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Re: [E-devel] FC5 & X.org X11R7 with entrance

Didier Casse wrote:
On 3/31/06, Laurence Vanek <lvanek@charter.net> wrote:
I am not able to use the same tricks of integrating entrance in to FC5
that I had used for FC4.  I think it may be that X11R7 & its modular
approach is what is different.  From the FC5 release notes:

21.3. X.org X11R7 Developer Overview

The following list includes some of the more visible changes for
developers in X11R7:

     The entire buildsystem has changed from |imake| to the GNU
|autotools| collection.

     Libraries now install |pkgconfig| |*.pc| files, which should now
always be used by software
     that depends on these libraries, instead of hard coding paths to
them in |/usr/X11| |R6/lib | or

     Everything is now installed directly into |/usr| instead of
|/usr/X11| |R6|. All software that hard
     codes paths to anything in |/usr/X11| |R6| must now be changed,
preferably to dynamically
    detect the proper location of the object. Developers are *strongly*
advised against hard-coding
    the new X11R7 default paths.

    Every library has its own private source RPM package, which creates
a runtime binary
    subpackage and a |-devel| subpackage."


On boot cannot seem to find display.  No locked up keyboard, just
flashing display with text warnings.  Is entrance "looking for love in
all the wrong places"?  How about the make-install script?  X appears to
now be in /usr/bin for FC5.

Didier:  Curious to know how you got around this with the rpm package.
Sym link hack?

FYI. I got the RPM up in the box. But it's just lying there. :( I
tried a few *trick* to get it running but it didn't work out

I'm waiting for somebody to actually send me some suggestions. :) As
you mentioned, Fedora seemed to have changed a bunch of stuff which
makes it confusing at first sight to tweak the files and get entrance
up in place of GDM.

Eventually I will get some suggestions if I wait a little longer.
There are always people trying stuff out there and sending me recipes.
It boils down to saying "Sorry dude, I've no clue either!". And at the
moment I do not have the time to hack it.

With kind regards,

Didier -

so would it be correct to assume you are bypassing entrance & starting englightenment from gdm?

On my FC5 install the switch desktop tool doesnt do the job for enlightenment, although it seems to see it.

I would imagine that moving the pieces of X around in xorg 7 (moving it to to /usr/bin) will screw up more than several things.