But if you are already a user of Arch, I leave you the steps to install Xfce without dying in the attempt:
1- To install a basic Xfce, we just have to put in the console:
# pacman -S xfce4
Or if you want an installation in a more specific way:
# pacman -S xfwm4 xfce4-panel xfdesktop thunar xfce4-session xfce4-settings xfce4-appfinder xfce-utils xfconf
2- To install the plugins (goodies) de Xfce we simply run this command:
# pacman -S xfce4-goodies
3- If we want xfce4-mixer work with ALSA, we have to install the following packages:
# pacman -S gstreamer0.10-base-plugins
4- Finally for what Xfce work properly we have to install DBus.
# pacman -S dbus
5- What for Xfce it looks nice we must install the engines gtk:
# pacman -S gtk-engines gtk-engine-murrine gnome-themes-standard
If we don't install any Session manager (Login Manager) like LigthDM or Slim, we started Xfce with the command:
Or if we want we add it to the file ~ / .xinitrc.
if [ -d /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d ]; then
for f in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/*; do
[ -x "$f" ] && . "$f"
exec ck-launch-session startxfce4
And up to here everything must be "normal" .. More info here.