Can I install XFCE CE on top of normal Mint?

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Can I install XFCE CE on top of normal Mint?

Postby dagw on Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:49 am

Is it possible to install the mint XFCE CE together with my regular mint install? I've tried the live CD and I'm impressed, but I'm not quite sure I want to switch completely to XFCE yet, and having two parallel Mint installs seems wasteful. Can I (or will I be able to) add the CE version of XFCE to by regular mint install via a .mint file, apt or some other method?

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Re: Can I install XFCE CE on top of normal Mint?

Postby Husse on Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:31 am

This is one of the more common questions in the forum
You can add any (?) DE, be it KDE or XFCE or... to your Linux and select which one to use at log in
This does not give you the corresponding Mint edition - it is an operating system in its own right
So you have to dual boot or just use the desktop
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Re: Can I install XFCE CE on top of normal Mint?

Postby dagw on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:16 pm

While I realize that I can install any DE I want via apt, I was mainly interested in the Mint Specific XFCE configuration. Is there any technical reason why the mint XFCE version cannot be added on top of the main mint version, or is it more of question of no one having done the work? In Ubuntu you can add the Kubuntu and Xubuntu specific desktops via apt. A cursory glance seems to indicate that relativly few files differ between XFCE CE and the main mint version. I'd be happy to take a stab at seperating out these files and seeing if I can create some kind of install that can be added over that regular Mint version, unless someone has a good argument for why it wouldn't work.
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Re: Can I install XFCE CE on top of normal Mint?

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:34 pm

dagw wrote:While I realize that I can install any DE I want via apt, I was mainly interested in the Mint Specific XFCE configuration. Is there any technical reason why the mint XFCE version cannot be added on top of the main mint version, or is it more of question of no one having done the work? In Ubuntu you can add the Kubuntu and Xubuntu specific desktops via apt. A cursory glance seems to indicate that relativly few files differ between XFCE CE and the main mint version. I'd be happy to take a stab at seperating out these files and seeing if I can create some kind of install that can be added over that regular Mint version, unless someone has a good argument for why it wouldn't work.

Well as of right now you can't even get my .deb packages for the XFCE CE.
Once I get everything set in stone for XFCE CE 5, I will give my packages to Clem to upload to the repo.
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Re: Can I install XFCE CE on top of normal Mint?

Postby AK Dave on Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:07 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:Well as of right now you can't even get my .deb packages for the XFCE CE.
Once I get everything set in stone for XFCE CE 5, I will give my packages to Clem to upload to the repo.


That would be awesome! Much appreciated! I'd love to have them together like that.
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