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Old 11th January 2013
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Happy New Year to all.

Its been a while since I have needed any help. That's because all is running smooth.

My default 5.2 installation is working great. I am getting bored of the default fvwm and want to upgrade to the latest iteration so I can utilize some of the existing themes out there.

Trivial I know, but looking to live on the edge this year. Before doing so, I decided to read FAQ 7 (7.1 - 7.9) and FAQ 11 (11.1-11.5) but am still unable to find the file I will need to alter in order to point to FVWM2-2.6.5.

Don't spoon feed me the answer as I want to learn in the process. In the past I have installed other WM's and have created an .xinitrc file or altered my .profile.

I hope its not this obvious as I will feel like a total ass (I know I am setting myself up here).

As always thanks,

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This is not spoon feeding.

FVWM2 2.6.5 is available as a package for OpenBSD 5.2. It is packaged with a message that will display on install or update, and can be repeated by using pkg_info(1) with the -M option.

That install message no longer explains how to set your .xinitrc/.xsession file to use FVWM2. It used to. 26 months ago the message was changed to remove that guidance, though you can find it in the CVS repository for the ports tree, either via cvs(1) or via the CVS web interface at the Project website.

The answer is obvious, and you will have a facepalm moment when you discover it.
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My default 5.2 installation is working great. I am getting bored of the default fvwm and want to upgrade to the latest iteration so I can utilize some of the existing themes out there.
According to the FVWM homepage:

http://www.fvwm.org/

The latest version is 2.6.5, & it has been officially ported & is available as x11/fvwm2.

Have you installed the package?
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jggimi,

thanks for gentle nudge in the right direction. it also sounds like the answer is right front of my face.
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Not in front of it, no. You would have to first find an earlier version of the port's MESSAGE-main file for it to be in front of your face.

But it is obvious if you're familiar with .xinitrc/.xsession files.
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jggimi,

I did find this entry in ports/x11/fvwm2 "- stop explaining how to add fvwm2 to xinitrc, and remove some more obvious
bits."

Here is what I did: I created a .xinitrc file in my home directory and populated IT with the example found in the xinit man page. I then simply replace twm with fvwm2.

All seems to work but not sure why. Also, when I issue startx /usr/local/bin/fvwm2 it seems to work.

The why??? Is the most important thing to me.

Who needs luminosity ??
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Danger, Will Robinson!
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One shouldn't go around changing things all Willie-Nillie before one knows what those changes will exact on ones system.
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I did find this entry in ports/x11/fvwm2 "- stop explaining how to add fvwm2 to xinitrc, and remove some more obvious
bits."
You were close. In diff'ing version 1.2 back to version 1.1 of ports/x11/fvwm2/pkg/MESSAGE-main, you will see the following:

http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvswe...n?annotate=1.1
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All seems to work but not sure why. Also, when I issue startx /usr/local/bin/fvwm2 it seems to work.

The why??? Is the most important thing to me.
Studying the source for startx(1) is a good first step.
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You can also view the startx(1) man page.
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Will do and thanks a lot.

I guess spoon feeding is still needed when one is in his infancy of knowledge.



All is working fine again and the default look it is only minor. Now onto trying out some new themes.

I really do appreciate the help and will read/re-read the startx (1) man page.
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