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how do I get iceWM in Puppy 4.3.1?
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Shugo974


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 17:52    Post_subject:  how do I get iceWM in Puppy 4.3.1?  

I hate JWM i loved iceWM found a link but it didnt work Sad can anyone tell me how I can i get it?
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alienjeff


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 19:49    Post_subject:  

Click the Pet Install icon on desktop

icewm-1.3.2 is under "Puppy 4" and "Desktop"

In the words of Ricky of Trailer Park Boys fame, "It's not rocket appliances" for goodness sake.

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francisco88

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 08:50    Post_subject:  

with puppy installd on hd an cd puppy asked me for directory wich i do not know

after all said

failed to download icewm-1.3.2.pet
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 09:08    Post_subject:  

I installed it but icon do not appear on menu - desktop.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 11:33    Post_subject:  

francisco88 wrote:
I installed it but icon do not appear on menu - desktop.

AFAIK, no icon is supposed to appear on the desktop.

You'll need to click the "console" desktop icon and type: fixmenus

To test your icewm installation:

click menu > shutdown > exit to prompt

at prompt, type: xwin icewm

You should then get the icewm desktop.

click menu > logout > confirm logout "ok"

at prompt, type: reboot

computer should reboot with icewm

ODDITY: computer doesn't shutdown as in JWM. Must manually type "poweroff" @ command prompt after logout of icewm

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 11:48    Post_subject:  

I've found the installation of icewm far from seamless in Puppy v4.3.1. I'm writing something up on this. The wiki doesn't seem to have anything on this, so I might start a page for it.

In the meantime, do any users, preferrable icewm-heads, have any forum links on this?

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 18:18    Post_subject:  

I reboot pc with icewm logged, but now how can I change theme? I dowloaded one from this forum and i do not know to to use it.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 18:34    Post_subject:  

Use the forum search feature for "icewm themes"

Search Google for "puppy icewm themes"

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 18:44    Post_subject:  

Thanks for help.
I tried to install one theme but now every reboot end with a prompt and puppy do not start.
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francisco88

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 22:15    Post_subject:  

I formatted HD and retry wit an other theme.

After have selected it and reboot system, puppy do not start. End with command line # and waiting.

What i've to do?
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Nov 2009, 22:44    Post_subject:  

At the prompt, type: xwin
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Nov 2009, 01:33    Post_subject:  

How to change icewm themes?

Try clicking menu/settings/themes/.........
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Nov 2009, 08:51    Post_subject:  

alienjeff wrote:
At the prompt, type: xwin


Done, but it continue to show me that screen rebooting every 5 seconds.

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Nov 2009, 09:16    Post_subject:  

Try "xwin jwm" or "xwin icewm" (without the quotes, of course). See if either of those work.

If not, try "xorgwizard" and reconfigure.

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Nov 2009, 20:17    Post_subject:  

Reboot after xwin jwm: missing desktop, missing icons.



Unable to run xwin icewm, return to prompt w/o open desktop.
Xorgwizard done as before but w/o retults.

What's wrong?

Francesco Rolling Eyes
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