Giving FVWM a try…. Again

fvwm bannerI was going to just apt-get fvwm but i noticed the fvwm package was/is old. So I decided to compile from source. While I was compiling from source I came across a few errors upon compile.. so i knew i had to add a few packages.

sudo apt-get install librplay3 libdb3 libart2 gnome-bin gnome-libs-data gdk-imlib11-dev libgnome-dev

I was having a problem with getting GDK image support in FvwmGtk and getting GNOME libs support in FvwmGtk …. I headed over to #fvwm and i was lead down the correct path 😀 Go to … Now why didn’t i think of that??

checking for GDK IMLIB – version >= 1.8.0… yes
checking for gnome-config… no
checking for file in yes… not found

Which resulted in:

With GDK image support in FvwmGtk? no: Failed on gdk-imlib, see config.log
With GNOME libs support in FvwmGtk? no: Can’t find working gnome-config
So i then added some more packages

sudo apt-get install gdk-imlib11-dev libgnome-dev


With GDK image support in FvwmGtk? yes
With GNOME libs support in FvwmGtk? yes
a few hours later I load it up with a config file i found online (you may ask why use a config file u foun online?? if u saw default of fvwm you would not ask that question) It look nice and puurrrty.

BUT it’s not mine….. to really get the true beauty of FVWM you need to sit down and create what you want how you want it. To be honest i really dont have the luxury to mess with it like that.

I started out saying i wanted to have more control over my desktop, FVWM will allow you to do just that have control, that control comes at a price though…… a price i just cant really afford right now. 😦


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