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Old 10-31-2002, 08:24 AM   #1
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Hi,

I just installed gnome and all the libraries that are needed. To do that, I based my work on http://beyond.linuxfromscratch.org/view/cvs/

so, I think I did it right and I wanted to test it. I thought that I could modify my /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc so that I would have something like : exec /opt/gnome2/bin/gnome-wm wich is replacing exec /usr/local/bin/icewm

for some reason, icewm is still starting instead of gnome and I don't understand why.

Can somebody help me
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:02 PM   #2
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maybe you have a local .xinitrc? look in the /var/log/XFree86.0.log file and it should say which file it's loading.
 
Old 11-01-2002, 09:37 AM   #3
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I checked it out, it was not that... still, thanks for your answer...

I figured out (with the help of blfs-book) that gnome-wm is not the thing that needed to be start, but gnome-session.
it's exec gnome-session instead of exec gome-wm.

Still, I'm wondering, has anyone here ever compile and installed gnome2 on a lfs. I had so many errors and warning !!! After thoses I went to eat and when I came back I was in gnome. For some reason, gnome was not "fully" started or something. I mean I only had the menu on the top with the log off option. I did'nt have the menu in the bottom section of the screen.

If someone can guide me here, I have another question about the beyond linux from a scratch book.

In the process of installing gnome, I installed gtk+-2..... but to install gtk+, you need atk and pango. In the book, if you follow the steps, pango and atk are being installed later. WHY ?!? I mean, the lfs book was a "genius" book that made shure you had all the prerequis in order to install your stuff. I just did'nt understand why, in this case, it wasn't in another order... If anyone have the answer, I'll thank you... There is a few things I might be not getting right !?!

Ccool
 
Old 11-02-2002, 01:34 AM   #4
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I went through and installed all of those packages by hand a while a go.... with the same results. Everytime I tried to even start mozilla it would get all screwed up.

There is one way to install gnome that does it all for you... you just need to have the packages and it'll do it's thing. I gave up on gnome after my experience, but maybe you could try that out... or there might be a way to fix yours, but I don't know how.
 
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In the process of installing gnome, I installed gtk+-2..... but to install gtk+, you need atk and pango. In the book, if you follow the steps, pango and atk are being installed later. WHY ?!? I mean, the lfs book was a "genius" book that made shure you had all the prerequis in order to install your stuff. I just did'nt understand why, in this case, it wasn't in another order... If anyone have the answer, I'll thank you... There is a few things I might be not getting right !?!

Ccool
Good question, and one which I think the BLFS mailing list could anwser, although I would say to you that the book is still technically unstable (hence in CVS), so things are unlikely to work perfectly at this stage.
 
  


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