Both XFCE and KDE recommend at least 2GB of memory and it looks like you have 4GB on your system if my eyes read that correctly, so theoretically you should be good to run either so long as you aren’t doing too many extensive tasks, i.e. having a bajillion Firefox tabs open.
There is a brief EndeavourOS wiki on installing another DE alongside your current DE since you had wifi issues with the online installation part. Check it out here:
For a slightly more in depth EndeavourOS wiki on removing XFCE (if you so choose, you don’t necessarily have to), here is a more in depth way to remove a DE here:
It’s quite hard to be truly objective which DE is lighter, KDE or XFCE, since it really just depends on your hardware and how you intend to use them. But if your looking for a bit of confidence or encouragement, personally I would opt for KDE of the two choices, since I like that it’s updated constantly. XFCE on the other hand takes their time to push out updates for their DE, so it’s something to consider. Day to day performance would probably hard to tell, they both use few system resources on boot and there are plenty of ways to customize and optimize either.
Truthfully, you can’t go wrong with either option. If you’re dead set on KDE, there’s no point in using XFCE then. But if there’s no rush, I’d say give XFCE a couple days, maybe a week or so and see how you like the feel of it and the performance and maybe then decide if you want to slip into the KDE side of things. Either option is great. Hope this helps a little bit!
From my personal experience both DEs are very comparable in terms of resources. I’m currently on Xfce but I’ve also used KDE on both Manjaro and EOS and I must say that KDE on EOS runs very smoothly. It was more problematic and laggy on Manjaro which I guess is more of a Distro issue.
Yes you are right I have 4GB RAM, and I don’t do extensive stuff.
I will see if I can get my XFCE desktop to its default look (Get Default View Back?). I know I am naughty and playing around a lot and messing things up!) But I’m addicted since I was a kid to be naughty, even now at this age!
FYI, the reason I was thinking of KDE is sorted out as I installed Dolphin which pulled Baloo with it and everything is fine with me now. (other than the look I messed as mentioned in the other thread).
If I got it sorted out I’m fine… (though I’m sure I’ll mess things up again )
Thank you very much. I’ll go through the links you provided.
It’s just saying it can’t remove it because it’s not installed on your system. That is okay. qt5ct isn’t needed on KDE anyways, it’s for other DE/WM’s to use for Qt integration, so basically you can safely ignore that message and proceed with testing out KDE.
Edit: Perhaps qt5ct was installed by default in previous versions of EndeavourOS, but maybe now it’s not installed by default so that could be why you saw that message. Perhaps the wiki may need to be edited/updated? @Bryanpwo@manuel ( sorry I forget who all are the old timer wiki maintainers )
Take it easy. It’s OK. It is not a big issue.
This distro is great, the community is great! Everything is beyond my expectations.
I booted and rebooted again! Wonderful! (though I felt it took a bit longer to boot, maybe because of 2 DE?).
I’ll proceed carefully with removing XFCE only, I don’t want to go allover again installing dropbox. It was a battle yesterday to get it installed. But I got wonderful support from my fellows.
I think everything will be fine.
To be honest, I have no idea at all how to use something other than KDE I tried various DE’s many times, but I always came back to KDE
And since the days of Antergos, I have remained loyal to Plasma.
This is just my experience
Well, to me this is a great surprise! If you see my first post you will know where I am coming from! Since 2000 I was on KDE, and it was known to be the heaviest desktop. But I saw many friends here mentioning it it is the same as XFCE if not better.
To me KDE is my Linux home.
So I feel I am home now after almost 8 years away.
Again, this distro and this community exceeded my expectations in everything.
I was told on previous distros I should never think of installing another DE (conflicts… etc. which didn’t sound OK with me), but here I simply just did it.
you will probably, but take it as a learning experience.
I learned much more using eos and arch plus forum than previously. For example the problem with gpg signatures and building a package via AUR may be described in the arch wiki. It could be an opportunity to learn how AUR package install works and potentially how to troubleshoot. I also need to spend more time on understanding things like that, as of now I just click yes and install…