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Old 12-05-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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Compilyng Gome 2.32 on Mageia 2


Hi, i am experiencig problems with gnome 3 on my mageia 2, besides i don't like gonme shell so i would like to install gnome 2.32 instead, so the question is where can i get the gnome 2.32 por this version of mageia or wish to know the steps to download and compile it for my distro, thanks, i will apreciate any sugestions.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 04:50 AM   #2
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The easy way : Install the other "Mandrake / Mandriva" OS : PCLinuxOS-2012.08,
which has Gnome 2.32 available in the repos. ( Default at OS install : KDE 4.)
PCLinuxOS comes as a live DVD. Easy to try out.
http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/dis...de-2012.08.iso

Or : Use the PCLinuxOS Gnome2 packages in Mageia.
The main packages are : gnome-desktop gnome-panel
( Those two packages will pull all dependencies.)
You will also want : nautilus gnome-editor gedit

i586 http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/pclinuxos/apt/pclinuxos/2010/ >
> main http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/pclinuxos/a...010/RPMS.main/
updates http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/pclinuxos/a.../RPMS.updates/
( No x86_64 PCLinuxOS.)

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:13 AM   #3
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Install Xfce. It goes much faster.

log out and login.

cheers
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #4
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thanks nigelc and knudfl, actually i allready did installed xfce cause my machine is low in resources and it is running good, and knudfl i recently installed mageia after i tried several other distros, i didn't like the way ubuntu runs, even with gnome nor xfce, i liked how smooth mageia runs, i think its one of the more stable distros i have tried and i wish to keep using it, however i'll give a try to pclinuxos, but for the moment i'll apreciate your help telling me how can i posibly install the gnome 2.x packages from pclinuxos
 
  


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