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Old 09-06-2002, 09:39 AM   #1
Kryptow
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Installing Gnome 2


From what i have read and tried already i am under the impression i missed something somewhere in the installation process.

A few weeks ago i got all 60 files that are needed for gnome 2 but after compiling them in order still no change. Is there a special way of upgrading from ximian gnome desktop to Gnome 2? Has anyone successfully accomplished this task if so can you tell me what I need to get gome 2 up and running. I fdisk my pc earlier this week and as it stands right now i have ximian desktop up and running on Redhat 7.3

So if it is possible to get some assitance with this installation i would be quite grateful.


Thank you
 
Old 09-06-2002, 03:17 PM   #2
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When it's installed I use
gnome-session
to start it.
 
Old 09-06-2002, 06:26 PM   #3
Kryptow
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Ok let me ask you guys this though some people use their own prefix for the files is this necessary or can i use the configure command without any changes then make and make install? After repeating this process over and over again and i have made all the files there is still no change in the start up of gnome login. I am using Ximain gnome 2 right now but it isn't complete as that of gnome 2 compiled from the source.

Is there a significant difference between Ximain Gnome 2 developer snapshots and Gnome 2 ?
 
Old 09-07-2002, 03:31 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kryptow
Ok let me ask you guys this though some people use their own prefix for the files is this necessary or can i use the configure command without any changes then make and make install? After repeating this process over and over again and i have made all the files there is still no change in the start up of gnome login.
Prefixes are useful, because you can have many versions of the same program installed (like my kde3.0.3 and 3.1beta) in one system and it's easier to uninstall a program that has its own directory (usually you can just delete it, without searching for its libraries). But if it's not important for you, configure without a prefix is OK.
Your new GNOME is not in your boot menu (if you're using a graphical login). To test your new installation, you can chache your default runlevel to 3 (in /etc/inittab, line 'id:x:initdefault', where x is your default runlevel, for X at boot it's 5), reboot, log in in the text mode, create file .xinitrc in your home directory, write 'gnome-session' inside, save the file and run startx.
 
  


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