How to install Gnome in Slackware 13.x

As you know, slackware use KDE  as default desktop, for people that like to use Gnome instead of KDE, there are many projects that provide binary packages for an easy installation of GNOME in slackware, one of these projects is Gnome slackbuild Project.

“GNOME SlackBuild is unique in that it is designed to be a twofold project. Its aim is not only to provide users with binary packages for an easy installation of GNOME, but also a full GNOME Build System, with the goal of allowing individuals to customise and build their own GNOME packages for their Slackware system.”

For more Gnome projects for Slackware check :


Login to a terminal as root (in run-level 3, preferred), and run the following command:


  • For Slackware 13.1 for x86
lynx --source | bash


  • For Slackware64 13.1 for x86_64
lynx --source | bash

Wait about  20 min  until the installtion is finished.

Now always in the terminal, type  gdm to  start gnome  manager and login


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