This page will eventually show how to set up XFCE simply on any system. In the meantime, it is a log of what I did to get XFCE working in alpine 1.9.3.
Add edge repositories
- xf86-video-(your video chipset)
Run Xorg -configure
If mouse not detected, as mine, check /var/log/dmesg for proper device name to use, edit /root/xorg.conf.new as needed
cp /root/xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rm /etc/X11/xinit/* . NOTE: This shouldn't be needed, but for some reason X crashes on my system when default xinitrc and xserverrc are used.
Notes: Currently, mouse not working for me, but using a wireless MS mouse, so might be a driver issue. TBD.