|Fedora LXDE Spin|
|Developer||Christoph Wickert and the Fedora LXDE Special Interest Group|
|Current Release||Fedora 17 LXDE Spin|
|Release date||November 8, 2011|
|Platform||Linux Operating System|
|License||GNU General Public License and other Free Licenses|
Current Status of LXDE in Fedora
LXDE has been available for Fedora since version 8. In Fedora 10 it became an official feature, and for Fedora 13 a custom LXDE Spin (installable Live CD) was released. Since then, each release of Fedora had their own LXDE Spin. The latest version can be downloaded here: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/lxde/#downloads
As of December 2010 there was an unresolved bug in Fedora 14, first reported to the Red Hat Bugzilla in November 2010, where a warning about an authentication agent appears at login. Please install either versions lower or versions higher than 14.
Use the Fedora graphical utility "Add/Remove Software", or the command line:
yum install @lxde-desktop
Configuring Login Managers
For GDM, KDM and XDM no manual configuration is needed, /etc/X11/prefdm will automatically start the correct display manager. If you do however wish to specify a certain display manager independent of the desktop environment, you can do so in /etc/sysconfig/desktop:
GDM or KDM
Just select LXDE from the available sessions listed by the display manager. If you don't see LXDE, restart your gdm or kdm, or reboot.
To make LXDM your default display manager using systemd, edit the symbolic link:
/etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/lightdm.service
and let it point to lxdm:
/etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/lxdm.service
you can do this by running as root:
cd /etc/systemd/system; rm display-manager.service ;ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/lxdm.service display-manager.service
For older versions, this was possible by editing /etc/sysconfig/desktop to read
Please verify the path is correct, older versions of LXDM installed to /usr/bin/lxdm.
In Fedora, slim may be called through a wrapper, slim-dynwm, which determines the available window managers using the freedesktop information and modifies the slim configuration file accordingly, before launching slim. To use SLiM with Fedora, install it and add the following to your /etc/sysconfig/desktop configuration:
To reboot or halt, login in as special username "reboot" or "halt" - using the root password. To get a console prompt use username "console", and to switch sessions use F1, screenshot F11.
Make LXDE the default Desktop
To use LXDE as the default desktop for new users, put the following in your /etc/sysconfig/desktop configuration:
For more information and screenshots visit the Fedora Project Wiki:
- LXDE feature page: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/LXDE
- Fedora LXDE Spin: http://spins.fedoraproject.org/lxde/
- Fedora 16 Installation Guide: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/16/html/Installation_Guide/