[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu Where's 'Applications->System->Preferences'?

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Sat Oct 1 21:53:41 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 1:36 AM, Sven Bretfeld <sven.bretfeld at gmx.ch> wrote:

> Christopher Kerr <mythtv at theseekerr.com> writes:
> > The difference is quite fundamental. Ubuntu guides are written
> > assuming that you're using the GNOME desktop environment, whilst
> > Mythbuntu uses XFCE to save resources. As such, the GNOME specific
> > tools aren't there by default. There's usually an XFCE alternative, or
> > something you can install yourself, but it does render the
> > Ubuntu-specific guides rather useless.
> Yes, that's surely the explanation. What you can do if you don't want to
> fiddle out what tools you need, is installing ubuntu-desktop. This will
> install Gnome and all its tools. You can, then, choose Gnome (or Unity,
> if you have 11.04) at the login screen. Make your settings as you are
> used to, then reboot and login into XFCE for your normal MythTV sessions
> (to save resources, you can also run Myth under Gnome/Unity of course).
> However, an installation of ubuntu-desktop will cost you space on your
> hard disk.
> Greetings,
> Sven
> P.S. it's possible, if you are under Ubuntu 11.04, that ubuntu-desktop
> will not install Gnome at all, but Unity. But there must be a
> dummy-package for installing Gnome.
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It's worth noting that Unity is just a compiz plugin, and runs on Gnome. On
11.04, it runs on Gnome 2, in 11.10 it runs on Gnome 3. That said, if you
install ubuntu-desktop it shouldn't matter, as the applications will be
available in xfce's menus

Thomas Mashos
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