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#1 2020-11-09 08:18:09

Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 27  

A new desktop

I rebuilt gnome-shell for devuan beowulf, if anyone wants to try it  find the instructions here:

the sources unlike mate and cinnamon are those of debian, let me know if something is wrong


#2 2020-11-09 12:47:05

From: North Carolina, USA
Registered: 2016-11-30
Posts: 145  

Re: A new desktop

If I may, the command to download and add the keyring is slightly off on the linked page above.  This worked:

wget && apt-key add antofox-keyrings

I have not seen or used gnome in over 5 years.  I will give it a test.  Thank you.


#3 2020-11-10 17:18:37

From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 2,715  

Re: A new desktop

AntoFox wrote:

let me know if something is wrong

The echo commands won't work because the root privileges conferred by sudo do not apply after the redirection (>>).

Use a here document instead:

sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list <<!
deb beowulf main contrib non-free
deb-src beowulf main contrib non-free

And I'm also pretty sure you don't need the contrib & non-free components.

"Who's the idiot in charge?" — ralph.ronnquist


#4 2020-11-11 02:53:23

Registered: 2017-05-29
Posts: 472  

Re: A new desktop

Meh, I still wonder why people use DE's... apart from Lumina anyways.

But if you enjoy it well, alright.

I myself use i3-wm. smile

That all being said,  I hope you enjoy it.

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#5 2020-11-11 07:58:54

Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 27  

Re: A new desktop

@Nixer retry

antofox@altair:~$ wget
--2020-11-11 08:54:49--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1745 (1,7K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘antofox-keyrings’

antofox-keyrings    100%[===================>]   1,70K  --.-KB/s    in 0s     

2020-11-11 08:54:49 (30,3 MB/s) - ‘antofox-keyrings’ saved [1745/1745]

In case wget does not run download form here:


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