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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Role of .desktop extension

I've done a lot of trial and error and reading and can now create .desktop files (i.e., launchers, shortcuts, etc.) most of the time using Lubuntu. But I'm unclear whether or not the ".desktop" ...
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Lubuntu on Ubuntu. Auto choose Lubuntu

Can I install Lubuntu on Ubuntu and when the PC boots up, it chooses Lubuntu as default?
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Help Understanding Network Output

I am in need to find my wlan0 device. I have tried running ifconfig & nmcli & lspci but wlan0 is not output from any of those commands. I understand that this just means that my network ...
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How can I upgrade lubuntu 14.04 to 15.04? [duplicate]

Will I lose my configurations or it's simple to do?
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Where did the downloaded/installed plugin go?

I just downloaded a Plugin for the Claws E-mail program: sudo apt-get install claws-mail-vcalendar-plugin And according to the instructions, all you need to do is to open it USAGE Before using ...
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Why is installing GnuCash requiring so much additional space?

After this operation, 276 MB of additional disk space will be used. Most programs so far have only required up to 20 MB at most.
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video recorder for Ubuntu

looking for video recorder applications in Ubuntu what can: -Record videos from webcam -It can save for example last 15 minuets so I can review that recorded video, I don't want it record all time ...
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Network connections appear unclaimed after purging linux-images

Yesterday I was having problems with Lubuntu 14.04 updates machine I had to follow this check-marked answer Not enough free disk space when upgrading The answer worked well but Today when I turned ...
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Hotkeys in Lubuntu 14.10

I installed Lubuntu 14.10 yesterday (previously I used Ubuntu) and I want to activate the some usefule hotkeys that Ubuntu has. In Ubuntu, for instance, you can move opened programs on the right side ...
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While using trial mode of live CD, if I install drivers, will it affect my main system?

(Background info) I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP 110 netbook and it's working perfectly and configured as I like it. I have to use the 2d desktop though because it's not a powerful system. Since ...
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No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda

I just did a boot-repair because I can't run windows 8.1 from the grub (I see many options but none works) and I got this result: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9558801/ My question is : Should I care about ...
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How to create local repository using apt-mirror and mirrorkit for selected architecture, release, spin

Having a local repository can be very useful. It is possible to use rsync to create a repository mirror, but this results in all the releases being downloaded, even older ones and would include files ...
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Lubuntu USB sound card managing

I've been trying to use an old Asus EeePC901 to record and play music along with an USB M-Audio M-track-plus. I use Audacity 2.0.5. Already tried lots of Linux distros, and Lubuntu looks to be the one ...
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How to set up ssh on a lubuntu vm (VirtualBox) and windows host

I've set up a Lubuntu vm using VirtualBox on my Windows 8 desktop and I want to connect my laptop, which is dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu, to the Lubuntu vm via SSH. I've gotten as far as ...
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(Lubuntu) How to move close, minimize and maximize to the left

There seem to be plenty of responses for GNOME Shell and Unity, but I'm not sure about Lubuntu. I just found very old answers on other sites (For releases <10.04 etc) but didn't want to try them in ...
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how to skip “execute file” dialog in lubuntu (PCManFM)

When I click on an executable file in PCManFM (default file manager in Lubuntu), I get an “Execute File” dialog with three options (Execute, Execute in terminal, Cancel). Is there a way to set default ...
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How to print to directly to a wireless printer

NetworkPrintingWithUbuntu describes how to handle "Network Printing": to another Ubuntu or Windows machine that has a printer attached I just want to print directly to a wireless printer not via ...
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Blank menu bar in LXDE

As depicted above, I have a blank menu bar in my LXDE desktop environment. I am running this desktop with regular Ubuntu 13.04. I have tried re-installing LXDE: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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512 MB RAM enough for Lubuntu with Ubuntu apps?

I've got a pc that I'd like to install Lubuntu on. I use Ubuntu on my main pc and I'm used to the apps that it ships with - office and mail client is what I use most. So will Lubuntu really be faster ...
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Can I install Kubuntu on a system having Lubuntu without affecting my files?

Sorry guys if the questions sounds a bit premitive. But i am very new to Ubuntu plus I dont have hat much knowledge about all these things related to computer. Laptop: Dell Inspirion N5010 OS : ...
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Can I uninstall ubuntu and install lubuntu without causing my dual boot system to go awry?

I love unity, but my system isn't up to par. My system often hangs up while coding, and it's very annoying. I was thinking of switching to a lighter DE. So, I installed budgie. But, the problem still ...
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LiveUSB creator that works on 14.04

I want to create another LiveUSB of Lubuntu 15.10 or higher with a LiveUSB creator on a Lubuntu 14.04 LiveUSB. Last time I checked, 14.04-14.10 doesn't work AT ALL. It creates the disk and the disk ...
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Help updating and getting apps on Lubuntu [closed]

I'm getting back into Linux distributions. I need assistance with getting and updating applications in Lubuntu. (ie. Outlook type programs, Open Libre, Firefox, etc.) This may be too generic but I ...
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Is there any way to “dual boot” xubuntu and lubuntu?

I installed xubuntu on an old netbook and would like to try lubuntu in order to check where my performance constraints are. Is there any way I can do that without having to install it again from the ...
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Lubuntu on top of Ubuntu

If I install lubuntu "on top of ubuntu", do I really get the low overhead effect of lubuntu as if I installed a lubuntu iso?
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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 do i get the Python Interpreter

I have Lubuntu. Like version 14.04 i think. Its supported till 2019 i do know that. I have python installed i think. I type "python3" into the terminal and it just allows me to code in the terminal. I ...
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lubuntu: How do I run .64 files?

I have problem with a .64 file I downloaded from the Godot Engine website. How do I execute this file? I really have no clue. Thanks you.
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Installed Libreoffice 5 on lubuntu - no menu entries

I've installed LibreOffice 5.0 using the .deb packages archive from libreoffice. There are no menu entries in the LXPanel menu. So I've created a simlink using ln -s /usr/local/bin/libreoffice5.0 ./...
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Grub menu at boot time… “holding shift” not working

I read here at this thread that holding Shift during boot can bring up the GRUB menu. However I try holding one or the other Shift keys, tapping, tapping then holding, nothing works. Am I missing ...
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Dual monitor extended desktop in Lubuntu

I have two monitors connected to my desktop running Lubuntu (14.04.3). The right one is dedicated to the computer and the left one is also connected to windows machine; it has a button to switch ...
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Ubuntu with Openbox: desktop switching not working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. It came with Unity and then I installed lubuntu-desktop. I am now using Openbox that comes with Lubuntu. From its documentation, Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys should switch desktop but ...
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Kernel upgrade lubuntu 14.04

How often does system upgrades the kernel? Should I do it manually? I have ubuntu 14.04.2 and it has kernel version 3.16, and lubuntu from minimal install 14.04.2 with kernel 3.13, so I wondered why ...
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How to edit my Lubuntu 14.10 digital clock settings?

I right clicked on the below situated task bar to find out digital clock settings. I got digital clock settings from there. But, it looks unfamiliar than that of Ubuntu 14.04. And I don't know how to ...
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what kind of partitioning should I chose

I would like to make a new installation of Lubuntu Core I will use only Lubuntu Core on this machine. I use a HP 6820s I will have very few files on HDD, some poor quality movies and some documents. ...
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How to copy folder as root in Lubuntu 14.04 terminal?

I am trying to copy the b43 folder into the /lib/firmware folder. I know I asked this before, but this is on a completely different OS. I can't seem to launch nautilus using sudo nautilus or gksu ...
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No Wifi with Lubuntu 14.04 on HP Netbook

I just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a HP Mini 110 netbook but I can't get the Wifi to work. It works with other distro's like Linux Mint and Elementary OS but not with Lubuntu : no Wifi icon and ...
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Lubuntu: Apt-Get Can't Find GCC

I'm trying to install gcc so I can compile the no-ip client. When I try to use apt-get, the command returns: unable to locate build-essentials What is the correct apt-get install package command to ...
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make command fails

Hello Im completly new to Lubuntu(started this weekend). The first thing i want to install give me know a lot of trouble for this time. I want to install a driver for the Novation Launchapad. I have ...
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flashplayer on Lubuntu 12.04

I have a very old computer which is running Lubuntu 12.04. I don't think it can be upgraded to 14.04 as it is non-pae. The Lubuntu software center does not provide any Adobe Flash Player installation. ...
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lubuntu 14.10 does not boot (DVD nor USB)

I recently purchased the Linux pro magazine edition for January 2015 sold in Montreal, QC. containing a double sided DVD with ubuntu 14.10 & lubuntu 14.10 in it. Though I have been able to ...
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Recursive display of remote desktop screen

I tried to set up remote desktop to connect to an Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance. The steps are: (1) sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lightdm lubuntu-desktop tightvncserver (2) create a file ...
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Where can I find a minimal installation CD for Lubuntu 11.10? [closed]

I would like to install Lubuntu on my Acer Aspire 1310 laptop. I have done a little bit of research and it looks like the newest version which runs on such old laptop is Lubuntu 11.10 and the only way ...
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Number of Cores v. Processor Speed

The short question: is Ubuntu/Lubuntu designed to run/utilize multi (2+) core CPUs or is CPU speed the better approach for running these distros? I am designing a new PC and specing the CPU. I have ...
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Apple macbook air model 1.1 - Lubuntu 14.04 64 bit - wifi Broadcom BCM4321 doesnt work

I was searching on the internet but I didnt find any answer. I have mabook air with wifi card BCM4321. 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev ...
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Why is my trackpad not working in Lubuntu 14.10?

Just installed Lubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Satellite A305-S6872. Cursor is immediately in middle of screen and will not move. Is there something I can do from the terminal that will fix the issue? The ...
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Changing the mouse cursor shape on Lubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the cursor shape in Ubuntu desktop ? Also is it possible change the cursor shape, when the mouse pointer is inside a certain region ?
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Typing randomly stops - Lubuntu 14.04.1

Everything about Lubuntu works great, but I started noticing that typing (as far as I know, it just happens in a web browser) randomly stops. Here, let me explain better. I use Google Docs ...
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Installation of Lubuntu - fails to boot [duplicate]

I just installed Lubuntu's latest version (14.04.1), but it fails to boot on startup. A blinking cursor is the only thing that appears. No access to GRUB. Curiously the Live CD works smoothly, but ...
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LXDE with only a file manager

I've succesfully installed lubuntu-desktop on my server just now. I wasn't quite sure what would be installed besides the desktop environment and I found that there's quite a lot installed that I don'...