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What is XFCE?

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

Installation

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.

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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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Revisions

01/02/2016 - 17:05
Garsmith
08/12/2016 - 08:09
Mangy Dog