Global Installation

Open and edit your system configuration:

$ nano /etc/config.scm

Make the following changes:

;; This is an operating system configuration template
;; for LXQt Desktop with openbox and X11 display server.

(use-modules (gnu) (gnu system nss))
(use-service-modules desktop ssh)
(use-package-modules ssh certs tls version-control lxqt suckless)

  (host-name "panther")
  (timezone "Asia/Tehran")
  (locale "en_US.utf8")

  ;; Boot in "legacy" BIOS mode, assuming /dev/sdX is the
  ;; target hard disk, and "my-root" is the label of the target
  ;; root file system.
  (bootloader (bootloader-configuration
                (bootloader grub-bootloader)
                (target "/dev/sda")))
  (file-systems (cons (file-system
                        (device (file-system-label "my-root"))
                        (mount-point "/")
                        (type "ext4"))

  ;; This is where user accounts are specified.  The "root"
  ;; account is implicit, and is initially created with the
  ;; empty password.
  (users (cons (user-account
                (name "panther")
                (comment "default")
                (group "users")
                (supplementary-groups '("wheel"
                                        "audio" "video"))
                (home-directory "/home/panther"))

  ;; Globally-installed packages.
  (packages (cons* dmenu lxqt liblxqt ;; window managers
                   openssh nss-certs gnutls

  ;; Add services to the baseline: a DHCP client and
  ;; an SSH server.
  (services (cons* (service openssh-service-type
                              (port-number 22)))

  (name-service-switch %mdns-host-lookup-nss))

To reconfigure your system, based on the modified configuration, run:

$ guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm

Note: Due to a bug, the default desktop configuration, is not available initially.

To Fix this issue, prepare 2 new directories:

$ mkdir .config/openbox
$ mkdir .config/lxqt

Now populate them with the example, from the reference:

.config/lxqt/lxqt.conf with ref
.config/lxqt/session.conf with ref

Starting the desktop

Using xinit

Graphical login


Use a different window manager


Set-up environment variables

Editing the Application Menu


Desktop icons are grouped together

Tips and tricks

Customizing Leave

See also

PantherX & (unofficial) GuixSD Wiki.

Last update: 2020-02-19 21:18:01 +0000

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