Installing Gnome 3

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Installing Gnome 3

Postby Mauchais on Wed May 25, 2011 9:21 am

Hello.

I am a bit new to LMDE, and I wanted to install gnome 3 along with Gnome-Shell.

Can anybody provide a clear guide on how to do so?

I checked the sticky, but I can't find any clear instructions.

Thanks,
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Re: Installing Gnome 3

Postby autocrosser on Wed May 25, 2011 10:02 am

You can't in the normal Testing LMDE---you would need to enable the "sid" & "experimental" sources. This is not currently a safe update path...you really need very good debug skills to do so. I would guess that the updates will filter down to testing in a couple of months.
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Re: Installing Gnome 3

Postby Mauchais on Wed May 25, 2011 12:14 pm

How would I enable those sources?
Sorry if it's rather obvious, but I'm clueless.
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Re: Installing Gnome 3

Postby autocrosser on Wed May 25, 2011 3:54 pm

Not a problem---first, I would suggest a separate install as the one you are going to use....Sid & Experimental have a slight habit of b0rking every so often & it's very nice to have a backup linux install to reboot into whilst fixing your Experimental install.

Once that is done you just need to go into Software Sources & change them to point at sid & experimental--I use aptitude in CLI (in a terminal) for updating---see the Sid & other testing thread for more info ( viewtopic.php?f=141&t=70230 )....I'm at work right now, so when I get home I'll post my sources.list for you to look at.....

Take your time & do your homework before making the move & be sure to give yourself a "backdoor" install in case you need it...I've been testing software for many years now & having that safety net there is worth several thousand times the couple of hours it takes to do a dual-boot.....
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Re: Installing Gnome 3

Postby Mauchais on Wed May 25, 2011 4:18 pm

Thank you for all your help.

Just one thing - which do I switch to experimental and which do I switch to sid?
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Re: Installing Gnome 3

Postby autocrosser on Wed May 25, 2011 9:33 pm

Well---I quad-boot....I have a Mint 11 RC, "normal" Testing, Sid Testing & Experimental. The Experimental uses testing, sid & experimental sources, Sid uses testing & sid sources. Aptitude will pick the highest version number, so having a testing source set only pulls in things that are not available from other sources.

My Sid install source list looks like this:

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#############################################################
##################### Linux Mint Debian #####################
#############################################################

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport romeo

#############################################################
################### OFFICIAL DEBIAN REPOS ###################
#############################################################

###### Debian Main Repos

# Testing
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

###### Debian Update Repos

# Testing Security  http://secure-testing-master.debian.net/
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

###### Debian Sid Repos

# Sid
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free

###### Debian Experimental Repos

# Experimental
# deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free

#### Debian Multimedia - http://www.debian-multimedia.org/
## Run this command: apt-get update && apt-get install debian-multimedia-keyring && apt-get update
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ squeeze main non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ sid main non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ experimental main non-free

##############################################################
##################### UNOFFICIAL  REPOS ######################
##############################################################

###### 3rd Party Binary Repos

######## Liquorix kernel repo ########

deb http://liquorix.net/debian sid main

#### Google Linux Software Repositories - http://www.google.com
## Run this command: wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add - && apt-get update 
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable all

#### Google Linux Software Repositories (Testing) - http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/index.html
## Run this command: wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add  -
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing non-free

#### The Opera .deb Repository - http://deb.opera.com/
## Run this command: wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | apt-key add -
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ unstable non-free

#### Miro HD Video Player - http://www.getmiro.com/
## Run this command:  sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 2D75E850
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pcf/miro-releases/ubuntu maverick main

# Hadret's Debian PPA - http://hadret.rootnode.net/
# CoverGloobus, Equinox, Murrine (from GIT), DeadBeef, Cairo (with David Turner's patch), Pino, Nautilus Elementary and few others.
# Package list
# http://hadret.rootnode.net/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/
# http://hadret.rootnode.net/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-amd64/
# Secure APT wget -O - http://hadret.rootnode.net/debian/duckbill.key | apt-key add -
#Unstable:
deb http://hadret.rootnode.net/debian/ unstable main

#Experimental:
# deb http://hadret.rootnode.net/debian/ experimental main

# towo's repository for aptosid/Debian sid
# secure APT - apt-get install frickelplatz-archive-keyring frickelplatz-keyring frickelplatz-keyrings
deb http://frickelplatz.de/debian/ sid main contrib non-free

######################
### MISCELLANEOUS  ##
######################

# Duke Nukem 3D http://wiki.eduke32.com/wiki/APT_repository#Debian_repositories
# Secure APT- su && wget http://apt.duke4.net/key/eduke32.gpg -O- | apt-key add -
deb http://apt.duke4.net sid main

# Bluefish Editor : http://bluefish.openoffice.nl
# Secure APT -apt-get install wgdd-archive-keyring
# apt-get install bluefish
deb http://debian.wgdd.de/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.wgdd.de/debian unstable main contrib non-free

# wxWidgets/wxPython repository at apt.wxwidgets.org
# Secure APT -  wget -q http://apt.wxwidgets.org/key.asc -O-  | apt-key add -
deb http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ lenny-wx main


As you can see, un-checking one source turns it into a Experimental install.

Make sure you are ready to do this (prep your system & have all you backups in place), then replace the source list in your chosen install...I do both Sid & Experimental---that way you can have a really up to date Gnome2 & a "bleeding edge" Gnome3/G-S install---I find that I spend about 50/50 between the two & sync/maintain my other installs via chroot...MAKE sure that you keep your backups up to date & boot into them every so often (I boot in about once a week or after a big update)---a non-bootable backup just isn't one.........


I've posted my chroot script in a couple of threads---look for it & mod to your own needs...Please read the various Sid & Gnome3 threads also, there are TONS of good tips that will help you. THIS IS NOT A SUPPORTED path, but you will learn quite a bit about the inner workings of Linux by hanging out on the "edge" ;)
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