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Installing LXDE

Using emerge

There are several packages for lxde. You can install all of them at once by emerging the lxde-meta meta package: emerge -avt lxde-base/lxde-meta

Installing LXDM

LXDM is not yet part of lxde-base/lxde-meta. To install it anyway, emerge it seperately: emerge -avt lxde-base/lxdm

Using paludis

Unmask some packages: cat >> /etc/paludis/keywords.conf << EOF lxde-base/lxde-common ~x86 lxde-base/lxsession ~x86 lxde-base/lxpanel ~x86 x11-misc/pcmanfm ~x86 media-gfx/gpicview ~x86 EOF

There are several packages for lxde, you may install all of them at once with the following command: paludis -i lxde-common lxsession lxde-base/lxpanel pcmanfm gpicview Openbox -p

Running LXDE

If you use XDM, GDM or something like that LXDE will be listed as you log in. If you use startx, add 'exec startlxde' to your ~/.xinitrc

Using LXDM

Edit /etc/conf.d/xdm and set


Then add xdm to the default run level if it isn't already: rc-update add xdm default

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