On 2013-12-21 14:26, panchparmeshthi wrote:
> Well, since the past few days I have seen Xfce to be more snappier than
> KDE. This route seems fine to install Xfce from KDE and log-in
> eventually. But this always doesn’t work smoothly or may be I am
> misunderstanding something. A simple practical visualization depicting
> this is elucidated as follows:
My main system has at least Gnome, KD4, KDE3, XFCE fully installed. No problems.
> I have a user account user-A which I regularly use. Logged-in with
> user-A, I started torrent download of some music files in KDE (using
> Deluge). After the download, I opened “File Manager - Super User
> Mode” and copied these downloaded files into the desktop of user-B and
> edited the names of the files there itself. Now, I logged out and logged
> in again with the same user-A but in Xfce session and I open “File
> Manager - Super User Mode” again but now I am not able to edit any
> file name and it doesn’t prompt me any password to open the file manager
> in super user mode (the same file manager Dolphin and not Thunar).
Well, this may be a bug of XFCE, not a problem related to having KDE and XFCE installed and using both.
You can try opening a terminal, doing “su”, and then start thunar from there.
> This is one thing I recently noted with Xfce. There can be more such
> minor things and thus I am thinking to not instal Xfce from KDE rather a
> separate installation can eradicate the similar issues, which is my
No, wrong belief.
I’m using an XFCE test system now, and I do not have a menu entry to start Thunar as root. Not that
I can see.
> The rescue image of Xfce CD won’t serve the installation purpose, I
> While using the full DVD and choosing Xfce is fine but
> simultaneously choosing KDE pattern would be much better? If KDE pattern
> is not selected, preferably what things (or effects) I might miss? Well,
> my purpose of selective installation was only because of the fact
> oflightweight but even when many apps reside, I won’t be bothered
> because like you mentioned those apps don’t interfere in the normal
You can do whatever you like. You can install a pure XFCE system, and choose to also install k3b
from KDE, only that program. Of course, the entire lot of lirbraries that k3b needs will also be
Or you can install the entire XFCE and KDE, and more. Who cares? Disk space is cheap nowdays.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Elessar))