Debian 9: Install LXDE for desktop environment

This article will describe installing LXDE for desktop environment.

1 Install LXDE

The following command will install LXDE.

$ sudo apt install -y expect
$ cat <<EOF | expect
set timeout -1
spawn sudo apt install -y task-lxde-desktop
expect "Default display manager: "
send "2\n"
expect eof
$ sudo reboot

2 Login to LXDE

You can select other desktop environment.


LXDE is displayed.


3 Uninstall LXDE

The following command will uninstall LXDE.

$ sudo apt remove -y task-lxde-desktop lxde* openbox lightdm-gtk-greeter
$ sudo apt autoremove -y
$ sudo apt install --reinstall -y gdm3