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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“Kernel Panic” on booting from live usb

I am trying to install Lubuntu on this old laptop. I first tried Ubuntu but when running live from usb, it gave me an error: end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ...
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Should I use an older version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 fresh earlier today and the cpu maxes out several cores while watching Youtube videos and the cores run high while doing pretty much anything. Is Gnome my problem ...
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Is there any way to create or simulate a frugal installation of Ubuntu/Lubuntu on a usb flash drive?

I've created a FULL installation of Ubuntu 15.10 on a USB stick that runs fine, except the fact that I don't have USB 3.0 port and it's extremely slow as expected. Is there any way to make a frugal ...
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Plantronics Gamecom 780 will not play sound

I am a extreme noob to linux, so excuse me if the answer to this question is super simple. I have tried changing the sound card in audio mixer to Playback: Plantronics GameCom 780 Analog Stereo, no ...
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Sorting the output of my directory

How can i create a new file called Option1.txt on my desktop. This file should contain the contents of my 'home' directory. And how would i make my output is: Sorted alphabetically by entry ...
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Unable to install new OS after installing Lubuntu 14.04

I have install Lubuntu 14.04 in my machine, but now I want to dual boot my system. I am not able to install/boot any other OS including Windows-XP, Linux-Mint, Ubuntu 9.10, Lubuntu 14.03 etc. using ...
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After installing Lubuntu in dual-boot with windows 10, I cannot access windows anymore

I installed the latest version of Lubuntu (which I also want to change to normal Ubuntu in the end) on a LENOVO ideapad (don't know how to get details on the laptop on lubuntu) but I cannot access ...
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Wireless doesn't connect Lubuntu

As a newbie w/o Geek ancestry, I'm struggling through the setup of Lubuntu 15.10 on an old Gateway laptop. I made it past the Broadcom scourge and my wireless indicator glows, but I can't make a ...
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Can't install lubuntu because I can't install grub

I installed lubuntu through a USB drive, switching from windows 8 on a Toshiba Tecra R940, but now it won't boot (had the same problem with ubuntu). So, I entered the "try only" mode and using the ...
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How do I remove the “Switch Input Method” icon from my desktop?

There is a small icon in the corner of my screen in Lubuntu 12.04. It looks like this: The computer runs a display monitor and I need to remove the icon, I can drag it around including off the ...
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Speakers stopped working, Lubuntu 14.04

I recently did a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 on a HP Mini 2133, the speakers worked fine until I plugged my headphones in and out. At first I thought the headphone jack was damaged (the headphone ...
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LibreOffice, GTK3, and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

OS: Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS fully updated Kernel: 3.13.0-77-generic I've just installed LibreOffice Version: 5.0.4.2, Build ID: 1:5.0.4~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty1 like this: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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problem with setting up xrdp on lubuntu 13.04

After fresh install of Lubuntu 13.04 I did sudo apt-get install tightvncserver sudo apt-get install xrdp now when I login with remote desktop client from Windows or Ubuntu, I get black and white ...
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(gksudo:2375): Gtk-Warning **:cannot open display:

When i insert this: gksudo nano /etc/default/grub it replies with this: (gksudo:(4 digit number, always different)): Gtk-Warning **:cannot onpen display: But if i type sudo nano /etc/default/grub ...
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LXDE - Use desktop as folder doesn't work

I'm using Lubuntu with LXDE UI. After system install I was able to enable "Use desktop as a folder" in Desktop Preferences. Then I was playing around with the settings and disabled it. Since then I'm ...
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In Lubuntu taskbar, how to disable highlight on mouse hover?

In the taskbar in Lubuntu, when I hover over the button for other windows, the button for the window is highlighted (or the text is bolded if I enable flat buttons). How do I disable this highlighting ...
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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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SSH myself using public IP address does not always work

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 and have set up an SSH server. It has taken me ages to troubleshoot because of a confusing fact. At home I can SSH my laptop from itself using either my local IP address ...
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What is “Default applications for LXSession” in Lubuntu 13.10?

Users of Lubuntu 13.10 will notice a new entry in Menu, Preferences called Default applications for LXSession. If that entry is selected, a window, shown below, opens: This window, which can ...
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How To install Themes in Lubuntu distro?

How To install Themes in lubuntu distro?? Please guide me to install this Theme Any help would be appreciated.
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Lenovo S10 BCM 4312 (rev 01) WiFi not functioning

just created live USB 3 days ago and have been reading the forums here about getting WiFi card to work. Love the Lubuntu OS. Here is what I have done so far: Ran: sudo apt-­get update Ran: sudo ...
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How do I hibernate with swap file without swapping?

Well, I know that my question title is not clear so I'll explain. . Background: I have a laptop with dead battery. (Won't even charge) It also have dead hard drive. (Thrown away) And have 1000MiB RAM ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Boots to Black Screen

I've read a few posts but can't seem to find one that quite reflects a solution. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 fine. When I reboot I boot to a black [lucid] screen without anything happening. If I shut ...
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PC Won't Shutdown/Reboots Instead

I appear to be having an issue with shutting down my PC after doing a fresh install of Lubuntu 15.10 (wily). When I go to shutdown, my PC will begin to power off, but appears to restart. I ...
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How can I fix E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)?

I received this error after trying to download the icedtea plugin. After trying sudo apt-get upgrade I got the same exact error: Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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Ubuntu default terminal in Lubuntu

Recently I had to re-install my linux OS, and now I ran into some annoying problems. I had Ubuntu, and then I installed the Lubuntu desktop enviroment. I do not like LXTerminal but I was able to use ...
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lost sound in internal speakers after installing pulseaudio

I have an all-in-one desktop with Lubuntu 14.04.3 installed. In order to be able use Skype I installed pulseaudio. I used to be able to change volume with alsamixer so that I could hear things out of ...
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Mp-bios bug:8254 timer not connected to io-apic error on Vostro 1000 LiveUsb

I'm trying to install lubuntu on to my Dell Vostro 1000. I'm using a LiveUsb (via pendrive). I get the start up screen and when I choose try lubuntu without installing I get this message: Mp-bios ...
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Unable to play or edit .m4a files on fresh Lubuntu 15.10 installation

I have some m4a files I would like to edit with Audacity, but Audacity crashes when I try to open the files. In attempting to solve the problem, I found that I'm not able to play m4a files either. ...
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Vostro 1000 Dell Wont Boot from Usb

I have installed ubuntu on my HP Stream using the live usb method and it worked. This time Im trying on my dads old Vostro 1000 laptop. I downloaded the Lunbuntu OS and the pendrive thing. After that ...
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How do I change the copy and paste keyboard shortcuts on Lubuntu 12.10?

I have Lubuntu 12.10 installed on my macbook pro and I am new to linux. I want to change the Lubuntu keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting. I want to change Ctrl+C to Cmd+C and to change Ctrl+V ...
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LXqt installed but I can't choose it from login?

I installed LXqt in Lubuntu 15.10 from lubuntu-daily ppa with sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage lxqt-panel But when I reboot, in the circle-lubuntu-icon at the top right I can choose only ...
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Run file when USB device inserted

I want to implement a strict policy of nobody being able to insert any USB device into my laptop. If someone inserts a memory stick, keyboard, light etc... into any USB PORT (while the computer is ...
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How can I control the lighting screen in Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have tried to manually reduce the scan from my computer, but it is still too strong. I have Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. The model of my computer is HP.
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How to adjust brightness on Lubuntu?

I can't adjust my screen brightness. Indeed, I can't find this option in my system parameters. I am using Lubuntu 12.04. Thank you for your time :)
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Zcache Usage in Lubuntu

Recently I appended zcache to my grub configuration: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash zcache" But I am at a loss as to whether zcache is working or if I need to do something else. There is ...
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Lubuntu Mac Appearance

I have lubuntu installed on my old Compaq Presario v5000 computer and it runs nicely for a lightweight OS, but I would like to have a Mac OS X style appearance. I tried this tutorial but it didn't ...
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Me too, no WiFi after installing Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily) [duplicate]

After 24 years on PCs, I stepped into the Linux world and installed Lubuntu 15.10 on an old laptop. Installation appears to have gone OK, not that I have any understanding of this new platform. During ...
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lubuntu panel does not take on system theme colour

I installed a gtk 2 ambiance like theme on ubuntu 13.10 running the lubuntu desktop and when I set the panel to take the system theme only the indicator applet changed to take on the theme colour. How ...
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Conky system info

I am trying to figure out how to get conky to work on Lubuntu 15.10. Does anyone have a tutorial for a complete noob so that I can get it up and running. Regards Killerspec
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lubuntu 14.04 - T430s shuts down with no warning on low battery

I've tried advice in this thread: Netbook performs hard shutdown without warning on low battery power I get an error saying 'no such schema' when I follow the terminal directions using gsettings. ...
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hplip installation stuck at password checking on lubuntu 15.10

I was trying to install hplip 3.15.11 on Lubuntu 15.10 using xTerm or uxTerm as explained and shown in the official how-to (hplip installation how-to), but when I'm asked for the sudoer's password, I ...
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Set Cyrillic layout, but only for letters

I use Cyrillic layout (Traditional Phonetic), but what's annoying is that it changes not only the letters, but also the punctuation and special symbols - for example, Shift+3 is "#" in English layout, ...
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Network disabled on boot

Im running LXLE 14.04 (lubuntu based) dual boot with Windows 8.1 Recently I installed 3.13.0-77-generic headers and everything was fine until I did a reboot and chose 3.13.0-65-generic. My network ...
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Mounting and accessing Western Digital's MyCloud NAS

I have bought a Western Digital Mycloud disk. I did succeed to mount it under Lubuntu 13.10 by means of the following command: sudo mount -o soft,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 :/nfs ...
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How to share files between Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and Lubuntu 15.10?

SITUATION: I have a classic desktop PC and a laptop. On the old PC runs Lubuntu 15.10 and on the laptop I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The Lubuntu is connected via cable to the router and the laptop via ...
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Can't find lubuntu restricted access extras

Hi I am very very new to this. Can't find the extras which will allow me to play DVD and music etc. Have found the code to manually input but have no idea how to do that. Help please and please keep ...
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App launcher on lubuntu

I just installed lubuntu on my dell inspiron Just wondering if i can install the app launcher (on the left side of the screen in Ubuntu) without installing GNOME ?
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lxpanel won't save width settings when it's at the left edge

I'm using lxpanel for my panel. This bug might be new because I am facing this issue since 15.10. Here's how you can reproduce the bug: Run lxpanel Go to terminal and type in lxpanelctl config or go ...
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Problem in disc partitioning while installing lubuntu

I am trying to install lubuntu 15.10 in my Pentium 4 pc, and I want to remove my previous operating system completely and use the space allotted to it for lubuntu and all the files and folder in other ...