My IceWM SetupJuly 20, 2006 at 3:11 pm | Posted in tips and tricks, xubuntu | 2 Comments
I’ve been getting questions about my setup, so I’ll cover it in more detail:
1) If you’d like my configuration, download this file to your home folder: icewm.tar.gz. Untar it, and you’re good to go.
2) .xinitrc: This controls what programs load up when you log in. Create a file in your home directory named
.xinitrc and paste in the following:
xcompmgr -CcFf &
xscreensaver -nosplash &
Save the file, and exit. Make sure the file is executable (run
chmod +x .xinitrc).
(You can also use
~/.icewm/startup: just delete the line
icewm-session from the file.)
3) Using my login automatically guide, I changed the line startxfce4 to startx in my
.bash_profile file. This, along with .xinitrc, automatically logs me into IceWM.
If you’re using my configuration files, make sure to also do Step 5 (Rebooting and shutting down without a password).
4) My wallpaper is Ubuntu Glass. I scaled it down to 1024×768 using the GIMP.
Hope this helps anyone who is interested in my setup!