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Old 03-25-2004, 12:52 AM   #1
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xfce


Hi, i am trying to install xfce on my fedora box. I am currently here: http://moongroup.com/yum-repository/...686/xfce4rpms/ and i am lost. What packages do i need to download? Is there an easier way to install xfce? Thanks

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Old 03-25-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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Those are the yum repositories to install most likely by using yum.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:53 AM   #3
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Those are the yum repositories to install most likely by using yum.
That made no sense to me. Do you mean i have to add that url to yum.conf ? How can i install it through yum? Isnt here a single .rpm package that i can use to install xfce? Thanks for your support.

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Old 03-26-2004, 10:41 AM   #4
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Re: xfce

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Originally posted by M.R
Hi, i am trying to install xfce on my fedora box. I am currently here: http://moongroup.com/yum-repository/...686/xfce4rpms/ and i am lost. What packages do i need to download? Is there an easier way to install xfce? Thanks

MR
Here is the documentation page for more information
xfce4 and the rpm packages you need is

xfwm4
libxfce4mcs
libxfce4util
libxfcegui4
xfce-mcs-manager
xfce4-panel

After the install, open a terminal and run
$ switchdesk

and choose Xfce, hit Ok and logout and login

I also decide to install these packages, I guess it is up to you
xfce-mcs-plugins
xfce-utils
xfdesktop
xffm
dbh
xffm-icons
xfwm4-themes

If you have any other questions, please post

Last edited by jon-do; 03-26-2004 at 10:45 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:30 PM   #5
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Thanks jon-do

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Old 03-27-2004, 04:51 AM   #6
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Re: Re: xfce

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Originally posted by jon-do
Here is the documentation page for more information
xfce4 and the rpm packages you need is

xfwm4
libxfce4mcs
libxfce4util
libxfcegui4
xfce-mcs-manager
xfce4-panel

After the install, open a terminal and run
$ switchdesk

and choose Xfce, hit Ok and logout and login
I installed all that, and after i enter switchdesk, the menu comes up. But there is only three options: Gonme, KDE and TWM. There was one Xfce, can anyone help? Thanks

MR
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:17 PM   #7
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oops ....I knew I was missing something.
Install
xfdesktop
 
Old 03-28-2004, 01:34 AM   #8
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oops ....I knew I was missing something.
Install
xfdesktop
Yep i installed xfdesktop too, and i still am not getting the xfce4 option in switchdesk. Can anyone help please? Thanks

MR
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:38 AM   #9
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I guess install the rest of the package from the list above and then try switchdesk.
I know it works because I am using it right now
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:55 AM   #10
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When all else fails...

Determine if you've got the xfce startup script first: which startxfce4
If so, edit $HOME/.Xclients-default
change 'exec gnome-session' to 'exec startxfce4' (assuming you had gnome as default before)
try it.. using 'startx' as the command first from runlevel 3

There a numerous ways to control which is the default desktop, and what happens when X is started by any method... so whatever advice you follow try to keep in mind alot could conflict, and yet both be right.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 11:42 AM   #11
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There is a patch for that. Check around, there is a bug with the choosing menu, I forget where to get the patch, its not official though. It was on one of the xfce pages I was on. Look about.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 04:41 AM   #12
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The best way to install xfce i found was through apt-get. I finally got it installed and running. There is just one problem through. I still dont see a xfce option on switchdesk. As Pauli mentioned i probably have to get the patch. I see the xfce option at the gui login screen, under session. So its all good. I overcomed this problem by LordMorgul suggestion of edit $HOME/.Xclients-default
change 'exec gnome-session' to 'exec startxfce4'

Thanks to everyone for their support

MR

Last edited by M.R; 03-29-2004 at 04:47 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 05:36 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by M.R
The best way to install xfce i found was through apt-get. I finally got it installed and running. There is just one problem through. I still dont see a xfce option on switchdesk. As Pauli mentioned i probably have to get the patch. I see the xfce option at the gui login screen, under session. So its all good. I overcomed this problem by LordMorgul suggestion of edit $HOME/.Xclients-default
change 'exec gnome-session' to 'exec startxfce4'

Thanks to everyone for their support

MR

how u did it ?
 
Old 07-19-2004, 03:33 PM   #14
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NewRPMS has a complete install of XFCE4 including many optional packages.

http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/apt/redhat.../RPMS.newrpms/
 
Old 07-19-2004, 06:37 PM   #15
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how u did it ?
Well you have to install apt-get thing first - http://apt.freshrpms.net

And then i think you run "apt-get install xfce" and it downloads and installs it for you.

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