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e-freak 01-09-2005 05:00 PM

Install alternate Environment
I am currently using Mandrake 10.1 with default KDE.

I want to try out GNOME but being a newbie i am not sure how to go bout it.

Can neone help me out as of how i shud proceed with installing GNOME?

ps - in case i want to switch back to KDE i shud be able to...plz keep this in mind when replying. Ne help will be appreciated.

Sanket Medhi.

rksprst 01-09-2005 05:05 PM

u can do urpmi gnome
to set up urpmi check this out

the rpms are also on ur install cds

then to switch go log out (the login screen), then go to session type -->gnome

check maybe its already there and u don't need to install it

to switch back u just log out of gnome, again go to session type then choose kde

Wakim 01-09-2005 06:23 PM

I installed Mandreake the other day, and went with the defaults except for adding the games. It did not include GNOME. I have found that by going to system-system configuration in KDE you will find the software management. I actually figured out how to install a downloaded RPM from there. I tried a couple of things today. First I went there and searched for Mplayer, found it and tried to install it. It said it had a bunch of dependencies, and I took that to mean it was going to install them with it. It asked for my CD1, I put it in, and it spit it out and asked for it again? I did some more looking around are am thinking I don't have everything on the CD I should. I then went to install GNOME, which I am pretty sure is on the CDs, and again it keeps spitting out my CDs.

It seems I should be able to install GNOME fairly easily from there. I will also check my CDs, but I really don't think it is that. I am curious to know what would happen if you try this, but as it didn't work for me I can't really recomend it.

Sorry this didn't really help you out, but I am jumping on to see where it goes as well.

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