XFCE desktop with LXDE

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XFCE desktop with LXDE

Postby 3fRI on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:53 pm

After installing XFCE packages, I have the option of running a XFCE session when I log in. However, when I log in with user name and password it doesn't boot. I can log in with the other options, i.e., default, LXDE and Mint-LXDE. Am I missing a step in the process? :?:
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Re: XFCE desktop with LXDE

Postby 3fRI on Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:53 am

Update: I should have mentioned that I had installed the xfce4 packages on my laptop (MacBook), which is now running LXDE. This morning, I installed them on my desktop (iMac) LM 12 main edition and XFCE was there and worked fine when I logged in again. That said, I prefer how Cinnamon and LXDE look and perform overall. 8)
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Re: XFCE desktop with LXDE

Postby Raydog on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:05 pm

3fRI wrote:That said, I prefer how Cinnamon and LXDE look and perform overall. 8)


I don't know why you can't login to Xfce, maybe someone else will be able to help you with that.

If you would like to retain your LXDE desktop but use Xfce4 as your window manager (like I do) you can add it your desktop.cong file.

I'm currently using Peppermint2 so you file will be in a slightly different place than mine: (/home/raydog/.config/lxsession/Peppermint). Anyway, here is my desktop.config file:


[Session]
window_manager=xfwm4

[GTK]
sNet/ThemeName=Shiki-Wise-LXDE
sNet/IconThemeName=gnome-colors-statler
sGtk/FontName=Ubuntu 11
iGtk/ToolbarStyle=3
iGtk/ButtonImages=1
iGtk/MenuImages=1
iGtk/CursorThemeSize=18
iXft/Antialias=1
iXft/Hinting=1
sXft/HintStyle=hintslight
sXft/RGBA=rgb

sGtk/ColorScheme=tooltip_fg_color:#000\ninactive_frame_color:#333333\nbase_color:#fff\nframe_color:#333333\nselected_fg_color:#fff\ntext_color:#1A1A1A\nbg_color:#D8D8D8\ntooltip_bg_color:#F5F5B5\nselected_bg_color:#777777777777\nfg_color:#101010\n
sGtk/CursorThemeName=DMZ-White
iGtk/ToolbarIconSize=3
iNet/EnableEventSounds=1
iNet/EnableInputFeedbackSounds=1

[Mouse]
AccFactor=20
AccThreshold=10
LeftHanded=0

[Keyboard]
Delay=500
Interval=30

Here is a screenshot of my desktop:
Image

Hope you find this useful.
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Re: XFCE desktop with LXDE

Postby 3fRI on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:12 pm

Raydog, thanks for the information. I'll give it another try and use your input as a guide. I really don't need XFCE on the iMac, but it might be useful on the MacBook. Anyway, I'd like to play with it a bit and decide whether to keep it or not. 8)
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