Truly minimal Gnome install



Here I am, with more annoying questions :wink:

Not sure if this is the best subforum but:
If I want to have an absolute (almost) barebones Gnome install, I ASSUME I need to do the following to get going:

  1. Don’t select any DE
  2. After reboot install the following:

Now, what’s the package name for Manjaro tools?
And is there something else I need?


You are going to have to do a CLI install in m-a and work through it afterwards.

I would start by installing gdm, gnome-control-center, nautilus and gnome-terminal and then see what you are missing. The control center has a ton of dependencies so I suspect it will bring most of gnome and wayland in with it.

It looks like gdm will bring most of the X stuff you need along with it.

193 community/manjaro-gnome-settings-18.0 20181128-1 (18.1 KiB 103.0 KiB) 
    Manjaro Linux Gnome settings v18.0
191 community/manjaro-gnome-extension-settings-18.0 20181128-1 (6.9 KiB 50.0 KiB) 
    Manjaro Linux Gnome extensions settings v18.0
188 community/manjaro-gnome-assets 20181128-1 (5.5 KiB 4.0 KiB) 
    Manjaro Gnome assets
187 community/manjaro-gdm-theme 20181004-1 (53.9 KiB 830.0 KiB) 
    Manjaro GDM theme
186 community/manjaro-gdm-branding 20181128-1 (11.0 KiB 58.0 KiB) 
    Manjaro GDM branding
52 extra/manjaro-settings-manager 0.5.5-3 (2.3 MiB 3.9 MiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro Linux System Settings Tool
51 extra/manjaro-pulse 2012.11-1 (600.0 B 4.0 KiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro Pulseaudio support (Meta-PKG)
50 extra/manjaro-printer 20170501-1 (4.4 KiB 4.0 KiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro Printer support (Meta-PKG)
24 extra/manjaro-alsa 2012.11-1 (608.0 B 4.0 KiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro ALSA support (Meta-PKG)
9 core/pacman-mirrors 4.14.1-1 (120.1 KiB 1.0 MiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro Linux mirror list for use by pacman
8 core/mhwd-db 0.6.3-6 (24.5 KiB 249.0 KiB) [base] (Installed)
    Manjaro Linux Hardware Detection Database
7 core/mhwd 0.6.3-1 (79.4 KiB 306.0 KiB) [base] (Installed)
    Manjaro Linux Hardware Detection library and application
6 core/manjaro-system 20190124-3 (4.4 KiB 12.0 KiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro Linux System - Update script
5 core/manjaro-release 18.0.2-1 (13.9 KiB 9.0 KiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro's release definition
4 core/manjaro-keyring 20180607-1 (99.8 KiB 144.0 KiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro PGP keyring
3 core/manjaro-hotfixes 2018.08-6 (13.0 KiB 27.0 KiB) (Installed)
    Manjaro Linux Hotfixes
2 core/filesystem 2018.9-1 (19.8 KiB 268.0 KiB) [base] (Installed)
    Base Manjaro Linux files
1 core/bashrc-manjaro 5.0.0-1 (4.8 KiB 17.0 KiB) [base] (Installed)
    Manjaro's default bashrc

[some of those are negotiable, some are not, some are listed in case you want the extra]


SO, if understand you correctly red = Must Install?
A few of those look like stuff that will be installed in the CLI install.

Edit: what is the package called that gives the nice shield for updates instead of the red splosh?


nah … thats just discourse reading the format funny.

as to the update thing … uhm maybe you mean octopi (ghosty) vs pamac ?


Truly minimal Gnome install

Would that be a blinking cursor?


Update notifier gnome shell extension?

You might want to install disable-tracker before creating a new user. Makes gnome a lot lighter .


How do i disable tracker for an existing account?


I think I have asked this regarding xfce, but what exactly is the difference the normal and light gnome install in Architect?


Install the package and run or something. I don’t remember the exact name of the script.


Printer and scanner support, Java, firefox ,Timeshift, steam and some extras. The full version installs also packages tagged with >extra, see here for exact differences.


Thank you. Marking this as solved, I’ll settle for using this option, i think.


…So, after all your great help I just installed regular. Since I am going to install Arch, as well, it seemed enough to screw around with one install…