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the Enlightenment


the Enlightenment

  1. (definite article) A 17th- and 18th-century philosophical movement in European history; the Age of Enlightenment or Age of Reason emphasizing rationalism.


  • 1997: Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 36 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
    He first presented a complementary thesis on the Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), in which he used the term “archaeology” for the first time, and which indicated the period of history to which he was constantly to return.
    The Enlightenment: the intellectual, philosophical, cultural and scientific spirit of the 18th century. A belief in reason, progress, man’s “maturity” and a general rejection of tradition, religion and authority.


  • (17 th–18 th-century philosophical movement): Aufklärung



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General Information


What is Enlightenment?

Enlightenment, commonly referred to as e, is an open source software X window manager primarily for Unix-like computers. Enlightenment focuses on pushing the limits of existing technologies while remaining lightweight, flexible, and beautiful. The project has a long history; the current stable version is e DR (development release) 16, and the unstable developer version is e DR17. See wikipedia articles on Enlightenment and the w:Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, the project's website, or the project's sourceforge page for more information.

What is "The Unofficial Enlightenment User's Manual"?

The Unofficial Enlightenment User's Manual is the document you are now reading. It is a community-created guide to help enlightenment users and potential new enlightenment users quickly and coherently understand how best to install, customize, and use the Enlightenment window manager. It is an editable w:wikibook released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Who might want to use this document?

Anyone looking for tips, tricks, help, and information on setting up and using the Enlightenment window manager.

Who should contribute to this document?

Anyone can edit this document, and we encourage you to add any tips, tricks or information about using Enlightenment! This document is created by Enlightenment enthusiasts for Enlightenment users, and it can always use relevant information. If you have never edited a wikimedia page before, we encourage you to read through the Howto for page editing, the Wikibooks policies guide, and the Wikibooks Manual of Style; after that, dive in and start editing! If you have questions or concerns, please visit the talk page.

Getting Started

A note about different enlightenment versions

A note about different operating environments

Other places to look for information

enlightenment DR17 installation guide

Installing Enlightenment 16.999 (also known as E17 or DR17) is a snap in suse. You just use YAST and it is all done for you. After the progress bar is finished you then log out. When you look at the sessions available at the login screen, Enlightenment is now available. I am using open suse 10. How you get to yast and all the other programs through enlightenment, I don't know!

There is a quickstart guide for E17 in Suse at http://arun.wordpress.com/2006/06/15/how-to-enlightenment-17-in-suse-10/

A HOWTO for Gentoo can be found at http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_e17

Check out the following link to install DR17 in Suse Linux : http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/16231.html

There are no up-to-date official binaries for E17 for Debian- or Ubuntu-based distributions. Packages labeled "e17" in the Ubuntu repositories are actually e16 and are dated December 2004. Directions for accessing the latest unofficial .deb packages for Debian are here: http://wiki.enlightenment.org/index.php/E17_User_Guide/Installing_using_Linux_distribution_packages#Debian_GNU.2FLinux and for Ubuntu here: http://wiki.enlightenment.org/index.php/E17_User_Guide/Installing_using_Linux_distribution_packages#Ubuntu_Linux

enlightenment DR16 configuration guide

Enlightenment is extremely configurable - that is you can alter to your our design almost any feature of the window manager. THe only downside is that to get a really cool environment, you have to do the work. Or download a theme someone else has done for you.

Simple configuration

You should by now have a folder titled ".e16" in your home directory. This is the configuration point for enlightenment.

It has a layout as follows:

backgrounds/ cached/ e_config--0.0.backgrounds e_config--0.0.buttons e_config--0.0.cfg e_config--0.0.ibox e_config--0.0.snapshots icons/ menus/ themes/

Lets start with menus Left click anywhere on the desktop, and up comes a menu titled "User Menus" Straignt off this is the "User Application List". This is a list of commands that can be configured by you to run as children of the process running enlightenment.

edit .e16/menus/user_apps.menu

Add the following line to the bottom

"Clock" NULL exec "xclock"

now save and try left-clicking again. You should see a menu option for the clock, selecting that option and you have just configured your desktop.

Now, how do we make it really configurable.

enlightenment DR17 configuration guide

Simple English

Enlightenment has several meanings. Some of them are given below:


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