Linux Debian Wheezy How to Easy Switching From Xfce to Gnome Desktop Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide

January 15, 2013 | By Duchateaux.

The Guide shows you the Steps for Switching from Xfce to GNOME3 Desktop on Debian Linux Wheezy.

Here to Login and Run the GNOME3 Desktop we will Install and Make Use for Facility of the slim instead of the Default lightdm & gdm3 Display Managers.

Finally, the post’s Content is Expressly Reduced to Give Focus to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

Linux Desktops GNOME, Kde, Xfce and Lxde
  1. Installing the GNOME3 Desktop.


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    apt-get install aptitude tasksel

    tasksel install gnome-desktop --new-install
  2. Installing and Switching to Slim Display Manager.

    aptitude install slim

    Choose the slim Display Manager.

    Debian Installing Slim Display Manager
  3. Disabling the lightdm & gdm3 Display Managers.

    aptitude install rcconf


    Disable the lightdm and gdm3 Display Managers.

  4. Setup Slim for Running a Desktop on Debian:

    Debian Slim Setup How-to
  5. SetUp GNOME3 for Starting at Boot.

    su <username>

    nano ~/.xinitrc


    exec gnome-session
  6. Rebooting into the Debian GNOME3 Desktop :)

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