LMDE UP7: Xfce alongside Cinnamon

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LMDE UP7: Xfce alongside Cinnamon

Postby palimmo on Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:06 am

Hello.
LMDE UP7 Cinnamon runs pretty good on my laptop.
However, I would like to install another DE alongside Cinnamon. Just to have a look and decide which one to use.
I'd like to try XFCE. 4.10 is available in Synaptic.

Should I do something particular? Or is it enough just to install the required packages and I will find automatically the possibility to choose my DE at the login screen?
Thanks a lot!

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Re: LMDE UP7: Xfce alongside Cinnamon

Postby killer de bug on Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:29 am

Just install XFCE 4.10. It's available in the repo. At the login screen you can choose if you want Cinnamon or XFCE. It's easy and working well.
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Re: LMDE UP7: Xfce alongside Cinnamon

Postby palimmo on Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:58 am

thanks a lot!
On average xfce (with some extensions) compared to Cinammon (with some extensions as well) should consume lower resources, doesn't it?
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Re: LMDE UP7: Xfce alongside Cinnamon

Postby killer de bug on Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:11 am

Yes it does.
And of course there is no need of 3D acceleration for XFCE. So it's much more lighter.
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