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3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v 1.2 2005/01/13 18:19:34 swift Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v 1.3 2005/02/14 00:36:50 dertobi123 Exp $ -->
4 4
5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
6 6
7<guide link="/doc/en/gnome-config.xml"> 7<guide link="/doc/en/gnome-config.xml">
8 8
9<title>The GNOME Configuration HOWTO</title> 9<title>The GNOME Configuration HOWTO</title>
10 10
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
12 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 12 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
13</author>
14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="lars@strojny.net">Lars Strojny</mail>
13</author> 16</author>
14 17
15<abstract> 18<abstract>
16A frequently used environment is GNOME. This HOWTO tries to describe 19A frequently used environment is GNOME. This HOWTO tries to describe
17all aspects of GNOME, including installation, configuration, usage, ... 20all aspects of GNOME, including installation, configuration, usage, ...
18</abstract> 21</abstract>
19 22
20<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 23<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
21<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 24<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
22<license/> 25<license/>
23 26
24<version>1.2</version> 27<version>1.3</version>
25<date>2005-01-13</date> 28<date>2005-02-14</date>
26 29
27<chapter> 30<chapter>
28<title>What is GNOME?</title> 31<title>What is GNOME?</title>
29<section> 32<section>
30<title>The Project</title> 33<title>The Project</title>
31<body> 34<body>
32 35
33<p> 36<p>
34The <uri link="http://www.gnome.org">GNOME</uri> project is a free software 37The <uri link="http://www.gnome.org">GNOME</uri> project is a free software
35project dedicated to the development of GNOME, a Unix/Linux desktop suite and 38project dedicated to the development of GNOME, a Unix/Linux desktop suite and
36development platform. The <uri link="http://foundation.gnome.org">GNOME 39development platform. The <uri link="http://foundation.gnome.org">GNOME
37Foundation</uri> coordinates the development and other aspects of the GNOME 40Foundation</uri> coordinates the development and other aspects of the GNOME
38Project. 41Project.
39</p> 42</p>
40 43
65GNOME developers. 68GNOME developers.
66</p> 69</p>
67 70
68</body> 71</body>
69</section> 72</section>
70</chapter> 73</chapter>
71<chapter> 74<chapter>
72<title>Installing GNOME</title> 75<title>Installing GNOME</title>
73<section> 76<section>
74<title>What do you need?</title> 77<title>What do you need?</title>
75<body> 78<body>
76 79
77<p> 80<p>
78Before you start installing GNOME, you might want to edit your USE variables. 81Before you start installing GNOME, you might want to edit your USE variables.
79Make sure that <c>gtk</c> and <c>gnome</c> are in your USE variable listed in 82Make sure that <c>gtk</c> and <c>gnome</c> are in your USE variable listed in
80<path>/etc/make.conf</path>. If you don't want KDE support (the other big 83<path>/etc/make.conf</path>. If you want support for <c>hald</c>, the hardware
81desktop environment), remove <c>qt</c> and <c>kde</c>. 84abstraction layer daemon add <c>hal</c> to your USE flags. USE variable
85<c>howl</c> brings DNS-detection to GNOME (similiar to Rendevouz under Mac OS X).
86If you don't want KDE support (the other big desktop environment), remove
87<c>qt</c> and <c>kde</c>.
82</p> 88</p>
83 89
84<pre caption="Example USE in /etc/make.conf"> 90<pre caption="Example USE in /etc/make.conf">
85USE="-qt -kde gtk gnome" 91USE="-qt -kde gtk gnome hal howl"
86</pre> 92</pre>
87 93
88<p> 94<p>
89Once done, start installing GNOME by emerging <c>gnome</c> and 95Once done, start installing GNOME by emerging <c>gnome</c> and
90<c>xscreensaver</c>: 96<c>xscreensaver</c>:
91</p> 97</p>
92 98
93<pre caption="Installing GNOME"> 99<pre caption="Installing GNOME">
94# <i>emerge gnome xscreensaver</i> 100# <i>emerge gnome xscreensaver</i>
95</pre> 101</pre>
96 102
97<p> 103<p>
98This will take a while, so you might want to start reading all those books your 104This will take a while, so you might want to start reading all those books your
99mother bought you but you never opened. Done? Great, now update your 105mother bought you but you never opened. Done? Great, now update your
100environment variables: 106environment variables:
101</p> 107</p>
102 108
103<pre caption="Updating environment variables"> 109<pre caption="Updating environment variables">
104# <i>env-update &amp;&amp; source /etc/profile</i> 110# <i>env-update &amp;&amp; source /etc/profile</i>
105</pre> 111</pre>
106 112
107<p> 113<p>
108If you paid attention to the output of your previous <c>emerge</c> command, 114If you paid attention to the output of your previous <c>emerge</c> command,
109you'll notice that it suggests adding <c>famd</c> to the default runlevel to 115you'll notice that it suggests adding <c>famd</c> to the default runlevel to
110have nautilus and gnome-vfs monitor file changes: 116have nautilus and gnome-vfs monitor file changes:
111</p> 117</p>
112 118
113<pre caption="Adding famd to the default runlevel"> 119<pre caption="Adding famd, hald and mDNSResponder to the default runlevel">
114# <i>/etc/init.d/famd start</i> 120# <i>/etc/init.d/famd start</i>
115# <i>rc-update add famd default</i> 121# <i>rc-update add famd default</i>
122
123# <i>/etc/init.d/hald start</i>
124# <i>rc-update add hald default</i>
125
126# <i>/etc/init.d/mDNSResponder start</i>
127# <i>rc-update add mDNSResponder default</i>
116</pre> 128</pre>
117 129
118</body> 130</body>
119</section> 131</section>
120<section> 132<section>
121<title>First Impressions</title> 133<title>First Impressions</title>
122<body> 134<body>
123 135
124<p> 136<p>
125Let us first take a look at what we just built. Exit your root shell and log on 137Let us first take a look at what we just built. Exit your root shell and log on
126as a regular user. We will configure our session to run GNOME when we issue the 138as a regular user. We will configure our session to run GNOME when we issue the
127<c>startx</c> command: 139<c>startx</c> command:
128</p> 140</p>
129 141
130<pre caption="Having GNOME as default desktop environment"> 142<pre caption="Having GNOME as default desktop environment">
177<path>/etc/rc.conf</path> and alter two variables: DISPLAYMANAGER (which should 189<path>/etc/rc.conf</path> and alter two variables: DISPLAYMANAGER (which should
178be set to <c>gdm</c>) and XSESSION (which should be set to <c>Gnome</c>): 190be set to <c>gdm</c>) and XSESSION (which should be set to <c>Gnome</c>):
179</p> 191</p>
180 192
181<pre caption="Editing /etc/rc.conf"> 193<pre caption="Editing /etc/rc.conf">
182DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm" 194DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm"
183XSESSION="gnome" 195XSESSION="gnome"
184</pre> 196</pre>
185 197
186<p> 198<p>
187If you reboot now, the GNOME Display Manager will prompt you for your username 199If you reboot now, the GNOME Display Manager will prompt you for your username
188and password and will default to using GNOME as Desktop Environment (even though 200and password and will default to using GNOME as Desktop Environment (even though
189you will have the option of selecting a different one of course). 201you will have the option of selecting a different one of course).
190</p> 202</p>
191 203
204<p>
205To use the functionality of <c>hald</c> just start <c>gnome-volume-manager</c>
206and edit its preferences.
207</p>
208
192</body> 209</body>
193</section> 210</section>
194</chapter> 211</chapter>
195</guide> 212</guide>

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