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Old 11-22-2002, 03:43 PM   #1
wolffmanl7
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Question Enlightenment


Okay I just downloaded the tar balls for enlightenment and fnlib, freetype and imlib. copied them to / and ./configure and make and make installed them, now how do I get enlightenment up and running after all of that. i am running redhat 8.0.
 
Old 11-22-2002, 04:12 PM   #2
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put
exec enlightenment &
in your .xinitrc and then issue a startx (From a console)
That should start E, make sure to comment out with a # line in .xinitrc that starts your previous winow manager, for ex, if you are running KDE you would comment out line "exec startkde &" and put a line to execiute E, such as:
#exec startkde &
exec enlightenment &
Or you might try
startx enlightenment
but it doesnt work on all distros.
HTH
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Old 11-22-2002, 05:49 PM   #3
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i gnome i know you can type "switchdesk" as a bash command.
 
Old 11-25-2002, 04:08 PM   #4
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Can someone give me more detail on this step because I guess I am not doing something right, because it still will not work. I am kinda new at this so any help will be greatly appreciated. I am running RedHat 8.0

Last edited by wolffmanl7; 11-25-2002 at 04:09 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 11:06 AM   #5
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I downloaded the enlightenment tarballs copied them to /. Then ./configured the fnlib, freetype, and the enlightenment tarballs. Then ran make then make install on them all. What do I need to do from there. I know you guys told me to edit some files but those files are pretty large. Exactly what do I need to put and where do I need to put them in the file. I am a newbie so the more detailed you can be the better off I will be, I would greatly appreciate any help. I am trying enlightenment on Red Hat 8.0.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 11:24 AM   #6
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If you compile enlightenment it installs itself in /usr/local/enlightenment/bin

so if you put this as the last line in your .xinitrc:

exec /usr/local/enlightenment/bin/enlightenment


that should work.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 02:32 PM   #7
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Okay I will try that!!! Thanks
 
Old 11-26-2002, 10:06 PM   #8
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If you boot straight to X then running pure enlightenment requires more tinkering with /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession and it requires you to put a file into /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions called Enlightenment with following contents
Code:
#!/bin/bash -login

/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession enlightenment
now go to /etc/X11/xdm and edit file Xsession, you'll see a case statement so just add the following entries to that case statement
Code:
enlightenment)
                exec enlightenment
                ;;
next time you login you'll have Enlightenment entry in the pull down menu of GDM.
If you use KDM (defaults to KDE) then the steps are a bit different
You shoud add enlightenment into the list of SessionTypes in kdmrc file. To find that file use find
find / -name kdmrc -type f -print
and edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xsessio file as described above
 
  


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