On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 11:52:02AM -0700, Peter Scott wrote: > 1. If I delete $HOME/.fvwm (so my config file is gone) then fvwm starts > under the gnome-session, although it complains about not being able to > find a config (or .fvwm2rc) file. (What does fvwm use for a config in > that case? I have no idea.) Of course then I get crummy titlebars > (even over the gnome panels) etc., which I have no idea how to fix.
OK, here's what FVWM does. (Why some of this isn't documented is beyond me). When FVWM loads it loads a *minimal* internal set of commands -- just the barebones so that *something* happens. Once that is done, it then goes on to read: $(fvwm-config -d)/ConfigFvwmDefaults It's *this* file which defines some initial key-bindings (for things like menus) and a few style options, as well as mouse-bindings (needed to display buttons on the titlebar anyway). In addition, this file also defines some of the internal functions such as WindowListFunc. Often is the case that one's own ~/.fvwm2rc file overrides some aspects of this anyway. Once it's done that, then FVWM goes on to look for *one* of the following files in the order listed, using whichever one comes first: $HOME/.fvwm/config /usr/local/share/fvwm/config $HOME/.fvwm/.fvwm2rc $HOME/.fvwm2rc /usr/local/share/fvwm/.fvwm2rc /usr/local/share/fvwm/system.fvwm2rc /etc/system.fvwm2rc As for titlebar removals, you'd need to do that via Style lines in your ~/.fvwm/config file (since you're using FVWM 2.5.21) a la: Style foo !Title, !Borders etc... Note that deleting your ~/.fvwm/ directory means nothing -- FVWM only recreates it anyway. > 2. I don't think my config file is at fault, however, since if I > replace my config file with, say, system.fvwm2rc, or > system.fvwm2rc-sample-1 (samples that are in the fvwm source distro) > it also does NOT work. Which means you can't be forcing FVWM to run under a session manager at all. What steps are you undertaking to try and do this? > (Maybe there are other ways to accomplish this, but the above works for > me.) A little dated now, but see: http://linuxgazette.net/100/adam.html -- Thomas Adam -- "He wants you back, he screams into the night air, like a fireman going through a window that has no fire." -- Mike Myers, "This Poem Sucks".