View Full Version : [ubuntu] Multiple UI in Ubuntu 10.10

April 19th, 2011, 02:36 AM
Before we start I want to say I am not a complete noob when it comes to Linux but I have no Idea about UI's.

So I usually end up with just using the stock gnome that comes with 10.10 BUT I want to know if this is possible:

Can I have multiple UI installed (gnome 2, openbox, or none) and have a selection somewhere (like at login) where I can choose Which one I want.

If this is possible how whould I accompish it?

false truths
April 19th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Yes, what you are looking to do is possible. Once you've installed the necessary packages and the correct desktop package (in the case of most desktop environments these are installed from one meta-package) you can log out and log into your new DE (desktop environment) by selecting it from the list that says "Ubuntu Desktop Edition" at the bottom of the login screen. A warning, though, using more then one DE with the same account messes with user settings badly. Be prepared for things to look very broken unless you make a new account to log into the new DE with.

April 19th, 2011, 03:00 AM
Thank you very much