February 23, 2007

The Way to Enlightenment [Part I]

Posted in Linux at 12:25 am by pmatos

Getting Enlightenment

Well, for those using gentoo is pretty simple:

emerge -av enlightenment

With this you’ll get enlightenment (currently), since this is the current stable Gentoo version. For other distros it should be pretty easy too, however I don’t know how.

Note: I’ve just sent a bug report for Gentoo to add to the portage repository, however, it’ll still probably take a while. Anyway, an easy way to get this version is just to do, as root:

$ cp /usr/portage/x11-wm/enlightenment/enlightenment- /usr/portage/x11-wm/enlightenment/enlightenment-
$ ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=”~arch” emerge -av enlightenment

For those installing from sources the procedure is simple since development is based on autotools so it is pretty standard. The sources can be find at : http://www.enlightenment.org/Enlightenment/Get_Enlightenment/

This is the first big step for the series of Enlightenment configuration which should be coming up one at a time for the following days. After this you should be able to select E16 from your current desktop manager (usually kdm, gdm or xdm) and start it up.

And you get…
E16 Desktop



  1. Marco said,

    DR17, rules, I think..

  2. Why don’t you:
    echo “x11-wm/enlightenment ~arch” >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

    Seems cleaner and simpler to me.

  3. miniman said,

    I prefer e16 before e17 for its minimalism :-)

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