GUI for Bananian

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Hello everyone,

How/where do one start if a GUI is to be used with Bananian?

After all Raspberry, do have a GUI.

The likes of Xfce and Lxde come to mind.

Please contribute - thanks.
I think Bananian was designed to be a high-performance OS for the Banana Pi, yet very light on resources. For this reason it doesn't have a GUI, which would take a considerable amount of power on this small board.

Cubytus is absolutely right!
But feel free to install a desktop environment of your choice. Maybe XFCE?

I think what the question was is, how do I go about getting a desktop environment on Bananian. The answer to that is relatively easy, Bananian is a small Debian, therefore it works like on most programs on Debian, with the package manager. You pick a suitable environment and install it.

Since XFCE was suggested, here is a guide to that, other desktops work similar, I imagine:

Reply 3# Bananian

Why Xfce over Lxde? Any other suggestions?

What about compatibility issues?

Reply 4# Kuroi


How about Mate? Will that work, or be to sluggish?

Is the Mali display driver included in Bananian?
Could i simply use the xorg.conf from the Raspbian port in Bananian e.g. with Xfce?
BTW: I installed the Raspbian port and installed Xfce and it works quite well and smooth...

Reply 8# dl9sec

    Why did you choose Xfce over others? BTW what does raspberry use in their GUI?

Reply  dl9sec

    Why did you choose Xfce over others? BTW what does raspberry use in their GUI? ...
EricaTee Posted at 2014-9-23 06:55

Just my personal choice

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