I’m running fvwm-2.5.21 (latest in Gentoo’s portage) on ~amd64. My layout is 1 Desktop with 9 pages (3x3) spanned over two monitors using nvidia’s TwinView.
When I start a VMware-Session (VMware 6.0.3.x aka latest version) and go fullscreen, the window gets sticky, althoug I have no sticky-rules in the fvwm-config and sticky is also disabled in VMware(tripple-checked).
Lets say, I start an VMware-session on the upper left page and then move the mouse downwards till fvwm switches to the next page, then VMware is there, too. If I set the VMware-session to also use both monitors, it doesn’t matter in which direction I try to switch pages, VMware is always there.
This behaviours isn’t what I want, I just want the VMware-session to be only on the page I started it. I do not have this “wrong” behaviour in KDE nor in GNOME. So, is this a bug in FVWM or in VMware?
Can some reproduce what I mean? Is there a fix or workaround?
I remember running vmware-server for testing purposes some weeks ago on fvwm (.25 instead of .21, though), and I don’t remember any odd effect regarding window managent (vmware is odd enough itself, but in other regards).
I can’t guarantee it though, since I just wanted to test one thing, and I uninstalled it afterwards.
I don’t know if I’ve correctly understood what you wrote.
What I’ve done:
Checked VMware options again - nothing there
started an VMw-Session and set it sticky trough VMws own option and then tried your FvwmConsole-stuff -> nothing
Set VMw-Session to sticky via fvwm and then did what you wrote -> nothing
This is really weird for me. The only idea left from my side is that vmw got problems with fvwm’s desktop and pages, so maybe using 3x3 desktops and not 3x3 pages could solve this - gonna try that after taking my meal, thanks so far.
I’m going to bed now, maybe some sleep brings up some new ideas. I’m gonna make some tests with some other WMs tomorrow.
If you’ve got the time and are willing, you could get a copy and a free 30-day trial version from VMware(.com) to try it yourself - I just checked it, it doesn’t matter what kind of OS I’m trying with, same problems with FreeBSD7 as guest.
Tried it with OpenBox, runs as I’d like to have it aka no problem there. Didn’t try it with fvwm and the pages as single desktops, cause that would be against my intention for my config - can try it, if needed, though. Maybe I’ll have a look at VirtualBox and see if that has the same problems - might take a while, need to compile QT
It’s doesn’t. But however, those ebuilds work. Make sure you save the patches, and not copy/paste them. If that doesn’t work, try to fetch them with wget. The patch tool is strict about line endings and the final empty line.