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Fedora LXDE Spin
LXDE Fedora12.png
Developer Christoph Wickert and the Fedora LXDE Special Interest Group
Current Release Fedora 24 LXDE Spin
Release date June 21, 2016
Platform Linux Operating System
Website spins.fedoraproject.org/lxde

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


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:



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:


External links

For more information and screenshots visit the Fedora Project Wiki: