fvwm configuration files?

fvwm configuration files?

Post by Greg Harfs » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00



        I'm trying to configure my fvwm95-2 window manager, but I am
having trouble finding the appropriate files.
        I am running RedHat 4.2, and have just been using the default
settings for the window manager.  I have tried changing several different
files, such as /etc/X11/fvwm95-2/fvwm2rc95 and
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fvwm95-2/system.fvwm2rc95.  I have also tried copying
these to $HOME/.fvwm2rc95 and $HOME/.fvwm95rc.
        Anyway, none of my changes seem to take any effect.  I have tried
commenting out sections and everything.
        Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong?  I just need to know
what file to edit.
        Thanks.

Greg

 
 
 

fvwm configuration files?

Post by Christian Hamache » Sat, 07 Mar 1998 04:00:00



>         I'm trying to configure my fvwm95-2 window manager, but I am
> having trouble finding the appropriate files.
>         I am running RedHat 4.2, and have just been using the default
> settings for the window manager.  I have tried changing several different
> files, such as /etc/X11/fvwm95-2/fvwm2rc95 and
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fvwm95-2/system.fvwm2rc95.  I have also tried copying
> these to $HOME/.fvwm2rc95 and $HOME/.fvwm95rc.
>         Anyway, none of my changes seem to take any effect.  I have tried
> commenting out sections and everything.
>         Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong?  I just need to know
> what file to edit.
>         Thanks.

> Greg


Go to another thread in this NG:

   Subject: Re: Customizing XFree86
   Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 10:41:13 +0100


Somebody else had the same problem, and found a solution.

GRTX,

        -Chris

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1. fvwm...doesnt' read .fvwm file??

I want to start using fvwm, so I read the man pages and started to
play with it.  Thing is, the only file that it will read (at startup)is the
default file (sample.fvwmrc).  No I know that I can change ThAT file,
but I'd like to have a .fvwm file in my home dir.  I created one, but
X doesn't want to read it.  I can run olvwm with no problem, but the
.fvwm file gets ignored.
  I commented out the olvwm line in my .xinitrc, and added fvwm &
I know that it looks in my home dir, because I changed the default
file name in the default dir and startx didn't work.  When the fail
came up, it told me that it couldn't find the default file OR the
.fvwm file in my home dir.  I have the permissions set to all read and
write, but I don't have the execute set, since the default file works
and it is not executable.  Anyone have any ideas about this?

Thanks
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