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Old 09-20-2003, 07:03 PM   #1
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Gnome 2.4 in RH9


I'm having quite a long-winded problem, and while I'm not a complete n00b, I'm pretty rusty with linux. My problem is basically that I'm trying to install this really cool aqua-like theme for Gnome. The suggested gnome version is 2.4. That shouldn't really make a difference. However, RH9's Gnome, of course, is limited in the sense that it has all the "n00b-like" menus and stuff...

Now, when I look at the screen shots that the author of the theme created, it looks pretty sweet and has all the nice aqua-like icons and everything. However, his version is clearly not a RedHat gnome version. I've been trying for nights to get rid of the little red hat (not just talking about the icon -- that's easy enough to change once you find it in the /usr/share directory). However, I want to get Gnome to look completely stock.

At the same time, I'd like to upgrade to 2.4. Waiting for RH10 would semi-defeat the purpose of everything I'm trying to do: I doubt RH will take their menu-editting restrictions off RH10. Most of the icons in the RH gnome main menu are still the same ugly icons (compared to aqua-icons anyways), and I can't get things the icons to change, no matter what I do!

To be honest, I'd like a completely stock and normal gnome which can be easily skinned and themed without having to manually change millions of things.

Gnome 2.4 is on the servers -- lots of RPMs. I'm not sure how to upgrade it. Frankly, I'm not sure if I *should* upgrade it. What's the best way of getting rid of thus red-hat Gnome? The only idea I can come up with is simply removing the entire gnome support that red-hat brings, and then apt-getting the gnome (even though it'll be 2.2).

Does anybody have any other solutions as far as getting my gnome to be stock and get rid of the red-hat restrictions?

Thank you kindly in advance...

ps - this is a really great forum!
Old 09-20-2003, 07:13 PM   #2
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Uninstall any mention of gnome from your system and install all th rpm's of gnome 2.4

Easy as that

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Old 09-20-2003, 11:42 PM   #3
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Originally posted by AxeZ
Uninstall any mention of gnome from your system and install all th rpm's of gnome 2.4

Easy as that
rpms for 2.4?

The only ones I have found are the ones on

(1) I'm sure the gnome 2.4 version from redhat is just as limited as the one I'm using now.
(2) The directory in which the 2.4 rpms are found is full of other rpms - no instructions on which rpms are needed to install the gnome window manager.


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