This module provides simple installation/setup of XFCE
Paul Walker

Paul Walker



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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Dec 28th 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
  • Archlinux

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paulwalkeruk/xfce — version 1.0.0 Dec 28th 2019


Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with xfce
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module provides a simple setup of XFCE. At the moment, it only installs the basic XFCE4 package.


What xfce affects

The following packages will be installed:

  • xfce4

The default font of XFCE will be reset to Cantarell 10.

Beginning with xfce

This will install XFCE and set the default font to Cantarell 10:

include xfce


Part of installing this package is setting the default font in XFCE. Setting this default font may require the Display Manager service to be restarted before first use. To avoid having to do this restart, you can set a parameter with the name of the Display Manager service - if that exists in the catalog, then XFCE will be installed before that service. For example, if you are already installing lightdm (maybe with the paulwalkeruk/lightdm package), then you could specify it like this (note: setting this parameter doesn't install the display manager, you have to do that separately, this parameter simply ensures XFCE is installed first to avoid having to do a restart):

  class { 'xfce ': 
    display_manager => 'lightdm',


This has beed designed for and tested on Arch Linux.


Pull requests are welcome.