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Old 09-23-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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install minimal, slim Gnome on Lenny


Hi

Howto install absolutely minimal, slim Gnome without Games, Multimedia etc. on Lenny?
Just an Internet Browser is needed.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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Compare these package lists:

http://packages.debian.org/lenny/gnome
http://packages.debian.org/lenny/gnome-core

I suggest:

Code:
aptitude install gnome-core firefox
(or your browser of choice instead of firefox; epiphany-browser is a nice alternative)
 
Old 09-24-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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aptitude install gnome-core firefox
Close,but I'd suggest the following:

Install using the net-install disc,only check the 'standard' system option.Definitely don't check the 'desktop' option.
Reboot into a command prompt and do the following as root:

Code:
aptitude install -R xorg gnome-core gdm iceweasel
You can slim things down even further if you know what video and input drivers you use,but the above will give you a start.
 
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:56 AM   #4
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You can slim things down even further if you know what video and input drivers you use,but the above will give you a start.
You could go into that part a bit deeper?
Short ago i searched for how-to do it (i even know that craigevil posted about it, but no luck. All i find on the web is how-to do a minimal installation, or problems with X, whatever, but not what packages exactly are needed in case one wants a minimal X
- as opposed to "apt-get install xorg")
Thanks
 
Old 09-24-2010, 02:09 PM   #5
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You could go into that part a bit deeper?
No problem,here's what I use with an Nvidia card with Testing:

Code:
aptitude install -R xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-video-nv xserver-xorg-video-vesa xinit
Obviously you need to add a window manager of your choice also
I tend not to use gdm or slim anymore,hence installing the xinit package to give me startx.
Once I have X up and running,then it's time to install the proprietary Nvidia driver.
Hope this helps.

Last edited by the trooper; 10-18-2010 at 05:53 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 04:18 PM   #6
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No problem,here's what I use with an Nvidia card with Testing:

Code:
aptitude install xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-video-nv xserver-xorg-video-vesa xinit
Obviously you need to add a window manager of your choice also
I tend not to use gdm or slim anymore,hence installing the xinit package to give me startx.
Once I have X up and running,then it's time to install the proprietary Nvidia driver.
Hope this helps.
Yup, does help a lot. (If i will get it working is another quesiton, but i guess yes).
Thanks
 
Old 10-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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Close,but I'd suggest the following:

Install using the net-install disc,only check the 'standard' system option.Definitely don't check the 'desktop' option.
Reboot into a command prompt and do the following as root:

Code:
aptitude install -R xorg gnome-core gdm iceweasel
Thx a lot, but how much place need this installation?
 
Old 10-02-2010, 09:26 PM   #8
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If you run the command as suggested by trooper aptitude will tell you exactly how much space will be used.

Evo2.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 09:38 PM   #9
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I think apt-get install gnome-core will use ~300MB
apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome core will use ~200
and iceweasel is about ~40MB
xorg is ca ~120 MB
I think you will end with ca ~800MB - 1000 MB
(don't forget to run apt-get clean after installing, that will give you more than just a bit of free space)


Gnome-core is not what i would call outstanding nice. Sooner or later you might add packages to make it look a bit better (and then you will add a lot of MB).
Imo xfce is the better choice (in that case). Perhaps lxde, but i don't know it.
Window-managers like icewm or fluxbox will use ca ~5MB. The biggest one i know is e17 which uses a bit more than 20 MB.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #10
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You could just install gnome-core + gnome-shell and then edit some GConf keys to run GNOME Shell at startup. Presto! You've just completely emulated a basic GNOME 3 user interface with the current version.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 01:26 PM   #11
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What about to install just:
Code:
# apt-get install xorg gnome-session gnome-panel gdm iceweasel
 
  


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