Xfce Default Login - how to set permanently

I have a slow computer at work so I installed xfce, but the default is Gnome which slows it right down.

Is there a way to set the default to xfce permanently?

Hi Gregory,

Welcome to our forums.

This should be simple as log out from GNOME and selecting Xfce Session as display manager:

After your first login into Xfce4 your selection should be remembered as default. However, if from some reason this does not set Xfce4 as a default check the following directory /var/lib/AccountsService/users/ and look for a file named after your username. Example:

$ cat /var/lib/AccountsService/users/`whoami`


Make sure that XSession is set to xfce:

If the above does not help, please provide more information about your system. More specifically, what Linux distribution you are using and what is your default display manager.

Hope this helps


Thank you so much :slight_smile: