How to Activate Newly Installed DE [Solved]

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How to Activate Newly Installed DE [Solved]

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-10 04:24

I installed standard 9.4.0 with Gnome and now want to change to Budgie DE. Found it in Synaptic, went through the prescribed steps and clicked Apply. No error messages and I can see the various Budgie files sitting in /usr/lib/ but the desktop has not changed, even after a restart, How to get Budgie installed as my DE? Thank you.
Last edited by llewellen on 2018-04-11 04:54, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Run Installed Package

Postby kopper » 2018-04-10 06:27

went through the prescribed steps and clicked Apply

Knowing which steps you went through would help. Or does that only mean "I selected Budgie from Synaptic and clicked Apply"?

It sounds that you got budgie installed, but don't know how to start using it. Without knowing what display manager you have, you can usually choose used desktop environment in login screen. At least gdm (You probably have this one) and lightdm should have that option. So log out / restart, look for a drop-down menu in login screen, select Budgie DE and log in.

If I have misunderstood your question, please provide more details.

EDIT: You should change the topic to something like "activating newly installed desktop environment". You don't run installed packages. You install packages which includes software, then you run software.
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Re: Run Installed Package

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-10 06:44

Synaptic:
- search budgie
-click to select budgie-desktop
-click to Apply
- review summary of files to be installed and click Applyi
- popup window saying changes being applied, running dpkg
- popup window saying Changes Applied - successfully applied all changes
- close

A search for display manager in the Gnome search on the desktop returned "Display Profile Manager" in the GNOME shell extension. Click on that and returns "Could not find display-profile-manager"
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Re: Run Installed Package

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-10 07:03

Re-installed GDM3 in Synaptic. Where is it?
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Re: Run Installed Package

Postby kopper » 2018-04-10 07:19

llewellen wrote:Re-installed GDM3 in Synaptic.

Why?
A search for display manager in the Gnome search on the desktop returned "Display Profile Manager"

Gnome Display Profile Manager has nothing to do with changing your desktop environment to Budgie. It's an extension to Gnome which allows you to create different configuration profiles for multiple displays / monitors. Stop spraying and praying.
So log out / restart, look for a drop-down menu in login screen, select Budgie DE and log in.

Either you didn't try this or it's not working for you. Which one is it?
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Re: Run Installed Package

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-10 15:05

I had automatic login turned on. I turned it off, shutdown and restarted. The login window did not show any drop down menu.
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Re: Run Installed Package

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-10 15:54

Sorry. I overlooked a tiny gear icon beside the Sign In button. Clicked that and did get the drop down menu and selected Budgie. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Run Installed Package

Postby kopper » 2018-04-11 04:48

Great that it worked for you.

Could you help other users with similar problems, and rename the topic to something more appropriate (see my suggestion abobe) and mark it solved? :)
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Re: How to Activate Newly Installed DE [Solved]

Postby llewellen » 2018-04-11 04:55

Edits done. Thanks again for your help.
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