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Minimal configuration

  • Processor : Pentium 2 166Mhz
  • Read only memory vive (RAM) : 32 Méga Octets
  • Operating system : GNU/Linux, BSD, MacOSX, Windows
  • Video : A 3D card is NOT required.


Installation from the source

Using a live CDROM

The user interface

Main window

The main menu. On the left the main sections. On top the sub menus.

Kiosk mode

Language learning

Administering GCompris

Activity selection

Select an activity.

Profile creation

Editing profiles.

Using a profile

Activity configuration

User and class creation

The classes and the users.

Groups creation

Creating groups.


Trace usage for the children Jon.


Children recognize their name and click on it.
Children enter their login.

Useful options

Running GCompris from a console with the --help option will display all the parameters it accepts:

  • -f, --fullscreen run gcompris in fullscreen mode.
  • -w, --window run gcompris in window mode.
  • -s, --sound run gcompris with sound enabled.
  • -m, --mute run gcompris without sound.
  • -c, --cursor run gcompris with the default gnome cursor.
  • -d, --difficulty display only activities with this difficulty level.
  • -D, --debug display debug informations on the console.
  • -v, --version Print the version of gcompris
  • -x, --noxf86vm Disable XF86VidMode (No screen resolution change).
  • -l, --root-menu Run gcompris with local menu (e.g -l /reading will let you play only activities in the reading directory, -l /strategy/connect4 only the connect4 activity)
  • -L, --local-activity Run GCompris with local activity directory added to menu
  • -a, --administration Run GCompris in administration and user-management mode
  • -b, --database Use alternate database for profiles [$HOME/.config/gcompris/gcompris_sqlite.db]
  • -j, --logs Use alternate database for logs
  • --create-db Create the alternate database for profiles
  • --reread-menu Re-read XML Menus and store them in the database
  • -p, --profile Set the profile to use. Use 'gcompris -a' to create profiles
  • --profile-list List all available profiles. Use 'gcompris -a' to create profiles
  • --config-dir Config directory location: [$HOME/.config/gcompris]. Alternate is to set $XDG_CONFIG_HOME.
  • --user-dir The location of user directories: [$HOME/My GCompris]
  • --experimental Run the experimental activities
  • --disable-quit Disable the quit button
  • --disable-config Disable the config button
  • --display-resource Display the resources on stdout based on the selected activities
  • --server GCompris will get images, sounds and activity data from this server if not found locally.
  • --web-only Only when --server is provided, disable check for local resource first. Data are always taken from the web server.
  • --cache-dir In server mode, specify the cache directory used to avoid useless downloads.
  • -g, --drag-mode Global drag and drop mode: normal, 2clicks, both. Default mode is normal.
  • --nobackimg Do not display the background images of activities.