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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What is special about the hicolor icon theme?

As far as I can recall, whenever I install software using apt-get, I see Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ... (sixth line from top) appear in my terminal window when the installtion is just ...
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How to install bnetd in Lubuntu from command line?

I am trying to install bnetd on lubuntu and i got error compiling it (I have never compiled anything yet) I execute this at the terminal: loading cache ./config.cache checking host system type... ...
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Cannot change keyboard repeat/delay in Lubuntu 13.04

Settings are located under Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard. Adjusting the Repeat Delay and Repeat Interval does nothing. Neither rates change in the test text box, nor do they ...
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Why do some icon themes have so many different sizes?

[12:24 PM] /usr/share/icons/hicolor $ ls 128x128 192x192 24x24 32x32 48x48 64x64 96x96 index.theme 16x16 22x22 256x256 36x36 512x512 72x72 icon-theme.cache scalable ...
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Ubuntu/Lubuntu Wi-Fi Stopped Working after Screen Replacement/Wi-Fi Disconnect

I changed the screen in my HP530 (so much cheaper than a new laptop). I had to disconnect the wifi card in the process of opening the machine up. Now I have an unusual problem; the wifi works fine in ...
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Ethernet not detected whatsoever

I recently installed Lubuntu 13.04 64-bit on one of my older computers (the computer is ancient - DDR1, no USB boot, yet it's 64-bit. Go figure.) Anyway, the Wi-Fi adapter I tried to use ...
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Lubuntu minimize all show desktop keyboard shortcut?

Is there a show desktop (also known as minimize all) keyboard command in Lubuntu? I looked around in lubuntu-rc.xml, but I didn't have any luck. If there is one, and it's a Super key, then is there a ...
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Ubuntu one in Lubuntu and Xubuntu

I have an old computer running Ubuntu 13.04 and want to speed it up by using Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Will ubuntu one work on these?
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How to install Lubuntu on Aspire one running Ubuntu 10.4

I have an old aspire one netbook I want to resuscitate. It currently runs Ubuntu 10.4 but tells me to go away if I try the Update function (only wants to do a partial update - Adobe flash-player has ...
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Lubuntu doesn't repond to keyboard! + account not found (wubi) [duplicate]

So when I boot my lubuntu up, I get like a screen with these random stripes that you'd expect when your pc crashes. Then when it boots up, I can log in with the account user, not the account I made in ...
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go back from Gnome 3.8 to Gnome 3.6 in LUBUNTU 13.04

I had Lubuntu 12.04 and wanted to try Gnome Shell. When I added the Gnome3 PPA, that got me on 3.4. I wanted to use 3.6 though and follow new releases from there, but from what I gathered about this ...
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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 ...