gnome question

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon May 2 13:41:56 UTC 2005

The default window manager for the Speakup Modified Fedora is GDM.

In other words, Gnome is the default window environment on a Speakup
Modified Fedora installation under Xwindows.

So, if you follow the instructions in the HOWTO, you'll end up with
everything you need, just as the HOWTO says.

But, no. You are going to second guess. OK. Your choice.

Luke Yelavich writes:
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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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