Author Topic: Switch from lxde to xfce  (Read 1288 times)

Offline hallenberger

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Switch from lxde to xfce
« on: November 09, 2014, 06:44:00 pm »
Hello!

I have problems with the lxde-edition of sparky-linux:
1.  lxsession update fails,
2. In sparky-APTus: clicking "fully update system" gives a terminal-window with title: "no shell found" ("Kann keine shell finden" in german).

So I will try xfce. So how can I change from lxde to xfce?

Thank you!

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thomas

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Re: Switch from lxde to xfce
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 07:38:22 pm »
Hi
The problem with lxsession, which has to bee upgraded can be solved in easy way, check here:
http://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php?topic=2701.msg4336#msg4336
If you still have a problem, let me know, I will write a more exact guide.

The second problem with "shell not found" - looks like you have installed the latest 'sparky-aptus-upgrade' package or another terminal emulator.
I posted how to fix that, on the end of the text:
http://sparkylinux.org/sparky-aptus-upgrade-0-1-7/
Simply run, as root:
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update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulatorto choose different terminal emulator.
In your case it should be: lxterminal.

To change from lxde to xfce, open Synaptic, refresh package list and install xfce4.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Switch from lxde to xfce
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 07:49:42 pm »
Hello!

Thank you verry much for your answer. I will check it tomorrow.

And thank you for your work: sparky linux rocks!

regards

thomas

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Re: Switch from lxde to xfce
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 05:15:16 pm »
Hi!

Hi
The problem with lxsession, which has to bee upgraded can be solved in easy way, check here:
http://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php?topic=2701.msg4336#msg4336
If you still have a problem, let me know, I will write a more exact guide.

This solves the problem, but after login I get this error-message:
"GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject"




The second problem with "shell not found" - looks like you have installed the latest 'sparky-aptus-upgrade' package or another terminal emulator.
I posted how to fix that, on the end of the text:
http://sparkylinux.org/sparky-aptus-upgrade-0-1-7/
Simply run, as root:
Code: [Select]
update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulatorto choose different terminal emulator.
In your case it should be: lxterminal.

This solves the problem.

Thanks

regards
thomas

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Re: Switch from lxde to xfce
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 05:53:00 pm »
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This solves the problem, but after login I get this error-message:
"GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject"
Remove the file:
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~HOME/.config/autostart/lxpolkit.desktopthen reboot.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Switch from lxde to xfce
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 05:57:59 pm »
Hi!

Thank you. Now it works perfect!

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thomas

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Re: Switch from lxde to xfce
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2014, 08:44:22 pm »
That's great!
Thank's
Nothing is easy as it looks.