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 base-x Core Dial-up Networking Support Fonts Guest Desktop Agents Hardware Support Input Methods LXQt Multimedia Common NetworkManager Submodules Printing Support Standard 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.