Xubuntu after an Ubuntu Installation

Have you ever wanted to install Xubuntu into your system, maybe to have the cool taskbar, but did not feel like wasting time downloading the Xubuntu installation disc or reformatting your system? Well, there is a fairly easy way to get it onto your system and to remove GNOME, creating an entire Xubuntu installation. The first thing you need to do is install the program Wifi-Radar. This will keep your internet after you have taken GNOME away, allowing you to keep downloading things. To do this, you just need to type “sudo apt-get install wifi-radar.” Once you have installed it, type in the terminal “sudo apt-get remove gnome*” (with the asterisk at the end of gnome and without the quotations). The asterisk pretty much allows Ubuntu to find all packages that deal with the GNOME environment. This will uninstall quite a few packages from your system and will take a little while to remove them all. During this uninstall process, you will get a few errors from the network manager. Just hit “OK” and you’ll be alright. When you have finished, still in the terminal, type “sudo apt-get install xubuntu*”(again with the asterisk). This will now install all the packages that have to do with Xubuntu. The time it takes to finish installing depends on your internet. When it has finished, log out (you can do this easily by pressing CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE). Before you log back in, click the “Sessions” button and change the session to XFCE. When you log back in, you should have an entirely different environment and this my friends, should be Xubuntu.


~ by masterjs on January 25, 2008.

One Response to “Xubuntu after an Ubuntu Installation”

  1. you might want to type “sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop” instead. and there is no reason to remove gnome, unless your hard drive is really small or something

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