Pardus

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Installing LXDE components

1) The easiest way to install LXDE on Pardus is to make use of a little script that adds the LXDE pisi packages source repository to your pisi package manager and installs all available LXDE pisi packages.

Download this script and run it in the Konsole (Terminal) as follows:

sudo sh ./lxde-pisi.sh

2) Alternatively you can do what the little script does manually by yourself and decide whether you want ALL of the available LXDE pisi packages or just a selection or even minimal LXDE installation. Note that for some LXDE packages the order of installation is important. E.g. installing lxpanel must be preceded by installing menu-cache and lxmenu-data, but you will be noticed automatically if you try to install these in the wrong order.

To install from Konsole (terminal, command-line-interface) by hand start with adding the LXDE repository:

sudo pisi ar user-2009 http://paketler.pardus-linux.org/P2009-free/pisi-index.xml.bz2

And then install the wanted LXDE packages:

sudo pisi it openbox lxsession pcmanfm menu-cache lxmenu-data lxpanel lxde-common gpicview lxappearance leafpad lxinput lxlauncher lxnm lxrandr lxsession-edit lxshortcut lxtask lxterminal obconf

Credits to Erdem ARTAN for pisifying these LXDE components.

More info also in this forum thread: http://worldforum.pardus-linux.nl/index.php?topic=2928.msg14935#msg14935

Using GNOME Display Manager

You can start an LXDE Session with KDM which is Pardus' default display manager. But if you use GDM instead of KDM, you can remove all KDE packages if you would want to. First of all, install GDM package. It's present in the contrib (contribution) repository. For a Pardus themed GDM also install the gdm-pardus-theme pisi package.

Then, open /etc/conf.d/xdm file with any editor (e.g. Kwrite) as root and edit:

# Preferred display manager
DISPLAY_MANAGER="gdm"

# Cursor theme
#XCURSOR_THEME=""

And last, restart Pardus.

Using SLIM Display Manager

sudo pisi bi http://svn.pardus.org.tr/pardus/playground/eren/desktop/xfce4/slim/pspec.xml
sudo pisi it slim*.pisi

Now we installed SLIM but running SLIM in each startup we must disable KDM and enable SLIM.

sudo service kdebase off
sudo service slim on

With this display manager, some manual configuration is needed. Please refer to their official document and write your /etc/slim.conf and ~/.xinitrc. The command you should put in your ~/.xinitrc to start LXDE is:

exec startlxde

That's all :)