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FVWM as default WM?

Postby skenderbeg » Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:48 pm


I've been trying for 3 days to set FVWM as my default WM.

I have fedora core 4. I have made and configed the tar ball, I have edited the prefdm file in /etc/X11 to list FVWM as a choice (nothing shows up though). I have added fvwm to /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession, but still nothing.

I really, really want to be able to at least USE FVWm instead of being forced to use KDE or GNOME each time.

What more do I need to do to be able to access and use FVWM as my default WM?

Thanks in advance,
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RE: FVWM as default WM?

Postby A-Wing » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:32 pm

Edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop

Alternatively use the Sessions option in the graphical login.
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RE: FVWM as default WM?

Postby jjmac » Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:49 pm

I don't use xdm, but my /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession file just has ...

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# $Xorg: Xsession,v 1.4 2000/08/17 19:54:17 cpqbld Exp $
# $XFree86: xc/programs/xdm/config/Xsession,v 1.3 2001/01/17 23:45:24 dawes Exp $

# invoke global X session script
. /etc/X11/Xsession

The /etc/X11/Xsession does most of the work, but will look for coniguration/parameter files in my $HOME directory to use as over-rides ... The ".xsession" file i have there just has the string ...

fvwm -cmd "FvwmM4 -debug $HOME/.fvwm/.fvwm2rc"

It's all invoked via a "startx" command at the console prompt. I would expect that aside from the differences between a console and managed boot to X, both processes would be basically the same.

If you copy over or create ".xinitrc" ".xsession" ".xserverrc" (you may or may not have that one, if it isn't one of your xdm scripts, or in /etc/X11 then probably not. Its used in my system to start X). The main system wide files should look to your $HOME directory for those files, and if found use them instead. It is a good way to apply your own customisations.


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