View Full Version : Gnome Installation

05-31-2005, 12:44 PM
Hello, Im using Knoppix 3.8 CeBIT edition
I want to install Gnome on my machine, but the APT gives out an error message :

< export DEBIAN_FRONTEND; apt-get install --yes 'gnome' ;echo RESULT=$?
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gnome: Depends: gnome-desktop-environment (= 64) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

What can I do?

06-15-2005, 06:37 AM
Have you updated your package list before trying to install Gnome? You can update your package list with:
apt-get update

06-15-2005, 02:30 PM
Been There Done that, I even did a "Dist-upgrade"
but he keeps on giving me this message, What can I do?

06-15-2005, 03:04 PM
This is not an official point of view but just my opinion.

Unless you truly, must have, gotta install Knoppix, don't do it.

A car is not designed for a good night of sleep. You can sleep in a car but unless you are dead tired, it is something that probably should not be done. Knoppix is not designed to be installed to the hard drive. It is designed to be a bootable CD. Sure it CAN be installed to the HD but it unless you are very experienced, it is something that should not be done. Or in other words, a hammer is a good hammer but make a poor knife.

A Knoppix install on a HD is very difficult to administrate: add/remove software & get new drivers. Some may feel that they can deal with the oddities & the quirks, but if it were all easy, then why are there so many people with problems after a HD install. A Knoppix HD install will most likely break something, usually networking. A perfect real example of such is this topic within the past week: "Help please - how do I install a ethernet card driver??? (http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19522)". Read it and you will realize that we had to support this user with more technical geeky commands than you would normally find in a HD install of a normal distro.

So who cares about my opinion on whether or not Knoppix should be installed to the HD. What do Debian developers & users say in regards to the HD install of Knoppix?


There are plenty of distros to choose from.
Some desktop oriented distros I've installed in the last 6 months
Debian 3.0/3.1 on i386 & alpha
Fedora Core 3, 4 on i386
Suse Prof 9.1/2/3 on i386
Gentoo on i386
Ubuntu/Kubuntu 5.04 on i386
If you want a boot from CD drive then use a Debian based live CD like Knoppix. If you want to install Knoppix to the HD (which is really Debian) then skip Knoppix & install Debian 3.1 released Mon June 6. If you want a pre-configured user-oriented desktop PC (not server) distro based on Debian then use Ubuntu (GNOME desktop) or Kubuntu (KDE desktop) or see Fedora Core 4 (released June 13). If you want a real noob friendly desktop Debian based distro & are willing to pay a small yearly price for support & software updates use Linspire.

I hope this helps.