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Old 06-07-2018, 02:35 PM   #1
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Difficulities installing new GUI(DE)


So. Might not be a newbie but this is newbie Question.
Im trying to install EDE this : https://edeproject.org/ desktop enviroiment.
Problem starts with download section and basic install.

Quote:
wget http://equinox-project.org/netinstall && python netinstall
this line and it posts me this

and it gives this
Quote:
wget http://equinox-project.org/netinstall && python netinstall
--2018-06-07 22:30:31-- http://equinox-project.org/netinstall
Resolving equinox-project.org (equinox-project.org)... 5.9.224.106
Connecting to equinox-project.org (equinox-project.org)|5.9.224.106|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://edeproject.org/netinstall [following]
--2018-06-07 22:30:32-- https://edeproject.org/netinstall
Resolving edeproject.org (edeproject.org)... 5.9.224.106
Connecting to edeproject.org (edeproject.org)|5.9.224.106|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 18058 (18K) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘netinstall’

netinstall 100%[===================>] 17,63K --.-KB/s in 0,04s

2018-06-07 22:30:32 (439 KB/s) - ‘netinstall’ saved [18058/18058]

*** You must be a root to run this tool. Since some packages depends on each other
*** they must be system wide installed. On other hand, if you are not sure what this script
*** can do, you can always check it's source code or directly ask developers.
***
*** If you would like to run this script anyway, use '--no-root-check' flag, but this
*** will probably result with failed build.
***
*** NOTE: always download this script ONLY from http://equinox-project.org
so here i am stuck.

Also downloaded source code and tryed to compile it..no luck.

Any help fellow EDE project users? If anyone uses it?
 
Old 06-08-2018, 07:09 AM   #2
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Well, you don't say which Linux distribution you are trying to install it onto. So it would really help to mention that.

You don't say what you have tried/read to try and resolve the issue. We can't guess.

In this link, there are at least 4 different Linux distributions listed - have you tried anything suggested there ? If so, what exactly ?

Where you running as the "root" user when you tried to install it ?
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:36 AM   #3
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As jsbjsb001 noted:
Quote:
*** You must be a root to run this tool. Since some packages depends on each other
*** they must be system wide installed. On other hand, if you are not sure what this script
*** can do, you can always check it's source code or directly ask developers.
***
Your options are to change to root, or a more typical variation is to use the sudo command modifier in advance of that wget command.
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:23 AM   #4
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As a general rule, you can't install anything unless you are root. Think how insecure your system would be if that were not so!
 
Old 06-08-2018, 09:08 AM   #5
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I do find it strangely nice that they actually have support for Slack
EDEOnSlackware shows how to install EDE on Slackware from pre-built packages and how to build it yourself.

and if it tells you that you have to be root to do something, then that is what that problem is, you're not root.
Code:
sudo
su
su - 
sudo su
and other various ways to get you to be 'root'

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Old 06-08-2018, 10:04 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums, Sky_lake!

I'm afraid it will not be a newbie/beginner task to install EDE on your Xubuntu 18.04 system (according to your profile, apologies if that info is not correct). The reason being that EDE appears to be a dead/abandoned project since about 2015, so it has not been tested to work with the 2018 Xubuntu release. You may have to do some advanced troubleshooting to get it to work, or it may not even be compatible at all.

May I ask why you are interested in EDE as opposed to a currently-supported desktop environment that has been tested to work 100% with your Ubuntu 18.04 system? Good choices in my opinion include Xfce (Xubuntu), LXDE (Lubuntu), or MATE (Ubuntu Mate).

Last edited by snowday; 06-08-2018 at 10:05 AM.
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:16 AM   #7
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just to add to that, I just installed it to get a loooook at it, it is definitely lacking in some functionality, even though it looks to be well thought out in design, you're going to find yourself having to try fixing some of its failings in order to make it worth the effort to use and get around in comfortably, even with its aesthetics.
 
Old 06-09-2018, 06:52 AM   #8
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I try not to install anything that isn't in the distro repos. Otherwise you get franken distro.
 
Old 06-09-2018, 11:57 AM   #9
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Quote:
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I try not to install anything that isn't in the distro repos. Otherwise you get franken distro.
That depends on what you are doing.

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*** You must be a root to run this tool.
I think the topic poster is not ready for such tasks.

Reading the output and using google for => You must be a root <= seems a very difficult part

--

Also most distros do not respect FHS. therefore such a script put garbage anywhere.

Writing a package for your distro is the only proper way of doing that. So a proper package manager (definitely not anything debian based) could handle file collision, files and such.

--

I would not be that amazed with a project which relies, uses python 2.4 (which is kinda outdated and old)

Last edited by _roman_; 06-09-2018 at 11:59 AM.
 
Old 06-10-2018, 06:16 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by jsbjsb001 View Post
Well, you don't say which Linux distribution you are trying to install it onto. So it would really help to mention that.

You don't say what you have tried/read to try and resolve the issue. We can't guess.

In this link, there are at least 4 different Linux distributions listed - have you tried anything suggested there ? If so, what exactly ?

Where you running as the "root" user when you tried to install it ?



yes i was running as root with "sudo" but it still showed me this.
 
Old 06-10-2018, 06:17 AM   #11
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As jsbjsb001 noted:Your options are to change to root, or a more typical variation is to use the sudo command modifier in advance of that wget command.
As i said before I allready tried to run ./configurate and make and even install as root with sudo command. but still failed
 
Old 06-10-2018, 06:22 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forums, Sky_lake!

I'm afraid it will not be a newbie/beginner task to install EDE on your Xubuntu 18.04 system (according to your profile, apologies if that info is not correct). The reason being that EDE appears to be a dead/abandoned project since about 2015, so it has not been tested to work with the 2018 Xubuntu release. You may have to do some advanced troubleshooting to get it to work, or it may not even be compatible at all.

May I ask why you are interested in EDE as opposed to a currently-supported desktop environment that has been tested to work 100% with your Ubuntu 18.04 system? Good choices in my opinion include Xfce (Xubuntu), LXDE (Lubuntu), or MATE (Ubuntu Mate).
Hello. Tnx for info but i still like this GUI. It hits close to Windows 95/98 theme and it looks similar. I thought it would look cool. Yes i run Xubuntu 18.04 i guess. I have tried everything. Ill still try to install this. i have allready installed Unity, Budgie, Deepin, Elementary os gui(pantheon) and most of them work. I still need to trubleshoot them but ill get them working. i want to find best GUI for my taste
 
Old 06-10-2018, 06:26 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by jsbjsb001 View Post
Well, you don't say which Linux distribution you are trying to install it onto. So it would really help to mention that.

You don't say what you have tried/read to try and resolve the issue. We can't guess.

In this link, there are at least 4 different Linux distributions listed - have you tried anything suggested there ? If so, what exactly ?

Where you running as the "root" user when you tried to install it ?
I am using Xubuntu 18.04 with (currently) Budgie desktop.

I have tried many things. Tried to compile it myself, tried to find repos for EDE but failed. It isn't in Ubuntu repos too so no luck to get it.

i tried everything on this site https://edeproject.org/wiki/edeondebianlinux but there isnt aviable Ubuntu so i use closest remblence to Ubuntu (Debian) but i still couldnt do anything.
 
Old 06-10-2018, 06:48 AM   #14
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So a little update.
i tried this this.
it did work but when i chose EDE as GUI it just was black screen. So. Im now at this issue
 
Old 06-10-2018, 07:07 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sky_lake View Post
So a little update.
i tried this

this.
it did work but when i chose EDE as GUI it just was black screen. So. Im now at this issue
Can you post the results of the following command:

Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Use CODE tags when you do - see my signature if you're not sure how.
 
  


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