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Old 05-18-2003, 11:12 PM   #1
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Getting rid of Gnome


I have red hat 8 on my computer right now but I am finding that Gnome really slows down my already slow machine so I am thinking about replacing it with Fluxbox. My question is how do I uninstall gnome? Or do I just install Fluxbox on top of it.
Thanks, Evan.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 11:14 PM   #2
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You can run:

redhat-config-packages

and de-select gnome and then click update to un-install Gnome. If you simply install fluxbox the gnome packages will still be there.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:40 AM   #3
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how can you do the same thing with RH9? RH9's package management tool allows you to remove ONLY "additional packages". So i haven't found a way to remove GNOME completely.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:51 AM   #4
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the only way to do it is by querying for RPM's from command line.... however my only fear is of dependencies. I have found these gnome packages:

libgnomecanvas-2.2.0.1-1
gnome-spell-0.5-5
gnome-desktop-2.2.0.1-4
gnome-print-0.37-4
gnome-session-2.2.0.2-4
gnome-vfs2-extras-0.99.10-1
libgnomeprint-1.116.0-6
gnome-applets-2.2.0-8
gnome-terminal-2.2.1-3
gnome-mime-data-2.2.0-1
gnome-vfs2-2.2.2-4
libgnome-2.2.0.1-8
gnome-python2-gtkhtml2-1.99.14-5
libgnomeui-2.2.0.1-5
gnome-python2-canvas-1.99.14-5
gnome-python2-1.99.14-5
openssh-askpass-gnome-3.5p1-6
gnome-libs-1.4.1.2.90-32
gdk-pixbuf-gnome-0.18.0-7
libgnomeprint15-0.37-4
gnome-vfs-1.0.5-13
up2date-gnome-3.1.23-1
libgnomeprintui22-2.2.1.1-1
gnome-panel-2.2.0.1-9
gnome-vfs-extras-0.2.0-5
libgnomeprintui-1.116.0-4
gnome-python2-bonobo-1.99.14-5
gnome-pilot-0.1.71-2
libgnomeprint22-2.2.1.1-3
gnome-icon-theme-1.0.0-4
gnome-utils-2.2.0.3-2
switchdesk-gnome-3.9.8-15

Which ones are safe to uninstall? Removing them will remove GTK stuff? (Cos i don't want the latter thing to happen)
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:53 AM   #5
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welll i have a question.. why do you want to uninstall gnome in the first place??? it only runs when you use it.. like an application.. so if you run fluxbox it wont be slowing you down with the gnome files... [right guys? lol corret me if im wrong [im wrong in the spelling ] ] but you can have all the WMs installed.. not only one.. so go ahead and install fluxbox and keep gnome.. [unless its a disk space issue..]
 
Old 08-20-2003, 02:12 AM   #6
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yes you're there you're there... a bit more... yea yea you said it:

Quote: "[unless its a disk space issue..]"

lol....
 
Old 08-20-2003, 02:00 PM   #7
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lol ... :-p i have only a small 80 gig drive but its like got so much empty space. what do you guys DO with your gigabytes??! eat theM!?!? mean ... its not like the days where every1 had a 2 gig drive.. nowadays like the smallest is like 20 or something and like 40s are super cheap and 80s are dirt cheap and 160s are affordable... and still people are worrying about DISK SPACE??! lol..
 
Old 08-20-2003, 02:14 PM   #8
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i have to share a 20GB harddisk between two operating systems. I've got some 3GB space left on Linux.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 02:20 PM   #9
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oh.. thats a LOT man...!! thats 3000+ megabytes.. and linux files arent like microshaft's.. all bloated and shit with spyware.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 02:45 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by ganninu
the only way to do it is by querying for RPM's from command line....

Which ones are safe to uninstall? Removing them will remove GTK stuff? (Cos i don't want the latter thing to happen)
In RH 9 rpm from the console reported me that no package is installed. I realized this when I installed for a short time OpenOffice and then tried to uninstall it.

THIS is THE REASON I migrated to debian and I like it very much.(Don't wanna start a fight)
 
Old 08-20-2003, 03:00 PM   #11
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I must confess that the only aspect which irritates me in RH9 is the poor package manager...
 
Old 08-20-2003, 04:28 PM   #12
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yeah i think mandrake has a great package manager.. thats like one of the key features i like about it... and use...
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:59 AM   #13
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Angry

Quote:
Originally posted by ganninu
I must confess that the only aspect which irritates me in RH9 is the poor package manager...
That's a big issue!! if you ask me
 
Old 08-21-2003, 12:51 PM   #14
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thats the main reason i love mandrake .. . . i think its important if you dont want to download a billion tarballs and type ./configure, make, make install and make clean more than a billion times..
 
  


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