How To Install lxpanel on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install lxpanel on Debian 10. lxpanel is LXDE panel

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install lxpanel on Debian 10.

What is lxpanel

LXPanel is a GUI application for the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). . It is derived from fbpanel and includes the following features: .

  • User-friendly application menu automatically generated from .desktop files on the system
  • Launcher bar (small icons clicked to launch apps)
  • Task bar supporting ICCCM/EWMH `urgency’ hint (Pidgin IM windows can flash on new incoming messages)
  • Run dialog (type a command to run, without opening a terminal)
  • Net status icon plug-in (optional).
  • Volume control plug-in (optional).
  • Notification area (system tray).
  • Digital clock.
  • Keyboard LEDs plug-in (display caps/num locks).
  • lxpanelctl: control lxpanel from other programs. For example, “lxpanelctl run” will show the Run dialog in lxpanel, and “lxpanelctl menu” will show the application menu. This is useful in combination with window manager key bindings.

There are three ways to install lxpanel on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install lxpanel Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install lxpanel using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install lxpanel

Install lxpanel Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install lxpanel using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install lxpanel

Install lxpanel Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install lxpanel using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install lxpanel

How To Uninstall lxpanel on Debian 10

To uninstall only the lxpanel package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove lxpanel

Uninstall lxpanel And Its Dependencies

To uninstall lxpanel and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove lxpanel

Remove lxpanel Configurations and Data

To remove lxpanel configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge lxpanel

Remove lxpanel configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove lxpanel configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge lxpanel

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install lxpanel on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.