[xubuntu-users] Going from Kubuntu to Xubuntu

Andrew Kane googoleyes at gmail.com
Sat May 24 00:34:14 UTC 2008

     Just to be clear:
         1- Is it necessary to add a repository before installing
xubuntu-desktop from within kubuntu?
         2- Is there a substantive difference between installing
xubuntu and just installing and using xfce4 over an ubuntu system?
         3- I'm consdering installing xfce4 on top of an ubuntu-server
install, and installing things piece by piece from there (*after* I
get my hardware problems sorted). I'm wondering whether I should use
the "alternate" or "server" iso's for the install. I'm not clear on
the difference between them. My laptop has a "mere" 248MB RAM, so I
want to conserve it as much as possible- without trying to tackle Arch

        I welcome anyone's comments. Currently running Mandriva (yuck)
on this machine, but it will likely be a day or two before I reinstall
xubuntu or ubuntu.

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/23/08, Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5/22/08, Alberto Zeni <alb.zeni at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have installed Kubuntu 8.04 (in dual boot with Win 98 SE) on my
>>> daughter's old PC (Pentium III 500 MHz, 256 Mb RAM) and I'm pretty satisfied
>>> of it, but later I considered that, due to the small amount of RAM maybe I
>>> had better installing Xubuntu, in order to have better performances.
>>> What do you think about that? Do you suggest me to change? In case I
>>> change, is it possible to transform my Kubuntu into Xubuntu? (as both of
>>> them come from Ubuntu), or else I have to uninstall it? And if so, what's
>>> the right uninstall procedure?
>>> Can you give me some advice?
>> If you have Kubuntu installed and enough hard drive space, you can open up
>> Synaptic Package Manager from Applications->System and then look for the
>> xubuntu-desktop package. If you install that, you can choose Xubuntu from
>> the session menu in the login window. Though this probably isn't optimal
>> performance, you can use this to see if you like Xubuntu. The cleanest way
>> is probably to do a new installation over your Kubuntu installation, but
>> that means you will either have to backup or lose all your documents and
>> settings.
>> (I suppose you haven't installed your /home directory onto a separate
>> partition?)
> Oh, wait, you're in Kubuntu of course. I suppose you'll have to open up
> Adept (?) instead of Synaptic Package Manager.
> If not, you can also open a terminal window and type "sudo apt-get install
> xubuntu-desktop".
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Alberto
>> Best,
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>> Vincent
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