how do i install gnome ontop of X11?

garretwp

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I am having trouble to get gnome installed using fink. I beleive everything is installed but my only problem is how do i activate gnome. somsone says that you have to change the twm to exec gnome-session or something in a file to acitvate it. can someons please help me out and maybe others?

Thanks
Garrett
 

jcpowers21

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Edit your .xinitrc file, if their isn't one, then add your own .xinitrc file into your home directory, open a new terminal, then start XWindows.

Justin
 

garretwp

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How do i edit it like what do i put in the .xinitrc file?

Garrett
 

jcpowers21

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pico .xinitrc

(stuff will appear in the window)

type in:

exec gnome-session

(control o then control x, this saves and quits it)

Then you should be set. I"m not sure if that is the right command though.
 

vic

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i installed all this shit through fink and then edite the .xinitrc file with pico to read:


(at the bottom, don't erase everything and type onlu this edit only where:

# start some nice programs

sawfish &
xterm -geometry 80x50+494+51 &
source /sw/bin/init.sh &
exec gnome-session
 

Red Phoenix

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Vic, doesn't that setup exec Sawfish twice? I believe gnome-session opens up it's own Window manager (as set through the preferences), so you could probably take out sawfish. Just wondering, since I often had a rogue version of sawfish stay open after quitting XDarwin before changing this.
 

vic

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dunno aboot that, maybe u right, but now i'm onto bigger things to verify this! i'm gettin' Yellow Dog Installed HAHAHHAH!
 
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