Xfce TemplateVMs

If you would like to use Xfce (more lightweight compared to GNOME desktop environment) Linux distribution in your qubes, you can install one of the available Xfce templates for Fedora, CentOS or Gentoo.

Installation

The Fedora Xfce TemplateVMs can be installed with the following command (where X is your desired distro and version number):

[user@dom0 ~]$ sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-X-xfce

If your desired version is not found, it may still be in testing. You may wish to try again with the testing repository enabled:

[user@dom0 ~]$ sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-templates-itl-testing qubes-template-X-xfce

If you would like to install a community distribution, like CentOS or Gentoo, try the install command by enabling the community repository:

[user@dom0 ~]$ sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-templates-community qubes-template-X-xfce

If your desired version is not found, it may still be in testing. You may wish to try again with the testing repository enabled:

[user@dom0 ~]$ sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-templates-community-testing qubes-template-X-xfce

The download may take a while depending on your connection speed.

To reinstall a Xfce TemplateVM that is already installed in your system, see How to Reinstall a TemplateVM.