This repository is providing two GUI tools to adjust settings of the operating system LXQt is running on.
Both are using polkit to handle permissions.
In contrast to the specific backends described below earlier versions of lxqt-admin were relying on system-tools-backends and their wrapper liboobs. These were replaced as both go unmaintained for years and were hence dropped from many distributions heavily restricting the usage of lxqt-admin. As long as they can be built it should still be possible to compile lxqt-admin release ≤ 0.10 against them in order to make use of it on platforms lacking systemd like BSD.
Time and date configuration
Adjusts time and date. Binary is
It is using
systemd-timedated as backend which is accessed by its D-Bus interface. Among other this means the option
to sync the system time by NTP is relying on
systemd-timesyncd as backend.
User and Group Settings
Management of users and groups. Binary is
The backend is a script
lxqt-admin-user-helper. By default it is in turn using the shadow tools to do the actual work.
The script can be modified to use different tools, though.
Runtime dependencies are polkit and liblxqt. A polkit agent should be available with lxqt-policykit representing the first choice in LXQt.
Additional build dependencies are CMake and optionally Git to pull latest VCS checkouts. The localization files were outsourced to repository lxqt-l10n so the corresponding dependencies are needed, too. Please refer to this repository's
README.md for further information.
Code configuration is handled by CMake. CMake variable
CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX will normally have to be set to
To build run
make, to install
make install which accepts variable
DESTDIR as usual.
lxqt-admin-git are providing the current stable release and the
actual master checkout at compile time as usual.
Note that package
lxqt-admin had to be kept in the AUR due to lack of the dependency liboobs as depicted above.
So it will be transferred to community as of release 0.11.
lxqt-admin is available in the official repositories as of Debian stretch.
Fedora doesn't provide lxqt-admin so far due to lack of the dependency liboobs as depicted above. This will hopefully change once release LXQt release 0.11 makes it into the Fedora repositories.
openSUSE does not ship with lxqt-admin in it's standard repositories since the functionality is covered by openSUSE's YaST. However it is still possible to install it on openSUSE. The package and its dependencies, like the above mentioned, outdated liboobs are available through the X11:LXQt repository.
The actual usage should be self-explanatory. To apply settings the GUI of the polkit authentication agent that's in use is launched to acquire the root password.