Gnome is a window manager and much more. X merely provides the windows but very little in services on top. To find out more about Gnome, go to www.gnome.org.
You can install the individual parts of Gnome, but I chose to set up higher-level
packages that include the basic Gnome stuff. I will list them here, and underneath
any extra packages that I chose to install after being prompted by
I accepted all of the recommended/required packages.
I installed the following packages:
By default, when Gnome is installed, the
root user cannot
log in as a securtity measure. I don't really want this, so I edited the
/etc/gdm/gdm.conf file so that
true. You may find life easier if you install the
nedit package now that you have a window manager.