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Thread: Where is icewm?

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    Where is icewm?

    Hi,

    I am new to Ubuntu (long term Redhat user) and am attempting to install icewm. When installing Ubuntu 13.1 on this Ultrabook I was working off the assumption that they supported icewm (eg https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IceWM). Can someone please point me in the right direction? Is there a contact responsible for updating the (universe) repository?

    sudo apt-get install icewm

    gives "E: Unable to locate package icewm"

    Cheers,

    Richard

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    Re: Where is icewm?

    You should usually run an package list update first
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    then try installing.
    The package is there.
    You might need to run an upgrade(actually just an update)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    if you get a list of held packages, you could try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    If you get any errors, post them
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    Re: Where is icewm?

    Thanks very much Deadflowr,

    It worked fine after running "sudo apt-get update"

    Excellent support here...

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    Re: Where is icewm?

    We try.

    Please mark the thread as solved to help others by following the link in my signature. Thanks.

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    Re: Where is icewm?

    Thanks BuckyBall

    (Note I am still attempting to locate and initialise the bluetooth-applet and gnome-volume-manager applets in Ubuntu icewm; but that will likely require another thread. Yet apart from this and an inability to control the backlight in icewm on this Samsung Series 5 the Ubuntu 13.1 installation has gone very well. Almost entirely positive. The repositories in Ubuntu are very comprehensive).

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    Re: Where is icewm?

    Excellent to hear. Yes, post new threads with descriptive titles in the appropriate areas of the forum for maximum impact.

    Desktop Environments would be a good start for anything ice-specific.

    PS: You could install Bluez. Not sure what Ice uses by default.

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    Re: Where is icewm?

    Note I found a workaround to the missing gnome applet and brightness configuration problem (installing mate-bluetooth-applet, mate-power-manager and indicator-brightness). Icewm is still not respecting my gnome power manager settings (the lid close action is ignoring all dconf-editor settings and defaulting to "suspend", like before logon), but have requested help for this in another thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2205979).

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