What is GNOME?
The GNOME Desktop is an attractive and useful desktop environment created by the GNU project. GNOME is both free (under the ) and is one of the most widely used desktop environments on the GNU/Linux operating system. The current release of GNOME is 2.12; however 2.8 is available under Debian / , while 2.10 is available under testing/ .
If you have not X installed on your box, to get a bare minimum base install of X, do using or :
# aptitude install x-window-system-core
So, from the, run
# aptitude install gnome
This will install additional software (gnome-office, evolution) that you may or may not want.
For a smaller set ofs, you can also do
# aptitude install gnome-desktop-environment
A set of additional productivity apps will be installed by
# aptitude install gnome-fifth-toe
If you need development packages, e.g. for compiling GNOME dependent packages from source, you should try
# aptitude install gnome-core-devel
For a full set of developer tools, please do
# aptitude install gnome-devel
You can useto install GNOME or other .
Most configuration of the GNOME desktop is done via its various GUI utilities. The location of these varies depending on version, but common utilities include networking, themes, sounds and much more. It is also possible to configure (read/write) settings using the command line with ( ).
See also :
- The GNOME Website
- The mini version: GNOME Palmtop Environmnet (GPE).
- http://www.gnome.org/start/getstable.html : apt-get install gnome
- http://www.gnome.org/learn/users-guide/latest/user-guide.html : GNOME User Guide.
- http://gnomesupport.org/wiki/index.php/Linux : GNOME wiki about Linux .
http://klik.atekon.de/?section=gnome GNOME packages.
About Gnome for Debian:
- Debian GNOME Survival Guide.
- GNOME hacks.
- Gnome Forum - search debian keywords in this forum for answers.