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Old 09-07-2005, 01:41 AM   #1
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ubuntu and enlightenment

Ok so I'm new to linux, but I have Ubuntu and I decided to try out enlightenment. I downloaded the .deb files and all the dependencies, got everything unpacked using dkpg --install file.deb. It said everything was fine. Now how do I select enlightenment as my gui?
Old 09-07-2005, 02:07 AM   #2
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Take a look at this posting. You'll want to use "exec enlightenment"

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Old 09-07-2005, 12:20 PM   #3
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I read over that small tutorial, but where do I put this file that I create?
Old 09-07-2005, 01:14 PM   #4
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.xinitrc file should be in your /home/~username~ folder.

You can use a text editor (like gedit, nano, pico, vi or emacs) to edit that file and enter an entry to start enlightenment.

$ gedit .xinitrc

if you don't have just open up a new file and then save it as .xinitrc when you make changes...
Enter the following entry in that file.

exec enlightenment

If you use a gui login (using GDM) then you may want to enter an entry when gui login screen comes up upon boot.

To add an entry to gui options (if it is not already there) for enlightenment...

login as root and

cd /usr/share/xsessions

You would see number of .desktop files. Open up any existing .desktop and copy it over to a new file and make appropriate changes (like enlightenment binary path and name). Then save the file as enlightenment.desktop.

CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to kill xserver and then the login screen would show an entry for enlightenment.


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