Installing & setting up Mint XFCE desktop in LMDE

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Installing & setting up Mint XFCE desktop in LMDE

Postby madwoollything » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:38 pm

I'd like to try out the XFCE desktop on a box which already has LMDE running.
There are a number of packages in synaptic when searching for XFCE & Mint.
Which ones should be installed to have the authentic Mint XFCE desktop?
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Re: Installing & setting up Mint XFCE desktop in LMDE

Postby tdockery97 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:48 pm

You should be able to do sudo apt-get install mint-meta-xfce. That should bring in the entire xfce desktop and allow you to choose your preference at login.

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Re: Installing & setting up Mint XFCE desktop in LMDE

Postby madwoollything » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:35 pm

tdockery97 wrote:You should be able to do sudo apt-get install mint-meta-xfce. That should bring in the entire xfce desktop and allow you to choose your preference at login.


Thanks .... have xfce up and running and am using Mint Menu. The Mint Menu seems to be picking up the gnome settings rather than the xfce settings eg when launching 'control centre'. Is there a way around this?

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Re: Installing & setting up Mint XFCE desktop in LMDE

Postby tdockery97 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:20 pm

Not having dug too far into the configuration of mintMenu, I'm not sure. I do know that when you have 2 desktop environments installed, you tend to get overlap of packages and such. Also, from what I've seen on the forums Mint Xfce seems to have a lot of Gnome components incorporated to start with.

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Re: Installing & setting up Mint XFCE desktop in LMDE

Postby madwoollything » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:36 am

tdockery97 wrote:Not having dug too far into the configuration of mintMenu, I'm not sure. I do know that when you have 2 desktop environments installed, you tend to get overlap of packages and such. Also, from what I've seen on the forums Mint Xfce seems to have a lot of Gnome components incorporated to start with.


I think you are right from what I've experienced. Its time to choose .... gnome or xfce.

What is great is that you HAVE a choice in the first place!


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