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msmr
July 24th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Hello I'd like to be able to switch between say xfce and gnome.

I honestly have never done this before and would like to know how.

Thanks.

BGFG
July 24th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Hi,
Do you just want the window manager or the xubuntu desktop ?
Because in a terminal:


sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

will give you the xubuntu desktop and at login, you can click 'options' to the bottom left of the screen and select between gnome and xfce sessions.

That command should basically work for any desktop that you'd like to try out...and then


sudo apt-get remove xubuntu-desktop
or
sudo apt-get purge xubuntu-desktop

to remove it if you feel the need

also


sudo apt-get -h

for a helpful list of apt-get commands.

RobbyemCee
July 24th, 2008, 06:33 PM
This was most helpful for me.

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/config-desktop/C/other-desktops.htm

-RobbyemCee

nachomania
July 24th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Oh...I thought you meant the other "switch". Well, if you did, you can change the desktop environment at the login window (options, session type). After you've installed the packages, of course (I didn't know this for a while...wondered where kubuntu was).