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Old 05-15-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
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Installing X11 and WindowMaker

hi all,

has anyone installed X11 in LFS 6.0??...i just got this section of Installing WindowMaker in LFS Hints section,

can anybdy tell me how to install X11 so that WindowMaker installed!...

thanks in advance..

with regards,
Old 05-15-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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installing X, follow their specs under blfs:
As far as windowmaker, I use:
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --enable-xinerama --enable-modelock --with-pixmapdir=/usr/share/pixmaps --with-appspath=/usr/share/WindowMaker/GNUstep/Applications &&
make &&
make install
you probably don't need to add: --with-pixmapdir=/usr/share/pixmaps --with-appspath=/usr/share/WindowMaker/GNUstep/Applications as they are tweaks I use to clean the system up...

Then to make it RUN, edit your .xinitrc file in your current user path:
echo wmaker > ~/.xinitrc
BTW this will overwrite your ~/.xinitrc file, so back it up if you already have one, or edit such that twm is replaced with wmaker. (which I believe twm is specified by LFS-6.0)

then type startx (or restart X if you have already started it)
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