FVWM (F Virtual Window Manager) is a window manager for X11. It is designed to minimize memory consumption, provide a 3D look to window frames, and a virtual desktop.
|bidi||No||Enables bidirectional language support|
|debug||No||Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/qa/backtraces.xml|
|doc||No||Adds extra documentation (API, Javadoc, etc). It is recommended to enable per package instead of globally|
|gtk2-perl||No||Enable GTK2 Perl bindings|
|lock||No||Enable screen locking|
|netpbm||No||Enable NetPBM support (used by FvwmScript-ScreenDump)|
|nls||Yes||Adds Native Language Support (using gettext - GNU locale utilities)|
|perl||No||Adds optional support/bindings for the Perl language|
|png||Yes||Yes||Adds support for libpng (PNG images)|
|readline||Yes||Enables support for libreadline, a GNU line-editing library that almost everyone wants|
|rplay||No||Enable rplay support|
|stroke||No||Mouse Gesture support|
|svg||Yes||Adds support for SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)|
|tk||No||Adds support for Tk GUI toolkit|
|truetype||Yes||Yes||Adds support for FreeType and/or FreeType2 fonts|
|vanilla||No||Yes||Do not add extra patches which change default behaviour; DO NOT USE THIS ON A GLOBAL SCALE as the severity of the meaning changes drastically|
|xinerama||Yes||Add support for the xinerama X11 extension, which is mandatory if you work in multiple monitors setup|
FVWM's main configuration file is ~/.fvwm/config.
To start FVWM you can use a display manager or startx.
If want to use startx and want ConsoleKit support, setup ConsoleKit and create the following file: