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Desktop Environment

While full Desktop Environments like KDE or GNOME run well on the Eee, some people prefer a more minimal desktop environment or just a window manager, especially if they have a model with a smaller flash drive. Here are some of our users' choices, particularly slanted towards these needs.

Minimal xorg

Whichever Window Manager / Desktop Environment you choose, you need Xorg as well. For a minimal Xorg install for the Eee we suggest:

aptitude install --without-recommends xinit xserver-xorg-video-intel xserver-xorg-input-synaptics xserver-xorg-input-kbd xserver-xorg-input-mouse xfonts-base

And if you also want 3D support:

aptitude install libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri

Window Managers / Desktop Environments

Note: You don't need to install a login manager (e.g. gdm or kdm). If you don't, just ensure that xinit was installed (see minimal xorg install above; it's in 'xinit') and login on the console and run 'startx' to start the window manager / desktop session.

System Tray / Panel