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The nuts and bolts => Technical General => Topic started by: thunderheights on July 22, 2008, 10:49:37 am

Title: LXDE Help (solved)
Post by: thunderheights on July 22, 2008, 10:49:37 am
I would really like to get LXDE to work on my computer.
I have downloaded lxde-common-0.3.2.1>
lxpanel-0.3.8.1>
lxsession-0.3.2>
I have run ./configure>make>su Make install> on panel and session...
I don't know if I have lxde_common installed correctly...
I have no taskbar and crazy, disappearing, and unruly icons on the desktop!
Any help would be much appreciated
thanks!

Vector Linux 5.9 Light Beta 3
64 MB RAM/ 754.36 MHz AMD Duron /30G HD, (1/2 of which I'm sharing with Win XP)
Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 22, 2008, 10:55:03 am
Use vpackager.
Build from Ports
search for LXDE
click each package name and hit CTRL+M to edit the build script
update the version numbers to match withever you are trying to install

it should automate the process for you

There are several components, you'll need to update the version number to each one of them

lxde-common
lxappearance
lxpanel
lxsession-lite
lxnm
lxtask

You'll also need
Openbox
obconf
pcmanfm

Optional
hal

Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: budulay on July 22, 2008, 06:28:58 pm
Hi, maybe I don't see the whole iceberg, but why should you compile lxde?
Couldn't you just install it via slapt-get, as I did on my VL5.9 Standsrd?
Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 22, 2008, 09:11:42 pm
The one in the repos is an older version
Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: budulay on July 23, 2008, 07:26:39 am
Thank you, M0E, now I see the whole picture.
BTW, does VL5.9 Light RC2 has the latest lxde version?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 23, 2008, 07:29:04 am
No.. Even the final light version has the old version of LXDE, this is because LXDE developers move real fast... and during the testing phase of vl-light, they made quite a few releases. VL Light had to freeze at some point to get bugs tracked and worked out... so it shipped with the old version.
There have been many improvements to the lxde project, but these are only available via the ports system.
Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: budulay on July 23, 2008, 08:23:46 am
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BTW, does VL5.9 Light RC2 has the latest lxde version?
I mean the final one ::)
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There have been many improvements to the lxde project
Great! Hope it will run even faster and the panel will be on it's place :D
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but these are only available via the ports system
I am planning to install VL Light on my box, so I'll play with it :P

Thank you for reply.
Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: thunderheights on July 29, 2008, 07:57:28 pm
Thanks for your helpful replies! I realized, when working on this, that I had not downloaded and installed
VL-5.9-Light final iso. I was still using beta 3.
Wow! I LOVE this version! Getting a dial up connection working was much easier...GTKfind...a great addition...LXDE included...I have just started exploring, so please excuse me, I must go play with my new toy!!
Thanks Again
Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: caitlyn on August 06, 2008, 04:37:28 pm
Yep, VL Light Final is nice :)  It's usually customary to add [solved] to the topic when it's solved for you.

FWIW, I also want the newest LXDE.  Time is in short supply but I hope to have a chance to build regular VL 5.9 packages for a newer version so that folks who want to try the latest out of the testing repositiory rather than compiling their own should be able to.
Title: Re: LXDE Help
Post by: wcs on August 06, 2008, 06:28:22 pm
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Time is in short supply but I hope to have a chance to build regular VL 5.9 packages for a newer version so that folks who want to try the latest out of the testing repositiory rather than compiling their own should be able to.

Great! Thanks.
I've tried it once from the repos and have been somewhat discouraged by some bugs.
I'll definitely check the latest version.