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I finally got success to install Lubuntu: I started the installation with the options: acpi = off / noapic / nomodeset. Installed lubuntu normally, and the OS worked like a charm, subsequently I updated the video driver (NVIDIA). I hope this serve someone who is having the same problem. Thank you!


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In case of problems with logging in: it could be that purging deleted a needed file in /home/$USER/ or it changed permissions on a needed file. If the problems occur before login it is more than likely related to the video card driver. 1st thing to do is to go to a TTY (control alt f1). You can use apt-get to re-install ubuntu with: sudo apt-get install ...


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There will be a gear or icon either near the password field or in the status bar on the login screen. If it's an icon, it will have the Ubuntu logo in it (if Unity is your default DE). Click it to choose another DE before logging in.


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[If this doesn't work, I'll remove it] If it does, then it'll be a dupe FYI. At GRUB boot to recovery mode and drop to a root shell. 1) Mount the file system as R/W: mount -o remount,rw / 2) Next, run sudo nano /etc/default/grub 3) Then add nomodeset to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" Becomes: ...


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It's a known Ubuntu lxpanel v0.8.1-1ubuntu2 bug #1539930 Cannot set Location in Weather Applet, first reported 1/30/16. A substitute that works in LXDE is my-weather-indicator. Install it like so: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator On my laptop it didn't run until it was run from a ...


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FWIW, a similar thing happened to me. I have Lubuntu 15.10 and the multiple panel icon thing happened to me with AutoKey. IIRC, the way I got rid of it was to do a Ctrl+Alt+T to bring up the Terminal. Then I typed lxpanelctl restart to restart the panel. After this one time, it never happened again.


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No, it is probably not because you are loading a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit computer, but when I first installed Ubuntu It kept freezing because the graphics card couldn't support Unity. But lubuntu should run even on computer of those specs. Try creating an install CD instead of a bootable USB, and check to see if the ISO is corrupted verifying its data ...


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I cannot speak to your specific cloud service, but you might be able to achieve your desired result with rsync. I have used this to sync directories in a master/slave configuration between computers, and I imagine that this could be extended pretty easily.


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Using sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel fixed the issue for me. However, now the mouse cursor disappears when waking from sleep. I haven't found a fix for this, but a work-around is to use Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7.


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Are you using Tor? (The Onion Router, a way to anonymize your web browsing) Many website owners use free DDOS protection services from CloudFlare. Since many automated website attacks (such as botnets) use Tor to anonymize and hide their identity, CloudFlare forces all Tor users to complete a security check before accessing websites that use their ...


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I just had exactly the same error but with my ASUS Zenfone 2 on Xubuntu 15.10. I tried a different USB port (3.0) and it just worked, I suspect the MTP setting wants a better port. Either that or there is something wrong with my USB 2.0 port (and the OPs port) You could try a different port - on a different PC if you have to.


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Firefox 47 uses gtk3. PCManFM, the default version supplied with Lubuntu, uses gtk2. The industrial theme covers only gtk2. See /usr/share/themes/Industrial. There's no gtk-3.0 folder in there. If you want Firefox to be themed decently, find a gtk3 theme! You can increase the width of the scrollbar area (in some themes) by playing with the theme's gtk-...


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Just keep your Lubuntu installation and add the KDE packages. No need for a second installation or anything else. Be aware - all those thousand Ubuntu-distributions basically use just different default packages - thats all. Therefor if you want another desktop environment, install the related packages and that's it. The following command should be enough ...


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Lubuntu just uses LXDE. You can install that alongside whatever other desktop environments you have installed. Run sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop to install it. Log out, look for a gear icon or Budgie logo icon, press it and select LXDE or Lubuntu Desktop before logging back in. Fresh installs are usually better, but this is easier and takes less ...


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I just use Alt+F2 to get to a login prompt on a VT, log in and then run startx (I have Xfce installed on a 701 with 16.04 vanilla Ubuntu however, via the mini iso just on the 4GB SSD).


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Well - looks like all I needed to do was rerun update-grub. The grub.cfg entry I posted in my question was already fixed by grub2 itself - something must have gone bad during one of the updates. Originally, the broken grub.cfg entry showed root=/dev/md127 instead of the root=UUID=... line. The above grub.cfg boots properly. Issue solved.


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It seems that "Application Launch Bar" starts to see some *.desktop files after any change to their permissions. So, you can change permissions for /usr/share/applications/<app>.desktop and then change it back again. You can, for example, set the execution bit, save the changes and the drop that bit back. I did it in Midnight Commander run under ...


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With @Sneetsher help I managed to get this working. By setting /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state file from: NetworkingEnabled=true WirelessEnabled=true WWANEnabled=true WimaxEnabled=true to NetworkingEnabled=false WirelessEnabled=false WWANEnabled=true WimaxEnabled=true then rebooting and then setting it back to the initial setting and ...


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Some googling and a test led me to this: Right click the panel -> Add / Remove Panel Items -> Add -> Keyboard Layout Handler That adds an icon to the panel, and by right clicking it and selecting "Settings", a GUI tool for managing keyboard layouts shows up.


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As previous tries did not solve the problem, here is a workaround: echo "setxkbmap -layout dk" >> ~/.xsessionrc Referance: https://wiki.debian.org/Keyboard


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The solution for me is to go into about:config and turn the following to false from true: layers.offmainthreadcomposition.async-animations and layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled A couple of related links: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/40.0beta/releasenotes/ mentions "Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off ...


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Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 desktop requirements: Ubuntu Desktop 11.04 and up uses Unity as the default GUI while the previous releases used GNOME Panel by default. In order to run Unity the system needs a more capable graphics adapter. 1000 ΜHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better) 1024 MiB RAM (system memory) 3D Acceleration capable video card ...


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For exfat-nofuse module install using dkms: sudo -i cd /usr/src git clone https://github.com/dorimanx/exfat-nofuse mv exfat-nofuse exfat-nofuse-1.2.9 echo 'PACKAGE_NAME="exfat-nofuse" PACKAGE_VERSION="1.2.9" BUILT_MODULE_NAME[0]="exfat" DEST_MODULE_LOCATION[0]="/kernel/fs/exfat" AUTOINSTALL="yes" MAKE[0]="CONFIG_EXFAT_FS=m make KDIR=$kernel_source_dir" ' &...


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Untill now only upto Ubuntu 14.04 is supported. So I am afraid if you want things to work you have to downgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 Then do the following: Add this PPA to your repository: ppa:hp-iss-team/hpvsa-update apt update Then install the driver hpvsa apt install hpvsa


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I think I've found a solution. The problem doesn't happen anymore (tested for 2 days so far). I removed the openbox desktop environment sudo apt-get purge openbox obconf obmenu Also removed Cairo. I'm not sure which one solved the problem, but definitely not needing them anymore. How to remove desktop environments?


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Invoke (menu) -> Sound&Video-> PulseAudio Volume Control if you have it installed already. Go to the [Output Devices] tab, that's the third one up at the top. Find your output device in the list. Make sure the Green globe-with-the-white-check button to the far right is indented, (shadowy), not unclicked out. This connects your sound to your ...


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For Lubuntu 16.04 xenial panel images it's /usr/share/lxpanel/images


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Most desktop programs today use the Shared MIME-info Database to determine file types. The MIME type definition for .desktop files is in the file /usr/share/mime/application/x-desktop.xml. In Ubuntu 16.04 the relevant lines are at the end of the file: <glob pattern="*.desktop"/> <glob pattern="*.kdelnk"/> So most desktop programs will ...


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For the answer to your first question, the answer is yes ... and no. Yes because this is part of the syntax the launcher manager program uses. No because it does not make it a .desktop file. The second question the answer would be yes on file creation, but you can edit it to remove the .desktop. This is because when Ubuntu creates the file, in the binary ...


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Certain DE environments starts their own applications that can behave as a ssh-agent and that can be forwarded. But it is not probably the case for the i3. If you want to use "ssh-agent forwarding" (it is not "authentication forwarding" as you note), you need to have ssh-agent running and your keys loaded inside. You can verify that simply using command ...


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Open LibreOffice Writer then go to Tools>Options>Application Colors. Make sure everything is set to automatic. If this doesn't work then try reinstalling it. sudo apt-get purge libreoffice sudo apt-get install libreoffice


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If your CD-ROM doesn't support dvd disks too, you could try a 800MB CD. Here is how: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/453525-how-to-burn-to-800mb-cdr/. Anyway, 800MB are very rare, if not extinct. Maybe you can manage buying one from the internet. Or buy an old dvd-rom with dvd writing capability.


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You should burn lubuntu 14.4 (694 mb) to a CD then upgrade to 16.4 from there. http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/14.04/release/ (second section of the link)


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You can try Keep.Awake instead of Caffeine https://launchpad.net/keep.awake I haven't developed a GUI for it yet so you will need to use the command prompt. I still haven't gotten around to creating a snap or deb for it. However temporarily you can download the program from Launchpad here The current version is stable and works on all Ubuntu versions from ...


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You should use Youtube's html5 video player if you aren't already, as it is now recommended over flash. Navigate to https://www.youtube.com/html5 : Select "Request the HTML5 Player" if it is not already selected. Type about:config in the URL bar. Set all media.* values to default.


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I was having the same issue. Skype wouldn't play any sound. I'm running Lubuntu 16.04. I followed what it was advised above by a couple of users... sudo apt-get install pulseaudio and now I have audio when I open and make a call using Skype :) . Thanks!


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If you prefer to do it through command line (like I had to, due to a small resolution touchscreen and the need to script it for creating additional devices), you can modify the /home/pi/.config/libfm.conf file. Change line 5 of this file from single_click=0 to single_click=1. You will be required to restart your machine for this to take affect, so I gave ...


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I believe that the program unetbootin silently fails to produce a valid bootable installation disk. Installing from the corrupted disk appears to succeed, but falls short of installing the full system, leading to hard to diagnose errors. Unetbootin may not work with all distros [e.g. 1 2 3], or all images of a given distro. I suspect it also may fail ...


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Software designed for Ubuntu is typically be compatible with Lubuntu. Red Hat and SUSE use a different package format altogether (RPM instead of DEB), so those packages won't be compatible with Lubuntu (or Ubuntu or Debian for that matter).


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The questioner has moved on to Ubuntu, but I wanted to post an answer, the answer is that I think there might have been an issue in the installation of Lubuntu. According to this: http://lubuntuhowto.blogspot.com/2014/08/how-to-create-new-users-on-lubuntu.html The questioner did everything correctly. I might add that when they got the message about the ...


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I managed to resolve this for my machines by adjusting the grub configuration like so: In /etc/default/grub, change: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset" Then add this line: GRUB_TERMINAL_INPUT="console serial" Run sudo update-grub and reboot for the changes to take effect.


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You can use the gnome-disks tool to create a live usb of any distribution and it works for me every time (startup-disk-creator does not), though it is a bit unclear it can do that. If it is not preinstalled in lubuntu run sudo apt-get install gnome-disks Now open it and choose your USB drive on the left, now click the small cog icon in the volumes ...


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There is an interesting bug feature in ubuntu live-CDs(USBs): they require you to use root if you want to modify files on the hard drive. The joke is that root on live-CDs doesn't have a password! Therefore: SOLUTION: sudo lubuntu_default_filemanager Press Enter Perform rescue operations.


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I ran into the same problem, and I didn't want to use the out-of-date guest additions from the repos. This is what I did to get the script to run: sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` dkms sudo sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run I found the first line in this answer.


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press "CTRL ALT T" together to open up a terminal. Then type in sudo apt-get install steam


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Go to the Steam homepage and click the big green install button. It will download the .deb file you need. Open your Downloads folder, right-click the steam_latest.deb, and select Gdebi Package Installer from the menu. Click Install Package on the next box that opens. Type in your password when it asks. You are done.


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Wow, that sounds pretty bad. It sounds almost like you are in limited graphics mode or something. (I'm not suggesting you are.) Use this Firefox extension to get the mobile versions of websites. Mobile versions are typically much more lightweight. If you're a Chrome user, use this. There are also lots of other alternatives that do the same. Also, use ...


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VIA graphic cards are really weird. I guess your trouble has something to do with the graphic part. Try to replace the VIA card with a Radeon or a nVidia. Even a super old one could do better than VIA. Or LXDE/Lubuntu is too much for your laptop. Try a micro linux (Puppy, Slax, DamnSmallLinux, etc). Firefox is the T-Rex of all browsers. Don't use that on old ...


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I would try in that order: Check your raw internet speed: download some big file (~10MB or more) using wget/curl. If this is not what you expect, check your connection to your router (Wifi can be slow if there is a lot of channel crossover). Check your swap usage, when you use the browser, a system with more that 5% swap gets slow See if disabling ...


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Google says these are the steps to access the bios on a surface pro Make sure the Surface Pro device is turned off. Hold the volume-up button. Press and release the power button. When the Surface logo appears, release the volume-up button.



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