I have read more than I can handle about my problem both here and through google, and I'm still stuck. I'm trying to learn how to add a windowmanager to my graphical login and have so far been unsuccessful while trying fvwm2.
What I've done successfully:
configured the kdm menu to display fvwm2 as an option
no window manager started after my login, just a blank screen the same color as kdm. I F2'd out of it back to the kdm menu.
What I assume:
I need to add a startup script somewhere or make sure the fvwm2 executable now residing in /usr/X11R6/bin is in the right path or directory.
What I tried:
1)From the KDEHandbook online:
Looking at my Xsession file in /etc/X11/xdm/
That Xsession file looked like:
exec /etc/X11/Xsession $*
#Xsession ends here
:KDEHandbook says the Xsession file should have a part that looks like:
#now we see if xdm/gdm/kdm has asked for a specific environment
case $# in
case $1 in
[Et cetera until...]
: and I should add a similar code pointing to fvwm2
: So I look instead at the Xsession file in /etc/X11/Xsession , which in my case has a similar but fundamentally different look:
#now, we see if xdm/gdm/kdm has asked for a specific environment
if [ $#=1 ]; then
if [ -f $HOME /.desktop ]; then
. $HOME/.desktop >/dev/null 2>&1
elif [ -f /etc/sysconfig/desktop ]; then
. /etc/sysconfig/desktop >/dev/null 2>&1
: so I can't follow the KDEHandbook's specific directions for this file at least.
: I also tried adding an entry "08fvwm2" to /etc/X11/wmsession.d/ that looked like the other seven but pointed to /usr/X11R6/bin and created an executable startscript there called startfvwm2 containing:
:to no avail.
I'm sure I'm missing something simple but I just can't see it. I would much appreciate a wise word on this. It's not that I really need fvwm2, I just want to learn how to do this. Thanks.