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LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a lightweight desktop environment for resource-limited systems.

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Boot freezing after sda3_crypt password

I am new to linux. I was getting some trouble with excessive ram usage on ubuntu 18.04, and after searching around i found out about desktop environments. I then installed LXDE and logged into it, ...
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Copy&paste from gnome terminal to screen started in the same terminal session

I run Gnome Terminal 3.22.2 in LXDE. I select some text using mouse, run "screen" command and try to paste what I just copied. If I copy by selecting and paste using middle mouse button, it does not ...
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Mozilla based applications hanging in Arch Linux, LXDE

Firefox and thunderbird are hanging frequently; especially in fullscreen mode. I am unsure why or where to look for clues. Strace output of one such occasion is this: $ strace firefox recvmsg(4, {...
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LXDE panel and desktop asks for confirmation every time I click an icon

After upgrading to Debian 10, whenever I click an icon in the LXDE Panel or Desktop (lxpanel 0.10.0), I get a confirmation dialog asking me if I really wanted to open the application I just clicked ...
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Qt4 WindowsStayOnTop on LXSession

I'm running an application on raspberry pi which uses qt4. My application have different windows, main window and dialogs. When I run my application on raspberry pi desktop it works fine Qt....
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strange file association in Firefox when choosing “Open containing folder”

When I download a file in Firefox and click "Open containing Folder" it opens the folder in Baobab instead of PCMan FM. I don't know how I ended up with this behaviour; I want Firefox to open it in ...
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Can't automount smartphone in LXDE anymore

I used to plug in my smartphone into my laptop to access the internal storage as well as SD-card storage. Since some recent updates it stopped working. I unfortuntaly cannot narrow it down to a ...
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Ubuntu LXDE: Icons and GUI text don't appear or dissapear

I have a problem in my Ubuntu LXDE graphic interface: the icons (start menu icons, desktop icons, poweroff icon, etc.) don't appear. The same problem with start menu text or every button text, and ...
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Treat 2 displays as 1 in Raspbian

I am running the latest Raspbian which uses LXDE and Openbox, and I want to treat the 2 discrete outputs as 1. When I click Maximize or full screen, I want the application to span both monitors. ...
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Why does clicking by mouse or touchpad sometimes stop working?

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. For several times in the past few months, when I am using Firefox to browse webpages or some other applications, clicking ( left, right and middle) by my mouse or touchpad ...
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Logout from LXDE session after last application exits

Is there any way to automate the above? Currently I have the following autostart file in ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart and would like LXDE to exit the session after chromium exits but don't know ...
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Get back my old raspbian desktop from an accidental switch to LXDE

So, I was tinkering around on my laptop, which has the raspbian for desktop (Debian with the raspbian desktop environment) and accidentally double clicked on the file saying "LXDE" and it changed my ...
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Raspbian: How can I restore the default toolbar or add apps from the command line?

So I was messing around with the toolbar and ended up deleting the whole panel. When I rebooted my Pi, the panel came back, but it was empty, so I opened the toolbar editor, and was able to add an ...
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Debian 9 LXDE upon login message directory not found

I have a debian 9 LXDE on Dell Laptop - installation that has started showing message after I login indicating a random directory under my home directory is not found. e.g. /home/tom/max not found ...
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Is there a tablet-like desktop or theme that works well with touch screens?

I am trying to find either a desktop or desktop theme that works well with a touch screen. What I need must be as light weight as possible, compatible with debian stretch (preferably) or other *buntu ...
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What screen-locking program does this dbus-send command invoke?

https://choffee.co.uk/thoughtsplurge/posts/2013/07/11/lock_gnome_screensaver/ In old versions of gnome the command gnome-screensaver-command -l would lock your screen. As gnome-screensaver ...
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LXDE: Keyboard settings not loading

Debian Stretch LXDE I made some keyboard settings wich means repeat delay and interval. After system's start I have to go into the settings and at least to cancel them to have that settings loaded. ...
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Cannot change default permissions in home ~/Documents [duplicate]

When I create folders in Documents catalog, all have rwx permissions for a user. However, when I create a file, it has only rw- privileges for a user. I tried to change default permissions using umask ...
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Daylight saving in Debian 9

I would like to know how to enable Daylight saving support for Debian 9 with LXDE. My timezone is set to Europe/Rome. However my clock is one hour ahead and - considering Daylight saving - it shouldn'...
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Disable Wayland for Fedora 28 login screen

I've installed Fedora 28 from the LXDE spin. I am running AnyDesk to enable remotely logging into this system, which only supports X11, and not Wayland. LXDE itself uses X11, so that's fine. However,...
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Where to define proxy environment variables for firefox started via desktop links in lxde/debian9?

I'm trying to set the system-wide http_proxy environment variables (automated by a shell script) in such a way, that firefox uses them when executed from the LXDE start menu for all users. So far I ...
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Transparent LXTerminal on LXDE

I've been trying to set transparent terminal background in lxterminal on Arch Linux but with no luck. Setting transparent background in preferences does nothing, so does setting transparent to 1 in ...
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LXDE panel is constantly writing to disk. How to stop?

I've noticed that LXDE panel on Raspbian is writing something to disk every 60 seconds: $ pidstat -dl 600 Linux 4.14.79-v7+ (localhost) 01/15/2019 _armv7l_ (4 CPU) 03:11:53 PM UID PID ...
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Will restarting `lxpanel` affect processes invoked from `lxpanel` to run other programs?

In LXDE, is it correct that lxpanel is where we can invoke other programs? How can I restart lxpanel using command line? Will restarting lxpanel affect (e.g. kill, or send some signal to) processes ...
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xdg-open tries to open URLs as files on LXDE [duplicate]

I run $ xdg-open 'http://google.com' in /home/rominf/ and expect Firefox to open Google, but instead got GUI message with error: /home/rominf/http:/google.com: No such file or directory Firefox is ...
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GUI application won't start in Konsole, opened in x2go session

I'm using x2go server on my work laptop and pyhoca-gui on my home laptop. I open an LXDE session and start Konsole. Every app I try to run in Konsole fails to open the display. How do I fix this?
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Battery alarm command is not working in LXDE?

I am using lxde desktop for my ubuntu 14.04. I have used synaptic package manager to uninstall some old files of qemu. But after that, I realize that some packages are removed from ubuntu eg: python ...
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Environment variable in LXSession autostart file?

Anyone know how to use environment variables or something similar in an LXSession autostart file? My initial attempts seem to have failed :-(. I'm creating a Chromium kiosk noticeboard and need an ...
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Configure PCManFM to automount archives [closed]

How can I setup PCManFM to mount an archive when double-clicking on it? Alternatively, how can I get this option in the right-click menu on an archive? (I used to have this on a machine running the ...
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How do I disable the taskbar/menubar in LXDE on Raspbian Stretch?

I am trying to get rid of the taskbar/menubar completely but I can not find how to do it either by googling or going through the menus offered by LXDE. Under 'Appearance Settings' I am only able to ...
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Differences between LXDE with Debain and Lubuntu in size and in lightness

I read from a website that Debian with LXDE is more lightweight than Lubuntu although lubuntu's size is 1 GB and debian's is 1.9 GB? How could it be? Is it realy lighter than Lubuntu? Which one ...
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Changing color of window resize area

When resizing a window, the area between the area of the current window and the area of the resized window is colored gray. I would like to either change its color to black, or to not draw it at all. ...
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Debian 9.4.0 (Stretch) with LXQt - anyone experienced the same issues?

I tried to install Debian Stretch (9.4.0) together with desktop environment LXQt. Hereby I installed a raw and clean system without any additional packages first and then set the recommended and ...
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Why are there these differences between suspension by the DEs and by pm-utils?

I found some differences between running pm-suspend and clicking "Suspend" menu item in LXDE on Ubuntu 16.04 In both cases I can wake up Ubuntu by pushing the power button on my laptop, but in the ...
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Modify start up routine of LXDE using startx command

I have built lxde and fbtft driver for Raspberry Pi using Yocto. In order to correctly start X11 session and dbus, I need to stop the existing one and execute something like: FRAMEBUFFER=/dev/fb1 ...
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Slackware 14.2 - black screen after waking from sleep/lock - what process controls sleep/lock?

I have had Slackware 14.2 32bit installed on a netbook with LXDE as my main DE for about a month now. My main issue is that sometimes the screen is black on waking from sleep [suspend] and the only ...
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Debian Stretch Lxde: Lxde Menu category “system tools” merged into “preferences”

All applications that existed in the "system tools" category got merged into the "preferences" category. Menulibre seems to disagree with what I am seeing when I open up the menu, since it only shows ...
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Debian 9 LXQt: Required packages for minimal possible desktop installation?

I'm excited about very pure and slim desktop environments without unnecessary bloat. In the past I always installed Debian with LXDE as a minimal possible desktop installation considering only ...
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Change `lxlock` login screen in Debian Stretch LXDE

After having trouble with my python I had to reinstall my LXDE with apt-get install task-lxde-desktop All my settings remained working except one I don't know if it depends on the reinstallation or ...
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Bind Alt Gr to right alt

I am using Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout. It binds the right alt key to Alt Gr (ISO_Level3_Shift). How can I bind it back to right alt? edit: I am using Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) and LXDE. ...
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Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout not persisting at startup

I am using Debian with LXDE.  I want to use the programmer Dvorak keyboard layout. I am currently using a GUI that I added to the panel called “Keyboard Layout Handler”. These are the current ...
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LXDE panel move right-hand Info-apps to right

I can't find out how to move the Information-apps (Battery, calendar, Volume etc.) to the right side of the panel. These accidentally moved automatically to the center of the panel. Any Ideas? Below a ...
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Removing lubuntu-desktop removes only 15.4kb of files and auto-remove does not remove anything

I installed Enlightenment and I want now to remove Lubuntu's LXDE environment, but when I ran the command to remove lxde, it said it was not installed, and when I tried to remove lubuntu-desktop it ...
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How can I fix my gnome keyring?

I am using Trisquel version 7 (Belenos), which is based on Ubuntu, with the LXDE desktop environment. It seems to be using the gnome-keyring-daemon to store and remember passwords; however, it doesn't ...
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LXDE plugin directory

I'm following this tutorial from the lxde wiki. I'm able to follow along and compile the plugin, however I don't know where to place the resulting object file. The tutorial says: After placing ...
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Deactivate openbox desktop context menu on 2nd screen

I'm using Debian Stretch LXDE (OpenBox) in a dual monitor setup. I activated the openbox context menu of my second screen by setting Desktop (right click) -> Desktop Preferences -> Advanced (...
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Error 'Invalid desktop entry file:' when using web browser in LXDE

My system is Linux Lubuntu 17.10 and Firefox is installed as a browser. It can be accessed through the application panel, but clicking on the Web Browser Icon on the Task Bar leads to the following ...
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Remove user and password at login in Debian 9 Stretch

I work on a project using BeagleBone Black and an LCD cape. For that, I download the current BBB IOT image from their website and installed LXDE for user interface. I want to create an application ...
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Debian Stretch LXDE task manager?

Whilst dropping my keyboard a few hours ago, I pressed down a few keys whilst trying to keep it in my hands. When my view returned to the screen, I saw that I had called up a Task Manager. However, ...
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Using XRDP without local VNC server

According to xrdp docs it should be possible to connect remotely without using a local VNC server: xrdp can connect to a locally created X.org session with the xorgxrdp drivers [my emphasis], to ...