Install xfce desktop in Ubuntu 11.04
This is really a "check just to make sure" question. I just don't want to mess my system up by trying something out, without really knowing what it is going to do!
If I have a standard Ubuntu 11.04 install, I can choose when logging in whether I want the new Unity desktop, or Classic Gnome desktop. If I just wanted to try the Xubuntu desktop, without any of its associated applications, what is the correct line to type into the shell? I see on one site they recommend:
sudo apt-get install xfce4 gdm xubuntu-gdm-theme xubuntu-artwork
But there are also other sites that have reported problems getting the standard Gnome desktop back, once someone has tried the xcfe desktop. I wondered if it were possible, at login, to just select which one you wanted, and away you went.
Could anyone clarify a way to download & install just the xcfe desktop, but not the associated applications (Abiword etc), and also confirm that I just select this new desktop at login; and afterwards can just revert to the classic Gnome desktop at login and all will be back to normal?
Yours in trepidation,