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Old 02-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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What packages do I need to get pure Gnome2 from base system?


I'm currently using Debian Wheezy, but I'm thinking to revert back to Squeeze, as it seems a little unstable. I have a net install cd. What I want to do is just to install base system of Squeeze and then install desktop environment. However I don't want gnome metapackage. I just want to have pure gnome2 with nautilus, gnome-terminal, network-manager all independable on each other. Which packages do I need?
 
Old 02-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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I think gnome-core is what you're looking for: http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/gnome-core
 
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
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Maybe that's better than default installation, but still this gnome core has evolution. An app I've never used. Could it be because the calendar is integrated with evolution? Or things like totem or ephiphany.
I have installed base system (on a VM) and got gnome-core along with 400MB archives of dependencies. But how do I start desktop environment now? It's not loading by default. I still have only text version.

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'startx' should start the desktop environment.

Evolution, epiphany, totem, etc. are all part of the core gnome desktop environment.

If that bugs you, then check out Arch, which splits up gnome so you can install the components individually. (But because it is a "rolling release" distro, Arch has the current Gnome 3, not the outdated Gnome 2.)
 
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I've tried startx and both as normal and super user it says command not found.
 
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Try installing 'xorg'.
 
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You can install Gnome the same way as on Arch, with individual packages, you don't have to use the gnome-core package. A simple
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apt-cache depends gnome-core
will show you what the gnome-core package installs, just choose from that what you need and leave out the rest. To start the X environment (which of course has to be installed) you can either use startx (part of the xinit package) or you install a display manager, like gdm, slim, xdm, nodm, ..., so that the system starts in GUI mode by default.
 
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:07 AM   #8
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Looks like I didn't have X installed. I thought gnome depends on xorg. And thanks for pointing out gdm. I will try to install gnome as separate packages next time.
 
  


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