Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How to Install XFCE Dekstop Environment on Archlinux

Xfce is a desktop envorinment for UNIX-like operating systems. It's lightweight, fast and uses low resources on system, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

  • Lighter on resources than the other major DEs (KDE, GNOME).
  • Most settings are exposed via a GUI, Xfce does not try to hide stuff from the user.
  • Xfwm has an optional built-in compositor which allows for true transparency and all the benefits of GPU acceleration (minimizes tearing, etc.).
  • It works great with multiple monitors. 
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Installation on Archlinux:
$sudo pacman -S xfce4

Additional Packages:
$sudo pacman -S xfce4-goodies lxdm

And another Software that you needed.

After Installation, if you have not used login manager:
$sudo systemctl enable lxdm
Then restart.

You will login into lxdm, then choose xfce-session. At the first time, you will be asked like this. 

Choose "Use Default Config", and this is the default desktop of XFCE:

For configuring XFCE i will write on another post. :)
Enjoy XFCE.
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