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keyfitter

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How To: Install Enlightenment
« on: January 07, 2007, 07:26:24 pm »

    For those that bought the VL 5.8 Standard Deluxe edition, Enlightenment
is an option but the instructions to install it are poorly written. First of all,
the instructions say El17pkg --install but you will be using sh el17pkg --install.

Here is what I did. First copy the Elightenment folder fromthe CD to your
home directory. Then open up the konsole and go to that directory.
Change over to root. Then run "sh el117pkg --install" (without quotes)

keyfitter

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Re: How To: Install Enlightenment
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 07:28:24 pm »


  Whoops! I meant , Then run "sh el17pkg --install" (without quotes)

Colonel Panic

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Re: How To: Install Enlightenment
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 11:09:09 am »

Interesting. What I did was download it from the Linuxpackages website and then "installpkg <filename>". To start, just change the last line of xinitrc in the /etc/X11/xinitrc directory to enlightenment_start.

Beautiful though it is, I still keep returning to simpler window managers like fvwm, icewm and one of the blackbox derivatives.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2007, 03:18:30 pm by Colonel Panic »

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Re: How To: Install Enlightenment
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2007, 05:00:47 pm »



      Just installing it from Linux Packages is a lot faster and easier, but I
thought it would be fun to do it off of the CD and help out anyone new
who wanted to try it. What very little installation instructions are in the
README are wrong.

Enlightenment is alright, but I prefer KDE or XFce.

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Re: How To: Install Enlightenment
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2007, 04:51:32 am »
It's good that you did.because now others can learn from your experience.

I've had problems with XFce myself, which is why I don't use it now, and although I've not had much experience of KDE I beieve it's very heavy on system resources and I only have 256 MB of Ram. Hence, I tend to use more lightweight window managers like fluxbox, icewm (and perhaps windowmaker, which I downloaded from the repo and installed recently).
« Last Edit: January 27, 2007, 05:29:02 am by Colonel Panic »

hanimal

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Re: How To: Install Enlightenment
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 11:15:03 pm »
Just as a hint to others--

The "slacke17" package from linuxpackages.net contains an error which prevented it from working with kdm on my system.  The fix was to go into /opt/kde/share/apps/kdm/sessions/enlightenment.desktop and change Exec and TryExec to "enlightenment_start" instead of "enlightenment".

carl

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Re: How To: Install Enlightenment
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007, 01:21:05 pm »
#ThankĀ“s hanimal It is 8) I have installĀ“d following your advised. Here is a screnshot http://vectorlinux.dk/images/e17.jpg