Install Desktop Environment

LXDE is one of the Debian DesktopEnvironment options. LXDE is designed to work well with computers on the low end of the performance spectrum such as older resource-constrained machines, new generation netbooks, and other small computers.

To install it on a running Debian-Stretch core system, run the following:

The minimum set of elements:

apt-get install lxde-core

The complete set of elements:

apt-get install lxde

A complete Debian LXDE desktop environment:

apt-get install task-lxde-desktop


To see something on your display you have to install all three things.