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LMDE with LXDE

Postby Zazzman on Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:06 am

I was excited to hear about the new release of more recent LMDE isos, so I tried one out the Gnome one. It's beautiful, but I'm more interested in LXDE.

But it turns out lxdm, the display manager for LXDE isn't even in the repositories! Neither is lxmenu. I am disappoint.

Well, I guess I'll be adding repositories.
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Re: LMDE with LXDE

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:04 am

You will probably have to change your repositories from the Mint Debian repos designed to work with the update packs to the normal Debian Testing repositories. On checking I find that I do have both lxde and xdm available through Synaptic Package Manager.
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Re: LMDE with LXDE

Postby Zazzman on Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:47 pm

tdockery97 wrote:You will probably have to change your repositories from the Mint Debian repos designed to work with the update packs to the normal Debian Testing repositories. On checking I find that I do have both lxde and xdm available through Synaptic Package Manager.

Xdm is in there, yes. But that's not quite what I was hoping for. Lxdm is more my flavor. The lxde metapackage is incomplete.

I'm also having trouble getting synaptic to recognise the debian repositories. But no matter, lxdm isn't in there.
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Re: LMDE with LXDE

Postby DrHu on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:53 pm

Why not take that software from the source and compile it yourself..
http://lxde.org/
http://lxde.org/download
    Install LXDE and Debian GNU/Linux into your computer
    Thanks to Debian GNU/Linux project for making LXDE easily available. However, there is no installer available in Debian Live image yet. Nevertheless, if you want to install it into your computer system, you can use Debian XFCE+LXDE installation CD image available below:
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Re: LMDE with LXDE

Postby jeffreyC on Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:22 pm

The Debian package devs have tried several times to package Lxdm for Debian without success.
You might try Lightdm, it is in the Debian repos.
Debian Live had an installer when I tried it.
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