View Full Version : [ubuntu] switching desktops

April 5th, 2012, 02:04 PM
I have Ubuntu 11.10 on a desktop, with Unity. I'd like to try Xfce, which I have on a laptop with Xubuntu. Is there an easy way to switch around the various environments, without screwing everything up as I tend to do? Everything is working now, amazingly.

April 5th, 2012, 03:28 PM
You could install either of the packages xubuntu-desktop or xfce4. The package xubuntu-desktop installs additional programs while the package xfce4 installs just the XFCE desktop. You will be given an option on the logon screen to choose your desktop environment.

April 5th, 2012, 07:04 PM
xfce4 from the software center should suffice your needs.

April 5th, 2012, 07:48 PM