LMDE to XFCE

LMDE to XFCE

Postby danipoak on Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:23 pm

I hate to start a new topic on this but I just cannot find the answer I need. I installed LMDE which comes with GNOME. I hate GNOME and am trying to install XFCE now. Every thing I search for seems to come to the conclusion that I should do the following:
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sudo apt-get install xfce4

However this is what I get:
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steve@chwdp-nix:~$ sudo apt-get install xfce4
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package xfce4

Yes, I have updated the apt-get repository. I also under stand that installing XFCE4 using apt-get install XFCE4 I will still be using all of the GNOME applications. I want to make sure I install all of the XFCE native applications as well. Thanks.
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Re: LMDE to XFCE

Postby danipoak on Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:46 pm

I just realized I posted this in the main edition forum. Can a moderator move this to the LMDE section?
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Re: LMDE to XFCE

Postby zerozero on Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:07 pm

ok moved here.
this is odd :shock:
let's start with
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inxi -r
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Re: LMDE to XFCE

Postby danipoak on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:25 pm

Here:

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steve@chwdp-nix:~$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import romeo backport
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Re: LMDE to XFCE

Postby zerozero on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:34 pm

ahh, ok that explains it :)
you have entries missing in there (and the fundamental ones btw)
your sources.list have to look like this
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

so please add the 3 last entries to /etc/apt/sources.list; update, dist-upgrade and then try again to install xfce4 and xfce4-goodies
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Re: LMDE to XFCE

Postby vrkalak on Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:06 am

Easiest to just, go into the Synaptic Package Manager in install the Xfce Meta-Package . . . that will give you everything Xfce4 that you'll need.
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Re: LMDE to XFCE

Postby danipoak on Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:55 pm

Thank you all! I am posting this from Xfce now. I wonder how my apt-sources list got so messed up. Oh well.
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Re: LMDE to XFCE

Postby zerozero on Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:00 pm

the good part is that it's sorted now :D
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