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Old 06-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
John Ferrell
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Question How to run Gnome Classic on Debian 7


Is there a guide or instructions on how to run Gnome Classic? I have installed a few programs with Synaptic. Some appear in the drop down menus to run, but some don't seem to have created a menu entry. Is there something I need to do to make them accessible? It looks like I could have installed them with the "Add/Remove Software" menu entry under system tools or the GDebi Package Installer on the same menu.
On earlier desktops I could just click/drag an Icon to the desktop and select it from there. That does not seem to work here. I was able to drag the System Monitor Icon to the screen top and select it from there.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Debian 7 runs GNOME shell and what you see is the GNOME Fall Back mode. It is not a full-fledged classic mode by any stretch! It provides some basic functionality though.

To get the programs to show up in the menus, alacarte might help.
 
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #3
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If that is as good as it gets, I will continue with other desktops. Thank you...
 
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That might be a good idea if you do not prefer GNOME shell. At that stage, it was just a fallback option for video cards that were unable to render GNOME shell.
 
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info!
What I am looking for is a Debian 7 with a comfortable Desktop. I am sticking with Debian because of its relationship with Raspberry Pi. I dabble a little in software and hardware. I want a system that I can log into remote with Windows Remote Desktop. The other remote software does not seem to include audio. It should allow multiple logons from multiple users. I also do a little work with Microprocessors. There are two Raspberry Pi's in my LAN. The machine I am using needs to stay available to backup a few critical apps. I don't want to alter its configuration. There is no urgency involved for me, this is what I choose to do for fun!
 
  


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