I’ve run RH/Fedora, with Gnome as my desktop environment, on my laptop’s linux partition for a little while now, but I’d like to try a wm that forces me to interact more with the command line. Therefore, I’ve been trying to get fvwm to be my default wm, and so far, I’ve had no luck. I tried all sorts of things with gdm/xdm, but while
fvwm -replace would work from the command line when I was already in Gnome, fvwm would not load. To isolate whether the problem was in my fvwm install (I installed an i386 rpm of 2.4.19 from rpmfind.net) or the way Fedora/gdm was handling X, I set my default runlevel to 3 in /etc/inittab. Then, after I logged in at the text login prompt, I ran
startx. My ~/.xinitrc is:
I was able to login successfully, but then there’s just a blank screen – fvwm seems to hang before it loads.
I’m sorry I can’t include more details, but part of my problem is that I don’t know where startx or fvwm is logging (if at all). I’ve tried looking at the faq and searching the forums, and of course googling, but I can’t find directions on how to check on fvwm’s errors. Any help, even with isolating where to find what the problem is, would be appreciated!
IBM Thinkpad R51
Fedora Core 3