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Old 02-27-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy Install XFCE in FC3


I installed fedora core 3 on my dual boot (XP) box, chossing minimal install. Now as i boot into FC3 i get into the command promt but no window manager. I guess thats normal because i chose minimal install. However i want to install a window manager now e.g Xfce. Although i know its included in the fc3 CD but i how do i go about installing it since I am not too good with linux yet...still learning.
Thanx in advance!
 
Old 02-28-2005, 12:35 AM   #2
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You might be able to install it through yum. You could try typing (as root) yum install xfce*. That will install xfce, and all the available xfce extras and stuff. Or, you can locate it on the CD. It will be several rpm files, each called xfce*.rpm, or libxfce*.rpm. Install as few or as many of those as you want. To get xfce working well, you'll probably want all of them. From the directory with all of them, type (as root) rpm -Uvh xfce*.rpm libxfce*.rpm That should install all of them. Once they're installed, type (as your regular user) switchdesk xfce, then type startx to start it up.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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http://www.os-works.com/documentatio...fce-installer/
You can get the latest one from the URL above. It takes me 6 hours for the full installation running on Toshiba Libretto L1... but it is neat and cool!
 
Old 03-02-2005, 03:14 AM   #4
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Yeah, the installer is kool, it took about 25 mins to install everything on my athlon xp 2000 machine. Anyway if you don't wanna use the installer, there are links to Fedora rpms on the xfce website. I have used them and they work fine on fc3.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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Yeah, the installer is kool, it took about 25 mins to install everything on my athlon xp 2000 machine.
That seems like quite a while to me. I don't recall it taking nearly that long to install everything through yum when I was running FC2. 25 minutes is long enough to install a small Linux distro. A Desktop Environment shouldn't take that long.
 
  


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