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My question is this: If I want to switch from Gnome to something like Fluxbox or enlightenment in Gentoo what should I do. Do I have to unmerge the gnome ...
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    Switching from Gnome to Fluxbox or Enlightenment in Gentoo


    My question is this: If I want to switch from Gnome to something like Fluxbox or enlightenment in Gentoo what should I do. Do I have to unmerge the gnome environment. Change use flags (to what yet I don't exactly know) then emerge fluxbox. Then do the emerge update ( i forgot what the exact command is but something like deep clean, update ....etc...) If this sounds basically right let me know or completely wrong or anyother advice.

    I really want a lighter desktop environment for my laptop especially and higher configurability for my desktop.

    Thanks in advance!
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    i recently did that with enlightenment and am very much pleased. just changed my use flags to refer to -gnome -gtk -kde -qt among others, and rest went very smooth.
    Operating System: GNU Emacs

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    Ok. Thanks for the reply.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    You can have gnome and enlightenment installed at the same time, just type this in a terminal as a normal user after emerging enlightenment:
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    echo exec enlightenment > ~/.xinitrc
    Or replace "enlightenment" with "enlightenment17" if you use enligtehment dr17.

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