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Task: desktop
Section: user
Relevance: 8
Test-desktop: 1
Description: Graphical desktop environment
This task provides basic desktop software and serves as a basis for the
GNOME and KDE desktop tasks.
Key:
xorg
xserver-xorg-video-all
xserver-xorg-input-all
desktop-base
menu
# firefox (ne iceweasel) is the most popular web browser at the moment,
# although both gnome and kde offer their own too
iceweasel
Packages: task-fields
Packages-list:
# the gimp is the best image editor, no matter the desktop
gimp
# openoffice.org is the best word processor / office suite at the moment
openoffice.org
openoffice.org-gcj
# make help menu work
openoffice.org-help-en-us
# make thesaurus work
openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-us
# make spellchecker work
myspell-en-us
# Since neither the gnome nor kde desktop tasks may be available, include
# enough basic X stuff here for a minally useful desktop without them.
twm
xterm
# For use by third-party apps.
xdg-utils
# mdns/zeroconf stuff
avahi-daemon
libnss-mdns
# desktop machines might not be up 24/7
anacron
# The following packages are the same as the packages in the print-server
# task and provide printing via CUPS.
cups
cups-client
cups-bsd
system-config-printer
cups-driver-gutenprint
hpijs
hplip
hp-ppd
foo2zjs
# CPU frequency scaling
cpufrequtils
# Warn about and allow reporting kernel oopses.
kerneloops
# 3d acceleration (with free drivers)
libgl1-mesa-dri
# Make sure that CDs etc can be ejected. May not be installed by d-i.
eject
# sound
alsa-utils
alsa-base
# flash -- Note that gnome recommends browser-plugin-gnash; if this is changed
# here to a different flash player, it should also be changed there.
browser-plugin-gnash
# ensure pm-utils is available
pm-utils