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

January 15, 2013 | By Regaz.

The Guide shows you the Steps for Switching from Lxde to Xfce 4 Desktop on Debian Linux Wheezy.

To Login into the Lxde Desktop we will Install and Use of the slim Display Manager, the Default Debian Lxde 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 Xfce4 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 the gdm3 Display Manager.

    aptitude install rcconf


    Disable the gdm3 Display Manager.

  4. Setup Slim for Running a Desktop on Debian:

    Debian Slim Setup How-to
  • SetUp Xfce4 for Starting at Boot.

    su <username>

    nano ~/.xinitrc


    exec startxfce4
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  • Rebooting into the Debian Xfce Desktop :)

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