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How do I replace TVM (urg!) with Windowmaker?
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Group51
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Aug 5, 2002, 02:56 PM
 
I downloaded and installed OpenOffice 1.0 last night, and I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised with its ability to open my Office97 docs.

However, unlike my friend who got Windowmaker when he installed it, I got TVM, that nasty green so called window manager.

I have installed Fink, and followed some instructions I found on the web to install WM from the terminal, but I get this:

[localhost:~] cmahon% sudo apt-get install windowmaker
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://us.dl.sourceforge.net release/main Packages (/sw/var/lib/apt/lists/us.dl.sourceforge.net_fink_direct%5fdownload_dists _release_main_binary-darwin-powerpc_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://us.dl.sourceforge.net release/crypto Packages (/sw/var/lib/apt/lists/us.dl.sourceforge.net_fink_direct%5fdownload_dists _release_crypto_binary-darwin-powerpc_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://us.dl.sourceforge.net current/main Packages (/sw/var/lib/apt/lists/us.dl.sourceforge.net_fink_direct%5fdownload_dists _current_main_binary-darwin-powerpc_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://us.dl.sourceforge.net current/crypto Packages (/sw/var/lib/apt/lists/us.dl.sourceforge.net_fink_direct%5fdownload_dists _current_crypto_binary-darwin-powerpc_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: Couldn't find package windowmaker


Help!
     
asxless
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Aug 5, 2002, 03:20 PM
 
Originally posted by Group51:
I downloaded and installed OpenOffice 1.0 last night, and I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised with its ability to open my Office97 docs.

However, unlike my friend who got Windowmaker when he installed it, I got TVM, that nasty green so called window manager....
I'm not sure what is wrong with your windowmaker DL but...

You may already have both windowmaker and tvm installed.

To find out, use top to find the PID for tvm
then type
kill PID - where PID is the number for tvm
you will be left without a window manager running. Then type
wmaker &
to crank up windowmaker.

If that doesn't work just type
tvm &
to get that excuse for a window manager working again.

asxless in iLand
     
Group51  (op)
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Aug 5, 2002, 03:31 PM
 
Didn't work.

Was there something in the installer that was meant to run, that I might be able to run again?
     
asxless
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Aug 5, 2002, 05:00 PM
 
Originally posted by Group51:
Didn't work.

Was there something in the installer that was meant to run, that I might be able to run again?
I'm not sure but I know that I used the installer and I already had all of the Xwindows stuff (Xfree86, XDarwin and windowmaker) installed. The Installer recognised that and just installed what was needed.

You might want to just delete the directory with OpenOffice.org inside and try reinstalling.

asxless in iLand
     
Gene Jockey
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Aug 5, 2002, 11:20 PM
 
Your fink might just be hosed. Have you tried updating fink via cvs? Just do "fink selfupdate-cvs" and wait. Hopefully everything will be jake after that.

Good luck...

--Josh
     
   
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