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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Program To Cascade/Tile Windows

I have perhaps ten or fifteen windows open. I'd like a program which automatically resizes all the windows and arranges them in columns and rows across the screen (a grid formation), automatically ...
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How do I arrange windows with keyboard shortcuts?

I have been testing with Lubuntu and have found it really pleasant. However, I cannot find an answer for one essential (for me) feature: being able to arrange windows with keyboard shortcuts. In ...
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Java not working in Google Chrome Lubuntu 14.04 (32-bit)

I have Java 1.7.0_55 installed I have gotten it to work on firefox. My installed chrome version is Version 35.0.1916.114. I have already created the plugins folder in the chrome directory and made a ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - No soundcard detected HDA Intel Realtek ALC880

After fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 no sound card is detected. Alsamixer shows just Beep bar (PC speaker), all inputs and outputs are just not present. No volume panel in the main bar was present. ...
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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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How to set chromium to open word documents with libreoffice?

When I click on a word attachment in an email I have received in gmail from chromium, it always opens the file using abiword. How can I persuade it to use libreoffice instead? I am using lubuntu ...
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Where is “txt.cfg”?

I'm using Lubuntu 12.10 on a USB stick but it is not persistent. Instructions on how to make it persistent are in this thread: Why isn't persistence working on Lubuntu 12.04 Live-USB? But I can ...
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How to restore basic icon sets (inherited by all the others) in Lubuntu 12.10?

I have searched and installed a lot of icon sets, but after a while I was surprised to see how big these packages were and decided to return to the basic set "Lubuntu Box". But I have tried to delete ...
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Installing software on Lubuntu without a browser

I have installed Lubuntu without a browser. I can't figure out how to download and install new software on it. Should I reinstall Lubuntu?
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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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How do I set profile picture on Lubuntu?

I'm using Lubuntu on my netbook and I want to change the LightDM greeter so i set the lightdm-webkit-greeter, but my user doesn't have a profile picture. How I can set my profile picture?. I have ...
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Sound card selection

I'm looking for a way to select sound card in Lubuntu 12.04 without installing any additional packages like xfce4-mixer (with all of its dependencies). Is there a way to interactively select a sound ...
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Error: You need to load the kernel first in Grub

I have Lubuntu 11.10 installed on /dev/sda3, and Xubuntu 11.10 on /dev/sda5. A while ago, while being on Lubuntu, I made a mistake somewhere in creating a Live USB: by mistake, I installed a Live USB ...
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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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ThinkPad X61 wireless failure

With a ThinkPad X61 and Lubuntu 14.04.1, Intel 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] according to lspci, wireless fails to connect but Ethernet AOK. The SSID is seen, but entering the key does not enable ...
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Restore task switcher menu on Lubuntu

My system is Lubuntu, freshly installed, and has been working fine for a couple of days. I don't know since when, but when I press Alt+Tab I cannot see my task switcher. Instead, some window border ...
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How do I select GTK icon theme?

I run Lubuntu 13.10 with the window manager Blackbox. I have set the GTK theme to Lubuntu-default in settings.ini: $ cat ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini [Settings] gtk-theme-name = Lubuntu-default ...
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How to get the Ubuntu look back after installing lubuntu-desktop

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10. I wanted to try out Lubuntu, so I installed the package lubuntu-desktop. Everthing worked fine, I can do Lubuntu sessions now, as well as normal Ubuntu sessions ...
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Searching for the J. R. “Bob” Dobbs screensaver from Slackware to install in 13.10

I have seen on older (ca. 2004) RHEL systems a screensaver, xlock, with a twisting and morphing picture of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. An extensive search of screensavers available for Ubuntu has not provided ...
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Ethernet not detected whatsoever

I recently installed Lubuntu 13.04 64-bit on one of my older computers (the computer is ancient - DDR1, no USB boot, yet it's 64-bit. Go figure.) Anyway, the Wi-Fi adapter I tried to use ...
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Only root sees all icons in gnome-control-center after upgrade to Lubuntu 13.04

Symptoms: root@ThinkPad:/# gnome-control-center => gnome-control-center opens correctly showing all modules root@ThinkPad:/# gnome-control-center sound => gnome-control-center opens the sound ...
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Use resources of high end servers to run lubuntu in low end hardware

In our home there is one high end computer with lots of RAM and other low end old computer running lubuntu , the lubuntu itself has become slow so we were thinking of making the lubuntu machine a ...
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chromium + web proxy

I am trying to set up a web proxy for chromium on my 12.10 lubuntu box. In firefox I simply add the address of the autoconfigure script http://ipaddress/autoconfig in the "Automatic proxy ...
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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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Laptop power button not working

I have a (seemingly rather exotic) Dell Latitude XT2 notebook running Lubuntu 12.04, fresh install. Tried to get the power button to work as expected (opening the logout dialog lubuntu-logout), but no ...
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How to monitor laptop temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the CPU temperature? No ACPI support for my PC, what can I do? After installing lm-sensors and runing sudo sensors-detect i got the message: Sorry, no ...
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Problems with icons in Lubuntu

Good night. I have a problem, I installed Lubuntu operating system, but I have a question as I put the icons on the desktop, icons such as trash, home, etc ... I would also like to know how to enter ...
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Is it possible to use Overlay Scrollbars in Lubuntu?

Is it possible to install overlay scrollbars in Lubuntu? I searched for hours, but found nothing. I'm using Lubuntu 12.04.
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My laptop runs very hot with Lubuntu 11.10, what can I do?

What are my options? Can I make the fans run more, can I make the CPU do less work, is it my graphics card? IBM T60 with Core Duo, ATI graphics Thanks
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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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Lubuntu Graphical Bugs

I've Been Installed Lubuntu in Desktop and after "upgrade" some graphical/theme bugs appeared. example screenshot:
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NumLock ON in logon screen (Lubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I just installed a danish version of the Lubuntu 14.04 and I have fought with this problem = NumLock is OFF when the logon dialog comes up AND my users have numbers in their passwords ! I have tried, ...
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Open Current Folder as Root removed in latest PCMan File Manager

In the latest version of the PCManFM the option under Tools-Open Current Folder as Root has been removed. Is there a way to re-add the option? I know I can open PCManFM as Root via the Terminal but it ...
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Issues with running Ardesia on Lubuntu 13.10/14.04

I am trying to achieve the setup described by Roman in this thread: Drawing over the desktop (I'm trying Option 2, using Ardesia with xcompmgr) I really could use this solution to make instructional ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 & Steam

I have a very old laptop (Pentium M 1800 inside :D), and installed Lubuntu on it. Because of problems with the PAE kernel, I used LUbuntu 12.04 alternate install as described here. This worked out ...
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Lubuntu - power button doesn't turn off computer,

I am using Lubuntu 13.04 and would like to have the power button cause the computer to shut down. Currently it only brings up the power preferences menu (logout, reboot, hibernate, etc...). In ...
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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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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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Mouse pointer/cursor disappears or doesn't show properly

I recently installed the new Lubuntu 12.10 but I'm having problems with mouse pointer image. When I start the OS everything works fine, but if I open some programs (for example Chromium) my cursor ...
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How do I remove or inactivate certain options from the Lubuntu logout screen?

The logout screen in Lubuntu 12.04 has several options. I'd like to remove or inactivate the "suspend" and "hibernate" options. Is that possible?
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How can I make xfce4-volumed keep giving notifications in Lubuntu?

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04, with xfce4-volumed installed, see this question. When I'm changing the volume using FN+Vol-, a nice notification balloon pops up. This is what I want. However, when I try to ...
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Dual-Ubuntu: how do I disable one OS from using the swap partition?

I have both Ubuntu and Lubuntu installed on the same machine, on different partitions. They are both used for different things, and I like to hibernate my main Ubuntu installation to my single swap ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE - cannot open folder on desktop

I'm running Lubuntu with LXDE. When I double-click on a folder on the desktop, it does not open. The read/write settings are correct. Any idea what I could do?
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How do you edit the Blacklist.conf file?

Is it possible to edit the Blacklist.conf file when running Linux off a Live CD? If so, how do you edit it? I tried typing this into the terminal but nothing happened: gksudo gedit ...
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installing Ubuntu on an older laptop gives me an error message

The truth is that I cannot even start the installation. The live CD is loading and all of a sudden it is ejected and this message pops up: unmount: /run/lock/: not mounted It's an AVERATEC laptop and ...
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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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There are lines in the notifications in Lubuntu 14.10. (See image below) What's wrong?

I'm using Dell Vostro 3446, Lubuntu 14.10, 64-bit. It's a completely clean installation. No problems in the installation. But, the notifications have lines in them, and aren't "clear" like it used to ...
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lubuntu 14.04 loud fan - please help!

lubuntu 14.04 sensors output follows... why it says ALARM-CRIT when it's well within range? coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +79.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) ALARM ...
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Lubuntu: neither shut-down nor restart works [closed]

aI have a freshly installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (installed with forcepae option on a laptop with Pentium M processor). The only problem that I have found so far is that I cannot shut-down or restart the ...
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Dual-display solution (other than ARandR) on Lubuntu/Xubuntu?

What I want to achieve is an elegant way to use my two screens on Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Being elegant means: 1) Working in the same extended-display mode as in ubuntu-desktop (the common Unity Ubuntu) ...