Mageia1 installations with GUI from free DVD


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Mageia1 free DVD includes five desktops available for installation.

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Mageia1 installations with GUI from free DVD

  1. 1. Mageia1: installations with GUI Abstract <ul><li>There are five desktops available from free DVD: GNOME, IceWM-light, KDE, LXDE and WindowMaker.
  2. 2. DrakX – Mageia installer has a number of options to install Mageia1 with specific desktop.
  3. 3. This presentation is exploring desktop installations options in details. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mageia1 free DVD: desktops included <ul><li>KDE – default
  5. 5. GNOME
  6. 6. Both KDE and GNOME can be installed as a desktops or as workstations.
  7. 7. There is a possibility to install task-gnome-minimal package. It has similar to GNOME Workstation outlook but smaller installation size.
  8. 8. LXDE
  9. 9. WindowMaker
  10. 10. IceWM-light is installed by default with every desktop installation however the smallest Mageia1 installation installs IceWM only. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mageia1 installations with GUI: prerequisites <ul><li>Basic: download an ISO image and burn it.
  12. 12. Start installation and run installer to the Desktop Selection (slide 25 on latest link) .
  13. 13. That is the beginning of this presentation. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mageia1 installations: Desktop Selection <ul><li>Choosing KDE or GNOME installs them immediately when clicking Next botton.
  15. 15. KDE is chosen by default.
  16. 16. Choosing Custom leads to more options (see slides 8-10). </li></ul>
  17. 17. Mageia1 installations: default KDE screenshot
  18. 18. Mageia1 installations: choosing GNOME
  19. 19. Mageia1 installation: GNOME screenshot
  20. 20. Mageia1 installations: default Package Group Selection <ul><li>Choosing Custom from Desktop Selection (see slide 4) leeds you to Package Group Selection window.
  21. 21. A simple KDE bullet is detailed now with Workstation section. It lists package groups included in default installation. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Mageia1 installations: default Package Group Selection <ul><li>Server section lets you add server packages groups for installation.
  23. 23. Graphical Environment section adds two more options: LXDE Desktop (slide 16) and Other Graphical Desktops (slide 18). </li></ul>
  24. 24. Mageia1 installations: default Package Group Selection <ul><li>Individual package selection has some more options (see slides 20 and 27-32). </li></ul>
  25. 25. Mageia1 installation: Package Group Selection <ul><li>Hovering mouse over group line gives you some packages description. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Mageia1 installation: KDE Workstation <ul><li>It is possible to install KDE Workstation only.
  27. 27. This installation is significantly smaller but doesn't install common packages like Firefox web browser. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Mageia1 installations: KDE <ul><li>There is a video presentation on youtube - “ Mageia1_KDE_Browsing_the_menu ”. It simply shows applications installed with default KDE installation.
  29. 29. KDE screenshots images are on flickr in “ Mageia1_KDE ” set. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Mageia1 installations: choosing GNOME Workstation
  31. 31. Mageia1 installations: GNOME Workstation screenshot <ul><li>GNOME Workstation looks similar to full GNOME installation. Major difference is in Application packages installed.
  32. 32. There is video on youtube about their difference. The video gives an overview of task-gnome-minimal installation (see slides 26-32). </li></ul>
  33. 33. Mageia1 installations: LXDE desktop <ul><li>Selecting LXDE Desktop intalls LXDE.
  34. 34. It's OK to install Workstation packages group selected by default . </li></ul>
  35. 35. Mageia1 installations: LXDE desktop screenshots <ul><li>There is a video on youtube - “Mageia_1-rc1_customized_LXDE.dv”. It gives some ideas about Mageia1 LXDE.
  36. 36. “ Mageia1_LXDE” on flickr gives some details about Mageia1 LXDE packages. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Mageia1 installations: Other Graphical Desktops <ul><li>Selecting Other Graphical Desktops installs WindowMaker.
  38. 38. Workstation packages groups may be installed as well. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Mageia1 installations: WindowMaker <ul><li>There is an image set on Flickr about default Mageia1 WindowMaker installation.
  40. 40. An example of custom WindowMaker installation is on youtube . </li></ul>
  41. 41. Mageia1 installation: Individual package selection <ul><li>Choosing Individual packages selection gives another set of options. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Mageia1 installations: default Type of Install <ul><li>Default is With basic documentaion .
  43. 43. With X installs IceWM-light window manager.
  44. 44. Install suggested packages lets you select and install individual packages. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Mageia1 installations: Type of Install - With X <ul><li>Type of Install With X is the smallest Mageia1 installation.
  46. 46. It installs IceWM-light as window manager.
  47. 47. There is one more step before starting installation. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Mageia1 installations: Software Management Install
  49. 49. Mageia1 installations: IceWM-light modified screenshot
  50. 50. Mageia1 installations: final notices <ul><li>There are more options in Mageia1 installer.
  51. 51. We are giving brief overview of task-gnome-minimal installation in appendics (see sides 26-32).
  52. 52. Visit for more information. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Mageia1 task-gnome-minimal installation notes <ul><li>You can install Mageia1 IceWM (see slide 20) when pressing Install button.
  54. 54. Do not press the botton if you've decided to install task-gnome-minimal. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Mageia1 task-gnome-minimal: click on Graphical Environment
  56. 56. Mageia1 task-gnome-minimal: click GNOME Workstation
  57. 57. Mageia1 task-gnome-minimal: choose the package
  58. 58. Mageia1 task-gnome-minimal: confirmation message
  59. 59. Mageia1 task-gnome-minimal: click Install
  60. 60. Mageia1 task-gnome-minimal: end note <ul>There is video presentetion on youtube that has some images of actual task-gnome-minimal installation. </ul>