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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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?
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Lubuntu nm-applet wifi icon missing [duplicate]

I have a Lubuntu (now 14.04) installation. Recently, I logged in to find that the Wi-Fi icon had disappeared, and there was some sort of a keyboard icon in it's place. I have restarted multiple times, ...
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Lighter in CPU/Memory Usage: Lubuntu or Xubuntu

I am looking for an Ubuntu version that consumes less Memory and CPU. I have read both Lubuntu and Xubuntu (The homepages, wikipedia, phoronix and other sites comparing both). But from experience, ...
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How to make my maximum screen resolution to be detected by Ubuntu?

I just installed Lubuntu 13.10 and I have a problem - On Windows I can go up to 2048x1536, but the display setting on Lubuntu only lets me go up to 1024x768. I already ran the update and upgrade, and ...
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How to start applications such as xcompmgr at start up? [duplicate]

I've been trying to make xcompmgrto autostart in Lubuntu 11.10 but it just doesn't, I have to start it manually. I have added the next lines to the autostart script in ~/.config/openbox/ #Run a ...
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How can I add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?

In Lubuntu, there's no 'Add New Program...' button in Desktop Session Settings. Is there an easy way to add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?
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What are the minimum system requirements for Lubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which version and derivate of Ubuntu is right for my hardware in terms of minmal system requirements? Will Lubuntu work well on a Dell Dimension 4100 with ...
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Network indicator disappeared in Lubuntu [closed]

I just upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04 from 13.10 successufully, via do-release-upgrade. But after reboot, I found that the network indicator has been disappeared, so I cannot switch different network ...
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How to remove lubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed lubuntu-desktop in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I want to get pure Ubuntu. How can I revert back to Ubuntu only ? Note: I have searched in the google and found solutions for 12.04 / 12....
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“♦: command not found” in tty after login

I have this problem after upgrade Lubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. I press Ctrl + Alt + 1, enter login, password, wait two seconds and get: ♦: command not found". After this message I can type commands ...
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How do I prevent one of my partitions messing with Lubuntu Grub entries?

I recently deleted my Windows XP partition in my dual boot machine (Lubuntu/Windows XP), replacing it with Bhodi Linux. Everything went smoothly, but now I have a problem: Bodhi Linux is messing with ...
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How to add startup applications in lubuntu?

Is there a 'Startup applications' app for lubuntu? Or how do I add apps to startup? I attempted a tutorial to add entries to ~/.config/autostart, but it did not work. Isn't there an easy way? Any ...
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Lubuntu vs. lubuntu-desktop

I've heard that Lubuntu consumes less resources than Ubuntu. Is it because of the fact that Lubuntu uses different desktop environment and window manager? If so, would it be equivalent to install ...
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Something like 'KDE Present Windows' / 'Compiz Scale' / 'Mac OS X exposé' in Openbox / LXDE / Xfce?

Is there a DE-independent utility to show all windows beside each other in more lightweight DEs like Openbox, LXDE or Xfce? Something like this:
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Does 12.04 LXDE have LTS? [duplicate]

This question sparked my question. Will my PC receive the Long Term Support (LTS) using LXDE in Ubuntu 12.04? What does it mean that Lubuntu doesn't have long term support? Does it just mean it's ...
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How do I edit the menu in Lubuntu?

Main menu (alacarte) cannot record changes as it should. Some time it does, but randomly and rarely. Is this a bug? This question is not a clone of this one. In that case the Main menu would not ...
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Why so many files in /usr/share/app-install/desktop?

For 14.04, I'm trying out Lubuntu LTS. If I run ls -l /usr/share/app-install/desktop, I get a list of 3085 .desktop files. All except one are dated Apr 18. The exception is: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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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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Resizing my linux partition [duplicate]

So, I was getting rid of my openSUSE to install lubuntu. In the process, I didn't manage my hard drive partitions well enough and as a result, I lost my windows 7 partition. I got over the loss, and ...
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IcedTea plugin not working in Midori web browser

I have Lubuntu 13.04, and I use the Midori WebBrowser. I initially had a problem with the plugins, but later on, I could activate Flash and Java. I use the IcedTea browser plugin to view Java content. ...
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What is “Unlock keyring” and how do I get rid of it? [duplicate]

(In my case this message never appeared before installing Ubuntu One - see this question). Can I use Ubuntu One and avoid being prompted each time like this? I use Lubuntu 12.04. Edit: After ...
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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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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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How to disable autologin in Lubuntu?

I like to switch sometimes between Lubuntu and Ubuntu 2D on my laptop. But I especially like to choose which one I will use in the session I am about to start. But the only way of choosing is start ...
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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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“Shockwave Flash is known to be vulnerable” warning

Good evening! Today, I turned off my computer without any problems and went out. When I came back and tried to surf the net, I saw that my firefox started giving me this problem: "Shockwave Flash is ...
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Keybord input not work in Chromium 34 Ubuntu 14.04 aura (260972) [using Fcitx would avoid this issue]

Updated: Replacing iBus with Fcitx would be a good solution for this issue. After my test, Fcitx English, Chinese input methods do work in Chromium 34 Ubuntu 14.04 aura (260972), and of course in ...
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How can I create a quick launcher in Lubuntu?

How can I set up quick launchers in Lubuntu? I've installed Lubuntu 14.04. Now I see no way to set quick launchers, especially for programs not listed in the menu (which must be started from a ...
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“Focus application” keyboard shortcut in Lubuntu (LXDE)

In Unity, pressing Super + 1 to 9 launches or switches focus to an application. Can I assign a keyboard shortcut with a similar property in Lubuntu (i.e. in LXDE)? More precisely, can I set up a ...
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Dell Chromebook 11 - unable to set backlight and /sys/class/backlight/ folder is empty

I have installed Lubuntu on my Dell Chromebook 11 and everything works except for the backlight. Can't set the backlight with the brightness keys, neither with xbacklight,xdotool or any other GUI tool....
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pkexec won't launch polkit GUI in Lubuntu / LXDE

I performed a fresh install of Lubuntu 12.04 with minimal desktop, as described here. To clarify, I did a command-line install from the Lubuntu alternative install disc, then I did an apt-get install ...
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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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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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A lot of `gtk-warnings` in terminal. Is this serious?

I had a lot of problems with my system and had to reinstall it. One of them was these very messages. After reinstalling the system and using the same icons, I get the warnings again and am wary of ...
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Stop Xscreensaver from locking screen once screensaver starts

I have installed Lubuntu 12.04 and was wondering if there was a way to keep it from locking the screen when the screensaver starts? The "lock screen after X minutes" box is unchecked, so that is not ...
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When will the next LTS version of Lubuntu be released?

12.04 was an LTS for Ubuntu but not for Lubuntu, hence this query.
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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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Why isn't persistence working on Lubuntu 12.04 Live-USB?

I have used Universal-USB-Installer ever since to install different Linux versions to USB flash drive. But now with Lubuntu 12.04 even though I do the same process by selecting persistence file, it ...
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I have a Live USB of Lubuntu, and want to make it persistent to the same USB. Can I do that?

I don't have access to a blank CD, so I'm booting via live USB. The problem is I can't partition that drive when it's running my OS, or I think that's the problem. Is there a way to convert the ...
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How do I remove a broken software source?

I accidentally added this in a terminal: sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -0 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list after which I get this error: E:not known on line 1 ...
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useradd seems to have failed in Lubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add user without useradd command? I am trying to add users in Lubuntu 12.04. I have followed the instructions here which amounts to: $ useradd username $ passwd ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE Desktop Configuration Files/Desktop Shortcuts

Novice problem: I'm running Lubuntu and on my desktop I've created (mangled) two shortcuts... I created them by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Create New... > Shortcut If I try to ...
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How do you set system display color profiles in Xubuntu and Lubuntu?

Some applications, such as Gimp, Geeqie and Rawstudio claim to be able to use system color profile in their color management, but how do you setup such a profile? How do you see, if such a profile has ...
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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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How do I open “apt” links in Firefox (in Lubuntu)?

Many answers on Ask Ubuntu direct to links like this that in Xubuntu opened in Ubuntu Software Center. In Lubuntu I get this error message: In Firefox-Preferences/Applications cannot see something ...
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Set a specific screen resolution with xrandr

So I installed LUbuntu 11.04 on my VirtualBox. I couldn't find the 1366x768 resolution so I installed Guest Additions but it wasn't there. So I used this code to set the correct resolution: gtf 1366 ...
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Can I use other than Ubuntu Software Center to open apt links?

Without Ubuntu Software Center in Lubuntu I was unable to edit opening apt links in any program in Firefox (see this question) After installing Ubuntu Software Center, that problem is solved, but ...
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Bind the windows key to Lubuntu start menu

I am running Lubuntu 11.10. By default the main menu is bound to Alt+F1 (A-F1) which works. Here is the relevant code from ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml <keybind key="A-F1"> <action ...
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How can I make smaller pop-ups on Lubuntu?

I want to see smaller pop-ups but where have I to go to configure this?