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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Error In Ubuntu Server

I have a trouble when I install ubuntu server. I use wireless connection to install. I have finished installation. But, when I write "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop". ...
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Lubuntu Progressive Problems With LightDM Caused Boot Fail

After a clean installation of Lubuntu 16.4 64-bit installed few themes, games, apps etc. And tried to install few lock screen tweaks and stuff, after that by closing the laptop lid (sleep) and ...
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Compton compositor not working in Lubuntu 14.04

I have Lubuntu 14.04 64 bits with a R9 380 GPU with propietary drivers (15.302). I had in my repositories ppa:richardgv/compton and ppa:kelleyk/compton right now. I can't make Compton compositor work ...
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Choppy and Distorted Audio

I have exactly the same problem as explained in this question, however the question is very old and the provided answers doesn't work so I decided to ask the question again: Sound from audio,video ...
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How much will installing Macbuntu affect the performance of a low-spec system running Lubuntu?

How much will this theme affect performance on Lubuntu 16.04? The system in question has limited hardware. Intel Atom 1.66 GHz dual core, 1GB RAM. Will the performance impact be so small as to be ...
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How do I get Caja on Lubuntu to show customized desktop shortcuts?

I need the ability to create a number of desktop folders/folder shortcuts and differentiate them by color or customized icon. This is what I've done in Windows for years. I'm trying to replicate ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 panel indicator applet fails in vertical mode

LXPanel 0.8.2 in Lubuntu 16.04. The indicator applet in the panel works flawlessly in a horizontal panel, but in a vertical one it still displays the application icons next to each other horizontally ...
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Huge gaps between desktop icons when Lubuntu panel moved to top

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop. My laptop's screen is broken. There's a horizontal flickering band at the very bottom, so I have to move the panel to the top (via Panel Settings > Geometry ...
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Keyboard works in bios but not Lubuntu

Works in bios, but not 14.04.4 login screen. Any ideas why? No installing other OSs please (looks at my dad) and I have a spare keyboard to use. It is a small netbook.
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Terminal not prompting before closing

I am currently using LUBUNTU 16.04 LTS.After using terminal (LXTerminal 0.2.0), when I want to close it by pressing close button then it's not prompting.It should prompt like "You are about to close ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot fsck

I have searched and searched, and I cannot seem to find the help I'm looking for. Before you say "yes this problem has been answered", please point me in the right direction. I recently was gifted an ...
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No icons or Menu From Boot

I had a system error, so I rebooted my machine and now it boots to my desktop. However, there is nothing on my desktop, no shortcuts/icons and the menu no longer displays (the menu at the bottom with ...
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Integrating RVM with LXTerminal, but no “x-terminal-emulator” in lubuntu-rc.xml file

I'm trying to use this instruction to automatically load RVM and the profiles, but there's no "x-terminal-emulator" in my ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml file. Should I use this command for it to ...
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Changing KeePass2 tray icon

I want to change default KeePass2 tray icons - currently unlocked workspace is displayed with blue "calm" icon and secure, locked workspace is displayed with red element suggesting problem/danger. It ...
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VirtualBox Shenanigans

So I am on a Win 8 Host trying to run Lubuntu (latest) live disk ISO and to fix a resolution problem, I had to go into TTY1 then back out again to escape the garbled pit of text mode. The problem is ...
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Many lubuntu 16.04 programs have screen artifacts/text field problems (GTK issue?)

Here's a non-exhaustive list: Gnumeric: can't use backspace/cursor keys to move cursor in cell value/formula textfield Poedit: can't use backspace/cursor keys to move cursor in translation ...
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Bluetooth Atheros AR5B125

thanks in advance! I am trying to get bluetooth to work on the combo card AR5B125 (module name found on sticker on my laptop Acer Aspire V5-121). I'm using Lubuntu 16.04. Wireless works oob. What I ...
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blueman vs network manager

Flavor: Lubuntu 16.04 At first: I am aware that there are numerous questions concerning a missing nm-applet icon in a lubuntu/lxde panel, but my case differs and I could not find one of the solutions ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 LTS can't change resolution on EEE PC 1000 HA

Hi everyone I'm having issues with the new Lubuntu 16.04 I freshly installed the new os and got stuck after boot with dev/sda6 xxxx/xxxx files xxxx/xxxx block, I have set nomodeset ...
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lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit (solved)

After install Lubuntu 16.04 show the following message during the boot: lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit /dev/mapper/lubuntu--vg-root: clean, 121574/7168000 files, ...
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I boot into a blank screen on Lubuntu

i just installed lubuntu 16.04 32 bit on my old PC.it has a pentium 4 and a gig of ddr2 ram.While installing lubuntu i did not encounter any problems.But later,when it rebooted after the ...
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trimmed sound playback

In Lubuntu 16, when I play any audio file(or watch videos), the audio is trimmed. What I mean is an effect like this: for each second of playback, there is half second of normal playback and the rest ...