gnome question

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Mon May 2 08:40:51 UTC 2005

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On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 05:56:07PM EST, Gustafsson Kristoffer (elev) wrote:
> Hello!
> What differences is there between the gnome desktop environment and the x environment?
> I have read a bit, but can't really find any.

X is the graphical environment that communicates with your video 
hardware to display graphics, the mouse pointer, etc. GNOME is a desktop 
environment that has everything you need to run and manage running 
grapical applications. It has a window manager, provides a desktop 
background, and other features to make using apps easier. The various 
components of GNOME communicate with X to display their content.

> also, what packages do I need to install in order to enable gnoe?
> I didn't install it with fedora core since I'm unsure if gnome will start automatically as x does if I select that during the installation.

I am unable to help you there, as even though a lot of distros package 
GNOME, they all package it differently.

> is there automatic boot of gnome like for x?
> thanks

Automatic booting of GNOME requires X to do so. So in effect, X is being 
loaded, but with GNOME as well.
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