Introduction to lxqt-session

The lxqt-session package contains the default session manager for LXQt.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

lxqt-session Dependencies


liblxqt-1.4.0, (kwindowsystem-5.115.0 for lxqt or KDE Frameworks-5.115.0), qtxdg-tools-3.12.0, and Xdg-user-dirs-0.18

Installation of lxqt-session

Install lxqt-session by running the following commands:

sed -e '/TryExec/s|=|=/usr/bin/|' \
    -i xsession/lxqt.desktop.in &&

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      ..       &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed -e '/TryExec/s|=|='/usr'/bin/|' -i xsessions/lxqt.desktop.in: If you are using a display manager, the full path of the TryExec directive has to be given so that the LXQt desktop will appear in the sessions list.

Configuring lxqt-session

Window Managers other than openbox-3.6.1 may be used, e.g. Xfwm4-4.18.0. Please note that IceWM-3.4.5 is not a good substitute. Fluxbox does work, although in this context (with lxqt-config-1.4.0), openbox-3.6.1 is better. The configuration file /usr/share/lxqt/windowmanagers.conf comes with many examples of Window Managers and the ones which are installed will appear in a drop down list of lxqt-config-session. For the ones not included in /usr/share/lxqt/windowmanagers.conf, you can use lxqt-config-session's "search" button, e.g. for Fluxbox-1.3.7, navigating through the file system until you can choose fluxbox.


Installed Programs: lxqt-config-session, lxqt-leave, lxqt-session, and startlxqt
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is a GUI configuration tool for lxqt-session


is a graphical dialog to terminate the session


is a lightweight X session manager


is used to start the desktop session for LXQt