I have to use LXDE because of the age of my system, and I quite like it. But after I changed the default file manager from PCManFM to Nautilus (via this) and restarted, I just get a background color and some of the logos; even then, some of the logos are different than the typical LXDE logos.
It says LXPanel is running when I run task manager (Ctrl + Alt + Delete) and when I try to run it from terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) it says that it is already running.
If I kill LXPanel via terminal and run the command
sudo lxpanel it will run, but only as long as the command is running in terminal and even then the logos are weird on the panel too.
The original install was done via
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop, so hopefully that helps. I had some default LXDE programs installed and the LXDE DE.
I simply ran the command
sudo apt-get purge lubuntu-desktop and
sudo apt-get purge lxde and then reinstalled it via
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and
sudo apt-get install lxde* (I know about the
* and what it does, I wanted it that way.)
Anyways, it works now and I am using it currently. Thanks for the help @vasa1.