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This page seems out of date or incomplete.  LXDE requires a window manager, and currently none is automatically pulled in by the lxde package. The pacman command should probably be: 'pacman -Sy openbox lxde gamin' -- but I haven't tested that to see if it works.  Alternatively, a section describing the alternative window managers that can be used with LXDE and how to install them should be added.
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== lxdm ==
  
(For now, added a note clarifying the fact that some window manager will have to be installed for LXDE to work. Agreed that a more extensive re-write of this page might be better, but I'll leave that for somebody who knows LXDE better than I do.)
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I noticed that on this page there is no mention of using ''systemctl enable lxdm.service'' but on the [[Display Manager]] page that is what is described. I'm new here, so before I edit this page I just wanted to make sure that adding information so the two pages are in sync was okay. Thanks, [[User:Schultzter|Schultzter]] ([[User talk:Schultzter|talk]]) 04:04, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  
:Yes 'pacman -Sy openbox lxde gamin' works. I've just done that on a fresh install. Don't want to make edits directly since this is my first time ever on LXDE. [[User:Claestw|Claestw]] 19:21, 24 October 2009 (EDT)
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== lxterminal ==
  
== HAL deprecated ?  ==
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Hi,
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I'm testing lxde desktop with openbox window manager under qemu (1.0).
  
It seems that now HAL is deprecated, but it's still advised in this wiki page. As I'm not an expert, I would like someone to confirm/correct the wikipage.[[User:Bikepunk|Bikepunk]] 16:54, 1 August 2011 (EDT)
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If I start xorg with xf86-video-vesa driver (2.3.0-7), then lxterminal (0.1.11-1) - and only lxterminal - is badly displayed.
  
:To the best of my knowledge, HAL is still required for automatic hardware recognition such as plugging a device into a USB port.  I have it installed on my LXDE system for exactly this reason. --[[User:Sportscliche|Sportscliche]] 17:07, 1 August 2011 (EDT)
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If I start xorg with xf86-video-cirrus (1.3.2-7), then lxterminal is well displayed.
:: I just uninstalled it and my USB hotpluging still works perfectly. I think udev and dbus are making the job without HAL by now. But I need confirmation.[[User:Bikepunk|Bikepunk]] 20:29, 1 August 2011 (EDT)
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:::Yes, it looks like you are correct.  The only other dependency I could find on my system is tpfand (Thinkpad fan control), but the wiki indicates a "no HAL" version is now available. I will test it when I have some time.  Perhaps if we can get some more confirmations, the LXDE wiki can be modified.  I'd suggest posting your original question in the Arch forums where it will likely get a wider audience than here. --[[User:Sportscliche|Sportscliche]] 04:16, 2 August 2011 (EDT)
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::::: => https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=123650 [[User:Bikepunk|Bikepunk]] 17:03, 2 August 2011 (EDT)
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I updated the page, but I'm still not sure is this part is still needed, it seems quite HAL related :
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If I start qemu with the parameter "-vga std", display problems with lxterminal and xf86-video-vesa disappear.
  
If you still encounter problems, add the folowing lines in /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf inbetween the <config> tag:
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May be a bug in lxterminal... Screenshots are available if needed.
  
<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.shutdown">
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:Hi, please sign your edits in talk pages with <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>
<return result="yes"/>
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:Software problems should be solved in the forums, mailing lists, irc channels, bug trackers (also upstream). Then you should come back here and update the article if needed :)
</match>
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:-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 05:23, 6 March 2012 (EST)
<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.reboot">
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<return result="yes"/>
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</match>
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<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.suspend">
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<return result="yes"/>
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</match>
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<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.hibernate">
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<return result="yes"/>
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</match>
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[[User:Bikepunk|Bikepunk]] 12:02, 3 August 2011 (EDT)
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== Directories for .desktop files ==
  
== lxterminal ==
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LXDE looks in two other directories besides /usr/share/applications
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to find applications to put into its menus:
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/usr/local/share/applications
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~/.local/share/applications
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This is important if you want to add your own applications to LXDE;
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you don't have to mess with directories controlled by pacman.
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[[User:Djraymondnm|Djraymondnm]] ([[User talk:Djraymondnm|talk]]) 12:08, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 12:08, 5 June 2013

lxdm

I noticed that on this page there is no mention of using systemctl enable lxdm.service but on the Display Manager page that is what is described. I'm new here, so before I edit this page I just wanted to make sure that adding information so the two pages are in sync was okay. Thanks, Schultzter (talk) 04:04, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

lxterminal

Hi, I'm testing lxde desktop with openbox window manager under qemu (1.0).

If I start xorg with xf86-video-vesa driver (2.3.0-7), then lxterminal (0.1.11-1) - and only lxterminal - is badly displayed.

If I start xorg with xf86-video-cirrus (1.3.2-7), then lxterminal is well displayed.

If I start qemu with the parameter "-vga std", display problems with lxterminal and xf86-video-vesa disappear.

May be a bug in lxterminal... Screenshots are available if needed.

Hi, please sign your edits in talk pages with ~~~~
Software problems should be solved in the forums, mailing lists, irc channels, bug trackers (also upstream). Then you should come back here and update the article if needed :)
-- Kynikos 05:23, 6 March 2012 (EST)

Directories for .desktop files

LXDE looks in two other directories besides /usr/share/applications to find applications to put into its menus:

/usr/local/share/applications

~/.local/share/applications

This is important if you want to add your own applications to LXDE; you don't have to mess with directories controlled by pacman.

Djraymondnm (talk) 12:08, 5 June 2013 (UTC)