Install XFCE 4.10 (A Lightweight Desktop) in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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6 Responses

  1. Jon doe says:

    I followed the instructions and restarted and my desktop looks exactly the same. If for some reason it won’t work on my system, how do you get this off? For that matter, with Linux how do you know what is even on your system from following guides like this off the internet? Linux is so user unfriendly

  2. Pedro says:

    Hello. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I cannot upgrade to 14.04 since the software that I am working with is only supported with 12.04. I would like to install Xfce for 12.04 but I can’t seem to have any success on this matter. I tried running

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10

    But it gives me this error:

    Cannot access PPA ( to get PPA information, please check your internet connection.

    When I try sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.11 , it follows with a confirmation to the installation, but I am afraid that it will ruin my OS since it is not suited for 12.04. Is there any way that someone sends me the old package xfce 4.10?
    Or is the 4.11 or 4.12 fine to install on Ubuntu 12.04?

  3. Lay Namikaze says:

    thank you so much
    this article help me installing xfce on my low memory laptop
    Greet from Indonesian Linuxer (I’m still a noob, though :D)

  4. Hi,

    You have a typo in this section:

    udo apt-get install xfce4

    should be

    sudo apt-get install xfce4

  5. curt says:

    Looks Good! I Like the Autostart GUI

    I noticed the little internet connection on the tool bar. Is that a wifi connection or mobile broadband? I am using Ubuntu 11.04 – unsupported now, i know but i use it cus it hooks up to usb 3G modem really easy. I tried Slax and got it working but connecting to broadband is a major problem still. Ubuntu is able to run the Blender download package without any problems or complication. (the one from – not the crappy software center version) (Slax7 can’t do that – Blender needs to be converted into a Slax7 package first)

    I would like a simple window manager to boost performance for playing mp4s and flash videos. I tried Fluxbox but its really awkward and some applications are not visible on the app drop down box.(?) It would be more work to set up. That being said it was able to boost the performance of Blender 2.66 about 25 %. Playing mpegs in the video editor was faster and also renderings in Cycles.

    Will Xfce work better then my Mettacities/Xorg combo?

    Thinkpad T42 1.7 Jizzz
    ATi chip (the smallest crappy one with no cooling tube)
    1 Gig Ram
    Ubuntu 11.04 (Updated)
    All font and window settings set to full retard


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