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bigdes
February 4th, 2013, 11:56 PM
I have upgraded my computer. My old system has ubuntu + xfce = xubuntu. I have the option to choose what system I want to load up before I enter my password. I have loaded the xubuntu into my new computer but it is only giving me the option of xubuntu or xfce on the drop down bar below the password. I have tried to download different ISO's but they are all the same. I'm looking xubuntu with the option of the three different ISO's. Can anyone help me please? I have used gnome but it still doesn't give me the options i'm looking.

bigdes
February 5th, 2013, 12:12 AM
I have upgraded my computer. My old system has ubuntu + xfce = xubuntu. I have the option to choose what system I want to load up before I enter my password. I have loaded the xubuntu into my new computer but it is only giving me the option of xubuntu or xfce on the drop down bar below the password. I have tried to download different ISO's but they are all the same. I'm looking xubuntu with the option of the three different ISO's. Can anyone help me please? I have used gnome but it still doesn't give me the options i'm looking.

kurt18947
February 5th, 2013, 12:50 AM
When I've done what I think you're asking about I load mainline Ubuntu then add whatever alternatives I want. Xfce, LXDE, gnome-shell. gnome-fallback, whatever. I guess you could even add PPAs for MATE and Cinnamon. Mainline Ubuntu with Xfce will not the same as Xubuntu. Xubuntu comes with different (lighter) applications. When I did it, I wound up with 2 file managers, Nautilus & Thunar. That caused some confusion. I haven't done this for a year or two so things may have changed.

snowpine
February 5th, 2013, 12:55 AM
If I understand your question correctly, what you can do is:


sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

This will install Ubuntu/Unity on top of your existing Xubuntu/Xfce system, giving you the opportunity to choose between Unity or Xfce each time you log in.

More info on this excellent site: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/

ozhank
February 5th, 2013, 01:04 AM
I've used Ubuntu but recently just added XFCE to allow me the choice of desktop environments. I have all my Ubuntu apps like Libre Office etc but they are now available via XFCE menus - I like this combination. I have found that applications are much quicker under XFCE than Unity eg Oolite frame rate under Unity is 35-50, whereas with XFCE it is 40-70.

Check out

http://askubuntu.com/questions/111400/can-i-install-unity-aside-with-xfce-and-switch-them-as-i-want
http://askubuntu.com/questions/63471/how-to-install-ubuntu-unity-interface-from-xubuntu-installation
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1965789

Wild Man
February 5th, 2013, 02:03 AM
Thread merged. Please do not post duplicates, it dilutes community effort.

bigdes
February 5th, 2013, 09:54 AM
Thanks very mate this has worked a treat. You have helped me out after days of stress trying to get it sorted. :-)