On Friday 09 January 2009 10:10:37 Philip Hands wrote: > On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 09:44:43AM +0100, Noel David Torres Ta??o wrote: > > Package: debian-installer > > Severity: wishlist > > > > > > debian-installer for Lenny should have a desktop selector if the "Desktop" task is chosen, or separate tasks for at least KDE and Gnome, and better if for XFCE as well. > > Offering every combination of preference under the sun by default has > been deemed newbie hostile. > > Given that you're interested in installing XFCE, I'm guessing you're > not a newbie. That being the case, one might be forgiven for assuming > that searching for something like: > > debian-installer xfce > > via google would be something that might be reasonable to expect. > > If you do that, you'll find that the first page you come to is: > > http://wiki.debian.org/DebianXFCE > > which explains that you just have to add: > > desktop=xfce > > to the kernel command line to change that default. > > If you were wanting to customise some media to enable that to be the > default, this allows you to edit the syslinux.cfg (or isolinux.cfg or > whatever) file adding the "desktop=xfce" string to all the kernel command > lines and the job is done -- no need to rebuild the main CD image. > > If you want a route to getting a prompt about this, another way of getting > there would be to do an expert install, which would mean that the debconf > minimum question priority would be dropped to "low" and you'd be prompted > for the default desktop -- unfortunately this would also mean that you're > prompted for about a thousand other things that you probably don't care > about at all, so would be a tiresome way of getting what you want. > > Given that the feature is already there I'm closing this bug -- hope that's OK. > > Cheers, Phil. > Well, I'll left it closed, but I was thinking in how newbie users accustomed to KDE would install a Debian KDE computer without them being asked all the 'low' questions and without having to type anything when they're asked for "graphical or text-mode" install. XFCE was not the point, but the "extra goal". I knew how to do it for myself, I was thinking in future Debian users. Thanks Noel er Envite
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