Installing Enlightenment E17 on Debian Squeeze.

Posted: November 21, 2011. At: 1:17 PM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 2204
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Enlightenment E16 Alien theme.
Enlightenment E16 Alien theme.

The Enlightenment E17 window manager is now available for the Debian testing distribution. This window manager is now easier to install now that you are not required to install it with a CVS or GIT repository or with other complex commands. This is what my /etc/apt/sources.lst looks like, I have added the Debian Testing repository and now I could install it with a simple command. E17 with a nice theme is a lovely and easy to use desktop environment. The screenshot to the left shows the old Aliens theme with the troop carrier wallpaper. The awesome HR Giger styled Aliens window decorations are something that set this theme apart. I wish that this sort of window decoration was available now. This very old web page has some information on the older versions of Enlightenment. There is a nice repository of Enlightenment E16 themes here: The Aliens theme is here and a whole swag of other *.etheme files. The Enlightenment window manager for Linux has always been a quality Window Manager with some beautiful themes that make any desktop look awesome indeed.

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20110205-18:15]/ squeeze contrib main
deb squeeze/updates main contrib
deb-src squeeze/updates main contrib
#deb unstable main
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
#deb :// squeeze-updates main contrib
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
#deb-src :// squeeze-updates main contrib
deb testing main contrib non-free
#deb testing/non-US main contrib non-free
deb testing/updates main contrib non-free
Installing Enlightenment E16 on Fedora 15.
Installing Enlightenment E16 on Fedora 15.

Just type: sudo apt-get update && apt-get install e17 to install the enlightened window manager to your system.

This screen-shot shows the Enlightenment packages available for Fedora 15. The E17 packages are not available in the default repositories but the E16 packages are easily installed. One nice feature that E16 has over E17 is the rippling water effect that you can enable on the bottom of the screen. To install new themes in Enlightenment E16, copy the *.etheme files into the ~/.e16/themes folder, restart E16 and select them from the list in the theme manager.

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