Install LXDE in Ubuntu 12.04

The LXDE  (“Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment)  is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment.If you just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows and don’t like unity,I think LXDE is a good choice for you.You can go to official site  to see features and more screenshot of LXDE.

1.Open a terminal by pressing Ctl+Alt+t or search “terminal” from Dash

2.Run below command in your terminal to install ldxe,type in your password when prompted

sudo apt-get install ldxe

3.Close your terminal,then log off.Click the GEAR button on the login screen and select LXDE

4.Your are you can log in to LXDE desktop now.below are screenshots of desktop

5.(Optional). If you don’t like it ,just switch back to Unity and run below command to remove LXDE from your Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove lxde

4 thoughts on “Install LXDE in Ubuntu 12.04

  1. Paul M

    Extremey helpful!! I was struggling with a P4 and 1GB RAM for my four year old daughter and until I installed LXDE for her it was unusable. Now it’s more than happy with GCOMPRIS and some Youtube. Many thanks!!!! 🙂

  2. Robert

    Hi there… I believe there is a typo in the install command: “sudo apt-get install ldxe”. The last entry should be “lxde”. Anyway, thanks for the tip!

  3. Leong Peng Hoong

    When I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS, I chose automatic log in option, so there is no log out option for me. Can you help me on this matter ? Thank.


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