[ F21 GNOME ] How to properly install Xfce

Martin Cigorraga martincigorraga at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 01:39:49 UTC 2015

A fellow Fedora user at irc kindly pointed me to
(which is basically the same information exposed on the aforementioned
linked but extended.


On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 9:34 PM, Martin Cigorraga <martincigorraga at gmail.com>

> Trying to 'yum groupinstall "Xfce Desktop" I got:
> "Skipped (dependency problems):
>  fedora-release-nonproduct      noarch    21-2     Fedora     19 k"
> Already read the explanation for this here:
> https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/59388/installing-kde-on-fedora-21/
> but still I'm not sure how to proceed the safest possible way...
> On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 8:19 PM, Martin Cigorraga <
> martincigorraga at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> A while back I installed the main Fedora flavour to peek out how GNOME
>> was doing but I want now to go back to Xfce. Alas! From what I've been
>> researching removing GNOME Desktop is close to impossible without risking a
>> massive wreak-havoc.
>> OTOH I'm not going reinstall the whole stuff as I already have the system
>> up and running the way I like it :P
>> Until I figure out what to do with the GNOME Desktop leftovers, what
>> would you say would be the best way to install Xfce Desktop, just issue an
>> 'yum groupinstall "Xfce Desktop"'? I won't be knocking wood, crossing my
>> fingers and rubbing a rabbit leg through the process :S
>> Btw, thanks a lot for your work on the upcoming lil rat release!
>> Regards,
>> -Martin
> --
> -Martin

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