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Don't forget the camera! You are going to run into problems like that if you install 1 package at a time. I've never used the --auto-select thing, I just:
urpmi packagename (example: urpmi mplayer) and then it goes and fetches the package(s) for me, installs em, and I'm running. With your desktop environments there is quite a bit involved, so you will have quite a few packages that "intermingle" with each other. Don't leave 1 out. You will have quite the packages to update, but once it's done you'll have a new X server, and almost a whole new system.
Did you hear about that night club that burned down? I saw some video of that, nothing like a computer fire...
Yes. You will definitely want to. Linux runs a system of sharing everything. The main reason you'll ever run into "Dependency Hell" is because of this. It's actually a good thing, saves time, easier to produce apps, and so on. lib's are a very important part of any program.
So yes, you'll want the libs.
Sorry for the humor on your computer burning, I was in a funny mood yesterday
question since I have the exact same problem (see 'weird elongated login gui'): to do this urpmi thing is all I do is in the command prompt type 'urpmi gnome' and hit enter and sit back and let it run?
just in case I'm missing something, here's my output from urpmi gnome, do I have to go through, one at a time, and install these packages, there seems to be a farkload and to do each one seperately will take a long time, any sort of automation?