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Edrx's Fvwm page

Fvwm is my favorite window manager. I used it until 2014, when I had to switch to a WM that could display the wifi status app-thingy... at that moment I couldn't make stalonetray work, and I couldn't start a secondary X server with "xinit -- :1.0 vt8", so for some years I was forced to use only window managers that I didn't like.

Now I am starting to use Fvwm again. I am using fvwm3 compiled from git, with this trick to convert all its manpages to PDFs and .txts for quicker access. I use this shell function - "a" - twice to start an X server with fvwm: when I run "a" from VT5 it runs "xinit -- :1.0 vt8", that starts a very bare X session with just an xterm, and when I run "a" in that xterm it starts fvwm, or replaces an fvwm that is already running.

A problem: FvwmCommand is not working. Details here.



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I need to organize this

From 1994 to 2004 (?) I used the Linux text-mode consoles ("VT"s) almost exclusively: X was just for graphical web browsing (for most things there was lynx) and for seeing .ps and .dvi files. Then I decided to fix my fvwm initizalion files, that were slightly tweaked versions of the ones by Lars Wirzenius that were the default in several GNU/Linux distributions many years before...