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Mageia1 free DVD includes five desktops available for installation.

Mageia1 free DVD includes five desktops available for installation.

This presentation explores some basic graphical user interface installation options.

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Mageia1 installations with GUI from free DVD Mageia1 installations with GUI from free DVD Presentation Transcript

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