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Old 07-30-2003, 09:57 AM   #1
tipaul
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Question XFCE4 for Slack?


Big Question over here:

Is there somebody who build Slackware packages of XFCE4? (www.xfce.org)

I know that it is in RC stage right-now (RC3 to be released today july 30th, and the 1.0 in august) but i'm currently testing it and I only have RC1 installed....

This is currently the best of the best for me (Small/Easy/Configurable, but look's also good... A good one the stands in the middle between a Desktop and a Window-Manager-only...)

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Old 07-30-2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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Simple solution:

Download XFCE-4-RC3
tar -xvzf <name of file>
cd <name of dir>

And, as root:

./configure
make
make install

And... that's it!

Please note that this is exactly what I am going to do, as soon as XFCE 4 is released...

Either that, or you can try linuxpackages.net -- it's highly possible XFCE4 packages are posted there.

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Old 08-01-2003, 11:53 AM   #3
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Talking Package Made!

OK,

I've made a single Slack .tgz package of the full XFCE4 RC2 yesterday night!!!

After many tweaking etc,etc,etc... Got 3 hours of work on it.

Didn't check the size tough... And I only got a 5MB personnal webspace... Which I didn't used... So I have to activate-it from my internet supplier to get my personnal homepage and put SLACK stuff on it.

If anyone want to put my file on the net, i'll send it to you...

I didn't compile many soft yet... But I'm getting into it!

SLACKWARE FOR EVER!
Welcomed!
Regards,
Ti-Paul
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:28 PM   #4
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Great!

Like I said, try to go to http://www.linuxpackages.net

I am sure, they will be very pleased to add it to their collection of software for Slackware... if somebody else did not beat you to it!
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:29 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Noryungi
Simple solution:

Download XFCE-4-RC3
tar -xvzf <name of file>
cd <name of dir>

And, as root:

./configure
make
make install

And... that's it!

Please note that this is exactly what I am going to do, as soon as XFCE 4 is released...

Either that, or you can try linuxpackages.net -- it's highly possible XFCE4 packages are posted there.
As I recall, when compiling XFCE. . . you have to compile more than one thing. There is a directory chock full of subdirectories which contain source. Compiling XFCE is not hard . . but it will take a while.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 11:18 AM   #6
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Exclamation time to compile...

Nerotique is right.

That's why it took me so long to compile / install / make SlackPack of the XFCE4...

Everything is a module... But the result is so great. (Having to select only the module you want to use!!!)

For the filesize, it's approx 30MEGS. So it won't be on my homepage!!! (5MEGS only for me!)

And I don't want to upload it to LinuxPackages since it's not the release...

BUT I'm ready to face the release and do the package!

SLACK + XFCE4 = Winner!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:21 AM   #7
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How did you guys add XFCE4 to your list of WM's for selection at the GDM/KDM screen, all I have is xfce (which equates to 3.x) I have successfully installed xfce4 and can get it running from the command line but I would like to add it to my list. I remember doing someting like this for fluxbox, but did not document what I did . Thanks for the help
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:24 AM   #8
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RDanda: In order for XFCE4 to show up in "xwmconfig", you have to install it through a correct Slackware package. Which is why a package with XFCE4-RC3 is good news!

TiPaul: Don't be shy and just post it on LinuxPackages, other people (like rdanda) may like it...
 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:52 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by rdanda
How did you guys add XFCE4 to your list of WM's for selection at the GDM/KDM screen, all I have is xfce (which equates to 3.x) I have successfully installed xfce4 and can get it running from the command line but I would like to add it to my list. I remember doing someting like this for fluxbox, but did not document what I did . Thanks for the help
rdanda:

If you don't want to re-install the package, you can add a script in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions. Name this script Xfce, or whatever you'd like to call it. It will then show up as an entry in GDM.

You're script might look something like below.

#!/bin/bash
Xnest :1 -name "Xfce4" +kb -ac &

export DISPLAY=:1
xsetroot -display :1 -solid darkblue &
xfce-mcs-manager
xfwm4 --daemon
xftaskbar4 &
xfdesktop &
exec xfce4-panel

I'm pretty sure this will work. Hope this helps.

-Nerotique
 
Old 09-09-2003, 12:01 PM   #10
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Cool XFCE4 Slackware Package

I'll wait until the release version to post the package to Linuxpackages.net ...

Because it takes time to do it and had to manually edit the install script that take care of the change for GDM/KDM...

So look out for the Slack Pack when XFCE4 hit the 1.0 mark!!!

And for the GDM addition of a WM, I'm currently at job, so I don't have my Linux box in front of me. But I think that it's in /etc/GDM or /etc/X11/GDM... or near that...

There is a file that include all the WM available to boot from...
And if I remember well, there must be a .xinitrc_xfce4 (something similar) in the directory /etc/X11/xinit...

If only I had the Linux at job!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:43 PM   #11
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I have built many packages but linuxpackages openly discourages people without better than cable connections. I found this very discouraging. See below from their site:

"Connection requirements:
Well we had to place this requirement for several reasons. Its just not a matter of bandwidth but also concerns about security and stability. Cable modems have show to be very slow on the upload and the stability is in question. Since most are run in someones home this compounds the issue of it being on all the time. The same holds true for most DSL machines. Also having these services on your home machine in most cases will violate your AUP (acceptable use policy). In the past when we accepted these packages we would be flooded with email's when the machine was down or slow. So it was decided to just not allow this. Most people will not dedicate a machine just for serving package and for stability this is what is needed"


If anyone knows somewhere I can distribute my packages I would like to share. Otherwise I'll eventually post them on my site when I get time to mess with it.

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