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Old 06-06-2002, 09:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation icewm menu

Hi! i just wanted to know if anybody knows how to modify icewm menu (edit) and also how do i change backgrounds ?
thanks a bunch (hey icewm it`s the best of two worlds never going to change unless i cannot change my menu ehehe)
Old 06-07-2002, 08:56 AM   #2
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IceWM has a fairly simple help facility, but it does reference where the menu system is located. I'm not at my Linux box now, but the menu file is in a share directory under /etc, IIRC. The "preferences" file should be located in a .icewm directory (note the "dot" in the name) under each user name home directory. For preferences, you can either manually edit the file, or you can use icepref, which depending on your distro may have been installed along with icewm. If icepref wasn't installed, it's worth an internet search!!
Old 06-07-2002, 07:21 PM   #3
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sorry for taking so long to reply , hope someone sees this cause i`m going insane

i read your post jglen490 and did what you said , i downloaded icepref and pygtk -0.6.9 too cause i was i needed it . during pytgk , i got this at ``./configure`` step :

bash-2.05# ./configure
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/ginstall -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for mawk... no
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for executable suffix...
checking for object suffix... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc
checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/i386-slackware-linux/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/i386-slackware-linux/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for /usr/i386-slackware-linux/bin/ld option to reload object files... - r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking how to recognise dependant libraries... pass_all
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output... ok
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for strip... strip
checking for objdir... .libs
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.lo... no
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... yes
checking whether the linker (/usr/i386-slackware-linux/bin/ld) supports shared l ibraries... yes
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
creating libtoolchecking for python... no
checking if Python version >= 1.5.2... configure: error: too old

does this mean i should upgrade python ?

also after install icepref i got :

bash-2.05# icepref
/usr/bin/env: python: No such file or directory

any help would be C00L ( i`m running slackware 8.0 and i can`t imagine any library being ``too old`` )

Old 06-07-2002, 08:25 PM   #4
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i just read the help notes about icewm instalation and i read this :

``Usually automatically generated menu configuration file of installed programs. The programs file should be automatically generated by wmconfig (Redhat), menu (Debian) or an equivalent program (kde2ice and gno2ice to convert GNOME/KDE Menu hierarchy are available). ``

how can i find the right file on slackware ? this is the file that runs the menu , right ? i guess i`m going to do a manual config myself as i did with blackbox . Only problem don`t even know the name of the file i`m looking for . Is there anybody running slackware with icewm to tell anything ? thanks a lot


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