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Month: June 2020

Re: [trinity-users] Activating the Trinity Desktop Environment

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:20:38 -0700

On Monday 22 June 2020 16:47:19 Klaus Cook wrote:
> I am 80 years old and retired after a career in Systems programming and
> consulting, but I� am a complete novice when it comes to Linux. I have
> decided to try Ubuntu 20.04 and as part of the learning process I decided
> to install the Trinity Desktop Environment.
> After struggling through the installation I finally was able to get the
> installation to run without errors, however, the Desktop does not activate
> when logging into Ubuntu. Also, Trinity is not listed in the "sessions"
> list on the log in page.
> 1. Is there anyway to check if the installation was completed correctly?
> 2. How do I activate the desktop if the installation was correct?
> Thank you,
> Klaus Cook
> Houston, TX

If the Trinity desktop is already installed, open a shell (or console, or 
konsole ...), and run sudo dpkg-reconfigure tdm-trinity. Just in case you are 
a total n00b, sudo means that you will need root privileges, meaning your 

For some reason, tdm-trinity does not get activated as your default desktop, 
if you have other desktops installed (such as Gnome or KDE Plasma, etc.). 

I did not like exegnulinux, myself. (Sorry, Nik!) It *seemed* to complete the 
installation, but I never could get it to boot into the desktop. It would 
just hang in boot process, and nothing happened. There is also Q4OS (I think 
that's the name), which is pretty good, but bugged me in a lot of little 
ways. I would maybe try out AntiX, as you can get that with TDE installed, I 
seem to recall; it is a small and very fast distro. But I would only 
recommend it for laptops, not desktops with more than a single internal hard