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Old 07-15-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question how do I switch from fluxbox to Dropline Gnome?


Alright, well I'm tired of Fluxbox, it's nice but it wont keep my backgrounds, I don't know how to edit the menus, ect. ect. and seeing Enlightenment isn't out for Slackware 10.2, atleast I can't find anything past 10.1, I decided to install Dropline Gnome. So I went to the web site, downloaded it and ran pkgtool and installed it. Now, I figured that when I xwmconfig that it'd just be auto added to the list but it's not there. So how am I going to go about doing this?


While on the subject of installing things, I instaled both gslapt-get and OpenOffice. Unlike when I added Eterm, these did not auto-add to the menu and reading slackbook it just says to open a program just type in the path in terminal and hit enter, which doesn't work. It gives me a "permission" error even when I'm su'd in. They're there, I can "whereis" and find the locations but past that I'm lost in slackware.

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Old 07-15-2006, 05:32 PM   #2
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After you install dropline-installer-2.14.2-i686-1dl.tgz , open a terminal and execute
Code:
dropline-installer
, it will then start a ncurses based installation process, smth like pkgtool. You will need root privileges for the installation.
I don't know about g-slapt but OpenOffice auto adds itself to the KDE menu, for fluxbox you must run
Code:
fluxbox-generate_menu
This should add them to the menu.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm installing Dropline now. After it's done will it auto add to the list in xwmconfig?
 
Old 07-15-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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To be honest, I never used it but yes, it should auto add itself.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 05:50 PM   #5
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Yes it will. When I install freerock gnome it always add's itself to the list. Then I run xwmconfig and change default session. Or if your system boots up into a gui then you change change your default session from there.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 06:08 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Left Face Down
and seeing Enlightenment isn't out for Slackware 10.2
The official rpm of enlightenment works, and it's very easy and painless to install. All you have to do is to install the dependencies, imlib2 and freetype2. You can get them from www.linuxpackages.net.

Here are the links:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=9067 - imlib2
http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=7431 - freetype2

Be sure to install the 2.1.10 release of freetype because the packager of the 2.2.1 release had freerock gnome installed.

Install those packages using pkgtool. Next you need the rpm of enlightenment and use rpm2tgz <package name.rpm> to convert the rpm to a slackware .tgz package. All you need to do then is to install this package using pkgtool. Then type:

Code:
$ echo "exec /usr/bin/e16" > ~/.xinitrc
restart x, thats it!

If you're lazy you could use the following files:

.tgz of enlightenment (I just converted it with rpm2tgz):

http://www.8ung.at/slack/pkg/e16/e16...1.fc4.i386.tgz

You could use this .xinitrc file (just copy it to ~/.xinitrc):

http://www.8ung.at/slack/pkg/e16/.xinitrc

Have fun!
athanatos
 
Old 07-15-2006, 06:13 PM   #7
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cool, I didn't know I could make .rpm files into .tgz files. That helps a lot seeing I find .rpm files everywhere. I'll try that after GNOME is done installing hehehehe.


Man, once I get everything the way my friend wants it I really need to clear out all of these things. I told it only to install XFC, not KDE, and it didn't install KDE, however it installed more than just XFC. Probably because I was lazy and told it to do a full install minus a few areas.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 06:18 PM   #8
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Be sure to check the contents of a package everytime you used rpm2tgz before installing the package! You could use the following to check a package contents:

Code:
tar -tvzf <package name.tgz> | less
 
Old 07-15-2006, 06:26 PM   #9
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Edit: Ok, fixed that... now time to try to install Enlightenment.

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Old 07-15-2006, 06:38 PM   #10
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I hope you are not starting x as root!

You could try out freerock gnome, or gware. I have tested both and they work nice.

http://gsb.sf.net
http://gware.sf.net

I have never tryed dropline so I can't help you with dropline related problems. Your problem seems pam related, so try to remove the pam package dropline installed, that may fix your error (you should at least get an other error message after removing pam).

I suppose you will get help on the dropline website about this issue. You could try to search their forum.

Be sure to uninstall dropline before trying out gware or freerock! Also, have a look at this thread:

http://forums.droplinegnome.org/viewtopic.php?t=4739

You will need to reinstall those packages from your slackware cds after uninstalling the dropline gnome packages.

Don't get me wrong, I am sure dropline is a decent gnome distribution! But you should know that there are also others you can try.

Regards,
athanatos

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Old 07-15-2006, 06:46 PM   #11
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It was weird... I su'd in and then did "wxmconfig" then exited out and "startx" and it gave me that error. Loged out, went into root and did "wxmconfig" (selected Fluxbox). Logged out, went back to my user account (I know don't use root) and "startx" and everything worked. So, I "wxmconfig" and selected Gnome and then startx and it opened up fine.


Edit: Alright, got enlightenment up and running... thanks a lot guys. I much prefer enlightenment to anything I've tried.

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Old 07-15-2006, 06:51 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Left Face Down
It was weird... I su'd in and then did "wxmconfig" then exited out and "startx" and it gave me that error. Loged out, went into root and did "wxmconfig" (selected Fluxbox). Logged out, went back to my user account (I know don't use root) and "startx" and everything worked. So, I "wxmconfig" and selected Gnome and then startx and it opened up fine.


Edit: Alright, got enlightenment up and running... thanks a lot guys. I much prefer enlightenment to anything I've tried.
I'm sure you meant xwmconfig.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 07:30 PM   #13
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I'm sure you meant xwmconfig.
yeah... I don't know why I didn't catch that. I keep typing it in that way but of course correcting myself.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 07:37 PM   #14
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Quote:
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yeah... I don't know why I didn't catch that. I keep typing it in that way but of course correcting myself.
No problem I knew what you meant:-) I regularly reverse letters when I type...I always rush when I post something.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 07:48 PM   #15
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Alright, got enlightenment up and running... thanks a lot guys. I much prefer enlightenment to anything I've tried.
Good to hear that

If you want icons on your desktop when using enlightenment you can use idesk:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=7448

Here is a demonstration how to get a firefox icon on your desktop and how to load idesk at x startup:


After installation:

Download this files to your home dir:

http://8ung.at/slack/pkg/idesk/.ideskrc
http://8ung.at/slack/pkg/idesk/firefox.lnk

then do:
Code:
$ mkdir ~/.idesktop
$ mv ~/firefox.lnk ~/.idesktop
Leave the .ideskrc file in your home directory.

Open a xterm and type:
Code:
$ idesk &
(I noticed that freerock gnome replaces the firefox package. So, you may have to edit the file "firefox.lnk" if "firefox.png" is not in /usr/share/pixmaps)

This file contains all you need to know about idesk:
/usr/doc/idesk-0.7.4/README

If you want idesk to be running at x startup you have to edit your ~/.xinitrc file. Just add
Code:
idesk &
in the line over "exec /usr/bin/e16".

Here is a sample file: http://8ung.at/slack/pkg/idesk/.xinitrc

Happy slacking :P

Hint:

If you want to add your ~/.xinitrc to xwmconfig (that you can start enlightenment just like any other window manager you have) do the following:

Code:
$ su - root
# cp /home/yourname/.xinitrc /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.enlightenment
# exit
$ xwmconfig

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