maddavo
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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox

Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:18 am

This is one of THE BEST pi guides I have ever read. Well played Sir.

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox

Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:38 am

Thanks for the amazing guide! I have been searching all over the web for a guide like this one!

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox

Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:46 pm

Hello, I'm using Raspberrypi3-b and I have downloaded the NOOBS myself and installed Raspbian Jessie Lite by mistake because I wanted to have the desktop environment in the first place. So I did my research and I came up with this Guide. I followed all the instructions and I did installed PIXEL; after 30 minutes of installation, I'm still back in the command prompt.
What can be wrong? can somebody help me get in a desktop environment? Please.

Thanks!

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox

Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:01 am

Daisy101 wrote:Hello, I'm using Raspberrypi3-b and I have downloaded the NOOBS myself and installed Raspbian Jessie Lite by mistake because I wanted to have the desktop environment in the first place. So I did my research and I came up with this Guide. I followed all the instructions and I did installed PIXEL; after 30 minutes of installation, I'm still back in the command prompt.
What can be wrong? can somebody help me get in a desktop environment? Please.

Thanks!
I mean you can always reformat your SD card and start over. In terms of Raspbian Lite with GUI, the steps listed should work fine.
Guides I have created on the Raspberry Pi Forums:

1) [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox/i3
2) [GUIDE] Communicate between iOS and Raspberry Pi using MQTT

mikebougie
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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox

Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:02 am

Hi there!

I *LOVE* the XFCE interface as you show it in the screenshots. Any chance you could point me to where I can make mine look the same?

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox

Tue May 30, 2017 11:06 am

Thanks, this is very interesting. I have tried it and I must say this procedure is in no way quicker than installing the full Raspbian image then removing the packages I don't want.

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox

Tue May 30, 2017 7:18 pm

FloatingCloud wrote:Thanks, this is very interesting. I have tried it and I must say this procedure is in no way quicker than installing the full Raspbian image then removing the packages I don't want.
Removing packages from full Raspbian kind of defeats its purpose. You're better off starting clean. Some packages will not be removed completely anyways. And the fact that you can take it a step further and install only the bare components. But again depends on scenario and the person.
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1) [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox/i3
2) [GUIDE] Communicate between iOS and Raspberry Pi using MQTT

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Wed May 31, 2017 2:03 pm

Hi,

Firstly fantastic guide, I saw some negative comments along the lines of what’s the point, but IMO it’s a great way to learnt how the OS works and is put together, well done !!!

I had a bit of a head scratcher after installing MATE, applications like Synaptic or GParted when started from the menu would ask for user “root” and not authenticate. I’m not sure if this was an issue caused by me but it stumped me for a while.

The solution I found was quite simple for whatever reason a polkit file had not been created, on a working system I had

/etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/60-localauthority.conf

On my build this was missing..

To fix this

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cd /etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/

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sudo cp 50-localauthority.conf  60-localauthority.conf

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sudo nano 60-localauthority.conf
Delete the existing text and replace with

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[Configuration]
AdminIdentities=unix-user:pi
Reboot and you are good to go !

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Wed May 31, 2017 3:37 pm

Hi,

One more for MATE, if you want to edit the system menus you need the mozo package..

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sudo apt-get install mozo
and then.

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sudo mozo
Regards,

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:26 am

hi together,
i have two questions.

i installed raspbian lite and pixel. This tutorial works great.

If now come an offical update for pixel, do i get the same update like the offical version from raspbian or do i need a special update for this version?

The german translation is very bad, is there an update or location file to fix this?

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:17 pm

You will get the same updates.

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:35 pm

What do you have in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.conf

Try updating that to

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deb http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie main ui
then sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install piclone should run OK.
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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:09 am

Hello, i found a bug.

If i do rightclick on a file, i can choose "open with".
There i saw the old Programms like games - minecraft, development tools and more.
Possible to remove this?
Thanks :).

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi, What archive extractor did you use?

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:52 am

sklgeneral wrote:Hi, What archive extractor did you use?


Archive extracting comes with the desktop environment. Otherwise Xarchiver is a good one.
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1) [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox/i3
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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:48 am

how to setup wifi like Pixel's way?

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:41 pm

How do I install the add and remove programs setting that lets you find and install programs?

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:21 pm

Red Dragon wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:41 pm
How do I install the add and remove programs setting that lets you find and install programs?
In Rasbian Lite, anything you see in full Rasbian can be installed to your installation of Rasbian Lite. You just need to figure out the name of that "package", meaning that each application is associated with a package name. Problem is that I don't know what the package name for that installer is since I don't use full rasbian.
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1) [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox/i3
2) [GUIDE] Communicate between iOS and Raspberry Pi using MQTT

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 pm

If you followed the guide and used this: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends raspberrypi-ui-mods.
Then you will end up in a login screen loop.
It seems that since stretch update, it requires recommended packages too.

How to fix it?
1. At login screen, press ctrl + alt + F6 to get into terminal.
2. Log in with pi / raspberry.
3. Type: sudo apt-get remove raspberrypi-ui-mods.
4. Type: sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods.
5. Type: sudo reboot

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:53 pm

Thanks sajtyy you saved me a few hours on that,
startx would just dump out with missing dependencies and I was not sure which package was the culprit.

cheers

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:43 am

sajtyy wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 pm
If you followed the guide and used this: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends raspberrypi-ui-mods.
Then you will end up in a login screen loop.
It seems that since stretch update, it requires recommended packages too.
I went through a comparison of packages installed with and w/o the "--no-install-recommends" of raspberrypi-ui-mods. In my testing when I added the following packages (used --no-install-recommends in the process) it got me past the login prompt problem:
pi-greeter
pimixer
pipanel
I'm guessing pimixer didn't have anything to do with it but while zeroing in on the packages it was in the mix. Install these, reboot, and you should be to the desktop. The pi-greeter and pipanel packages definitely seemed to be related, although if the packages are later removed the problem does not resurface. So maybe something that gets configured as a process of their install?

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:13 pm

Hi, how do I install the sound drivers?

best regards

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:27 am

rpaesani wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Hi, how do I install the sound drivers?

best regards
Should be installed by default since it is an essential driver. Probably you meant like a sound manager? Depends on what desktop environment you want to use.
Guides I have created on the Raspberry Pi Forums:

1) [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox/i3
2) [GUIDE] Communicate between iOS and Raspberry Pi using MQTT

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:39 am

Hello,
Thanks for this guide.

I am on Stretch lite.

I need a GUI just to debug a Python script and I would run the GUI via

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ssh -X 192.168....
from my Mac. Let’s assume, I want to install PIXEL or something lighter if there is.

What are the minimal packages I need to install to remotely run the GUI? For instance, I do not need any login manager.

Do these packages to be install always run in the background or only when I run the GUI? In other words, do they consume resources only when the GUI is in use or always?

Thanks for helping, daniele

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Re: [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3 GUI

Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:56 pm

dcaccount wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:39 am
Hello,
Thanks for this guide.

I am on Stretch lite.

I need a GUI just to debug a Python script and I would run the GUI via

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ssh -X 192.168....
from my Mac. Let’s assume, I want to install PIXEL or something lighter if there is.

What are the minimal packages I need to install to remotely run the GUI? For instance, I do not need any login manager.

Do these packages to be install always run in the background or only when I run the GUI? In other words, do they consume resources only when the GUI is in use or always?

Thanks for helping, daniele
I'm not understanding. If you use X11 Forwarding, you don't need a GUI. You just need to install the apps that you need on Raspbian Lite and just run them from your Mac terminal. If you want to run multiple windows, you just type in "nameofapp &" in terminal.

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Guides I have created on the Raspberry Pi Forums:

1) [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox/i3
2) [GUIDE] Communicate between iOS and Raspberry Pi using MQTT

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