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xfce to gnome

Postby Quake3DeathGod on Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:54 pm

Ok, I have a friend who is running xfce as she did not have very much ram at the time she installed. Now she has upgraded to the point she wants to run gnome. I've ran several test under virtual box, and cant seem to get it to use gnome. Any way I can do that?
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Re: xfce to gnome

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:05 pm

Have you tried installing mint-meta-gnome from Package manager? This package includes all required files to install gnome in any Mint version.
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Re: xfce to gnome

Postby proxima_centauri on Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:36 pm

Actually, I just installed Mint XFCE CE in Virtualbox to attempt this - to give you a straight answer.
mint-meta-gnome as far as i can tell only install certain softwares, not the whole gnome package. I ran into conflictions trying to install it, finally did. Now I'm running into more conflictions trying to install gnome. I'll report back when I have a more definitive answer, right now I wouldn't install mint-meta-gnome unless you know what you are doing.
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Re: xfce to gnome

Postby FedoraRefugee on Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:27 am

Back when I was waiting for Mint 6 Xfce I installed Mint Gnome and installed Xfce over it. I ran into all kinds of crazy conflicts. I realize they are both GTK and I never had a problem installing and using Xfce in the main Fedora Gnome versions, but Mint 6 Gnome really did not like Xfce. Maybe you are feeling the same in reverse? It might be better to consider a clean install and setting up a data partition so you wont have to worry about clean installs from now on.
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Re: xfce to gnome

Postby Zwopper on Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:55 am

Why would anyone want to go from Xfce to Gnome??? :?: :shock:
It's like going from a Ferrari to a Skoda! :lol:
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Re: xfce to gnome

Postby Quake3DeathGod on Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:50 am

well, I had just tried the gnome package. It ran into some conflicts. I'll try what your saying, because in doing so, it stopped booting. I'll do a quick re-install and see what it will do....
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