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.


    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

    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
    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 Howtoforge Staff

    Did you run
    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. 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 Howtoforge Staff

    I guess you mean
    apt-get install x-window-system
  7. yes, sorry for the typo error
  8. pcotter

    pcotter New Member

    Will Gnome break Ispconfig? Can i install samba server?


    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?

  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

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

    tux-world New Member

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

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    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 Howtoforge Staff

    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.


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