Lubuntu is a lightweight and energy-saving variant of Ubuntu using the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop. Use this tag only for questions that are Lubuntu specific (installation, hardware compatibility, etc.).

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VirtualBox - guest bridged connection to host's eth0 fails

I have some weird issues (or lack of understanding) with my VM Lubuntu 14.04 on a Debian Jessie host using VirtualBox. My host has a static IP on its eth0 which is wired to a Raspberry Pi 2 (also with ...
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Getting administrator privileges on Aptio Setup Utility

I am about to install Lubuntu on an Asus s56c machine currently running Windows 8.1. I need to change the boot order and remove the secure boot on my pc but I can't get into the BIOS Aptio Setup ...
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I get a blank screen

My laptop is displaying a blank screen today, instead of the normal login window. I am using LUbuntu 14.04. I can get into the terminal and login, but how do I start lxde after that and how do I get ...
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Show OSD notifications without installing libnotify-bin

I want to send my own notifications from the command line, that look like this: I found out that it probably uses xfce4-notifyd. I dont want to install libnotify-bin because when using notify-send ...
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How do I bypass entering exit manually at the initramfs prompt?

I installed lubuntu onto my desktop PC and it does not have any other OS on it. Everytime the system boots up, I get to the initramfs prompt. It does not show any errors. If I enter exit, the system ...
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How to configure certain programs to always open in full screen?

Under LXDE desktop manager Alt+F11 can be used to switch a program to full screen. I use this shortcut so often that'd I rather have certain programs always open in full screen instead of doing it ...
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Where are headers for Scotch and PT-Scotch located?

I've installed ptscotch with this command: sudo apt-get install ptscotch Then I wanted to compile the Pastix library, but it's throwing the error: symbol/src/dof.c:54:22: fatal error: ptscotch.h: ...
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Changing screen scale in LXDE

I have installed Lubuntu on a very old laptop, and it performs great! I know there is an option in Ubuntu unity desktop which allows changing the scale of what you see on screen. Since my old laptop ...
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List of available networks disappears after 15 seconds Lubuntu 14.04

When I boot lubuntu 14.04, running on my Dell 11 chromebook, if I click on the network manager applet in the panel it lists the 8 or so networks in range. After roughly 15 seconds, all the networks ...
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Wi-Fi card detected only with live usb

I've an old laptop Lifetec, I just installed Lubuntu and Wi-Fi card is not detected. But, if I boot from usb key (using "Try Lubuntu without installing"), the Wi-Fi card is detected and it works. The ...
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Forward only one port in openvpn

I have a ‍openvpn server in Amazon Cloud and I use it to make a link between my home pc and linux computer which is located on a corporate network. It works except that it routes all traffic through ...
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Unable to send email using mailx in Light ubuntu vmware

I am getting the following error while trying to send an email using mailx command used: uuencode Final_report.html $(date +"%Y-%m-%d")_report.html |mailx -s "Test of monthly report from ...
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How can I reduce my Laptop's power consumption when running Linux?

I just installed Linux on a laptop of mine (it's Lubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo X201, Core i5 M540, 2GB mem). I'm currently seeing 21580 mW power draw with a couple of apps open (Firefox with a few tabs ...
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Whats the best way to clear / empty Apache log files periodically

I am running Apache server on lubuntu linux, Since there are plenty of applications ruining on the web server with 10+ users accessing the server regularly, the server logs [access & error logs] ...
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Windows cannot access disk mounted on linux boot

I do have a NTFS files partition that I use both in linux (LXLE 14.04 which is Lubuntu based) and windows (8.1). While back, I added and entry in /etc/fstab in order to mount the files partition ...
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How to know which platform I am using in lubuntu, ubuntu or kubuntu

I need switch script in between lubuntu, ubuntu, and kubuntu. How can I know which platform the script is running in? Because uname/lsb_release never show different in those 3 releases Lubuntu$ ...
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Linux boot hangs: [Firmware bug] ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness

I have an old Win XP NEC laptop and I tried to boot a live usb with Lubuntu 14.10 to install Lubuntu, but when I tried to boot the live USB, after about a minute the boot process hangs at a line that ...
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Lubuntu crashes with striped white screen

On my Acer Aspire 5050, Lubuntu 14.04 sometimes crashes, with any audio that is currently playing, repeating the same part over and over like a stuck CD, and then the screen going white, with small ...
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Command output to file, new lines at beginning

I'm rewriting some 20+ year old Unix scripts and I want the output to go to the screen and a file. I know this is possible with tee. Is there a similar command that stacks new lines on top, at the ...
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How to update the hostname for a computer

On my Lubuntu machine (14.04 LTS), I booted an Arch disk, to have a look around, and now my hostname on my Lubuntu box is stuck as archiso. My hostname is set to what I want it to be, but I can't ssh ...
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Neither Chromium or Chrome wont start Lubuntu

Trying to install Chromium/Chrome on my Lubuntu (Ubuntu 12.04) installation. I have followed this guide to get Chrome in my repository and the installed it. But when Im trying to access it in my GUI ...
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Lubuntu + pulseaudio

How can I install pulseaudio on lubuntu? When I try installing via sudo apt-get install, the package is not available. I use kodibuntu (formerly xbmcbuntu) and want to get pulseaudio working to get ...
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FTP and WWW services don't acknowledge connections

I have Lubuntu 14.04 LTS with vsftpd and the lamp stack (apache2, etc.) installed. Everything works fine on the LAN. Externally, the services don't acknowledge connection attempts. I can see packets ...
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Remove package from installation on hard drive from live CD

I tried installing Xen VM from one of the standard ubuntu repositories on my lubuntu distro. The problem is whenever I boot I reach an error on boot (not a 64bit CPU). I would like to remove the Xen ...
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PulseAudio does not recognise Bluetooth after discovery

I'm trying to use a Bluetooth speaker with my Lubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). The bluetooth device itself is connected and I get the following lines from pulseaudio in vvvv mode: D: [pulseaudio] ...
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WIFI connected but not working in Lubuntu

I'm new to Linux in general and I have had difficulty with some wifi connections. Some work and some don't. When I look under edit connections everything looks the same and I am left rather puzzled as ...
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Install Lubuntu as 2nd OS on encrypted computer?

I have debian installed on my computer which is installed in a full encrypted disk. Having tried lubuntu in virtual box form and liking it, I want to try lubuntu out on the actual computer instead of ...
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LX Panel crashing mysteriously after 6 restarts

I'm currently experiencing an issue whilst trying to create a bash script that restarts the LXPanel so that the image I use for the background is updated (I'm trying to make a tool that keeps me ...
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What is Lubuntu default password when it's distributed by magazines?

A friend gave me an old Dell to fix for her daughter. So I put Lubuntu on it. I had a disk with Lubuntu on it that came with one of my magazines, so I installed it. This machine won't boot from USB ...
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Cant revert back to ubuntu from lubuntu

So this was my first time doing a dual boot in my computer and i successfully did install ubuntu. However, in ubuntu i curiously downloaded lubuntu (since someone said that it was faster since lubuntu ...
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“Snippets” plugin doesn't work on gedit

Note: I already know the answer, I'm only sharing my experience. Some gedit plugins doesn't work on Lubuntu, the most notable is the Snippets one. I get the following error when I click on ...
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Degraded RAID1 array boots with one drive, not with the other

UPDATE It seems initramfs fails to properly mount the array. If I stop and reassemble them, they works: mdadm --stop /dev/md124 mdadm --assemble --run /dev/md124 /dev/sda6 Maybe initrd tries to ...
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How to enable graphics acceleration for SIS 771/671 on Zorin OS 8 lite (lubuntu 13.10)

I'm new at linux. I'm strugling with getting things work properly on my first linux installation on old laptop. Anyone knows how can I check/test my 2d acceleration? See if it's on/off and working ...
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Too many problems with GRUB2; need factory reset, but cannot fresh install

An update corrupted my GRUB, so it takes extra-long to boot my computer since I have to go through the lengthier option via recovery mode. I want to back up my files on Dropbox and restore the whole ...
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Audio output port option in `pavucontrol` doesn't change automatically when headphone is plugged in

My laptop is DELL Latitude D600 (very old model, I don't know if this is related). I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with xmonad. This problem is weird. In pavucontrol, under "Output Devices" tab, there is a ...
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USB hard drive won't remount after power outage

My home server has a USB hard drive plugged to it. Once in a while, the breakers jump or there are power outages. Since my server is a laptop, it keeps chugging along, but the rest of the hardware ...
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stop/restart X server

I want to generate xorg.conf but for that X needs to not be running. How do I stop X or start without it? I tried ctrl + alt + F2 but the X server is still running. I'm running Lubuntu 14.10.
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Cannot mount exFAT even though I installed exfat-fuse

So, I installed exFAT support (Lubuntu 14.04) and it all works fine in a file manager (PCManFM), but I want to mount a disk in terminal, and it says exFAT is not found? It must be if its mounted ...
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USB drive Dell does not work on Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 on Sony Vaio. I got one USB Dell external disk 1tb as this one. But when I connect nothing happens. (even I can feel with my hand that it is running) From dmesg I got [ ...
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How can I automatically interrupt what I'm doing to input something?

As per Nick Winter's The Motivation Hacker, I want to measure my happiness. I know that I'm bad at remembering things or responding to reminders, so I'd like to set up a daemon that, at random ...
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Setting up smartmontools

I recently built a small server running lubuntu and decided it would be wise to setup smartmontools in order to monitor the drive health. SMART seems to be built into lubuntu in gnome-disks, however, ...
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No elevated permissions when using GUI applications on i3 wm

I'm running Lubuntu 13.10 with the i3 window manager. Tasks that need elevated permissions, like installing applications from the lubuntu software center or using the gnome-disks, complain about not ...
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Lubuntu display resolution + VirtualBox

Running the most recent Lubuntu 14.04 as a live OS inside virtual box works without any problemes at 1024 x 768 pixels screen resolution. But when I install it, Lubuntu has a low resolution of 620 x ...
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Impossible to resize window

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 on a Sony Vaio. After I connected my laptop on a projector for my talk I'm having a problem with the size of one window. As you can see below (Fig. 1) the Mathematica window ...
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How do I access the Lubuntu menu in Openbox?

Is there a way to include the Lubuntu applications menu in an Openbox menu (~/.config/openbox/menu.xml) so I can use it within a pure Openbox session?
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Access through samba to link to different filesystem in shared directory (permission error)

I have a laptop with Dual Boot Lubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 I have a BorrajaX user in Lubuntu and another Borrajax user in Windows. In my Lubuntu $HOME/Documents/ directory I created a link to the ...
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Is LXLE more resource-intensive than Lubuntu?

I'm using Lubuntu on an Acer Aspire One. It works well, and I'm happy with it. Recently, however, I came across the Lubuntu-derived LXLE distribution and it looks interesting. But I'm wondering ...
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Choosing distro for old PC, any compatibility issue to look out for? [closed]

So I need to install an OS on a quite old PC. 1.6GHz CPU, 512 RAM. I had no idea about this earlier today, so I tried to install ElementaryOS (12.04 Ubuntu derivative). GUI was useless, so I switched ...
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LXPanel time is wrong?

I just upgraded from Lubuntu 12.10 to 13.10, and it was a nightmare. When I logged in I had nothing but a background, no tray or anything. I finally just got the tray back, but it displays the wrong ...
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What happens if I do an improper shutdown of Lubuntu 13.10? [closed]

I have Lubuntu on my 7 year old PC with 512 MB RAM and and Intel Dual Pentium Processor running at 3.00 GHz. I sometimes unplug it from the electrical mains in an emergency. Please tell me if ...