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I heard like there is a new (Lightweight) Desktop environment available named as LXQt for Ubuntu and I would like to know how can I install it in my Ubuntu 14.04.

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To install LXQt in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS open your terminal and paste these commands one by one.

   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily 
   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gilir/q-project
   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage lxqt-panel openbox

that will install LXQt in your Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

FYI: Currently there are many number of bugs. So don't try if you are a Ubuntu user with some purpose.

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You said " don't try if you are a Ubuntu user with some purpose" then which purposes you are talking about by means of "some purpose"? –  Pandya May 12 at 10:07
    
@Pandya if you are a developer or serious worker. –  Raja May 12 at 10:08
    
don't you need to install openbox too for lxqt to work plus other packages? youtube.com/watch?v=6oDvcBNmtAM –  Fischer May 12 at 13:59
    
@Fischer soon they are going to take care of it, as I mentioned here a daily PPA –  Raja May 12 at 14:08
    
so they are going to include openbox in the package or will they develop their own packages? –  Fischer May 12 at 14:25

As previously stated, if you want to install lxqt on top of openbox you can:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily  
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gilir/q-project  
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install openbox obconf
sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage lxqt-panel  

If you're trying to install it as the only desktop on a given thing you can use openbox, kwin, or whatever other WM underneath the lxqt libraries/decorators. I used kwin because I like a composited desktop without other bloat.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily  
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gilir/q-project  
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install kdebase-runtime kdebase-workspace lightdm kubuntu-default-settings
sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage lxqt-panel  

And change the logging in to option on lightdm from KDE to LXQT.

It looks pretty neat and clean this way. I'll still have to go in and rip out some of the KDE icons/settings managers if I want it to look like an LXQT ONLY desktop with compositing, but it sure was easy to get it set up this way.

Note: I started with a server install as my minimal base. and it weighs in at about 3.6Gb installed, but lacks applications.

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LXQt 0.7.0 DE in ubuntu 14.04 include video and screenshot

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