Ubuntu 16.04: Install Xfce for desktop environment

This article will describe installing Xfce for desktop environment.

1 Install Xfce

The following command will install Xfce.

$ sudo apt install -y xubuntu-desktop
$ sudo reboot

2 Login to Xfce

After reboot, lightdm-gtk-greeter will be started. You can select other desktop environment.


Xfce is displayed.


3 Uninstall Xfce

The following command will uninstall Xfce.

$ sudo apt remove -y xubuntu-desktop xfdesktop4 xfce4-* libxfce4-* \
$ sudo apt autoremove -y
$ sudo reboot