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Old 01-10-2011, 10:44 PM   #1
Robert.Thompson
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A few questions about GNOME SlackBuild for 13.1


Hello:

1) Are there any problems or bugs with it or with the installation of it?

2) Can it be easily removed and then return to KDE?

3) Is it slower or faster or the same as KDE?

4) Has anyone installed it and, if so, what are your impressions of it?

Thanks,
 
Old 01-10-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Deleted my reply, typed into wrong thread. Apologies.

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:15 AM   #3
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Hello:

1) Are there any problems or bugs with it or with the installation of it?

2) Can it be easily removed and then return to KDE?

3) Is it slower or faster or the same as KDE?

4) Has anyone installed it and, if so, what are your impressions of it?

Thanks,
1) Nope

2) Yes

3) I don't think so, runs faster than KDE on my laptop.

4) See 3...........Always favored Gnome over KDE. I like xfce but it seems to be missing something. Just can't put my finger on it.
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:41 AM   #4
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1) Are there any problems or bugs with it or with the installation of it?
None so far, best to use gsb-current with slackware-current, as some previous quirks are fixed on both sides. Unless you have a fast network connection during install, rsync-ing a local copy would be wise. I did a rsync without source, its around 500-600mb or so. Check available mirrors too.

2) Can it be easily removed and then return to KDE?
Didn't try removing, but only a handful of files are replaced in between. slapt-get will rollback to default vanilla install nicely, which is what GSB uses. Check the readme/faq/install for details of replaced packages.

3) Is it slower or faster or the same as KDE?
I perceived it as fast as xfce on the same machine. Don't use kde myself.

4) Has anyone installed it and, if so, what are your impressions of it?
Installation is done using slapt-get at runlevel 3. Very little post-install to get everything working. Check their configuration page for details.

GSB did a great job on the slackbuilds, especially with auto dependency checks to notify missing packages, which is a long list when it comes to gnome. GSB slackbuilds will not proceed unless the deps are satisfied, can be over-written with "./slackbuild --force". Had no problems using their slackbuilds with SBo. Even if you don't plan on installing the full gsb, mixing their slackbuilds with SBo to compile what you need is a non-issue, have to check the post-install config though (minimal most of the time). If you need some gnome packages, their slackbuilds are the ones to use, on top of SBo.

Both Gnome desktop with/without compiz are available, working well. I look forward to their next release.

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Old 01-11-2011, 04:53 AM   #5
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I tried it a while ago, as an experiment. It all seemed to work OK. Easy installation. Didn't keep it for long, because I prefer KDE.
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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Are you guys being able to access gnomeslackbuild.org? All the time I try, I get an access denied (403). What can have caused that? Perhaps too many spammers from my ISP? Can anyone give the email of the website maintainers? I'd like to ask them what's going on.
 
Old 01-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #7
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Are you guys being able to access gnomeslackbuild.org? All the time I try, I get an access denied (403). What can have caused that? Perhaps too many spammers from my ISP? Can anyone give the email of the website maintainers? I'd like to ask them what's going on.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:30 PM   #8
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I tried it a few months ago just to see. Installation came off without incident; eveything worked. Gnome was just as horrible as ever, so I'm delighted to be able to inform you that uninstalling was a cinch!
 
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:48 AM   #9
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I'm not a Slackware expert by any means, but I found the installation of the Gnome Slackbuild very easy and trouble-free. I haven't noticed it being any faster or slower than KDE.


It was so easy and troublefree that I wonder why it's not officially included.

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:02 AM   #10
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Not enough room on the DVD. Gnome was included up to Slackware 10.1, then it was dropped.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:07 AM   #11
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I ran GSB 13.1 for a time, it was easy to install. From my perspective it uses more system resources than XFce on Slackware 13.1. I would say that GSB uses similar resources when compared to KDE in Slackware. If you like Gnome then GSB is a good choice. I'm not running GSB now.
I prefer and run XFce on Slackware stable and -current.
 
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:54 PM   #12
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First thing I did after installing slackware and realizing that KDE is just as horrible as it ever was, was to install gnome, everything goes fine ( both 32bit and 64bit ), make sure you go through the setup pages on the gsb website also gslapt has a minor problem when removing packages so get your hands on version 0.5.3d ( you will have to google it as I can't remember where I got it from ) or use the command line
 
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