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Get a suitable ubuntu install cd with the packages you need to install the desktop environment (e.g. kubuntu or xubuntu iso). Add the cdrom as an apt package source using apt-cdrom: apt-cdrom add /media/cdrom After that apt-get can be used to install the packages on that cd, which should include what you need to install a desktop environment.
Gnome should be installed as group "GNOME Desktop" on Fedora. To check subgroups and its packages use: # list mandatory gnome groups yum groups info GNOME\ Desktop # list packages from mandatory group yum groups info gnome-desktop There you have a list of package and you can choose these you want. But be careful for dependencies - some of them needs gnome ...
You can install programs (any file owned by a package, really) by name, i.e., yum install /usr/bin/ssh-add will install openssh-clients (and everything else needed for that). But consider that pulling in "useful parts of Gnome" will probably drag most of Gnome along.
Off the top of my head, this should install a few useful things: sudo yum install gedit gparted cups* pdfmod k3b firefox gnome-terminal libreoffice libreoffice-calc libreoffice-draw libreoffice-writer libreoffice-math libreoffice-impress thunderbird libreoffice-opensymbol-fonts rhythmbox vlc These may be useful as well, but might try and install bits of ...
You don't need libdlo for this. libdlo is experimental and for demonstration only. There are some efforts to support displaylink chips directly in the kernel. According to my research (I spent about 2 weeks on this problem), desktop expansion has not yet been achieved. However, you can run a separate X11 server on the display, supported natively by the ...
You can set the content of the root window (i.e. the background) independently of the window manager or desktop environment. The traditional utility xsetroot only supports a solid color or a black-and-white image. Many image viewing programs can load a color image in popular bitmap formats to the root window, for example the xsetbg utility from Xloadimage or ...
You need to have at least one of these packages: tango-icon-theme, hicolor-icon-theme or gnome-icon-theme.
Here is a code example which detects the desktop the environment and reloads the dynamic wallpaper background explicitly when required by the detected desktop environment. The code should work with GNOME 3, KDE 4, Unity and XFCE. Tested answers with solutions for other desktop environments are welcomed and will be up-voted. if [ "$XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP" = '' ...
I think that an easy way is with tasksel via command line. Open a terminal and digit: $ sudo apt-get install tasksel then $ sudo tasksel It will show a simple gui-cli that lets you to choose what you want by a simple check/uncheck (for eg. uncheck "Ubuntu desktop" and also check "Basic Ubuntu server" and "LAMP server". That's it
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