Installing Enlightenment from svn, in Ubuntu 12.04

My long time wish, installing e17/enlightenment window manager, from source, on top of ubuntu got fulfilled today.. πŸ™‚
As I had previous experiences of building and installing e17 , but that was on arch.
My target on Ubuntu 12.04 was to build/install e17 and integrate it into login manager. Building was no problem at all. Then came the next challenge, integrating it to login screen, I thought it’s still GDM, but ubuntu moved to lightDM, back since 11.10 release. Thanks to this link, I figured out, how to add enlightenment to login screen, i.e., just copy
enlightenment.desktop from /data/xsessions to /usr/share/xsessions/ folder.
Go through this page you will find out that, you will find out that, it’s quite easy to install e17 in ubuntu.. πŸ™‚ but nothing beats DIY>>> πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Moving on, on my first try to login, nothing happened.. so I tried out enlightenment_start at command prompt, and noticed there was an error message related to SVG feature not built into evas. Tried installing dev lib for SVG bt, not success… finally got this link, though it mentions to intall pixmax, but it was not available, while going through output of script I came across pixman requirement, and I installed it, then I again tried launching enlightenment and wow!! it worked… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I tried it in Guest session, now after writing this post, I ll see and test how e17 looks and works!!

I know, this post is not kind of, follow these steps,,, it just shares my experiences/ups/downs while installing e on ubuntu.. πŸ™‚ (and ya.. don’t get confused by… e/e17/enlightenment… by it.. I want to refer the same window manager.. you call it e or e17 or enlightenment.. ) πŸ˜€

Cheer!! Enjoy Linux.. πŸ™‚

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How to Configure beetel wifi(ADSL2+Router) to use tikona(wiMax)

After turned down two time by Airtel, for new broadband connection. I opted for tikona, without wireless router. As, I had beetel ADSL2 + wifi router with me, from my last airtel connection. I thought of using it. It turned out to be real easy thing to do. Only 4 steps and wifi setup was done.

1. See the under of the router, you will find a reset mark, just insert and press button, to reset your router to default factory settings.
1. Open (link to acess, settings page of router), and from there also you can restore to factory settings. I prefer first option as it was fast.

2. After resetting the router to factory settings, open the link to configure it.

3. Click on “Interface Setup -> Internet -> Encapsulation -> ISP -> Bridge Mode.”

4. Now to configure for wifi acess, select “Interface Setup -> LAN -> DHCP -> Disabled”. Or else you can use, router through LAN (Didn’t tested it for more then one system in LAN, as I had only one lappy).

5. Next step is to configure router to be secure, password setting, mac association etc. Read this comment by Rajat Gupta, it tells you more about mac address and it’s coloning, Thank you Rajat for it! πŸ™‚ Never thought that, tikona can use MAC to keep system count.. πŸ˜€

6. Final and important step is to restart the router for changes to take place.

Hope, it was quite helpful to you all. And i think, you will be able to use these steps to configure your ADSL wifi router with any ISp

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elsa + e17 + Arch Linux : “The Enlightenment desktop shell provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. It boasts a unprecedented level of theme-ability while still being capable of performing on older hardware or embedded devices.”

I was thinking of getting E17 on Arch Linux for long.. lastly I did that.. just to start with I did it in Virtual Box… πŸ™‚ was a nice experience doing that… Installing arch and first configurations was not tough.. as I had previous experiences with that..”Arch Installation Experience”!!

I followed all the same steps.. just kept GNOME installation aside.. I will now mention the steps followed for E17 installtion…

  • I Installed subversion, to get the latest development code of complete EFL, enlightenment and all. The enlightenment site, has complete list of dependencies and the order of installation forΒ  various components of EFL, and the svn link to get the development source code.
  • After done with installation of all the dependencies and EFL, I installed E17 and Elsa. E17 is the desktop shell and Elsa is the login manager it’s still under development. By default it was installed in /usr/local/<sbin & bin>Β  folders. I added both of them in the PATH variable in /etc/profile file.
  • Next step, modified /etc/inittab to set default init level to 5 and added below “#Example lines for starting a login manager”, the line “x:5:respawn:/usr/local/sbin/elsa”
  • Only thing I missed was to install fonts, which made e17 look weird, install fonts by command “pacman -S ttf-dejavu ttf-bitstream-vera”. you can try out different fonts too.My basic e17 installation was done and up and running.. next thing is to install various softwares and widgets available for arch and e17.

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So, here I am.. very much familiar with EFL.. B-) .. am loving it!! Nice experience.. good Learning.. πŸ™‚

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Don’t know what to do!!

Should I .. Should not I!! 😦 .. I am really not that much strong….

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Enligtenment Foundation Library

Quite a tough one, but interesting one too!! Playing with it presently, but really missing a good documentation. And it’s still under lot of work, so daily changes making it more tough to work with. Hope I am able to give a good presentation tomorrow!!

Best of Luck to Me… πŸ™‚

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