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
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
Code configuration is handled by CMake. CMake variable
will normally have to be set to
To build run
make, to install
make install which accepts variable
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 The package and its dependencies, like the above mentioned, outdated liboobs are available through the X11:LXQt repository.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.