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 14.x - no create link or shortcut menu on right click

I have to use good old ln -s command to create a desktop short cut. I am on Lubuntu 14.x running LXDE There is no right click menu on the folder tree that means : right click --> create desktop ...
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How to get back to Nomachine version 3 or getting version 4 to work?

I recently upgraded from Lubuntu 12.10 to Lubuntu 14.04. In doing that, I messed up with my apps and had to install the new version of Nomachine NX CLIENT (version 4). Sadly, this version is giving ...
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How to access samba share on super network?

I have 3 layers of networks at home. 192.168.2.XXX is part of 192.168.1.XXX. 192.168.1.XXX is part of 192.168.0.XXX. My samba server is placed on the 192.168.0.XXX network. When using ES File ...
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Lubuntu 14.04: fatal GDBus Error upon session login

Two days ago I freshly installed a Lubuntu Desktop 14.04 on an old Centrino M with 2 accounts: uid 1000 (administrator) and uid 1001 (general user) Until an hour ago all was well. Then shortly ...
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Wireless authentication asked when using nmcli to restart wifi on a connection shared to all users

I am building a little kiosk computer that connects to Wifi. I have 2 users, one (admin) with Admin rights and one (kiosk) without anything. On the one with admin rights, I create a new wifi ...
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Lubuntu alongside Kubuntu - doubled up apps

I installed Kubuntu, and on top of that lubuntu-desktop as I need to use the Lubuntu environment for testing some things. Now when I log into Kubuntu there seem to be some Lubuntu applications ...
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PCManFM custom directory icons

I'd like PCManFM to show custom icons for my work folders; for example to show the AndroidDev folder in this picture (italian locale here): like this (Gimp used): I saw the other folder icons ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1, new installation. Error: “unable to mount /boot”

This is a nearly new install of Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and I'm getting an error at beginning of every boot, beginning about the 6th boot after install. The PC is a 2004 HP ze4200 laptop: 1.8 ghz Celeron ...
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How can I upgrade to Lubuntu 14.04.1 withot a PAE kernel?

On my Dell Latitude D800 laptop, which has an old Pentium M without PAE support, I was able to successfully install Lubuntu 14.04 from the CD. When I try to upgrade, I get the error: PAE not enabled ...
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How to disable file indexing in Lubuntu 14.04?

I use Lubuntu on an old XP laptop, and it works like a charm. In XP I was able to turn off indexing of the hard disk and it would increase performance a bit and I found out how to do it Ubuntu as well ...
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Most shortcut keys in Lubuntu does not work

I remember I can use Alt+F2 to open the Run application and execute a command. But recently, this shortcut does not work any more. But some other keys like Ctrl+Alt+T can still open a terminal for me. ...
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Problem: mouse/touchpad work under live environment but do not function once OS is installed

I've run into a very frustrating problem when trying to install xubuntu and lubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. While running the liveCD both my USB mouse and the touchpad work perfectly, but once the OS is ...
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No desktop display

I upgraded 12.04 lubuntu to 14:04. There was no desktop so I downloaded nautilus. The display now shows gtk-warning cannot open display What do I need to do to get my desktop working?
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Gateway ML3109 only boots with “acpi=off”

I have a Gateway ML3109 that I have installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit on. I used the alternate installer, and the acpi=off option during the install. My system will only boot with the parameter ...
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Resuming from suspend gives a blank screen

Ok, first I know there are many similar questions asked about this. I looked through them and tried some of the fixes. Nothing thus far has worked for me. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad B570. Running ...
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How To Increase Screen Colour Saturation?

I am trying to find a way to increase the colour saturation in Lubuntu 14.04 on my notebook. My machine is a dual boot setup with both Lubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate. In Windows 7 the colours used to ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Dual Mon with ARandR Screen Layout Editor

I have make use of the XRandR with Lubuntu 14.04 on my old VAIO TZ17GN notebook. It working fine for my dual monitors situation. But I found some tricky issues. Desktop issue First of all, I can't ...
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Delete sources after installing driver

I recently installed lubuntu in my ASUS laptop, as the sound was dead, I installed the realtek official drivers. My mistake (I think) was that I installed the drivers from the "Downloads" folder with ...
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HP laptop Kubuntu/Win8 dual boot loader not working

I'm very new to Linux and this has been my first real experience with it aside from comp-sci classes. I've installed Lubuntu 14.04 alongside the stock Windows 8. To start, my laptop is an HP 2000 with ...
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Lubuntu wi-fi driver installation with no wired connection

I'm going to install Lubuntu on my parent's old PC (AMD 2200+ 1.8GHz, 1GB RAM, GeForce FX 5200) because new Linux Mint doesn't work with this GPU :( I tried the LiveCD and it does not look as good as ...
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Lubuntu - SD card not showing up!

Using the latest version of Lubuntu (x64). Just popped in the card - doesn't show up anywhere. No idea how I'd go about fixing this, as the other distros I've tried have all had no issues detecting ...
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Wine won't start, lxtask shows absurdly large VM-Size associated with it

I'm running Wine on Lubuntu 14.04 and everything worked fine until today when I tried to start a Windows program and it wouldn't run. After having the same result with several other programs I tried ...
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Lubuntu: my screen needs a serious reset

I am building my own custom Lubuntu (based on lubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso) system image under VMware 8. It works fine, except the system a nasty tendency of screwing up the display IF I relogin ...
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lubuntu 12.04 black screen at power-on

Sometimes it happens that at laptop power-on the screen remain black, even if it seems that laptop has been started. In these condition if I digit password (on black screen) the notebook starts ...
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Preventing pop-up dialogs when connecting an MTP device

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 with a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. Each time I connect my phone via USB, I get the following dialog: Unable to open MTP device '[usb:002,023]' A few moments ...
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Can I reduce the pixel size on my VNC window?

A little hard to explain this, but I am wondering if I can create a miniature VNC window so that it's less visible to people looking over my shoulder. Ideally, this would retain the same pixel size ...
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receiving “command not found” error messages after fresh reinstall of Lubuntu 14.04

Lubuntu 14.04 was working really great. . .until I messed up and had to do a complete fresh reinstall. Now I receive error messages when I input commands into the Terminal, even after immediately ...
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Cut a file in Lubuntu

When copy, cutting and pasting a file. In other OS there is a visual feedback when you cut a file. Is it possible to customize that in FileManager PCManFM. Or is there another file manager that you ...
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Screenlets not auto starting in lubuntu

I am trying to auto start FolderView Screenlets in Lubuntu 13.10 There is plenty of advice on the web for ubuntu, with which i did not have any issues. I got the screenlets manager to autostart ...
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After update, can see connections, but can't connect

Recently I installed Lubuntu and everything was fine until I updated it. Suddenly I lost connection to the internet and I can't connect since (but connection was fine for a few minutes after rebooting ...
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Drag and drop subrip-file (.srt) from file-roller (archive manager) to VLC?

When I drag a subtitle file straight from an open zip like so: It doesn't load the subtitle file. Dragging the subtitles works only if I extract the subtitle file first and then drag it. Is there a ...
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problem: GNOME-Do and Launchy wrongly open a text file with one application or another depending on the file size

The same text file is opened with my default text editor or Firefox depending upon the content of the file. For example, let's say I have a file "textfile.txt" If I add 878 lines of text, the file ...
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Disk encryption with Lubuntu?

I am thinking of installing Lubuntu 14.04 on top of my current Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I have (and for professional reasons, require) full-disk encryption, so I have been researching this before ...
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Lubuntu TF2 Shortcut key disable

I when using the Lubuntu 14.04 desktop and playing TF2. If I press CTRL + Spacebar TF2 minimize. The key combo doesn't do anything in other programs. I do not have this problem on other desktops like ...
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Installing and booting Lubuntu on ReadyNAS with Btrfs

I have NetGear ReadyNAS Business Pro with 6 Place for 6 Disks I did a hack the box (basically it is a normal PC with Intel CPU) I upgraded the CPU and I used the ReadyNAS OS 6 (which is Debian ...
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No wireless with lubuntu 14.04 and iwconfig shows card twice

I just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Thinkpad T42 (with forcepae option). Everything is working fine but wifi. The applet shows only a few of the nearby networks. If my home network shows, it asks for ...
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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 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 ...
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How to run Indicator-Synapse in Lubuntu

I'm running Lubuntu 13.10 and I have added the following repositories to install Indicator-Synapse ppa:elementary-os/daily ppa:elementary-os/unstable-upstream And successfully installed ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 package held back

I have recently upgraded my Lubuntu flavor to 13.10 Saucy Salamander. However in a recent update, cairo-dock is being held back. I've combed through the forums and the typical fixes are not working ...
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No GRUB menu Lubuntu 12.04 PowerPC, only text

I installed Lubuntu 12.04 on my iBook G4 over OS X 10.4.11. I had to manually add the b43 internet driver, but that and the rest of the installation went fine. I'm now updating. However, when I ...
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Remap Command/Apple key to work as the control key

I have an iBook G4 running Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to re-map the Command/Apple keys to work as control. I've looked at using xmodmap, but so far I have failed at it. And, after trying the ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 Wine Issues

I have successfully installed Wine to my laptop (it's a dinosaur from 2006 with 1 gig of RAM), and although I only use it because I am so poor that I can't afford a new laptop, I have a very ...
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LXDE: gracefully logout instead of killing all running applications

On Windows, when you logout, each application receives the equivalent of Alt+F4, so if you have an unsaved document in Word, it will show a message asking you to save it. In LXDE, instead, each ...
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How do I fix corrupt background in LightDM?

After a fresh installation of Lubuntu 13.10 the default background image is distorted (the provided image shows a part of it). All GUI elements are displayed correctly. If I then select a different ...
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Is there any lightweight appdriven window manager?

I've recently installed lubuntu on my cubbietruck board and it's great in terms of ressource usage, but i'm just addicted now to a UX where you switch between apps, not windows. Like on MacOSX or ...
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Installing Lubuntu on to Android tablet and switching os in between

I would like to install Lubuntu onto my tablet, as it seems more lightweight than ubuntu. However, it seems there are only images for Windows/ Mac? For Android devices, what image shall I download? ...
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How can I get the built-in display to pan as I move the mouse to the edges in dual display mode?

I have an Eeepc 900a with a display of 1024x600 running lubuntu 13.10. The VGA port will display at 1920x1080. I am able to use LXRandR 0.1.2 to set it to use both displays at the same time. How can I ...
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Altrnative to KDE's “force font dpi” functionality

I am currently using a non-KDE system (Lubuntu) and am trying to find a way to force DPI to a specific value. What file do I need to edit to force dpi to 96? What is the proper code? My Ubuntu ...