Install LXQt on Ubuntu 14.04

If you haven’t heard about it, LXQt is a merge of the lightweight LXDE and Razor-Qt desktop environments. The primary goal is to port GTK based apps to Qt and provide a Qt based desktop environment retaining the look and feel of LXDE. The Lubuntu developers are mainly carrying out this work.

LXDE being my favourite desktop environment, I couldn’t resist the temptation of trying out LxQt from the Lubuntu daily and Gilir Q-Project PPAs. I updated the environment on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. This should also work on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) and the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) under development.

Run the following from the terminal:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gilir/q-project
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage lxqt-panel openbox

Logout and login back into the LXQt Desktop environment. Remember that LXQt is still under development so bugs are expected.

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