GNOME First Steps

Revision as of 01:15, October 28, 2013 by Duncan.Britton (Talk) (Preparing to emerge)

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 accomplish this, do the following:

#  eselect profile list

After seeing a list of available profiles, we want to add in the gnome profile. To do this, run the following:


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.
  • gnome-light

To emerge gnome-light run the following command

#  emerge --ask gnome-light

To emerge gnome run the following command

#  emerge --ask gnome