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> Icewm - The Ultimate Configuration, continuing the trend of WM posts....
dolcex
post Oct 19 2006, 10:27 AM
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Screenshots here:
http://www.cleverswine.net/kn/zaurus.html

pdaXrom beta3
IceWM with SilverXP theme (some fonts and the "start" menu modified)
* get themes here: http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/925/
extract the archive into your /usr/share/icewm/themes directory and then select the theme from the menu

IceWM has a low memory footprint and is reasonably fast (esp compared to other WMs on the Z)

The background image is set using icewmbg (started by icewm-session). XScreensaver is also enabled, and working. Here is an excerpt from my .xinitrc:

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xhost +
sudo -u zaurus xscreensaver -verbose -nosplash&
icewm-session 2>/dev/null >/dev/null


in the ~/.icewm/prefoverride file, you can override the theme's background by adding this:

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#  Desktop background image
DesktopBackgroundImage="/mnt/card/data/main.png"


The panel was manipulated by editing ~/.icewm/toolbar
I created a personalized launcher menu with:
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menufile favs /usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png favs


and created the file ~/.icewm/favs to hold the launcher items:
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prog kopi /usr/share/pixmaps/date.png kopi
prog sylpheed /usr/share/pixmaps/sylpheed.png sylpheed
prog rox /usr/share/pixmaps/rox.png rox
prog leafpad /usr/share/pixmaps/leafpad.png leafpad
prog firefox /usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png firefox
prog konq /mnt/card/usr/lib/kde/pics/konqueror.png konq
prog dillo /usr/share/pixmaps/dillo.png dillo
prog gaim /usr/share/pixmaps/gaim.png gaim
prog abiword /usr/share/pixmaps/abiword_48.png abiword
prog gqview /usr/share/pixmaps/gqview.png gqview
prog gftp /usr/share/pixmaps/gftp.png gftp
prog aterm /usr/share/pixmaps/gtkterm2.png aterm


The "start" menu can be customized by editing ~/.icewm/menu
I simplified mine by removing most of the menu items, leaving me with Programs and Settings:
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# This is an example for IceWM's menu definition file.
#
# Place your variants in /etc/icewm or in $HOME/.icewm
# since modifications to this file will be discarded when you
# (re)install icewm.
#
#separator
#menuprog Gnome folder icewm-menu-gnome1 --list
#menuprog KDE folder icewm-menu-gnome --list
menufile Programs /usr/share/icewm/pixmaps/mbfolder.png programs
menufile Settings /usr/share/icewm/pixmaps/mbfolder_system.png Settings
#menufile Tool_bar folder toolbar


To change the "start" menu button, edit the image /usr/share/icewm/themes/[the them you are using]/icewm.xpm

The IceWM web site also has helpful info:
http://www.icewm.org/manual/
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Capn_Fish
post Oct 19 2006, 03:51 PM
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Is there a way to add in a battery monitor? If I could do that I would probably use ICEWM.

Thanks.
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post Oct 19 2006, 04:25 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 19 2006, 11:51 PM)
Is there a way to add in a battery monitor? If I could do that I would probably use ICEWM.

IceWM has a battery monitor applet builtin, refer to the documentation link above.
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post Oct 19 2006, 04:28 PM
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installed icewm and icewm-pdaxrom packages... everything's good.. but I cannot understand how to use xstroke. In fact, the xstroke icon doesn't appear in the tray sad.gif

any hint?
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post Oct 19 2006, 04:42 PM
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I don't see anything refering to battery monitoring in the documentation.

Can you point me to it, assuming it's there and I'm just search-impaired?

Thanks.
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zi99y
post Oct 20 2006, 06:44 AM
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Those screenies do look really nice, good to see more WM guides

Can you give me an idea of the overall speed vs that of fluxbox?

As for xstroke, it works on fluxbox but puts an icon on the taskbar which you must click to enable stroking... if you aren't getting that I'm not sure how it would work. But you could try rosetta instead.

I don't think either program works that well though, I end up using xvkbd instead of messing around mispelling stuff repeatedly!
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post Oct 20 2006, 07:59 AM
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rosetta is way slow and far from smart... xstroke is a perfect implementation of graffiti, and is fast and light
no way to make the icon appear on icewntray?
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post Oct 20 2006, 04:05 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 20 2006, 12:42 AM)
I don't see anything refering to battery monitoring in the documentation.

edit ~/.icewm/preferences and search for APM.
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Capn_Fish
post Oct 22 2006, 10:55 AM
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Can I uninstall Matchbox after I install ICEWM?
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post Oct 22 2006, 01:35 PM
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I found how to have xstroke working smile.gif
the fact is that the tray wasn't running. I launch icewmtray and THEN I launch xstroke.

I put the icewmtray launch in my .xinitrc, whilst xstroke is manually launched as soon as needed

nice!
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post Oct 24 2006, 10:28 AM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 23 2006, 02:55 AM)
Can I uninstall Matchbox after I install ICEWM?
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You can, but it it may lead to the missing of keyboard map (beta3). You can copy the keymap file by yourself. Backup .xinitrc also because when you uninstall matchbox, it remove that file by default.
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post Oct 24 2006, 10:41 AM
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.xinitrc and the keyboard map are the only files I need to back up?
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Capn_Fish
post Oct 24 2006, 10:46 AM
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Is there any sort of volume control program (preferably a very small one) or applet?

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post Oct 24 2006, 11:14 AM
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mixmos should do you
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post Oct 24 2006, 12:50 PM
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It works fine. Thanks!

This post has been edited by Capn_Fish: Oct 24 2006, 02:47 PM
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