HOWTO: Convert SoyldX in SolydG (adding Gnome to SolydX)

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HOWTO: Convert SoyldX in SolydG (adding Gnome to SolydX)

Postby escolar » 29 Sep 2013 08:32

I come from LMDE with Cinnamon, and I prefer a Gnome based enviroment.

This is my howto add Gnome to SolydX

1. After install SolydX in the system run in a terminal:

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sudo aptitude install gnome
During installation of Gnome you will have to choose betwwen GDM and lightDM manager. You must choose GDM if you plan to remove Xfce

2. Install some Gnome-Shell extension to improve your Gnome experience. Gnome extension are installed from https://extensions.gnome.org/.
I have this extensions and my desktop is very simmilar to my previous Cinnamon one:
  • Advanced Settings in UserMenu (Show Advanced Settings (Gnome Tweak Tool) in UserMenu)
  • Alternative Status Menu (Replaces GNOME Shell Status Menu with one showing Suspend/Hibernate and Power Off as separate items)
  • Auto Move Windows (Move applications to specific workspaces when they create windows)
  • Axe Menu (Big and beautiful menu for gnome-shell)
  • Frippery Move Clock (Move clock to left of status menu button)
  • Panel-Docklet v14 (This extention represents all opened windows as Icons in a panel. There are a lot of possibilities for customization. It can be used as a docklet, panel or as anything else you create. It also supports multiple screens, workspaces, window-titles, favorites, dragging...)
  • Panel Settings (Various settings for the Panel)
  • Remove Accessibility (Remove the accessibility button from the top panel)
  • Remove User Name
  • User Themes (Load shell themes from user directory)
  • Weather (A simple extension for displaying weather information from several cities in GNOME Shell)
3. I don't recommend to remove Xfce (you may need it if Gnome breaks in some update), but if you want to reomove it, this command will remove allmost all Xfce components

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sudo aptitude purge libxfce4util-common thunar ~nxfce

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Re: HOWTO: Convert SoyldX in SolydG (adding Gnome to SolydX)

Postby ane champenois » 03 Oct 2013 17:17

Thanks for sharing this very simple tutorial.
Now the next step is the Community Edition SolydG...what else? ;)
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Re: HOWTO: Convert SoyldX in SolydG (adding Gnome to SolydX)

Postby tuxdude » 19 Oct 2013 20:26

Now there is a thought :P

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Re: HOWTO: Convert SoyldX in SolydG (adding Gnome to SolydX)

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 25 Oct 2013 22:04

Go for it!
  1. Install:
    sudo apt-get install solydxk-constructor
  2. Start solydxk-constructor
  3. Unpack the latest iso
  4. Open the (chrooted) terminal
  5. Run your own tutorial in the terminal, removing xfce4
  6. Build the iso


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Re: HOWTO: Convert SoyldX in SolydG (adding Gnome to SolydX)

Postby palimmo » 14 Dec 2013 11:53

escolar wrote:I come from LMDE with Cinnamon, and I prefer a Gnome based enviroment.

This is my howto add Gnome to SolydX

1. After install SolydX in the system run in a terminal:

Code: Select all

sudo aptitude install gnome
During installation of Gnome you will have to choose betwwen GDM and lightDM manager. You must choose GDM if you plan to remove Xfce

2. Install some Gnome-Shell extension to improve your Gnome experience. Gnome extension are installed from https://extensions.gnome.org/.
I have this extensions and my desktop is very simmilar to my previous Cinnamon one:
  • Advanced Settings in UserMenu (Show Advanced Settings (Gnome Tweak Tool) in UserMenu)
  • Alternative Status Menu (Replaces GNOME Shell Status Menu with one showing Suspend/Hibernate and Power Off as separate items)
  • Auto Move Windows (Move applications to specific workspaces when they create windows)
  • Axe Menu (Big and beautiful menu for gnome-shell)
  • Frippery Move Clock (Move clock to left of status menu button)
  • Panel-Docklet v14 (This extention represents all opened windows as Icons in a panel. There are a lot of possibilities for customization. It can be used as a docklet, panel or as anything else you create. It also supports multiple screens, workspaces, window-titles, favorites, dragging...)
  • Panel Settings (Various settings for the Panel)
  • Remove Accessibility (Remove the accessibility button from the top panel)
  • Remove User Name
  • User Themes (Load shell themes from user directory)
  • Weather (A simple extension for displaying weather information from several cities in GNOME Shell)
3. I don't recommend to remove Xfce (you may need it if Gnome breaks in some update), but if you want to reomove it, this command will remove allmost all Xfce components

Code: Select all

sudo aptitude purge libxfce4util-common thunar ~nxfce
Presently which version of gnome shell would you get?
thanks!
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Re: HOWTO: Convert SoyldX in SolydG (adding Gnome to SolydX)

Postby zerozero » 14 Dec 2013 23:24

right now you will get 3.8 (i don't know though if all the transition is done)

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zerozero@home ~ $ apt policy gnome-shell
gnome-shell:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.8.4-5
  Version table:
     3.8.4-5 0
        500 http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/ testing/main amd64 Packages
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Re: HOWTO: Convert SoyldX in SolydG (adding Gnome to SolydX)

Postby GeneC » 22 Mar 2014 12:22

SolydXG revisited

Yes, Gnome 3.8.4
Gno-menu
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