XFCE4 desktop on Debian WSL


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Debian,Windows 10/11
Hi, I got Debian running incl. single xfce4 GUI apps as instructed by Microsoft, but not the full xfce4 desktop.
On W10 it had been easy with GWSL and a shortcut that just executed ~/startxfce4
AFAIK Windows 11 provides its own X-server, so that it should be possible to just
a) export DISPLAY=localhost:<number> in ~/.bashrc in Debian
b) do startxfce4 in Debian
c) do mstsc in Win11 with some <number> setting
But for the heck of it I just cannot make the xfce4 Debian desktop appear.
Any ideas how it works?
In the end I'd like to have a singel Powershell script that does it all - or perhaps better by AutoIt?
Im running W11 Home.
Windows Build/Version
22000.194 / 21H2

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