GNOME supports both X and Wayland sessions. Follow the "Wayland" or "Xorg" sections to setup your preferred environment.

Install the dbus package, ensure the dbus service is enabled, and reboot for the changes to take effect.


Install the gnome package for a GNOME environment which includes the base GNOME desktop and a subset of GNOME applications. Additional applications are available via the gnome-apps package.

A minimal GNOME environment can be created by installing the gnome-core package. Note, however, that not all GNOME features may be present or functional.

If you require ZeroConf support, install the avahi package and enable the avahi-daemon service.

Starting GNOME

The gdm package provides the gdm service for the GNOME Display Manager; test the service before enabling it. GDM defaults to providing a Wayland session via the mutter window manager, but an X session can be chosen instead.