On a fresh Arch Linux install running ctwm, if I do a simple wmctrl -l, I get

Cannot get client list properties. 

I've done plenty of minimal Arch Linux installs, all basically the same, and I've never had this issue. The output is pretty vague to troubleshoot what is missing/wrong.


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Oddly toggling the iconmanager for ctwm on and off fixed this and a few other things.

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