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Old 11-11-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
duffmckagan
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Installing FVWM on Debian


I tried to install FVWM on Debian using

Code:
apt-get install fvwm
Everything went fine. But then when I logged in to FVWM, there was nothing there.
When I clicked, I did not get the options that I used to get on other distros, which had FVWM Pre installed.

I thought I was missing something, so I searched for FVWM in Synaptic, and tried to install everything that came up.

I now have FVWM-GNOME installed on my computer. Synaptic automatically removed the other versions that were conflicting.
Also, I am installing FVWM from the Debian CDs and not from the Internet.

Sadly, I cannot post a screenshot of my FVWM System.
Whenever I click on the Setup Form option (that I get on the menu activated upon clicking on the desktop) I just see a form but the text on it is nothing but gibberish!

Please help me..This is my first encounter with FVWM.
You can consider my understanding level ...above Newbie.


Also, I added some more stuff after reading some more on the Internet.

I did a

Code:
apt-get install xserver-xfree86
and apt-get picked up some packages from the Internet (from security.debian.org).
 
Old 11-13-2005, 06:18 AM   #2
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Hey,

Do you have x-window-server installed?

Depending on which branch of debian you use, you may want xserver-xfree86 or xserver-xorg

I think you need to read up a bit more about debian before you install it.

Regards,
Gavin
 
Old 11-13-2005, 07:37 AM   #3
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Quote:
>I think you need to read up a bit more about debian before you install it.
Debian or FVWM?

Yes. I tried to search on Google about installing FVWM on Debian. But I hardly got any relevant results.

Quote:
>Depending on which branch of debian you use, you may want xserver-xfree86 or xserver-xorg
I did a install of apt-get xserver-xfree86 already. (My First post tells that)
Also, I don't think that FVWM would specifically require Xorg, cuz both of them are same...but only have been swapped due to Patent / Licensing issues.



Quote:
Do you have x-window-server installed?
I will check it and let you know.
Also, I have installed Enlightenment and it works quite fine. (I haven't used anything other than KDE and GNOME in my whole life, and I think I will try somethin' new. So I am looking for some good, light on the desktop type of a Desktop environment, that combines the power of KDE and GNOME..and is highly customizable.
So FVWM, Window Maker, Enlightenment etc. are on top of the list.
I know of some other DEs as well, but they aren't that famous!
 
  


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