FVWM3 on manjaro? arch?

Has anyone installed version3 of fvwm on manjaro or arch? If so, would you mind sharing how you did so? If not can some really nice person help me see if it will run on my gear? I’ll test v. 3 then on manjaro. :partying_face:

I’m currently using fvwm3 on archlinux!
afaik if you want to have it on ur machine you’ll have to compile it from source, there is currently no precompiled fvwm3 package on arch.
here are the instructions to install FVWM3 on ur machine, assuming you’re running arch or an arch based distro!
First visit The Installation page and check if you have all the core dependencies installed, this is important as the installation will probably fail if anything is missing.


git clone https://github.com/fvwmorg/fvwm3

cd fvwm3

./autogen.sh && ./configure && make

make install (sudo if needed)

That’s it, now you have Fvwm3 installed on your system, if you’re using a display manager, go to /usr/share/xsessions and create a file called FVWM3.desktop and paste this content:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=The fvwm window manager

then logout or reboot (prefered) and it should be available as a session on ur display manager of choice.

Hope this helps.

@punpun Thank you! I’ll give it a go.

EDIT: The build/install worked beautifully. Thank you, again.