I have an old laptop with an Intel Celeron M 1.4 MHz non-PAE CPU, on which I had Ubuntu 12.04 for 4 or 5 years and now I wanted to switch to Lubuntu 14.04. I have installed the Lubuntu 14.04 desktop 32 bit version with the "forcepae -- forcepae" boot option. Everything went fine with the installation, but after restarting the laptop the GUI did not start. I have very little or almost 0 experience with command line, I have logged in with my user on command line and I have typed the "startx" command, but that did not help. I have attached a screenshot that might help you figure out what's going on.

Thanks, Radu


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    Have you cycled through the other virtual terminals (Ctrl-Alt-F1 thru Ctrl-Alt-F8) just to check there's not a GUI already running on one of them? – steeldriver May 28 '17 at 12:08
  • I have checked now the other virtual terminals and on one of them it says " * Restoring resolver state... [OK] " – radu May 28 '17 at 13:01
  • While Ubuntu 14.04 is supported for 5 years Lubuntu 14.04 is not. It only has support for 3 years. So it has reached its End of Life. If you want a LTS release, recommend that you install Lubuntu 16.04 which has support until April of 2019. – Rex May 28 '17 at 17:29
  • Thanks! I didn't know that and yes, I am looking for LTS release. I will start looking into the Lubuntu 16.04 option, then. Do you know if 16.04 can be installed on a non-PAE CPU PC? – radu May 29 '17 at 6:31
  • Look here for a how to help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE – Rex May 29 '17 at 17:03

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