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Author:  DerrianWolf [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Desktop mimicking

I figured I'd install GNOME and give it a look at, since I've not had a bash with it for so long, and what do ya no, I still don't like it :lol:
So here's the question, is it possible to mimic another desktop? What I mean is, can I trick the system to allow it to install and run GNOME Specific apps/tools?

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desktop mimicking

99% of apps designed to run in Gnome will either install/run in Peppermint with no difficulty, or with a small amount of tweaking.

In fact the same can be said for KDE/Xfce apps/tools .. but KDE apps tend to pull in a LOT of dependencies.

Author:  DerrianWolf [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desktop mimicking

PCNetSpec wrote:
99% of apps designed to run in Gnome will either install/run in Peppermint with no difficulty, or with a small amount of tweaking.

In fact the same can be said for KDE/Xfce apps/tools .. but KDE apps tend to pull in a LOT of dependencies.


Awesome, I'm off to un-install GNOME :lol: :lol:
Once I've figured out which bits to keep that will work. :lol:

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desktop mimicking

If you want to see what was installed when you installed gnome, take a look at the log file at:-
Code:
gedit /var/log/apt/history.log

Author:  DerrianWolf [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desktop mimicking

PCNetSpec wrote:
If you want to see what was installed when you installed gnome, take a look at the log file at:-
Code:
gedit /var/log/apt/history.log


Now that's handy.

Hmm now I'm curious, is there a log file, for the OS installation as well?

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desktop mimicking

You could take a look at the logs (including the archived tarball) at:-

/var/log/installer

You'll need root permissions to read them though .. and unless you know how to read them, don't expect to be able to make much sense from them. ;)

Author:  DerrianWolf [ Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Desktop mimicking (Solved)

PCNetSpec wrote:
You could take a look at the logs (including the archived tarball) at:-

/var/log/installer

You'll need root permissions to read them though .. and unless you know how to read them, don't expect to be able to make much sense from them. ;)


Aha, I'll probably just leave it. :lol:

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