Login as root, copy the .tgz file to the /usr/local/src directory
and cd to that directory, then unpack the file:
tar zxvf fvwm95-xxx.tgz
A new fvwm95-xxx directory will be created, cd to that directory, then
compile and install the package:
By default, everything will install in /usr/local - this can be changed
with the --prefix option of configure (eg: ./configure --prefix=/usr/X11R6)
Everything should work right out of the box. However, you can
take the system.fvwm95rc config file, rename to .fvwm95rc and
copy it to your home directory. Check it to make sure that the ModulePath,
IconPath and PixmapPath options point to the correct directories.
Note: this (unofficial) version of fvwm95 has new modules, and
the taskbar has been modified - your own .fvwm95rc might not
work completely well. I suggest that you study the new system.fvwm95rc
or read the man pages (also available in html format).
The default configuration was designed to work best with some
xclass clients, so getting that package should be a good idea ;-)
After that, modify your .xinitrc or .xsession in order to start fvwm95.
Remove or comment out the line executing your previous window manager
(usually the last line in the file), then add at the end a command like
Start the X session, hopefully, a cyan screen with a taskbar and button
bar will appear. You may have to modify further the .fvwm95rc file
according to your needs. If you are not very familiar with the standard
fvwm2, you can take a look at the man pages, the syntax of the config
commands is explained there .