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Re: problems with fvwm



Please tell me what the last comment in this chain
(end of message) is all about?

Should I be taller also?  Younger perhaps?  Or is it
sufficient that when I have something of help to a
user, that I contribute it???

--- "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> on Thu, Aug 15, 2002, Larry Smith (doccpu@yahoo.com)
> wrote:
> > Some Questions:
> > 
> > 1) Did you install fvwm via a package, or download
> it
> > as a gz or something?  If installed as a package,
> I'd
> > think all would be well, font-wise.  I use fvwm95,
> > which is a package in Debian, and is nothing more
> than
> > fvwm with some settings making it look much like a
> > Windows 95 screen.
> > 
> > 2) When you say you can start it from an xterm,
> what
> > are you doing exactly?  Do you mean you open an
> xterm
> > while in another window manager, then start fvwm?
> > 
> > I don't use xdm, but I just log in on the
> non-x-window
> > screen, then type startx.  My .xinitrc specifies
> > fvwm95 as my window manager.  man startx gives an
> > example .xinitrc.
> > 
> > 3) When sizing windows, are you using the
> -geometry
> > statement?  I often use that for menu clicks to
> start
> > utilities I like.  Something like:
> > xterm -geometry 800x400 -e joe, for example.  
> > 
> > --- Imre Vida <Imre.Vida@anat.uni-freiburg.de>
> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > i have recently discovered fvwm 
> > > well OK i knew about it for quit a long time
> > > but now i recognized how well one can customize
> it
> > > 
> > > Now, my serious problem:
> > > 
> > > i can't get fvwm started by xdm
> > > it seems to crash the X server (blank screen 
> > > followed by the login in screen again)
> > > there are some error messages about fonts
> > > not found in .xsession-errors but nothing else
> > > 
> > > if i start an xterm first then i can launch fvwm
> > > (of course with the same error messages so i
> guess
> > > they are not the reason for the crash)
> > > 
> > > 
> > > further questions:
> > > - why can't fvwm find the fonts?
> > > they are definitely there
> > > 
> > > - i can't 'combine' vertical and horizontal 
> > > maximization of a window: doing one after the
> other
> > > switches back to the original size. this is not 
> > > exactly what i expected. why is it so?
> > > 
> > > 
> > > could you please give me some advice on this 
> > > problems - thanks
> > > 
> > > imre
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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