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Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby Kelley_Green on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:34 pm

Hello all,

I have installed Mint 13 Cinnamon and I would also like to install Mint 13 Xfce so I can choose my front end when I log in.

The repos currently have Xfce 4.8 and not the new 4.10.

I don't want to install Xfce beside Cinnamon, but I would like to be able to download all the 4.10 packages so I have a login choice.
Does anyone know if this can be done or if the repos will be updated to 4.10?

Thanks.

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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby jjaythomas on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:57 pm

Yes you can 4.10

will need to use th ppa (Mint13-xfce does)

you can find comands on web (then copy/paste in terminal) google search 'xfce 4.10 ubuntu
you'll get the comands to activate on precise (Lmint13)

USE the last command to install xfce4 notxubuntu-desktop. Mint's cinnamon and XFCE App list are are almost the same.

P.S. you may want to install/use alacarte (menu editor) to clean up the menu in xfce session and again in Cinnamon session (not sure if alacarte is installed with cinamon edition) :wink:

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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby Kelley_Green on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:34 pm

Looks good. Thanks!

Here is what I am going to do:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xfce4


Commands from here: http://www.techlw.com/2012/05/install-x ... nt-or.html

Yes, alacarte is in the Cinnamon edition. :D

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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby Kelley_Green on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:37 pm

I have successfully installed Xfce 4.10 per the above but it is UGLY. Not as nice looking as the Mint 13 version of Xfce.
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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby jjaythomas on Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:57 pm

Yes theme ect will be default...

If have LMint-XFCE iso can find out or copy/paste what themes walpaper ect used.
Can try synaptic/sowtware manager the LMint settings might be in repos (don't have LMint-XFCE installed at moment), :oops:
May even have LMint-desktop in repo's now( :?: )

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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:52 pm

Sorry long wait... finally reinstalled LMint-XFCE :oops:

Their is a 'mint-meta-xfce' package in repo that depends all desktop. I would assume it gives all the artwork/themes/settings used in ISO. :roll:

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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby Kelley_Green on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:10 pm

jjaythomas wrote:Sorry long wait... finally reinstalled LMint-XFCE :oops:

Their is a 'mint-meta-xfce' package in repo that depends all desktop. I would assume it gives all the artwork/themes/settings used in ISO. :roll:

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Cool! Thanks!
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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Let know if that package brings in all you want?
and if at login its a xfce or mint-xfce you must choose for session?

Glad to help
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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby Kelley_Green on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:55 pm

jjaythomas wrote:Let know if that package brings in all you want?
and if at login its a xfce or mint-xfce you must choose for session?

Glad to help
Better late (with Mint installed) than wrong info!
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For me it's Xfce. This may be because I installed 4.10 manually.
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Re: Can I install Xfce 13 along with 13 Cinnamon?

Postby Kelley_Green on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:57 pm

jjaythomas wrote:Sorry long wait... finally reinstalled LMint-XFCE :oops:

Their is a 'mint-meta-xfce' package in repo that depends all desktop. I would assume it gives all the artwork/themes/settings used in ISO. :roll:

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I installed the package and restarted. For me there is no difference. Which may be because I had already changed things manually.
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