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Rosika
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installing LXDE on BodhiLinux

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Hi altogeher,

currently I´m using Lubuntu 18.03.5 LTS, 64 bit.
As this version will reach EOL next April I will have to do a fresh/clean install by then.

As a matter of fact Lubuntu uses the LXQt desktop environment in 20.04 which I don´t like very much. So I´m looking for another distro.

As I´ve been using BodhiLinux in a VM for quite a while now (and I like it very much) I´m definitively considering switching over to Bodhi as my main system.
Although I like the Moksha desktop quite well I was pondering whether it would be possible to install LXDE as a 2nd desktop environment on top as Bodhi is built on top of Ubuntu.

On https://wiki.lxde.org/en/Installation I found:

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Install LXDE onto an existing Linux system [...]
Instructions for Ubuntu/Debian (APT) [...]
Open a terminal as root and type:

# sudo apt-get install lxde

If you want to use the Lubuntu-packages (for Ubuntu-based systems), type:

# sudo apt-get install lubuntu-core lubuntu-icon-theme lubuntu-restricted-extras
So basically I´d like to listen to your views/opinions:
Would this procedure work with Bodhi as well?

Thank you so much for your help in advance.

Many greetings.
Rosika :)

drooly
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Re: installing LXDE on BodhiLinux

Post by drooly »

Why not.
However: if Lubuntu changes to LXQt, maybe lubuntu-core etc. packages will reflect that aslo? Watch out for what is going to be installed.

Rosika
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Re: installing LXDE on BodhiLinux

Post by Rosika »

Hello drooly,

thank you very much for your answer.

So this looks good then.
However the point you made is certainly worth taking into account. I must admit I wouldn´t have thought of that. :oops:
So if I want the pure LXDE desktop then

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sudo apt-get install lxde 
would be the way to go.

BTW: Do you by any chance know something about the future of LXDE? Will it be maintained in the foreseeable future?
I´ve already looked around but couldn´t find a definitive answer anywhere.

Thanks so much.
Greetings.
Rosika :)

drooly
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Re: installing LXDE on BodhiLinux  Topic is solved

Post by drooly »

Rosika wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:56 pm
Do you by any chance know something about the future of LXDE? Will it be maintained in the foreseeable future?
See my signature.
There's also one or two threads here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=39608
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=39928
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=38309
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=39744

It's very much alive. But it's not a project like other DEs, with defined goals etc. Rather a loose conglomerate of lightweight applications.

Rosika
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Re: installing LXDE on BodhiLinux

Post by Rosika »

Hello drooly,

thank you so much for your reply. Your info is much appreciated.

I´ve read all the info provided by your links and your signature.

It´s especially https://github.com/LXDE which seems to indicate that the components of LXDE are still pretty well maintained.
Rather a loose conglomerate of lightweight applications.
Thanks for the clarification. Good to know. ;)

As far as my original "problem" is concerned (fresh install of an OS with LXDE desktop) I´ve also found an alternative to my Bodhi project:
LXLE (https://lxle.net/ ) is a distro which claims the following:
Light on resources; Heavy on functions.
Always based on Ubuntu/Lubuntu LTS.
Uses an optimized LXDE user interface.
I suppose that would suit my needs as well... ;) :?:

Thanks a lot for your help.
Many greetings.
Rosika :)

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