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Old 11-04-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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KDE on VectorLinux?


I was wondering... I'm reinstalling my VectorLinux 5.8 Std machine, and when you are partitioning the HD it states /opt can be used for KDE or GNOME. But when I went to select the packages to install, neither one was available. Can I add KDE or GNOME after the install is done? Or is this a null option when you are formatting?
 
Old 11-04-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
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Yes, you can get KDE after the install is done, using the package manager. The partitioning does not affect the window manager (KDE or Gnome). The default is xfce.

Good luck.

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Old 11-04-2007, 10:11 PM   #3
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I can't find a package manager on this computer (VectorLinux 5.8 Std Gold). The reason I was asking about KDE is that my other machine (dual-boot XP/Mandriva 2008) has it and I LOVE how easy it is to download and install programs. I especially like how MCC (Mandriva Linux Control Center) "Manage Software" lets you know if there is additional software (such as libraries, etc.) needed for the program to run. I realize Vector, being an offshoot of Slackware, is a little more "hands-on", but with me being so new to the Linux world, I would really HATE to have to repeatedly re-install this beast everytime I log into "root" and scramble something important, just because I wanted a game!

If XFCE has a package manager, and it is just not showing up somehow, please, someone let me know! I would love to use that. I CAN use CLI but there is also more of a possibility I could leave out an important file (and have to spend 2 hours searching for it online) OR overinstall, or any other possible negative outcome. I also want to have a more 'well-rounded' knowledge of Linux, and not have to rely only on CLI or GUI.

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Old 11-05-2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/docs/v..._vlapt_en.html
vector linux package manager
 
Old 11-05-2007, 06:00 AM   #5
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wow... do I feel stupid.

I've even printed out a copy of that page... just hadn't read it yet. Sorry to bother you guys with this... my bad.
 
  


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