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How to install XFCE on alongside Gnome Shell?

asked 2012-03-28 11:43:44 -0600

Benjamin gravatar image

I like Gnome Shell, but sometimes it's too slow and too buggy for my taste. I'd like to try a simple XFCE + Synapse and see if it brings me joy and happiness.

Which packages do I need to install to get XFCE? (I'm not necessarily interested in the software bundles attached to it, just the window management and desktop settings).

Will Gnome Shell GDM allow a simple choice of session?

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answered 2012-03-28 11:56:34 -0600

skytux gravatar image

To install XFCE:

# yum install @xfce-desktop

Then logout and you will find XFCE in the drop-down menu in GDM.

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answered 2012-03-28 11:52:26 -0600

lanmaster82 gravatar image

Just run the add/remove software application in Gnome, search for XFCE (Or KDE, LXDE, whatever you want.) Select it, let it install, then when you are at the login screen you have the option to select which environment you want to login to. The option should show right under the password box.

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