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Old 11-27-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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Question 9.10 with enlightenment & gnome


Hi everyone

I would like to try ubuntu with a different window manager. So far im gonna put a hold on the popular KDE and try out one thats more appealing to me. Enlightenment, does anyone have experience installing this on karmic koala?

Im aware that you can keep the gnome WM and install enlightenment and have an option of which to boot on startup.

Is it easier doing it this way?

So...any simple guides to installing enlightenment?

i thought this time, i would post my question before i got myself into a mess

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Old 11-27-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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If you want to try e16 it's in your package manager, and shouldn't give you any problems. If you want the latest and greatest e17, you'll have to get it through SVN, I believe.
I did find this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=916690 Guess I'll give it a go too.

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Old 11-27-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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If you want to try e16 it's in your package manager
Ah yeh?...can you tell me how to load it please?
 
Old 11-27-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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oh sorry. logout and select it from the options at the login screen. or manually e16 --replace.
 
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:20 AM   #5
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Ha!

I installed e17 last night into my Phalanx setup
I really like it,but I think I configured it wrong
as there's all kinds of stuff on the toolbar,like every app
and so i guess I got some learning to do...

Is there a nice tutorial somewhere on setting up/tweaking
e17??
Thanks!
 
Old 11-28-2009, 06:36 AM   #6
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Is there a nice tutorial somewhere on setting up/tweaking
e17??
You need to use the command
enlightenment-remote
Since the conf files are all bin files.
try
Code:
enlightenment-remote –help
or use the GUI

See also
http://wiki.enlightenment.org/index.php/E17_User_Guide
 
Old 11-28-2009, 06:37 AM   #7
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As always
Your the Man Repo
 
Old 11-28-2009, 12:15 PM   #8
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oh sorry. logout and select it from the options at the login screen. or manually e16 --replace.
that doesnt work....



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Ha!

I installed e17 last night into my Phalanx setup
I really like it,but I think I configured it wrong
as there's all kinds of stuff on the toolbar,like every app
and so i guess I got some learning to do...

Is there a nice tutorial somewhere on setting up/tweaking
e17??
Thanks!

how did you install it?
iis phalanx Gnome interface?...
 
Old 11-28-2009, 12:25 PM   #9
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how did you install it?
Open the package-manager => synaptic
search for e17 or e16
and install them.
Once installed, when you login, at the loginmanager, whre you put your login and pass, there is an option to choose the windowmanager you want to start.
 
Old 11-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #10
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Open the package-manager => synaptic
search for e17 or e16
and install them.
Once installed, when you login, at the loginmanager, whre you put your login and pass, there is an option to choose the windowmanager you want to start.
Ok so i went to System -> synaptic package manager

no such results for "E17, E16 or Enlightenment"
 
Old 11-28-2009, 05:38 PM   #11
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eeeBu
you gotta add the e17 to your sources.list
to do this goto System/software sources

add this line, hit the "add" button and copy/paste this into the box
Code:
deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os tinwoodman main
then; open a terminal and do
Code:
sudo wget -q http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os/key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
then do

Code:
sudo apt-get update
then do

Code:
sudo apt-get install e17-svn
it will take a while to build after downloading
my took abbout an hour
dont close the terminal while its building
 
Old 11-29-2009, 06:26 AM   #12
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does anyone know how i would enable my wireless in E17?

i must admit it is a stunning UI! fits perfect on netbooks, every window is set like in NBR so they take up less space. However i cant seem to get the taskbar to be 30pixel!! it skips in 4s :s
 
Old 11-29-2009, 10:16 PM   #13
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does anyone know how i would enable my wireless in E17?
How did you do it before? If you were using some gui that sits in the systray, you should be able to use it in E17 too.

I remember a few years ago there were problems with the systray in E17 since Carsten was not at all happy with the definition of what a systray actaully is, but I thought these were resolved.

Evo2.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 05:24 AM   #14
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I havent connect to the web yet with E17

there is nothing on startup to enable the wireless card and i cant run Network Manager that works on gnome for some reason. I think it is dedicated to gnome perhaps.

Any ideas anyone?
 
Old 11-30-2009, 05:33 AM   #15
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You should be able to use either network-manger or wicd. Or you can can configure your /etc/network/interfaces file and issue the command 'ifup eth0', where I'm assuming eth0 is the device you want to use.

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