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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Easiest way to stop using a separate partition for /boot?

I have an older machine that I originally set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 and Lubuntu. Part of that setup was establishing a small partition for /boot. The partition is 89 MB, and with recent ...
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Lubuntu won't install using wubi (pastebin of log file included)

So I tried to install lubuntu 2 times now, and it seems that it won't install because at the very last of the install progress I get the error: Could not retrieve the required installation files for ...
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Lubuntu's asking password for shutting down

I've Lubuntu 13.04 64 Bit on my Lenovo Y570. System works well but Lubuntu's asking my password when I want to shutdown or restart the computer. How can i fix it?
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How can I remove Opera's system tray icon in Lubuntu?

I installed Opera on Lubuntu 13.04, and Opera places an icon in the system tray. Really odd and unacceptable behaviour. Is there a setting in Opera which allows you to remove the system tray icon?
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When installing updates, I do not get any progress indication

Using Lubuntu, when I install updates, update manager simply closes out after I authenticate. There is no progress indicator to tell me when the update are completed. I used to get a terminal window ...
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How do I use ARandR to create a permanent monitor layout in Lubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

So ARandR is great for setting up my monitor layout in Lubuntu 12.10 but even if I save the layout to the ~/.screenlayout it doesn't seem to save that layout no matter what I call the file.
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Would I benefit from switching to Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

I just settled down with my ideal setup, a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but for some reason Ubuntu's running slow for me. I heard that Ubuntu was pretty small and resource light, but should I ...
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How do I add xfwm4-settings to the Preferences windows in Lubuntu?

So I am running Lubuntu 12.10 and I just switched my windows manager to xfwm4 following the instructions here: Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu? I was wondering, how do I add ...
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Windows & Lubuntu Remote Desktop Issues

I am new to Linux and I have an issue I have installed Lubuntu which I plan to use as a headless server so I need to be able to remote desktop into it however after installing sudo apt-get install ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE Desktop Configuration Files/Desktop Shortcuts

Novice problem: I'm running Lubuntu and on my desktop I've created (mangled) two shortcuts... I created them by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Create New... > Shortcut If I try to ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE Shortcuts Broken [duplicate]

Novice problem here: I'm running Lubuntu and on my desktop I've created (mangled) two shortcuts... I created them by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Create New... > Shortcut If I try to ...
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Can I have Ubuntu, apps, and files on a USB [duplicate]

Is it possible to use a USB to contain Ubuntu and a lightweight variant (Lubuntu) along with updates, files, documents, apps, etc? In other words, can I put everything on a USB so I can open my stuff ...
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no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...
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What are the packages and libraries needed to print a file into pdf?

Which packages and libraries are necessary to print a file into pdf file, especially a webpage, text file or an office document (spread sheet and word processor)? For instance, cups - is it necessary ...
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Issue installing Ubuntu on HP mini 2133

I am trying to install Ubuntu (and Lubuntu) 13.04 on a HP mini 2133, and when I boot from the usb disk I get the folloring messages: udevd[99]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv ...
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Why does Texmaker install Texlive without informing?

I am using Lubuntu 13.04. I installed Texmaker from Lubuntu Software Center, and it downloaded and installed Texlive without giving the dependency information before installation. Moreover, Texlive is ...
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How to recieve streamed audio with Chromium in Lubuntu?

Running Lubuntu 13.04 fresh install. Default chromium install fails on pls or m3u streaming audio, after attempting to install the plugin, due to following error: could not load mplayerplug-in is ...
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Overheating laptop Packardbell LS44HR on Linux

I have tried Ubuntu 12.10-13.04, Xubuntu and now installed Lubuntu on my Packardbell LS44-HR laptop. On every Linux system my laptop is overheating too fast. I tried to install AMD ATI HD Radeon 66xxM ...
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Lubuntu 13.04 freezes when starting firefox

after upgrading to Lubuntu 13.04 (fresh install from alternate) everything freezes when starting Firefox. 12.04 and 12.10 were fine and it's only Firefox causing a total freeze of the system. Any ...
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What is the purpose of /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/mimetypes/?

Adding an Icon section in AddingMimeTypes has this: Now we need to associate an icon with the MIME type. Get an SVG icon and name it "text/extension .svg", or whatever your modified MIME type ...
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Can I upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to Lubuntu 13.04 directly?

I have ubuntu 12.10 installed on mypc. I'm thinking to upgrade to 13.04. Now i'd like to take the opportunity also to test lubuntu. Should I first upgrade ubuntu, then install lubuntu or can I ...
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lubuntu - command to use in .desktop file to launch application reduced to panel

I have a .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Thunderbird Comment=mail manager Exec=thunderbird Terminal=false Type=Application NoDisplay=false Hidden=false Is there a command to use ...
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lubuntu (lxde desktop) - is there any device notifier in panel?

I have lubuntu 13.04 and I'd like to know if there is any device notifier to show in lxde panel in order to safetely remove safely or manage usb and other device without opening lxde folder manager? ...
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USB drive not consistently recognized in Lubuntu. Why?

I have a Lubuntu that I have downloaded from Wubi.exe, and I have a very simple problem. Most of the time, whenever I plug in my pendrive, or USB drive, which has a memory capacity of 32GB and of the ...
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Display Glitches

I recently came across a PPC G5 and wanted to install Lubuntu on it so I Dban'd the original HDD and loaded up my 12.10 Lubuntu Boot DVD and all was well until I clicked on the "Install Lubuntu" icon. ...
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How do I turn off thumbnails for pdf files?

When I open org.gnome.desktop.thumbnailers using dconf-editor, I see this: Schema: `org.gnome.desktop.thumbnailers` Summary: List of mime-types for which external thumbnailer programs will ...
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How to stop screen going black after 10 min

My OS is Lubuntu 13.04. After 10 mins of inactivity the screen goes black. What I did to stop it without effect: uninstalled xscreensaver completely in power setting I set to never blank the screen ...
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LUBUNTU 12.04 NO lts? [duplicate]

does not make sense, because that all the variants sync the same repositories, so will I get software updates for 3 or 4 more years if I use Lubuntu 12.04, how could it be not an LTS? Evenb Mint 13 ...
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Changed 'txt.cfg' file in a lubuntu live usb and now its 'read only'

Well, I was looking for edit the txt.cfg file in /cdrom/syslinux/ directory to add my locale configuration and it chooses my keyboard settings automatic. And to bypass the Try Ubuntu screen. But I ...
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How do I open specific applications on specific workspaces in Lubuntu 13.04

I'm running Lubuntu 13,04 and have four workspaces set up. I want certain programs to open in a specfic workspace every time (like BOINC in workspace 4, an application for writing books in Workspace ...
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How can I change the non-overlay scroll bar width in Lubuntu 13.04?

How to change the non-overlay scroll bar width in Lubuntu 13.04? It is too thin for me.
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Lubuntu upgrade to 13.04 killed sound with ALSA. How to troubleshoot?

After upgrading to 13.04 from 12.10 Lubuntu lost audio playback after unplugging usb soundcard (Polycom) and plugging it back in. Volume control was gray and leading to pulseaudio mixer (not ...
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How can i downgrade GCC 4.7.2?

i want to downgrade GCC and G++ 4.7.2 to some older versions, 4.0 perhaps. Any assistance? I'm using Lubuntu ATM.
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How I can set program autostart to my second desktop?

In Lubuntu we have folder /home/username/.config/autostart. Its OK, but how I can autostart app on my "invisible" desktop and in fullscreen (like after pressing F11)?
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lubuntu 12.10 usb drive stop connections after software update, screen resolution also not working well

Few days ago I had a little problem with my hard disks, and after that, I'm running my computer with a lubuntu live usb. First I made a live usb with no persistence, and it runs fine on every machine ...
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If I install lubuntu on Ubuntu, is it really Lubuntu?

I have Ubuntu as a VM, and I just installed Lubuntu sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and now I can boot into this Desktop Enviroment. But, my question is... is this really Lubuntu? Should I just ...
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Only root sees all icons in gnome-control-center after upgrade to Lubuntu 13.04

Symptoms: root@ThinkPad:/# gnome-control-center => gnome-control-center opens correctly showing all modules root@ThinkPad:/# gnome-control-center sound => gnome-control-center opens the sound ...
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How to get Ubuntu to use as much Resources as Lubuntu

Well.. I love Ubuntu, but it causes my laptop to use resources up, and I don't even know why. it even cause my laptop's fan to run louder and heat up (not overheat, but it does get hot). As soon as I ...
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Why can't I login to the GUI via lxdm after upgrading to lubuntu 13.04?

When I boot to the login screen, I can put in my credentials but nothing happens after that. I left my laptop over night and it still didn't log in. The only thing I can do is hit ctrl, alt f2 to get ...
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Why is pcmanfm is still running after following the LXDE/XFCE Hybrid instructions?

OS: Lubuntu 13.04 I'm trying to replace PCManFM with Thunar and xfdesktop. For this, I followed the procedure described in the section titled "LXDE/XFCE Hybrid" here. However, after a reboot, the ...
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Mouse cursor does not change appearance to indicate a program is launching

I am using Lubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I click on a icon to launch a program, be it from the start menu or from the panel, the mouse cursor does not change to a spinning circle (or anything else) to ...
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Let popup appear when logging in to guest account

When logging out from the guest account, all the files of the guest are deleted. I like this behavior, but is there a way to show a popup like "Warning, all your files will be removed when turning ...
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Lubuntu 12.04: Cannot transfer files from the laptop to the Nexus 7

I just recently got myself a Nexus 7 and I want to load it up with some apps that I've downloaded on the laptop. The problem is that I can't get the Nexus 7 to mount on the laptop. I've tried ...
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specto says “The network connection seems to be down”

I just installed Specto on Lubuntu 12.04. It shows the message "The network connection seems to be down, network watchers will not check until then". What should I do? My network connection is not ...
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Bluetooth problem on Lubuntu 12.04.2 LTS?

I'm new to Linux and am having terrible difficulty getting my bluetooth devices to pair/connect. I'm using a bluetooth dongle on my Dell Inspiron 910 running Lubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. I've tried blueman ...
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Stop GUI boot ubuntu ARM

I am using an ARM version of Ubuntu (Lubuntu specifically) on a pcDuino. I want to use it as more of a server as opposed with a monitor. One of the first obvious things to do would be to disable ...
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Only “Vulnerable” Flash Player version works

For the last year, I have been using outdated Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102 in Firefox, because more recent versions (11.2 r202.243 or .280) don't work for me. Typically, with r202 versions, I get blanks ...
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Install Chromium Adobe plugins error

i cannot view any video because of this. i dont want to use any other browser. when i click "install plugins" , it takes me to the adobe website and it tells that Chromium and Chrome have built in ...
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Lubuntu Wine IDM set up with Chromium help needed

i'm very new to this forum and to linux. switching from Windows OS is tough at the start and i'm having few problems. i installed Lubuntu because i've old system. i totally love it but i have one ...
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Why won't Lubuntu install on my HP2133 [closed]

I recently bought an HP2133 second hand off a friend. I installed Fuduntu, but the graphics are unstable and it's a bit slow.So I decided to try Lubuntu. I can boot from my Pen Drive, but when I try ...