Installing Enlightenment E16 on Ubuntu 12.04.

Posted: February 6, 2012. At: 11:26 AM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 2642
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The Enlightenment E17 desktop window manager is very unstable when I use the packages supplied with the Ubuntu 12.04 release. I have installed the Enlightenment E16 window manager using a source tarball from this website and after installing the libimlib2-dev package I installed the source thusly.

./configure ; make ; make install

And then I had to add the starte16 command to my ~/.xsession file. I logged out of my KDE session and loaded the Enlightenment desktop. The E16 window manager is very stable and usable for your Ubuntu desktop. If you wish to run the E17 window manager, then you would be better served by downloading the Elive distribution or Bohdi Linux. Both of these distributions include the Enlightenment E17 window manager and are more stable than the Ubuntu 12.04 packages. The Enlightenment E16 window manager has been in development for a long time and is worth a try as an alternative to the comparatively bloated desktops like Gnome or KDE. You may download the source tarball from this page. The source from here is what I used to build my Enlightenment desktop and it is guaranteed to work for you.

1 responses to “Installing Enlightenment E16 on Ubuntu 12.04.

This works, though few X11-dev libraries can be added so you get better experience – dev version of libraries for composition, xrandr, xinerama.
Carefully look at the end of ./configure output, which libraries were found and will be used.

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