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iancognito85
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 7:41 pm    Post subject: Window Managers Reply with quote

hi there,

i am interested in putting IceWM and enlightement on my Gentoo box. How do i go about doing this? how do i emerge them?

thanx

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You just need to type "emerge icewm enlightenment"

Ahh Gentoo :)

Edit: If you're unsure about emerge and portage in general, try reading these: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/portage-manual.xml and http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/portage-user.xml
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol
hey, thanks for your help! to run them, do i type:

idm for icewm
edm for enlightment?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tell you for sure, I don't use either of them :) If you look at the list of files being placed in /usr/bin at the end of each emerge, you should be able to spot the executable easily enough. Hopefully someone else will reply who knows what they're called :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

offie wrote:
lol
hey, thanks for your help! to run them, do i type:

idm for icewm
edm for enlightment?


I think the binaries are called 'icewm' and 'enlightenment'. You're
confusing a window manager with a display manager like xdm or gdm.
They aren't the same - you can still use xdm to spawn your X sessions
which run E or icewm...

--rtn
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright then, thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're using a display manager such as kdm or gdm, window managers are usually added "automagically". I'm not so sure about xdm. If you're not using a display manager and all (you type "startx" at the console instead), you need to create/edit your ~/.xinitrc file. It ought to look something like this:
Code:
#! /bin/bash
exec icewm

You might not need that first line... I don't have access to my linux box right now so I can't double-check. replace "icewm" with "enlightenment" for enlightenment.

If you're using a display manager, your ~/.xinitrc isn't read. If there's something you want to run automatically when you log in anyway (e.g. with my setup, I run xscreensaver at login and gnome's panel with fluxbox. maybe I'll post a screenie when I get the comp running again.), copy ~/.xinitrc to ~/.Xclients (note that capital X!). Once you have a .Xclients file, start gdm or whatever and choose "default" (I think... maybe it's "Xsession" or something) for your window manager.

If you want to start other programs when you log in, for example xscreensaver...
Code:
#! /bin/bash
exec xscreensaver &
exec enlightenment

will start xscreensaver and enlightenment. put the WM at the bottom and make sure the other "exec" commands have "&" at the end, but not the WM.

I hope I didn't go off on too much of a tangent :roll:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that helped me get Fluxbox running. Thanks Phantom!
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