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How can i change GNOME desktop to XFCE desktop ?

asked 2014-02-03 16:58:26 -0500

Adnane904 gravatar image

Hi,

I have Gnome Desktop and i want to change it to XFCE, how can i do it ?

Cheers, Adnane.

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answered 2014-02-03 17:08:50 -0500

updated 2014-02-03 18:00:13 -0500

$ sudo yum groups install "Xfce Desktop"

If that doesn't work, try sudo yum groups install xfce-desktop-environment

yum groups info xfce-desktop-environment 
Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, langpacks, list-data, refresh-packagekit

Environment Group: Xfce 
Desktop  Environment-Id: xfce-desktop-environment  
Description: A lightweight desktop environment that works well on low end machines.  
Mandatory Groups:    
   +admin-tools
    base-x
    core
    dial-up
    fonts
    guest-desktop-agents
    hardware-support
    input-methods
    multimedia
    printing
    standard    
   +xfce-desktop 
 Optional Groups:    
   +3d-printing   
   +xfce-apps   
   +xfce-extra-plugins    
   +xfce-media    
   +xfce-office
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All of them work: yum groups install xfce-desktop-environment, yum groups install "Xfce Desktop", yum install @xfce, and also yum install @xfce-desktop :)

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2014-02-03 17:36:26 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-02-04 05:43:36 -0500

deusdara gravatar image

Hi

  1. First install the xfce group

yum install @xfce

  1. Then make it default with the switchdesk utility (install it first...)

switchdesk xfce

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FWIW, switchdesk seems to be an old tool, most (all?) current display managers let the user select the DE he wants to use and remember that setting for subsequent logins.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-02-05 01:18:30 -0500 )edit

I had installed fedora two times one with gnome and the other one with kde-plasma, but when there exist kernel updates it hid the other version and is impossible to select the other one in the grub2 . what do you recommend me?. Is better install on the same distro the other desktop that i want?

christianbueno gravatar imagechristianbueno ( 2017-08-01 20:05:35 -0500 )edit

Or , how manage trial boot windows10, fedora_workstation(gnome) , and fedora xfce. I have had problems with updates in fedora because when there exist kernel updates it install the updates and hide the other fedora distro in the grub and I finish with only one fedora, the one that performed the kernel updates. any advice? pals

christianbueno gravatar imagechristianbueno ( 2017-08-01 20:36:15 -0500 )edit

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