"KARR, DAVID" <dk0...@att.com> writes:
> I'm new to fvwm, although I used X11 a lot in the previous millenium.
> I'm connecting from my Win7 laptop to an Ubuntu box with "tightvnc",
> running tightvncserver on the ubuntu box and TightVNCViewer on the
> Win7 laptop. I get to the ubuntu box through an intermediate
> jumpserver, and I have a local port forward so the Win7 laptop can use
> the vnc port.
> In my "~/.vnc/xstartup" file, the last line runs "exec /usr/bin/fvwm".
> When I run the client and connect to the port, I can get to the fvwm context
> menu and create an xterm, and from there create other windows.
> The strange thing is that after I've been working with this for a few
> minutes, and then perhaps switch the focus to other windows on my Win7
> box and then later return to the vnc client window, I find that all I
> see is a grey fvwm background. I can create another xterm window, and
> if I do "ps -elf | grep xterm", I see the original xterm window, not
> to mention other windows that I've created. Also, if I select
> "Restart fvwm" from the context menu, I briefly see all the other
> windows that I've created, and then they disappear.
> I've gone through this sequence a few times now, and it's repeatable.
> Why might those windows be disappearing? Is this a fvwm problem, or a
> TightVNCViewer problem?
I'm replying to your first post, but I've read the other 2.
Because you saw windows in the pager, I'm guessing you moved them to
another page or desk somehow. Could be you minimized them and
had no icons available too.
When you go through the "auto" configuration step, Fvwm
creates a $HOME/.fvwm/.fvwm2rc file. Read it to see how
to create key bindings and to see if you have bindings to toggle full
If you don't already have one, they are easy to create.
You can access the built in menu with F1 (or Shift F1)
if unshifted F1 got assigned.
As you might be catching on, Fvwm is for people that like total
control of their system.