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Well, Ubuntu keeps crashing and from what I've seen Xubuntu has never crashed on me. So I want to put the Xubuntu Desktop Environment over Ubuntu. (It's unity that keeps crashing) However, I want to play games on this computer through Wine and Steam. I also want Xubuntu because it will play games more quick considering Xubuntu has a lesser 3D graphical interface.

Can I install the Desktop over Ubuntu or will I have to grab a Xubuntu disk and overwrite Ubuntu 14.04?

All feedback is appreciated and I look forward to your answers. And here is the exact error I get.

Sorry, Ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal error.

Path
-/usr/share/unity-scopes/scope-runner-dbus.py
(And yes, I have reinstalled this.  But it still crashes.
ProblemType
-Crash
Title
-scope-runner-dbus.py crashed with SIGSEGV in ffl_call_unix64()
Architecture
-amd64
  • For an answer to your second question see: How do I switch to Xubuntu?. – karel Aug 25 '14 at 14:49
  • Well I figured out how to use Wine in Xubuntu so I'm good there. And I'm waiting for my updates to get done to see if I can use that tool. That is for 11.04. Will it work for 14.04 as well? Thanks. :) – Nathan Morris Aug 25 '14 at 14:51
  • There is the same xubuntu-desktop package in 14.04 as well as lightdm, so it should also work in Ubuntu 14.04. According to this question: How to restore the Unity login screen after installing Xubuntu desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 it can be done in Ubuntu 14.04. – karel Aug 25 '14 at 14:53
  • Alright, now I'm just waiting to get done with the installation. Thanks and I'll see how Steam turns out. :) – Nathan Morris Aug 25 '14 at 14:58
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No dual boot needed. Xubuntu is just ubuntu with XFCE desktop. Install xubuntu-desktop package using sudo apt install xubuntu-desktop. And choose XFCE as your session on greeter.

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