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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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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VNC gray screen problem

I just upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04 and now I'm having VNC connection problems. At first I was getting "Connection closed unexpectedly" but then I modified the .vnc/xstartup file based on several ...
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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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Black screen after 2nd/3rd boot on Lubuntu on a Sony VAIO PCG-K25

I am trying to run Lubuntu on my Sony VAIO PCG-K25. It works on first boot but on second or third boot it will just be a black screen. Here is the specs of the computer: RAM:446MB Processor: ...
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/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present

I get this error whenever I start my Lubuntu 13.10 installation: /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present It asks me, if I want to skip, manually repair, or wait. I chose the option; ...
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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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I'm stuck in Grub!

So I'm trying to get me fathers old DELL Inspiron 9200 laptop to work again, and I decided to install Lubuntu on it because I don't know much about Linux other then it's free, and Lubuntu is extremely ...
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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 ...
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How to resize Lubuntu partition

I did read about resizing partition with gparted but it doesn't work for me... I have Windowns 7 on a primary partition and lubuntu on extended, I mean on extended I have 'root' partion and 'swap'. ...
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When shut down lubuntu 13.10 google chrome doesnt reopen sites

When i am shutting down lubuntu 13.10 with google chrome running, then after starting my lubuntu, google chrome says that wasn't properly closed and i have to be refreshed to open last opened sites. ...
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How to change the color depth in lubuntu to 24-bit?

I just installed Lubuntu 13.04 on a very old pc of mine. intel p4 2.6 ghz processor some local made motherboard 40 gb / 512 ram. The color depth seems to stuck in 8 bit mode. How to change it to ...
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Window snapping in Lubuntu 13.10

I read that window snapping will be a default feature in Lubuntu 13.10. However, I've installed it and I don't have it. Perhaps it's disabled by default? How would one enable it?
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Finding volume raise/lower command(s)

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and am looking for the command to raise and lower my volume in increments so I can add that command to my lubuntu-rc.xml file thus binding it to my XF86AudioRaiseVolume (i.e. ...
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trouble connecting to internet

I have a laptop with lubuntu 13. Usually it's not connected (I don't have wifi atm) but sometimes try to connect it through the wire I use for my main machine. However, there seems to be a problem ...
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Heating fan and weaker battery in Lubuntu 13.04

Since I switched from Ubuntu to Lubuntu (both 13.04) I spotted some differences: Battery life is about 30% shorter. At first I thought that the indicator shows wrong values, so I decided not to ...
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When might we expect a 32 GB image for the Nexus 7?

I was very impressed with the functionality of Raring with LXDE on the Nexus 7 --- I was able to run the same applications as on my laptop but with significantly better battery life. I did some ...
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how do I get webcam to work on my lg x120 in lubuntu 13.04?

first time noob so dont be hard on me :) I recently installed Lubuntu 13.04 on an old LG x120 netbook, everything works fine except the webcam. tested it in skype, google hangouts and cheese. the ...
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How do I fix a wireless connection in lubuntu?

I recently installed Lubuntu in a dual-boot setup on my Lenovo Thinkpad X131E. Everything works fine, except that wifi is extremely slow. I am unable to get a good connection even from a few feet ...
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When Ubuntu boots I get a black screen after BIOS but before Login, no fsck shows up

:) I am not sure if I have a real system issue here but as a freshly lubuntu noob I am wondering a lot now My Medion Notebook just boots fine, at first there comes the BIOS and "memory checking" ...
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After switching from Ubuntu to Lubuntu, fan constantly working on maximum

Because my HP 6730s didn't work well on Ubuntu (constant hangs, because of the lack of resources) I changed to Lubuntu. Now everything works fine (in terms of speed), but the cooler constantly is ...
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Lubuntu won't start anymore after completely removing ubuntu-desktop

I installed ubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop on my Lubuntu. I wanted to remove them and found this. I first used the command to remove ubuntu-desktop. While running it, I noticed ...
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Best UI that still makes good use of Super button

This might be a weird question, but I'm looking for the best UI that still makes use of something similar to Unity's search function. Here's the deal; I installed Lubuntu on a computer at work. It ...
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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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cifs shares not mounting (permission denied) lubuntu 12.10 via /etc/fstab

Before I upgraded to 12.10, I was able to mount my shares automatically. They're located on an Amahi Home Server running Fedora 14. I'm able to access them without any problems via PacManFM (I'm using ...
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Dual-booting Lubuntu with Windows 8

I've got an older laptop (HP G62) that has Windows 8 as it's primary OS and I want to dual-boot it with Lubuntu. It does NOT come with Secure boot nor does it come with UEFI. I've been looking at ...
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The disk tray won't open when I press the button

I'm trying to open the disk tray in Lubuntu 12.10 and nothing is happening. This can't be a mechanical failure because it works fine in Windows XP, and I'm posting it here because there are no ...
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Trouble authorizing Everpad on Lubuntu?

Due to heating issues I switched to a lighter version of Ubuntu i.e Lubuntu 12.10 from Ubuntu 12.04 . I was using Everpad in Ubuntu 12.04 without problems, but can't get it going on Lubuntu 12.10. ...
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Templates in lubuntu not working

I can't seem to create templates in Lubuntu. I have a folder in ~ called Templates, which I directly copied from my previous home folder when I installed Lubuntu 12.10, but when I right click in the ...
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How can I log into or out of a Lubuntu guest account?

I discovered I had a guest user account logged in when I tried to shut down and Lubuntu told me I couldn't. When I try to switch users from my administrator account to the guest account I am asked ...
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Save Changes When Running From USB.

Basically, what i need to know is how do i save any changes i make when running Lubuntu from a USB drive? My computer has no hard drive and so i have been booting Lubuntu in 'Try Lubuntu before ...
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Why after upgrading to Lubuntu 12.10 from 12.04 I can't login other than using the “Guest Account”?

Why after upgrading to Lubuntu 12.10 from 12.04 I can't login other than using the "Guest Account". On the login screen there is the option for "Guest Account" and "Other...". I select "Other..." ...
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how to install Tamil language Key board in Lubuntu?

I want to install Tamil language support to my Lubuntu. but from the available language support it is not listed.how do I add the Tamil language and use it to my Libre Office?
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No sound on Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

I installed Lubuntu on my Toughbook, and I haven't been able to get the sound to work. It's Lubuntu 14.04, my distro says the sound card is there and whatnot, but there isn't sound. I've also tried ...
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Slow Samba Transfer Speeds with USB 3.0 HDD (lubuntu)

I was noticing slow transfer rates on my new lubunutu system. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I figured it was related to the drive being NTFS. That doesn't seem to be the case, so that's why I'm ...
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How to change weather location on ubuntu phone

I got this Aquaris E4.5 ubuntu edition. I'm not yet used to this, but I have to say this is not bad. But I have a problem. I don't know how to change my location on the today scope. The weather ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 removed tv tuner card now sound card not working

I have an ancient Dell Dimension 5150. It is old, but has been a great computer and still works quite well. It currently has Lubuntu 14.04 lts. Everything works fine apart from the sound. When I ...
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SiS video driver (SiS M661MX)

I have Lubuntu 14.04 on an Acer travel mate 2434. I can only get the computer display to working 640x480 resolution. I've not been able find the video driver (SiS M661MX). Now what I have is run ...
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VirtualBox Lubuntu 12.04 and Debian Wheezy guests - differences in /etc/network/interfaces

I have 2 guests - one Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and one Debian Wheezy - running on a Debian Wheezy host. I recently started expanding my knowledge on the topic of distributed systems, databases etc. and I ...