I do on the original config file disappear after some time (every time I install a program, I suspect) so how do I configure my vtwm desktop without losing my dynamic menu and wise versa?
PS: I wonder if I could use sed or something in a script to cut and paste the menu part into the custom .vtwmrc file and run it on startup? Would that work?
Last edited by linuxlicious; 02-28-2013 at 11:32 PM.