Re: Problems with clean install of fvwm
- Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:51:12 -0600
- From: John Hasler <jhasler@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Problems with clean install of fvwm
Richard Owlett writes:
> I rebooted expecting a minimal fvwm display. I got a command line. I
> found that though a "/home/richard/.fvwm" directory had been created,
> it was empty. I couldn't find copies of what files should have been
> there on initial first run. Only instructions/examples for adding this
> or that doodad.
You should get an empty display. Clicking it should get you a menu.
One of the choices should be some sort of configuration widget. I've
never used it: like most fvwm users I have a highly idiosyncratic config
that has evolved over many years.
You should install all the recommended and and suggested packages. The
default config others have suggested is a good starting point.
However, the fact that you got a command line is a problem. Did you
install a display manager? If not you need to start X manually.
Elmwood, WI USA