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    Default How can I use a Gnome GUI with BackTrack?

    hi world
    iam a beginner on backtrack ,my naive question: is that any way to have backtrack with gnome interface !?

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    Default Re: How can I use a Gnome GUI with BackTrack?

    I suppose you could apt-get or find Gnome in Synaptic. Then probably startgnome or something like that instead of startx.

    I warn you though, I tried this with XFCE once because I am not a huge KDE fan either, and it was messy. You'd probably be better off sticking with KDE.

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    Default Re: How can I use a Gnome GUI with BackTrack?

    Installing gnome is not supported by us and you are on your own when you encounter any problems by trying to do so.

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    Default Re: How can I use a Gnome GUI with BackTrack?

    I installed backtrack 4 final on my netbook and it was working great. However, I installed Gnome Office because I needed a lightweight spreadsheet and word processor to work with some documents. However, when i rebooted and typed startx, it starts Gnome and now I can't figure out how to get KDE back and the BackTrack tools. Any ideas on how to change my settings so I can get access to KDE and the BackTrack tools again? thnx in advance for any help!

    Quote Originally Posted by clutch View Post
    I suppose you could apt-get or find Gnome in Synaptic. Then probably startgnome or something like that instead of startx.

    I warn you though, I tried this with XFCE once because I am not a huge KDE fan either, and it was messy. You'd probably be better off sticking with KDE.

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    Default Re: How can I use a Gnome GUI with BackTrack?

    Quote Originally Posted by jast1234 View Post
    I installed backtrack 4 final on my netbook and it was working great. However, I installed Gnome Office because I needed a lightweight spreadsheet and word processor to work with some documents. However, when i rebooted and typed startx, it starts Gnome and now I can't figure out how to get KDE back and the BackTrack tools. Any ideas on how to change my settings so I can get access to KDE and the BackTrack tools again? thnx in advance for any help!
    Please allow me to focus your attention on the post immediately above yours.

    I would suggest that you reinstall Backtrack and use koffice which includes a word processor and spreadsheet and is KDE based.
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