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Jack Shankle
February 21st, 2009, 03:14 PM
I installed Gnome on Ubuntu.
Where is it?
I thought it replaced the Ubuntu screensaver.
Has to use tracker to find the control panel.
Please help me get started with it.
Thanks for any help.

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saidinesh5
February 21st, 2009, 03:24 PM
dude.....if you are using ubuntu , tht means you already have GNOME desktop environment installed....so didnt frankly understand your question...
http://www.gnome.org/ this will tell you what gnome is....

yeats
February 21st, 2009, 03:25 PM
Okay - just for clarity, what specifically did you install and how (i.e., from Synaptic? from source?)? Gnome is the entire desktop environment that Ubuntu uses by default (which is why I'm asking this). :-)

Jack Shankle
February 21st, 2009, 04:18 PM
I went into Synaptic and typed in Gnome and marked it for install.
Which I did.
For more clarity I read a beginning guide for Gnome on the Wilders
site which shows a few screens for gnome which I have never seen
on my Puter. So I figured that it wasn't installed and if I read
the Snaptic screen right it did install about 80 programs for Gnome.
I'm baffled.
Anyway thanks for the replies.

yeats
February 21st, 2009, 04:23 PM
Hmm - interesting. Incidentally the "gnome" package is different than the default Ubuntu gnome, which is packaged in the repos as "ubuntu-desktop," which is why you were able to select and install it (same with KDE or Xfce - if you ever get experimental and want to try either, the packages in Synaptic are called "kubuntu-desktop" and "xubuntu-desktop" respectively).

What are you seeing in the screenshots that you're trying to use? If you're looking for alternative themes (appearance), try Gnome Look:

http://www.gnome-look.org/

Jack Shankle
February 21st, 2009, 04:58 PM
Thank you for helping.
Here is where I went and saw the screens related to Gnome and Kde.
I got this site from a topic on Wilders called "Windows to Linux"
in the "software, hardware and general services" then on
"all things Unix" then on "windows to Linux".

www.reallylinux.com/docs/windowstolinux.shtml
If I left anything out let me know and I will try to correct.

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yeats
February 21st, 2009, 05:12 PM
Thank you for helping.

Sure. Happy to help.



Here is where I went and saw the screens related to Gnome and Kde.
I got this site from a topic on Wilders called "Windows to Linux"
in the "software, hardware and general services" then on
"all things Unix" then on "windows to Linux".

www.reallylinux.com/docs/windowstolinux.shtml
If I left anything out let me know and I will try to correct.

I'm noticing the 2005 date at the bottom of the screen and a reference to OpenOffice.org 1.1 (current versions are 3.X, though Ubuntu is still on 2.4), which makes me think these are pretty well out-of-date.

Is there something specific you'd like to do? I'm sure someone can point you in the right direction.

Jack Shankle
February 21st, 2009, 05:29 PM
Thank you again Chrissharp123.
I had no idea what Gnome would look like so I thought I would try it,
not realizing that the desktop I have is Gnome.
So I've added a lot of programs that I probably don't need.
However I did see a screen that made changing permissions a lot
easier which might be useful.

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