[xubuntu-users] Going from Kubuntu to Xubuntu

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Mon May 26 09:51:17 UTC 2008

On 5/26/08, Andrew Kane <googoleyes at gmail.com> wrote:
>      Well, it didn't *exactly* fail, but it's pretty badly broken :(
>      I went about the install process all wrong, I'm afraid. I did the
> server install, and then started trying to add individual packages
> until I got a working X server and display manager. Not really knowing
> what I was doing, I installed xdm instead of gdm, which seems not to
> work well. Afterwards I installed the xubuntu-desktop metapackage (as
> I should have done in the first place, I suppose) and I'm writing this
> in Firefox 3 under xfce right now. Unfortunately, all my previous
> hardware problems persist (I have a pretty good idea what's causing
> those, and it's not a WM problem), but also my display resolution is
> wrong - very easy to tell on a 14" lcd screen!
>     Well, back to the drawing board.
>     Later I will try it again, this time going for the metapackage
> from the get-go. Or I might just give it up and burn an xubuntu cd and
> save myself some pain- but then I won't learn nothin'!

Perhaps you could run displayconfig-gtk - I believe there was a bug in 8.04
that it didn't have an entry in the menu ("Screens and Graphics"), if so,
you can run it by pressing alt+F2 and running "gksudo displayconfig-gtk".

I believe you could also run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" in a
terminal window to try and fix that, but I really have too little experience
to be giving you advice on hardware problems so don't do that untell someone
else tells you to do so ;-)

    More to come. Isn't this exciting?!?

Hell yeah :)

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