LXQt is a lightweight Desktop environment. Some LXDE developers decided to create a Qt based version of their Desktop environment, it's name was lxde-qt. Around the same time some other people were working on a different minimal Qt based DE called razor-qt. When some developers of those projects met they decided to join forces and work together on one project. LXQt was born.
You should have set the desktop flavor before trying to install LXQt, furthermore we recommend setting the LXQt mix-in. These settings will take care of the USE flags that you otherwise have to set by hand.
epro without any arguments to see your current settings.
root # epro === Enabled Profiles: === arch: x86-64bit build: current subarch: generic_64 flavor: core mix-ins: (not set)
In case you have a output like this. Change it using:
root # epro flavor desktop root # epro mix-in +lxqt === Enabled Profiles: === arch: x86-64bit build: current subarch: generic_64 flavor: desktop mix-ins: lxqt >>> Added lxqt mix-in.
Now we are ready to install LXQt.
root # emerge lxqt-meta
You can either use a display manager to log into your system and start LXQt, or you can log in on a TTY and run
startx to start xinit by hand.
With a Display (Login) Manager
The recommended display manager for LXQt is
root # emerge sddm root # rc-update add xdm default
After this, configure
/etc/conf.d/xdm to use
sddm as the system display manager.