Ubuntu :: Create A Dvd That Contains Server Desktop And Alternate Install Opptions - And All Four Main Desktop Environments (gnome - Kde - Xfce - Lxde) And Unity?

Aug 12, 2011

is it would be possible create a Ubuntu dvd that contains the ubuntu server desktop and alternate install opptions, as well as all four main desktop environments (gnome, kde, xfce, lxde) and unity. since much of the data is redundant between each version cd's it would probably all fit on one disk. then all that would be needed is two disks one for 32 bit and another for 64 bit. i really think that this could work.

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Ubuntu :: New 11.04 Xfce Desktop - Not Unity Or Gnome 3?

May 31, 2011

Right now I am running 11.04, 10.04, 10.10. and I am using Unity, Gnome 2.32, and Xfce DE. Since 11.04 came out I have tried it with Unity, Gnome 3, Gnome 2.32 and Now Xfce. I have two internal hard drives and one USB hard drive that I use for testing. The two internal hd are running 10.10 and gnome 2.32 and the other running 11.04 and Unity. The USB hd now has 11.04 and Xfce.

After trying 11.04 with Unity and 11.04 with Gnome 3, I find them both designed wrong. They are very clumsy to use. (To many mouse movements and clicks) To many things need to be open and to many things to search for. I spend more time trying to do simple things that use to take me seconds to do in gnome 2.32.

Now that Gnome 3 is out, I believe gnome 2.32 is going away so I am looking for other avenues to go in. I have tried fedora and suse, but don't like the RPM's and there package manager. A few years ago I tried Xfce but liked gnome better.

This morning I decided to install it on a USB drive and give it a test drive. I find I really like it because I do things in seconds again. Things are easy to find and there is some things that are a lot like gnome 2.32. And one of the biggest things I like is it is so customisable. Also it boots very fast even from a USB drive. I believe I will be going to it as my main DE. I always liked Ubutnu and have use it since 2005 so I am glad I can stay with it even though I do not like or plan to use Unity or Gnome 3 in the future. This doesn't mean I will not change my mind, but as of now I do not like either one. Let see what will happen with the 11.10 release. Here are a few screen shots of 11.04 and Xfce.

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Fedora :: Install Other Desktop Environments Despite Already Having Installed KDE And GNOME?

Apr 30, 2011

I have two desktop environments installed on my Fedora pc. Here it is


Is it still possible to install other desktop environments despite already having installed KDE and GNOME? If I happen to install other desktop environments such as XFCE, LXDE, CDE, EDE, UDE, will I be able to use one particular environment by disabling the rest whenever needed

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Ubuntu :: Switching Between Desktop Environments KDE & Unity?

May 12, 2011

currently i run both KDE and Ubuntu Unity 11.04 on my machine. I have encountered a little problem when switching desktop environments. With KDE, i prefer to use KWin as my windows manager (since i find it highly polished), and with Unity, compiz (not by choice). The problem is that if i don't switch the windows manager to compiz before switching over to unity, all hell breaks loose. Same with switching over from Unity to KDE.

The only solution i have found is to switch to Classic Ubuntu. and use the compiz fusion icon to select the windows manager in order to avoid any problems.

when i log onto the either KDE or Unity, how can i load the correct desktop environment in case it crashes (which it has)?

Note: this has also become a concern to me because of 11.10 removing the classic gnome. If the proper window manger can be loaded before entering the preferred desktop environment KDE, Gnome3 or Unity,

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Desktop Environments :: Gnome Panel Missing On Fresh Install 10.04 / Want It Back

May 23, 2010

I have a problem with gnome panels, when i start ubuntu the gnome panels are missing.

i have tried code...

which does restore the panels but if i reboot the panels go away again,

This is on a new installation of Ubuntu 10.04, i'm preparing it for use by someone else and they can't use it easily without the panels

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Ubuntu :: Reset Gnome Desktop To Default Without Affecting Unity Desktop?

May 27, 2011

I have my Unity desktop just how I like it, but sometimes I like to log in to the Gnome (Ubuntu Classic) desktop. However, I was playing around with CCSM while in Gnome and I've totally messed it up, I have the Gnome panels and also the Unity launcher, it's a total mess. Is there a way to reset my Gnome desktop to default without affecting my Unity desktop?

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OpenSUSE :: Switch Desktop Environment From LXDE To XFCE?

Nov 13, 2010

I have a laptop that is a little bit older, and OpenSUSE was running pretty heavy on it with the KDE and Gnome desktops (I installed Gnome, tried it for bit, then wiped it and did a clean install with KDE).

Since it was so sluggish on that laptop, I grabbed a couple live CD's of OpenSUSE with the LXDE and XFCE desktop environments. The XFCE disc doesn't seem to boot at all, which I tried in a couple different computers, and on Virtualbox with the same result.

LXDE worked fine and I installed it just fine, with hopes of switching over to XFCE later, as I like it better. This brings me to my question, can someone tell me what the easiest way is to switch from the LXDE desktop to XFCE?

I found a page in the OpenSUSE site that appears to be dedicated to XFCE, here is the link:

Xfce - openSUSE

I went there, I clicked on 11.3 on the right hand side, and then clicked on the 1-click install option for X11fce, the first option. It opens the YaST software manager and I followed the prompts, and it finished. All of the packages were installed, except XDM.

I was expecting that the software would install and configure the desktop, and I'd reboot to see an XFCE login. This was not the case.

what the correct, and safe way would be to switch desktops?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Change Desktop From GNOME To XFCE?

Aug 7, 2011

How to change desktop from GNOME to XFCE ?

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Ubuntu :: Light Desktop - Install Desktop Command Only + Xfce?

Jul 19, 2010

Looking for a light desktop for a P3/512MB I installed xubuntu and I felt it slow. For a test, just tried installing lubuntu and it was so fast compared to xubuntu. The word here is I would like to move to xfce. Doing another test, I installed Debian Lenny + xfce and was way much faster than xubuntu.

My question: Can I install Ubuntu Desktop command only + xfce ? Is it going to be faster than xubuntu? Is there another recommendation for a debian based distro with xfce which runs faster than xubuntu?

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Ubuntu :: Make The Desktop Taskbar Appear In Ubuntu Natty Of Unity Desktop As Previous Gnome?

Jun 21, 2011

1)If I installed the Alpha-1 11.10, is it easy to upgrade to newer versions later on until the Final Release?

2) How to make the desktop taskbar appear in ubuntu natty of Unity desktop as previous Gnome? Possible or not?

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Ubuntu :: Alternate Installer CD For 10.04.1 (Gnome Desktop Option)

Oct 30, 2010

Will the alternate installer cd for 10.04.1 have the option to install gnome desktop like the normal install cd? Also, if I install from the alternate installer cd, and use remastersys to backup my system afterward, will that use the default text based install that the alternate installer cd did?

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Desktop Environments :: Unity2D Panel Broken (mouse Over Reverts To Gnome-panel) / Sort It?

May 17, 2011

So I just updated my IdeaPad to Natty and played around with Unity. The performane was absolutely unbearable so I installed Unity2D from the software center. Now when I start the session everything seems to be fine at first. Whenever I move the mouse over the panel though it seems to switch to my old gnome-panel from the "Classic" session (with some missing icons). When I move the mouse over that panel again it switches back to the Unity panel style. What is going on? Can I fix this somehow? I will have to use the classic session until I get a working consistent behavior

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Ubuntu :: Keep Gnome As Main Desktop?

Jun 1, 2010

i want to keep Gnome as my main desktop but then and when use the KDE interactive earth and all the rest of KDE. How can I switch easily between Gnome and KDE and what do i need to install?

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Feb 13, 2010

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Mar 27, 2011

I am the latest stable Ubuntu (10.10) on an Asus netbook and have both GNOME an XFCE installed. I started with Gnome and than installed XFCE because it works slightly faster on that slow computer. In the beginning everything was fine, but at some point. I don't know when (but it was so also when I was running ubuntu 9.10, before I upgraded to 10). This is what started to happen: when I log in and choose XFCE, I first see my XFCE desktop.

Then it flickers back and forth between my XFCE and Gnome desktop (but the top panel remains the XFCE one), and eventually it settles on the GNOME desktop (which has its own color, different icons in different positions, and its own context menus). The general desktop environment is XFCE: the desktop panel and the itmes on it are XFCE, but the desktop area itself is my GNOME desktop. What I can do to get rid of the display of the GNOME desktop when I choose to use XFCE?

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Debian :: Create App Launcher And Change Icon On Xfce Desktop?

Feb 3, 2011

I've Live Lenny with xfce desktop.Howto create application launcher and change icon on xfce desktop?

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Ubuntu :: Use Two Different Desktop Environments?

Apr 5, 2010

I have installed Kubuntu 9.10 on my old laptop, and tho the graphics are nice, the performance is not spectacular.

Here's my system - humble but not too lousy either

CPU: Intel Pentium M 1.80GHz
Memory: 512MB
Graphics controller: ATI RV350 (Mobility Radeon 9600 M10)

So, I thought I'd like to test out other desktop environment, without too much bells and whistles, I am considering Xfce.

But I lack deeper Linux knowledge in order to complete this without messing up my system.

1) how to install the secondary DE properly, without hurting the existing DE?

2) How much duplication takes place, when one installs the secondary DE. Ie, will I need to reinstall, say, Firefox for the other DE? I guess KDE and Xfce definitely have different desktop managers, network managers, etc, so there will be some overhead because of this. Will I be able to install new apps and enjoy using them in both DEs, will their configs be the same?

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Ubuntu :: How To Remove Gnome 3 Or Try To Get Back To Unity Desktop

Apr 30, 2011

Running Ubuntu 11.04 and installed Gnome3 upgrade. Messed things up big time. Ubuntu will load, but will shut down when I try to access almost anything but terminal. How can I remove Gnome 3 or try to get back to Unity desktop or whatever.

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Oct 26, 2010

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Jun 6, 2010

I installed Gnome desktop environment recently then ;I' ve lost KDE desktop effects settings. I just can see Compiz Configirator. I cant configure effects independently. There is same settings in gnome and kde. And also I cant change windows appearence.

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Jun 30, 2011

I was wondering is there a way to install the lxde desktop and have the option to boot to Ubuntu 11.04 or the lxe desktop.I have googled but haven't found any info on this.

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Feb 25, 2010

I have openSUSE 11.2 installed with KDE4 and what is the proper way to install another desktop/window manager. Installing fluxbox is straight forward with zypper install fluxbox what about gnome and lxde? How will the default application be affected e.g. when I login into KDE, video is defaulted to smplayer If gnome/lxde is installed will the default app change with the desktop environment or will one app be defaulted to all desktop environment?

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Debian :: Command To Delete Gnome And Leave A True Xfce As The Only Desktop?

Feb 13, 2010

is it possible to leave just xfce as the only desktop and delete gnome or would that disrupt things since gnome is the default? if so, what would be the command to delete gnome and leave a true xfce as the only desktop?

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Ubuntu :: Switching Between Desktop Environments Without Logging Out

Mar 21, 2011

I have both xmonad and Gnome installed and tend to switch between them quite often. Normally, I need to log out and log back in which is starting to become annoying because I need to open any running applications again.I have tried using "Switch User", but it doesn't work. I go to the switching screen when I am logged into Gnome and log in again after selecting Xmonad, but it brings me back to my Gnome session.

So is there any way to log in as the same user with two different desktop environments at the same time?

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Ubuntu :: Gnome Applets Work In KDE/Xfce/LXDE?

May 19, 2011

Do Gnome applets like nm-applet work in KDE/Xfce/LXDE?

Or maybe Fluxbox/openbox?

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May 6, 2009

If I completely remove the gnome-desktop on ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty and stay with lxde until my hdd fails will that cause any unforseen problems for me?

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Mar 27, 2011

I have a USB WiFi adapter that my Ubuntu desktop install (10.10) automatically detects, and it works great. I just used the alternate installer to set up an old box as a server, and it doesn't install the driver for the adapter. lsusb finds the adapter, but I don't get a wlan* listed in /dev/. how I can determine what module(s) are used to run this adapter on the desktop so I can load them on the older box? Or is there some package I should install from the CD to help auto-detect the adapter?

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Ubuntu :: How To Install VNC To See Main Desktop

Jun 28, 2011

I have a terminal window running from the logged in user that I'd like to monitor remotely. I installed VNC using these instructions, but it shows me a different desktop than the currently logged in user. Is there some way to view the currently logged in user?

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Ubuntu :: Unity Desktop Gone - Change Old Desktop(classic)?

Jun 17, 2011

I started up my computer, the seccond time since i had installed ubuntu 11.04. My unity desktop was gone, and it was now the old desktop(classic). I tried to change it but it didn't work. Then i as i only saw one option i reinstalled ubuntu then it worked again and have since.

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Jun 16, 2010

I am trying to install "GNOME Desktop Environment" on my server. i used the following command: yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment" I got it from this tutorial: [URL].. Now when i started the installation on my centOS 5 server. i got the following error please see this image: [URL].. Now i wanted to know how can i fix that issue.

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