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Debian (or Ubuntu) based LXQt distro?
« on: November 13, 2016, 01:15:27 PM »
I would like to check out a Debian (or possibly Ubuntu) based LXQt distro. Any suggestions? Is there any that is dedicated solely to LXQt? 

Or should I just add it to a straight Debian desktop? I do not know much about LXQt, but would like to get to know it. Simple as that. :)
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Re: Debian (or Ubuntu) based LXQt distro?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 02:36:52 PM »
https://intialonso.github.io/

This is an Ubuntu based distro. I tried it live, and it was nice. Not sure about an actual install on hardware though.

http://www.extix.se/

Ubuntu/Debian based...never tried it though.

http://en.rosalinux.com/downloads/

Rosa Linux...not sure if it's Ubuntu or Debian based. They use their own PPAs. I tried the Lxqt version live, and it seemed nice. Their Rosa Image Burner is a great tool for people who aren't comfortable with the dd command.

The only Debian distro that I know that offers Lxqt is SparkyLinux...it uses Debian Testing.

http://sparkylinux.org/download/

Like you mentioned, I did install Lxqt on Debian before. I can't remember the details though. I do remember the font rendering was pretty bad, and my font configuration file didn't help for some reason...the Qt-ism I guess, but I'm not sure, and I didn't take the time to try and figure it out. Sorry.

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Re: Debian (or Ubuntu) based LXQt distro?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 08:59:42 PM »
Thank you very much for your suggestions Dan, appreciate it. Now I got something to start with. Sparky looks like the most interesting of them here right now, but will do some clicking and reading when time and life permits it during the next week. Will probably also do a live and or Virtualbox of the one I find most interesting. So I can get a closer look of what is heading towards us. :)
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 07:55:21 PM »
This is just a short resume. Ok this is what happened, and not  ;D Downloaded both Debian stable and testing netinstall. Plus Sparky LXQt. First I tried to install Debian testing into Virtualbox, it started but ended just up with a very black screen after having chosen install method. This was with the latest test release of the Debian installer, and maybe there are some stuff to be sorted out with Vitrualbox. I did not care to investigate this further.

So I did install stable instead, with just the basics, upgraded it to unstable  and added LXQt. Quite KDEish looking, and in dire need of a massive dose of cosmetical configurations in my opinion. I just wanted to get out of there.  :o

Then I continued with Sparky LXQt. The iso were 1.2GB so it comes with a certain amount of "extra" stuff that you probably will never need. One thing though that I find ridiculous is that it comes with "wine"in the default install!!! I just do not get it. If a Linux user needs or wants it, it is just an apt-get away. Well that`s me. :)

In general I think that Sparky LXQt is quite an impresssive piece of work. Well worth a try for anynoe wanting to check out LXQt. The downside is probably that since it is based on testing one just have to be prepared for trouble due to LXQt being under heavy development. After the obligatory dist-upgrade it ended up very borked. ;D

The design is very modern. Colors, themes, icons are all very now. A good integration with OpenBox, except that some of the pipe menus in the OpenBox menu did not work. The conclusion is that while LXQt might be ready for the masses, I am probably not redy for LXQt. :)




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Re: Debian (or Ubuntu) based LXQt distro?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 01:56:31 AM »
I really enjoyed reading your review(s) blaze!  ;D

...and I have to say that I agree with every iota of it.  8)

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 08:29:39 AM »
Hey Dan! You use one of my favorite words, iota! That is so cool  8) Back on topic. I like the combo LXDE/OpenBox. But I am not so sure that I will be a big fan of the "succsessor" LXQt. It is just too much stuff going on. KDEishy things, plasma and I do not know what. I hope for the future that it will be possible to strip it down and make a very lean LXQt/OpenBox combo out of it. Somthing without bells nor whistles. Sorry, I am not that guy.  :P
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Re: Debian (or Ubuntu) based LXQt distro?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 06:28:21 PM »
Just wanted to add that I have had a look at Sparky dev 4.5 Openbox. Only checking the live session for now. Found it very interesting from my point of view since I am very into OpenBox and Debian on which it is based. Debian testing in this case.

Read on the Sparky homepage that they plan to release Sparky 4.5 at the end of this week. This time I will install the OB release on hd. The dev release  were a bit bloated to my taste but I can live with it. I am not that picky  ;D There were some quite nice solutions too. So some of the personal configurations that one might want to do are very simple, very  :o "user friendly"  ;)

I will "unbling it" to get it more in style with my personal b/w/g preferences of course, and will also probably dist-upgrade it to unstable. Stretch is in the freeze season now so unstable will slow down to a snail crawl anyway. And I do backup important stuff. Because sooner or later... ;D
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Re: Debian (or Ubuntu) based LXQt distro?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 03:28:54 AM »
I feel like a kid at Christmas reading your posts about this! LOLOL!   ;D

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2016, 09:57:47 AM »
The show must go on!  N`est-ce pas?  :-\

Glad you liked it Dan, because here are a little bit more.  This thread has already derailed off topic so...  ::)

Booted the dev release once again, are actually posting this from it. I wanted to have a quick look at the installer so I would be mentally prepared for the "real thing" later on. Sparky comes with two installers to choose from, one simple and one advanced. Tried the simple first. Typical modern Linux GUI installer. Very easy, intuitive and recognizable from other distros. Click, type,point,  and :D

The advanced installer on the other hand takes you through a lot of choices. So if you feel the need for an install exercise, book a weekend at a cheap motel with cheap room service and go Geronimo! Joking of course, it is rather self explanatory, but nothing I would recommend to someone fresh out of the Linux customs office for the very first time. :)

Now the hard part. The wait for the new release. Patience.  ;) Then I let apt do an update in terminal just for the sheer fun of it. Wanted to check how many packages would be upgraded if it had been installed now. The answer were 392 packages to be upgraded, 11 new and 0 to remove. Would have been a jolly nice install session. :)

One question though. Should I change the thread title maybe, and add "Distrohop Inc" to it? ;D
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Re: Debian (or Ubuntu) based LXQt distro?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 06:30:42 AM »
I'm very satisfied with LXDE. but understand its time is very limited (since it uses gtk2 toolkit). have you tried kanotix? on the other hand (not based on Debian), what about fedora lxde spin?

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Re: Debian (or Ubuntu) based LXQt distro?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 06:09:16 AM »
I do not like LxQt, the Wattos Lxde is more useful  :)