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= Xfce In Fedora =
 
= Xfce In Fedora =
  
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment available in Fedora. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.
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Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment available in Fedora. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.
  
== Installing Xfce ==
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== Getting Xfce ==
  
Xfce is not available in the traditional Fedora DVD image unlike GNOME and KDE. However it is available in the repository. You can also install Xfce packages after installation using yum or the package manager of your choice.
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=== Live CD ===
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There is an official [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/xfce/#home Fedora-Spin] dedicated to the Xfce desktop. It is available for both 32bit and 64bit architectures. This live cd comes pre-configured to make “your desktop...speedier!”
  
To install Xfce using yum, execute the following as root:
 
  
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yum groupinstall XFCE
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=== Fedora installation DVD (Requires Internet Connection) ===
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If you have downloaded the Fedora DVD don't worry! You can install Xfce using this method as well. Just follow the steps provided and you'll have access to Xfce via the Fedora repositories.
  
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*After providing the information required by Anaconda you will be greeted by a screen that allows you to modify the software installed on your system.
  
== Using Xfce ==
 
  
During the default login process, you can use the "Session" menu to choose a Xfce login instead of a GNOME or KDE login.
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== Fedora's Xfce SIG ==
 
  
The [[SIGs/Xfce| Xfce SIG]] (Special Interest Group) is a group of Fedora contributors that help improve the Xfce experience in Fedora
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*Select the additional repository named Fedora 14-i686 or Fedora 14-x86_64; then configure your network interface, thanks to networkmanager it even works with wireless connections!
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*Select the option "Customize Now" and the installer will greet you with a package selection screen, here with the additional repository added, the Xfce desktop environment can be selected along with any additional software you want to be included with your installation.
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=== Installation using yum ===
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If you have an existing system and would like to install xfce you can use yum to install the desktop.
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To install Xfce using yum, execute the following as root:
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yum groupinstall XFCE
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</pre>
  
== Fedora Xfce Spin ==
 
  
Fedora 8 and above includes a Xfce Spin which is a installable Live CD
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After installing Xfce you can use the "Session" menu to choose a Xfce login instead of a GNOME or KDE login.
  
* [[SIGs/Xfce/XfceLive|  Fedora Xfce Spin]]
 
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
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* The [[SIGs/Xfce|  Xfce SIG]]  (Special Interest Group) is a group of Fedora contributors that help improve the Xfce experience in Fedora
  
 
* http://www.xfce.org/ - Home of the Xfce Desktop Environment
 
* http://www.xfce.org/ - Home of the Xfce Desktop Environment

Revision as of 17:03, 19 January 2011

Contents

Xfce In Fedora

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment available in Fedora. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.

Getting Xfce

Live CD

There is an official Fedora-Spin dedicated to the Xfce desktop. It is available for both 32bit and 64bit architectures. This live cd comes pre-configured to make “your desktop...speedier!”


Fedora installation DVD (Requires Internet Connection)

If you have downloaded the Fedora DVD don't worry! You can install Xfce using this method as well. Just follow the steps provided and you'll have access to Xfce via the Fedora repositories.

  • After providing the information required by Anaconda you will be greeted by a screen that allows you to modify the software installed on your system.


Xfcewikipage1.png


  • Select the additional repository named Fedora 14-i686 or Fedora 14-x86_64; then configure your network interface, thanks to networkmanager it even works with wireless connections!


Xfcewikipage2.png


  • Select the option "Customize Now" and the installer will greet you with a package selection screen, here with the additional repository added, the Xfce desktop environment can be selected along with any additional software you want to be included with your installation.


Xfcewikipage3.png

Installation using yum

If you have an existing system and would like to install xfce you can use yum to install the desktop.

To install Xfce using yum, execute the following as root:


yum groupinstall XFCE


After installing Xfce you can use the "Session" menu to choose a Xfce login instead of a GNOME or KDE login.


Links

  • The Xfce SIG (Special Interest Group) is a group of Fedora contributors that help improve the Xfce experience in Fedora