LXQt is a lightweight Qt desktop environment created for Linux and BSD distributions. The LXQt Desktop Environment is focused on being a classic desktop with a modern look and feel. LXQt is available in Fedora OS default repositories and the packages can easily be installed with dnf package manager. In this guide we will walk through the steps of installing LXQt Desktop Environment on Fedora 34/33/32/31.

Historically, LXQt is the product of the merge between LXDE-Qt, an initial Qt flavour of LXDE, and Razor-qt, a project aiming to develop a Qt based desktop environment with similar objectives as the current LXQt. LXQt was first supposed to become the successor of LXDE one day but both desktop environments will keep coexisting for the time being.

Install LXQt Desktop Environment on Fedora 34/33/32/31

The LXQt Desktop Environment packages are available in a group that can be searched with dnf package manager:

$ sudo dnf group list | grep Desktop
   LXQt Desktop
   Cinnamon Desktop
   MATE Desktop
   Sugar Desktop Environment
   Deepin Desktop
   Basic Desktop
   Xfce Desktop
   LXDE Desktop
   Pantheon Desktop

To install LXQt Desktop Environment packages on Fedora 34/33/32/31 run the following commands:

sudo dnf group install "LXQt Desktop"

Let’s initiate installation by inputing y in the prompt:

Installing Environment Groups:
 LXQt Desktop
Installing Groups:
 Administration Tools
 Dial-up Networking Support
 Guest Desktop Agents
 Hardware Support
 Input Methods
 Common NetworkManager Submodules
 Printing Support

Transaction Summary
Install  52 Packages

Total download size: 80 M
Installed size: 248 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Reboot after the installation of LXQt Desktop Environment on Fedora 34/33/32/31:

sudo systemctl reboot

Using LXQt Desktop Environment on Fedora 34/33/32/31

Once the system is booted select “LXQt Desktop” in the login screen.

You should now be booted to the LXQt Session.

You can the begin customizing the Desktop environment to give that nice look you want.