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Old 08-19-2003, 08:28 PM   #1
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Window Maker Help..


I need help with Window Maker. I'm trying to install it right now. I'm running RedHat Linux 9. I've on tared it, and i'm in the folder. I did the ./configure in the terminal... and everything seemed to be going ok, untill I got to the end of the configuration... it reported this error:

configure: error: The path for the X11 files not found!
Make sure you have X and it's headers and libraries (the -devel packages
in Linux) installed.

I know I have all the development pakages installed too. So I don't really know the problem... btw I untared the file in the root folder. If that makes any difference. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 09:01 PM   #2
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Are you sure you installed the X Window System packages?
 
Old 08-19-2003, 11:48 PM   #3
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maybe try again and make sure theyre all installed.. could be like one small missing thing thats screwing it up.. i think i had that problem installing blackbox but then i got onto RPMdarke and downloaded everything there was :-p and tried and it worked
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:08 AM   #4
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Go to http://rpm.pbone.net
click on advanced search
make sure only Red Hat 9 is check marked
search for
x devel
download and install
 
Old 08-20-2003, 10:32 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks for the help. I went to package manager.. and I installed all the packages for X Windows development... that seems to do the trick because I installed everything... Just one more question... it's all installed, but I don't know how to run the program... or where to put themes. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 10:46 AM   #6
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If you don't have a file in your home directory
.xinitrc
then create one by
vim .xinitrc
put in it
exec wmaker
if you have that file and there is another windowmanager there comment out the line by putting a # in front of it.

Put themes in the directory
~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/Themes
or for everybody
/usr/share/WindowMaker/Themes
 
Old 08-20-2003, 10:59 AM   #7
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Ok, I made that file in the root directory. I don't have a home directory I believe because I never made another user. So I made the file, but when I look for it in root. It's not there, but if I type that vim .xinitrc command it comes up with the file. So I'm a little confused here, and how do I start up windowmaker? was that file supposed to do that?
 
Old 08-20-2003, 11:22 AM   #8
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you have to type
startx

To see that the file is in your home directory
ls -a

Make another user!!!! It's not safe to do everything as root. Things could get messed up easily and system security could be compromised.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 11:45 AM   #9
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Ok, thanks for the info. I created another user. Just to be sure. Oh, and when I typed startx... I got the usual error about x windows already being running, but then at the end.. I got this error by wmaker...

wmaker: error while loading shared libraries: libwraster.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 08-20-2003, 11:58 AM   #10
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try running
ldconfig
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:09 PM   #11
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The same error came up. I ran ldconfig... then did startx again.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:29 PM   #12
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I had the same problem a couple of years ago and I can't remember the solution. When you figure it out please let me know

This might help
http://www.windowmaker.org/lists/wm-...ser04272.shtml
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:33 PM   #13
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I think I might have figured it out.

Did you install the windowmaker libs package? It has to be installed.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:56 PM   #14
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okay see the thing is.. when you open your WM that you wanna use... are you already in another WM? cuz if you go into KDE or something and type windowmaker it doesnt work because its already running but you gotta log in as failsafe [or text mode ] and like run it from there... or press control alt f1 and login... then startx -- :1 & or 2 or 0 depending on what display.. first default display is 0 ... and to switch between displays control alt f7 = disply 0, f8 = 1 , etc etc.. f1-6 is for making and 7+ is to switch.. hope i helped...
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:57 PM   #15
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oh you alrady got past that.. oops :-/
 
  


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