Setup JWM Window Manager for Raspberry Pi

by Lewis Loflin

See JWM wiki. JWM (Joe's Window Manager) is a featherweight window manager for the X11 Window System written in C; it's under active development and is maintained by Joe Wingbermuehle. JWM uses approximately 5 MB of resident memory under normal operating conditions.

Used in Damn Small Linux, Puppy Linux, and other lightweight distributions is fast and easy to configure. It should be used with the Rox-Filer pinboard, pcmanfm or perhaps idesk. Install JWM:

$ sudo apt-get install jwm x11-apps

I already have a menu built for this project do the following in your home directory from a terminal:

$ wget http://www.bristolwatch.com/rpi/dl/jwmrc
$ mv jwmrc .jwmrc

The above renamed jwmrc to .jwmrc is a hidden file. In .xinitrc uncomment jwm.

See Raspberry Pi Window Manager Control with Xinitrc

To edit the JWM menu:

~ $ leafpad ~/.jwmrc

Go by this sample code noting path to icon an command.

<Program icon="/usr/icons/apps/gnome-mixer.png"
 label="Zmixer">zmixer</Program>


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