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Old 04-26-2004, 09:43 AM   #1
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Newbie guide to install gnome 2.6

i'm wondering if there are any step by step guides out there to help a person like myself (newb) install the new gnome 2.6 desktop? The first time i needed to recompile my kernel, i used the sticky at the top of this forum and everything went smoothly. i'm hoping there is a similiar guide for installing gnome 2.6 on my computer (slack 9.1 currently kernel 2.6 with gnome 2.4). also, would dropline be easier to install? i cant check right now because there site is down due to excessive bandwidth usage . thanks for your help.

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Old 04-26-2004, 10:56 AM   #2
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You could do worse than the Gnome section of Beyond Linux From Scratch Why don't you download a copy of the current CVS version? It also pays to look around the site and also, lurk in the gnome forums
Old 04-26-2004, 11:03 AM   #3
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Dropline is super easy to install. You download the Dropline installer, the run the Dropline installer. All done. Always a good idea to check if there are any new config files that you have to modify. They'll have a .new ending. That's the only caveat I can think of.
Old 04-26-2004, 01:22 PM   #4
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There is an installation guide for Gnome here :

This is a step by step guide to compile Gnome 2.6 on your system from sources, but be warned, it may be difficult and may takes a long time... for me the best choice is use Dropline gnome 2.6 .


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