Tuesday, May 24, 2011

installing lubuntu 11.04 natty narwhal

The graphical installation system (Ubiquity) requires more RAM than Lubuntu needs to run.
you will also find this alternate installation method faster if you have less than 256MB RAM than using the standard install method.
Please be aware that your system may seem to 'hang' (stop) at about 90% (dpkg),
it has not; it just takes a little time (up to 90 minutes).
Ref: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/AlternateInstall


after installing
sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get -y install zenity
# For im-switch (Input Method Switcher)

Note: LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is based on GTK+

Language Support
1. Go to Preferences --> Language Support.
You will be asked to completely install language support, do so.
2. Click on the 'Install / Remove Languages' button to pull up the list of available languages
3. .....
Ref: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/LanguageSupport

Keyboard layout switcher
add this line
@setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,th
to /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart
Thanks: http://kobinter.blogspot.com/2011/05/lubuntu-1104.html

Autostart applications
There are two types:
1) autostarted applications go to menu -> preferences -> desktop session settings

2) Lubuntu and LXDE has some essential applications that will run everytime you start your system.
These kind of programs manage your powersettings for your laptop or netbook or draw icons on the desktop.
If you don't need these applications as you are using a desktop computer
or simply don't need desktop icons
you can disable those applications by editing the autostart script of the lubuntu session.
This file needs root rights to be modified and is located under /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart.
Ref: http://lubuntu.net/blog/lubuntu-screencast-extreme-memory-tuning

http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXDE:Questions << FAQ (such as How do I change the hotkeys?)

The directory tree is not yet added to PCManFM itself. >> http://blog.lxde.org/?p=828

Lubuntu Control Center

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