I am trying to install Xubuntu on a fairly fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. I want to avoid reinstalling my whole system.
While I know about
xfce4, instead of
xubuntu-desktop, I want to completely replace GNOME, and therefore haven't tried to install only xfce, in risk of half-installing something.
Mostly any tutorial will tell you to install it with
sudo apt install xubuntu-desktop, but this doesn't work out-of-the-box for me. I get the following error:
The following packages have unmet dependencies: xubuntu-desktop : Depends: xorg but it is not going to be installed Depends: xubuntu-core but it is not going to be installed Recommends: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
By following the instructions in these posts: How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?, and I can't install XFCE ( xubuntu desktop), I am pretty sure I don't have any broken dependencies nor unupdated/obsolete repositories.
Universe is installed and activated by default on my version of Ubuntu, which I have also confirmed.
- What are these packages?
- Why won't they be installed?
- How do I replace GNOME with Xubuntu?
- What should I learn about desktop managers/X/window managers, and their relationship with distros?