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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)
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...
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)
## 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
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.