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How do I use LXDE desktop?
« on: June 10, 2014, 05:27:00 PM »


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Thought I'd give it a try to see what it's like, so installed it from Package Manager. Everything seemed to go ok, but I can't get to the stage where the menu offering a choice of desktops appears, as I understand it's supposed to appear, before the login screen. The only thing that's different is that the screen briefly flashes white, immediately before the login screen appears, which I assume is when the menu is supposed to appear. Someone on another forum suggested that my problem might be down to auto login being enabled, but trying to disable it using the option in the Menu results in an error. I tried following the advice on this page:

...but there is no lightdm.config in /etc/lightdm , and typing:

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sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s LXDE
...results in:

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linuxlite-al@linuxliteal-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s lxde
[sudo] password for linuxlite-al:
sudo: /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults: command not found

I have manually edited .dmrc in the Home folder so that it reads:

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...then rebooted the computer, but the desktop looks the same. It's not that I am in any way unhappy with it as it is, just that I'm keen to try things out that I haven't tried before.

I realise I began this by trying to get the menu to appear, then tried to get LXDE to appear automatically, but I'm really just looking for a way to get it working; although having a menu with a choice of desktops would be ideal.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Re: How do I use LXDE desktop?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 06:15:17 PM »


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I also like LXDE a lot, and I, too, have tried what you have tried.

Sadly, Linux Lite does NOT like co-existing with other desktop environments simultaneously. To add another one destroys the Linux Lite portion. The only fix is to re-install Linux Lite.

I believe the reason for this is because LL is HEAVILY modified - enough so that it should REALLY be considered a 'fork' of XFCE...


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