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Thread: how to change from unity DE to LXDE in Ubuntu 13.04

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    how to change from unity DE to LXDE in Ubuntu 13.04

    I did a wubi.exe install of Ubuntu 13.04 on a windows xp computer and I really like Linux over windows. But I'm trying to squeeze a little faster performance out of my computer (Dell Optiplex 745 with Core 2 duo 2.13ghz cpu and 8Gb of DDR2.) by switching to LXDE. I tried
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
    I asked me for the CD I used, but I used and extracted winrar file. the exact response I get in terminal is
    Code:
    Media change: please insert the disc labeled
     'Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release amd64 (20130424)'
    in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press enter
    am I having problems because I did a wubi.exe install? How do I switch to the lighter weight LXDE desktop? Thanks for your support (the Linuc community is great!)

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    Re: how to change from unity DE to LXDE in Ubuntu 13.04

    You should uncheck the box for the CD-ROM in your Software Sources so that your Software Center can download the packages from the internet.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

  3. #3
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    Lubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: how to change from unity DE to LXDE in Ubuntu 13.04

    I'd do a clean install of Lubuntu and go from there. Wubi can run into problems and has not worked for me very many times.
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