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How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby ferfykins » 2019-01-11 19:52

Just setup an instance of vmware with debian, i can't figure out how to install gnome desktop environment for debian (newest release plz)
and also how to switch desktop environment to gnome, after installing it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby golinux » 2019-01-11 20:28

Is this a trick question? Isn't gnome the default? Is this what FDN has come to?
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby ferfykins » 2019-01-11 20:46

figured it out, got sudo and gnome3 setup....

Although for some reason i can't paste stuff to my desktop like i can with ubuntu/windows.... any idea if there's a way to change that? with gnome3?
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-11 22:29

Use gnome-tweak to set the desktop to have visible items cluttering up your gorgeous wallpaper.

No, you will not get the "latest" GNOME in stable Debian, and there's no way to get it other than updating to Debian testing or Sid--not for newbies, though.
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby ferfykins » 2019-01-11 23:11

stevepusser wrote:Use gnome-tweak to set the desktop to have visible items cluttering up your gorgeous wallpaper.

No, you will not get the "latest" GNOME in stable Debian, and there's no way to get it other than updating to Debian testing or Sid--not for newbies, though.



Gotchya, thanks!!!
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby bw123 » 2019-01-11 23:25

golinux wrote:Is this a trick question? Isn't gnome the default? Is this what FDN has come to?


I told people when they posted the top ten reasons to switch to linux article this would happen. Too much advertising.
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby kevinthefixer » 2019-01-13 15:35

bw123 wrote:
golinux wrote:Is this a trick question? Isn't gnome the default? Is this what FDN has come to?


I told people when they posted the top ten reasons to switch to linux article this would happen. Too much advertising.


Hey, this is the beginner's section, after all. We were all noobs once.
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-13 15:42

^ +1, well said.

But even n00bs should know how to use a search engine :mrgreen:
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby golinux » 2019-01-13 17:50

kevinthefixer wrote:Hey, this is the beginner's section, after all. We were all noobs once.
The beginners section was the beginning of the end of this forum. ;)
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-13 21:58

golinux wrote:
kevinthefixer wrote:Hey, this is the beginner's section, after all. We were all noobs once.
The beginners section was the beginning of the end of this forum. ;)


So, do you want the beginner's forum to redirect to a flashing "USE MINT, NOOB"?
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby golinux » 2019-01-14 01:55

stevepusser wrote:
golinux wrote:
kevinthefixer wrote:Hey, this is the beginner's section, after all. We were all noobs once.
The beginners section was the beginning of the end of this forum. ;)

So, do you want the beginner's forum to redirect to a flashing "USE MINT, NOOB"?
Maybe the beginner's forum should redirect to a beginner's search page that includes prominent links to the Release Notes , Wiki etc. that must be viewed before continuing and require 5-10 keyword searches before being allowed to post. That might might encourage a different behavior than what is so often found here these days.
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-14 03:05

We made a FAQ for MX Linux and linked it on the forum home page. Stuff like "What's the deal with MX and systemd?" and "Can I use a PPA?"
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby golinux » 2019-01-14 03:16

stevepusser wrote:We made a FAQ for MX Linux and linked it on the forum home page. Stuff like "What's the deal with MX and systemd?" and "Can I use a PPA?"
Unfortunately at Devuan we have found over and over again that despite documentation posted in prominent places, most often it is being ignored especially now that more n00bies are finding us. Bottom line . . . those who do not seek will not find. Fortunately, we don't have to tiptoe and coddle like you do over here.
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Re: How to install Gnome on debian?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-14 05:53

golinux wrote:Fortunately, we don't have to tiptoe and coddle like you do over here.

Hold on a minute, wasn't there a thread over at the Devuan forums about how nasty I was being to the n00bs here?

At least be consistent in your criticisms... :roll:

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