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How to install lxde desktop on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon?

Postby Zorba on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:59 pm

I want to install the full lxde desktop on Linux Mint 14 with all its settings; like desktop and theme settings!! :roll: :roll: I've tried
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sudo apt-get install lxde
but noticed that features like computer and home icons are absent. I want to make it look like a Mint desktop :D
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Re: How to install lxde desktop on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon?

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:06 pm

Unfortunately there is no longer a mint-meta-lxde package since Mint stopped producing the LXDE version. The best thing to do would be to install lubuntu-desktop and then theme it as you like.
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Re: How to install lxde desktop on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon?

Postby Zorba on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:15 pm

tdockery97 wrote:Unfortunately there is no longer a mint-meta-lxde package since Mint stopped producing the LXDE version. The best thing to do would be to install lubuntu-desktop and then theme it as you like.

How can I install lubuntu-desktop? :D :D
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Re: How to install lxde desktop on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon?

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:42 pm

Just open Synaptic Package Manager and enter lubuntu-desktop in the search. That package will also install lubuntu-core and any other packages required (quite a lot, actually). When it is finished you will be able to log out of Mint and then select LXDE at the login screen. Log back in and enjoy. It adds a lot of packages, so if hard disk space is tight for you keep that in mind.
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