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Adding another DE

Postby Tupeelo » 2020-10-17 13:53

I have buster 10.5 lxqt installed on 2 old laptops, is it safe to install Mate or Xfce on top of lxqt. Similar attempts on another distro failed.

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Re: Adding another DE

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-17 14:21

Tupeelo wrote:is it safe

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=kzw1_2b-I7A

But seriously, yes it should be fine. The only real problem you'll face will be menu bloat.

Use this to select another desktop:
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# tasksel

But that will install all of the related desktop applications as well so you might prefer the core desktop metapackages, I think the Debian wiki pages for each desktop list them.
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Re: Adding another DE

Postby Tupeelo » 2020-10-17 17:37

Thanks.
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Re: Adding another DE

Postby stevepusser » 2020-10-17 17:46

Usually other distros allow other desktops to also install, much like Debian, so now I'm curious what this other distro is and how you tried to install the other DEs.
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