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Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, a Unix desktop environment with minimal system requirements

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Allow user to shutdown PC

Trying to shutdown my LXDE 14.04 Ubuntu from menu. Got error: "GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Operation not permitted" How to allow user to shutdown PC?
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Change keyboard layout with r_shift and r_alt in Lubuntu(LXQt)

I want change my keyboard layout, like Windows with right Shift and right Alt. But now just can one time change. left Shift + left Alt is working but right Shift and right Alt work for one time. My ...
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systemd-logind ProtectHostname=yes prevents seat creation when using NIS in LXDE

systemd version 246 Debian Bullseye Kernel 5.9.0-1-amd64 I don't exaclty know when this was introduced. The directive was not present yet in systemd version 241. When no seat is created, the user is ...
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LXDE Authentication Required for shutdown when logging in using NIS

This problem is solved, but I wanted to document it so I am able to find it again the next time. And for the benefit of other users. Debian 10 Buster 4.19.0-12-amd64 LXDE Systemd This error message ...
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Debian 10 on HP desktop with Geforce GTX 1650: stuck on black screen and cursor

I've installed Debian 10 Buster (10.2 LXDE to be exact but I've also tried Gnome and XCFE) on my latest desktop (HP Pavilion TP01-0012NP) but I can't reach the display manager's login prompt (X doesn'...
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Auto-resized guest display not working with ubuntu18.04 guest in virtual box

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 Server with lxde and openbox as guest system in an virtual box 6.1 machine. (windows host) The guest system starts lxde with an resolution of 1024x786 pixel. If I resize the ...
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Lubuntu / LXDE with a weird left margin

I'm having an issue with My desktop manager (LXDE, with Lubuntu), Where the shortcut Super + left arrow key was supposed to put the current window against the left side of the screen, but leaves a ...
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Sixaxis Controller with Lubuntu issues

I am trying to build a handheld/stationary retro console with support for PS3 controllers. The platform is an atomic pi with Intel Atom CPU which does a descent job on emulating up to PSP games. Due ...
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How can I capture window area that is playing a video and display the area in another window in Linux

I'd like to have a small video window "Always on top" of other windows in my LXDE which would display just the video area I have previously chosen in another window, e.g. Chrome displaying edX video ...
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KALI Linux 4 LXDE virtual box Error

I Installed Kali Linux 4 LXDE on Virtual Box and installed the Guest Additions CD Image. But I get the error modprobe vboxsf failed I tried apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r), but apt can't ...
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Linux - LXDE -- setting default browser will not stick

OS=Debian stretch, running LXDE Clicking on URL links from within non-browser programs, such as pidgin or Thunderbird does not open the links. I discovered that the default browser is set to ...
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Lxpanel in Xfce

Is it possible, in Debian Stretch, to combine the XFCE desktop with lxpanel from LXDE (instead of xfce4-panel)? There are troubles with starting it properly (both panels, no panel, crashes, ...) as ...
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How can I use conky with own_window_type=panel to create a conky window along the top edge of the screen which does not overlap with other windows?

I am wanting to create a conky window that sits on the top edge of my screen and has no overlap with maximimed or non-maximized windows. My attempts to use own_window with own_window_type=panel ...
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Debian 9 LXDE Autologin doesn't work

I've set in lightdm.conf these 2 settings (under the Seat:* section) and the autologin doesn't work. It still ask me for user and password autologin-user=user autologin-user-timeout=0 I've tried ...
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Some of the keys on my keyboard are broken. LXDE/Openbox. Is it possible to make openbox shortcuts that output the corresponding key globally?

Some of the keys on my keyboard are broken. I am using LXDE/Openbox. Is it possible to make openbox shortcuts that output the corresponding key globally? Hello, The numbers five and six are not ...
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Cannot change language on Ubuntu 16.04 with desktop LXDE

This is how I change my language to German so far. sudo apt-get install language-pack-de language-pack-gnome-de sudo apt-get install $(check-language-support) sudo update-locale LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 For ...
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xrdp immediately terminated session

I'm trying to connect via remmina, to a vagrant machine with lxde and xrdp. A grey screen is shown for 5 seconds then session is terminated. Here is /var/log/xrdp-sesman.log log: [20171026-12:41:30] ...
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Fedora 26 locale settings keep changing after reboot

After upgrading Fedora from 24 to 26 I have a strange problem with locale settings. My installation is English and I use Polish keyboard layout and time format. Every time, after a reboot, all of the "...
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How do I set the date and time sync on fedora lxde?

From the following link (https://spins.fedoraproject.org/) I installed the LXDE spin for Fedora 26. For the life of me, I cannot seem to set the time to sync with a time server so that is it correct ...
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Config file for LXDE's PCManFM

I'm looking for the configuration file for PCManFM, the default file manager for LXDE. Specifically, I want to change PCManFM's desktop directory which defaults to ~/Desktop/. I'm using PCManFM ...
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A shortcut to move a window between workspaces in LXDE

Is there a way to move an app window between desktops via keyboard shortcut(s)? I mean something like Ctrl+Alt+Shift+→ (right arrow) to move the window to the right desktop, and/or Ctrl+Alt+...
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How do I set the size of the X mouse pointer in the Windows Subsystem for Linux

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10 (with the Creators update). I have an X server (VcXsrv) running in Windows and from bash I open an lxterminal on that X ...
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How to access command-line outside lxde?

I am a beginner to Arch Linux. I installed arch following a youtube tutorial and also the official arch wiki. I set the lxdm package to load by default. But when I try to log in with an id and ...
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How to use `less` as default pager for `--help`?

I use --help option a lot. It's annoying how it jumps to the end with help. It can be done with |less option. I want |less to be my default option. Can I use less as default paging for --help? I use ...
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Username at LXDE login screen won't remember user

I have Debian with LXDE. After every reboot i have to type username than password. I stumbled to autologin, but i don't want that, instead i want it to remember just username, as most of Desktop ...
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LXDE dual monitor: no display on boot

I run LXDE with Ubuntu 16.04 on a computer with 2 screens. I installed ARandR to be able to display the desktop on both screen, and I saved the configuration so that it is run on login. It works fine, ...
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LXDE: Desktop Folders Not Opening With Custom File Manager

I am currently using LXDE as my desktop environment, but for my file manager, I much prefer Caja because it handles things more to my preference. So, while pcmanfm is managing my desktop, Caja is ...
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How to use custom configuration file in combination with autostart script in Openbox?

I'm trying to use Openbox with an autostart script as well as a separate copy of "rc.xml" (this is to be able to have multiple configurations on the same computer, but that's not relevant). Let's say ...
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How do I recover LXDE on my system?

Recently I was playing around with LXDE on Debian, customizing the panel, and so... But after I installed obkey and logged out and logged in to use it, LXDE didn't load anymore. GNOME works fine. ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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Super sensitive touchpad moved a folder into another folder, how do I find out what moved?

I'm on lubuntu and I accidentally moved a folder into another folder in my home folder. It happened in half a second while brushing against the touchpad. How do I find out what file moved where?
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Can I install LXDE or an equivalent desktop on Windows 7?

Okay, so this is probably going to be a really stupid question but... Is there any possible way to put on a Linux-based LXDE, XFCE or equivalent lightweight desktop for Windows 7? I'm looking to ...
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On Debin Stretch, LXDE doesn't scale-down some application icons

I use IceWeasel on Debian Stretch, with LXDE. While most application icons display just fine (including IceDove), the IceWeasel icon exhibits a problem. Very often (but not always!) the large icon ...
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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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TightVNC with Linux Mint & LXDE xstartup config

I have a Linux box running Linux Mint 17.2 x64 with xfce. For the life of me, I cannot get a proper GUI interface running when I log in to a new session via tightvnc. I always have a grey screen with ...
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Creating a symbolic link for Firefox and launching creates 2 Firefox windows

I am using Arch Linux and LXDE. I have downloaded Firefox and moved it over to: /opt/firefox (e.g., mv firefox /opt/firefox). Next, I created symbolic link to the user/bin folder: ln -s /opt/...
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LXDE, TghtVNC and IceWeasel on Synology NAS

I have a DS412+ Synology NAS (Dual Core a 2.13 GHz - 1Go of RAM). I would like to install the LXDE desktop on it and VNC server to access it. Is it possible to install these packages by the command ...
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change default window manager to LXDE

It is funny, but I cannot find out how to change the windowmanager that starts automatically to lxde. At the moment on my Raspberry Pi it auto starts OSMC edit: I have to exit that and start lxde ...
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How to start LXDE on Fedora Server?

I have Fedora Server 22 installed on my server. I installed LXDE with: sudo dnf groupinstall "LXDE Desktop" And rebooted. But it started in text mode. How do I start LXDE? Update startx gives me ...
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LXDE doesn't start - fonts missing?

So I have my Raspberry Pi (B+), and want to run LXDE on it. Should be installed. So I run startx, and i get a black screen with a dash in the top left corner. Weird. XINIT tells me XTERM isn't ...
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How to start a desktop session without x and also runs a script?

I have a Ubuntu server with LXDE for development, now how would I create a .desktop file to start a session that doesn't startx but actually logs me into a regular tty1 session and also runs a ...
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LXDE replace desktop with custom application

I want to replace the desktop (not the docks, just the background and icons) on LXDE with a custom application. That is, I want this: to be replaced with this: How do I set this up? I'm not ...
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Auto-login straight into desktop on Debian 7 with LXDE

Yesterday I have installed Debian on a virtual machine. I have SSH configured and everything set up. I don't like developing inside a VM. It doesn't help to resize the browser and test everything ...
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Ubuntu server remote desktop blank screen

I have a server running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. Things were running fine until I removed (complete uninstall) OpenBox and Lightweight LXDE for trying other desktops. Now the server boots fine but shows ...
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Unable to shut down from desktop

I'm testing Trisquel Mini 7, which is based on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a minor issue where if I attempt to shut down via the menu, the bottom of the window populates with GDBus.Error:org....
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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 add a shortcut key to the terminal in LXDE?

Hi I am new to GNU/Linux. I searched the web and saw that the most common shortcut to the terminal is Ctrl+Alt+T, however this doesn't work for me. This prompts two questions. First, do the shortcut ...
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LXDE Ubuntu - How do I run a command after computer resumes from sleep?

I run xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc in order to swap the Ctrl and Caps Lock keys. However, when I resume from sleep, this configuration gets reset. Where can I set it so it runs a script on resume so I don'...
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How to create desktop (or task bar) shortcut to eclipse IDE on Debian LXDE, OpenBox?

Using Debian (Wheezy) with LXDE/OpenBox. I know how to add shortcut items(panel applets) to panel at the bottom - as shortcut to some application. But, with Eclipse IDE its different, because Eclipse ...
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Linux: if LXDE + Gnome desktops are installed, are their services running at the same time?

Just the question of the title: If i have in my favourite distro two different desktops installed, lets say: LXDE and Gnome at the same time, are their own services running at the same time if i'm ...
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