Re: Modified Rapture<g>, and a new question
On Mon 04 Apr 2016 at 16:51:23 -0400, Alan McConnell wrote:
> <G> solved now, I hope! Now my progress report: after futzing around and
> trying to install this and that, I decided to bite the bullet/go with the
> flow, and install GNOME, the whole thing. Which I did, and it took just
> short of an hour. For some reason, Libreoffice was not installed. I hope
> I can get it later, since I know no other method of reading the occasional
> .doc and .docx files that come my way.
Strange. Libreoffice packages are dependencies of gnome (as is gdm3). You
apt-get install -f
apt-get install libreoffice
> [ By the way: I could and did get emacsen-common, but still have no working
> emacs. How does one get such? ]
emacs24 is on DVD-2, so either you obtain this disk or (as was suggested
earlier in this thread) set up sources.list for an external mirror and
get it over the network.
> Result of my GNOME install: I typed 'startx' from my command line, and I
> got a beautiful blue screen, a delight to the eye after days of perusing tiny
> characters on a black display. And in the middle of the blue screen there was
> a handsome mouse arrow, which moved around elegantly when controlled by my right
> And that was _all_!! No icons, nothing to click on . . . I typed on the keyboard,
> no reaction . . . There must be some simple way to get a proper GNOME started,
> but since I've never used it before, I wonder if someone can give me a hint.
The gnome I have has 'Activities' in the top left of the screen.