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Old 04-01-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
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Xfce 4.2 + Ubuntu 4.10

Quite new to Linux, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. I recently got my hands on an Ubuntu install CD (i386) and was wondering whether it is possible to install Xfce 4.2 on it. Ideally I would download a file using Windows and install it in Ubuntu as I have a winmodem. Is this possible? Right now I'm using Fedora Core 3 as my Linux OS and intend upon reinstalling it to put both Ubuntu and Fedora.
Old 04-02-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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You can either get the normal tar.gz file formatroot)) at the XFCE website(google it) then extract it, go into folder through console do: ./configure, make, make install(as root)

or you can download the necessary .deb files from an Ubuntu mirror/repository(also, google it) and then do (in root) dpkg -i packagefilename.deb.

Note: I think Ubuntu uses .deb files in their synaptic/apt package manager. I may be wrong.
Old 04-02-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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Alrighty then. Thanks for replying.
Old 04-02-2005, 11:17 PM   #4
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Go to and then click Graphical Installers. They make it really easy to install XFCE, they compile it for you. They will tell you if they need to install anything, if they list a missing library, just simply exit the installer, search for and install the missing library from Synaptic (as well as its development package) and then restart the installer. for instance, for gtk, you would need to install libgtk and libgtk-dev.


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