Lubuntu is a lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu. It and the default applications included use minimal resources. As of the 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" release, Lubuntu is an official Ubuntu derivative. Lubuntu uses the Openbox window manager.

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Lubuntu startup and wireless problem

I am new to Linux and needed some help. I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this so please forgive me if it is wrongly posted. Recently I took out my 2 old laptops and decided to ...
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Should I use an older version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 fresh earlier today and the cpu maxes out several cores while watching Youtube videos and the cores run high while doing pretty much anything. Is Gnome my problem ...
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“Kernel Panic” on booting from live usb

I am trying to install Lubuntu on this old laptop. I first tried Ubuntu but when running live from usb, it gave me an error: end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ...
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Is there any way to create or simulate a frugal installation of Ubuntu/Lubuntu on a usb flash drive?

I've created a FULL installation of Ubuntu 15.10 on a USB stick that runs fine, except the fact that I don't have USB 3.0 port and it's extremely slow as expected. Is there any way to make a frugal ...
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Plantronics Gamecom 780 will not play sound

I am a extreme noob to linux, so excuse me if the answer to this question is super simple. I have tried changing the sound card in audio mixer to Playback: Plantronics GameCom 780 Analog Stereo, no ...
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Unable to install new OS after installing Lubuntu 14.04

I have install Lubuntu 14.04 in my machine, but now I want to dual boot my system. I am not able to install/boot any other OS including Windows-XP, Linux-Mint, Ubuntu 9.10, Lubuntu 14.03 etc. using ...
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Wireless doesn't connect Lubuntu

As a newbie w/o Geek ancestry, I'm struggling through the setup of Lubuntu 15.10 on an old Gateway laptop. I made it past the Broadcom scourge and my wireless indicator glows, but I can't make a ...
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Can't install lubuntu because I can't install grub

I installed lubuntu through a USB drive, switching from windows 8 on a Toshiba Tecra R940, but now it won't boot (had the same problem with ubuntu). So, I entered the "try only" mode and using the ...
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After installing Lubuntu in dual-boot with windows 10, I cannot access windows anymore

I installed the latest version of Lubuntu (which I also want to change to normal Ubuntu in the end) on a LENOVO ideapad (don't know how to get details on the laptop on lubuntu) but I cannot access ...
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Speakers stopped working, Lubuntu 14.04

I recently did a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 on a HP Mini 2133, the speakers worked fine until I plugged my headphones in and out. At first I thought the headphone jack was damaged (the headphone ...
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LibreOffice, GTK3, and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

OS: Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS fully updated Kernel: 3.13.0-77-generic I've just installed LibreOffice Version: 5.0.4.2, Build ID: 1:5.0.4~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty1 like this: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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LXDE - Use desktop as folder doesn't work

I'm using Lubuntu with LXDE UI. After system install I was able to enable "Use desktop as a folder" in Desktop Preferences. Then I was playing around with the settings and disabled it. Since then I'm ...
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(gksudo:2375): Gtk-Warning **:cannot open display:

When i insert this: gksudo nano /etc/default/grub it replies with this: (gksudo:(4 digit number, always different)): Gtk-Warning **:cannot onpen display: But if i type sudo nano /etc/default/grub ...
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In Lubuntu taskbar, how to disable highlight on mouse hover?

In the taskbar in Lubuntu, when I hover over the button for other windows, the button for the window is highlighted (or the text is bolded if I enable flat buttons). How do I disable this highlighting ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Boots to Black Screen

I've read a few posts but can't seem to find one that quite reflects a solution. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 fine. When I reboot I boot to a black [lucid] screen without anything happening. If I shut ...
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How do I hibernate with swap file without swapping?

Well, I know that my question title is not clear so I'll explain. . Background: I have a laptop with dead battery. (Won't even charge) It also have dead hard drive. (Thrown away) And have 1000MiB RAM ...
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PC Won't Shutdown/Reboots Instead

I appear to be having an issue with shutting down my PC after doing a fresh install of Lubuntu 15.10 (wily). When I go to shutdown, my PC will begin to power off, but appears to restart. I ...
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lost sound in internal speakers after installing pulseaudio

I have an all-in-one desktop with Lubuntu 14.04.3 installed. In order to be able use Skype I installed pulseaudio. I used to be able to change volume with alsamixer so that I could hear things out of ...
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Mp-bios bug:8254 timer not connected to io-apic error on Vostro 1000 LiveUsb

I'm trying to install lubuntu on to my Dell Vostro 1000. I'm using a LiveUsb (via pendrive). I get the start up screen and when I choose try lubuntu without installing I get this message: Mp-bios ...
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Vostro 1000 Dell Wont Boot from Usb

I have installed ubuntu on my HP Stream using the live usb method and it worked. This time Im trying on my dads old Vostro 1000 laptop. I downloaded the Lunbuntu OS and the pendrive thing. After that ...
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LXqt installed but I can't choose it from login?

I installed LXqt in Lubuntu 15.10 from lubuntu-daily ppa with sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage lxqt-panel But when I reboot, in the circle-lubuntu-icon at the top right I can choose only ...
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How can I control the lighting screen in Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have tried to manually reduce the scan from my computer, but it is still too strong. I have Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. The model of my computer is HP.
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Unable to play or edit .m4a files on fresh Lubuntu 15.10 installation

I have some m4a files I would like to edit with Audacity, but Audacity crashes when I try to open the files. In attempting to solve the problem, I found that I'm not able to play m4a files either. ...
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Run file when USB device inserted

I want to implement a strict policy of nobody being able to insert any USB device into my laptop. If someone inserts a memory stick, keyboard, light etc... into any USB PORT (while the computer is ...
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Me too, no WiFi after installing Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily) [duplicate]

After 24 years on PCs, I stepped into the Linux world and installed Lubuntu 15.10 on an old laptop. Installation appears to have gone OK, not that I have any understanding of this new platform. During ...
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Conky system info

I am trying to figure out how to get conky to work on Lubuntu 15.10. Does anyone have a tutorial for a complete noob so that I can get it up and running. Regards Killerspec
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lubuntu 14.04 - T430s shuts down with no warning on low battery

I've tried advice in this thread: Netbook performs hard shutdown without warning on low battery power I get an error saying 'no such schema' when I follow the terminal directions using gsettings. ...
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hplip installation stuck at password checking on lubuntu 15.10

I was trying to install hplip 3.15.11 on Lubuntu 15.10 using xTerm or uxTerm as explained and shown in the official how-to (hplip installation how-to), but when I'm asked for the sudoer's password, I ...
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Set Cyrillic layout, but only for letters

I use Cyrillic layout (Traditional Phonetic), but what's annoying is that it changes not only the letters, but also the punctuation and special symbols - for example, Shift+3 is "#" in English layout, ...
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Network disabled on boot

Im running LXLE 14.04 (lubuntu based) dual boot with Windows 8.1 Recently I installed 3.13.0-77-generic headers and everything was fine until I did a reboot and chose 3.13.0-65-generic. My network ...
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How to share files between Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and Lubuntu 15.10?

SITUATION: I have a classic desktop PC and a laptop. On the old PC runs Lubuntu 15.10 and on the laptop I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The Lubuntu is connected via cable to the router and the laptop via ...
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SSH myself using public IP address does not always work

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 and have set up an SSH server. It has taken me ages to troubleshoot because of a confusing fact. At home I can SSH my laptop from itself using either my local IP address ...
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App launcher on lubuntu

I just installed lubuntu on my dell inspiron Just wondering if i can install the app launcher (on the left side of the screen in Ubuntu) without installing GNOME ?
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How to minimize all windows from command line in LXDE?

I need to minimize all windows from command line, I have heard about wmctrl -k on but I think it will only work for gnome, is there any possibility of doing this?
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How to turn Lubuntu back to Ubuntu

I wanted to try out the Ubuntu flavor Lubuntu. I don't like it and I want to change it back. I've tried multiple things to delete Lubuntu and reinstall Ubuntu. One of them being using the commands: ...
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Which is better for a slow computer and a user who is only familiar with Windows, Ubuntu or Lubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 and my computer has become very slow over the years. I am looking into switching over to Ubuntu or possibly Lubuntu. I was hoping to get some advice. I enjoy playing computer games ...
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Deactivate apparmor and activate tomoyo or akari on minimal ubuntu?

I have a minimal version of Ubuntu 15.10 running on my Pentium 3 PC. The only things I have installed on it are Lubuntu-minimal,i3wm,Firefox and Dolphin. I was wondering if there are any tutorials on ...
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Macbook not charging under Lubuntu

My newest problem child, a 2006 MBP is running a fresh Lubuntu install dual booted with OS X 10.5. The magsafe charger works fine if the laptop is off or in OS X, but in Lubuntu, it works, then once ...
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Problem in disc partitioning while installing lubuntu

I am trying to install lubuntu 15.10 in my Pentium 4 pc, and I want to remove my previous operating system completely and use the space allotted to it for lubuntu and all the files and folder in other ...
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Radeon X1600 Idles at 70 Degrees

I recently acquired an early 2006 Macbook Pro (Core Duo) with a mobility Radeon X1600. I installed 32-bit Lubuntu on it. The GPU is detected and identified correctly, and seems to work okay. But it's ...
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Why my files don't want to stay hidden?

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 and when I press crtl+h to hide my files they reappear when I go to another folder. I already tried unchecking "view-show hidden" but it didn't work. I'm using the default file ...
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Lubuntu frozen while installing

I have this old PC hanging around so I decided to install Lubuntu on it just to give it some life and it freezes every time. I made a bootable USB, made two partitions (an ext4 and a swap partition) ...
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trying to install Dofus in Lubuntu but no solution worked

Hi everyone i've been trying to install Dofus in Lubuntu since 2 weeks ago and nothing worked and now if it doesn't work i'll switch back to win 10 the issue i have after installing and unpacking the ...
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Keyboard shortcut

I very often need to change a MAC address in my job, so I would like to make two keyboard shortcuts: When I press a shortcut terminal opens with pasted command sudo ifconfig eth0 down && ...
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How do I change Lubuntu's logout image?

How do I change Lubuntu's logout image?
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When i switched from ubuntu to Lubuntu i lost the external monitor. Laptop display is physically damaged

On 1/25/2016 I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 03 LTS to Lubuntu on a laptop (Sony VGN-NR120E) that I can only use with an external monitor because the LCD is physically damaged. The external monitor ...
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keybind to toggle touchpad in lubuntu (openbox)

I'm using lubuntu. I want to add a shortcut to toggle (turn on and off) my touchpad. I know I need to edit the xml file in ~/.config/openbox (in my case it's lubuntu-rc.xml) as described here and ...
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How can I reduce the idle RAM usage of Ubuntu?

I already tried Lubuntu 15.10 which uses ~130mb of RAM and Ubuntu-core 15.10 + LXDE which uses ~100mb of RAM. I have decided Lubuntu is better for me and now I want to remove/disable services and ...
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LXDE battery monitor not warning when battery is low

I am running Lubuntu 15.10. In prior releases, I would receive a low battery warning, but now, though Battery Manager shows an accurate remaining battery indicator, I get no pop-up warning when the ...
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lenovo yoga 3-14: no audio

Installed lubuntu on my new (refurbished) laptop. It's going reasonably well (even got wifi going) but I'm not getting any sound out of it. > lspci -v | grep -A5 -i audio 00:03.0 Audio device: ...