Installing Debian desktop GNOME!

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by AdykOSu, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. AdykOSu

    AdykOSu New Member

    when i installed Debian 3.1 Stable, i forgot to install GNOME! at the moment i don't know how to do it! please help!
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    In debian, you can install every package with the apt-get command. The command finds all dependencies automatically.

    To find a special package, in you case the gnome packages, type this on the commandline:

    apt-cache search gnome

    Then install all packages you want to install with:

    apt-get install [PACKAGENAME]

    Where you replace [PACKAGENAME] with the name of the package, if you want to install more then one package, you can add them with spaces.

    Example:

    apt-get install package1 package 2 pachkage3

    All installation commands must be issued as root user, so either login as root or switch with the command "su" to root.
     
  3. AdykOSu

    AdykOSu New Member

    Code:
    package gnome is not available, but is reffered to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source
    E:Package gnome has no installation candidate
    it says that when i use the command
    Code:
    apt-get install gnome
    i did insert the 1st cd into the cdrom drive!

    do i have to mount the cdrom drive? how do i do that?
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Did you run
    Code:
    apt-cache search gnome
    before, as Till suggested? This will show all Gnome-related packages, and from that list you can pick the packages you want.
     
  5. daniel_rodriguez

    daniel_rodriguez New Member

    Had the same problem, if you didn't fix it yet here is what I did:

    First, verify /etc/apt/sources.list. Could use apt-spy / netselect-apt to know fastest apt mirror

    apt-get install install x-window-system

    Once X installed proceed with gnome, following packages are minimum but gives you gnome gui based interface... so on it's easier to add other packages from synaptic.

    apt-get install gnome-core gdm synaptic
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I guess you mean
    Code:
    apt-get install x-window-system
     
  7. daniel_rodriguez

    daniel_rodriguez New Member

    yes, sorry for the typo error
     
  8. pcotter

    pcotter New Member

    Will Gnome break Ispconfig? Can i install samba server?

    Hello!

    Will in any way Gnome installation break Ispconfig? I followed The Perfect Setup - Debian Sarge (3.1) by Falko.

    Can i also install Samba Server for Windows access, without breaking ispconfig?

    Thanx
     
  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, no problem. :)
     
  10. tux-world

    tux-world New Member

    and for updating for new version....??
     
  11. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What exactly do you mean? Updating ISPConfig or GNOME?
     
  12. tux-world

    tux-world New Member

    for Updating GNOME version to 2.18.3
    for new VER of that
     
  13. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can update GNOME without problems. :)
     
  14. carrt7

    carrt7 New Member

    sensible advice?

    It may not be sensible to tell a new user to "apt-cache search gnome"? Did you ever try it?

    You get at least a hundred lines of response - which you cannot read without a GUI or some extra knowledge.

    carrt7, www.godornot.org
     

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