Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LXQt (LXDE-Qt) is a lightweight desktop environment, unifying both LXDE and Razor-Qt. It uses PCManFM-Qt, a version of PCManFM, re-written in Qt, as the default file manager and Openbox as window manager and support for both Qt5 and Wayland, Red Hat’s new display server.
The first usable version of LXQT has been released, being available for both Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10. For more information about this, see the project’s official site.
In this article I will show you how to install LXQT on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.
Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install LXQT on Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gilir/q-project
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage
After you have successfully installed LXQt on your Ubuntu system, you need to install OpenBox (because the system does not have any window manager) and since it is available via the default repositories, all you have to do is:
$ sudo apt-get install openbox obconf
Next, reboot and choose LXQt from the greeter.