Thread: Xfce4 desktop
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Old 15th August 2019
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Oddly enough, and I suppose it could cause some confusion, the /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes/xfce, says,
Xfce desktop environment is launched through the 'startxfce4' script.
Simply add '/usr/local/bin/startxfce4' to your .xinitrc/.xsession
script if you use startx, xenodm or slim.
If you use gdm or kdm, have a look at An xfce4.desktop file is
provided for use by gdm.

Logging out and shutting down the computer ----snip---
So I see how that could be confusing, you do use xfce4 in the start up script, ...but not for installing the package.
You really should not use "startx", and the ".xinitrc" method, at least in my opinion, so to use xenodm, be sure it is enabled, etc. as mentioned earlier.
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