Re: xbase problem (2.0_
Ed Cogburn wrote:
> Ralph Winslow wrote:
> > Ed Cogburn wrote:
> > >
> > > Ralph Winslow wrote:
> > > >
> > > > When Clyde Wilson wrote, I replied:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Thu, 24 Dec 1998, Stan Brown wrote:
> > > > When I tried this I got
> > > >
> > > > # /usr/sbin/xbase-configure
> > > > ksh: /usr/sbin/xbase-configure: not found
> > >
> > > Hmmm, I'm running slink, and never heard of (and I looked for) this file.
> > >
> > > > I had been running fvwm95-2 and I'm kind of used to that, but it seems
> > > > that now
> > > > (since I upgraded to slinK, that is) I'm only able to get fvwm2. As you
> > > > can see, pon/ppp is OK as is netscape4.5 which I had been and am still
> > > > able to use. But
> > > > this window manager won't resize or reposition windows, doesn't Iconify,
> > > > etc.
> > > > How can I get fvwm95-2 back?
> > >
> > > What does your /etc/X11/window-manager file say?
> > ps aef shows that I'm running fvwm95 and that it's under
> > ~my_login_id/.xinitrc
> > but this window manager is totally different - I can't re-size or even
> > move the windows that I open, I don't have a color background, but a
> > cross-hatch background, focus changes by cursor moving into a window and
> > not by clicking on it, there's no bar at the bottom that shows iconified
> > tasks, nor a bar above it for launching xterms, netscape, etc nor clock,
> > nor system activity.
> Except for the part about not being able to move windows, it sounds like you
> are running fvwm2 (do you still have fvwm1?), but all window managers allow
Don't know anything about fvwm1.
> you to move the windows, so I'm not sure whats going on here. If you can move
> the focus (sure about this?),
Can't move windows, but can change focus by clicking. I'll attach ps
that shows /usr/bin/X11/fvwm95 running.
> This probably won't be the problem, but, make sure you have a symlink called
> xinitrc in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit. It should point to a
> /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file. this file, on its last line, should say '.
> > My .xinitrc checks for executable fvwm-95-2, then fvwm95, then fvwm,
> > then twm
> > and executes the first it finds - hence fvwm95. I'm considering a move
> Your .xinitrc shouldn't do this check; this is what /etc/X11/Xsession does!
> ??? (What's going on here?) Try renaming your .xinitrc to something else and
> run X. Does it work correctly (from above, I'm assuming fvwm95 is in the
> first line of /etc/X11/window-managers)?.
Moved ~/.xinitrc to ~/.xinitrc.hold; fvwm95 is the first line - I'll
that and other files.
> Do you get fvwm95 and the default
> xterm? If you still can't figure out the problem, then I have 2 suggestions.
> One, try reinstalling fvwm95, and say 'y' to the question 'do you want to make
> this wm the default?'. It might help.
I used dselect to remove, then re-install fvwm95 and fvwm95-icons (and a
other things dselect recommended) but install never asked 'do I want
> Second, come back to this list and
> show us *exactly* what you are doing. Show us the contents of ~/.xinitrc,
> /etc/X11/window-managers, /etc/X11/config, and make sure you have
> 'allow-user-xsession' in Xsession.options. Are you starting X with 'startx
> &', or are you using xdm.
startx (no &) - I had a bad experience with xdm - it would crash and
endlessly, disabling my system (had to boot from diskette). So now I
startx from tty6 as myself.
As noted above, I removed ~.xinitrc - the rest are attached.
> > to wmaker,
> By itself, WM is very nice, but if you are also running gnome (from what
> you've said, I don't think you are) then a simpler window manager, like fvwm2
> without the pager, is better.
> > but I don't want to spend time learning a new environment (not that I
> > really learned fvwm95-2; I just seemed intuitive).
> WM has a floating dock which can be configured while running WM; no mucking
> around in a config file is needed. This plus the debian menu makes WM easy to
> use. The WM configure program is also very much reccomended.
> Ed C.
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PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND
220 6 S 0:00 -ksh
9104 6 S 0:00 xinit /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc -bpp 24 -- -auth /hom
9112 6 S 0:00 /usr/bin/X11/fvwm95
9120 p1 S 0:00 -ksh
9126 p2 S 0:00 ksh
9128 p3 S 0:00 ksh
9130 p4 S 0:00 ksh
9132 p5 S 0:00 ksh
9134 p6 S 0:00 ksh
9135 p1 S 0:09 /usr/lib/netscape/netscape http://www.users.nac.net/rjw/
9152 p1 S 0:00 (dns helper)
9158 p6 S 0:00 ping mail.nac.net
9159 p3 R 0:00 ps
# This file contains a list of available window managers. The default
# Xsession file will start the first window manager that it can
# in this list.
# This file contains configuration flags for the X Window System.
# For a description of the meanings of the flags, see
# configuration options for /etc/X11/Xsession
# See Xsession.options(5) for an explanation of the available options.