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Sorry if this is an incredibly stupid question, but I'm new to Linux on a whole & I'm trying hard to get into the flow with it. I recently installed LXDE which as you know is a DE, but I can't find any info on the net on how to activate it. Could anyone please help me?

Thanks in advance guys.

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marked as duplicate by Mitch, Seth, Rinzwind, Warren Hill, Aditya Nov 24 '13 at 13:06

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Either of those should answer your question. – Seth Nov 23 '13 at 16:05

Yeah, both these answers give a good answer to your question:

  1. Switching window manager/desktop environments?
  2. How do I install LXDE / Lubuntu?

But somehow they forget to mention that you must click on the small logo/circle which resides beside your username when starting your session. Something that you won't see if you have auto-login activated. So...

1.- If you write a password in order to start your Ubuntu session, simply click on the small icon (maybe a circle, an ubuntu logo or another thing depending on your current theme), and choose your desired Desktop environment from the list.


2.- If you have auto-login activated, first close your current session in order to see the options mentioned on the step.

Good luck!

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