I'd like to use
Xubuntu in 11.10 instead of Unity, how do I install it and switch to it?
Instructions for 11.10 and 12.04
xubuntu-desktop package - to do that, run the following:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
At some point during the install, you will be asked to choose between
lightdm - I prefer
lightdm, so thats what the screenshot shows.
Logout, you will be confronted by the LightDM manager.
Then, click the little cog wheel, and select
Then, enter your password, hit Enter and you'll be logged into Xubuntu.
or use tasksel
sudo apt-get install tasksel sudo tasksel
Check xubuntu and uncheck ubuntu.
And to remove original gnome desktop (after jrg's how-to) remove the package
sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop
You also sould do
apt-get autoremove after doing that:
sudo apt-get autoremove