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    Help Installing GNOME

    Hi! Thanks for the help in the other forums. um.. When I was installing Mandrake 9.2, I forgot to install gnome and I want to try it out. Here's what I tried to do:
    I tried urpmi and rpm -i:

    urpmi gnome just tells me:

    These packages contain gnome:
    SO I do rpm -i <alllthestuff> until all of them are installed. I am having trouble installing gnome. SO I went to the /mnt/cdrom/Mandrake/RPMS/ and there are a few rpms on gnome and I cannot seem to be able to install it. If I try
    rpm -i gnome-desktop-2.4.0-1mdk.rpm , it tells me it needs some dependencies (it mentions them by the way) but when I try to install the dependencies, they ask me something else to be installed. IT's been going on like this. And some of them replied The package you selected is already installed
    I have no Idea what to do. ANy other ideas?

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    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    Someone or anyone.. help?

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    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    Is there a xinitrc.gnome in your xinit dir?
    Mine is:
    /var/X11R6/lib/xinit/

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    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    Let me check....no there isn't any xinitrc.gnome...

    in my var folder there is only lib... no X11R6,....

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    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    Not familiar with mandy, I'm running slack but can you give me the out put of this :

    ls -al /var

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    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    [quote author=countach44 link=board=6;threadid=8646;start=0#msg78055 date=1075948899]
    Is there a xinitrc.gnome in your xinit dir?
    Mine is:
    /var/X11R6/lib/xinit/

    [/quote]

    Actually I found it but it's in my <b> etc </b> dir.

    etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
    The correct one?

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    Guest

    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    why don't you reboot with the CD inserted and just upgrade?

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    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    [quote author=shebang link=board=6;threadid=8646;start=0#msg78078 date=1075986624]
    etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
    The correct one?
    [/quote]
    xinitrc is the file that you pick your default wm in you want the folder that's in , is there an xinitrc.gnome?

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    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=6;threadid=8646;start=0#msg78083 date=1075992451]
    why don't you reboot with the CD inserted and just upgrade?
    [/quote] I have tweaked it too heavily and I will lose all my scripts, most of them (99%) of them are Perl. So it would just create a big chaotic situation.....

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    Re:Help Installing GNOME

    Try copying all the gnome rpm's to a folder, change directories into that folder, and do rpm -Uvh *.rpm

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