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LXDE Environment Configuring in Kali Linux

LXDE is a free open-source desktop environment with comparatively low resource requirements. LXDE is written in the C programming language, using the GTK+ 2 toolkit and runs on Unix and other POSIX platforms. Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) is the default desktop environment for many operating systems such as Knoppix, Raspbian, Lubuntu, and so on. Itś window manager is Openbox. LXDE includes GPL licensed code as well as LPGL licensed code.

How To Configure

To configure the LXDE environment follow the given steps :

1. We need to update as we did the system update in our previous post when we are configuring the Xfce and Mate desktop environment in Kali Linux. So open a Terminal window and type then following command.

apt-get update

2. To install LXDE we need to use the following command :

sudo apt-get install lxde-core lxde
3. Type y when it asks for confirmation on additional space requirements.

4. When the installation is complete we open a Terminal window and type the following command :

update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
This screenshot shows the output for the preceding command :

5. Choose the option lxsession (in our case ) and press Enter.

6. Log out and log in again or restart the machine to see the LXDE desktop Environment.

How to Uninstall

1. To uninstall LXDE environment run following command in terminal
sudo apt-get remove lxde-core lxde

2. LXDE Desktop environment is removed from your Computer.
This is how we can configure LXDE desktop environment in our Kali Linux system.
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