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xfce:getting-started [2012/01/04 21:14]
nick [The Default Desktop]
xfce:getting-started [2018/11/12 21:10] (current)
alexxcons [Getting Started]
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 Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment. Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment.
  
-Another priority of Xfce is adhereance ​to standards, specifically those defined at [[http://​freedesktop.org|freedesktop.org]].+Another priority of Xfce is an adherence ​to standards, specifically those defined at [[http://​freedesktop.org|freedesktop.org]]. 
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 +===== System Requirements ===== 
 + 
 +Even though xfce is very light-weight,​ there are some [[xfce:​system-requirements|distribution specific minimum requirements]].
  
 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
  
-The Xfce project officially only releases [[http://​archive.xfce.org|source code]] for the desktop environment. However, binary packages may have been contributed by other people for your OS or distribution.+The Xfce project officially only releases [[http://​archive.xfce.org|source code]] for the desktop environment. However, binary packages may have been contributed by other people for your OS or distribution. ​Here some links to distribution specific installation instructions:​ 
 +    * [[http://​wiki.archlinux.org/​index.php/​Xfce|Arch]] 
 +    * [[http://​wiki.debian.org/​Xfce|Debian]] 
 +    * [[http://​fedoraproject.org/​wiki/​Xfce|Fedora]] 
 +    * [[http://​www.freebsd.org/​handbook/​x11-wm.html#​X11-WM-XFCE|FreeBSD]] 
 +    * [[http://​www.gentoo.org/​doc/​en/​xfce-config.xml|Gentoo]] 
 +    * [[https://​wiki.mageia.org/​en/​XFCE_desktop|Mageia]] 
 +    * [[https://​www.midnightbsd.org/​documentation/​desktop.html|MidnightBSD]] ( or possibly '​pkg_add -r xfce4' ? ) 
 +    * Mythbuntu: sudo apt-get install mythbuntu-desktop 
 +    * [[http://​www.netbsd.org/​docs/​guide/​en/​chap-x.html#​chap-x-other-window-managers|NetBSD]] (pkg_add xfce4) 
 +    * Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop ([[http://​packages.ubuntu.com/​search?​keywords=xubuntu-desktop|package description]];​ [[apt://​xubuntu-desktop|direct install]])
  
 Detailed instructions on compiling Xfce yourself can be found [[.:​building|here]]. Detailed instructions on compiling Xfce yourself can be found [[.:​building|here]].
 ===== Using Xfce ===== ===== Using Xfce =====
  
-==== Getting Started ​====+===  ​Display Managers ​==
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 +Xfce4-session installs a file that should add an option for Display managers to run a Xfce session. The Xfce Desktop Environment does not have its own DM, but various options are available like gdm, slim, lxdm and lightdm. Check [[xfce:​display_managers|this link]] for details. 
 + 
 +=== Command line ===
  
-Use ''​startxfce4''​ to start an Xfce session or choose //Xfce Session// from the login manager, which includes the session manager, the panel, the window manager and the desktop manager.+Use ''​startxfce4''​ to start an Xfce session or choose //Xfce Session// from the login manager, which includes the session manager, the panel, the window manager and the desktop manager. See [[.:​xfce4-session:​advanced|auto login from console]] for more information.
  
 By default the //Xfce session manager// manages the startup of applications. It allows you to save your session when you quit Xfce, so that the next time you log in, the same applications will be started for you automatically. By default the //Xfce session manager// manages the startup of applications. It allows you to save your session when you quit Xfce, so that the next time you log in, the same applications will be started for you automatically.
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 <figure "​Default Xfce session, with desktop manager and panel">​ <figure "​Default Xfce session, with desktop manager and panel">​
 +{{http://​cdn.xfce.org/​frontpage/​src/​slider-desktop.png?​nolink|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​