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Old 09-21-2003, 05:59 PM   #1
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NetBSD Desktop Question.


What basic desktop environments does NetBSD come with ? Does it have ICEWM also ? Thanks.

Yesterday, I tried to install FreeBSD again. It has no ICEWM. Looks like that is a whole separate install/download. I wasn't prepared for this.

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Old 09-21-2003, 08:29 PM   #2
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if you still have freebsd , all you have too do to get icewm is
cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/icewm && make install clean and it is fetched compiled and installed , Icewm is fairly popular so net probably has it , why don't you take a look through the netbsd ftp site?
 
Old 09-21-2003, 09:01 PM   #3
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Oh ! I didn't know this yesterday. So FreeBSD already has ICEWM then ? Once installed how can I get FreeBSD to start ICEWM when I pres startx ? There are no instructions for this on the FreeBSD handbook. Please assist. Thanks.

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Old 09-21-2003, 09:39 PM   #4
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After it is done installing scroll back up and look at where the documentation has been put. Also check out the icewm site it should have documentation. Every window manager i know of has a different line you need to put in ~/.xinitrc to start it with "startx" ie. exec kde , gnome-session ,exec fluxbox... I don't use icewm but a guess would be exec icewm ? If you need to find out if freebsd has a program you want in the future you can either check www.freebsd.org/ports or
cd /usr/ports && make search key=whatyouarelookingfor
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:02 PM   #5
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Originally posted by whistles
if you still have freebsd , all you have too do to get icewm is
cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/icewm && make install clean and it is fetched compiled and installed , Icewm is fairly popular so net probably has it , why don't you take a look through the netbsd ftp site?
This is a great suggestion:
cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/icewm && make install clean

So I do all of the above in just one line then ? Also, since I am a newbie and will have just a basic install, how can I setup the PPP connection in FreeBSD from the command prompt ? Wouldn't this be needed to get ICEWM ?

Also, inorder to start ICEWM with startx, I need to make the following .ixintrc file (provided at end). In which directory should this be placed ? Will all these lines be OK or should I omit any of them ? Thanks.

Vijay

Source: http://www.icewm.org/FAQ/IceWM-FAQ-3.html#ss3.3

The following is a (reasonable) .xinitrc file used as an example by Marko:
#-----------------------------------------------------------
# .xinitrc
#-----------------------------------------------------------

# run profile to set $PATH and other env vars correctly
. $HOME/.bash_profile

# setup background
xsetroot -solid '#056'

# setup mouse acceleration
xset m 7 2

# run initial programs
xterm &

# start icewm, and run xterm if it crashes (just to be safe)
exec icewm || exec xterm -fg red

#-----------------------------------------------------------
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:27 PM   #6
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"So I do all of the above in just one line then ?" yes sir
PPP i have not a clue , only used it with cable. I am sure the handb ook will have a section on it.
.xinitrc goes in your home directory
"Will all these lines be OK or should I omit any of them" probably try it and find out (never used icemw)
 
  


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