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Old 01-31-2006, 03:54 AM   #1
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Xfce on Ubuntu Server - Help!


I installed Ubuntu server, and I want to isntall a GUI. I tried Gnome, and it wasn't that great. I tried KDE, and it would have been awsome, but it's a hog memory wise. So I want to try installing Xfce. I tried teh command line "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop", but "xubuntu-desktop" wasn't found. Is there another way to install Xfce? Like, if I just install gnome, then do it from inside gnome, and switch when I log in, or, can I get an ISO somewhere? Please fill me in, thank you very much (And appologies for all the posts today)
 
Old 01-31-2006, 10:50 AM   #2
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You're probably looking for a package named something different than "xubuntu-desktop". At the command line try apt-cache search xfce. In Debian Sarge, the package name is xfce4. Ubuntu should be something similar (although maybe a newer version). Then just sudo apt-get install xfce4...
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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That didn't seem to work. apt-cache search xfce, came up with "smeg - simple menu editing" and sudo apt-get install xfce, came up that it couldn't find the packages.. Sigh..
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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As you said, the package is named 'xubuntu-desktop'. So you have to type:
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sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
Before that you have to make sure that the proper repository is in your '/etc/apt/sources.list'

Last edited by Flesym; 01-31-2006 at 02:43 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:11 PM   #5
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i believe you need to make sure you have at least breezy, I don't think it is in the hoary repos. I set up something similar for my sister on a laptop and recall having to upgrade to breezy for the xubuntu-desktop. (this was a while back though, maybe they added it by now)
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:16 PM   #6
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check your /etc/apt/sources.list file. xfce4 is in the universe repository for breezy.

Code:
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list_backup
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Then edit your file so that it looks like this:
Code:
## Add comments (##) in front of any line to remove it from being checked.   
## Use the following sources.list at your own risk.  
## You may replace "us" with your country code to get the closest mirror.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy main restricted

## MAJOR BUG FIX UPDATES produced after the final release
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-updates main restricted

## UBUNTU SECURITY UPDATES
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy-security universe

## UNIVERSE AND MULTIVERSE REPOSITORY (Unsupported by Ubuntu.  Use at own risk.)
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe multiverse
After that sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install xfce4
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:24 PM   #7
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By the way, here is a guide to Ubuntu Breezy for installing some of the more popular software. It looks like sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop will give you xfce4 and the kitchen sink. Check out this link: http://packages.ubuntu.com/breezy/misc/xubuntu-desktop

What I told you above will only give you a bare bones xfce4 install.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:44 PM   #8
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I thought Breezy refered to Breezy Badger, which is version 5.10, which I have. I just downloaded it a few days ago, a week at the very most.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 04:16 PM   #9
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Yes it does. Sorry if I'm being confusing. There's a couple of versions for the "Unofficial Ubuntu Guide". The one I linked above is for Breezy Badger.

So what you need to do is follow the guide to update your repository list (/etc/apt/sources.list) and then sudo apt-get update. Then you need to install either xfce4 or xubuntu-desktop depending on whether you want a bare bones desktop or one that already has a bunch of programs installed.
 
  


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