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Old 03-04-2010, 05:49 AM   #1
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Only a black background with a console window when I start fvwm-crystal


I have installed fvwm-crystal successfully but when I try to start it by just adding the codes below to .xinitrc

Code:
exec fvwm-crystal
only a black background with a console window show up.

Any suggestions please? Thanks.



I also put the .xsession-error here,

Code:
  1 /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with utmp
  2 /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/sessreg -a -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "xxx"
  3 localuser:xxx being added to access control list
  4 Launching a SCIM daemon with Socket FrontEnd...
  5 Loading simple Config module ...
  6 Creating backend ...
  7 Loading socket FrontEnd module ...
  8 Starting SCIM as daemon ...
  9 Launching a SCIM process with x11...
 10 Loading socket Config module ...
 11 Creating backend ...
 12 Loading x11 FrontEnd module ...
 13 GTK Panel of SCIM 1.4.4
 14 
 15 Starting SCIM as daemon ...
 16 SCIM has been successfully launched.
 17 Smart Common Input Method 1.4.4
 18 
 19 User: xxx
 20 Home directory: xxx/home/xxx                                                                                 
 21 
 22      
 23    
 24 [1] 15606
 25 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'LocalePath'
 26 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'Test'
 27 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'Test'
 28 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'Test'
 29 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'Test'
 30 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'Test'
 31 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'TestRc'
 32 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'TestRc'
 33 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'Test'
 34 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'TestRc'
 35 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'TestRc'
 36 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'Test'
 37 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'TestRc'
 38 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'TestRc'
 39 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'Test'
 40 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'TestRc'
 41 [FVWM][execute_function]: <<ERROR>> No such command 'TestRc'
 
Old 03-04-2010, 07:22 AM   #2
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Which fvwm version are you using? I have no experience with crystal, but for sure it will require a recent 2.5.x fvwm version. It seems your fvwm doesn't recognize some command that it should be recognizing.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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Which fvwm version are you using? I have no experience with crystal, but for sure it will require a recent 2.5.x fvwm version. It seems your fvwm doesn't recognize some command that it should be recognizing.
I use fvwm_2.5.28. I think it is the latest one. Actually, I got crystal running quite well on my laptop. But for my new desktop it doesn't work.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 09:36 AM   #4
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.28 should be fine. Can you try fvwm without the crystal stuff?

Also, assuming that X is not killed and that the existing terminal window is operative, what happens if you try to launch "fvwm-crystal" manually from there?
 
Old 03-04-2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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.28 should be fine. Can you try fvwm without the crystal stuff?

Also, assuming that X is not killed and that the existing terminal window is operative, what happens if you try to launch "fvwm-crystal" manually from there?
Thanks for your post. I can use fvwm without crystal and it's running well. I can also use 'exec fvwm-themes' normally.

I also try to type fvwm-crystal manually from the terminal there but an error like 'another ICCM 2.0 compliant WM is running, try -replace'.

I tried to use '-replace' that I can't remember clearly what's happened but it seems just restart the X.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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It seems fvwm is somewhat running, but the crystal config is failing for some reason. If that's correct you should be able to run top or htop on that terminal window and see fvwm around somewhere. However I have no idea what the problem with crystal may be. Crystal is a complex configuration for fvwm. The problem could be virtually anywhere.

Just to be sure, can you post the whole contents of your .xinitrc file? Is it just fvwm-crystal or is there anything else in there?
 
  


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