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Slackware + GNOME?

Postby MagnusB on Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:25 am

Anyway know about a good, slackware based distro, which use GNOME default? Preferably off a liveCD... Seems like all GNOME distros are debian based.
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:49 pm

Googling Slackware + GNOME gives interesting hits
http://www.droplinegnome.net/
I only looked at this link and I don't know if it's good...
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby MagnusB on Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:44 pm

Already looked at that, but from what I gather you more or less compile GNOME yourself. I know Slackware itself has abandoned GNOME, and does not officially support it, but I thought that at least one distro based on Slackware should be using GNOME per default. Only one I have seen so far is GoblinX, but they use KDE as default desktop, and use Lilo so no good for me...
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:00 pm

Yeah - people may not like top panels....
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby MagnusB on Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:13 pm

And it seems like most distros are using KDE, GNOME is more a phenomenon in debian and Red Hat and deviants both of them... But every major distro should support all big DE (GNOME, KDE, XFCE, and to some degree FluxBox). I have tried most of the major ones except Gentoo and Slackware, so I was thinking about giving Slackware (or a deviant) a glance, but I need GNOME!
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby BlahBlah_X on Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:15 pm

Second or first result on google: http://gnomeslackbuild.org/
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby MagnusB on Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:55 am

BlahBlah_X wrote:Second or first result on google: http://gnomeslackbuild.org/

I did not find that when I was searching, but still it is not what I am looking for. It needs a working installation of Slackware, I want a liveCD. The reason is that I want to try it out, then install it. Might take a look through DistroWatch and LWN, see if I find something. I have downloaded a KDE liveDVD of a Slackware based distro, don't remember the name right now, and a liveCD of Foresight. Man, this is why I love linux, the freedom of choice!
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby Acid7711 on Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:16 am

I doubt you'll find a recent livecd. I found one a long time ago, it it was greatly dated. As for DropLine, I've used it and it's great. It's not compile yourself, it's download all the packages, yes, and intended for a fresh install of Slack 12, but yeah. I tried slackbuild and had nothing but problems and complaints about it.

Besides, compiling (if required) isn't hard at all on Slackware. Damned near everything compiles on Slack. And installing grub is a cinch too.
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby narkfly on Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:24 pm

seems like what you're looking for is something that sorta strays from the main concept of slackware, caring less about out of the box and more about the experience of doing it yourself... but then again, i seem to remember people saying the same thing about ubuntu, and this forum of all places would suggest that ubuntu did indeed have a good idea.

if you must have a slack-based live cd, maybe try booting into slax and installing dropline, grub, whatever else... to see how well they mesh.

if you find or try anything worth mentioning that nobody else has posted about, please update us. :)
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby MagnusB on Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:24 pm

I have pretty much given this up, I was more interested in just trying it out, that is why I wanted a live CD, instead of going through a HDD install, configure the hell out of it, then discover that I don't like it... The closest thing would probably be Vector and check if they have GNOME in the repos, but I got lazy and extremely busy with other projects...
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Re: Slackware + GNOME?

Postby Ookami on Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:26 am

I'm really not fond of KDE. I don't hate it, but every time I've tried to use it it's just ended up in giving me a little headache and making me yearn for GNOME again. Maybe I just like GTK+ a little more than Qt+ but I feel so much more at home on Gnome.
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