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LXDE which stands for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.Is a lightweight desktop environment designed to be user friendly and slim.LXDE is built with core components,making lxde have less dependencies and allows each component to be used independently.


To install LXDE,install the LXDE package

# xbps-install -S LXDE

Starting LXDE

Graphical Log-in

By default LXDM is the display manager for LXDE from which you can start LXDE.

Starting LXDE manually

You can also start LXDE manually by adding the following line to Xinitrc:

 exec startlxde


By default LXDE comes with the Openbox window manager making it quite customizable. Most configuration in LXDE is done through the GUI with the LXDE Configuration tools.

  • LXAppearance the theme switcher,this allows you to change the theme,icons and fonts.
  • LXRandrthis manages your screen resolutions and layout.
  • LXInput this configures your mouse and keyboard.
  • LXDE-common this integrates all the components of LXDE,also manages system behavior and functions.
  • LXAppearance the theme switcher
  • LXAppearance the theme switcher