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Old 02-11-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
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ICEWM: A nice window manager.


Ayone else out there use icewm?

At work I'm stuck on a pentium 200Mhz, and gnome2/kde3 makes my system crawl.

Anyway, icewm is nice, but the configurability is a bit lacking. I miss the fluxbox/blackbox way of configuration.

In icewm, at the bottom right corner of the toolbar, there is an envelope icon. When I click on this, it attempts to open pine. Since I don't use pine, this is useless.

1. Is there a way to get rid of this icon?

2. How do I change the system time? Running Red Hat 8.0, I assume it's done on the command line? Thanks.
 
Old 02-11-2003, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hmmm ... if you miss fluxbox, why not just install it? ;)
It's small & fast enough...



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Old 02-11-2003, 04:38 PM   #3
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Well, I like to tinker with my desktop. Fluxbox is a nice WM also.

But I'm really liking the Win95-style look&feel of IceWM.
 
Old 02-11-2003, 04:50 PM   #4
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I'm running icewm on a 200-MHz machine with just 80 MB of RAM and it's easy to configure. You should find, in your home directory, a hidden directory named ".icewm" and in that file you'll find a file named "preferences" which has all the controls for icewm. To get rid of the mailbox, look for the line "TaskBarShowMailboxStatus=1 # 0 / 1" and change "=1" to "=0" (the values after the comment symbol of each line indicate the acceptable values for this attribute).

After making such a change, re-start icewm; there's an option to do this on the main menu, under the logout category.

Search Google for icewm to locate many helpful utilities that let you customize it. I use IceWMPref, which provides a GUI to the preferences file, but nothing stops you from just editing the file by hand as I described...
 
Old 02-11-2003, 04:51 PM   #5
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Well, in that case :)

Code:
cp /usr/local/share/icewm ~/.icewm
and modify the files to your liking :}
Not that different from flux-/blackbox, really ;)

the code-snippet is assuming that it's installed
in the default location, that is :)

Cheers,
TInk
 
Old 02-11-2003, 11:42 PM   #6
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Is there a way in ICEWM to run certain apps borderless and titleless?

Is there a way in ICEWM to run certain apps borderless and titleless, as if they have no window manager at all? I want to do this for my transparent desktop clock and for my battery status program. I'm using debian, xdm, and icewm with the axxrom theme(from themes.freshmeat). I didn't see anything like this in the preferences file. I would guess that its a simple trick though. Please help me.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 10:49 AM   #7
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Big fan of ICEWM here. Loads up fast, easy to use, reminds me almost of Win 3.1 on top of DOS (except it doesn't suck.)
 
Old 05-17-2003, 01:32 AM   #8
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I'm using RedHat 8.0 on one box and Mandrake 9.0 on two others. Under Mandrake, Icepref is included and IceWM Control Panel installs and works flawlessly. I have spent over a month trying to get some sort of configurator to work under RedHat, and nothing seems to work! When I try to install IceWMCP it compiles, but then won't work as it says it can't find GTK module. Icepref, compiles but wants pygtk. Both are in my system. IceWmMenueConf says all it needs is Qt-free to work, it installs easily enough, but then IceWmMenuConfig still won't compile!! ARGHH! I really would like to move from Mandrake to RedHat but also really want to use IceWM. Is there anyone out there using IceWM with RedHat? If so, PLEASE tell me how to get ANY menu configurator to work! IceWM rules when it comes to speed, but is dowright useless if you can't configure it's menu! Please, someone help me figure out how to configure IceWM's menu with one of these programs! I've looked for over a month everywhere on the internet, and can't find any answers to this problem. Thanks!!
 
Old 05-17-2003, 06:35 AM   #9
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I use IceWM and love it. Using IceCrack theme.

I do configuration manually with nano. It isn't pretty but it works.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 08:01 AM   #10
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You might visit

http://icesoundmananger.sourceforge.net

and try the IcePref2 utility, which provides huge amounts of customization for IceWM.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 09:37 AM   #11
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Re: ICEWM: A nice window manager.

Quote:
Originally posted by glock19
Ayone else out there use icewm?

At work I'm stuck on a pentium 200Mhz, and gnome2/kde3 makes my system crawl.

Anyway, icewm is nice, but the configurability is a bit lacking. I miss the fluxbox/blackbox way of configuration.

In icewm, at the bottom right corner of the toolbar, there is an envelope icon. When I click on this, it attempts to open pine. Since I don't use pine, this is useless.

1. Is there a way to get rid of this icon?

2. How do I change the system time? Running Red Hat 8.0, I assume it's done on the command line? Thanks.
I use icewm and love it .Most of the times I use icewm.
For your problems you have to change the configuration files usually located in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icewm
 
Old 05-17-2003, 10:32 AM   #12
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I used IceWM when I used Mandrake some time ago, but in Slack 9 I am using KDE, it runs perfectly fine on my system. I enjoy all the features that KDE offers me right up front. IceWM was nice before I configured my install to run fast, though, and was pretty enough to get the job done. I always ran konsole though...I hate xterm.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 10:54 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone.

I've tried Icepref, Icepref2, Iceme, IceWmMenueConfig, IceWM Control Panel. The only one that I've gotten to work with RedHat 8 is IceConf, but it won't configure menu. I have edited menu in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icewm, but have only used Linux a little less than a year, and I don't know how to assign icons to the entries. Also, IceWMCP is a sweet peice of software, (working under Mandrake) and has a pile of very intuitive configuring tools which makes configuration effortless.
Anyway, here's what I get when I try to run IceWMCP on RedHat 8.0..

import gtk,os.sys,GtKExtra
ImportError: No module named gtk

gtk, pygtk-1.99.16 and Python 2.2 are installed and current . Could it be it's looking for gtk in a place where it isn't ?

Using apt-get rpm, Iv'e even installed every package available that even mentions gtk in the discription!

I just can't help but wonder why anyone would take the time to create a configurator for a Linux GUI, only to have it give this much trouble on one of the most popular distros. I've compiled a few ball busters in my time and know the meaning of "dependency hell" but this has me especially baffled since it seems a solution would be easily available. I hope I'm just overlooking something obvious.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 03:14 PM   #14
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i have the SAME problem with redhat 9 !!!!

i love linux, but one thing i disslike is trying to customise the desktop !!!
i prefere dark themes. so i need to get a dark iceWM or KDE theme...
THEN you need a matching GTK1.2 and GTK2 theme....
and you can never get all 3 looking good together,,,

im thinking of downloading UNDEAD linux distro just for the themes !!!!

anyway, is this thread dead now or are we still trying to get icepref and iceWMCP to work with redhat ???
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:16 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by qwijibow
i have the SAME problem with redhat 9 !!!!

i love linux, but one thing i disslike is trying to customise the desktop !!!
i prefere dark themes. so i need to get a dark iceWM or KDE theme...
THEN you need a matching GTK1.2 and GTK2 theme....
and you can never get all 3 looking good together,,,

im thinking of downloading UNDEAD linux distro just for the themes !!!!

anyway, is this thread dead now or are we still trying to get icepref and iceWMCP to work with redhat ???
I just checked this thread because someone else on another board is having this same problem trying to install a driver that says it can't find gtk when gtk is installed. qwizibow, I finally found something that works. I thought I had posted about it here, but I see I didn't. Forget IceWMCP, Icepref and all those that are impossible to figure out with RH. Though the interface is slightly less intuitive, IceCC does a good job configuring IceWM. Here's the link..

http://icecc.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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