Well, after days of try & error now here is my first finshed FVWM-Desk.
At this time the Desk is not really complete, there are a few things which will be inserted the next time, things like an Mailchecker with Popup (like Brices one), maybe another Titlebar, a menu-sidebar like PEMs one and something else.
I`m impressed and affected by all the wonderfull Desktops from all of you here and I have inserted a lot of Features from different Config-Files.
Thank you very very much for those Impressions!
O.K., for me FVWM is absolutly new Stuff and I`m learning and learning and a lot of things are results of try and error.
Nice crystal touch (I maybe already have said that somewhere else…)!
Allow me one things: Every schred of Fvwm that you have used is nicely rendered with anti-aliased fonts (XFT’s magic). 2 apps do not follow that and I know they can: mrxvt and torsmo. For mrxvt, I’m pretty sure that you could use something like:
mrxvt*xftFont: Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
mrxvt*xftmFont: Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
For torsmo, it’s a bit more tricky because you need to hack it so that it supports the XFT fonts. I’ve seen guys succeeding in doing so but I don’t like the idea to hack sources on a distro based on sources: it quickly becomes a nightmare to handle new enhancements. So, IMHO, I would rather install conky. It directly provides the support for anti-aliased fonts.
Wow, conky is very interesting, Ive installed it and youre right, the fonts are quit better and it looks really better than torsmo!!
First I had problems with ./configure (conky could`t find the procps-Headers) but now it works.
And the fonts in mrxvt are really better with your config.
Thank`s! Screenshots will follow this evening.
yes, Ill post my config, today or tomorrow, first I have to clean up everything, at ths moment its really confused.
If someone likes to get my Config, here is the package: Slackmans-Fvwm
Please read my next Post in this thread, Ill upload a new version with some fixed errors in the config and a few new features. Ive found some errors in this Pack. Please wait for the new one!
This Config is working well on my Linux-from-Scratch System with fvwm-2.5.13.
But I`m totally new in fvwm and do not know if everything is really correct
If you find any errors please let me know.
I`ll create a new config-package on Sunday this week than with the new button-Styles and a very clean config which makes fvwm starting faster. In my old config there have been a few errors and some Colorsets I do not need.
And then I have one question about the Wallpaper-Settings:
I`ve some trouble while starting fvwm and it seems because setting up the wallpaper.
If I use Esetroot as Command or + I Test (Init) Exec exec fvwm-root --dither --retain-pixmap ~/my-wallaper-dir, the wallpaper starts but sometimes some of my Modules/Scripts do not start like Pager or taskbar.
But if I use a command like:
(like it is in Brice` Config) everything works well.
What`s the reason for this?
Because of this error maybe its better not to download my config-package from this week, its better to wait for the new one which Ill upload next sunday, the next days I`m away from home.
Thnak you for all answers, I`ll reply on Sunday.
Here is my new Pack with a little Update (colored Buttons and some fixed errors) new-fvwm
I hope you like it!
Take a look at my config, theres a line where I have set my favourite Shell (zsh), first you have to change it, otherwise you cant get my fvwm working !