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Old 02-19-2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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GSB [Gnome Slackbuild]


I only wanted to post a public word of thanks to those that are developing the Gnome Slackbuild (GSB) project. I just installed Gnome 2.9.91 on my Slackware 10.1 box, and the installation was just ridiculously easy and it completed without a single hick-up. This is such a nice alternative to have and you folks are doing a superb job.

Thanks again!
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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Talking

thanks for the info!

Wow, i never knew about GBS. I only knew there was gargnome and Dropline-gnome. I'm going to give this a whirl...
 
Old 02-19-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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Does anyone have a link to screenshots of the default look.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:03 PM   #4
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Does anyone have a link to screenshots of the default look.
There is a link to some screenshots on GSB's homepage. They have added some taskbar functions via the standard Gnome menu, and changed the icon set & wallpaper, both of which are included by default. The one thing I immediately noticed was the different theme and icon sets that are in this release, and the included wallpapers are much nicer as well. It makes the entire environment much easier to theme and alter to taste.

The screenshot page: GSB Look & Themes
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:21 PM   #5
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Linuce has also built some very nice 2.8.2 packages.I installed it and it runs really nice.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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Linuce has also built some very nice 2.8.2 packages.I installed it and it runs really nice.
Yes, it is great to see the new developments with Gnome among Slackware users.
I was just completely floored as to how easily the install process went.

There are some very talented and creative people out there in Slackland.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 09:43 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Xian
There is a link to some screenshots on GSB's homepage. They have added some taskbar functions via the standard Gnome menu, and changed the icon set & wallpaper, both of which are included by default. The one thing I immediately noticed was the different theme and icon sets that are in this release, and the included wallpapers are much nicer as well. It makes the entire environment much easier to theme and alter to taste.

The screenshot page: GSB Look & Themes
Ah, my bad, I was actually looking for a screenshots section in their menu Anyway they look pretty kool.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 06:11 AM   #8
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i installed GSB on slack 10.1. Everything installed properly without a hitch, and gnome was even added to the xwmconfig menu!

Only problem is that the panel was blank. I couldn't even find the start button. Just a cosmetic problem really, cos i can still start programs with ctrl-F1. Otherwise, its great! Coaster and CDbaker and Goobak is gr8! I can at last play CDs with a non-root user!

Will GSB always use the development branch of Gnome? I do hope they use the stable version when 2.10 is released.


Haha...silly me. Worked out problem with blank panel...actually, it isn't a problem. The default install just leaves the gnome panel blank, but you can add the main menu button and others to the panel manually by right-clicking the panel and add button....

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Old 02-20-2005, 08:43 AM   #9
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(...) Only problem is that the panel was blank. I couldn't even find the start button. Just a cosmetic problem really, cos i can still start programs with ctrl-F1. Otherwise, its great! Coaster and CDbaker and Goobak is gr8! I can at last play CDs with a non-root user! (...)
With Linux Slackware, to use audio and CD-ROM devices, you just need to add your login in the cdrom and audio groups. Then logout, login, run "groups" to display the groups your login belongs to and voilą. And as where at it, if you own a TV card, you need to add your login in the video group :)

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Old 02-20-2005, 10:24 AM   #10
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oh this is pretty cool.

will try it out. hmm.. gnome coming back on my desktop??? maybe. fluxbox speed makes me addicted to it.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 11:45 AM   #11
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Will GSB always use the development branch of Gnome? I do hope they use the stable version when 2.10 is released.
Looking at the roadmap on their homepage, they are releasing builds as they are completed. They are currently on Gnome 2.9.91 and the next release will be 2.10.0 RC1. It is just a progression up to the final version of Gnome 2.10, and then the process will continue from that point.
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Haha...silly me. Worked out problem with blank panel...actually, it isn't a problem. The default install just leaves the gnome panel blank, but you can add the main menu button and others to the panel manually by right-clicking the panel and add button....
Yeah, another member had asked about the default look further up in this thread and I mentioned they had added some taskbar functionality and so forth, but like you said you can just add what you would like with the right-click & add function. But I did wonder about that initially as well. You often see that already populated with some default selections.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 11:59 AM   #12
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URGH! I finally took some time and switched back to kde..

either way, as soon as 2.10 is released I'm looking forward to checking out the new features.
as well as KILLING dropline.. I hate it with such an amazing passion.

thanks for the info

..by killing I mean removing.. I don't need any unnecessary violence in my comp
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:38 PM   #13
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DaWallace, why are you switching back to KDE? Having problems with GSB? or is it just an ideological thing?

Yes, Dropline is not for me either. Evolution is missing, and it is built for kernel 2.6...Pat put 2.6 in /testing for a reason.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 05:03 PM   #14
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i switched back to kde because I got sick of enlightenment and xfce stopped working and apparently the location of the configuration files for it are some sort of government secret. I was going to just delete them and pretend it hadn't happened. BUT they were nowhere to be found. I got sick of it and spent a day getting used to KDE again. currently its the only of my 4 favorite window managers that: works, is fairly up-to-date, and supplied with slackware.

I didn't even try gsb. I'm going to when 2.10 is released.

I've tried nearly every 2.6 kernel... I stuck with 2.4 until 2.6.10. I think pat's realizing that it's becoming stable enough to use. I doubt the next version of slackware will still use a 2.4 kernel.

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Old 02-20-2005, 06:43 PM   #15
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I recently gained a new-found appreciation for Gnome after using Fedora Core 3 for about a month. Last week I came back to Slackware 10.1. I installed Dropline Gnome and discovered that it seems to take over the system a great deal, like installing different versions of packages that were already installed, etc. Does GSB do this or does it just install alongside Slackware?

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