How to install lxqt next to gnome

This may be a stupid question, but how can I install lxqt alongside gnome ?
Do I have to pay attention to anything special ?

Install a VM and have fun installing any desktop you want. You should always avoid having more than one DE on a system as there can be issues with library’s and other things.


Personally I live by the motto:

One system, One Desktop

If I am interested in trying out a desktop environment, I’ll do it in a Virtual Machine.

If I am really interested in a desktop environment, I dedicate some space on my disk to it in a new installation.


before you install lxqt udate your System

First, ensure your system is up-to-date by running:

sudo pacman -Syu

1: Install LXQt Packages

Install the LXQt desktop environment and necessary components:

sudo pacman -S lxqt lxqt-config lxqt-policykit lxqt-powermanagement

step 2: Install Display Manager (Optional)

sudo pacman -S lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter

step3: Enable and start the lightdm service:

sudo systemctl enable lightdm
sudo systemctl start lightdm

Step 4: Configure Display Manager (Optional)

If you installed lightdm, edit its configuration file to choose your default desktop environment. Edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf:

user-session=lxqt   # Set to lxqt or gnome

dont need for lightdm :slight_smile:

Many thanks for the answer

gdm is gnome, only make issues if you use lightdm