Enter that at a command prompt. Actually it should probably be

[I]sudo[/I] apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

Or if you're more of a GUI kind of guy, you can search for the package through Synaptic Package Manager and install it from there.


Use the Terminal application. On Gnome I believe this can be accessed from the Gnome menu->Utilities.


After installing xubuntu-desktop, you should be able to choose between an Xfce and Gnome session in your login window. The former is for Xubuntu, the latter, Ubuntu.


The other thing is...

When I press Control + Alt + F2... It takes me to a black screen where it asks me for myusernameand password. After I give my Username and Password... It says a whole bunch of stuff like "Ubuntu is not under Warranty.." Then nothing else happens. What do I do?


That means that you're at the command prompt. It's waiting for you to type a command for it to run.


Two things...
One: I can't see if I'm typing anything...
Two: When I press enter nothing happens after I type...

What should I do?


Nope... All I see is My Last Login...
- The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described....

The the last line is..... " Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY"

The the screen stops..

No flashing cursor or anything...

The only time I can get it to do anything is when I press Control + Alt+ Delete.. and the computer turns off...

Any idea???


Just so you know, you can get back to the GUI by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F7.

To be honest, I'm not really sure why you aren't getting a prompt... what happens if you start up the Terminal application from within Gnome?


It worked I got to the prompt and I typed the

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

And it said..

E: Couldn't Find package xubuntu-desktop


What should I do?


Ok... Got a card...

So, I followed your instructions...

I went

apt-get update

and it said access denied

So i typed

sudo apt-get update

and it did something like

Ign cdrom:// Ubuntu 7.10_Gusty Gibbon..........Main translation-en US

So i continued with

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

and it gave me the same error as before

E: Couldn't find package xubuntu-desktop

Any ideas..Thanks


I don't know what to tell you....

I opened it up and it says "Software Sources"

and its giving me some options...


No, start up a text editor like gedit, open /etc/apt/sources.list and post the contents of the file here.

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