On 02/23/2018 05:46 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
I run MATE, but to paraphrase a restaurant - "I want Debian MyWay" ;)
It was suggested that I wanted what KDE calls "activities".
It looked promising. I installed it. It suffers from featuritis.
fvwm-crystal was also suggested. When installed it was in some sense
"cleaner" but still too busy. Launched fvwm which had been installed by
the fvwm-crystal package.
It had "inherited" configuration items from fvwm-crystal. The web pages
I had read spoke of a default 1st run display. I could not figure out
how to get that to appear.
Having adequate space available I used netinst to do a base command line
only install to a new partition. It was followed by doing "apt-get
I rebooted expecting a minimal fvwm display. I got a command line.
To clarify I got a console command line (Whole screen is one window with
no graphical ornaments !)
I found that though a "/home/richard/.fvwm" directory had been created,
it was empty. I couldn't find copies of what files should have been
there on initial first run. Only instructions/examples for adding this
or that doodad.
It was suggested that
So to get you kick-started,
just create a file named "config" in your /home/richard/.fvwm
consisting of this one line:
That did not solve my problem.
I copied the file at http://www.einval.com/~steve/debian/fvwm2rc.example
to /home/richard/.fvwm2rc .
I then executed `fvwm2 -f "FvwmM4 .fvwm2rc"'
The result was " [fvwm][main] <<ERROR>> can't open display
Reasoning by analogy with use of startx I had tried "fvwm" at the
command line and received "can't open display".
I tried issuing "startx" itself and received "command not found".
When I had initially done "apt-get install fvwm", should some portion of
the Xsystem been installed?