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 with only Ubuntu's workspace/tiling features

I searched around for a long time but found nothing. I am moving from Ubuntu to Lubuntu. Everything is great (I am okay with the bland style) except for three features that I use regularly in ...
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How do I make the login screens and boot splashes match when installing different desktops?

I wanted to try out different desktop environments so I installed XFCE, KDE, GNOME, etc on top of Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 After a while I decided that I didn't like those other DEs and would stick to ...
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How to install Minecraft on PowerPC Lubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly install and troubleshoot Minecraft (Client) I'm using the PowerPC version and also using an iMac G3 with nearly a gig of RAM and a 40GB Hard Drive as ...
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Conflict between variable substitution and CJK characters in BASH

I encountered a problem with variable substitution in the BASH shell. Say you define a variable a. Then the command $> echo ${a//[0-4]/} prints its value with all the numbers ranged ...
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Why does my .desktop file execute via double click but not from the menu?

I've installed FTL: Faster Than Light on my girlfriend's Lubuntu machine and created a .desktop file for it. Strangely, the program won't launch via its menu entry under 'Games'. If I navigate to ...
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how to remove lubuntu and install ubuntu

I recently purchased a Thinkpad R40 with Lubuntu on it but don't have the install cd's. The person I got it from doesn't know the administrator password so I can't access any changes. I went to the ...
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How to record audio in Lubuntu using Audio Recorder?

Audio Recorder is a nimble app I used to use on Ubuntu to record audio from any source i.e. What you hear. In Lubuntu it doesn't work. Prefered way: Keep the Audio Recorded and no Pulse Audio ...
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Why I can't install packages? apt-get says that I'm helding broken packages

I am trying to install my wifi using: sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source But I get this error: unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Any ideas? I am using ...
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Lubuntu is noticeably slower than Windows 7

I've recently got Lubuntu, but I've noticed it runs slower than Windows 7. I know Lubuntu is said to be the lightest version of Ubuntu. Anyone know then why it is so slow compared to Windows 7? I run ...
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Lubuntu font too small to read

My Lubuntu font size suddenly turned extremely tiny (upper case characters are 4 pixels high) for some reason. The only possible change I can think of is I turned on desktop sharing (vino) in the ...
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“Default” button in Lubuntu's notification area

I've just installed Dropbox in Lubuntu and I got the popup notification telling me that I've linked a new computer to my Dropbox account. However, instead of clicking on the "x" in the upper right ...
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Flash BIOS before Lubuntu 12.10 install on Asus Eee PC 1015BX

I would like to install Lubuntu 12.10 on an Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015BX, but have noticed that there are a number of BIOS updates on the Asus support page. Does anyone have any experience updating an ...
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Stop Google Chrome being the default browser in Lubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the Default Browser from the Command Line? Due to an issue presented here I was inclined to use Google Chrome instead of Chromium. I have set Firefox as the ...
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Need to cause a notification in 12.04 from shell

I'm running Lubuntu 12.04. I have a shell script that tests for a network condition and need some way for it to pop up a notification in the GUI. The network testing part is done, but I need some help ...
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SMPlayer not playing any sound

I am trying to play various formats on SMPlayer but none of them have sound, mp4, mp3, flash videos after download from youtube, wav. These are all playing with GNOME MPlayer, but I require the ...
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Is there any way to create a LXDE customized panel as a launcher?

I am currently using (and enjoying) Lubuntu 12.10 on an older desktop, since the last time I tested it, it has improved a lot, but I really got used to Unity workflow and it has become quite an habit ...
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Emacs gives warnings in lubuntu

I am running lubuntu-desktop (quantal quetzal) which I installed after having started with the standard ubuntu install. It all works fine but when I run an application from the command line I get ...
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Why is Lubuntu 12.10 using all CPU?

I want to install Lubuntu on a Pentium IV Desktop with 1GB RAM and I am currently trying it on Live-mode from a pendrive, just to be sure this won't give me trouble after proper installation to HDD, ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 cpu usage sticks at 100%

I've upgraded Lubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 via the update manager. Now when Lubuntu is loaded, the cpu usage drops to 0% for a few seconds then shoots up to 100% where it stays for 15 or 20 minutes. I ...
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Lubuntu menus appear in second language, not the default language

Using Lubuntu 12.04 I have set the default language to English (UK) and have also installed English (US) and Korean in that order. I have clicked the 'apply system wide' button but some menus still ...
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Error when running gtk-redshift

I'm getting this error when I run gtk-redshift from the CLI (it just doesn't start if I start it from the GUI): (process:3862): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_type_instance_get_private: assertion ...
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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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Help With Persistence and Syslinux File

I'm currently trying to add Persistence to my Lubuntu 12.04 operating system which i am running on 'Try before you install' on a USB drive. My computer has no hard drive so this is the only option. ...
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How can I find lost document created using Lubuntu guest account?

A friend used my old laptop to write an .rtf document. Lacking the administrator password, he used a guest account. Now I'm trying to get the document for him. It seems that using a guest account ...
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Where's syslinux.cfg in Lubuntu 12.04?

Can someone tell me where the 'syslinux.cfg' file is located in Lubuntu 12.04?
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Videos with Lubuntu and Libreoffice

I have a presentation with a video in it (.ogg). While it works really well on my regular desktop (Unity), on my 4-years old laptop with Lubuntu installed LibreOffice cannot play the video, it just ...
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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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Do different desktop environments affect game performance?

I am in the midst of building my own Ubuntu gaming computer, and I was wondering: If I used a variation of Ubuntu, such as Lubuntu, would more resources be put into the game(s), because the operating ...
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How to enable lubuntu-12.10-alternate-amd64.iso to PXE network install the graphical desktop?

I have successfully used lubuntu-12.10-alternate-amd64.iso to PXE network install a server. But so far, I have not been able to get the desktop login installed regardless what I put in in the preseed ...
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Is my swap encrypted or not?

I chose to encrypt the home folder while installing Lubuntu 12.10 (64-bit), but after that, sometimes I get error that the system "cannot find /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 wait for mount or cancel at splash ...
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Create .desktop file as shorcut to a folder in Lubuntu LXDE

What is the "Exec=" part of a desktop configuration file for this? I guess I should mention file manager but how exactly?
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issue with vmd install not working any more. lubuntu 12.10

I had vmd working on my lubuntu 64 bit but all of a sudden I was getting errors when I tried to run it. I tried reinstalling it but no joy. The error I now get when I try to run rlwrap: No ...
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Recover Wine menus in Lubuntu 12.04

Some error deleted my Wine menus. (LX Panel was crashed by another app and the Wine menu was gone) Wine is installed but not visible in the menu. Do not flag as clone of similar questions (like this ...
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Can anyone tell me why on the lubuntu website there are 2 different sizes of the same installer?

I decided to download Lubuntu 12.10 and if I click on the regular download...I get a 699 Mb file. If I opt for the torrent, I get a 733 Mb file. Is this normal? Or the 733-Mb file comes with some ...
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How to access gnome-power-manager in Lubuntu?

I have decided to replace Xfce4-power-manager with gnome-power-manager in Lubuntu 12.04 (didn't knew how to disable the tray icon in fact), which I did using synaptic, and now it shows: But ...
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Ubuntu has LTS and normal version now. Does Lubuntu have the same?

I am wondering if this is the right place for this question, but if not...then the moderators will surely tell me so. Anyway....there is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the normal 12.10 version. Is that the ...
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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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Are these Apparmor profiles unnecessary?

I'm running Lubuntu 12.10. I've installed apparmor-profiles. I uninstalled the Chromium browser have the latest Chrome stable in its place. Now I'm trying to learn a little about Apparmor profiles. ...
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how to make Chromium-browser start on vnc display?

I have started TightVNC Server on Lubuntu 12.04 via the command: tightvncserver -geometry 800x600 -depth 16 :2 The VNC server successfully started and I got this message: New 'X' desktop is ...
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Install the Ubuntu sound application in Lubuntu

what is the name of the sound-control application in Ubuntu 12.10 I want to install it in my Lubuntu 12.10 installation.
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Lubuntu screen issues

I instantly admit that I am a ubuntu newbie, so this might be the dumbest of questions. But I am endeavouring to get my kids off Windows and elected to convert one of our laptops (a Gateway W33-UI1) ...
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Can Lubuntu's “lxsession-edit” (Desktop Session Settings) add new programs at startup or just remove them?

It looks like the second is true, but I want to be sure. I would find it odd.
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Is it possible to install and run Thunar 1.5.1 in Lubuntu 12.04?

I hear that a new Thunar (with tabs!!) is ready - see this. I have added the PPA and run the update and upgrade commands but I still have Thunar 1.2.3 In Synaptic, Thunar looks ready for upgrade: ...
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VPN - “ADD” button is not active!

when i open Network Connections window, everything is ok but in the VPN tab. nothing is active there, even the ADD button. i need to make a pptp connection, but i have no idea how. here's the ...
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How to increase text size on Lubuntu?

My O.S. is Lubuntu 12.04. And I'm having some problems to read the text of my screen, because it appears very small. I've read How to increase text size?, but it only explains how to increase text ...
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Where is my mounted iso if not in `/media` nor in `~/.gvfs/`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Path for mounted iso How can I graphically mount ISOs? I have mounted an iso with Furius ISO Mount Tool. Now: I cannot see it in /media or in ~/.gvfs/ (as ...
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change from transmission to qbittorrent

I'd like to change the associated magnet link application from transmission to qbittorrent. I'm running Lubuntu 12.10. I've tried this so far and its still opening magnet links with transmission. ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 on Acer laptop boots to blank blue screen

My previous question on this was closed, but I am posting it again as the solution which my son eventually found may assist other users of the forum, or someone may be able to tweak the solution to ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 PPC slow startup and shutdown

I've installed Lubuntu 12.04 on a Powerbook G4 (PowerPC 1GHz, 1GB ram, Geforce MX 440). Everything works perfectly except the startup and shutdown. To startup my system I have to wait about 3 minutes ...
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BT Home Hub 2.0

I have used my old BT Home Hub with no problems. But now I have upgraded it and it works fine on my Windows laptop but although Lubuntu sees it, it cannot connect and is stuck on "Obtaining IP ...