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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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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What are the differences between Lubuntu and LXDE sessions?

Lubuntu login manager lets you choose between a Lubuntu session and a LXDE session. Apart from the wallpaper ( :p ) what are the differences between them? I've also noticed that the average CPU ...
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How can i adjust CPU frq. in Lubuntu?

In Gnome 2 there was panel applet that one could use to do that, however in Lubuntu there isn't one, how can i adjust it then?. Preferably with a simple method, don't really want to directly edit any ...
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Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu. It's possible to install compiz, but doing so will make the system far less lightweight. Are there any alternatives or workarounds?
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If I install Lubuntu desktop will I still be able to use Gnome Shell and Unity?

If I install Lubuntu-Desktop (or Xubuntu-Desktop, for that matter) from the Software Centre, in Ubuntu 11.10, will I still be able to use Gnome-Shell and Unity, or will those be deleted? Will it be ...
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How do I unbind Super key from menu in Lubuntu

I just installed Lubuntu 11.10. I spend quite a bit of time in Emacs, and I have a bunch of key bindings that rely on the Super key. However, Lubuntu captures the Super key press and opens the main ...
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Thunar as default file manager in Lubuntu 11.10 - how?

PCmanFM misses the permission column in its detail view and the ability to set viewable columns. Because of this I switched to Thunar. Now I want to set it as my default file manger in LXDE. How to ...
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Muon Package manager stuck at 100%

I've tried to install the Lubuntu desktop package through Muon package manager in Kubuntu 11.10, downloading and installing went fine, however it is stuck at 100%, it's been already 30 mins. and i ...
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How can I enable mouse wheel scroll in 'less' in lxterminal? [closed]

In Lubuntu 11.10, when I use the 'less' pager in lxterminal, the mouse scroll wheel has no effect. In gnome-terminal, it scrolls the text up or down when viewing a file with 'less'. Is there anyway ...
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Does Lubuntu 11.10 have a indicator?

Will Touchpad-indicator work when enabled on Lubuntu 11.10's Indicator?
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Closing the lid isn't toggeling standby anymore after update in Lubuntu. How can I fix that?

On my netbook closing the lid only leads to lock screen and not to standby in Lubuntu. That happened after the update on 11. 0. In 11.04 that worked without problem. Also, in 11. 10 Ubuntu (Unity) ...
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Top panel doesn't stay above windows

I made as small (16% width) top panel. It suddenly gets hidden behind overlapping or maximized windows. Neither '...panel as dock', 'Reserve space...', nor automatic hiding are checked. How do I make ...
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Change the list of applications to install in the LiveCD environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? Change the min_disk_size answer to Why does the Lubuntu minimum install say that it requires 10.7 GB of available drive space? ...
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How do I change my wallpaper in Lubuntu?

About 2 days or so I upgraded my version of Lubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10. But the problem is that I now don't know how to change my wallpaper. Google doesn't give me any answers.
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Lubuntu doesn't detect correct CPU Frequency [closed]

When I was using Ubuntu setting performance in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuX/cpufreq/scaling_governor set CPU frequency at 2.4Ghz and setting powersave the frequency was 800Mhz . But now I'm using ...
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Headphone not working in Lubuntu 11.10 [closed]

The problem was not resolved, but I went back to 11.04 1. Description of the Problem The speaker works. When I plugin the headphone (tried 2 types), both the speaker and the headphone mute. ...
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How do I install the Lubuntu Software Center?

I'd like to install the lubuntu software center on lubuntu 11.10. Here is the launchpad project, they have a PPA
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What's the most lightweight application to mount iso files in Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a lightweight way to mount iso's on my fresh-install of Lubuntu 11.10. Furius Iso Mount has been my favourite on Ubuntu, but it installs too many extra stuff on Lubuntu, like Brasero. ...
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How can I change the volume icon in Lubuntu 11.10?

I've got a clean install of Lubuntu 11.10, with pulseaudio and pulseaudio-dbg installed. The thing that bothers me is the volume icon. I've got a VOL+ and VOL- button on my keyboard that both work, ...
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If I try Lubuntu and then remove it can I expect my normal Ubuntu to be safe and unchanged?

If I install lubuntu-desktop to try Lubuntu and then later remove it, will my normal Ubuntu be safe, unchanged and uncluttered?
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How much faster is Lubuntu? [closed]

Will I notice performance increases if I switch to Lubuntu? In what areas will I see the most significant changes? And in what areas am I unlikely to notice any? Would switching to Lubuntu be ...
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Overheats to 99 C and shuts down during the update

I'd like to update Lubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10. I installed lm-sensors and see that it goes to 99.0 C during the update, and then the laptop shuts down. (crit = +100.0 C) The bottom of the laptop ...
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Lubuntu desktop environment won't accept password [closed]

I've installed the "Lubuntu Desktop environment" from the Ubuntu Software Center, and then rebooted. The new interface asked for a username and password, but apparently wouldn't accept any ...
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How to unbind ALT in Lubuntu (LXDE)?

In Ubuntu when I hovered my mouse over VirtualBox and held the ALT key, it was sent to VirtualBox OS. However, in Lubuntu (LXDE), when I hold the ALT key, it wants to switch between desktops and I ...
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Is it a good idea to install gedit in Lubuntu?

I've been a Ubuntu user for years now, but since 11.10 will come with GNOME3/Unity, neither of which I like, I've decided to switch to Lubuntu, which uses LXDE as the desktop environment. The only ...
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Does Lubuntu use all the latest drivers etcetera?

I have a fast machine - let's say Intel Core i7, SSD drive, Nvidia GTX 560 card. I don't need an eye-candy system. I still need to perform it properly, that meaning have latest drivers, use my ...
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Youtube video freezes in Lubuntu 11.04

What happens : (1) video freezes after a few seconds of idling while audio remains intact. (2) video resumes if I move the mouse. What I tried : (1) right click on a video -> "settings" -> ...
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How to restore the default Lubuntu panel?

I accidentally deleted the whole panel. How can I restore the default panel? UPDATE: I found a minimized panel on top. But I have 2 more questions. Now I have a small panel that has a network ...
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How to boost volume in lubuntu 11.04 on laptop

The audacious audio player volume is fine, but when I try to watch videos on youtube the volume is far too low. Is there a way to boost the overall sound? THank you for your time.
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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 does Minecraft crash on Lubuntu but not Ubuntu? [closed]

I have Lubuntu and Ubuntu partitions on my drive. I've been having an interesting time with the new lubuntu partition. I've encountered strange things with the game Minecraft, Java and graphics ...
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X does not want to start. At all. “No screens have a usable configuration”

I recently installed a fresh copy of lubuntu 11.04 powerpc on my computer. I was following the instructions from this fourm post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1798792 All I get is the ...
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Why does the Lubuntu minimum install say that it requires 10.7 GB of available drive space?

I have a 4GB Dell Mini 9. I used UnetBootin following the instructions at pendrivelinux.com. I have tried Xubuntu minimal install, Lubuntu minimal install, and vanilla Lubuntu, and all result in the ...
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ubuntu appears in BIOS menu (UEFI)

I've just installed and uninstalled ubuntn and win7 on my laptop for several times, and this happened: see the pictures below. The first one is about BIOS: The second is what I got after ...
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Lubuntu keyboard shortcut doesn't give focus to Opera [closed]

I have Lubuntu 11.04, and the Openbox keyboard shortcut settings are in ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml. The shortcut I'm having trouble with is: <keybind key="XF86HomePage"> ...
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What's the best lightweight dock for Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a dock supporting not only launchers but also a list of currently running apps that is fairly lightweight and suited for Lubuntu install.
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Compositing in Lubuntu

Is there any compositing built in Lubuntu? I do not mean installing compiz but rather something simple like Metacity compositing to satisfy apps that require it.
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In terms of battery usage, which distro is more efficient between Lubuntu and Xubuntu?

Installing both on the same laptop without doing nothing more than the normal install, which one consumes less battery power at the end and makes the laptop last a little bit longer than the other, ...
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Restrict Lubuntu to suspend

Please help. If you know the solution for ubuntu, I'll try it. I have Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 (intel-atom netbook). After installing lubuntu 11.04 I realized that the system doesn't recover after ...
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Quality of Flash playback on Lubuntu 11.04 is bad [closed]

As the title says it is bad with a lot of tearing. The strange thing is that with the standard Ubuntu (classic mode no effects) it works smoothly, better than ever before it seems by the way. ATI HD ...
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Why isn't .profile sourced on login to LXDE?

I switched recently from GNOME to LXDE and since then my .profile file hasn't been sourced on login. I found out that my PATH variable doesn't include ~/bin anymore. However, my .profile file includes ...
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sharing internet between network interfaces

I have a laptop with lubuntu 11 with two network interfaces, wireless and wired. Wireless interface connects to the router with DHCP and provides access to the internet. The wired interface has a ...
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Losing ip addresses, during cable disconnects

I have two Ubuntu PCs whose network cards connected directly to each other with cross-over cable. I have assigned ip addresses manually to their interfaces using command similar to ifconfig eth0 ...
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How can I integrate Dropbox with PCManFM?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.04 and I installed Dropbox. Every time I click on the tray icon, Dropbox opens Chrome to show my files. How to change this behaviour? It would be nice to open my files from the ...
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Disable desktop switching with the scroll wheel in Lubuntu?

I still want to keep my multiple desktops, I want to disable switching desktops with the mouse.
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Autostart Dropbox in Lubuntu

I've installed Dropbox (as per the instructions supplied in Dropbox's Home Page and a personal blog I found browsing about the subject), but still no success in forcing autostart (only for my user) ...
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Problem installing Lubuntu 11.04

After I boot the Live-CD I can't select try Lubuntu or Install Lubuntu and I end up hanging on that screen. My PC specs are: Compaq Presario s4214bd 2.4ghz Intel Celeron. Windows XP/Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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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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How can I have 2 rows and 3 columns of desktops/workpaces in Lubuntu?

How can I have 2 rows and 3 columns of desktops in Lubuntu? (Instead of having 1 row which is the default setting.) I haven't found a setting, yet.
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How do I install LXDE / Lubuntu?

I want to install lubuntu on my current (pre-existing) Ubuntu Install because of it's light-weight footprint. Can I preserve currently installed apps after installation?