XFCE Desktop Installation Guide for Linux Mint 14

XFCE is lightweight Desktop Environment for Unix-like Operating System. it’s meant for low resources system. In Linux Mint 13, there was Xfce Desktop in addition to ‘Mate‘ and ‘Cinnamon ‘ and the same is not available in Linux Mint 14. This short guide shows you how to install Xfce Desktop environment in Linux Mint 14.

Those who are looking for Linux Mint 14 installation guide with MATE Desktop, please check out the following article.

  1. Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) Installation Guide with MATE Edition

Installation of XFCE Desktop in Linux Mint 14

1. Open Synaptic Package Manager (Menu >> Administration >> Synaptic Package Manager).

Synaptic Package Manager
Open Synaptic Package Manager

2. Type your password.

Synaptic Package Manager Password
Enter Password for Synaptic Package Manager

3. Search xfce4 and Mark for Installation in the Menu.

Search for xfce
Select xfce4 for Installation

4. Accept dependencies and click apply the changes.

xfce dependency packages
Select XFCE Dependency Packages

5. Required packages are being downloaded.

xfce packages downloading
Downloading XFCE Packages

6. Installing packages.

xfce package installation
Installing Packages

7. Changes applied click on close.

xfce changes applied
Successfully Applied XFCE Changes

8. Logout from current desktop.

Linux Mint 14 Login Screen
Linux Mint 14 Login Screen

9. Linux Mint Login Screen.

Select xfce Session
Choose XFCE Session

10. Click on Session and choose XFCE Session and Login with user credential.

Set xfce default desktop
Make XFCE Default Desktop

11. Later on you will be asked if you want Xfce for current session or make it default Desktop.

Set XFCE Default Desktop
Make XFCE Default Desktop

12. Here is how Xfce Desktop looks like.

XFCE Desktop Screen
XFCE Desktop Screen

How to Remove XFCE from Linux Mint 14

If in case you didn’t like xfce desktop and want to remove it completely, then use the following command.

$ sudo apt-get autoremove xubuntu-desktop
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