Changing desktop

John Nicholls john.nicholls at
Thu Oct 16 05:48:15 UTC 2008

Ken McLennan wrote:
> G'day there One & All,
>     I'm currently using the Hardy version of Xubuntu, quite happily 
> fulfilling all my requirements (although it doesn't yet make coffee the 
> way I'd like), but for various reasons I'd like to change back to the 
> standard Gnome version.
>     I know I can use Synaptic to install ubuntu-desktop, but I was just 
> wondering what may happen if I do so. I assume that I'll get both of 
> them installed and can then select via the login menu, but is there 
> anything that will break or get stuck with xfce libraries when I need 
> Gnome, or vice versa? I'd prefer to keep a running system than try to 
> fault find, and I have no inclination at all to reformat and install 
> clean. Has anyone done this? or can confirm that I won't spend the next 
> week cursing and swearing?
> Thanks for reading,
> See ya
> Ken McLennan
> Qld, Australia 
I went the other way - installing Gnome first and then Xfce, but I've 
had no problems either with the initial installation or subsequently.

(Sydney NSW)

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