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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Alternative To DD For Back/Restore Of MBR

I need a program that can backup/restore an MBR so that if I have boot problems related to such I can just restore it. I'm aware that DD can be used for this, but I'm looking for an alternative tool, ...
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Lubuntu 13.10, VLC 2.1.2 + Matrox G200ew = Laggy and unusable playback

I will try and be as descriptive as possible. I switched to a Supermicro MBD-X7SPA-HF-O motherboard for a commercial video slideshow. It uses the Matrox G200ew graphics driver. I switched after ...
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How would I execute a .jar using terminal, permissions only does Read and write, yet not execute

The file I am trying to execute is TechnicLauncher(1).jar I have tried looking in the permissions (as mentioned before) but it does not show where it can be executed. I have also tried looking in ...
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How to run a script when password is entered at the lock screen?

To toggle the enabling/disabling of my notebook's touchpad according to connected USB mouse, I used touchpad-indicator, which runs a daemon to monitor connected devices and take appropriate action. ...
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No sound with Lubuntu

I've installed Lubuntu as a dual OS with Windows XP. I have sound as per normal in XP but when I boot with Lubuntu I have no sound from the laptop speakers or through headphones. I have downloaded: ...
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Unable to install Steam 64bit - Wrong architecture (Lubuntu 12.04)

I'm on a new install of Lubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire 5534 (specifications here, tl;dr: AMD dual-core 64bit) trying to install steam_latest.deb from the Steam website. When I open gdebi to install, ...
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miInitializeBackingStore, Rage M3 and Lubuntu 13.10: Screen goes blank

I have installed Lubuntu 13.10 on a Dell Latitude C600, using the alternate installer. After the initial splash screen, the screen goes blank. After some poking around, I discovered in the ...
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How do I install a different version of subversion on Lubuntu?

When you install it from apt-get install svn The version is 1.6.17 The version in the Ubuntu repository is 1.7.9, which is what I need. How do I get that version on Lubuntu? I tried compiling ...
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What is “Unlock keyring” and how do I get rid of it? [duplicate]

(In my case this message never appeared before installing Ubuntu One - see this question). Can I use Ubuntu One and avoid being prompted each time like this? I use Lubuntu 12.04. Edit: After ...
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How To Connect to Wireless Network in Lubuntu?

Im new to lubuntu have used ubuntu before there is no nm-applet in lubuntu. So how to connect? Pls help
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Only keep recent emails in claws mail (or any light weight mail client)

Since I'm using a netbook with only 16GB SSD, I want to use most lightweight client possible (hence not Thunderbird) However, I wasn't able to find an option to download only recent mails, say, more ...
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lubuntu 13.10 flash video doesn't display (youtube)

I have an old pc 256mb ram and 1.6GHz processor which had win xp. It could play youtube videos with chrome (ok it stucked a bit) and i installed lubuntu 13.10. I installed the flashplayer plugin but ...
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How can I find help for new Lubuntu users?

I've just started using Lubuntu 13.10. It's the first time I've ever used Linux. Can any of you send me a tutorial-video for new users or explain the basics to me?
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Is having Lubuntu 12.04 a security risk?

I have a computer with Lubuntu 12.04 installed. Since unlike Ubuntu 12.04 Lubuntu is not LTS, I will not get Lubuntu updates. However, I am still getting updates (I guess these are the general Ubuntu ...
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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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updating package catch failed error while using intel graphics installer

I tried everything but this error persist continuously in Intel graphics installer for Linux error occurred while updating the package cache. error : W:GPG error: https://download.01.org saucy ...
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Installation problem Lubuntu-13.10

I'm trying to install Lubuntu-13.10 onto my laptop as the XP operating system replacement. Vale XP. Laptop is ASUS. System type X86-based PC, processor 1596Mhz, Total physical memory 512MB, Available ...
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Lubuntu : session won't open : where to find the logs

I have a huge problem here. As I turn on my laptop, I reach the session login splash screen. I select my user name, but straight after my desktop is loaded, a really quick message appears (too quick ...
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Cannot use Flash in Chromium

I need to use YouTube. I have Flash enabled in Chromium's settings, but it always says "could not load shockwave". I am running Lubuntu 13.04
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Custom folder icon in lubuntu's PCman File Manager

i just want to ask, if anyone knows how to change icons of programs, folder etc. in PCman FileManager, Nautilus or Dolphin can do this, but PCman not. Thanks for reply PS: i want to change it ...
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Choosing Ubuntu based distro for my laptop [duplicate]

I have Linux Mint 16 KDE installed along with Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. But KDE runs very slow on my laptop. My laptop configuration is Intel Core i3 CPU (380M) 3 GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HDD 15.6 Inch ...
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How do I Install Lubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive (the full installation)?

I want to install Lubuntu on my 32GB flash drive, but I don't know how. I know a little bit about partitioning. When I go into GParted, my USB drive comes up as /dev/sdb. I already wiped it ...
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Upgrading Lubuntu?

I have a copy of lubuntu (the "light" distribution of ubuntu) on one of my machines. I received a message that the version that I have is no longer supported and that I must upgrade. When I pressed ...
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How to disable tap to click in Lubuntu 13.10

Tap to click is usually the first thing I disable when I have installed a new OS, but this time I couldn't get rid of it. In earlier versions of Lubuntu, I was able to disable it by writing @synclient ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 Minimal Install shows no desktop

I installed the "Lubuntu Minimal Desktop" via the 13.10 mini.iso CD image. That means, I should get the basic Lubuntu Desktop without all the programs. After the installation is finished the system ...
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Unable To Install Grub/EFI For Lubuntu

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 on my laptop, but it's not working. Lubuntu itself installs fine, but at then end when it tries to install grub it fails and doesn't write anything to the ...
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problem with setting up xrdp on lubuntu 13.04

After fresh install of Lubuntu 13.04 I did sudo apt-get install tightvncserver sudo apt-get install xrdp now when I login with remote desktop client from Windows or Ubuntu, I get black and white ...
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Make xampp a service and start on boot [duplicate]

This seems a common problem and I thought I should be able to find this question in the site, but I was not successful so I'm asking it myself. I installed xampp through the www.apachefriends.org ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 Installer does not detect Windows 7 or any partitions & black screen during install

I know this question has been asked numerous times and has been answered; http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604074&page=4&p=10022223#post10022223 Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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USB Ports driver problem

My USB Ports don't work perfectly, I have 3 devices that use them: a mouse, the internet cable and the keyboard. The problem is that every 3-50min, one of the devices gets like unplugged and the ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch battery not charging, tlp installed with no acpi_call module

I have recently purchased a Lenovo ideapad U430 Touch. I have successfully installed Lubuntu 13.10 with Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic. Everything has been relatively painless. I've installed tlp for ...
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can't watch flash content in lubuntu

i can't watch flash content in firefox. can someone please help me? I am sorry if this has already been addressed, but i have visited numerous forum posts and tried several different things. My ...
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Keyboard shortcut added to lubuntu-rc.xml is not executed on keypress

I wanted to add a custom keyboard shortcut to control mplayer. mplayer config file is set up properly. ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml: <keybind key="XF86AudioPlay"> <action ...
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Installed Lubuntu 13.10 alternate on old Pentium II. Monitors cannot display resolution at boot

I just did a fresh install of lubuntu. Once it was finished, I got past POST and immediately my monitor said it could not display the resolution (1280x1024 monitor). I tried my 1920x1080 monitor and ...
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Thin Client Lubuntu over PXE Server with DHCP and TFTP

I have 10 old computers (like thin clients) without HDD. So i decided to use Lubuntu as Operating System. In my work we have a PXE server with DHCP and TFTP, they built a debian distro before and for ...
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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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Presentations on Lubuntu?

Is there a lightweight package for doing powerpoint presentations on Lubuntu? I have Abiword for wordprocessing and Gnumeric for spreadsheets, but I'm not sure about Powerpoints? I heard there was ...
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Does Lubuntu have a future? [closed]

I have some old, lower-end hardware (P4, 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM) onto which I have installed Lubuntu 13. 10 as my first venture into Linux. For the most part, everything has been fine and the learning ...
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Lubuntu download/upgrade

have the alternate ISO downloaded.32 bit.i could not download torrent.now i seem to have to download more and more just to get into the files.i simply want the best way to install this operating ...
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is there any option to set brightness permanently in ubuntu desktop GUI ?

I have changed the brightness level permanently using terminal. temporarily we can change the brightness in GUI. but for permanently setting it, Is there any option in GUI mode? if not why such a ...
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Lubuntu and Ubuntu: slow windows moving with mouse

Why if a large window is moved in Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity) or Lubuntu 13.10 the window will move slow only if it's moved with the mouse? If the trackpad is used all works fine… This is not happening in ...
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Error while booting Lubuntu 13.10 via VirtualBox

I'm running Windows 7 with Oracle Virtual Box. I stuck at the folloowing error:
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SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB on Lubuntu

I'm having trouble after installing Lubuntu-desktop on top of a Ubuntu Server (64 bit). The problem is that I cannot get my X-Fi external USB soundcard to work without horrible hacks, and even then ...
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Can wlan0 & wlan1 both be active at the same time or will they interfere with each other?

I recently installed Lubuntu on an HP Pavilion which had previously been running Windows XP. The internal Broadcom wireless card was experiencing some drop off issues & is under Lubuntu as well. ...
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Java applet with object - chrome

i instaled java 7 update 51 from official java.com i explicitly need this version because netbanking cannot work with older versions when i use it under firefox everything is ok but under chrome ...
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Can I add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu in Lubuntu?

In vanilla Ubuntu, there is a quite useful application called Nautilus-open-terminal, which allows the user to open the terminal in any folder by simply right-clicking and selecting "Open in ...
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Provide an Xserver To Chroot

Description: I'm using a Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 livecd to chroot into another Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 located on my hard drive in a folder called chroot. I've had no trouble using the terminal to chroot ...
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How to convert to a Lighter wight Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop and I'm happy with it. However sometime I think the older versions were better as they were lighter or utilized less resources. Is there any way that, it will ask me ...
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How can I change the behaviour of lubuntu when wifi connection is lost?

Does anyone know how I can change what lubuntu (12.04) does when it loses the wifi signal? Right now it tries to reconnect - but after a few unseccessful tries it stops trying and asks for the admin ...
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Total novice: How do I install this driver after these instructions?

As my first question, and as a totally new user of Lubuntu, I really need to know how to install the wifi driver on my emachines em250 netbook. I installed Lubuntu on it, and everything works fine ...