XFCE installation in 64 Studio

  • mick.ca
Posted: Fri, 05/30/2008 - 00:49
i've roamed the forums and found a couple of topics to this regard. I'm using the testing branch of 64 studio...but for the life of me I cannot get XFCe to install without synaptics wanting to remove everything that makes up 64 studio! the problem file is gtk2-engines-xfce. Has anyone been successful at loading and using the XFCE desktop? if so how did you do it and what is the work around? thanks MiCK

64studio upgraded to lenny

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 05/31/2008 - 14:25
Hi all, I have a 64studio on a test disk, it's updraded to lenny. It will be gone soon, so I dont mind trying to install xfce4. It might save you breaking up your 64studio install! When I had a look it is going to remove gnome and core. Cheers, dave

It ask to remove 64 studio,

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Fri, 05/30/2008 - 10:05
It ask to remove 64 studio, 64 studio-apt, skel, themes, utils etc. ardour, jack, you name....pretty much back to barebone debian system. However, after adding the debian testing repository to my synaptics it only ask to remove gnome panel, session, applets, nautilus, gnome core etc. Not 64 studio. Basically that option would replace gnome with XFCE instead of having a session option at logon...

meta-packages vs actual software

  • ethanay
  • 05/20/08
  • Fri, 05/30/2008 - 03:58
Hello, is it asking just to remove the 64studio meta-packages, or does selecting xfce desktop to install then require that you remove the actual software toward which the 64studio meta-packages point? imo, 200mb memory at boot is pretty good for gnome, but i'm sure xfce can do better, and be more configurable at the same time. i'm familiar with gnome b/c i use ubuntu as my regular distro, and the more recent versions are customizable enough. but this older version seems like a straight-jacket sometimes.