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Old 02-02-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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Yet another problem, but this one is simple!


Okay, I completely uninstalled Ubuntu and re-installed, to put JUST Xfce on it, and it all went okay, supposedly installed. But it won't boot to it. When Ubuntu starts, it just starts the command prompt, like in Server mode. Do I have to have Gnome or something too, for the GUI "Log In" menu, and just change the session, or is there more I need to install?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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What does it do if you login as a user and type "startx"? Does it take you to the XFCE GUI? You may not get a GUI login screen if all you installed was XFCE.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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if you like the gui login install gdm, kdm, xdm.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 05:02 PM   #4
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I "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop"

I can start it, if I type "startxfce4", and it starts. And there's, for instance, GAim, Mozilla browser, a couple other things. So I guess, is it starting XUbuntu, or is it only starting Xfce4, and Xfce4 comes with some other things too?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 06:04 PM   #5
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xubuntu-desktop installs the xfce4 packages and a bunch of other stuff, installing xfce4 just installs the xfce4 packages.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 06:06 PM   #6
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Yes, I know. I installed xubuntu-desktop, so should have all the packages. But does typing "startxfce4" start the xubuntu-desktop, or just xfce4? So, like. If I downlaod something, and install. Will it be there when I type "startxfce4"?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 06:08 PM   #7
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xubuntu-desktop are just a bunch of packages, like firefox, hal(i think),etc. So typing startxfce4 starts xfce4 then it's up to you to start any apps you want to run like firefox.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 07:04 PM   #8
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Ahh, okay. So the packages will still be listed, and I can open just by clicking. Got it. Thank you!
 
  


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