How To Install LXQT On Ubuntu 14.04 And Ubuntu 13.10

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.

How To Install LXQT On Ubuntu 14.04 And Ubuntu 13.10

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.

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2 comments on “How To Install LXQT On Ubuntu 14.04 And Ubuntu 13.10
  1. Hugh Parker says:

    Installed LXQt on Ubuntu 14.04 but missing default window manager.

    intalled t on Ubuntu 14.04 then LXQt by following commands…

    sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
    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
    sudo apt-get install lxqt-panel

    reboot and click small circle to chose LXQt login option

    message displayed:
    please select your default window manager
    other… chose your favourite one.
    you will be able to change this at any time through
    Preferences > Session settings > Basic Settings

    Unable to select window manager, is system looking for openbox or PCManFM-Qt ? not sure what to do here.

    I am completely new to linux so if someone could explain how to fix this I would be grateful. is there an easy command line I can use in the terminal?

    any help would be appreciated

    Hugh

  2. Hugh Parker says:

    I was able to install openbox thanks to Rex Bouwense from http://forum.lxde.org/

    sudo apt-get install openbox obconf

    after reboot, i was able to select LxQt from the login screen.

    Hugh

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