Tuesday, January 8, 2013

How to install LXDE Desktop on Archlinux

Hello, after long time in black mode, today i want to share how to install LXDE desktop on Archlinux. LXDE is Lightweight X11 Desktop Environtment. It's simple & easy.
About LXDE:

The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Maintained by an international community of developers, it comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM than other environments. It is especially designed for cloud computers with low hardware specifications, such as netbooks, mobile devices (e.g. MIDs) or older computers. LXDE can be installed on many Linux distributions including Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. It is the standard for Knoppix and lubuntu. LXDE also runs on OpenSolaris and BSD. LXDE provides a fast desktop experience; connecting easily with applications in the cloud. LXDE supports a wealth of programs that can be installed locally with Linux systems. The source code of LXDE is licensed partly under the terms of the GNU General Public License and partly under the LGPL.

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How to install LXDE Desktop on Archlinux

To install it on archlinux
#pacman -S lxde lxdm leafpad

If there's any option just enter, to install all. Make sure you have install vga driver for your devices.

After you install it. To enable login manager.

Enable the systemd services.
#systemctl enable lxdm.service

Now try to reboot, you should login into LXDM login manager

And here's my modified LXDE desktop on Archlinux, Using GTK Murrine Theme, and Faenza Icons.

How to install LXDE Desktop on Archlinux

For Network settings, access internal disk, LXDE settings, i will write on another post.

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