Gnome-Shell available in LMDE

Given that Gnome-Shell ya it is available in the repositories de Debian Testing, I started looking for the repositories of LMDE and I am pleasantly surprised that both in the NEU , as in the Incoming, there are already packages related to Gnome 3.

Right now I'm not using LMDE, but I suppose that with only updating we can install the packages Gnome-Shell. The procedure through the terminal must be the same as with Debian Testing:

$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude upgrade
$ sudo aptitude install gnome-shell gnome-session gnome-session-fallback

Or we could use the Update Manager to see if it recommends the update.


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  1.   Erithrym said

    Luckily or unfortunately I already updated my LMDE, but it doesn't call me too much gnome3, it is very little customizable and the key combinations with Fn no longer work for me ... I still haven't had time to investigate too much, but let's see if they will release an update soon that make it more customizable

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      I suppose that for all your problems there is a solution, although of course, it gets out of hand because to begin with: I don't have a laptop 🙁

      1.    Erithrym said

        Let's see if I try to fix now that I have some time ... I'll look around to see if I find something useful, because it also gives me an error with the Dropbox dependencies ... but hey, with patience everything works out!

  2.   Laegnur said


    How did you install the Gnome Shell? I have the Latest repos and neither from Synaptic, nor from Mint Update nor from the console I find the packages ...

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      I used the Debian Testing repositories. Then I just had to open a terminal and put:

      sudo aptitude install gnome-shell dconf-tools

    2.    ErunamoJAZZ said

      Is that if you have latest or incoming, they are not yet. Only those of us who still have the testing repositories can install it.

      I ... installed it by accident, I had no intention of doing so, in fact, I forgot that Gnome-Shell was already there, and I did a full-upgrade ... then the surprise when I started the pc this morning xD

      Don't forget to also install gnome-tweak-tool to be able to configure a little gnome-shell:
      sudo aptitude install gnome-tweak-tool

      1.    Laegnur said


        At the end I temporarily put the Testing repo and installed it from there.

  3.   Erithrym said

    In the end I decided to add the experimental repositories for a moment, since it was the only way to be able to edit more or less the shell, but still I don't get the desired effect ... also, I discovered that it is not only that the combination keys do not work for me with Fn, but the sound card does not directly recognize me ... As for the Gnome-fallback, the interface does not change too much, and being used to switching between windows with Alt + Tab, it does not matter to me that I do not point out ...

    1.    JS said

      That is to say, that the fact that the sound card does not recognize you you attribute to Gnome shell?
      So those of Gnome 3, like that, they will have deleted the linux kernel (where the drivers are loaded) and now they work without a kernel, or they themselves would put their graphical user interface (GUI) there, and that is how the computers, no core, right?
      It is that man / woman, forgive me for being so sarcastic, but before writing you have to think or read a little ...
      Greetings and check the kernel version and if they have been eliminated (for not having carried them) drivers for something, such as your sound card.

  4.   Alba said

    I installed LMDE with gnome on the desktop to test all this of gnome3, gnome shell and cinnamon (in the end I look better at cinnamon for my parents than xfce itself, they told me themselves) but it turns out not, I continue with gnome 2 after updating everything .___. according to me and following elav's tutorial, "things to do after installing LMDE with Xfce" and adding the repos that are suggested, nothing has happened. Have I done something wrong? I have a while without using gnome and I get lost a bit xD

    1.    Courage said

      Tell us if it gives an error or something

  5.   Alba said

    When I put "aptitude install gnome-shell gnome-session gnome-session-fallback" I get all this

    "Cannot find any packages that match" gnome-shell ". However,
    the following packages contain "gnome-shell" in their description:
    No candidate version found for gnome-session-fallback
    Cannot find any packages that match "gnome-shell". However,
    the following packages contain "gnome-shell" in their description:
    No candidate version found for gnome-session-fallback
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    libaacplus2 {u} libegl1-mesa {u} libegl1-mesa-drivers {u} libxcb-xfixes0 {u}
    0 updated packages, 0 new ones installed, 4 to remove and 8 not updated.
    I need to download 0 B of files. After unpacking 7808 kB will be released.
    Do you want to continue? [Y / n /?] And
    (Reading the database… 152141 files or directories currently installed.)
    Uninstalling libaacplus2 ...
    Uninstalling libegl1-mesa-drivers…
    Uninstalling libegl1-mesa ...
    Uninstalling libxcb-xfixes0… »

    I insist, I already updated, and I also did the update and upgrade and even restart and nothing. Just that I am not finding out how to install Gnome3 or my sourcelist is something else, I have this in the source:

    deb debian main upstream import
    deb testing main contrib non-free
    deb testing / updates main contrib non-free
    deb testing main non-free

    And when trying to install Gnome3, well, nothing, it tells me that the package does not exist, and I do not know if the GNOME package alone in sypnaptic is 3 ... All for walking with things myself xD

    1.    Courage said

      I don't know if the GNOME package alone in sypnaptic is 3

      If you don't risk, you don't win.

      In the above error, what happens if you install libmutter0?

      1.    Alba said

        Ready, libmutter0 installed, but it keeps giving me the same error when trying "aptitude install gnome-shell gnome-session gnome-session-fallback" the same> 3>

        I'm going to install that one from GNOME, let's see what happens

  6.   JuanmaRB said

    To customize they have to install gnome-tweek-tools
    or tool I do not remember and then they download extensions and install it to do the things they need, in reality it is not very configurable and in debian they are still very green but it will improve.

  7.   azureus said

    lmde works very well here for 2013, the only problem is the basophy of skype that does not present any stability with videoconferencing (it closes automatically)