I just started using Linux and Lubuntu. It's been several weeks of trial and error, with both breaking things and having to reload the OS several times. Specifically, I have Lubuntu running on a Cubieboard2. I have also connected a sata hard drive, and it's working fine. I can move files to and from it, watch movie files from it using Gnome mplayer. I'm just mentioning this as it may rule out any problems with the hardware.
When I right click on the screen, a menu opens up with the title "Openbox". I think this is something I installed separately using apt-get, but I can't remember now. In the menu there is a selection for 'Accessories->Disk Utility'. When I select it I get the error 'failed to execute child process "palimpset" (No such file or directory)'.
After some searching, it seems this is a component of gnome-disk-manager. I tried removing gnome-disk-manager, then reinstalling it with apt-get install. This didn't solve the problem. I tried 'apt-get install palimpset', but there is no such package.
All I can come up with in Google are vague references, some spelled as palimpsest. Also a mention or two of a software bug. I searched my system for both palimpset and palimpsest, but they are not there.
Can anyone shed some light on this? Even if just the correct keywords to search for.
Some system information:
$ uname -r 3.4.61+ $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Linaro DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linaro 13.04"
This should say Ubuntu somewhere? I need to double check exactly what I have installed...
This is the name of the image I installed: lubuntu-desktop-nand.img
Here is the repository information:
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb htetep://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ quantal main universe deb-src htetep://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ quantal main universe
This is an update, with good news. With Google and this site's help I located 2 openbox menu configuration files, called menu.xml. They were located here:
The entries in the first file didn't match the menu that openbox was displaying, but the entries in the second file did.
I changed the section below, in the second file, replacing 'palimpset' with 'gnome-disks':
<item label="Disk utility"> <action name="Execute"> <command>palimpset</command> <startupnotify> <enabled>yes</enabled> </startupnotify> </action> </item>
Just some rambling: It's a couple of days later, and I had the thought that maybe there is still a problem somewhere. It doesn't make any sense that the Openbox menu should contain 'default' entries, regardless of whether you have those apps or not. I wondered if, on start up, Openbox looks for a file with information about installed apps, and maybe that file has the wrong information. But that can't be it either, because whatever you write into Openbox's menu.xml file is what you get on the screen. It's all very strange, at least to a newcomer.
Thread: Edit desktop context menu in lubuntu? (ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2197247)
Also the person that helped in editing the post, whose icon has disappeared.