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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Resolution Problem

When I ran Lubuntu from USB flash the resolution was fine. But now that I installed it, the resolution is only 800*600 and I need it to be 1024*768. My graphics card is sis 672. How can I get this ...
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Unmounting external drive takes tremendously long

This morning I copied around 200GB of data to a quite old USB2.0 1TB external drive. The copying took around 2 or 3 hours. Afterwards I unmounted & the unmounting is still going on (after more ...
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Remap 2 to F2 in xkb on Lubuntu 14.04

My 2 key is no longer working due to a hardware problem. I wish to replace its use by the key F2 through xkb, as I had no luck with xmodmap - even with help. The F2 key value (i.e., the F2 key-press ...
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How to Map AltGr + any key to shortcut in Openbox/Lubuntu file lubuntu-rc.xml

I have a highly customised lubuntu-rc.xml file; all key combinations that I can use for command shortcuts are mapped, so I need to utilise more keys so I can have more shortcuts. I would like have ...
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Lubuntu 15.10 right-click context menu editing

I'm on Lubuntu since a few days, and I assume my file manager is PCmanFM. I would like to edit the right-click context menu, but NOT the one that appears on the desktop but in a window... From what I ...
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How to install ubuntu on live USB stick that I booted from?

I have a old netbook with single USB port and broken harddrive. I've somehow aquired a 16gb lubuntu 15.10 willy live USB. I want to use this as primary OS on my netbook. Since I don't have access to ...
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Map F2 to replace the 2 key – also with Shift and Alt combination – in Lubuntu 14.04.3

I run a Danish keyboard layout in Lubuntu 14.04.3. The 2 key is malfunctioning (hardware problem). I wish to replace its use by the key F2. The F2 key value (i.e., the F2 key-press event) will then ...
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How to setup audio from for lubuntu minimal install

Running a very stripped down lubuntu 14.04LTS x64 install. I installed xorg and openbox and was up and running! but I can't, for the life of me, seem to get any sound. I installed alsamixer pulsaudio ...
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LXPanel reconfigures itself after restart

My current configuration for lxpanel. # lxpanel <profile> config file. Manually editing is not recommended. # Use preference dialog in lxpanel to adjust config when you can. Global { ...
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Ubuntu machine hang and whole LAN network stopped responding

I am getting problems when my Ubuntu machine, it hangs(keyboard,mouse stopped responding, and screen looking blur). Also, the whole lan/wan network stopped responding. Please advise? ...
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Problem with Lubuntu installation: overwriting CentOS 6

I'm having trouble getting Lubuntu to install on my desktop. I've got a bootable USB in the USB slot and I'm staring at the desktop as I'm writing this. The problem is that when I try to install and ...
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share /usr/bin between Lubuntu and Mint?

I have got problems with video drivers and display in LM17. An old CD of Lubuntu worked as a livedrive so I have installed it on a partition. So I have got easy access to all my files etc. can I ...
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R IDE and RStudio won't open in lubuntu

I've installed R (3.2.2) in latest lubuntu (apt-get) and the RStudio (0.99.489 - Ubuntu 12.04+ 32-bit). R works from command line, but the IDE fails to launch from the shortcut that installation ...
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Lubuntu -How to Add software to menu [duplicate]

I'm new on Lubuntu and so I downloaded a editor like LightTable and it runs only with this command from command line ./LightTable So HOW CAN I ADD THIS SOFTWARE ON MY MENU ?
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Save desktop window state in Lubuntu

Is there a way to save state of opened windows before restarting the computer? I use lxsession and openbox. I found this in openbox manual pages: --sm-save-file <FILE> Specify file to ...
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Linux on old Dell computer

I am very new to Linux (I've really never used it before), but I'd like to put Linux on an old computer I have - a Dell Latitude D620 which I think is from about 2001 since it was running XP. I tried ...
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Cannot boot into LUbuntu after configuring RAID

I am having some problems trying to get LUbuntu working with RAID 0. (I am using LUbuntu Alternate 64bit). My Setup: /dev/sda 2.0TB Physical Disk; /dev/sdb 2.0TB Physical Disk; /dev/sdc 2.0TB ...
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Recreate Lubuntu LXDE visual style in Debian

My Debian's LXDE looks quite different Lubuntu; and I want it to look more similar. I've found this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Artwork/Incoming/Oneiric/Ozone detailing the changes from the ...
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Customized distro to live-USB

Need to run lubuntu in several workstations, but can't replace the existing distro. Also need to have Octave running, but it's not included in lubuntu. I would need to install Octave and the scripts ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - connect via RDP from login screen

Is there a way to connect via Remote Desktop Protocol to another machine from login screen in Lubuntu?
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Kodibuntu Wifi driver [closed]

I have a tp-link mini wifi adapter. Model nr: TL-WN723N I've installed kodibuntu on a netbook of mine and to my bad luck,I couldn't get the wifi to work. So I bought this dongle.The dongle doesn't get ...
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Can't install EncFS

I have a 32GB SSD in my laptop and PCManFM 1.2.0 is showing 14.5GB free at the bottom right corner of the screen in the status bar. However, when I try to install an application such as encfs, I ...
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what does Linux consider connected usb drives and why do they remain as folders when unplugged?

I connect my USB stick to my LUbuntu PC running a media player app. I unplug it. I connect it again, the media player app gives a "Permission denied" for "/media/myName/stickName". If I delete the ...
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Revert needlessly altered scrollbars

Among myself and a few friends, we use the term "improved user experience" in a sarcastic tone, as most of the "improved user experience" we get with some application updates tends to have showstopper ...
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shuttle xs35v2 - can't boot from usb drive

I'am trying to install lubuntu on a new shuttle barebone xs35v2. I have tryed with various usb-sticks and diffrent versions, e.g: lubuntu-net installer, lubuntu 62 and 32, and standart ubuntu-version! ...
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Lubuntu won't let me change a file's permission

Yesterday I installed Lubuntu, and it works great. Today I've been messing around with my files (don't worry they aren't system files) and I came across file settings (keep in mind that I am the Admin ...
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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 ...