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I recently(now) installed xfce in ubuntu 11.10. I used:

sudo apt-get install xfce4

It downloads 22mb approx. files. Then i restarted my pc, it asked my password. I didn't type my password. I closed this window (I thought it may be a virus/hack).

After restart, there is no xfce. Again I tried:

sudo apt-get install xfce4

But no use. It says xfce4 with latest. installed already.

What do I need to do now?

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did you select the option to encrypt your home folder? If you did, I expect this is the password it was prompting you for to unlock your encrypted folder... –  fossfreedom Dec 5 '11 at 13:27
    
Or possibly it was gdm (or whatever) offering you the option to pick a desktop before logging in? –  Caesium Dec 5 '11 at 13:29
    
xubuntu-desktop is the 'proper' package to use –  duffydack Mar 3 '12 at 16:59
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  • Log out
  • Click on menu in display manager (a small star near username at login screen)
  • Select XFCE
  • Login
  • Enjoy
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