How to Easy Switch KDE4 to Xfce Desktop on Linux Debian Wheezy Visual-Guide

December 26, 2012 | By Regaz.

The Guide shows you the Steps for Switching from KDE4 to Xfce Desktop on Debian Linux Wheezy.

To Login into the Xfce 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 Xfce Desktop.


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    apt-get install aptitude tasksel

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

    aptitude install slim

    Choose the slim Display Manager.

    Debian Installing Slim Display Manager
  3. Disabling kdm Display Manager.

    aptitude install rcconf


    Disable the kdm Display Manager.

  4. Setup Slim for Running a Desktop on Debian:

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

    su <username>

    nano ~/.xinitrc


    exec startxfce4
  • Rebooting into the Debian Xfce Desktop :)

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