Another Unity refugee seeking sanity

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Re: Another Unity refugee seeking sanity

Postby MikeF90000 on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:39 pm

UPDATE - due to an unrelated xfce issue I rediscovered a way to get a 'minimal' LM12-XFCE system.

- Download and install base Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric from the 32 or 64 bit mini.iso - it takes longer than a CD/ISO install because drivers and base pkgs have to be downloaded. You will reboot into a command-line only system.
- Using apt-get or aptitude, install xfce4, xfce4-session, lightdm and any other utils that you like (say, synaptic).
- Add the LM12 'lisa' repo to the beginning of /etc/apt/sources.list, refresh and add any Mint metapackages that you like.

You don't need the xfce4-goodies or xubuntu-defaults unless you like them :) . Really.

Starting with the LM12 LXDE spin will also get you a pretty lightweight install, but it is 32 bit only at this time.
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Re: Another Unity refugee seeking sanity

Postby AlbertP on Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:57 am

Mint LXDE is 32-bit only indeed but you can install the linux-pae kernel to use more than 4GB RAM.
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