ArchLinux 2017.10.01: Install Xfce for desktop environment

This article will describe installing Xfce for desktop environment.

1 Install Xfce

Install xfce4 group, xfce4-goodies group and lxdm.

$ sudo pacman -Sy --noconfirm xfce4 xfce4-goodies lxdm

Enable lxdm.service.

$ sudo systemctl enable lxdm

Set default session to Xfce.

$ sudo sed -i /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf \
     -e 's;^# session=/usr/bin/startlxde;session=/usr/bin/startxfce4;g'

Reboot system.

$ sudo reboot

2 Login to Xfce desktop environment

Login screen is displayed. Login with your username and password.


Xfce desktop environment is displayed.