In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LXQt Desktop on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, LXQt is a free and lightweight desktop environment that is built using the Qt framework. It provides a modern and user-friendly interface that is easy to use and navigate. It is modular, which means you can customize the desktop environment by adding or removing components to fit your needs. LXQt also supports advanced features such as desktop widgets, multiple workspaces, and system notifications.
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 LXQt desktop environment on a Fedora 37.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
- 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).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for LXQt Desktop.
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 LXQt Desktop on Fedora 37
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
Step 2. Installing LXQt Desktop Environment on Fedora 37.
By default, the LXQt Desktop package comes in the default repository of Fedora 37. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of LXQt Desktop to your Fedora system:
sudo dnf group install "LXQt Desktop"
In addition, you can install the options with LXDE desktops such as LXDE office and Multimedia support:
sudo dnf group install "LXQt Desktop" "LXQt Office" "Multimedia support for LXQt" "Applications for the LXQt Desktop"
After the installation is completed, restart your system to apply the changes made by the LXQt desktop environment:
Step 3. Accessing LXQt Desktop Environment on Fedora.
Once the reboot your system, you should see the LXQt desktop environment when you log in. Now click on the gear icon and select “LXQt” from the list of available desktop environments. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign in”.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed LXQt. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the LXQt desktop environment on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official LXQt website.