[debian] enlightenment doesn't appear under GDM


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Fred Derf

Okay, I used apt-get to install the enlightenment window manager. I didn't automatically appear under my GDM boot manager's session list.

Am I supposed to hack config files or what?

I'll try installing eterm and epplets separately and then reinstall enlightenment. grr...

edit: that didn't help...

edit2: I found enlightenment.install under /usr/bin

user@host:/usr/bin$ ./enlightenment.install

... Generating login startup files ...

Done.

Now log out of X and log back in again and enlightenment should be your

window manager.

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Mike Douglas
[Desktop Entry]

Name=Enlightenment

Comment=enlightenment

Exec=/usr/local/enlightenment/bin/enlightenment (where ever the enlightenment executable is)

# no icon yet, only the top three are currently used

Icon=

Type=Application

put something like that in /usr/share/xsessions/enlightenment.desktop

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Fred Derf
[Desktop Entry]

Name=Enlightenment

Comment=enlightenment

Exec=/usr/local/enlightenment/bin/enlightenment (where ever the enlightenment executable is)

# no icon yet, only the top three are currently used

Icon=

Type=Application

put something like that in /usr/share/xsessions/enlightenment.desktop

Thanks that did it. It's working now.

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Fred Derf

Okay it worked but my general conclusion was that it wasn't worth the bother.

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Tek

I used to really like Enlightenment, but I've been waiting for a new version for about 3 years, and in that time someone made Fluxbox, which is my new favourite.

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Fred Derf
I used to really like Enlightenment, but I've been waiting for a new version for about 3 years, and in that time someone made Fluxbox, which is my new favourite.

I don't know is using it turned my off. Moving the mouse to the right kept changing virtual desktops. Or it might have been that I read that there hadn't been any major revisions to the WM for 3-4 years. The version I got was stamped from the end of 2003 but apparently little has changed since 2000.

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