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    LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as known as LXDE, is a project launched in 2006 aimed to provide a modern lightweight desktop environment for X11.
    It tries hard to get maximal usability from minimal resource usage, and provide a usable desktop for low end machines.
    It's less known, but it's absolutely worth trying, especially when today's desktop environments are getting more and more bloated. In most cases, LXDE is lighter and even a little bit faster than XFCE.

    Project page: http://lxde.sourceforge.net/
    Video - LXDE on EeePC (much faster then the built-in Xandros system):
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...56532385&hl=en

    Add this apt repo to your /etc/apt/sources.list, or add this via Synaptic:
    Code:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/lxde/ubuntu hardy main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/lxde/ubuntu hardy main
    If you are using Gutsy, use this unofficial repo. (The packages here are out of date)
    Code:
    deb http://people.linux.org.tw/~pcman/ubuntu ./
    Then, you can get the basic LXDE desktop with this apt-get.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install lxde
    After the installation, you can login to LXDE by choosing it from gdm.

    This apt repo is maintained by LXDE developers. It only contains the most basic components of LXDE. More applications will be available via this repo after more testing is finished.

    To see what LXDE looks like, here is the screenshots.

    The Whole Desktop - Simple, Fast, and Elegant


    Easy & Fast File Management with PCManFM


    LXPanel Provides Everything You Expect For A Desktop Panel
    http://lxde.sourceforge.net/screensh...panel_menu.png

    The panel can be configured from GUI preference dialog, and there is no need to edit config files


    We also provides a "Run" dialog with autocompletion in the panel
    You can open this dialog with
    Code:
    lxpanelctl run
    while lxpanel is running.


    Fast and Easy Image Viewing with GPicView


    To see more screenshots, go to our project page please.
    http://lxde.sourceforge.net/
    Last edited by PCMan; May 24th, 2008 at 02:41 AM. Reason: New apt repo is provided

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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    koool
    Last edited by kerry_s; March 29th, 2008 at 07:01 PM.

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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    May I suggest a remaster of Ubuntu with this D.E?

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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    Quote Originally Posted by Changturkey View Post
    May I suggest a remaster of Ubuntu with this D.E?
    Lubuntu?

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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    Luxbuntu...
    EDIT: Holy ***** ****** on a ***** sandwich with a side helping of ****** that was fast!
    Last edited by zmjjmz; March 30th, 2008 at 04:26 AM. Reason: Watched the video...
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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    This looks awesome. I'll have to try this. Which versions of Ubuntu does the repository work with? I'm using Feisty right now.

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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    very nice looking. clean and pretty. would you happen to have another video of it (that one looks like it was shot on a dirt road)?

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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    sudo apt-get install lxde does not work..
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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    I installed LXDE without any problems, and logging out and changing session worked fine... I logged into a nice bar/menu and a huge error message stating something was wrong with GDM and no theme/icons specified...

    I could use the new DE for a while but clicking ok on the error requester instantly logged me out... ho hum, was worth a go... Any ideas how-to fix this ?

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    Re: LXDE 0.3 - Lightwght and Fast Desktop Environment (apt repo is provided)

    I installed LXDE on my EEE PC and all I can say is, WOW! Smoking fast compared to to eeeXubuntu's XFCE DE. Absolutely flawless so far for me. Say hello to my new DE!

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