I have noticed that Gnome and XFCE are both in the repos of 2011. I'm just wondering what the proper way of installing the Gnome and XFCE desktop's are in pardus. I'm used to packages for installing DE's not each file separately. My wife has an older laptop that runs KDE 4.5 a bit slow (AMD 2800+, 512 RAM) and Gnome and XFCE seem to work better on it from other distros.
there is an project for multi-desktop support for pardus. fluxbox, lxde, xcfe beta versions of pardus has already released. gnome in process i guess. you can find pardus +xcfe release here
... but do not forget it is still beta.
on the other hand if you dont wanna wait gome project, you can install gnome packages via pisi.
-Add correct gnome depot to your system.
32Bit: sudo pisi ar gnome http://gnome.brkclskn.org/2011/i686/pisi-index.xml.xz -y
64Bit: sudo pisi ar gnome http://gnome.brkclskn.org/2011/x86_64/pisi-index.xml.xz -y
-Add gdm user ve group to your system
sudo /usr/sbin/groupadd -g 114 gdm
sudo /usr/sbin/useradd -c "GDM" -d /var/lib/gdm -s /bin/bash -u 105 -g gdm gdm
-Update your system
sudo pisi up -y
-install pardus-default-settings-gnome package
sudo pisi it pardus-default-settings-gnome
-Only base packages installed with codes above, to install all pacakages;
sudo pisi it -c gnomeproject -y
-Finally restart your system and on gdm screen select your session type "GNOME" and login...