I am running RH 5.0 kernel 2.0.31. I want to set up global window
manager defaults to run fvwm2 with the fvwm95 style. I want this to be
THE wm upon running "startx" for any and all users I add. Right now, I
can't get a functional wm to run for any users, only for root. Under
root, fvwm2 starts fine and it is in the fvwm95 style. For users, I get
jack squat: a grey screen with a moveable X-shaped cursor and that is
all. If I left click with the mouse, I get a menu with a single item in it:
I have run "locate xinitrc" and "locate fvwm2rc" and have found ONLY
system.fvwm2rc. Apparently, this is (symbolically?) linked to .fvwm2rc,
or so I assume (if I run xfm and look at system.fvwm2rc in its X11R6
directory, for instance, the file icon has a chain link image over it).
I tried copying system.fvwm2rc to my personal /home/poneil directory as
.fvwm2rc but this did nothing. I then tried copying system.fvwm2rc to my
user directory as is (system.fvwm2rc) but this did nothing as well.
I do not understand where root is getting the information necessary to
run fvwm2 with fvwm95 style while no user account does. There are no
wm-associated files in my /root directory (no .fvwm2rc, no .xinitrc,
nada, nothing, nunca, neechevo).
What I need to know is what are ALL the files that I need to have and
edit (and what do I add to these files) to make the system-wide default
wm to be fvwm2 and the style to be fvwm95? I assume that making GNOME
the system-wide default wm would follow a similar path? (I have it
downloaded but haven't tried installing it yet...I wanted to at least get
a functional wm up and running first before messing with new ones).
Please help. Right now, all I can do to run a fully functional wm is
login as root.
I have read thru the man page on fvwm2 but it really didn't help as it
seems to require good familiarity with setting up wm in the first place.
I need basic instruction. I also read thru the XFree86 howto but found
no aid there either.