0

Its mr. question/linux noob, I am now wondering about windows managers: were to find them and how to install. Since every question ive asked in these forums have been answered quickly there no reason to stop.

Thanks in advance.
SW

5
Contributors
13
Replies
14
Views
9 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by steven woodman
0

If its (whatever)-buntu or another debian-based linux distribution, you can install the desktops using apt-get

e.g

apt-get update
apt-get install kde

alternatively, on *buntu you can get the whole desktops and associated apps. E.g to add a full KDE desktop to ubuntu, try

apt-get update
apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
0

i am using kubuntu with kde but from what ive heard there could be better windows managers and you can have more then one installed which you can choose from on boot up. is the true?

sw

0

you can choose from on boot up

no thats for different operating systems. e.g i can have vista, redhat and ubuntu

What you can do however is, say you want the GNOME desktop, just insall ubuntu-desktop, and then at the login manager, click session and choose GNOM/KDE/whatever as your desktop

0

Got ya! i thought it was boot must have misunderstood. so if say i wanted to use gnome i just use the apt-get method?

0

Or, go into Synaptics (System>Administration>Synaptics Package Manager) and install whatever you want.

KDE, GNOME, Fluxbox (don't even try), Blackbox (again), Openbox (again), IceWM (windows lookalike), etc.

0

Yeah, Fluxbox is so fine, but many settings is only in configuration file.

Fluxbox is very configurable, that is good.

0

Yeah, Fluxbox is so fine, but many settings is only in configuration file.

dreamlinux comes with a nice interface for it, dont know if its available seperately or not

0

I'm using fluxbox right now and I'm glad for that. It's very easy to use and configuration is not very difficult. On google are many manuals how to configure fluxbox.

0

Thanks all, this forum has helped me a lot. Plus it got me on my way with apt-get and i am now becoming more comfortable with command line.

SW

0

heres a tip btw, if the gui ever crashes really really badly - hit control-alt-backspace. You will lose any unsaved work but avaoid a reboot.

0

thanks, but that was learned a while ago and has come in handy i might add. A friend of mine, who lives in another province, has been using linux for ten years, much to my suprise, and he has been giving me lessons.

This topic has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.
Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.