Questions tagged [lxde]

LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a lightweight, extremely fast and energy-saving desktop environment base on GTK. It uses OpenBox as its window manager.

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lxde desktop non-functional in ubuntu 20.04 but works in 19.10

I'm trying to install lxde desktop on a remote Ubuntu 20.04 server and VNC in. When I use a ubuntu 19.10 server I have no problem: #USING 19.10 sudo apt-get install -y lxde xorg lxdm --no-install-...
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xdg-open commands inheriting user directory

I've been having a fairly longstanding problem that is now preventing me from installing google-drive-ocamlfuse. When any CLI tries to run xdg-open URL it is not able to open the link in a webbrowser....
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Opening hot key application results in error message [LXDE on 19.10]

When trying to set hot keys, I get Error: Sorry, cannot configure keys remotely. This is a pretty fresh install so I can't imagine any of the modifications I've made would cause this behaviour, so ...
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Blurred Windows fonts in Openbox

I have nice sharp Microsoft Sans Serif font in start menu (enable hinting enabled, enable antialiasing disabled), but windows titles and tab titles in dialog boxes are blurred. What can I do? (Nice ...
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LXDE won't run on Ubuntu Studio 19.10! Installed but after reboot, it immediately starts XFCE

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 19.10 on a Toshiba Satellite, and I wanted to try a different environment, and decided on LXDE because I'm looking to save even more hardware usage. Regardless of that, I was ...
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How to add shortcuts under specific categories in your Lubuntu applications menu

Yesterday I installed some games, by using both the package manager and the software center. Some games are now properly installed, but their launch shortcut icons do not appear in the 'Games' section ...
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Problem connecting to XRDP… (Windows 10 RDP to Ubuntu XRDP)

I have XRDP and LXDE insatalled on my linux machine, and I use RDP to connect to it remotely. Every time I try to connect to my Linux machine after I restart it, about 50% of the time I am unable to ...
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Enhanced session with Lubuntu guest in Hyper-V

Did anybody find a way to make Enhanced session work in Hyper-V (Windows 10) with an Lubuntu 18.04 LTS guest? After creating a new VM with a fresh Lubuntu 'minimal' installation, the Basic session ...
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Lubuntu second monitor problem, windows not showing

I plug in a second monitor to my laptop on lubuntu 18.04 , when activating the second monitor, it is freezing on its first second and only mouse is moving around but the windows and any other changes ...
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My gmail address suddenly appears as a mount point on PCmanfm

To whom it may concern, there appears to be absolutely nothing on the Internet about this problem as searches turned out nothing relevant, but I have a link to my email adress (as a mount point) under ...
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LXDE - Menu icon and panel icon are different, how to fix?

Using 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04.3 with LXDE desktop and Numix Circle icons. Certain applications appear to be using two different sets of icons. An example is google-earth-pro. This screenshot shows the ...
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Keyboard keys swapped after reboot: “Alt” and “Super” (Lubuntu 18.04, lxde)

After having rebooted and connected, as always, my Goldtouch keyboard to my laptop, the keys "Alt" and "Super" were swapped on both sides (i.e. on the right-hand side "Alt Gr" with the right "Super"-...
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Display Settings popup makes it impossible to use LXDE in 18.04

I used the below command to install LXDE in default 18.04 sudo apt-get install lxde I got in through login session to LXDE. It was working fine then " Display Settings " window with monitor details ...
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Will GIMP, Inkscape work on ldm / lxde / lubuntu in 18.04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 default. I would like to use lubuntu-desktopso that the RAM consumption is less. But I see that it needs ldm. I was wondering whether switching from gdm to ldm will make GIMP, ...
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Theme for LXDE in 18.04

I saw some old discussions, but I am not sure whether I could make them work. Gnome was using too much memory ( 1.5 GB ) on 18.04, so I tried LXDE ( now 800 MB ). But the file manager windows reminds ...
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meaning of different sessions in lubuntu

When I start my computer and see the login screen of lubuntu I can choose at least 3 different 'sessions': 'lubuntu', 'LXDE', 'OpenBox'. Why? Even further confusing: once logged in, you can change ...
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Preventing suspend / sleep / hybernate of a server running LXDE on Ubuntu 18.04 after power up before login as a user

Anyone knows how to keep an Ubuntu 18.04 file server with LXDE from going to a low power mode after power up? Problem description: I usually access my home server remotely with teamviewer. If power ...
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Replace 18.04 DE on a Pi4

I installed the unofficial 18.04.3 on a Pi4 B (4GB) because docker is not yet supported in 19.10 and I needed it for hassio and tried also KDE (installing the Kubuntu desktop with sudo apt-get install ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 / lxpanel 0.9.3 accidental removal of 2nd toolbar

A transparent, auto-hiding button bar was created on the left edge of the screen. It had all my most-frequently used programs on it. Was trying to add another program and accidentally clicked "Remove "...
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Browser opening error in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (LXDE) running through Linux Deploy

Linux deploy is an android app which runs linux on android. I installed linux deploy, installed LXDE version of Ubuntu 18.04LTS through it. I access it through a VNC viewer. Everything runs fine ...
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x2go do not connect to active desktop session

I have an Ubuntu Server 16.04 installation that I later added Lubuntu desktop to. I then installed the x2go server (and the client on my Lubuntu 18.04 laptop). For some years everything worked like a ...
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Lxde/lubuntu desktop pager displaying extra spaces between workspaces

The desktop pager on the taskbar is showing extra spaces for each workspace. It used to show only one tile per workspace. I am using Lubuntu 18.04. How do I fix this?
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Can't install new icon themes & system theme problems

When trying to install a new icon theme, nothing happens. Using lxappearance in LXDE with a new clean install of Ubuntu 16.04.6. click install new theme choose archive (tar.gz or tar.bz2 are the ...
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Why does clicking by mouse or touchpad sometimes stop working?

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. Sometimes, when I am using Firefox to browse webpages or some other applications, clicking ( left, right and middle) by my mouse or touchpad stops working. It is as if there ...
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Failing to connect to remote desktop using VNC client on MAC

My local system: MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 I launched an instance on AWS, as follows: Ubuntu 18.04 I had the security group set up to allow SSH and RDP from everywhere (0.0.0.0/0) I downloaded the ...
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Restore previous LXDE theme?

Just did a clean install of Lubuntu from a newly downloaded iso image, 16.04.6, but can't find my old theme & icons in the appearance modifier. As a massive autist who hates change, this is ...
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How to force LXDE for XRDP connections on 18.04

I'm trying to small terminal server going and I'm struggling heavily with the performance and desktop setup. When I create new profiles and they connect to the terminal server, instead of getting a ...
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19.04 Login Loop after changing boot logo

To rid myself of an annoying Budgie icon during boot (leftover from when I installed and then removed the Budgie desktop environment), I issued this command : sudo update-alternatives --config default....
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Disable prompts for keyring

I often get a prompt: 'An application wants to create a new keyring called "Default keyring". Choose the password you want to use for it.' I do not want to create a keyring. I do not want to be ...
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LXDE doesn't work on fresh Lubuntu 18.04 on a dual boot PC with broken Windows 10

I know the question is about Lubuntu, but I hope I can still get an answer. So, I had a Windows 10 laptop, on which I installed Lubuntu using dual boot. Everything worked fine, even when Windows ...
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Problem to display taskbar on LXDE with a Nvidia card plugged on HDMI

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my computer with an NVidia card. I connected my computer on HDMI on my screen. I see almost everything except the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. I barely see the ...
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How to use the GNOME on-screen keyboard with LXDE?

I have recently laid my hands on a tablet that has too little ram to run the GNOME that Ubuntu has by default. I installed LXDE and now I can't get the on-screen keyboard to appear. I prefer the GNOME ...
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why can't I restart lxpanel and openbox?

My lubuntu 18.04 desktop isn't responding. So I would like to restart it. Only virtual consoles respond, so I ctrl alt f2 to switch to one. I first kill lxpanel and openbox processes, so they are ...
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How to Make Script Run Upon Root Login [Lubuntu]

I need to know how to make a script run upon the login of root. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to Linux, so, simple terms please. Also, I'm not doing this on the standard Ubuntu operating ...
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Unable to install lxde on ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install the desktop environment of lubuntu on Ubuntu 18.04.02 but I am getting the following error: $ sudo apt install -y lubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Installing lubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 19.04? [duplicate]

I'm wondering, what is the reccomended way to install LXDE alongside Ubuntu 19.04, while getting the full "Lubuntu" experience? I tried running the following command: >$ sudo apt install lubuntu-...
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lxde and internet connection lost after updating

I have a Lubuntu installed on my vmware it was run perfectly untill I updated it then I started to get the lxde xsession problem and I lost the gui but I can read my files from command line and I ...
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Does LXDE come with some default program similar to `xscreensaver` or `gnome-screensaver`?

Does LXDE come with some default program similar to xscreensaver or gnome-screensaver? light-locker seems to be a program only for configuring when to start screen locking. Is it also the actual ...
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LXDE 18.04 LTS Lubuntu desktop keeps breaking

Roughly once a day while I'm opening folders on LXDE at some point things break down. A folder freezes up and will not open. I'm prompted to cancel or end the process. Then everything on the desktop ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 lxde indicator applet and applications are not working

I am sort of new lubuntu, I have installed redshift and kde-connect which was perfectly indicated in indicator applet. After restarting my laptop indicator applet and application of it started not ...
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How to add terminal in quick launcher

Recently i installed Lubutu, every time I have go to application menu then system tools then terminal for launch terminal, I want to access terminal in one click, In Ubuntu there was an option "Add to ...
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When minimized lxpanel's 2nd level selection is unselectable [closed]

On Lubuntu 18.04-1 using LXDE default setup initially. Displaying the panel on left works fine for selecting a VPN Connection under Connections lxpanel. When I set minimize in Advanced tab, ...
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How to turn off the desktop autoswitching and autofocus by an app on Lubuntu 18.04?

I'm running hugin+panomatic and it makes a new window for every pair of the photos. I tried to move the main window to the second desktop, but it switches desktop every time the new window appears. I'...
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What is the gnome-shell equivalence in LXDE?

https://www.mankier.com/1/gnome-shell says gnome-shell — Graphical shell for the GNOME desktop In LXDE, what is the gnome-shell equivalence? Thanks.
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How does Alt+F2 run a command directly as a child process of the init process?

On Lubuntu 18.04, if I click the desktop menu, and lxterminal in it, and run the the following in the terminal emulator window, I will get $ pstree -a -p -s $$ systemd,1 --system --deserialize 19 ...
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how to create a shortcut for libre office calc file in Lubuntu 18.04

I tried creating a shortcut using 'menu editor' In the command section of the editor i entered libreoffice --calc smb://home/drpjkurian/Dropbox/CLINIC2018.ods It did not work Did I miss something?...
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Is there any “official” guidance to upgrading from Lubuntu 18.04 LTS (LXDE) to Lubuntu 18.10 (LXQt)

Since there are major differences between Lubuntu 18.04 LTS and Lubuntu 18.10 primarily involving the change from LXDE to LXQt is there any guidance available for those who wish to upgrade from 18.04 ...
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Is there a way to make Lubuntu 18.10 look like Lubuntu 18.04?

Since Lubuntu changes its desktop from LXDE to LXQt there have been changes in icons of the panel and PCmanFM, the file manager. I am not an experienced user but I am wondering why a change in ...
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Why is my Lubuntu desktop environment changed to LXQt after upgrading from 18.04 to 18.10?

I had a fresh installation of Lubuntu 18.04 (no upgrade) and upgraded to 18.10 today. Afterwards I was booted into a graphical user interface that does not look like Lubuntu. My settings for the panel ...
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Cannot purge graphical interface from lubuntu 18.04

I installed lubuntu 18.04, so I wanna purge graphical interface, to make it run as a server, with just CLI enabled. But I can't!! I already did: sudo apt remove --purge lubuntu-* sudo apt remove --...

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