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CHANGELOG Point release lxqt-admin 0.14.1 Feb 25, 2019
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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 lxqt-admin-time.


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 lxqt-admin-user.


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.


Compiling sources

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 for further information.

Code configuration is handled by CMake. CMake variable CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX will normally have to be set to /usr.

To build run make, to install make install which accepts variable DESTDIR as usual.

Binary packages

Arch Linux

AUR packages lxqt-admin and 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.


Package 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.


Much like similar tools provided by lxqt-config the tools of lxqt-admin can be launched from the Configuration Center as well as from the panel's main menu - Preferences - LXQt settings.

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.

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