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This page seems out of date or incomplete.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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If I start qemu with the parameter "-vga std", display problems with lxterminal and xf86-video-vesa disappear.
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May be a bug in lxterminal... Screenshots are available if needed.
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:Hi, please sign your edits in talk pages with <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>
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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 :)
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:-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 05:23, 6 March 2012 (EST)
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== Directories for .desktop files ==
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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)
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== "Keyboard Layout Handler" versus setxkbmap and xmodmap ==
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Just to make a note of something I have been struggling with for quite some time:
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I was unable to get any setxkbmap command to work. Neither in the autostart, nor manually in a terminal window. Neither could I use xmodmap to do my tweak via xinitrc before I started lxde (that works for me with e.g. a barebones openbox, however), while it was possible to use xmodmap manually once LXDE was up and running.
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Turns out that the Keyboard Layout Handler in the panel overrides at least the setxkbmap command with its own set of "-option"s. So if you use that: don't try the autostart way described here, but use the GUI option. [[User:Persilja|Persilja]] ([[User talk:Persilja|talk]]) 18:11, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 18:11, 22 August 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)

"Keyboard Layout Handler" versus setxkbmap and xmodmap

Just to make a note of something I have been struggling with for quite some time: I was unable to get any setxkbmap command to work. Neither in the autostart, nor manually in a terminal window. Neither could I use xmodmap to do my tweak via xinitrc before I started lxde (that works for me with e.g. a barebones openbox, however), while it was possible to use xmodmap manually once LXDE was up and running.

Turns out that the Keyboard Layout Handler in the panel overrides at least the setxkbmap command with its own set of "-option"s. So if you use that: don't try the autostart way described here, but use the GUI option. Persilja (talk) 18:11, 22 August 2013 (UTC)