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Old 03-20-2004, 05:48 AM   #1
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Smile installing Gnome/Kde on knoppix

hi i just installed knoppix today ( yes i know, easy way out (in?) to linux... i tryed to install Debian on its own but it repeatedly gave me cd IO errors.. ) so far i like it. nice and stable, nice and fast. so far i'm just screwing around with the shell and other things. one thing that used to be in KDE was a transparency option for panels. this seems to be missing in 3.1.5, this got me onto upgrading KDE but I'm a bit daunted about how I'm meant to do that. i also want to install Gnome as well, so i can pick which is better and use that. sorry to be trouble but i was wondering if someone could tell me how to go about install them.
i'd expect that i will be asking quite alot more questions as time go's by
oh yeah, what i do like about kde is the explorer (konqueror?) can i use that if im in gnome?
thanks in advance.
Old 03-20-2004, 08:14 AM   #2
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There are instructions here for updating KDE to 3.2:

Note that Knoppix 3.4 was released a couple of days ago, although apparently hard to get.

There are Gnome versions of Knoppix, such as (you guessed it) .

Upgrading KDE or installing Gnome using apt-get will generate a massive package download, with a fair chance of something not going according to plan. A good understanding of how the package management system works is very useful in these situations.
Old 03-20-2004, 12:09 PM   #3
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maroonbaboon (well done, an excellent screen/user name) is right about understanding the package manager.

You might try having a look at any doc's about using apt-get. Because from memory the stuff like
apt-get dist upgrade
I think that's right - and it would update/upgrade the dist - but you have to have your apt-sources.list pointing to a mirror that has the updated packages.

apt is "one clever mutha" of an application. You just have to get a bit of a grasp on how it works, and how to point it in the right direction.


Old 03-20-2004, 06:16 PM   #4
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wow, active board.
i think i need to learn how to use apt-get well, i've looked at synaptic. i think thats much the same except with a GUI. i dunno, its help full...but i always feel like im cheating when i use a gui
knoppix 3.4 was realeased a few days ago
D`oh, i must have just missed the release :-S
i think i will have a stuff around, doesnt matter if i srewz0r the OS, reinstalling is easy enough.


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