Alpine XFCE4 desktop setup: FF version (2023)


Alpine must be previously installed. For a WAYLAND crap desktop check For more extended verson of this document check ../../newbie/

  • How to use this guide
  • Preparation
    • setup OS configuration
    • setup system users
    • setup hardware support
    • setup audio and video
  • Instalacion XFCE4 Alpine
    • Desktop multimedia and media devices
    • Development
  • Licensing clarifications
  • See also

preparation Xfce4 Alpine

YOU MUST HAVE DIRECT WIRED INTERNET, if not ask for an ISO from VenenuX:

setup OS configuration

Feels lost here? check How to use this guide section of this document

sed -i -r 's|#PermitRootLogin.*|PermitRootLogin no|g' /etc/ssh/sshd_configrc-service sshd restart;rc-update add sshd defaulthostname venenux-desktopecho 'hostname="venenux-desktop"' > /etc/conf.d/hostname echo "venenux-desktop" > /etc/hostnamecat > /etc/hosts << EOF127.0.0.1 venenux-desktop localhost.localdomain localhost::1 localhost localhost.localdomainEOFcat > /etc/network/interfaces << EOFauto loiface lo inet loopbackauto eth0iface eth0 inet dhcpiface eth0 inet6 dhcp pre-up echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/eth0/accept_raEOFrc-service networking restart;rc-update add networking bootcat > /root/.cshrc << EOFunsetenv DISPLAY || trueHISTCONTROL=ignorebothEOFcp /root/.cshrc /root/.bashrc echo "root:toor" | chpasswdapk add tcshadd-shell '/bin/csh'adduser -D -g "" -u 998 -h /opt/daru -s /bin/csh daru echo "daru:daru" | chpasswdrm -f /opt/daru/*mkdir /opt/darucat > /opt/daru/.cshrc << EOFunsetenv DISPLAYexport PAGER=lessset autologout = 6set prompt = "$ "set history = 0set ignoreeofEOFcp /opt/daru/.cshrc /opt/daru/.bashrcchown -R daru:daru /opt/darucat > /etc/apk/repositories << EOF$(cat /etc/alpine-release | cut -d'.' -f1,2)/main$(cat /etc/alpine-release | cut -d'.' -f1,2)/communityEOFapk updateapk add man-db man-pages nano binutils coreutils readline \ sed attr dialog lsof less groff wget curl terminus-font \ zip p7zip xz tar cabextract cpio binutils lha acpi musl-locales musl-locales-lang \ e2fsprogs e2fsprogs-doc btrfs-progs btrfs-progs-doc exfat-utils exfat-utils-doc \ f2fs-tools f2fs-tools-doc dosfstools dosfstools-doc xfsprogs xfsprogs-doc jfsutils jfsutils-doc \ testdisk testdisk-doc partimage partimage-doc parted parted-doc util-linux zram-initsed -i "s#.*consolefont.*=.*#consolefont="ter-132n.psf.gz"#g" /etc/conf.d/consolefontsetfont /usr/share/consolefonts/ter-132n.psf.gzrc-update add consolefont boot

For more extended info check ../../newbie/

(Video) Setting up XFCE4 and configuring Alpine Linux.

setup system users

apk add shadow shadow-uidmap doas musl-locales musl-locales-langcat > /tmp/tmp.tmp << EOFset history = 10000set prompt = "$ "EOFmkdir /etc/skelcat /tmp/tmp.tmp > /etc/skel/.cshrccat /tmp/tmp.tmp > /etc/skel/.bashrccat > /etc/skel/.Xresources << EOFXft.antialias: 0Xft.rgba: rgbXft.autohint: 0Xft.hinting: 1Xft.hintstyle: hintslightEOFcat > /etc/default/useradd << EOF# useradd defaults fileHOME=/homeINACTIVE=-1EXPIRE=SHELL=/bin/bashSKEL=/etc/skelCREATE_MAIL_SPOOL=yesEOFcat > /etc/login.defs << EOFUSERGROUPS_ENAB yesSYSLOG_SU_ENAByesSYSLOG_SG_ENAByesSULOG_FILE/var/log/sulogSU_NAMEsuEOFuseradd -m -U -c "" -G wheel,input,disk,floppy,cdrom,dialout,audio,video,lp,netdev,games,users,ping generalfor u in $(ls /home); do for g in disk lp floppy audio cdrom dialout video lp netdev games users ping; do addgroup $u $g; done;done

WARNING your user name must be general, you can put a “human name” as you wish, later.

For more details check ../../newbie/

setup hardware support

apk add acpi eudev eudev-doc eudev-rule-generator eudev-openrc pciutils util-linux zram-init \ fuse fuse-exfat-utils fuse-exfat avfs pcre2 cpufreqd bluez bluez-openrc \ wpa_supplicant dhcpcd chrony macchanger wireless-tools iputils linux-firmware \ networkmanager networkmanager-lang networkmanager-openvpn networkmanager-openvpn-langrc-update add udevrc-update add acpidrc-update add cpufreqdrc-update add fuserc-update add bluetoothrc-update add chronyrc-update add wpa_supplicantrc-update add networkmanagerrc-service networking restartrc-service wpa_supplicant restartrc-service bluetooth restartrc-service udev restart rc-service fuse restartrc-service cpufreqd restart

For more details check ../../newbie/

(Video) How to Install XFCE on Alpine Linux 3.15 | Installing Xorg on Alpine Linux | Xfce 4 on Alpine Linux

setup audio and video

apk add xorg-server xorg-server-xnest xorg-server-xnest xorg-server-doc xf86-input-evdev libxinerama xrandr kbd setxkbmap \ mesa xinit mesa-dri-gallium xf86-video-dummy xf86-video-modesetting xf86-video-vesa xf86-input-libinputapk add libxinerama xrandr kbd setxkbmap bluez bluez-openrc \ dbus dbus-x11 elogind elogind-openrc lightdm lightdm-lang lightdm-gtk-greeter \ polkit polkit-openrc polkit-elogind udisks2 udisks2-lang \ gvfs gvfs-fuse gvfs-archive gvfs-dav gvfs-nfs gvfs-lang \ networkmanager-eloginddbus-uuidgen > /var/lib/dbus/machine-idrc-update add dbusrc-update add elogindrc-update add polkitrc-update add lightdmapk add font-noto-all ttf-dejavu ttf-linux-libertine ttf-liberation \ font-bitstream-type1 font-bitstream-100dpi font-bitstream-75dpi \ font-adobe-utopia-type1 font-adobe-utopia-75dpi font-adobe-utopia-100dpi \ font-isas-miscapk add alsa-utils alsa-plugins alsa-tools alsaconf \ pipewire pipewire-pulse pipewire-alsa pipewire-spa-bluezcat > /etc/security/limits.d/audio-limits.conf << EOF@audio - memlock 256@audio - nice -11@audio - rtprio 88EOFrc-service dbus restartrc-service elogind restartrc-service polkit restartrc-service lightdm restart

WARNING your user name must be general, you can put a “human name” as you wish, later.HINT check for some xf86-video packages like xf86-video-intel, xf86-video-amdgpu, xf86-video-noveau, xf86-video-ati or xf86-video-nv

instalacion Xfce4 Alpine

Since Alpine 3.13 the XFCE4 desktop its GTK3 for 32bit devices its better to use alpine 3.10 or 3.12 that uses GTK2 for almost all the programs.

apk add gtk-update-icon-cache hicolor-icon-theme paper-gtk-theme adwaita-icon-themeapk add numix-icon-theme numix-themes numix-themes-gtk2 numix-themes-gtk3 numix-themes-metacity numix-themes-openbox numix-themes-xfce4-notifyd numix-themes-xfwm4apk add xfce4 xfce4-session xfce4-panel xfce4-terminal xarchiver mousepad \ xfwm4-themes xfce-polkit xfce4-skel xfce4-power-manager xfce4-settings \ xfce4-clipman-plugin xfce4-xkb-plugin xfce4-screensaver xfce4-screenshooter xfce4-taskmanager \ xfce4-panel-lang xfce4-clipman-plugin-lang xfce4-xkb-plugin-lang xfce4-screenshooter-lang \ xfce4-taskmanager-lang xfce4-battery-plugin-lang xfce4-power-manager-lang xfce4-settings-lang \ gvfs gvfs-fuse gvfs-archive gvfs-afp gvfs-afp gvfs-afc gvfs-cdda gvfs-gphoto2 gvfs-mtp \ network-manager-applet network-manager-applet-lang vte3 \ libreoffice libreoffice-gnome evince evince-lang evince-docrc-service networking restartrc-service wpa_supplicant restartrc-service networkmanager restartrc-service lightdm restart

desktop integration and device media

apk add xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-wlr xdg-desktop-portal-lang xdg-desktop-portal-gtk xdg-desktop-portal-gtk-lang
(Video) Quick Alpine Linux install with XFCE, Firefox and Chromium

Desktop multimedia and media devices

apk add gst-plugins-base gst-plugins-bad gst-plugins-ugly gst-plugins-good gst-plugins-good-gtk \ libcanberra-gtk2 libcanberra-gtk3 libcanberra-gstreamer wxgtk-media wxgtk3-media wxgtk-lang \ mediainfo ffmpeg ffmpeg-doc ffmpeg-libs lame lame-doc rtkit rtkit-doc \ mpv mpv-doc deadbeef deadbeef-lang libxinerama xrandr for u in $(ls /home); do for g in plugdev audio cdrom dialout video netdev; do addgroup $u $g; done;donecat > /etc/network/interfaces << EOFauto loiface lo inet loopbackEOFservice networking restartservice wpa_supplicant restartservice networkmanager restart


apk add pkgconf make cmake gcc gcc-gdc gcc-go g++ gcc-objc gcc-doc \ patch patch-doc patchutils patchutils-doc diffutils diffutils-doc \ git git-cvs git-svn github-cli git-diff-highlight git-doc \ subversion subversion-doc mercurial mercurial-doc \ geany geany-plugins-lang geany-plugins-addons geany-plugins-geanyextrasel \ geany-plugins-overview geany-plugins-geanyvc geany-plugins-treebrowser \ geany-plugins-tableconvert geany-plugins-spellcheck geany-plugins-shiftcolumn \ geany-plugins-utils geany-lang \ terminator terminator-lang tmux screen meld meld-lang

How to use this guide

This guide structure all the commands in blocks, each block its separated by a line spaced, so you must type each line as is.. and hit enter, so you noted that then you typed each separated clocks of commands, copy/type only blocks separated by an empty line, all new(next) lines are made by just enter. the terminal will detect if must execute or not.

If you have another computer or gui, try to use SSH client like putty or just in terminal (MAC or Linux) do:

(Video) Alpine Linux Desktop System (xfce4, i3)

  1. at the Alpine installation: sed -i 's|.*PermitRootLogin.*|PermitRootLogin yes|g' /etc/ssh/sshd_config;service sshd restart
  2. at the other OS just connect: ssh -l root <ip> change “<ip>” with the address of your device.
  3. copy each separated by empty line, block of command, copy only blocks separate by empty line
  4. and paste each separated by empty line block in the remnote (ssh), do not paste all the blocks at same time!

CAUTION Some Linux or/and Mac terminals have security cut/paste locks, so if you paste, the first line will be preceded by garbage, check always the first char of your paste.

WARNING after finish, rerun: sed -i -r 's|.*PermitRootLogin.*|PermitRootLogin no|g' /etc/ssh/sshd_configand restart ssh service sshd restart becouse security implications.

hardware used

item minimal feature Extra recommendations
RAM MB 1Gb DDR1 6Gb DDR3, web browsers consumes so much
CPU intel Dual Core Not necesary
RAM CPU 2Mb (L2) 4kb/L1
GPU intel G41 Radeon X1200 For web browsers and modern apps will be need
RAM GPU 256Mb 1Gb For web browsers and modern apps will be need
Storage 120Gb HDD WD 256Gb SSD are mandatory for speed
ARCH 32bits (i386/arm6) 64bits (amd64) mandatory for most modern apps unfortunatelly
Audio AC 97 HD audio and HDMI audio are a mess


item name password
remote daru daru
admin root toor
user general general

Licensing clarifications

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See also


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How to set up xfce4? ›

Install XFCE on Ubuntu
  1. Connect to the server through your Control Panel or via SSH. ...
  2. Update the package list with the command: sudo apt-get update.
  3. Install the XFCE environment and additional components (panel, file manager, various plugins) with the command: sudo apt-get install xfce4-session xfce4-goodies.

How much memory does Alpine Linux need? ›

Minimal Hardware Requirements

At least 100 MB of RAM. [A graphical desktop system may require up to 1 GB minimum.] At least 0-700 MB space on a writable storage device.

How do I make Xfce minimal? ›

Minimal XFCE install
  1. Adding support for auto-mounting. Install the necessary packages for thunar (the XFCE file manager) to support auto-mounting of drives. ...
  2. Adding a display manager. If you want a display manager you would normally use slim in Devuan. ...
  3. Using XFCE without a display manager.

How to install xfce4 plugin? ›

Open xfce4-settings-manager and select the "Panel" button. Go to the items tab under the panel configuration window. Click the "+" button on the right side of the window. Select the desired plugin to add to the panel from the list of plugins.

How to install xfce4-settings-manager? ›

To run xfce4-settings-manager in XFCE, navigate to the applications menu in your panel, go to "Settings" and then select "Settings Manager." Alternately, you can open your terminal emulator and type "xfce4-settings-manager" and press enter to launch the program.

What is the default file manager for xfce4? ›

Thunar is part of the xfce4 group and the default file manager of the xfce desktop environment.

How to install Xfce without applications? ›

You can run this command to install xfce4 without the extra applications -- sudo apt-get install xfce . This was also asked in another post that I found: How to install Xfce desktop environment? Save this answer. sudo apt-get install xfce worked.

Where is xfce4 terminal config? ›

To configure Terminal, choose Edit → Preferences... or right-click the terminal area of the window and choose Preferences.... This will bring up the Terminal Preferences dialog, which allows you to adjust Terminal's behaviour to your needs.

Is Alpine Linux faster? ›

General overview. Alpine Linux has one of the fastest boot times of any operating system. It's famous because of its small size and it's heavily used in containers.

How much RAM does Alpine OS use? ›

Target ArchMinimum RAM to startEnough for GUI work
x86_64512 Megs8 Gigs
x86_32128 Megs3 Gigs
ppc64le128 Megs8 Gigs
armhf256 Megs6 Gigs
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Sep 6, 2022

What is the best amount of RAM for Linux? ›

Linux requires very little memory to run compared to other advanced operating systems. You should have at the very least 8 MB of RAM; however, it's strongly suggested that you have at least 16 MB. The more memory you have, the faster the system will run.

What is the minimum RAM for Xfce? ›

Minimum of 2GB of RAM. Minimum of 1 GHz Dual core processor. 30 GB of free hard disk space.

Does Xfce use less RAM? ›

If agile performance is what you are after, you might be biased about XFCE. Having said this, it has veritably less RAM usage than KDE plasma, using only 531MB idly, regardless of VM execution or native installation.

Is Xfce lighter than Gnome? ›

While GNOME displays 6.7% of the user's CPU usage, 2.5 by the system, and 799MB of RAM, Xfce displays 5.2% of the user's processor usage, 1.4 by the system, and 576 MB of RAM. As we can see from the Xfce vs. GNOME performance, Xfce uses less CPU and wins the battle.

How do I start xfce4 manually? ›

Xfce can be started from the console simply by running the startxfce4 command. startxfce4 is a script that sets the required environment variables and calls Xinit to start the X server with the Xfce session.

Where is xfce4 power manager? ›

You can open the xfce4-power-manager settings dialog either by running the command xfce4-power-manager -c from your terminal emulator or clicking its Icon in the system tray and choosing the “Power manager settings…“ option. The Xfce Power Manager dialog has four tabs.

How do I enable xfce4 panel? ›

The preferences can be accessed by going to Settings Manager then clicking on Panel, or by right-clicking on a panel and selecting Panel Preferences….

What can I use instead of xfce4 Task Manager? ›

  • 743. Process Explorer. Free • Proprietary. ...
  • Stacer. Free • Open Source. System Cleaner. ...
  • 244. htop. Free • Open Source. ...
  • Glances. Free • Open Source. Process Management Tool. ...
  • 153. Process Monitor. Free • Proprietary. ...
  • Process Lasso. Freemium • Proprietary. ...
  • SystemExplorer. Free • Proprietary. ...
  • Windows Task Manager. Free • Proprietary.
Apr 3, 2023

What is xfce4 power manager? ›

Xfce4 Power Manager manages the power sources of the computer and connected devices (wireless mice, keyboards, media players etc.). It also allows users to control the display backlight brightness and set power-saving modes for displays and monitors.

How do I reset my xfce4-panel settings? ›

How to reset xfce panels to default settings !
  1. Shut down the panel first, xfce4-panel --quit.
  2. Kill the xfce4 configuration daemon, pkill xfconfd.
  3. First delete settings for the panel, rm -rf ~/. config/xfce4/panel.
  4. Clear out the settings for xfconfd , rm -rf ~/. ...
  5. Restart the panel, run xfce4-panel.
Jul 14, 2019

What are the best file managers for Xfce? ›

Thunar is one of the most loved file managers when it comes to a lightweight tool to explore files in a system. It is the default choice for Xfce-based distributions.

How do I change my workspace in Xfce4? ›

Alt-Control-End will move a window to the next workspace. Alt-Control-Home will move a window to the previous workspace.

How do I use Xfce4 panel? ›

To manually start the panel, you can run xfce4-panel in a terminal. When the panel is started for the first time it will give you the following options: Use default config. This will import the default panel configuration with most of the default panel plugins.

Does Xfce need network manager? ›

do you have network manager installed ? you need network-manager xfce has no built in network manager.

How do I start Xfce desktop from command line? ›

You can also start xfce4-terminal from a command line or from the Application launcher. Just hit Alt-F2, type Xfce Terminal and click the button Execute.

What window manager to use with Xfce? ›

Xfce uses the Xfwm window manager by default.

What is Alt key in Xfce4-terminal? ›

In xfce4-terminal, the Alt key with a letter of one of the menu items is a shortcut for entering that menu item: Alt + F for File, Alt + E for Edit, and Alt + A for Tabs.

What is the terminal in Xfce4? ›

xfce4-terminal is what is known as an X terminal emulator, often referred to as terminal or shell. It provides an equivalent to the old-fashioned text screen on your desktop, but one which can easily share the screen with other graphical applications.

What is Xfce4-terminal in Linux? ›

Xfce4-terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop - primarily for the Xfce desktop environment. It is a lightweight emulator based on the VTE widget, easy to use and provides an optional drop-down window (game-console style).

What is the quickest Linux boot? ›

Ubuntu 11.10 is the king of quick boots. It was the first fully loaded desktop distribution that could claim the 10-second boot time.

Which Linux OS is fastest? ›

Top 12 Best Lightest / Fastest Linux Distros (Pros and Cons)
  1. Absolute Linux. Absolute Linux is a light and fast desktop distro that comes out of the box with LibreOffice suite and the Firefox browser. ...
  2. antiX Linux. ...
  3. Linux Lite. ...
  4. Lubuntu. ...
  5. Puppy Linux. ...
  6. SliTaz. ...
  7. LXLE. ...
  8. Porteus.
Mar 11, 2023

What are the pros and cons of Alpine Linux? ›

Pros: The footprint is small enough but has everything you need for containerized applications. Startup times are faster and it works great for docker images. Cons: Sooner or later you'll find yourself having to install packages that are not bundled, so prepare for a little bit of hacking.

What can 4 GB of RAM run? ›

With 4 GB of RAM, you have enough memory to run a few lightweight programs at a time. You can open a handful of browser tabs, do basic image or video editing, play low-spec games, and stream music or videos online.

Which OS has the best RAM management? ›

Windows has much better management of RAM and Processor than Android.

Which operating system is best for 1GB RAM? ›

If you need an operating system for an older machine, these Linux distros run on computers with less than 1GB.
  • Xubuntu.
  • Lubuntu.
  • Zorin OS Lite.
  • Arch Linux.
  • BunsenLabs Linux Lithium.
  • Bodhi Linux.
  • Porteus.
  • A Popular Lightweight Linux Distro: Puppy Linux.
Jun 4, 2022

What does Linux do when RAM is full? ›

Linux will check its disk caching and clear something that has been stored for quick access and give it to the application. Linux will always give memory to applications that are requesting more memory and use either free or disk caching memory to do so.

How much RAM is required for Linux operating system? ›

DistributionMinimum system requirementsBased on
Absolute LinuxCPU: Intel/AMD 64bit RAM: 64 MB 1+ GB suggestedSlackware
Alpine LinuxRAM: 128MB (256MB to install)BusyBox, musl
antiXCPU: Intel/AMD X86 RAM: 256 MBMEPIS < Debian
Bodhi LinuxCPU: 32 bit 500 MHz (non-PAE) RAM: 512 MB drive: 5 GBUbuntu < Debian
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How much RAM should the operating system use? ›

Generally, we recommend 8GB of RAM for casual computer usage and internet browsing, 16GB for spreadsheets and other office programs, and at least 32GB for gamers and multimedia creators. How you use your computer influences how much RAM you need, so use this as a guideline.

What are the system requirements for xfce4? ›

Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or higher processor (Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or higher or any AMD64 or Intel64 processor recommended) Main memory: 1 GB physical RAM (2 GB recommended) Hard disk: 3 GB available disk space for a minimal install, 5 GB available for a graphical desktop (more recommended)

Why XFCE is the best Linux desktop? ›

1. Xfce Has Low System Requirements. Many Linux distributions choose Xfce for the simple reason that it can run easily on a wide range of hardware. But not only can Xfce function on an underpowered machine, but it also doesn't look like it's chugging along while doing so.

How do I make Xfce bigger? ›

Xfce. Xfce supports HiDPI scaling which can be enabled using the settings manager: Go to Settings Manager > Appearance > Settings > Window Scaling and select 2 as the scaling factor.

Is XFCE really lightweight? ›

XFCE stands for XForms Common Environment. This is a lightweight environment and which is also visually user-friendly interface.

What is the advantage of XFCE? ›

XFCE4 has a powerful emulator where tabs are used to allow multiple terminals in a single window. Last but not least, XFCE has a high degree of reconfigurability (lesser than KDE but much higher than GNOME) and thus allows users to enjoy modularity.

Which is better GNOME or XFCE? ›

XFCE in memory will have a smaller footprint than Gnome or KDE. The ISO may be larger because there are many useful programs that an xfce user could use to advantage. The extra programs are stored on disk, not in ram. Gnome has a full javascript engine as part of it's shell.

Which Xfce distro is most beautiful? ›

Zorin OS Lite - Most beautiful lightweight XFCE distro

Instead, it is built with the desktop users in mind every aspect of its user interface reflects the same. Zorin OS Lite is the best lightweight Linux distribution if you want a fast and stable system without compromising on the looks.

Is Xfce faster than Cinnamon? ›

Although it misses a few features and its development is slower than Cinnamon's, MATE uses less resources and can run faster on older computers. Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment. It doesn't support as many features as Cinnamon or MATE, but it's extremely stable and very light on resource usage.

What is the best dark theme for Xfce? ›

Drakula. Being the official theme for Awesome, Drakula is known for getting users one of the best dark theme experiences. A Dark theme with a purple and pink accent will surely bring a perfect experience to your Xfce Desktop. Sure, there are many options for dark themes but personally, Drakula is what you need.

How to install specific version of package in Alpine? ›

The syntax for pinning alpine packages with apk is apk add packageName=x.y.z . However, the official Alpine package repo can drop any package version from any branch.
Semver tilde ranges also work as in apk add ansible~=2.4.
  1. meaning >=2.4. 1 <2.5. 0 . ...
  2. branch of the Alpine package repo while using v3.
  3. Alpine Linux.
Mar 20, 2016

How to install xfce4-terminal? ›

  1. To install xfce4-terminal, run the following command in macOS terminal (Applications->Utilities->Terminal) sudo port install xfce4-terminal Copy.
  2. To see what files were installed by xfce4-terminal, run: port contents xfce4-terminal Copy.
  3. To later upgrade xfce4-terminal, run:

How to activate xfce4-terminal? ›

The easiest way to start Xfce Terminal is to use the applications menu of your desktop; for Xfce, point your mouse cursor to the desktop, press the right mouse button and choose System → Xfce Terminal. You can also start xfce4-terminal from a command line or from the Application launcher.

How do I install a different version of a package? ›

Use npm list [package-name] to know the specific latest version of an installed package. Use npm install [package-name]@[version-number] to install an older version of a package. Prefix a version number with a caret (^) or a tilde (~) to specify to install the latest minor or patch version, respectively.

How do I install an older version of a package? ›

Installing an older package from source

If you know the URL to the package version you need to install, you can install it from source via install. packages() directed to that URL. If you don't know the URL, you can look for it in the CRAN Package Archive.

How to pip install a specific package version? ›

TL;DR: You can install a specific version of a Python package using Pip by running the pip install <package_name>==<version> command. For example, to install version 1.3. 4 of Pandas, execute the pip install pandas==1.3.

Where is xfce4-terminal config? ›

To configure Terminal, choose Edit → Preferences... or right-click the terminal area of the window and choose Preferences.... This will bring up the Terminal Preferences dialog, which allows you to adjust Terminal's behaviour to your needs.

What is xfce4-terminal in Linux? ›

Xfce4-terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop - primarily for the Xfce desktop environment. It is a lightweight emulator based on the VTE widget, easy to use and provides an optional drop-down window (game-console style).

What is Alt key in xfce4-terminal? ›

In xfce4-terminal, the Alt key with a letter of one of the menu items is a shortcut for entering that menu item: Alt + F for File, Alt + E for Edit, and Alt + A for Tabs.

How to reset xfce4-terminal? ›

From there, it's easy to reset Xfce's panel settings: all you need to do is right-click on the entries you want and select Reset. Don't forget to reset the panel afterward!

How do I start xfce4 terminal in full screen? ›

Choose View → Fullscreen from the menubar (or right-click the terminal window and choose Fullscreen). See the section called Preferences for information about the options that you choose in the Xfce Terminal Preferences dialog to change the appearance and behavior of the terminal windows.

How do I change my workspace in xfce4? ›

Alt-Control-End will move a window to the next workspace. Alt-Control-Home will move a window to the previous workspace.


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Name: Geoffrey Lueilwitz

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