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Old 08-08-2003, 02:20 PM   #1
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FVWM and a lonely gentooist

I have compiled fvwm - latest - , but i don't know HOW to make it my wm. anyone got a clue to what i should put in a possible .xinitrc file? i am tired of twm...
Old 08-08-2003, 04:14 PM   #2
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Where have you installed the binary fvwn?
And is it called fvwm or fvwm2?
Is it in your PATH?

If you use a graphical display manager login
(xdm, kdm, gdm, wdm) create a file $HOME/.xsession containing

#! /bin/sh
fvwm & wm_pid=${!}
xclock &
xosview &
wait ${wm_pid}
exit 0

and chmod 700 $HOME/.xsession

If you just use startx, use $HOME/.xinitrc as the name instead.


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