View Full Version : [SOLVED] to add gnome ubuntu hw?

July 3rd, 2010, 09:55 PM
On an old laptop I was forced to use xubuntu earlier, since ubuntu from 8.04 and up did not work with the graphic card.

The ubuntu 10.04 does work well on it, tested with life CD.

Updated now the xubuntu to version 10.04 too, all works so far. Now I would like to add the gnome desktop, or simply change all to standard ubuntu 10.04 now.

What do I have to install now so I have the full ubuntu gnome ready?

( in synaptic, there are many , many files, but which are essential and which not?)

July 3rd, 2010, 11:16 PM
It is my understanding that if you wish to switch over to ubuntu, you would use the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

After that installs, you would then use the following command to remove xubuntu:

sudo apt-get remove -purge xubuntu-desktop

I would personally stick with xubuntu, though to each his own. The packages may be named differently and if that is so, you can check your synaptic for the proper packages. However, those are close.

July 3rd, 2010, 11:32 PM
Just a note, if you wish to simply add the gnome window manager and keep your xubuntu, you can use the following command:

sudo apt-get install gnome-core