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mirror_man 01-22-2007 11:21 PM

Dropline Gnome removed packages
 
I want to install Dropline Gnome and I notice that some Slackware packages will be removed if I do this. Are there any negative consequences to this?

vtel57 01-23-2007 02:21 AM

Hmm... I don't remember that in my Slack 11 install of DLG, but it was a while ago. It's probably harmless. It didn't affect my system badly. I LOVE DLG!

Luck!

Old_Fogie 01-23-2007 08:29 AM

Hi mirror_man,

I run the dropline on a virtual linux in QEMU, and it works fantastic.

The only thing I found that the HAL has no beneficial use if you plan to use KDE that ships with slackware. In addition you need to use the /media directory and not the /mnt. Check out the readme's in the /mnt directory that Mr. Pat V put there he tells more.

I think the dropline gnome on slackware is better than suse, fedora or ubuntu to be honest. Becuase it's running on slackware it just rox! in a virtual machine, so now I can get those gnome programs I want to use. Mind you I was never able to get dropline into Slackware 10.2 correctly, but with Slack11 now it works nicely.

The only issue I could see is that if you wanted to compile software on that pc for other slack boxen that don't use gnome. Well, that could be an issue as it cold throw some dependency in their.

But I havent noticed anything out of the ordinary or bad.

The forums over there are at dropline are really good, and Zborgered who heads up the project is really active and helpful.

I'd say give it a whirl.

mirror_man 01-23-2007 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vtel57
Hmm... I don't remember that in my Slack 11 install of DLG, but it was a while ago. It's probably harmless. It didn't affect my system badly. I LOVE DLG!

Luck!

Thanks! The list of packages removed/replaced is here:

http://forums.droplinegnome.org/viewtopic.php?t=4739

I've seen quite a few favorable comments about DLG and as I do seem to prefer Gnome over KDE, I'm keen to get it installed. I think this is the Gnome install I'll go for.

Cheers.

mirror_man 01-23-2007 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old_Fogie
Hi mirror_man,

Hi old_Fogie,
Quote:

I run the dropline on a virtual linux in QEMU, and it works fantastic.
Interesting... the last time I tried QEMU (quite a while ago) it was very slow, VMWare seemed much better. Maybe time for another look at QEMU.
Quote:

The only thing I found that the HAL has no beneficial use if you plan to use KDE that ships with slackware. In addition you need to use the /media directory and not the /mnt. Check out the readme's in the /mnt directory that Mr. Pat V put there he tells more.
Right, I'll check it out about /media. I'll probably uninstall KDE but I'm not sure I understand what you mean about HAL, it isn't something that's replaced as far as I can see. Do you mean that KDE won't work anymore? Would you mind saying a bit more about that... in newbie terms please :)
Quote:

I think the dropline gnome on slackware is better than suse, fedora or ubuntu to be honest. Becuase it's running on slackware it just rox! in a virtual machine, so now I can get those gnome programs I want to use. Mind you I was never able to get dropline into Slackware 10.2 correctly, but with Slack11 now it works nicely.

The only issue I could see is that if you wanted to compile software on that pc for other slack boxen that don't use gnome. Well, that could be an issue as it cold throw some dependency in their.
Noted, thanks.
Quote:

But I havent noticed anything out of the ordinary or bad.

The forums over there are at dropline are really good, and Zborgered who heads up the project is really active and helpful.

I'd say give it a whirl.
I will, going for the install now. Thanks for your comments.

Old_Fogie 01-24-2007 09:30 AM

Hi mirror_man

re:
Right, I'll check it out about /media. I'll probably uninstall KDE but I'm not sure I understand what you mean about HAL, it isn't something that's replaced as far as I can see. Do you mean that KDE won't work anymore? Would you mind saying a bit more about that... in newbie terms please

No it won't break your KDE at all. In a nutshell the HAL does some really nice automounting of USB, CD, Camera's and stuff like that for you so long as you are running in gnome mode.

HAL is required by gnome, and it's not part of default install of Slackware at the present. It's something the dropline team add's to your system.

However, like I said HAL is not part of stock slackware. Mr. Pat V of Slackware does not compile/make KDE as HAL aware to date, so basically Konquereor and K3B can't take advantage of the HAL that dropline puts in for you.

I would recommend that you at least leave in kde base and a few other things as dropline lists on their howto for installation. Reason being, if you can afford the hard drive space of the KDE stuff, you may need to run a KDE application one day while in gnome.

Bye for now.

mirror_man 01-24-2007 03:12 PM

Ah, I see what you mean now, thanks for the explaination. Got Dropline installed now and it seems very nice.

Cheers!

h1tman 02-20-2007 12:39 AM

how does fluxbox work for you and did you install 2.6 kernel?

mirror_man 02-20-2007 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by h1tman
how does fluxbox work for you and did you install 2.6 kernel?

Yes, I installed the 2.6.17.13 kernel. Fluxbox seems to work just fine although I haven't used it a great deal yet. Couldn't get the wallpaper to display though, it flashes on and then reverts back to a plain background. No biggie, I'll sort it out when I get the time to mess with Fluxbox a bit more.


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