Minimal XFCE install
This document describes how to perform a minimal xfce4 install, along with some optional extras for a more complete desktop.
Install the core packages that will be enough to allow you to start using the XFCE desktop environment.
root@devuan:~# apt-get install xfce4-panel xfdesktop4 xfwm4 xfce4-settings xfce4-session
The following packages are useful for a more complete desktop.
root@devuan:~# apt-get install xfce4-terminal xfce4-appfinder xfce4-power-manager thunar ristretto cinnabar-icon-theme
Adding support for auto-mounting
Install the necessary packages for thunar (the XFCE file manager) to support auto-mounting of drives.
root@devuan:~# apt-get install thunar-volman gvfs policykit-1
When you next login and start your desktop you can use the XFCE settings manager to configure auto-mounting.
Adding a display manager
If you want a display manager you would normally use slim in Devuan.
root@devuan:~# apt-get install slim
Now run update-alternatives to set the x-session-manager to xfce4-session.
root@devuan:~# update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
Using XFCE without a display manager
Login to a regular user account at the console and use the startxfce4 script.
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