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    switching from gnome to xfce in xubuntu

    Hi all,
    Brand new to Ubuntu. It Runs like a Cadillac on my office desktop, but I also had an old 1.0 ghz dell that I'd like to donate to a local school.

    The dell has 512mb ram and 1.0 ghz. The XP service pack 2 w/ norton internet security commanded far too much of the computers resources so I installed Xubuntu on it.

    Xubuntu installed well but it was lagging at first, so I turned down the visual effects. I'd really like to get the OS to be as lite as possible. I went to sessions and it didn't have any xfce or xubuntu type of option.

    Also a side note: When I start up the computer it says ubuntu, not xubuntu. Maybe this is normal.

    Anyway, do I have to download xfce separately? because I was having trouble doing the terminal stuff and couldn't find a link.

    I'll restate the question below to make it more clear:
    • [1]Is Xubuntu supposed to say Ubuntu when it loads?
      [2]Do I have an XFCE setting built in, or do I have to download it?
      [3]How do I download XFCE (If I don't have it already)? Is there a way to download it without going through the terminal stuff?


    Thanks...
    Mike

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    Re: switching from gnome to xfce in xubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mklipka View Post
    Hi all,
    Brand new to Ubuntu. It Runs like a Cadillac on my office desktop, but I also had an old 1.0 ghz dell that I'd like to donate to a local school.

    The dell has 512mb ram and 1.0 ghz. The XP service pack 2 w/ norton internet security commanded far too much of the computers resources so I installed Xubuntu on it.

    Xubuntu installed well but it was lagging at first, so I turned down the visual effects. I'd really like to get the OS to be as lite as possible. I went to sessions and it didn't have any xfce or xubuntu type of option.

    Also a side note: When I start up the computer it says ubuntu, not xubuntu. Maybe this is normal.

    Anyway, do I have to download xfce separately? because I was having trouble doing the terminal stuff and couldn't find a link.

    I'll restate the question below to make it more clear:
    • [1]Is Xubuntu supposed to say Ubuntu when it loads?
      [2]Do I have an XFCE setting built in, or do I have to download it?
      [3]How do I download XFCE (If I don't have it already)? Is there a way to download it without going through the terminal stuff?


    Thanks...
    Mike
    HI and welcome, I am a little confused. You installed Ubuntu and then you install xubuntu. How did you install xubuntu. This link may help with the commands
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome

  3. #3
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    Re: switching from gnome to xfce in xubuntu

    1.No.it should look like this.

    2.If you downloaded Xubuntu iso image XFCE is allready there.

    3. it is answered above.

    Here you can download Xubuntu.

    You have another option.If you have Ubuntu(gnome) installed and you want to have XFCE run in terminal

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove alacarte bluez-gnome brltty brltty-x11 bug-buddy capplets-data cdrdao cli-common compiz compiz-core compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-plugins compizconfig-backend-gconf contact-lookup-applet dcraw deskbar-applet diveintopython ekiga eog espeak evince evolution evolution-common evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common evolution-exchange evolution-plugins evolution-webcal example-content f-spot fast-user-switch-applet firefox-3.0-gnome-support firefox-gnome-support gconf-editor gedit gedit-common gimp-gnomevfs gimp-python gnome-about gnome-applets gnome-applets-data gnome-control-center gnome-desktop-data gnome-doc-utils gnome-media gnome-menus gnome-netstatus-applet gnome-nettool gnome-panel gnome-panel-data gnome-pilot gnome-pilot-conduits gnome-session gnome-settings-daemon gnome-spell gnome-terminal gnome-terminal-data gnome-themes gnome-user-guide gnome-utils gnome-volume-manager gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio gstreamer0.10-tools gtkhtml3.14 gvfs gvfs-backends gvfs-fuse hwtest hwtest-gtk launchpad-integration libalut0 libao2 libarchive1 libart2.0-cil libcdio-cdda0 libcdio-paranoia0 libcompizconfig0 libcurl3 libdecoration0 libdeskbar-tracker libdirectfb-1.0-0 libedata-book1.2-2 libedata-cal1.2-6 libedataserverui1.2-8 libeel2-2 libeel2-data libegroupwise1.2-13 libexchange-storage1.2-3 libexempi3 libflickrnet2.1.5-cil libgconf2.0-cil libgdata-google1.2-1 libgdata1.2-1 libglade2.0-cil libglew1.5 libglib2.0-cil libgmime-2.0-2 libgmime2.2-cil libgnome-pilot2 libgnome-vfs2.0-cil libgnome-window-settings1 libgnome2.0-cil libgnomevfs2-bin libgnomevfs2-extra libgpgme11 libgpod-common libgpod3 libgtk2.0-cil libgtkhtml3.14-19 libgtkhtml3.16-cil libgtksourceview2.0-0 libgtksourceview2.0-common libgvfscommon0 libgweather-common libgweather1 libicu38 liblpint-bonobo0 libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil libmono-addins0.2-cil libmono-cairo1.0-cil libmono-corlib1.0-cil libmono-corlib2.0-cil libmono-data-tds1.0-cil libmono-data-tds2.0-cil libmono-security1.0-cil libmono-security2.0-cil libmono-sharpzip0.84-cil libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil libmono-sqlite2.0-cil libmono-system-data1.0-cil libmono-system-data2.0-cil libmono-system-web1.0-cil libmono-system-web2.0-cil libmono-system1.0-cil libmono-system2.0-cil libmono0 libmono1.0-cil libmono2.0-cil libmtp7 libmusicbrainz4c2a libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil libndesk-dbus1.0-cil libneon27 libopal-2.2 libopenal0a libopenobex1 libpam-gnome-keyring libpisock9 libpisync1 libpt-1.10.10 libpt-1.10.10-plugins-alsa libpt-1.10.10-plugins-v4l libpt-1.10.10-plugins-v4l2 libpth20 libpulsecore5 librarian0 libsamplerate0 libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian-alsa libsgutils1 libsmbclient libsoup2.4-1 libsqlite0 libtracker-gtk0 libvorbisfile3 libwpg-0.1-1 libwps-0.1-1 libx11-xcb1 libxml2-utils mesa-utils metacity mono-common mono-gac mono-jit mono-runtime mousetweaks nautilus nautilus-cd-burner nautilus-data nautilus-sendto nautilus-share o3read obex-data-server openoffice.org-base-core openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-common openoffice.org-core openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-gnome openoffice.org-gtk openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-style-human openoffice.org-writer pkg-config pulseaudio pulseaudio-esound-compat pulseaudio-module-gconf pulseaudio-module-hal pulseaudio-module-x11 python-gmenu python-gtksourceview2 python-uno rdesktop rhythmbox rss-glx scim-bridge-agent scim-bridge-client-gtk seahorse sound-juicer sqlite sqlite3 ssh-askpass-gnome tangerine-icon-theme tomboy totem-mozilla tracker tracker-search-tool tsclient ttf-opensymbol ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs ubuntu-sounds usplash-theme-ubuntu vino whois xdg-user-dirs xdg-user-dirs-gtk xsane xsane-common xsltproc xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support yelp && sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

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