LXQt: The Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment

LXQt is a desktop environment that is designed to be especially energy-efficient and suitable for older systems. It is based on the widget toolkit Qt and uses SDDM as its recommended/standard display manager.

For developer, please see Teams/LXQtPackagingTeam for more information.


LXQt is available only for testing and unstable – it will be fully in the next stable (Stretch). There are no backports planned for Jessie – the needed dependencies are not there and it would not be wise to backport them. So please use testing or unstable or be patient. Thanks.

One could install LXQt on a fresh minimal system with apt. Depending on one's need this could be:

apt install lxqt-core


apt install lxqt


apt install task-lxqt-desktop

There will be live-iso's soon.