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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v 1.26 2008/05/23 20:00:57 swift Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v 1.27 2009/09/01 23:58:43 nightmorph Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/gnome-config.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gnome-config.xml">
6<title>The GNOME Configuration HOWTO</title> 6<title>The GNOME Configuration HOWTO</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
22 22
23<!-- 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 -->
24<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 24<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
25<license/> 25<license/>
26 26
27<version>1.19</version> 27<version>1.20</version>
28<date>2007-11-13</date> 28<date>2009-09-01</date>
29 29
30<chapter> 30<chapter>
31<title>What is GNOME?</title> 31<title>What is GNOME?</title>
32<section> 32<section>
33<title>The Project</title> 33<title>The Project</title>
126<pre caption="Updating environment variables"> 126<pre caption="Updating environment variables">
127# <i>env-update &amp;&amp; source /etc/profile</i> 127# <i>env-update &amp;&amp; source /etc/profile</i>
128</pre> 128</pre>
129 129
130<p> 130<p>
131If you paid attention to the output of your previous <c>emerge</c> command,
132you'll notice that it suggests using <c>gamin</c> to have nautilus and
133gnome-vfs monitor file changes:
134</p>
135
136<pre caption="Installing gamin, a file alteration monitor">
137# <i>emerge gamin</i>
138</pre>
139
140<impo>
141If you are switching from <c>fam</c> (the old, deprecated file monitor) to
142<c>gamin</c>, you will need to remove <c>famd</c> from all runlevels and then
143unmerge it:
144</impo>
145
146<pre caption="Optional: switching to gamin from fam">
147# <i>rc-update del famd</i>
148# <i>emerge --unmerge app-admin/fam</i>
149</pre>
150
151<p>
152Next we'll clean up the remaining services. 131Next we'll clean up the remaining services.
153</p> 132</p>
154 133
155<pre caption="Adding hald and avahi-dnsconfd to the default runlevel"> 134<pre caption="Adding hald and avahi-dnsconfd to the default runlevel">
156# <i>/etc/init.d/hald start</i> 135# <i>/etc/init.d/hald start</i>
180<pre caption="Having GNOME as default desktop environment"> 159<pre caption="Having GNOME as default desktop environment">
181$ <i>echo "exec gnome-session" &gt; ~/.xinitrc</i> 160$ <i>echo "exec gnome-session" &gt; ~/.xinitrc</i>
182</pre> 161</pre>
183 162
184<p> 163<p>
164Starting with <c>gnome-base/gnome-session-2.26.2</c>, you will need to prepend
165the XDG_MENU_PREFIX variable to get the Gnome menus if you're using the
166<path>~/.xinitrc</path> method to start your desktop. (If you're not using
167<path>~/.xinitrc</path>, it will be handled automatically for you; no additional
168configuration is needed.)
169</p>
170
171<pre caption="Prepending XDG_MENU_PREFIX to ~/.xinitrc">
172$ <i>sed '1i\export XDG_MENU_PREFIX=gnome-' ~/.xinitrc</i>
173</pre>
174
175<p>
185Now start your graphical environment by running <c>startx</c>: 176Now start your graphical environment by running <c>startx</c>:
186</p> 177</p>
187 178
188<pre caption="Starting GNOME"> 179<pre caption="Starting GNOME">
189$ <i>startx</i> 180$ <i>startx</i>
228those available in <path>/usr/share/xsessions/</path>). Thus, if you use GDM, 219those available in <path>/usr/share/xsessions/</path>). Thus, if you use GDM,
229you don't need to edit <path>~/.xinitrc</path>. 220you don't need to edit <path>~/.xinitrc</path>.
230</p> 221</p>
231 222
232<p> 223<p>
233To use the functionality of <c>hald</c> just start <c>gnome-volume-manager</c> 224To use the functionality of <c>hald</c> you need to add your user to the
234and edit its preferences. Also, you'll need to add your user to the 225<c>plugdev</c> group. If you want support for devices not handled by the
235<c>plugdev</c> group. 226<c>nautilus</c> file manager, or if you're not using <c>nautilus</c> at all, you
227might want to make sure that <c>gnome-volume-manager</c> is built with the
228<c>automount</c> USE flag, and that it's started every time you login.
236</p> 229</p>
237 230
238</body> 231</body>
239</section> 232</section>
240</chapter> 233</chapter>

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