GNOME is a feature-rich desktop environment provided by the GNOME project. It is one of the most widely-used desktop environments for Linux desktops and has been an important part of Gentoo for many years.
Gentoo currently has GNOME version 3, that features a redesigned UI, which is a total upheaval for users of GNOME 2. Getting familiar with it, at least for its basics, only takes a matter of minutes provided the user is directed to the right entry point. A rather good entry point to quickly get familiar with this new UI is the GNOME Help page.
Attempting to launch GNOME on Wayland while using the proprietary (binary blob) NVIDIA kernel module is unsupported. See this troubleshooting section for more details.
See the GNOME Guide sub-article for a more detailed approach on installing, configuring, and using GNOME.
- Gentoo GNOME Project - The official Gentoo project (team) dedicated to maintaining GNOME-related ebuilds for Gentoo.
- GNOME Display Manager (GDM).
- Epiphany - The GNOME web browser.
- Gnome Applications Folders - How to customize the applications folders and improve the interface.
- GNOME Without systemd - How to run GNOME 3 under OpenRC, using Dantrell B.'s patchset.
- Gnome Cheat Sheet - GNOME Cheat Sheet
- MATE - A fork of GNOME 2 designed to retain GNOME 2's look and feel.
- https://github.com/dantrell/gentoo-project-gnome-without-systemd - Dantrell B.'s "GNOME without systemd" homepage on GitHub.com