[xubuntu-users] Using fvwm2 with xubuntu (or ubuntu)

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Mon Aug 17 13:53:07 BST 2009

Chris G wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 12:06:00PM +0200, Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>> Chris G wrote:

> Because it might break something and this is my desktop system which I
> need to have working.  
Sure. But what would you think happens to your working xfce 
system after you add fvwm2 to your installed software?

Exactly: Nothing, it will work just as it did before, you 
will have another wm choice in your list of installed GUIs 
and that's about it.

I don't have two systems to compare either,
> currently I use xubuntu (i.e. xfce4 desktop), it's not trivial to
> change to ubuntu (and gnome) just to see if fvwm2 acts differently in
> that environment.
why should you do this. Fvwm2 does not depend on gnome and 
vice versa. Actually it is one of the oldest wms and was 
invented decades before xfce, KDE, Gnome came into existence.

> There are lots of (for example) configuration utilities which are
> specific to either Gnome or Xfce and what I'm asking is how well these
> integrate with fvwm2.  I.e. does the ubuntu fvwm2 installation use (or
> try to use) any of these?  If it does it will probably work better whe
> installed 'on top of' Ubuntu/Gnome rather than Xfce4.
AFAIK fvwm generally has no configuration utilities except 
manually changing the configuration file syntax.

Other than that, generally, any application that works on 
your current desktop, will work on FVWM2, just as well.

Kind regards

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