Installing XFCE

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 15:12:50 BST 2006


On 4/17/06, federico silva <ouch.doh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Monday 17 April 2006 08:02, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Dotan Cohen escribió:
> > I would like to install XFCE on my Kubuntu 5.10. Before I get started,
> > I want to know if I can run both XFCE and KDE at the same time in
> > different consoles, switching between them with CTRL-ALT-F{6||7}?
> > Would I have to shut down programs opened in KDE, for instance, before
> > I can use them in XFCE?
>
> From the kmenu, choose "Switch user"->"Start new Session" and
> you will be presented a new login. Choose xfce.
>
> > I tried installing by way of apt-get:
> > $ sudo apt-get install xfce
> > Password:
> > Reading package lists... Done
> > Building dependency tree... Done
> > E: Couldn't find package xfce
> > $
> >
> > But as you see this did not work. Is there no pre-packaged
> > installation for Kubuntu? Thank you.
>
> $  apt-cache search xfce
> [...]
> xfce4 - Installs Xfce4 core and scripts to set it up
> [...]
>
> So I guess xfce4 is the package you want.
>
> $ apt-cache policy xfce4
> xfce4:
>   Installed: 4.2.2
>   Candidate: 4.2.2
>   Version table:
>  *** 4.2.2 0
>         500 http://uy.archive.ubuntu.com breezy/universe Packages
>         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>
> It is in universe, so check that you have this repo
> enabled.
>
> Disclaimer: I have it installed but have not used it yet :-/
>
> >
> > Dotan Cohen
> > http://IE-Only.com
>
> Good luck.
> f

Thanks, it installed and works great! Is it important that I close
programs that I am using in KDE before I open them in xfce? Thanks!

Dotan


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