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Old 11-15-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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like to try icewm


hello i like to try icewm, but i can't find the config to edit the setting, forexample the menu, themes in the directory (cd .icewm/theme) is there only one file called theme but blank. there not even readme file.


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Old 11-21-2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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u may wanna try IceWMCP

IceWM Configuration panel is a program written in python and gives you a GUI environment to configure this things.
the official Icewm site has links for this. Also read the Icewm manual from the site to do those things manually.

If you compiled Icewm from source, there is an option in ./configure that imports your gnome menu to icewm i think.

Anyway search the official site.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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The default settings are in the system IceWM directory, /usr/local/share/icewm. If there are no settings in ~/.icewm that is where the settings are pulled from

What I did was copy the entire directory to be my ~/.icewm directory and then edit ~/.icewm.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:58 PM   #4
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Copy config files from /usr/share/icewm to ~/.icewm

Edit: Sharper=faster :-)

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Old 11-21-2004, 06:36 PM   #5
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Old 11-22-2004, 09:03 PM   #6
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hey i have download IceWMCP trying to install it but it complaining i need, ok i got the sotware PyGtk-2 but problem installing it it gave so many errors, wow

but i also check the requirement and i have already have them preinstall by slackbox.
could anyone gave me a hand
 
Old 11-22-2004, 10:21 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Paxmaster
hey i have download IceWMCP trying to install it but it complaining i need, ok i got the sotware PyGtk-2 but problem installing it it gave so many errors, wow

but i also check the requirement and i have already have them preinstall by slackbox.
could anyone gave me a hand
Did you get the package made for Slackware at

http://linuce.free.fr/packages/icewm/

? I got this link from the www.icewm.org home page.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 11:05 AM   #8
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i am taking about the icewmcp i already install icewm
 
Old 11-23-2004, 11:30 AM   #9
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i am taking about the icewmcp i already install icewm
Sorry, it was almost my bedtime and I missed the point.

As for IceWMCP, I've had a terrible time with it. Depending on what version of my Mandrake distro I've been using, it would sometimes install and work just fine, sometimes it was beyond me how to get it working, and most recently I had the same problems as you: it requires stuff that I don't even know how to make symbolic links for to get it to work.

So what I finally did was download an older version in a static package that supposedly has EVERYTHING in place. Well, it doesn't really. I still had to make a couple of symlinks to satisfy it, but I finally got it working, which is more than I could do with the newer versions. In fact I did it about ten minutes before I got back to this thread.

The package that works for me, after a little linking, is at:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/i...r.bz2?download
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:15 PM   #10
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thanks very much, now is working but few of the program don't work as u said i need to make ln -s but don't have any idea where to point to or other way around
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:29 PM   #11
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thanks very much, now is working but few of the program don't work as u said i need to make ln -s but don't have any idea where to point to or other way around
I didn't keep notes on my installation this morning, but here in general is what I did, to install that (older) version of IceWMCP:

1. After I got the tarball expanded (I created a directory to put it in and expand, otherwise it just gets messy wherever you happen to have downloaded it), I read the README file which claimed all you have to do is issue "icewmcp" and it will run. Sure!

2. I issued "icewmcp" and of course got an error message. It wanted a library it couldn't find.

3. I did a "locate" search for that library name and found MY version of it in /usr/lib.

4. I did ln -s /usr/lib/[my existing version of the library] /usr/lib/[the version requested by IceWMCP]

5. Then I tried "icewmcp" again and got a SECOND error message. (All ready to run, right? Uh, huh.)

6. I did the same as in steps (3) and (4) above for this library, too.

7. Then I tried "icewmcp" again--and it worked.

8. Next I moved the (temporary) directory where all these expanded files were, to ~/icewmcp just for convenience and so I could readily find them if I needed to. Then I put a little file to start the thing, in my ~/bin directory where I keep such stuff, again for convenience (it's in my path, so I can start up things without specifying any path).

9. Then I finished my coffee.
 
  


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