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Back in 1999/2000 my university switched from using TWM to FVWM2. I didn't like TWM but I loved FVWM2, even more than Afterstep, Window Maker, Gnome & KDE. The thing ...
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    QUERY: how to install/setup FVWM2/Motif


    Back in 1999/2000 my university switched from using TWM to FVWM2. I didn't like TWM but I loved FVWM2, even more than Afterstep, Window Maker, Gnome & KDE. The thing I love about FVWM2 was it's Motif look-and-feel.

    I remember Red Hat 5.2 (one of the best oldskool distros) default wm was FVWM2. Nowadays I can't find a distro that ships with FVWM2. Does anyone know if there's a distro that still uses FVWM2? Currently I use Fedora Core 4.1. Is it possible to install FVWM2 on any distro without breaking it? Also I had a look at the latest FVWM2 and doesn't look Motif anymore. Does anyone know whether it's still possible to get FVWM2 back to Motif look-and-feel aswell as installing it on latest distros/livecds?

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    You can make it look just about any way you wish. Here's a screenshot with a motif look about it:

    http://www.fvwm.org/screenshots/desk...screenshot.gif

    Yes, it should run fine on any distribution and development is constantly going forward.

    It's a small download, it's quick to install for experimenting, and it is easily removed if you don't like it.

    Have fun with FVWM and Linux!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    You can make it look just about any way you wish. Here's a screenshot with a motif look about it:

    http://www.fvwm.org/screenshots/desk...screenshot.gif

    Yes, it should run fine on any distribution and development is constantly going forward.

    It's a small download, it's quick to install for experimenting, and it is easily removed if you don't like it.

    Have fun with FVWM and Linux!
    I haven't got around to installing FVWM2 on linux but under Cygwin it doesn't provide a .fvwm2rc or .xinitrc file (is this normal FVWM2 build & install?) So when I load up in Cygwin I get the most basic no config setup. I remember FVWM2 for Red Hat 5.2 gave a generic .fvwm2rc file with green windows, top-left icon, top-right min/max buttons and more. Does anyone have this .fvwm2rc generic file? Or you can post me your .fvwm2 of that screenshot link you gave.

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    I'm not sure what the config files consisted of way back then, but now it generates one that's very basic and you have to either modify it, or substitute one of your liking.

    Here's the link where you can find the one in the screenshot:

    http://themes.freshmeat.net/projects/cdemu

    Take a look here for other screenshots (some of which include config files) for something you might like:

    http://www.fvwm.org/screenshots/desktops/
    oz

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