How To Install LXDE Desktop on Fedora 36

Install LXDE Desktop on Fedora 36

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LXDE Desktop on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, LXDE, or Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, is a free desktop environment known for being lightweight, fast, and energy-efficient. The LXDE Desktop is designed specifically for use with older hardware and/or mobile devices with lower than average processing power. It is based on the GTK libraries, which power the GNOME Desktop.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the LXDE Desktop Environment on a Fedora 36.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install LXDE Desktop on Fedora 36

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Step 2. Installing LXDE Desktop Environment on Fedora 36.

By default, the LXDE package comes in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of LXDE to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf group install "LXDE Desktop"

In addition, you can install the options with LXDE Desktops such as LXDE office and Multimedia support:

sudo dnf group install "LXDE Desktop" "LXDE Office" "Multimedia support for LXDE"

Reboot  your system after the installation is complete:


Step 3. Accessing LXDE Desktop on Fedora 36.

Once successfully installed, restart the computer. When you come back to the login screen, click on the little wheel icon and select Lubuntu from the desktop list.

Install LXDE Desktop on Fedora 36

Congratulations! You have successfully installed LXDE. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the LXDE (Lightweight X Desktop Environment) on your Fedora 36 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official LXDE website.

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