[xubuntu-users] Is there an xubuntu equivalent of lubuntu-core?

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Feb 11 10:39:05 UTC 2013

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:06:52PM -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 02/08/2013 08:08 AM, theuteck at gmail.com wrote:
> >On Friday, February 08, 2013 09:40:06 AM Chris Green wrote:
> >>On Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 11:13:51PM +0100, Marc Coevoet wrote:
> >>>On 07-02-13 22:40, Chris Green wrote:
> >>>>As per the subject is there a way to install a minimal xfce4 desktop
> >>>>without all the packages one gets by installing a 'standard' xubuntu?
> >>>
> >>>Do not install
> >>>
> >>>xubuntu-desktop,
> >>>
> >>>install just the
> >>>
> >>>xfce4 ..
> >>>
> >>>files.
> >>>
> >>>http://xwinman.org/
> >>>(just like fluxbox versus lubuntu ..)
> >>
> >>Yes, but I need the login screen etc. installed as well don't I?  Just
> >>installing a window manager will assume that the login is already there.
> >
> >Then install a login screen as well, apt-get install lightdm (or gdm)
> >or login at the command line and type startx :)
> If he had first installed gnome, then XFCE will show up as an option
> to chose during the regular login. No need to install another login
> thingie. That's how I've done it. Ric
The whole reason for asking if there was an XFCE equivalent of
lubuntu-core was to avoid installing reams of unnecessary software,
installing Ubuntu first and then adding the XFCE desktop will mean that
I end up with a huge pile of unwanted stuff that will be interminably
kept up to date.

The big advantage of lubuntu-core for me was that I ended up with just
about the minimum needed to provide a working login and X GUI with
nothing more.  I then added Firefox and my preferred terminal and that
was about it. 

I'd like to get the same but with the XFCE desktop as, for me, it works
a bit better than the default Lubuntu one, for example the panel plays
more nicely with other windows and the workspace switcher is better.

I think probably the Ubuntu Server base system plus lightdm and xfce4 is
about the easiest way to get to where I want to be.

Chris Green

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