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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xfce-config.xml,v 1.11 2007/10/03 19:58:17 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xfce-config.xml,v 1.12 2007/10/03 20:12:24 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3 3
4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
5 5
6<guide link="/doc/en/xfce-config.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/xfce-config.xml">
7<title>The Xfce Configuration Guide</title> 7<title>The Xfce Configuration Guide</title>
8 8
9<author title="Author"> 9<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail> 10 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
11</author> 11</author>
12 12
13<abstract> 13<abstract>
14This guide provides an extensive introduction to Xfce, a fast, lightweight, 14This guide provides an extensive introduction to Xfce, a fast, lightweight,
15full-featured desktop environment. 15full-featured desktop environment.
16</abstract> 16</abstract>
17 17
18<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 18<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
19<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 19<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
20<license/> 20<license/>
21 21
22<version>1.8</version> 22<version>1.9</version>
23<date>2007-09-22</date> 23<date>2007-10-03</date>
24 24
25<chapter> 25<chapter>
26<title>Introduction</title> 26<title>Introduction</title>
27<section> 27<section>
28<title>The Xfce desktop environment</title> 28<title>The Xfce desktop environment</title>
29<body> 29<body>
30 30
31<p> 31<p>
32<uri link="http://www.xfce.org">Xfce</uri> is a fast, lightweight desktop 32<uri link="http://www.xfce.org">Xfce</uri> is a fast, lightweight desktop
33environment for Unix-like operating systems. It is designed for productivity, 33environment for Unix-like operating systems. It is designed for productivity,
34and is quite configurable while still adhering to the <uri 34and is quite configurable while still adhering to the <uri
35link="http://www.freedesktop.org">Freedesktop</uri> specifications. 35link="http://www.freedesktop.org">Freedesktop</uri> specifications.
36</p> 36</p>
37 37
38<p> 38<p>
57</section> 57</section>
58</chapter> 58</chapter>
59 59
60<chapter> 60<chapter>
61<title>Installing Xfce</title> 61<title>Installing Xfce</title>
62<section> 62<section>
63<title>The basics</title> 63<title>The basics</title>
64<body> 64<body>
65 65
66<p> 66<p>
67First, make sure you've setup Xorg as shown in the <uri 67First, make sure you've setup Xorg as shown in the <uri
68link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">X Server Configuration Howto</uri>. 68link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">X Server Configuration Howto</uri>.
69</p> 69</p>
70 70
71<p> 71<p>
72Before we install our fully-functional yet minimal desktop, let's take a moment 72Next, double-check your USE flags in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>; you'll
73to review the basic packages we'll be emerging.
74</p>
75
76<table>
77<tr>
78 <th>Name</th>
79 <th>Description</th>
80</tr>
81<tr>
82 <ti>xfce4</ti>
83 <ti>The base Xfce desktop environment</ti>
84</tr>
85<tr>
86 <ti>xscreensaver</ti>
87 <ti>
88 A screensaver with powersaving features and the ability to lock the screen
89 for security
90 </ti>
91</tr>
92</table>
93
94<p>
95You're free to install any other packages you wish, but for now, we'll stick
96with these suggestions for a fast, minimal working environment. Double check
97your USE flags in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>; you'll probably at least want
98<c>USE="dbus -gnome hal startup-notification"</c>. 73probably at least want <c>USE="dbus -gnome hal startup-notification
74xscreensaver"</c>.
99</p> 75</p>
100 76
101<p> 77<p>
102Now, let's install Xfce. 78Now, let's install Xfce.
103</p> 79</p>
104 80
105<pre caption="Installing Xfce"> 81<pre caption="Installing Xfce">
106# <i>emerge -avt xfce4 xscreensaver</i> 82# <i>emerge -avt xfce4</i>
107</pre> 83</pre>
108 84
109<p> 85<p>
110Next, add your regular user(s) to the <c>plugdev</c>, <c>cdrom</c>, <c>cdrw</c>, 86Next, add your regular user(s) to the <c>plugdev</c>, <c>cdrom</c>, <c>cdrw</c>,
111and <c>usb</c> groups, so that they can take full advantage of <c>hal</c> and be 87and <c>usb</c> groups, so that they can take full advantage of <c>hal</c> and be
112able to mount and use devices such as cameras, optical drives, and USB sticks. 88able to mount and use devices such as cameras, optical drives, and USB sticks.
113</p> 89</p>
114 90
115<pre caption="Adding users to the hardware groups"> 91<pre caption="Adding users to the hardware groups">
116<comment>(Replace username with your actual user)</comment> 92<comment>(Replace username with your actual user)</comment>
117# <i>for x in plugdev cdrom cdrw usb ; do gpasswd -a username $x ; done</i> 93# <i>for x in plugdev cdrom cdrw usb ; do gpasswd -a username $x ; done</i>
118</pre> 94</pre>
119 95
120<p> 96<p>
121Next, update your environment variables: 97Next, update your environment variables:

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