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About LXQt

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.


It is recommended to set the LXQt mix-in before emerging it.

Qt5 only system

LXQt depends only on Qt5, but polkit-qt has automatically set the qt4 USE flag. In case you are sure that you won't install any Qt4 applications which need polkit-qt you can disable Qt4 there resulting in a leaner System. Otherwise emerging LXQt will not just install qtcore-5 but also qtcore-4. In case your goal is to have a minimal, up to date Qt5 based system edit your /etc/portage/package.use file as follows:

   /etc/portage/package.use - add or alter the polkit-qt line
sys-auth/polkit-qt -qt4
root # eselect profile add funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/lxqt
root # emerge lxqt-meta

Starting LXQt

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.


You should edit the file ~/.xinitrc if it already exists, and put "exec startlxqt" in there. If it doesn't exist you can create it like this:

user $ echo "exec startlxqt" > ~/.xinitrc

You might want to add the commands and options ck-launch-session dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session to the exec to start it with ConsoleKit and DBus. In this case you also need to add ConsoleKit to the default runlevel:

root # rc-update add consolekit default
root # rc

Login Manager

Please take a look at http://www.funtoo.org/Package:XDM_%28Display_Manager%29 for this.