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Old 26th June 2012, 09:04 PM
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F17 with DWM not working

I installed FC17/i686 on my desktop...

I used yum to install dmenu, dwm, and dwm-user, and modified xinitrc to execute dwm.

When I type in startx to run dwm, dwm does indeed start up, but no commands work.

Pressing [Ctrl+Alt+F2] closes dwm and goes into text-only mode with the following shown:

dwm: missing fontset: JISX0201.1976-0
dwm: missing fontset: GB2312.1980-0
dwm: missing fontset: KSC5601.1987-0
dwm: missing fontset: JISX0208-0
dwm: missing fontset: ISO8859-14
dwm: missing fontset: ISO8859-4
dwm: missing fontset: ISO8859-3

[The reason I press [Ctrl+Alt+F2] is because the main screen, tty1, shows only a black screen and cursor--forcing me to use the second window.]

I have tried the following, but it didn't really help...
Code:
yum install fonts-ISO*
I have been trying to install DWM in any way possible on different distros for two days... this is the closest I've gotten.
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Old 27th June 2012, 09:54 AM
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Re: F17 with DWM not working

Try to install some of these fonts:

Code:
yum list "xorg-x11-fonts*"
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Old 27th June 2012, 01:52 PM
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Re: F17 with DWM not working

And if you find out it was some required fonts missing, you may report a bug for that.
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Old 27th June 2012, 03:54 PM
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Re: F17 with DWM not working

It's often an issue with xterm and some required font. Install terminus fonts.

Note also (you probably know this, but I didn't seen it mentioned) that with Fedora, the default mod key is Mod4 (the Windows key) rather than alt. Try windows P to open dmenu and if you have another terminal installed, e.g., urxvt, that will probably open. If I remember correctly, doing yum install terminus-fonts fixed it for me. Also note that firefox will open on tag 9, not on the default tag 1.

I have a little page on dwm, whether useful or not for you I don't know, but at any rate

http://home.roadrunner.com/~computertaijutsu/dwm.html
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Old 28th June 2012, 01:14 PM
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Re: F17 with DWM not working

The thought also occurs to me--did you install xterm? A minimal X-org install (and even a full fledged Gnome install) won't install xterm. The default Mod4+Shift+Enter would then do nothing, because there was no xterm to start.
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Old 28th June 2012, 01:24 PM
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Re: F17 with DWM not working

Does this help?
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...9&postcount=26
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...ht=minimal+dwm
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Old 28th June 2012, 01:52 PM
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Re: F17 with DWM not working

Ok, I just did a test on a VM.

Did a minimal install of F17. That is, booted from the netinstall iso, and chose minimal as my option.

Rebooted, created a user.


Then ran yum -y install dwm, which brings in both terminus-fonts and xterm, therefore, so much for my idea.

Then just installed xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-11-drv-vesa xorg-x11-evdev xorg-x11-xinit (used vesa because it's a VM and I was in a hurry).

As user, I made a $HOME/.xinit that just reads

exec dwm

And it started.

Did the OP try mod4 (windows key) and p to see if dmenu opened?
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