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 +====== Minimal XFCE install ======
  
 +This document describes how to perform a minimal xfce4 install along with some optional extras that are usually wanted.
 +
 +===== Installing XFCE =====
 +
 +Install the core packages that will be enough to allow you to start using your new desktop environment.
 +
 +<​code>​root@devuan:​~#​ apt-get install xfce4-panel xfdesktop4 xfwm4 xfce4-settings xfce4-session</​code>​
 +
 +You might also want these packages for a more full desktop.
 +
 +<​code>​root@devuan:​~#​ apt-get install tango-icon-theme xfwm4-themes xfce4-terminal xfce4-appfinder thunar xfce4-power-manager ristretto</​code>​
 +
 +==== Adding support for auto-mounting ====
 +
 +Install the necessary packages for thunar (the xfce file manager) to support auto-mounting.
 +
 +<​code>​root@devuan:​~#​ apt-get install thunar-volman gvfs policykit-1</​code>​
 +
 +After you start your desktop environment you can now use the xfce settings manager to configure auto-mounting.
 +
 +==== Adding a display manager ====
 +
 +If a display manager is needed I recommend slim which is the default in Devuan.
 +
 +<​code>​root@devuan:​~#​ apt-get install slim</​code>​
 +
 +Now run update-alternatives to set the x-session-manager to xfce4-session.
 +
 +<​code>​root@devuan:​~#​ update-alternatives --config x-session-manager</​code>​
 +
 +==== Using xfce without a display manager ====
 +
 +Login to a regular user account at the console and use the startxfce4 script.
 +
 +<​code>​user@devuan:​~$ startxfce4</​code>​
 +
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