XFCE

With TarHeel Linux 6 default installation, it comes up GNOME desktop interface.  However, if you prefer to use Xfce desktop environment, here is the way to switch in TarHeel Linux 6.

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

To install Xfce on TarHeel Linux 6, run this command as root.

yum groupinstall Xfce

Then, log out and log back in.  After typing your username (ONYEN) and hit return, there will be a pull down menu at the bottom your login screen.  Use the pull down menu to select “Xfce Session”.  Type your password and enter.  It will then present you with the Xfce desktop environment.

Next time you log in, it will remember to use Xfce instead of the default GNOME unless you change it back to GNOME at login.