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Old 04-10-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Guildford, England
Distribution: slackware-current running twm on laptop, slackware64 14.2 running fluxbox on desktop
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TWM Setup

Been playing around running TWM on an old Toshiba Qosmio. It's on top of a Slackware 14 install, all the package groups apart from KDE, KDEi, XFCE and XAP.

The twmrc was built around a twmrc file I found at:

My own one is attached to this post.

A lot of it I stripped out (particularly all the remote access stuff) but it was really useful to work from as the menu structures are all there for you to see and I managed to create my own menu structure from that. Obviously they are all related to software that I have installed but you can easily replace/rewrite sections as you see fit. Also, a lot of the menu items have geometry/positional flags added that suit my screen so you will probably want to play around with them.

I haven't delved in to all the mouse/keyboard related stuff in the twmrc yet, but it's an ongoing project. I've not yet sussed out a way to open the menu via the keyboard yet which I would like to do.

Other tweaks I have made come in the various config files such as .bashrc, .Xdefaults, .xpdfrc, .elinks etc... aliases to shell commands and appearance alterations to GUIs
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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I started messing with TWM a few days ago, when I installed Slackware in a rather old computer. Then I copied my twmrc to my normal desktop and that's what I'm using now.

My .twmrc is not very exiting, but it does what I need it to. It's a mix of various twmrc's I found around the net, so I cannot give proper credits cause I really don't remember what I stole from whom :P

Permament Iconmgr to use as taskbar, gkrellm and an xterm that I call in .xinitrc to start when I start x and a pacman ansi colorscript that I stole from crunchbag forum:
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:23 AM   #3
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For twm, this site has a lot of nice information Graham's twm



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