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Bluehotdog5
December 17th, 2008, 01:55 AM
I have compiz but it wont work with xfce, I need gnome

squeabs
December 17th, 2008, 01:56 AM
xfce and gnome are two different desktop environments. I would suggest burning a copy of ubuntu and installing it fresh from the cd. That'll get you the best, least buggy install.

mrbiggbrain
December 17th, 2008, 02:04 AM
you can install gnome, then uninstall xfce, i douno the exact commands, but uninstall xfce under gnome and it should work out ok.

taurus
December 17th, 2008, 02:04 AM
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome

lewisskinner
December 17th, 2008, 03:35 AM
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome

I second this, but if you also want rid of Xfce/xubuntu completely, then


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get remove --purge xubuntu-desktop

mrbiggbrain
December 17th, 2008, 03:40 AM
quick question, i have KDE4 installed, and never use gnome, but use some GTK applications with my KDE install (i know i know iv been a bad boy) will uninstalling gnome, also uninstall the required files to run these applications? of so can they be reinstalled without gnome?

lewisskinner
December 17th, 2008, 03:58 AM
You really ought to start a new thread fo this, but...

If the GTK apps are dependencies of the Ubuntu-desktop metapackage, then
sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-desktop may remove these packages, but omitting the '--purge' component may work.

However, if the apps are dependant on the ubuntu-desktop package, they may well stop working.

Best thing is to make a note of the packages you want, and then reinstall them afterwards using
sudo apt-get install xxxx

Or, use the package GUI to remove the ubuntu-desktop?