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Old 03-05-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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I have just started BLFS , Can i directly jump to install GNOME desktop ?


Hi , i have just completed the LFS7.2 book , and also downloaded the BLFS book,

As LFS is completely CLI i am wondering how do i read the BLFS html book ??

Can i go ahead and jump on the chapter GNOME DESKTOP ??
Is there Any harm ??
What do i need to know before installing a DESKTOP ?
What minimum packages i need to install ?
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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Hi , i have just completed the LFS7.2 book , and also downloaded the BLFS book,

As LFS is completely CLI i am wondering how do i read the BLFS html book ??
Install gmp gpm, lynx and wget first (all are in the BLFS book). This way you are able to browse (using lynx), copy/paste (gmp gpm -> mouse) and get packages from the net (wget).

I would also suggest you start here: Which Sections of the Book Do I Want?

Next would be After LFS Configuration Issues (chapter 3)

After that:

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Can i go ahead and jump on the chapter GNOME DESKTOP ??
Is there Any harm ??
What do i need to know before installing a DESKTOP ?
What minimum packages i need to install ?
You could start with the Gnome chapter, no problem.

I hope you do realize that BLFS differs from LFS in one major way: LFS is linear (start on page one and work your way to the end), BLFS on the other hand is not linear. You decide what you want and install it (which includes all the required dependencies and possibly the optional dependencies).

Last edited by druuna; 03-05-2013 at 09:15 AM. Reason: Fixed error (gmp -> gpm).
 
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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Install gmp, lynx and wget first (all are in the BLFS book). This way you are able to browse (using lynx), copy/paste (gmp -> mouse) and get packages from the net (wget).
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do you mean gpm ? or gmp ?

how do i install them without instructions when i reboot into LFS ?
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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Oops...... I'm actually talking about GPM

Sorry about the confusion!

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how do i install them without instructions when i reboot into LFS ?
For these 3 you can use the chroot method you used in chapter 6 (don't be tempted to do the rest this way!!).

Or put the instruction on a removable device (USB stick) and access this from LFS.
 
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Before jumping in at installing gnome I would get a basic xorg server up and running after installing what druuna said I would also install a simple x text editor like leafpad, when I create a new system I basically do it like this:

Install basic bootable system
Install Xorg ( including Nvidia driver )
Install Xfce ( far fewer dependencies than gnome and uses fewer system resources )
Install extras ( firefox,gedit,thunderbird etc etc )

Then just add bits from BLFS as and when I need them.
 
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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druuna how do i read a text file from my usb stick then ?
 
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druuna how do i read a text file from my usb stick then ?
vi(m), which you installed during the LFS build.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:23 AM   #8
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vi(m), which you installed during the LFS build.
i get scared when i hear the word vi .
While performing the installation of vim in LFS , author gave a command to view the documentation of vim ,
i entered that command and then , I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET RID OF IT . I was not able to close it . i typed everything like
exit , ESC , quit .

What vi said is "Command not found" .
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #9
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Here are 3 url's to get you going:

- Using the VI editor (the very basics)
- Using vi
- Introduction To Vim
 
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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i choosed to chroot and install gpm and lynx , i am facing problem in this instruction from BLFS:

cat > /etc/sysconfig/mouse << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/sysconfig/mouse

MDEVICE="<yourdevice>"
PROTOCOL="<yourprotocol>"
GPMOPTS="<additional options>"

# End /etc/sysconfig/mouse
EOF

how do i replace the variables ?? My mouse is usb 2.0 . And i dnt know anything else about my mouse
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #11
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This is mine:
Code:
# Begin /etc/sysconfig/mouse

MDEVICE="/dev/input/mouse0"
PROTOCOL="imps2"
GPMOPTS=""

# End /etc/sysconfig/mouse

Pretty satandard config.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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This is mine:
Code:
# Begin /etc/sysconfig/mouse

MDEVICE="/dev/input/mouse0"
PROTOCOL="imps2"
GPMOPTS=""

# End /etc/sysconfig/mouse

Pretty satandard config.
Would it work with mine USB mouse ?
 
Old 03-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #13
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I am using a usb mouse as we speak!
 
Old 03-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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Reply for druuna's post #2 :

I installed gpm and lynx both , from chroot .
As you know BLFS book is html , how do i open html files in lynx ? .
 
Old 03-05-2013, 10:32 AM   #15
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for instance
Code:
links -g /home/keithhedger/Documents/CLFS-x86_64-64.html
the -g switch runs in graphics mode but you have to compile links with this option.
 
  


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