[SOLVED] I have just started BLFS , Can i directly jump to install GNOME desktop ?
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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).
Distribution: Linux From Scratch, Slackware64, Partedmagic
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.
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 .