GNOME First Steps
What is GNOME?
"GNOME 3 is an easy and elegant way to use your computer. It is designed to put you in control and bring freedom to everybody. GNOME 3 is developed by the GNOME community, a diverse, international group of contributors that is supported by an independent, non-profit foundation." GNOME
Preparing to emerge
To get your system ready to emerge gnome, it is recommended that you first set the gnome profile. To do this, run the following command:
# eselect profile list
You are provided with two packages that will pull in this desktop environment:
- gnome -- This is the "whole shabang" - pulls in a range of applications made for the gnome desktop environment including a few games, an archive manager, a system monitor, a web browser, a terminal, etc.
To emerge gnome-light run the following command
# emerge --ask gnome-light
To emerge gnome run the following command
# emerge --ask gnome