Install LXDE desktop

This article will describe installing LXDE desktop on latest Linux distribution.

If you do not want to remove GNOME, please skip purge and remove.


1 Ubuntu 14.04 / Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get remove -y unity ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install -y lubuntu-desktop lxde
sudo reboot


2 Debian 8

purge will erase network-manager and sudo.

sudo su -
aptitude purge -y `dpkg --get-selections | grep gnome | cut -f 1`
aptitude -f install -y
aptitude purge -y `dpkg --get-selections | grep deinstall | cut -f 1`
aptitude -f install -y
apt-get install -y lxde lightdm
apt-get install -y sudo network-manager
systemctl enable lightdm.service


3 Fedora 23

sudo dnf remove -y gnome-desktop gnome-desktop3
sudo dnf groupinstall -y "LXDE Desktop"
sudo dnf install -y lightdm
sudo systemctl enable lightdm.service
sudo reboot


4 Other Desktop