dwmX 2019 base testing concept

Glad to here from you @mrneilypops.

Slowly but surely right !

What @altman said. Slowly but surely.

Might have to do with that


Little bit of systemd somehow.

My latest testing of dwmX concept has been using Devuan Beowulf +
XanMod kernel…
I want to move to a stable base and stock kernel.
systemd free but one of the main reasons for using Devuan is that when creating test ISOs recently with refractasnapshot on Debian I was getting too many kernel panics on the created ISO…haven’t found the reason for this and I never used to have this problem with Debian…

As I said before I have all my new dwmX configs stored ready to roll.

I will try and keep you guys posted on my progress…


Keep up the great work in there @mrneilypops

Guess one can add the Xanmod kernel repo afterward if wanted.

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Please don’t hesitate to share what you have already. We can do something good as a comunity. If you have all the configs ready, should we be able to reproduce your setup on archlabs?
Curious to see your workflow.
Was working in dwm for a years myself. Now using bspwm/sxhkd instead. Surprisingly it uses less resources, easier to config, no need to recompile, gaps included, rouded corners included. Configs are just shell scripts. Simplicity is a one of the most important features for me. And dwm is simple to use but not so simple to configure and maintain.


something is cooking…:wink:
Debian Buster base…


Looking good in there @mrneilypops

Awesome! Yay!

Thanks for sharing.

Erm…that will be an old dwmX ISO…new one is still ‘cooking’:wink:

dwmX 2019 ALPHA ISO uploading so SF…

Thanks for testing…



Congrats on the new ISO @mrneilypops

Congratulations! Nice work :muscle:

Thanks for your support guys.
A work in progress…but I hope by the time Buster ‘is born’ dwmX should at least be ‘tweaked’ to BETA.

As you guys have been so supportive here are a couple of notes re; the alpha so far;

*arandr is missing in action :wink:

*Firefox Quantum is ‘force installed’ [believe it or not Quantum is available in Stretch repos but not Buster repos…yet…

dmenu_extended fails to launch in VirtualBox??? [python errors…]

*refractainstaller seems to work OK but not very user friendly…TBD…

Also, a short review from my friend Mr.Ghosty aka Ghost Sixtyseven;



Thanks for the feedback…much appreciated.
Can you just expand a bit for me on the FF issue?
Did the browser not start at all?
I forgot to include pulseaudio on the alpha…so had no audio with FF Quantum until I manually installed pulseaudio on my VB install…


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Thanks mrneilypops for pushing it. Will have a look. :slight_smile:

I have opened a discussion forum on sourceforge for dwmX development;

My dmwX config is pretty much default.
I am sure you know that by default Firefox will launch on tag 9.
You will see the tag indicator light up when you launch Firefox.

{ "Firefox", NULL, NULL, 1 << 8, 0, -1 },