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 mix-in profile. To accomplish this, do the following:
# eselect profile list Currently available flavor profiles:  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/minimal  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/core  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/desktop  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/workstation  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/hardened Currently available mix-ins profiles:  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/audio  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/console-extras  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/dvd  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/gnome  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/kde  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/mate  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/media  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/print  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/python3-only  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/rhel5-compat  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/server-db  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/server-mail  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/server-web  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/X  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/xfce  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/vmware-guest  funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/hardened
After seeing a list of available profiles, we want to add in the gnome profile. To do this, run the following:
# eselect profile set-flavor 8 # eselect profile add 14
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