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Questions tagged [lubuntu]

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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Can't run Java applications (like logisim) due to “Assistive Technology not found” error

I tried it and the errors are: Exception in thread "main" java.awt.AWTError: Assistive Technology not found: org.GNOME.Accessibility.AtkWrapper at java.desktop/java.awt.Toolkit.newAWTError(Toolkit....
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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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WordPress Installation Failed

I am trying to install Wordpress on Lubuntu. I followed the instructions here. Including PHP Apache and MySQL setups. Apache and MySQL appear to be running fine. However, when I go to http://...
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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 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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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 change keyboard layout in Lubuntu 15.10?

I have recently upgraded my PC from Lubuntu 14.10 to 15.10. Before the upgrade my keyboard layout matched my Danish keyboard. But after the upgrade I probably have a standard English/US layout. ...
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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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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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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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How can I find help for new Ubuntu users?

I've just started using Lubuntu 13.10. It's the first time I've ever used Linux. Can any of you send me a tutorial-video for new users or explain the basics to me?
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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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“♦: 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 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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How do I edit applications panel 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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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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lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit [duplicate]

After install Lubuntu 16.04 show the following message during the boot: lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit /dev/mapper/lubuntu--vg-root: clean, 121574/7168000 files, ...
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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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Sudo comes up with an error, cannot run anything as root

For some reason, when I try to run any programs (I am trying to run a rootkit hunter: rkhunter) as root on the command line with sudo like this: sudo rkhunter Then I get this message: You must be ...
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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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How to replace lubuntu for ubuntu desktop ?

I know this may sound stupid, but I was having a problem with my ubuntu, it wasn't loading. So I was googling solutions and one of them was purging something and installing something so I did it. ...
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ubuntu lxde 18.04 and 16.04 virtualbox bidirectional clipboard sharing not working

ubuntu with xfce (xubuntu) on virtualbox and guest additions installed and clipboard sharing set to bidirectional allows plain text to be copied/pasted to/from the virtual and the host system; ubuntu ...
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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 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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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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vboxdrv.sh: failed: modprobe vboxdrv failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why

I am having problems running VirtualBox on my Ubuntu laptop. My laptop is dual boot, and running (Windows 10 - I think, haven't used it in years), as well as Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS. I have secure boot ...
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Installed Lubuntu 16.04 version no audio now

I apologize if I am to vague in my question/statement. I just installed LUbuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which is a HP Pavilion G6 series, AMD Processor, and it does have an HDMI port. I can't seem to ...
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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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Lubuntu 14.04 - unlock keyring on login

How do I automatically unlock the keyring at login on my Lubuntu 14.04 system? There are a lot of answers to this problem on this site and Ubuntu Forums, but none are applicable to a 14.04 Lubuntu ...
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Is there a way to install Unity or Gnome Shell along with Lubuntu?

I'm using Lubuntu for a while now, but found a couple of details that I wanted to view with Unity (that's another story). Ok, the thing is: I've tried on a VM with Lubuntu to install Unity (sudo apt-...
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Lubuntu keyboard shortcut for menu

I'm using Lubuntu on an older machine, and I'm having trouble finding information on keyboard shortcuts. Is there a shortcut for opening the navigation menu? I expected that the windows key might ...
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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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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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LibreOffice writer Crashes on Start

I have been using LibreOffice writer without any trouble until today. With no warning it simply refuses to open any documents with writer. All other suites are working fine, I can open calc fine, but ...
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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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No internet over VPN connection

After setting up a connection to a VPN network, I can not make internet connection over the VPN. I get no response from network commands like e.g. tracepath ubuntu.com. The protocol is pptp. My ...
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No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda

I just did a boot-repair because I can't run windows 8.1 from the grub (I see many options but none works) and I got this result: http://paste.ubuntu.com/9558801/ My question is : Should I care about ...
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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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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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How to install Lubuntu Desktop Environment and ONLY the desktop environment?

I have a slower computer that I would like to use the Lubuntu desktop environment with. However, I do not want to install any of the software that is not related to the desktop environment. I am ...
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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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How To Connect to Wireless Network in Lubuntu?

Im new to lubuntu have used ubuntu before there is no nm-applet in lubuntu. So how to connect? Pls help
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How I can create a shortcut to maximize/minimize windows in Lubuntu?

In lubuntu-rc.xml Lubuntu doesn't have a hotkey to maximize the current window.
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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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“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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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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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 ...