As a good introduction, here is what you can find on the official site :. Development is active, and support is excellent. Check it out! Mainly, it means that this WM read Window Manager can be configured as you want it to be, and can make what you want it to make. But this will not be accomplished without a bare minimum of effort…. Much better huh?
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Here is a nice chart to give you a glimps of the FVWM family tree. FVMW has since grown from its humble beginnings and is now one of the most configurable window mangers out there. Since the name 'Feeble' no longer applies to this window manager, many attempts at changing the name, or even creating urban legends about how the original meaning of the 'F' was lost have circulated around.
Most commonly it's just referred the F? Though there have been some attempts at making such tools, fvwm-themes for example, the amount of options involved cannot be easily summed up into a GUI, so the best way to configure fvwm is to write a personalized config file.
This guide is to help you get familiar with how the syntax for configuring FVWM is used. The first part of the guide will lead you step by step in creating a simple config file.
I have set the info to go into the config file aside so one could simply copy and paste as they work though the guide. My attention is to have you work though this guide copying and pasting some parts, but also taking some steps in modifying what I have put there so you can get use to the syntax and add your own flavor to the config.
After you are done creating the basic config in this guide, I then have an appendix full of more advanced topics and configurations that you can play with to implement into your desktop. By the end of this guide its my hope that you are familiar with FVWM and can then create your own config to turn it into your window manager. The man page is quite long, but once one has key words, it should be easy to search for how that is used in the configuration. Some of the configurations I present I will skim or skip over and expect you to use the man page to fill any any details I miss.
This guide is written for the configuration syntax of the unstable release, current at this time is fvwm I have not tested the configuration on the stable release, 2. My suggestion is to use the 2. Though its dubbed unstable, the basic functionality is stable and I have yet to notice any grave bugs from its operation. I also use bits of the Translucency patch in this config though I only present it as an alternative.
If your interested in using the translucency patch to add a more realistic transparency effect to your menus, instructions on how to install it can be found here. Though by the use of the 'Read' command, one could split the config file up into smaller config files.
For this guide we will just put everything into one config file. If you run fvwm, Don't be surprised if you think the default setup is quite ugly, cause many will agree with you, but that is a good place to start. The images I use in this guide can all be downloaded here.
It will create a. There is also a copy of the fvwm2rc that can be generated by copying and pasting though the first part of this guide. This file is parsed by FVWM when it starts up or is restarted and fvwm uses the info in here to set up the look and feel of your desktop. To comment out a line a ' ' is used. Lets put some comments at the top of the file as a starter. For example you could put the following at the top of your fresh fvwm2rc file.
Basic FVWM Installation in Arch Linux
The earlier post about my Fvwm Desktop was a fairly short one. In this second part I try to explain some parts of that configuration file. I have also made some changes to my desktop to make it more usable. Most of the following code segments can be written in any order and will work without any errors. As mentioned earlier, the online manual pages are a wealth of information and should be referred to whenever possible.
FVWM Beginners Guide
Here is a nice chart to give you a glimps of the FVWM family tree. FVMW has since grown from its humble beginnings and is now one of the most configurable window mangers out there. Since the name 'Feeble' no longer applies to this window manager, many attempts at changing the name, or even creating urban legends about how the original meaning of the 'F' was lost have circulated around. Most commonly it's just referred the F?
It is configured by editing text-based configuration files. FVWM also has a Perl library which allows one to create modules. Install the fvwm package or fvwm-git AUR for the development version. FVWM Crystal provides a separate session for a desktop environment like experience. Select FVWM from the session menu in a display manager of choice. Otherwise, add exec fvwm to your user's.
You may also have to install drivers for your video as described in the Beginners' Guide. For example, for i video. At this point you can go through the procedures in the Beginners' Guide for attempting a trial run of X using twm. If it works, great. If it doesn't, then you've probably got video driver issues see the Beginners' Guide for help. The test of X in the Beginners' Guide involves running it with the "twm" window manager a very, very old, simple window manager.