Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Distribution: Kubuntu 12.10
Posts: 255

Rep: Reputation: 4
Is there a way to install GNOME2, or get the repository for it?

There are quite a few distros using GNOME2 still, and I want to know, how come they don't give you the choice between GNOME2 and GNOME3? Anyway, is there a repository I can add to download it from? I'm not a huge fan of GNOME3 and I'd rather use KDE, but GNOME2 is something which would attract me to a distro.
Old 06-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: FreeBSD Arch
Posts: 1,879

Rep: Reputation: 263Reputation: 263Reputation: 263
Arch thread
Old 06-28-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Brisneyland
Distribution: Debian, aptosid
Posts: 3,753

Rep: Reputation: 934Reputation: 934Reputation: 934Reputation: 934Reputation: 934Reputation: 934Reputation: 934Reputation: 934
For ubuntu 11.04, there is no way of getting gnome 3 there without a PPA.

I wouldnt do it, running gnome 3 on 11.04 has caused issues for a lot of users, and it will also disable unity (not a huge problem....)

Gnome3 should be in the standard ubuntu 11.10 repos. Gnome 2.X will be gone.
Old 06-28-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 4,734
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 462Reputation: 462Reputation: 462Reputation: 462Reputation: 462
Gnome2 is dead.

Debian stable and testing have Gnome2, sid has Gnome3.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
yum Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: base. glowe Linux - Newbie 8 01-13-2016 11:55 PM
yum fails with error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository dmendonsa Fedora 6 02-10-2010 08:23 PM
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: atrpms. stioanid Linux - Software 3 12-13-2008 02:22 AM
Need help to install Repository eastkidz Ubuntu 8 09-08-2007 02:28 AM
Anyone interested in my install script for Gnome2.6 ? ababkin Linux - Software 8 04-06-2004 08:12 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration