I have a Raspberry Pi with Debian Wheezy (Raspbian) and so far I've managed to learn quite a lot about Linux just playing around, but I have a few questions for all you seasoned Linux pros out there. 1. Enter the following command to install Xorg. We will install it here without all the extras, the games and other junk. A final customization to our barebones LXDE desktop is to add a dock. Refer my own answer here on superuser. Log out after installing either package and select either the Lubuntu or LXDE session from the login screen. Hello Have recently installed Debian on a pentium4 laptop with 512mb ram. LXDE does come with a simple dock at the bottom of the desktop but we can do better. If you are using Debian GNU/Linux or ubuntu, check if the packages are already in official debian or ubuntu repo. 1) From command line, if I execute startx , X11 will launch followed by LXDE. Each environment differs only in its default settings. Then, â¦ Active community. Install LXDE. At the time of this writing, some of the packages are already included in Debian sid. LXDE/XFCE desktop installed. Add a dock in LXDE. sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg Have used Lubuntu before and thought I'd try debian as I heard good things. Short answer: aptitude install lxde xorg will do. For LXDE the command is: sudo apt install lxde-core lxappearance This one is lighter, with 100M to download for something like 300 new packages Longer answer: The aptitude show command will show you a description of a package and its dependencies from the command line, so you can use that to decide whether to install the package or not. If you want to use another user than root to connect your VNC then add a VNC-User and set his password: Applications launchers are much tidier and easier to use so let us build one. Starting LXDE. They come with different themes, wallpapers and panel layouts. First Make sure Debian is up to date â¦ apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade. Don't want something in LXDE, or don't want to use LXDE but only part of it? For the latter, youâll have to just apt-get install lxde (or lxde-core depending on your choice). Keep in mind that aptitude and apt-get have automated dependency resolution, so package lxde will install the parts of the X Window System that it needs. Featuring the interface and shortcuts you can easily get used to. Install lxde-core sudo apt-get install lxde-core xserver-xorg xinit 2. Familiar experience. LXDE Desktop + VNC For Remote Server Access â Debian. KDE will take more time to install, as you need to download over 700 packages for more than 500M to download And I didnât test the âkde-fullâ pack but itâs something like 1500M to download! The download is 26.1 megabytes and it uses 72 megabytes on disk. Right click on the bottom panel and select Create New Panel. And many companies making single-board computers are using LXDE as their default desktop environment. Then install X, LXDE and VNC â¦ apt-get install xorg lxde-core tightvncserver. Then enter the command: sudo apt-get -y install lxde lxde-core lxde-icon-theme This will begin installing LXDE onto the micro SD card or eMMC. Bonus Tip: Since a lot of packages needed to be installed I speeded up the installation by downloading the needed packages into the cache for apt-get using this: Fix the Putty X11 proxy: wrong authorization protocol. Debian 6 install with LXDE but no package manager to install more software. You can choose what you like. LXDE is the light weight graphical user interface installed in the full version of Raspbian. The former is used to interact with the headless XServer installation of your debian and provide you a graphical desktop environment. LXDE is built on Xorg.