Re: How do I install gnome on potato?
On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 11:20:25AM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> I recently upgraded to Potato and want to use gnome. I am using
> the command line interface only. How do I install gnome? I
You do not have X Windows installed apparently?
> read in the mail list archives that there are 3 choices: gnome,
> debian, and xsession. But, I did not understand the differences.
Not sure what you mean here, but it's nowhere near that simple.
There are many many options.
> I also do not understand the difference between gdm vs xdm,
gdm and xdm do the same thing (almost). Instead of the terminal
giving you a login prompt, gdm or xdm does it graphically with X.
> gnome-panel, gnome-session. When I apt-get gnome I get not found.
gnome-panel is part of gnome. gnome-session is the program to run in
place of the window manager in your .xsession file (stuff in that
file is run when X starts).
Try apt-get task-gnome-desktop. You might also consider the Helix
gnome package. Simply add the line:
# Helix GNOME
deb http://spidermonkey.helixcode.com/distributions/debian unstable main
to /etc/apt/sources.list and then apt-get update ; apt-get
task-helix-core task-helix-gnome (also optionally
Note that I have potato and am running Helix gnome made for woody
> When I search on the forzen packages for gnome I do not get
> the gdm, gnome-session, or gnome-panel packages. So, what are
Hmm, where are you searching, the debian website, dselect...?
> my choices and how do I implement the choices? I downloaded
> the gnome user guide but it has nothing about installing. Is
> there a HOWTO somewhere on installing gnome?
Hope that helps.
Pat Mahoney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain