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LXDE and XFCE on the same installation?

asked 2013-03-03 05:51:18 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 06:44:50 -0500

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Hello, I'm regulary stuck at Airports, so I wanted to try a battery-friendly desktop environment. I currently work on a Fedora18 XFCE desktop (Acer Aspire One). I've installed LXDE as yum install @lxde The idea being to choose XFCE when on AC power and LXDE when on battery. When both are installed, I can select the session at the login screen. But whatever I choose I get an icon "already connected" just under my user name, and the login process seems to stall. If I click on "Cancel", I may restart the process: session choice, password, but it stalls for both XFCE or LXDE choice. Is there some issue between both display managers ? Can a LXDE session be initiated by XFCE session manager ?



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answered 2013-03-07 11:31:32 -0500

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No. There aren't any issues. You can install them both and use them together just fine.

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answered 2013-03-07 11:38:31 -0500

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I've never seen the @ syntax, but try it this way:

sudo yum group install lxde

You can even have gnome, kde, lxde, and/or xfce (and others) on the same system. You select which one to use at the login screen.

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@ syntax works just fine and it is the same format as kickstart. Your command is just an alias for the same functionality and makes no difference at all.

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2013-03-07 15:13:07 -0500 )edit

Running either version of the command again will re-run the install, which may install a missing requirement. Also, log into a console with Ctrl-Alt-F3, and check the logs in /var/log. Either Xorg.0.log or "messages" should have error messages.

ThomasMcA gravatar imageThomasMcA ( 2013-03-07 15:19:13 -0500 )edit

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