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Old 03-16-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Question Gnome On Solaris...is it Possible???


Hello Guys

I've been asking myself this question very lately: Is it possible to have gnome on Solaris???

This is because I'm used to Gnome as this is the desktop interface I use at home and would therefore enjoy having it at my university account where there, CDE is installed on Solaris (I dunno which version of Solaris)...

If it is possible, I would greatly appreciate if you could explain (in details if possible ) how to do this, which files I need to download to have gnome, etc... As u may have guessed, I'm a newbie So any help and suggestion is welcomed

Thnxxx
 
Old 03-17-2005, 04:42 AM   #2
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this thread may help
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=220401

oh and google Gnome On Solaris
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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Gnome does run on Solaris...its on 1 of the extra program installion cds....so it is possible; I have it running and it works pretty well...

hope that helps
 
Old 03-17-2005, 06:41 PM   #4
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I can confirm that it does because the lab machines at my school all run solaris, and have the option of starting in GNOME. I tried it myself, and they do, though I don't know any details whatsoever.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 08:10 PM   #5
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Smile Thnx

Thnx you all guys who gave me an answer...at least now I know it's possible...but however I've tried to compile the source gnome...but I've been unable to complete the configuration....I still do want Gnome to be installed

Or if I cannot do this, I would like to have the fluxbox but the very BIG question is how to install it???? Any help very most welcomed with details

Thnx all
 
Old 03-17-2005, 08:16 PM   #6
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this site may be of some help http://www.blastwave.org/
 
Old 03-18-2005, 01:54 AM   #7
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Gnome is actually the default graphic environment (JDS) with Solaris 10, so there should be few reasons to compile it while its already there.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 08:16 AM   #8
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Exclamation Wasnt Talking of Solaris 10

To jlliagre:

Wasnt talking of solaris 10 but version 2.6....and even if I'm a I'm not that stupid to compile something that already exists....

To euto:

Thnx very much for your site, I had a look at it and downloaded some of the packages and transfered it to my account at the university....but now my question is how to make the pkg run??? sh name of packge?? It doesnt run Thnx anyway Euto
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:29 PM   #9
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You didn't specify you were using Solaris 2.6, and using this old version (8 years old?) is pretty questionable ...
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:44 PM   #10
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If someone here doesn't know, solaris 10 is the newest version, plus it's open source. You can download it for free anytime you want:

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp#0
 
  


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