LXQt on FreeBSD

LXQt is the Qt port of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects.


Install the desktop

(as root)

% pkg install lxqt

from ports (as root)

% cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/lxqt 
% make install

List of ports

Known issues (and fixes)

It's advised to use UTF-8 as character encoding, especially for Western Europeans users (some translation are not well displayed in settings widgets).


PCManFM-qt is able to use UDisks2 service (for removable storages), install sysutils/bsdisks.

Starting the desktop

Using .xinitrc

% echo 'ck-launch-session /usr/local/bin/startlxqt' > ~/.xinitrc

Do not use ck-launch-session if you are using slim, slim uses consolekit on its own.

LXQt (last edited 2021-05-09T18:56:32+0000 by JesperMouridsen)