Can I install XFCE into LM 8 Main?

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Can I install XFCE into LM 8 Main?

Postby jacatone » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:37 am

LM 7 XFCE didn't seem to work on my Linux box, but LM 8 Main works fine. Could I install XFCE into LM 8 Main and still get the benefits of a lighter install? Thanks.

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Re: Can I install XFCE into LM 8 Main?

Postby vrkalak » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:17 am

Did you use this Forums "search" feature?

We just discussed this ... again.

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Open the Synaptic Package Manager, in the 'search' bar ... type "xfce"

Click on the Xfce Meta Package to 'install'

After the installation is compete ... re-boot your computer.

After the Grub screen, comes the Log-in screen ... at the Log-in screen, at the bottom, click on "sessions", choose "Xfce" ... finish logging in.

This will not change anything in your Gnome desktop, and all files/documents and bookmarks will show up in Xfce.
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Re: Can I install XFCE into LM 8 Main?

Postby jacatone » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:24 pm

So does Gnome not load then? Would my machine run fast with XFCE?

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Re: Can I install XFCE into LM 8 Main?

Postby vrkalak » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:35 pm

Both Gnome and Xfce are both included in the OS ... at the Log-in you choose to which desktop you want to load.

All setting and files are in both. You can always log-out of Xfce and back into Gnome at any time.

As for making your computer run a 'faster' desktop? All the 'light-weight' Desktop Environments will do that.
You'll just have to 'load' the Xfce desktop and check how it performs on your computer.
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On my system ... Xfce is 'stupid' fast. :P Nothing hesitates for more than a nano-second or two.

I'm an Xfce fanatic . . . I have every Linux Distro that has Xfce as the default desktop.
My main/core/stable OS is Mint-8 (with Xfce Meta package installed over Gnome)

My primary OS, and just fun to play with is: Debian Squeeze (testing) Xfce
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