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ArchiMark
post Apr 27 2005, 06:32 AM
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Now that I've got X/Qt & Debian running OK, I'm trying to get IceWM under control...

1) Right now IceWM works, but looks lousy, white on white...

When I select other themes from the pop-up menu list, it takes a minute for the screen to
refresh, but it comes back the same way it was, no change.

I've checked on the IceWM website and there's some apps out there like IceWMControlPanel
that has some nice GUI controls to changing themes, etc.

When I tried to install IceWMControlPanel, it says that I need PyGtk2. Anyone know if this is available and would work on the C3000?

Or other suggestion for managing themes in IceWM?

2) Are other WM's like Fluxbox, xfce4 better than IceWM to use on Zaurus?
Easy to manage themes and other preferences?

Thanks for any suggestions!

Mark
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ArchiMark
post Apr 28 2005, 07:59 AM
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Managed to get PyGtk2, thanks to ellomea in the Python forum.

Now I get the following error messages when I try to install IceWMControlPanel:
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zaurus:/INSTALL-ICEME# ./INSTALL-ME.sh
./PyInstallShield: 214: DepreciationWarning: use gtk.UIManager
itemf=ItemFactory(MenuBar,"<main>", ag)

./PyInstallShield: 249: Warning: unsupported arithmetic operation for flags type table1.attach( Label(_("Installation Directory:")) ,0,1,0,1,(EXPAND+FILL),(EXPAND+FILL),0,0

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./PyInstallShield", line 1464, in ? Runbabel()

File "./PyInstallShield", line 1464, in runbabel mybabel=installwin()

File "./PyInstallShield", line 249, in __init__ table1.attach ( Label (_("Installation Directory:")) ,0,1,0,1,(EXPAND+FILL),(EXPAND+FILL),0,0

Type Error: flag values must be strings, ints or tuples


Any suggestions??

Mark
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jpmatrix
post Apr 29 2005, 04:01 AM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Apr 27 2005, 04:32 PM)
Or other suggestion for managing themes in IceWM?

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i just apt-get install icewm-themes and now i've an entry called "themes" in the IceWM start menu; so now i can swith themes from there.


you can also try to apt-get install iceconf
it's a graphical IceWM configuration tool
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ArchiMark
post Apr 29 2005, 06:42 AM
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Thanks for the advice, jpmatrix!

Just looked at iceconf, has a lot of options....

Thanks,

Mark
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ArchiMark
post Apr 29 2005, 03:37 PM
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jpmatrix or anybody else,

Could you please explain how you change your iceWM theme?

When I try to change it from the IceWM start menu, I select one of the themes from the list, the screen goes blank for a bit and then I see the same theme as before, NO change.

When I try to change in the iceconf app, browse, I couldn't seem to locate any theme files to select from.

Thanks!

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Meanie
post Apr 29 2005, 04:46 PM
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Is there an easy way of moving the icewm menu bar from the bottom of the screen to the top or do i need to install iceconf?
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post Apr 30 2005, 05:49 AM
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ArchiMax, it sounds as though you're doing everything correctly in terms of changing theme. It should just be a matter of selecting the theme and it being applied. I personally use IceWM with pocketworkstation's debian image (using fbvnc) on a c3000 without any problems; perhaps there's something odd about the version you installed?

Meanie, you can just set the value "TaskBarAtTop = 1" in ~/.icewm/preferences. You can change any setting within IceWM without a separate configuration program, they just make it much simpler than having to look up the relevant keywords to set.
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ArchiMark
post Apr 30 2005, 06:20 AM
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Thanks for your input, Ellomea!

Not sure what exactly you refer to below?

I'm using pocketworkstation's debian image with X/Qt on my C3000. I following instructions on smuelas's website and those on PocketworkstationXQT webpage.....

I seem to be able to do most everything else OK, apt-get, run apps, etc...

Driving me nuts!...

Mark

QUOTE(Elleomea @ Apr 30 2005, 05:49 AM)
I personally use IceWM with pocketworkstation's debian image (using fbvnc) on a c3000 without any problems; perhaps there's something odd about the version you installed?
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post Apr 30 2005, 07:33 AM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 1 2005, 12:20 AM)
Thanks for your input, Ellomea!

Not sure what exactly you refer to below?

I'm using pocketworkstation's debian image with X/Qt on my C3000. I following instructions on smuelas's website and those on PocketworkstationXQT webpage.....

I seem to be able to do most everything else OK, apt-get, run apps, etc...

Driving me nuts!...

Mark

QUOTE(Elleomea @ Apr 30 2005, 05:49 AM)
I personally use IceWM with pocketworkstation's debian image (using fbvnc) on a c3000 without any problems; perhaps there's something odd about the version you installed?

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Archimark,

where is your .icewm directory located? do you have one under /home/zaurus ?
if not, create /home/zaurus and copy .icewm from INSTALL.d/debroot/root/.icewm (make sure its /home/zaurus under debroot smile.gif
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ArchiMark
post Apr 30 2005, 03:17 PM
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Thanks for your help, Meanie!

My .icewm directory is located at: /mnt/card/debroot/home/.icewm

I looked in this directory and nothing is in it.

Is it supposed to be empty?

Not clear as to where you want me to copy .icewm to. Do you mean at /home/zaurus/debroot/ ??

As noted above my /debroot directory is on my SD card.

Thanks!

Mark

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where is your .icewm directory located? do you have one under /home/zaurus ?
if not, create /home/zaurus and copy .icewm from INSTALL.d/debroot/root/.icewm (make sure its /home/zaurus under debroot smile.gif
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Meanie
post May 1 2005, 01:29 AM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 1 2005, 09:17 AM)
Thanks for your help, Meanie!

My .icewm directory is located at: /mnt/card/debroot/home/.icewm

I looked in this directory and nothing is in it.

Is it supposed to be empty?

Not clear as to where you want me to copy .icewm to. Do you mean at  /home/zaurus/debroot/ ??

As noted above my /debroot directory is on my SD card.

Thanks!

Mark

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where is your .icewm directory located? do you have one under /home/zaurus ?
if not, create /home/zaurus and copy .icewm from INSTALL.d/debroot/root/.icewm (make sure its /home/zaurus under debroot smile.gif

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well, it should be /mnt/card/debroot/home/zaurus/.icewm for you.

there should be six config files inside that directory, one of them called "theme"

have a look at my website to compare your installation steps to mine.
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ArchiMark
post May 1 2005, 10:39 AM
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Thanks again for your help, Meanie!

Unfortunately or fortunately, depending upon how you look at it... dry.gif
I just installed the new Cacko v1.23b1 for the C3000....couldn't resist after
waiting so long....works great! Only bad thing is that it erased everything on the
microdrive.... huh.gif

So guess I have to reinstall X/Qt/Debian again......

Oh well....maybe it will be better this time...

Mar

QUOTE(Meanie @ May 1 2005, 01:29 AM)
well, it should be /mnt/card/debroot/home/zaurus/.icewm for you.

there should be six config files inside that directory, one of them called "theme"

have a look at my website to compare your installation steps to mine.
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post May 2 2005, 04:44 AM
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I use fluxbox and configured .xmodmaprc and fluxbox hot keys for maximum performance for laptop as well as pda mode.
IMHO fluxbox is lighter and allows much better options for pda mode operation.

If someone wants I could upload the .xmodmaprc, ~/.fluxbox/keys and a simple rotate script I use in my debian setup.

tovarish
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ArchiMark
post May 2 2005, 05:07 AM
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That would be great if you could upload it, tovarish!


QUOTE(tovarish @ May 2 2005, 04:44 AM)
I use fluxbox and configured .xmodmaprc and fluxbox hot keys for maximum performance for laptop as well as pda mode.
IMHO fluxbox is lighter and allows much better options for pda mode operation.

If someone wants I could upload the .xmodmaprc, ~/.fluxbox/keys and a simple rotate script I use in my debian setup.

tovarish
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ArchiMark
post May 2 2005, 06:08 AM
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Meanie,

Took a good look at your website. Has lots of great info!

Going to install X/Qt/Debian per your instructions...

However, can't find one of the files you have in your list. Can you tell me where you
found it?

It's the 'glib_1.2.10-0v13_arm.ipk' file.

Thanks!

Mark
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