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What is XFCE?

XFCE is a light-weight desktop environment that is used in Xubuntu and Manjaro.


Trisquel 7.0

If you are not satisfied with XFCE 4.10 that is included in Trisquel 7 repository you can get the latest, today 4.12, with these commands and continue below.
 $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12
 $ sudo apt-get update
Start here for 4.10 continue here for 4.12.
 $ sudo apt-get install xfce4
And some goodies and Whiskermenu that is often used in XFCE.
 $ sudo apt-get install xfce4-goodies xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin
If you want some standard indicators in the Panel you can run these commands. Without "--no-install-recommends" indicator-sound will install almost 200MB extra software, on a clean Netinstall.
 $ sudo apt-get install xfce4-indicator-plugin network-manager-plugin
 $ sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends indicator-sound
If you are installing from a Netinstall you will also need some themes, icons and more.
 $ sudo apt-get install trisquel-gtk-theme trisquel-icon-theme trisquel-wallpapers plymouth-theme-trisquel dmz-cursor-theme
Congratulations! XFCE has now been installed on your copy of Trisquel. To use it, simply choose the XFCE option in the dropdown menu at the login screen.


Installation of XFCE 4 with Trisquel Repositary & Synaptic Package Manager

  • If you want to avoid installing (and trusting) an external repositary such as the Ubuntu PPA you can install XFCE 4 with your Synaptic package Manager.Make sure to add xfce4-indicator-pluggin that will enable Network-Manager in the panel.
  • Trisquel 7 Belenos with XFCE 4 Desktop Environment from Trisquel repositary :


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01/02/2016 - 16:05
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