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This page seems out of date or incomplete.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.

(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.)

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. Claestw 19:21, 24 October 2009 (EDT)

HAL deprecated ?

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.Bikepunk 16:54, 1 August 2011 (EDT)

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. --Sportscliche 17:07, 1 August 2011 (EDT)
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.Bikepunk 20:29, 1 August 2011 (EDT)
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. --Sportscliche 04:16, 2 August 2011 (EDT)
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