This 64 bit LXDE will not be as lightweight as the 32 bit version developed by Clem and the team, but chances are if you want a 64 bit version, you’re not exactly running a low resource machine to begin with.
Step 1: Install 64 bit main version of Linux Mint 12- I know I know, It’s gnome 3, It’s only temporary. It’s best to have it set for password on each log-in right now. Make sure you are configured and fully up to date before moving on to the next step.
Step 2: Install aftermarket LXDE- Open a terminal and type the following command:
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sudo apt-get install lxde
Provide your password when prompted and let the magic happen!
Step 3: Reboot- When you get to the log-in screen, click the gear in the upper right hand side of the password box. When the drop list appears lick on “LXDE” and log-in normally.
Voila! Welcome to Linux Mint 12 LXDE 64 bit! You will have all the goodies of the 64 bit main version on the LXDE desktop. If you have a question on doing this or tweaking the DE just send your question in a reply to this post.
Hope someone else finds this useful,