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Old 08-17-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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How do I switch desktops in Fedora 17 ?


Hi all,
I installed Fedora 17 for the first time yesterday and didn't like the default Gnome desktop and was wanting to know how do I switch to a different desktop environment such as XFCE or LXDE? The Fedora website provides a download for only one iso image only it seems.

Thank you
 
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Xfce4 : # yum groupinstall xfce

LXDE : # yum install lxdm lxde-common lxde-icon-theme



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Old 08-17-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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P.S. : # yum install lxdm lxde-common lxde-icon-theme

... will also install the 'openbox' Desktop environment.

All the new choices can be selected in your "Log in" menu.


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Old 08-17-2012, 08:14 AM   #4
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Hi all,
I installed Fedora 17 for the first time yesterday and didn't like the default Gnome desktop and was wanting to know how do I switch to a different desktop environment such as XFCE or LXDE? The Fedora website provides a download for only one iso image only it seems.

Thank you
yum groups install lxde
yum groups install xfce
 
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