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Olm
 Posted: Jun 30 2015, 01:09 AM
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Hello all, and thanks for your help.

I have some problems with the customisation of Gnome, and the default application repositories.

I really like the gloss of Gnome, and it has clear potential, but right out of the box the distro doesn't offer much in the way of customising Gnome. I can't really alter the taskbars and panels, which is what I would like, nor can I make it hold only icons in the tray. I'm looking for something like Trisquel Gnu/Linux's Gnome setup, but with the bar on the left side instead. Any help would be wonderful.

Also, speaking of Gnu, I was wondering if there's a specific repo I should go to for odd bits of software, like Icecat or Kodi, or alternative window managers like Openbox.

Thanks guys, for all of the help.
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redman
 Posted: Jul 1 2015, 10:51 AM
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You might want to read this topic first.

SL is based on RHEL and is a server based distro.
There are several additional repos, but with differences and warnings (not all mix well).

You might want to make a list of which software you need/want added to SL.
Browse all repos and try to find those that seem suitable and check if you can mix them.

Most likely you will not find all and need to go shopping for individual packages.

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Olm
 Posted: Jul 1 2015, 02:23 PM
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Hey, thanks Redman, that was really helpful. I enabled EPEL a while ago, but I'm not really used to needing so many repos. If it works, it works, though. It makes sense that something built for enterprise, even for labwork, would be slim in the way of packages.

Do you have any ideas about what I should do about customising Gnome? The desktops people are showing on the forums are really gorgeous, I'd love to have something like those.
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redman
 Posted: Jul 1 2015, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE (Olm @ Jul 1 2015, 04:23 PM)
The desktops people are showing on the forums are really gorgeous, I'd love to have something like those.

Which forums do you mean?
Are they running Gnome 3 or perhaps Gnome 2?

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Olm
 Posted: Jul 1 2015, 09:04 PM
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I was looking at the desktops shown at this page. I'm not sure which version of Gnome any of them are running, but it's generally the ability to change effects on it, rather than the looks of any individual desktop.
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redman
 Posted: Jul 2 2015, 05:16 AM
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I am not using Gnome 3, but I know things changed and am not sure how much you can change without additional software.

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Olm
 Posted: Jul 2 2015, 02:55 PM
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Alright, thanks, Redman.

QUOTE (Redman @ July 2 2015, 5:16 AM)
I am not using Gnome 3,


Before this is closed as "Solved," do you have any ideas as to how to downgrade, or is that something I should just go to DuckDuckGo to figure out on my own?
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