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FAQ - Workarounds


Some of the annoying little bugs (paper cuts) in Lubuntu are on the list of things to be sorted out. Many have been addressed in later releases of Lubuntu and backported to earlier versions, but some paper-cuts persist. As most of these involve the use of the command line, if you are new to it, please do have a read of LXterminal. When you see

some instructions

That means you need to type them into LXterminal.


If you cannot find your issue listed here, please also check Guides for additional information.

Lubuntu Software Center not working

[Ed.: refers to non-released version of Lubuntu] This shows itself as when you select Lubuntu Software Center from the menu, nothing happens. To confirm that the problem you are having is the known problem, please carry out the following.


If you get a lot of errors regarding python then please carry out the following

rm -r ~/.config/lsc

That will force Lubuntu Software Center to rebuild next time you start it from the menu (it may take a little while to rebuild).

Problems with Abiword

This is a known bug. There is a workaround available from here.

LXPanel disappeared and after lauching lxpanel again, it looks ugly.

lxpanel --profile Lubuntu

Note: The command above is case sensitive!

When clicking in Chromium "Show in Folder" it spawns a new tab that shows only directory listing

gksudo leafpad /usr/bin/xdg-open

replace following lines in the end

    open_generic "$url"

with lines:

    open_lxde "$url"

After upgrade my keyboard layout changed

gksudo leafpad /etc/default/keyboard





replace fi with your desired language, de,uk,it, you name it.

and then reboot your computer, as restarting udev service doesn't change it.

sudo reboot

Screen resolution is wrong, no matter what I do

Moved to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Monitor_or_Screens

Intel eeprom100 gives in dmesg: e100 0000:02:08.0: (unregistered net_device) EEPROM corrupted

sudo bash -c ‘echo “options e100 eeprom_bad_csum_allow=1″ >> /etc/modprobe.d/options’

Lubuntu will not install in less than 5.3 / 4.3 GB of disk space

Please use the Alternate iso.

Video Tearing

Moved to Lubuntu/Video

Vim has unreadable colors in LXTerminal

Moved to [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/LXTerminal/Customising]

Can't Change to Screen Resolution I need For My Monitor or Laptop Screen

Moved to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Monitor_or_Screens

Entire disk with encryption doesn't prompt for disk password

If you install LVM entire disk encryption, you may encounter the bug where you are not prompted for your password on bootup. Without this password, the system cannot decrypt your drive, and will not continue booting. This is only a problem for certian graphics cards.

Workarounds for this bug:

1) When you land at the blank screen (it is waiting for your LVM encryption password) just type your password. Alternatively, hit one of the up/down arrow keys to get to the GUI and enter your password (you will need to hit backspace twice to remove the two characters that were put in by the one arrow key press)

2) Edit your /boot/grub/grub.cfg file. In the menu entry for the kernel you wish to boot, add the text "plymouth:force-drm" (without the quotes) to the end of the line that starts with "linux /boot/vmzlinux-3.2.....". If you do this workaround, you will need to re-apply this fix anytime the kernel package is updated or grub is otherwise modified as the file is completely re-written each time.

3) Use the un-modified kernel. Read: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds to manually download a mainline kernel and install on your system.

Taskbar or LxPanel Background is the wrong color

If you don't set the opacity of LxPanel, in the appearance tab (under LxPanel Settings) It doesn't look right. On the color chooser, you can set the color to non-transparent.

My machine doesn't remember brightness settings

Moved to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Monitor_or_Screens

Lubuntu/Documentation/FAQ/Workarounds (last edited 2018-04-29 08:48:00 by moergaes)