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 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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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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Safely Unmount External Drive on Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu and have an external hard drive. I would like to safely unmount the external hard drive. Clicking the eject button in the file manager unmounts the drive, but does not power it ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Lubuntu 12.04: Cannot transfer files from the laptop to the Nexus 7

I just recently got myself a Nexus 7 and I want to load it up with some apps that I've downloaded on the laptop. The problem is that I can't get the Nexus 7 to mount on the laptop. I've tried ...
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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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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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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 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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Enable Sync to VBlank on LXDE with Intel Video Card

How can I enable Sync To VBlank in LXDE? My video card is Intel, and I'm having screen tearing.
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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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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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Remote desktop from Windows to Lubuntu

Is there a way to remote connect (via windows remote desktop) to my Ubuntu server which has the Lubuntu Desktop, just like is possible with Unity?
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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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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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Windows 7 and Qemulator

Due to some issues I've had with VirtualBox, I recently switched to using Qemu, with the Qemulator GUI, and all has been well when playing with Linux virtual machines. However, due to needs from my ...
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Why is pcmanfm is still running after following the LXDE/XFCE Hybrid instructions?

OS: Lubuntu 13.04 I'm trying to replace PCManFM with Thunar and xfdesktop. For this, I followed the procedure described in the section titled "LXDE/XFCE Hybrid" here. However, after a reboot, the ...
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Only “Vulnerable” Flash Player version works

For the last year, I have been using outdated Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102 in Firefox, because more recent versions (11.2 r202.243 or .280) don't work for me. Typically, with r202 versions, I get blanks ...
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Lubuntu Wine IDM set up with Chromium help needed

i'm very new to this forum and to linux. switching from Windows OS is tough at the start and i'm having few problems. i installed Lubuntu because i've old system. i totally love it but i have one ...
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Is running Cinnamon on Lubuntu a good idea?

I dont really want to use linux mint 14 cinnamon, but I love the interface. Is it a good idea to stick to Ubuntu and run cinnamon on it? Does it work 100% fine? Another thing: is it a good idea to ...
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Stop GUI boot ubuntu ARM

I am using an ARM version of Ubuntu (Lubuntu specifically) on a pcDuino. I want to use it as more of a server as opposed with a monitor. One of the first obvious things to do would be to disable ...
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Lubuntu does not remove all deleted items from trash

I have a computer which I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on. I created a trash.desktop icon using the script found here: http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2018 However, I recently decided to ...
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How I can set-up MySQL on Lubuntu for education purpose?

I have Lubuntu 12.10 x86 on my notebook with all updates. I downloaded and install MySQL Community Server and MySQL Workbench. I learning Java and our next lesson will be about MySQL. I need to ...
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Why won't Lubuntu install on my HP2133 [closed]

I recently bought an HP2133 second hand off a friend. I installed Fuduntu, but the graphics are unstable and it's a bit slow.So I decided to try Lubuntu. I can boot from my Pen Drive, but when I try ...
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Lubuntu / LXDE make the panel like in Ubuntu / MacOS

How to make Lubuntu or LXDE panel to be on the top and behave like Ubuntu / MacOS panel (having the application menu placed to panel) I have a small laptop screen and I like this ability of Ubuntu ...
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Static Wireless IP - Can Only Access Internet Using IPs

I am using Lubuntu 12.10 as a local server and I am trying to get a static IP from my wireless network. I don't have a problem connecting to the server, I can ssh and view webpages on the same network ...
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Can installing Lubuntu desktop interfere with my Win7 audio output?

After I went on Ubuntu today, and installed Lubuntu desktop environment, I just re-booted into Windows 7 and found out that my audio mini-Jack output isn't working anymore. Can that be linked to the ...
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Graphics card only show 256mb insted of 512mb [duplicate]

I have a HD5450 with 512mb. But lubunto only show that it has 256mb memory. How can I correct this? lubuntu 12.04
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How can I make PCManFM open plain text files with Leafpad by default in Lubuntu?

When I'm using PCManFM, I sometimes do the following. I right-click in an empty place in ~/, and choose Make new... --> Empty File. I type some text in it, like 'blabalballabl', and then I save it, ...
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How to keep keyboard settings using setxkbmap across reboot? [duplicate]

Searching the forum, I found the following to add Hebrew support for Lubuntu (Typing in Hebrew): setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,il The problem is that after I ...
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Minecraft server (Bukkit) .sh bash file not opening

My Minecraft server (Bukkit) .sh bash file is not opening! I did make it executable (in permissions, I clicked "anyone" for executable). Here's the code: #!/bin/bash cd "$( dirname "$0" )" java ...
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Switching keyboard layouts in Lubuntu 11.10

I have found an older thread in the Ubuntu forums but I guess there is a more simple solution now. I would like to switch between the default German layout and an English (US) one.
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Why does my Lubuntu Software Centre only show installed apps?

The title is self explanatory but here is a big screenshot to emphasize what I mean As you can see I have the Get Software tab open with the all section selected. Any suggestions?
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How to customize the Lubuntu menu? Where is the .xml file responsible for it? [duplicate]

I know that the menu can be modified editing the .xml file responsible for it, but I've did a research on the web and nothing helped me find this file. So I'm here asking, how to customize the Lubuntu ...
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How I can change background color of query editor in Workbench?

I have dark GUI, but how I can make text editor also dark? I am under Lubuntu, Workbench from repositories.
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How to enable Empathy incoming message notifications?

I installed empathy in Lubuntu. I want a notification to popup when a message is received. However, when I open edit -> preferences -> notifications, it doesn't have an option, "show incoming ...
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Can't install software, dpkg returns error while processing python3-distupgrade

Installation of software results in the following error: Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Setting up python3-distupgrade (1:0.190.2) ... Could not import runpy module Traceback (most ...