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Old 08-19-2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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I just got Mepis installed on my hd last night, and now i'm trying to install XFCE instead of KDE. I tried using the graphical installer .bin file from the xfce website but I could not get that to open. I am new to linux and i need to find out where i would find the file for XFCE on the web that i need....

Old 08-19-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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The easiest method would be to install it throught Synaptic. I was able to install several alternatives using this route.
Old 08-19-2005, 02:03 PM   #3
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how would i install in through synaptic, i searched for it and never found anything, and my linux isn't connected to the internet, i wanted to set up the wireless later on, since it's harder to do.
Old 08-19-2005, 02:14 PM   #4
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Yes, you would need to be connected to the internet to do it through Synaptic, but Synaptic makes installation a snap.

Did you refresh Synaptic and try the search feature? I know it's listed in there, but I'm not in front of my Mepis box to look for it until this evening.
Old 08-19-2005, 08:31 PM   #5
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While in KDE, hook up your wifi.
Get connected.

Either with Synaptic or command line, apt-get install xfce.

I run it now and then, and that is how I installed it.
Old 08-20-2005, 04:06 AM   #6
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Since MEPIS is a Live CD distro you can not install anything you don't already have without internet connection. Once you get connected do this:
apt-get update
apt-get install xfce4

<edit> If you have internet access from another computer that can burn CD's you could go HERE and download all the depends, burn a CD then install them from that.

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