Lubuntu is a lightweight Linux operating system based on Ubuntu and the LXDE desktop environment

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VirtualBox Very Slow Boot Time

I have a VirtualBox machine running Lubuntu 15.04 with an excessively slow boot time (1:30+). It does not have the VirtualBox guest additions installed. The problem started when I had completely run ...
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Lubuntu on Acer Aspire one not booting after installation

i've installed lubuntu 16.04 on a acer aspire one d250 but after successfull installation I only got this prompt: /dev/sda1: clean, 121560/9707520 files, 1258806/38812672 blocks I can't type ...
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Dropbox system tray icon missing, not working

On an Lubuntu 15.10 machine the Dropbox icon, which tells the state of the application and allows interaction, is missing. When I start Dropbox, no matter if I'm using dropbox start, dropbox start -...
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How can I select a server in system-config-printer?

The server dialog in the Linux administration tool system-config-printer looks like this: However, the CUPS server may not be on localhost but on a remote machine. How can one tell system-config-...
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Im using lubuntu with no dual boot, it has had a fatal crash and needs to be completely removed

So my lubuntu OS v. Willey 14.04 has had a melt down the initial cause was a rewrite of the chown file and has grown from there, I can currently only access the terminal or an unusable desktop, I need ...
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Can I keep firefox running in the background?

I'd like to keep Firefox running in the background for quick opening of new windows (on Lubuntu with i3). Is this possible by changing settings, installing extensions, etc.?
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Windows 7 Virtual Machine running off SSD on VirtualBox Lubuntu

I downloaded the Windows 7 OVA from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/linux/ I imported into Virtualbox, set the storage to be a fixed 4GB on an external SSD, and when I ...
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Slow laptop loading

A few days ago my laptop started to slow loading. It has Lubuntu installed. Further more when it goes to sleep it can not be returned and I can see only black screen. Sympthoms: slow loading, when ...
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Brightness at Macbook 6.1, Lubuntu 13.10, nVidia drivers

I have Lubuntu 13.10 at my Macbook 6.1 (GeForce 9400M video card) - can't make LCD brightness control work with native nVidia drivers (while it works fine with X.Org nouveau driver...). Tried so far: ...
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Compiz causing buffer flickering with nvidia drivers

Compiz is causing weird flickering. It's a bit difficult to describe, but when I move my mouse over CCSM:s UI elements for example, or even just browse with firefox, the screen updates often don't ...
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How to pin an USB input device (remote control) to a window?

I bought a cheap USB remote control (1d57:ad02) that acts as a keyboard input device. It works very nicely, the only drawback is that it works only as long as the window has focus. Is there a way how ...
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Certain applications' graphics are painfully slow in lubuntu 15

I have an oldish GeForce 6200 EVGA PCI card 512Mb DDR2, with the (updated) Nvidia driver 304.128 installed on Lubuntu 15.1. CSS and LXDE transitions are painfully slow, making me think they're not ...
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Error When Trying To Change Folder Permission

I am trying to give a user other than sudo read/write access to a folder and subs, if I run the command sudo chown user1432 /media/newfolder it throws an error of chown changing ownership of '/...
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Mounting Network Drive

I have updated my fstab file to accomodate for the appropriate info - the IP address/folder name and the folder name to mount to in my Ubuntu. This is the commands I used //XXX.XXX.X.XXX/R: /...
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Wireless Drops When Computer Locked

I am running Lubuntu the syntax lsb_release -d produces this version Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Anytime I lock my computer, when I unlock it, my wireless connection is gone, and the only way I ...
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How do I split a lubuntu root partition?

I've installed lubuntu on my old laptop and not knowing anything about linux partitioning I ended up with one full drive partition. I have already some large files in that partition and I would like ...
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XWorking with .sh Files in XTerm

.I am trying to install my VPN software on my Lubuntu 15.10 and I am using Xterm to follow through a few commands. First I run wget https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/installer/install_ubuntu.sh ...
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Ubuntu admin can't open a directory - permission denied

Ok, so I have family backing up to my Lubuntu desktop server (ubuntu). They do rsync over ssh and the backup works fine. I then run backintime to make daily backups to another server. I am the admin ...
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Switching graphical user session in lubuntu using terminal

How can I switch to a different graphical user session in Lubuntu using the terminal? I am not talking about using the su command. What I want is a terminal command that does the same thing as when ...
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Lubuntu fails to install in VirtualBox

I am using the latest VirtualBox version (5.0.14) in my Windows 10 machine. I am trying to install Lubuntu 15.10 64-bit in VirtualBox. "Try Lubuntu without installing" feature works fine. However, ...
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Script to Update time

I am using a old laptop which lacks a battery so the wake-up time is during 1980. Thus, I use the NTP service to update the time to the current time.Is there a script to achive this. My os is ...
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Boot Virtual Box From USB

Using Lubuntu can you boot Virtual box from an external USB hard drive? I have a hard drive with a fully operational windows 10 installation on. I would like to be able to mount this drive in ...
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Where To Install Tar.GZ File?

I have download a .tar.gz file and I am running Lubuntu. Once "installed" I would lie the file to show up in the categories under "start." Where should I extract the files to in order for this to ...
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include network drivers on a mini cd? | Probook G4 lubuntu? | Black screen with mouse cursor?

Trying to install Lubuntu (tried 15.10 and 14.10) via a mini cd: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/MinimalInstall. That did not work because I needed the network driver to ...
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Visual Studio Code On Lubuntu

I have everything installed, the program launches as it should. But when I click on File --> New File nothing happens, the window stays responsive, then Visual Studio Code closes on its own. The ...
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Not able to log in after changing root password

I'm using LXLE (which is basically a lighter Ubuntu), and I managed to successfully change the password that I forgot after many tries (in the end I used this procedure: https://wiki.archlinux.org/...
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Connect To Watchgaurd SSL VPN On Lubuntu

I have followed the steps below to set-up on my Lubuntu machine, and per the command line I am connected to the server BUT my internet connection appears to drop the second I connect to this VPN ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 LTS : Freezing cursor

When i run youtube clips, my mouse pointer freezes on the screen : it stays at one position, i have to hardboot the system with + "R,E,I,S,U,B" ! Why does this happen ? Can someone help ?
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How do I reset corrupted pcDuino to its initial state?

I updated Lubuntu 12.04 in pcDuino v1, but it was my mistake, since it is not capable of running versions beyond 12.04. After that it crashed and I restarted pcDuino and it stopped here showing the ...
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How do change the file system format of usb? or how do I get gparted to work

alright a little background: I'm currently trying to get a working usb for gparted so I can install arch linux. I'm currently using Lubuntu. I'm relatively new to linux, partitioning, and generally ...
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Connections suddenly time out?

I've been using this computer for a few months, and now it will randomly have connections time out. Trying to connect to another computer on the network over ssh works, but often stops working. The ...
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how to switch languages in lubuntu 15.04 over XRDP

It is very strange but I can not find the way how to switch languages in Lubuntu 15.04 when connected to it via XRDP. I've added new language in Preferences -> Keyboard input methods. It opened "IBus ...
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Lubuntu reconnect session via xrdp

On the windows machine if you connect via RDP from any place, you are connecting to the same session and it is active until you logoff/restart/shutdown computer. When I am trying to connect to Lubuntu ...
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Suddenly Ubuntu crashes every night with oom-killer in the logs

Suddenly started crashing right after I added about a million files from my server to one of the folders in my truecrypt partition. The strange part is that it does it each night right around 1am......
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HP dv6000 laptop AMD / Lubuntu 15.04 cdrom device not found or mounted

I have install lubuntu 15.04 on my old hp laptop, all good, except it doesn't find the cdrom or mount the device. It definately works as I had it workint previously with Fedora and Windows. Any ideas?
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LXDE (Lubuntu) can't add an autostart app

There are several answers for this on the internet including this one: How do I add startup applications in Lubuntu/Lxde? However, it simply does not work. 14.04 version of LUbuntu allows to both set ...
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Is there any way to redraw the text in a terminal window after resizing it?

Just a usability question really. You know when you are working in a terminal window and you decide to do some query that brings back a wall of text and you think to yourself... "that would be easier ...
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Changing GRUB_TIMEOUT value doesn’t seem to work

Yes, I did do sudo update-grub. Changing the /etc/default/grub GRUB_TIMEOUT variable seems to work once, but then after that first time every time I reboot the timeout is 30 seconds and my time I set ...
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Syslog Configuration on logstash (ELK) pfSense 2.2.2

I was wondering if someone could help me out or guide me. So I got everything up and running my only issue that when im trying to filter my syslog dashboard (the system logs of pfSense) it shows ...
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Vim / NeoVim: Map <CR> to <Esc> and <S-CR> to <CR>

I'd like to use enter to escape insert mode, and use Shift+Enter to insert a new line instead. The problem is my terminal emulator (Konsole running under Lubuntu) doesn't capture Shift+Enter (nor ...
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lubuntu - change default window manager (awesome wm)

I'm using Lubuntu 14.10 and trying to change the default window manager to awesome. I installed awesome with: sudo apt-get install awesome Per the awesome wiki, I tried editing the ~/.xinitrc file ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 running on VirtualBox doesn't switch to full screen

I have installed Lubuntu 15.04 on VirtualBox 4.3.18 on Windows 7 host. After installing VBox Guest addition 3.18 and the one with Ubuntu, I still don't get the Lubuntu in full screen. I have read ...
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G5 iMac not recognizing lubuntu bootable flash drive

I am trying to replace the operating system on an old G5 iMac with lubuntu. I downloaded the lubuntu ISO file and converted it to an img with hdiutil, then used the dd command to move the img onto a ...
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ubuntu flavors…same package repositories?

Do all the various ubuntu-based distros all pull from the same package repositories? For example, if I run this command: sudo apt-get install <foo> will I get the same package version of foo ...
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Raid drive cannot be detected

Only yesterday I bought two new 2GB Seagate drives and set them up as raid and installed lubuntu. It was working fine and there was no problem but today I made the very bad decision of swapping over ...
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Can't Find my (encrypted) home folder in Lubuntu 15.04

I encrypted my home folder during installation, now I can't see the computer folder which I think should contain etc var and other folders. I need to get to the www/html/ everything works nice on ...
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Sharing files between Windows 8.1 x64 host and VMware Ubuntu (Lubuntu) 13.10 x86 guest

I have tried to install a small version of Ubuntu's latest version in a virtual machine using VMware Player, using a Lubuntu 32 bit mini.iso to keep the file size and performance requirements down. ...
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How can I disable certain system keyboard shortcuts in Linux?

I'm currently working on a kiosk based on lubuntu (which is basically ubuntu with an LXDE desktop environment) that would be put in public places, such as internet cafés, providing internet access for ...
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Cannot change resolution / Cannot use Seamless Windows feature on Lubuntu 14.10 running on VirtualBox 4.3.14

My two issues are not being able to change video resolutions. I am stuck at 640x480. Also I cannot use the Seamless Windows feature in virtual box as it's greyed out. I am stumped, I can use some of ...
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YouTube force video to play in HTML5 mode

I am a Lubuntu user and find Flash to be extremely laggy on it. I signed up for the YouTube HTML5 beta and, after a while was able to watch videos using the HTML5 player. However, recently videos ...