General :: Best LXDE Based Distro/distro That Supports LXDE?

Dec 15, 2010

Lubuntu is nice - but it seems the LXDE version is not as up to date as Fedora LXDE Spin or even Debian squeeze with LXDE installed. I do like Chromium on Lubuntu though... its faster and a nice touch. I am looking for a lightweight 64-bit distribution for my main laptop (it is by no means "old" or "low spec" but I like that Lubuntu starts up in like 2 secs).

LXDE version seems not to be recent (esp in 10.04 version which seems to work more stably for me - with Nvidia drivers etc)64 bit install is currently a pain - requires first install of minimal CD or alternate CD both of which required wired Ethernet, then install of lubuntu from PPA. Native 64-bit support would be nice. Linux Mint LXDE, for example, is also only 32-bit.

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Ubuntu Servers :: NAS Device OS Be Replaced With LXDE Distro

May 8, 2011

Is there a recommended NAS device (preferably only an enclosure which I can change the SATA HDs) in the market that the OS used in the NAS device can be changed by installing either Lubuntu or Mint LXDE?These are the things I am looking for with the NAS device

> Accessible using Linux, Windows and OSX
> Low powered and power saving as it will be open 24/7 plugged into a UPS
> Has to have all of these programs: Dropbox, XChat, Chromium, JDownloader, utorrent (through Wine), VNC, TeamViewer, FreeNX


I have something similar going on with my relatively old (it's core 2 duo I think) monitor-busted laptop for around a year now. But the discspace of that is only 160GB and it's somewhat a pain to always migrate the files. I'm also thinking it would be good storage of lots of big pictures as my brother is a hobbyist turned professional photographer and I am an apprentice of his. It will also be stored with lots of videos and sound files that can be accessed at least through the network.

I'm thinking of at least having it 2TB but there currently are two problems with the current laptop namely: the USB plug of the laptop has serious problems that it disconnects the USB2 randomly then makes it USB1 speed. Secondly, it has bad heat management that it shut downs randomly without a word (or so I think it's because of that it shuts down).

As much as I would like to build from the junk of old computers we don't use, I don't think I have the time recently to make my own NAS and experiment (and even though I'm excited in learning and setting up RAID - I don't think I have that luxury of a time at the moment).

I've been reading last night of devices like Buffalo Link Station and such but most if not all of them have their own preinstalled OS and Google searches doesn't stumble me to an. What I want actually is install Mint LXDE or Lubuntu as I prefer that it has the features and programs I'm currently using right now with the 160GB network storage.

Is there a NAS device in the market I can install Lubuntu or Mint LXDE (yeah, I think LXDE will be the best environment for the things I will do for it)? Or is it still better that I make some time and build my own NAS? Please advice *bows deeply*

PS: I've been checking for NAS devices available at a (a very big local tech selling community) and found these:

Linksys Cisco NAS 200 dual SATA bay - [URL]
Buffalo Link Station Duo LS-WXL/E - [URL]
EtrayZ 2-bay [URL]

Do any of the abovementioned devices can be installed with Linux LXDE distro?

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General :: Distro With Diskettes For Floppy Boot Setup That Supports USB

Mar 15, 2011

Situation- Laptop (2003 made Toshiba 2410) with dead secondary controller, so no CDDVD drive, BIOS does not support any form of booting from USB. Laptop has working floppy (had to repair it) distros that are good for older units like that that also support booting from diskettes, and then can mount and install from a USB CDDVD rom drive.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Lxde - Wireless Doesn't Work In Lxde

Oct 27, 2010

I installed lxde, but my wireless internet doesn't work. I can switch back to gnome and it works perfectly. I tried wicd and manually connecting with the command line. Both fail while trying to get an ip.

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Fedora :: LXDE Spin Is Any Different Then LXDE Installed Repositories?

Dec 8, 2009

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General :: Distro Should Use, Rpm Based Or Debian Based?

Feb 2, 2011

what distro should i use, rpm based or debian based?

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General :: Which DEB Based Distro To Use?

May 4, 2010

Ive been looking for a Debian based distro that is as close to Debian as can be with all the codecs and stuff already in it, also wireless. I would go with Debian, but TBH, I am not wanting to toy around with setting it up. Yes, there is Ubuntu which I have used for a while now, but I am wanting something closer to the source, as it were. Also, from what I understand, Ubuntu also changes things and they arent straight DEB anymore. Am I crazy? Is there anything like this? Or am I stuck with either Debian or Ubuntu?

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General :: How To Find Out What Your Distro Is Based On

Nov 28, 2010

I have been using Linux for quite a while and have gotten pretty good at it, but recently I started using Backtrack in a VM and realized I have no idea what it is based on. Then I got to thinking I have no idea what that even means. For example, OSX is based on Darwin right, but what does that mean? Ubuntu is another that is based on Debian, but I don't know what that means.

The reason I'm asking is because in order to get my screen resolution and networking right in Backtrack I need to know what it is based on so I can download the proper packages to install the VirtualBox guest additions, and I have no idea. Is there a way to get this information from the operating system? Maybe uname -a is giving me the info and I just don't know where to look in the output?

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General :: How To Make A Debian Based Distro

Aug 2, 2011

Ubuntu, Knoppix, etc are based on Debian.
What does that mean. How I can make my own distro based on debian.

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General :: LAN Gaming Distro Based On Arch?

Jan 13, 2011

i'm looking for people that play LAN games under linux that would also be interested in producing an easy to use gaming distro that pre-scripts the installation of many popular wine-compatible windows games (plus those games that are cross-platform) all with the click of the mouse, my thoughts are


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General :: Distro - Nominate A Disastrous Distro From Past Or Present

Jan 9, 2010

nominate a disastrous distro from past or present that was simply AWFUL and what exactly was so bad about it?

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General :: KDE Distro Based On Debian That Is As Good As OpenSUSE ?

May 10, 2010

All my friends say, OpenSuse is the best distro. I have tried it, but I just can't make it work for me. I have a lot of problems touchpad not working properly, wireless, it crashes. It looks good, but I need a distro which will work on my dell Vostro 1700. I have found Ubuntu (gnome) best for my laptop, but I would like to try (KDE) something more polished like OpenSuse. A distro which works like a charm.

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General :: Lightweight Distro Based On Debian - Ubuntu

Aug 7, 2010

I have an old Dell cpt500 laptop with a 4 gig hard drive, I am looking to install a lightweight distro based on Debian/Ubuntu.

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Software :: Distro Which Supports Gnome And NVidia GeForce 9600?

Jul 21, 2011

Can anyone recommend a good fairly current distro which provides Gnome and well-supports an Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO card? It appears the current versions of Ubuntu 10.10 and Linux Mint 11 do not, meaning they are now useless to me.

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General :: Ubuntu Based Distro With E17 Window Manager Or Fluxbox?

Aug 23, 2009

any current(9.04)ubuntu based distro's that Exclusivelyuse fluxbox or enlightenment that anyone knows about?I can't seem to find any.

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General :: Checking If Distro Running In Live Mode Using Terminal Based Tools?

May 10, 2011

I searched and found several solution but those are distro specific. I need to find out if distro is running in live mode (from CD, USB) instead it's installed on hdisk. The solution should be independent of distribution.

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Boot LXDE - Choose Each Boot Whether To Run Gnome Or LXDE

Apr 19, 2011

I installed LXDE and want to choose each boot whether to run Gnome or LXDE. However Gnome gets started automatically without me being able to choose. Are there any config files I have to edit?

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Slackware :: Slack 13 Based Distro's?

Feb 2, 2010

so, I was wonderin just how many distros are slack 13 based?I know Absolute and SalixOS is.I tried installing Vector Lite (12.1) and no mouse and other big issues?was gonna try Zenwalk, but heard its Dead?So, are there any other 13-based distro's?

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Fedora :: Looking For Light Weight Based Distro?

Nov 26, 2010

I want to introduce my friends to this wonderful OS . I am looking for a Fedora derivative that can be run on a Pentium iii with 256 mb of ram .

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Networking :: Why Doesn't Distro 9.0 Setup Work For 13.1 Distro?

Sep 6, 2010

I have a linux box set up as a multi-purpose server for my home with three Windows client PC's. The linux box is based on a slightly modified Slackware 9.0 distribution using Linux 2.4.20 and an unfortinately old, slow AMD processor with a miserable 512Kb RAM. The linux box serves the CIFS file system to the Windows boxes, runs the SQUID HTTP proxy, the Apache web server, a print server, does masquerading, mail serving and a very effective firewall using iptables.

This system, although slow, has run perfectly for several years.Let me say that again - This system works perfectly.I had decided that now is the time to upgrade the hardware, so I bought a Gigabyte LGA775 motherboard which has two 1Gb network interfaces on it, an ASUS 256Mb PCI-E display card, 2Gb of DDR3 RAM, an Intel Core2-Quad processor and a bunch of 500Gb SATA drives to set up a RAID5 array (but I intend that the system boot off one of several 40Gb PATA drives I have).I set up the processor, motherboard, display card, RAM, a SATA DVD Drive and a 40Gb PATA hard disk in a "breadboard" layout and installed distro 13.1, being careful to set up the static IP for the local network, dhcpcd to get an IP address from the cable modem (my internet connection) and to enable ip_forward in the network configuration.

Then I installed a script invoked by /etc/rc.d/rc.local which installed all the SAME iptables rules as my old Linux box. There was one minor glitch when I had to change 8 occurrences of "-d ! $LOCAL_NET to" "! --destination $LOCAL_NET" but that was no problem. I also set up /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/hosts , the BIND server files etc. etc. exactly as in the old box.

I am able to ping (this is at the heart of Australia's internet hub network - if it's down the whole bloody thing is down) and have the system find the correct IP from the designated nameservers and contact that server with a return trip time of 35ms. I am able to run a telnet session from one of the Windows boxes and edit files on the Linux server. So both network interfaces work and I've got them the right way around.I am able to run FTP on one of the Windows boxes and connect through to, although it seems to hang when I try a DIR (but then so does the old linux system).

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Ubuntu :: Slackware Based Distro That Is Basically Recompiled And Easy To Install?

May 13, 2010

im looking for a slackware based distro that is basically recompiled and easy to install.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Install - Or Any Other Based Distro - Just Hangs - Still Showing The Menu Of Boot Options

Mar 11, 2011

I bought a new NVidia Asus EN210 for my HTPC, but I can't get Ubuntu to install.

First I made a live USB disk of 10.10 with Unetbootin and when I choose the option of "try Ubuntu" it starts loading and then just hangs, still showing the menu of boot options. After this I tried Xubuntu on a USB disk. This one also starts loading but then just fails. I also tried XBMC Live. This one does show the Ubuntu 10.04 screen but then just shows a black screen.

After this I found a CD with Ubuntu 10.04, I think or it is 10.10, laying around in my room. I booted it and once I select an option from the install menu it starts to load, but then just gives a black screen with a flashing "-" sign.

The strange thing is, once I pop in the old video card, which is an ATI HD4350, my Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD on USB disk does work and it does get past the menu of boot options (in my second paragraph I describe how this isn't the case with Ubuntu 10.10 combined with my NVidia card).

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Feb 8, 2011

I want to switch from KDE to LXDE. How can I do this?

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General :: Change From LXDE To XFCE?

Sep 6, 2010

What is the cleanest process to make the change ? Is it as simple as installing the correct packages ?

I am running LM 9 LXDE on my Asus Netbook and would like to change.

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General :: Lubuntu Vs Mint LXDE Vs Quelitu

May 22, 2011

Has anyone professionally tested Lubuntu vs Mint LXDE and Quelitu with respect to RAM usage. They are all distros using LXDE. It would be nice to have hard numbers in terms of speed.

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Debian :: How To Make A Debian-based Distro Like Pinguy OS

May 29, 2011

Anyone know how to make a distro like Pinguy OS? How do I rebrand it and add stuff like Pinguy OS. Or should I base it on Pinguy OS and remove stuff I don't want in Pinguy OS.

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General :: Possible To Change Color Of (decorated) Title Bar In LXDE?

May 2, 2010

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to change the color of the (decorated) title bar in LXDE (Mint Linux)? I can't find anything in the system to do this, or advice in google search.

Also when I right click and select "undecorate" I cannot retrieve the title bar unless I close the programme and open it again - is there any way around this?

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General :: Autostart Program In Lubuntu LXDE (on Boot)?

Jan 17, 2011

I've got it to the point it will run when you login by adding a line to the /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart file. Added "synergyc" and it works perfect. So the main question is, how can I add that line somewhere, somehow to start on boot and not by login?

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General :: LXDE Wont Let Add Any Shortcuts Or Files To The Desktop?

May 20, 2010

LXDE wont let me add any shortcuts or files to the desktop, is there any way to fix that?

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General :: PCLinuxOS LXDE - Change The Boot Up Splash Screen ?

Dec 1, 2010

In PCLinuxOS LXDE how can I change (or stop) the boot up splash screen and is there an icon (or shortcut keys) to force quit (kill) a program like this one for Ubuntu?

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