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Martial-law
August 21st, 2012, 04:32 PM
Hello,


I wish to install all desktop environments in my Ubuntu 12.04 In addition to Unity, I wish to install Gnome 3, KDE, Xfce and LXDE. I also wish to give all desktops the default orange color theme of ubuntu so all DEs look original Ubuntu. Kindly inform how to do that.


PS.: There is also a distribution based on Ubuntu 12.04 having all the desktop environments but its in French language and every DE has different color and I also don't know if its stable. Below is the link:


http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=hybryde

Frogs Hair
August 21st, 2012, 06:07 PM
You can install the Kubuntu , Lubuntu, Gnome Shell and Xubuntu desktop environments from the software center or synaptic, but you will have to logout to use each of them unlike the distro you linked. Another thing you have to know is do you have the system resources to run all of them.

Each desktop has its own default theme and applications so you would have to learn how to customize each them. I'm pretty sure that each desktop has an ambiance style theme available. I have tried all the environments listed plus E17 , but only one at a time. Get ready for a lot updates if you choose to do this. The splash and login screen will change also.

JRV
August 21st, 2012, 06:28 PM
It can be done, but it gets messy. As pointed out above.
It would be best to install each in a seperate partition and multi-boot.

But to answer your question:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

black veils
August 21st, 2012, 08:28 PM
for theming:

lxde and xfce (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Environment/Themes/Ambiance-and-Radiance-Themes-for-Xfce-LXDE-76029.shtml)

kde (http://maketecheasier.com/give-kde-desktop-ubuntu-makeover/2011/11/23)

gnome shell (http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/ubuntu-ambiance-gnome-shell-theme.html)

mrreality13
August 22nd, 2012, 10:39 AM
i prefer lxde as my daily user all i did was in synaptic search for lxde and installed lxde and lxde core and system showed me required pkgs i missed and i know you can set it as default but 4get how I did it

zombifier25
August 22nd, 2012, 02:08 PM
It can be done, but it gets messy. As pointed out above.
It would be best to install each in a seperate partition and multi-boot.

But to answer your question:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop


If you just want the environment and not the apps that come with it:

sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop
sudo apt-get install xfce4
sudo apt-get install lxde-core

mzaam
August 22nd, 2012, 04:41 PM
I have tried all the environments listed plus E17 , but only one at a time.

if u want to try full E17 try add this PPA to your repo

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hannes-janetzek/enlightenment-svn
it will give you more E17 module than ubuntu repo.

or you can add "deb packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi precise stable" to your repo list, it will also add more fresh packages to your list

ZDroid
August 22nd, 2012, 05:21 PM
KDE, Xfce and LXDE work well on Ubuntu, but if you want to have a full KDE, Xfce or LXDE experience better istall Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu. Only Gnome 3 works best on Ubuntu. You can get all desktop environments from the Ubuntu Software Center.

vasilbelarus
August 22nd, 2012, 05:26 PM
For gnome3 use next comand:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

EdforUB
February 17th, 2013, 07:29 PM
The system boots showing Xubuntu 12.10. Then the Ubuntu screen appears, but no log in features show. However, BleachBit opens. Then a dialog asks for entry of password for keyring 'default' to unlock. There appears an alert message regarding a crash report that " an application has crashed". Among the numerous additional details the following have been noted:
1) Ubuntu has experienced an internal error
2) Executable Path: /usr/share/apport/apport checkresume
3)Package linux-image-3.5.0-24-generic3.5.0-24.37
4) Problem Type: Kernel Oops
6) Failurew Suspend/resume

I would be most grateful for your kind help. After booting from options in the Boot Device Menu, the Desk top Environment shows the wallpaper only without any icons nor the Applications Menu, which usually appears along the left of the screen. There is no notification tray with icons to download available software updates nor icons regarding notification of crashed programs. All that is visible after booting is the desktop wallpaper with none of the Desk top icons. I have tried to access the CLI terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T hotkeys but there is no response. Likewise no command prompt console is available, having unsuccessfully tried Ctrl+Alt+F1 hotkeys.
Kindly help and advise. Your kind help and advice are most appreciated to help me with this problem.
Best regards