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Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfce? Which...?

Postby groze » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:59 pm

Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfce? Which should I use?

I also read PPAs don't work with debian. When I tried straight debian jessie. PPA's did actually work(Grub customizer, Seamonkey, Firefox). The main issue I had with debian jessie it was a real pain in the neck to configure. I hope it easier to install stuff using Mint Mate debian

Right now, I am using Lubuntu 14.04.3 lts with Xfce desktop because 15.10 Wily (Most flavors) wouldn't keep the screen resolution set. That is why I was thinking of using Mint Mate debian then adding the Xfce4 destkop.

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Re: Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfce? Which.

Postby seeley » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:06 am

Hi!
Mint MATE allows you to add Xfce, LMDE not.

Maybe you' ll find a hint in my HowTo
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chapter 28 + 32 (at the end).
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Re: Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfce? Which.

Postby groze » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:42 am

seeley wrote:Hi!
Mint MATE allows you to add Xfce, LMDE not.

Maybe you' ll find a hint in my HowTo
Quickly get help
chapter 28 + 32 (at the end).


Thank you seeley.

LMDE, The developers might want to fix the apt-cache for the Linux Mint Debian version. When I booted up USB live LMDE & did apt-cache search xfce4 , xfce4 did show up as an installable item. I take it once LMDE is installed. You could do sudo apt-get install xfce4 , it would install but you wouldn't be able to login to xfce4?

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Re: Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfce? Which.

Postby Fred Barclay » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:40 pm

groze wrote:
seeley wrote:Hi!
Mint MATE allows you to add Xfce, LMDE not.

Maybe you' ll find a hint in my HowTo
Quickly get help
chapter 28 + 32 (at the end).


Thank you seeley.

LMDE, The developers might want to fix the apt-cache for the Linux Mint Debian version. When I booted up USB live LMDE & did apt-cache search xfce4 , xfce4 did show up as an installable item. I take it once LMDE is installed. You could do sudo apt-get install xfce4 , it would install but you wouldn't be able to login to xfce4?

Hi groze. Actually, you can install xfce4 in LMDE. The difference is that it'll be the Debian package for xfce4, not the Mint package. What I mean is that both Mint and Debian configure their xfce4 desktops to look a certain way by default, and the Mint xfce4 desktop looks different than that Debian xfce4 desktop. For LMDE, the Mint team does not offer a xfce4 package, so if you install xfce4, it'll be the Debian version.
If you installed xfce4, you would be able to log in.
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Re: Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfce? Which.

Postby Flemur » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:24 pm

Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfce? Which should I use?

Does "Xfce4 mint Ubuntu" = Mint Xfce?
and "Mint Mate debian" = LMDE w/Mate?

Probably easiest to install (regular) Mint, Xfce version.
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less
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Re: Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfce? Which.

Postby Neil Edmond » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:15 pm

Hey groze, what is your goal? I mean if you would tell us exactly what you want to end up with, maybe we can advise on how best to get there. The topic title doesn't make much sense to me...sorry.

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<solved> Re: Xfce4 mint Ubuntu or Mint Mate debian & add Xfc

Postby groze » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:57 pm

Sorry for the late reply. I have done it differently now. I have Linux Mint Xfce 17.3 installed which is working really well so far.


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