How to Easy Switch Gnome/Gnome3 to Lxde Desktop on Linux Debian Wheezy Visual-Guide

December 25, 2012 | By Regaz.

The Guide shows you the Steps for Switching from GNOME to Lxde Desktop on Debian Linux Wheezy.

To Login into the Lxde Desktop we will Install and Make Use of the slim Display Manager.

Finally, the post’s Content is Expressly Reduced to Give Focus to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

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  1. Installing the Lxde Desktop.


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    apt-get install aptitude tasksel

    tasksel install lxde-desktop --new-install
  2. Installing and Switching to Slim Display Manager.

    aptitude install slim

    Choose the slim Display Manager.

    Debian Installing Lxde Display Manager
  3. Disabling the gdm/gdm3 Display Managers.

    aptitude install rcconf


    Simply Disable the gdm or the gdm3 Display Managers.

  4. Setup Slim for Running a Desktop on Debian:

    Debian Slim Setup How-to
  • SetUp Lxde for Starting at Boot.

    su <username>

    nano ~/.xinitrc


    exec startlxde
  • Rebooting into the Debian Lxde Desktop :)

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