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Old 09-25-2004, 01:07 AM   #1
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How do you install the latest Gnome?


The rpms for Mandrake are so painfully slow at packaging the lastest software that i am almost being forced to switch distros. Is there an easy way to install Gnome 2.8 or even 2.6 on my Mandrake 10.0?? And im not talking about Garnome either, ive heard some horror stories about it. Am i using the wrong mirrors or something? Please advise.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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Hmmh.. thank God I didn't hear those horror stories before I used garnome. It worked fast and quite reliably. Installed everything flawlessly. I recommend it. You'd end up cursing if you'd try to manually compile/configure them - a.k.a Dependency HELL.

I did a garnome install in a third the time it took me to install KDE 3.3. You do a make paranoid-install and a few configs afterwards and that's it. Gnome 2.8. Tried and tested

To get 2.6, log on to a cooker ftp mirror close to your site, add that as an alternate source, and install the gnome packages with 2.6 in the version. Dependencies will be resolved, XORG installed, and that will be all. Tried and tested.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 04:12 PM   #3
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Ok thx man

Really!? Wow im gonna try out the cooker mirror first. Thanks.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 08:24 AM   #4
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2.6 on cooker

I couldnt find it, anyone else?
 
Old 09-28-2004, 11:34 AM   #5
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I am using Gnome 2.6, XORG and it works great. I decided to upgrade everything to the latest at the same time. I added the mirrors for cooker using the Easy Urpmi website and after a long upgrade period its working good. A word of caution though for anyone who might want to try this... Cooker is unstable after i installed everything a problem with my display came up. When i close my laptop lid and open it the virtual workspaces, ctrl-alt-Fx, dont display correctly at all. But this is a relatively small price to pay. I will work on this problem though.

Hmmmm it seems as though another problem has surface. After i boot up and try to log in using GDM it takes an extremely long time after i have entered my username and password for Gnome to load. There is no disk activity, it seems almost as if the system is hanging for around minute doing nothing and then it starts up Gnome. I may have to start a new forum topic for this.

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