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Old 10-12-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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removed GNOME from mandriva 10.2, lost system icon and openoffice???

Hi there,

Yes I am pretty new to linux.. I installed both GUIs and chose KDE over GNOME so just opted to remove it from my system through the "remove installed software" tool under the system config (i can't remember the exact name but it was the main config that had listings for user accounts/add hardware/mount points, etc) and right after it was removed that icon disappeared as well as my openoffice.

anyone have any idea what happened and also how to get these things back?

any help would be greatly appreciated,

Old 10-12-2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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Simple solution is to install gnome and open office again from CD.Start installation from CD and when you'll be asked what HDD to format you just uncheck it and proceed choosing packages.Include GNOME Open office and go on.Success!
Old 10-12-2005, 04:27 PM   #3
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You often find that it can be handy too have gnome installed even if you don't actually use it. It can save a lot of hassle when some apps that aren't WM/environment dependant, just happen to use the various parts of gtk and it's libraries.

Plus, I've found that most of the gnome apps work fine under kde, whereas this doesn't seem to be quite the case in reverse. I suppose that I could sort it out, but to be honest, I've tried to learn gnome about half a dozen times, and I always find myself returning to kde - it feels more intuitive to me.

The apps I'm thinking of, are things like grip for cd ripping/playing, gftp - which I found was easier for me too use than kde equivalents. Stuff like that.

Sure, if you're very tight for partition/hard drive space, then you may need to just investigate re-installing the gtk stuff instead of all of gnome - but hey, this is linux, so thats _YOUR CHOICE_ !


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