Re: GNOME/KDE in Sarge?
On 6/8/05, Jeronimo Pellegrini <email@example.com> wrote:
I have to install Linux on one box that I will admin remotely.
A few users there will want to use GNOME (or maybe KDE, but it would be
fine if I install just GNOME). I'll have to make a short trip to install
the OS, and would like to do this as quickly as possible.
So -- since I don't have a box here to try and test installing Sarge,
my question is: how easy is it to configure X and GNOME? At least
until Woody, it didn't "just work out of the box", as it happens
with Fedora, for example. Not that I think installing Fedora is a
better idea, but I'd like to know how long it will take.
Those who have installed Sarge -- what did you have to do to get X
(and GNOME) running? Does it detect the hardware without problems?
What is used to configure X? Did it work for you without need for
manually tweaking /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 ? And did GNOME and gdm install
Thanks a lot!
Just installed sarge, the installer is great. Tthere is an option to
autodetect your video hardware, so it'll work right away for some
If you know your monitor's H-sync and V-sync rates, the resolution you
need and what driver your videocard needs, you're probably in the
You can enter those values during the install. Also tell the
installer to install the Desktop Environment, it'll install
gdm/gnome/kde/lots of other desktop soft you'd excpect and default to
I got my system up really fast, didn't have any problems. As I said in the beginning, the installer works just great.