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Old 2nd February 2008, 04:07 PM
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Xfce on Fedora 8

Guys,
I have fedora 8 installed on my lap, and wanted to try
the xfce desktop environment, but I couldn't find any documentation
explaining how to do it on fedora.

Any help, apreciated

thanks
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Old 2nd February 2008, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Abijr
Guys,
I have fedora 8 installed on my lap, and wanted to try
the xfce desktop environment, but I couldn't find any documentation
explaining how to do it on fedora.

Any help, apreciated

thanks
Probably the easiest way is to open Pirut (add/remove software in your menu) and the first screen you will be looking at are the desktop environments. Simply check Xfce then choose the optional packages button. You should probably just install everything if you dont want to take the time to pick through it. Then just restart your session choosing Xfce in sessions or "startxfce4" from init 3.
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Old 2nd February 2008, 04:28 PM
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Ok, but whenever I start fedora on my pc I get gnome
I don't get the black and white screen on startup.
I think there is a file where you edit the default "X"
but I don't know where it is.

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Old 2nd February 2008, 04:43 PM
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Ok, but whenever I start fedora on my pc I get gnome
I don't get the black and white screen on startup.
I think there is a file where you edit the default "X"
but I don't know where it is.
On the login screen also called the greeter screen, this is the place where you type your user name and password, you will see the word "session" somewhere. Click on this and you will see the desktop options.
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Old 2nd February 2008, 05:04 PM
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they have got a binary package in their official website.

download it from trhe below link taken from the official site
http://www.p0llux.be/xfce/xfce-4.4.2...-installer.run


To get the full installation instruction get this from the official site
http://www.xfce.org/documentation/in...fce/index.html
As i have installed it , i can say that you will need the package (which is in the mandatory list) vte-0.11.11
install that package then run the binary packege
before running the binary package give it the permission with
chmod +x xfce4-4.4.2-installer.run
then run the package with
./xfce4-4.4.2-installer.run
and follow the graphical installed.
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Old 2nd February 2008, 05:07 PM
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if you have installed the Xfce then to login into Xfce session
give in your login id
give your login password
and before pressing the Enter button or login button press F10
and you will see a drop down menu
select Session option
select Xfce from the menu
click Ok
login
when you will be asked that if you want to keep the Xfce session Default os Just For This session, Select your choice
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Old 2nd February 2008, 05:17 PM
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thnx a lot!
I guess I'll customize it
and than decide between it and gnome
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Old 2nd February 2008, 05:23 PM
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i think you showld stick to KDE but to keep the load minimum disable all the graphical things and the eyecandy
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