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Old 10-05-2003, 06:38 PM   #1
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How to install Gnome 2.4 to RH9 without having any problems ?


I've tried Rawhide, Garnome and all of them were a failure. Can somebody tell me how 2 update Gnome 2.2 to Gnome 2.4 for a RH9 box ? And would you please be more clear please ? I guess that'll be very useful for other people.. Maybe I'll write an article about upgrading to Gnome 2.4. Thanx a lot...
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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second that

I cannot offer an answer but I am in the process of trying to do the same thing. So I would like to second that notion in hope that someone can help. =)
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:14 AM   #3
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I used apt-get for rpms.

http://apt.freshrpms.net/

after install, edit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the line
rpm http://people.ecsc.co.uk/~matt/downloads/apt redhat-9-i386 gnome extras depends
*note red hat 9 only*
somewhere under #Red Hat Linux 9

save.

at terminal (outside X might be a good idea) do a root:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

...wait

tip: type apt-get upgrade again and see what packages it didn't want to install.
if one of them was named something like libbonobo libbonobo-devel, you will probably need to do:

apt-get install libbonobo-devel

and answer yes when it warns you.

again, do:
apt-get upgrade

Now you should be able to start X again, with gnome 2.4

Before doing that do, you could:

do:
apt-get upgrade
again, to see if ther is anything else you want.

do:
apt-get install synaptic
, for a nice gui for apt-get

Note: It's not perfect, and I have a few oddities. I recommend you remove the 'extras' in the line to sources.list you added if you use mozilla, 'cause that upgrade is miffed.

The little alert icon doesn't work either.

Mouse-wheel on my mouse doesn't want to work (yet)

The box with "Sound and Video" pops up whenever the gnome-panel pops up.
The pop-up menu (that is, the red hat, changed to defaul gnome-foot), is rearanged, some things not there anymore.

Well, good luck!
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:41 PM   #4
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I'm in the middle of trying to do this but when I start gnome 2.4 it gets to the Nautilus Icon and pops up a warning box that says something like "exceed childnode" and stops and goes no further. No idea how to fix it.

rberry88
 
Old 10-22-2003, 08:30 AM   #5
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Old 10-22-2003, 10:59 AM   #6
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Hmmm. I never had that problem.

How much did you try to install ?

I had to do apt-get install nautilus, to get the new nautilus. But it worked for me without it.

Doing apt-get upgrade after each install, is a good idea, as you might be able to install new stuff

I have currently installed all of the gnome packages except:
aspell aspell-devel ethereal evolution gedit gnome-pilot gnome-spell gphoto2
gtkam

It wants to kick out gaim 0.71 for rh 9 if I try to install to aspell stuff, and the gphoto stuff I don't need.

Some rh print GUI got kicked when I installed the gnome print stuff. The gnome print stuff works just fine, so I think It's mostly a matter of taste.

Mouse wheel now works. It seems it can't decide if it wan't generic with wheel or MouseMan+
(Got Logitech). Ah Well
 
Old 10-22-2003, 11:01 AM   #7
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There is no sure fire way for this... and the two times I tried royally screwed my GNOME... Once GNOME worked fine but numerous apps in the GNOME Control Panel were missing icons... not too big of a deal but... Red Hat's GNOME tweaks seem to prevent a seamless upgrade to 2.4 IMO
 
Old 10-22-2003, 02:50 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by lupin_the_3rd
There is no sure fire way for this... and the two times I tried royally screwed my GNOME... Once GNOME worked fine but numerous apps in the GNOME Control Panel were missing icons... not too big of a deal but... Red Hat's GNOME tweaks seem to prevent a seamless upgrade to 2.4 IMO
Yeah. Though it works fairly well now, for me. (guess I'm lucky )

Can't say I expected the upgrade to be "seamless", but to be working at least.

The only thing I'm anoyed about and having problems with is drawers in the panel act wierd when the panel is set to auto-hide. All drawers pop up when the panel is un-hidden.
(I know I said this before, but I'm not certain how clear I was)
I'll just stop using drawers, If I can't find a fix for this.

I also can't get the up2date alert icon to work, but this is mainly just annoying.

But those are the only problems I have now with gnome 2.4, that I can think of.

(Of course, there was some post-install tweaking )

<PS>
I only installed the other gnome packages; control-panel, nautilus stuff and printer stuff, after I posted the first message )
</PS>

Last edited by Starchild; 10-22-2003 at 02:55 PM.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 03:11 PM   #9
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I finally got it to working, when I go to login after choosing Gnome I get the Gnome 2.4 splashscreen and it shows the little icons loading and it plays the little login sound but then it pauses for about 30 seconds and then loads up fine. I'm not sure where to start to find out the problem but since its working fine now I'm not sure if I want to mess with it.

rberry88
 
Old 10-22-2003, 03:33 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by rberry88
I finally got it to working, when I go to login after choosing Gnome I get the Gnome 2.4 splashscreen and it shows the little icons loading and it plays the little login sound but then it pauses for about 30 seconds and then loads up fine. I'm not sure where to start to find out the problem but since its working fine now I'm not sure if I want to mess with it.

rberry88
Great!

Might it be that it's looking for something, but then gives up?
The logs might be worth checking.

<PS>
If anyone is experienceing, or better yet, have a fix to my drawers problem, feel free to inform me
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