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Old 11-27-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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how do i install enlightenment?


added the repository for the newest release,
and got it with sudo apt-get install enlightenment.

it installed ok, and now i have to associate it with my xorg file.
how do i do that? ( i'm currently running kde with kubuntu)

thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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Re: how do i install enlightenment?

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Originally posted by fremont
added the repository for the newest release,
and got it with sudo apt-get install enlightenment.

it installed ok, and now i have to associate it with my xorg file.
how do i do that? ( i'm currently running kde with kubuntu)

thanks in advance.
You don't associate it with your xorg file. If the xorg file you mention is /etc/X11/xorg.conf, that is only to configure the X system, not the window manager or desktop environment.

I assume you are using a login manager like KDM? In other words, when you boot up, are you presented with a screen that you enter a username and password into? Does your system log you in automatically? If it does, do you know your password and your username? If you know your password and your username, you should be able to "log out" of KDE and Enlightenment should be listed as an option on the login screen (KDM). If it is, you will need to choose it, supply your username and password and log in to the Enlightenment window manager. It may ask you if you want this to be the default, but I don't use KDM, so can't say for sure.

If Enlightenment is not an option KDM gives you, does KDE itself have an option amongst its billions of menu entries that will allow you to switch from one desktop to another as your default?
 
Old 11-28-2005, 02:22 PM   #3
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i'm using kdm, and when i try to login with enlightenment i get a white screen.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 05:15 PM   #4
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i'm using kdm, and when i try to login with enlightenment i get a white screen.
Do you get any root menus --> right click menus?
 
Old 11-28-2005, 07:23 PM   #5
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You might try going to the CLI and typing enlightenment.install. I installed E through apt Ubuntu and it had created that script for me. It will change your ~/.xinitrc to exec enlightenment, rather than startkde, among other things. On your first login, you may have to give it a moment for those root menus to generate. You should at least see two pagers and an icon box.

Is any of that functionality there.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 05:00 AM   #6
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I forgot to ask - what version of enlightenment is this? Is this the still alpha, e17, or the stable e16.7?
 
Old 12-01-2005, 10:19 AM   #7
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I, too, am trying to install enlightenment. I'm using Ubuntu 5.10, did "sudo apt-get install enlightenment", and now have no idea what to do next.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 11:09 AM   #8
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Nevermind, got it to work. It isn't quite as easy to figure out as GNOME or KDE, but it's got some cool features.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 06:00 PM   #9
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Nevermind, got it to work. It isn't quite as easy to figure out as GNOME or KDE, but it's got some cool features.
And it is exponentially faster than Gnome and KDE... Of course my dead grandmother is faster than KDE - oops, did I say that out loud?
 
Old 12-01-2005, 06:06 PM   #10
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Yes, KDE is teh ew.
 
  


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