YouTube on Lubuntu 12.04

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Wed Apr 3 21:31:57 UTC 2013

I makes me sad, that the Ubuntu guy gave you such an answer :-(

I suggest that you try updating with terminal window commands

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

and when necessary

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Good luck :-)

On 2013-04-03 21:17, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 04/03/2013 11:44 AM, Tracer wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Aere Greenway
>>> I use Lubuntu successfully on a 450 megahertz, 512 megabyte RAM,
>>> HP-Vectra. It also worked in the past on it when I only had 384
>>> megabytes of RAM.
>>> Yet I use Lubuntu on all of my machines (that are faster and have more
>>> RAM) because it's noticeably faster, and easier to do color
>>> customization.
>> Thanks, Aere. I have a few questions for anyone who can answer....
>> After a bit of struggle to install, Lubuntu 12.x runs on old hardware,
>> but boot-up is EXCRUCIATINGLY slow.
>> With Lubuntu 10.04 it is 17 seconds from power-on; that's FAST !!!
>> ( Win XP 60 seconds, Ubuntu 40s, Arch 25s, Sabayon 95s )
>> I have no fears about security, because the data is on a USB HDD
>> which is rarely connected. And I can reinstall Lubuntu in no time.
>> And who would target Lubuntu ? ( Are there any millionaires here
>> amongst us ? I guess not. )
>> But I am afraid any new hardware like printer/ scanner/ camera, etc
>> will not be recognised/supported by 10.04 and then I'll have to
>> consider new processor ( when this one is still running like new )
>> or I should learn to fix my own kernel somewhat like GENTOO Linux.
>> Before either of those, I will try tweaking Lubuntu.
>> Should I try to update drivers in 10.04 or
>> Should I try to trim 13.x to make it faster ?
>> WHich is easier & more practical ?
>> Thanks & BR
>> Tracey
> Tracey:
> On my 450 megahertz HP Vectra, it is slow booting, but not slow enough
> to begin to worry if it is hung.
> I haven't timed it, but it is probably a little more than a minute.
> The problem I have with Lubuntu (and Xubuntu) on the 450 mhz HP Vectra,
> is that when I go to apply updates (using the software updater), the
> software updates window goes away, and updates go on being applied in
> the background, without any information being given to me of that fact.
> The only way I knew it was still running was from looking at the task
> manager, noticing what processes were running.
> It also gives me no indication of when the updating process is
> completed, other than CPU usage going down.
> I reported this problem as a software bug submission, but an Ubuntu
> person declared the bug to be invalid, because I was using a processor
> slower than 1 gigahertz, and with less than 1 gigabytes of RAM.  He said
> that I should use xubuntu or lubuntu (apparently he didn't read my bug
> report to see that was what I was actually using).
> So even if lubuntu runs on the slow processor, if they refuse to fix the
> software updater (or similar system software) because our processors are
> not up the the ridiculous minimum requirements of Ubuntu, perhaps we
> can't use the slow machines anymore anyway.
> I am actually thinking of scrapping my slowest machine of my test-bed
> (the HP Vectra) because of that refusal to fix the problem, and because
> of how excruciatingly slow the process of installing and updating has
> become when using it.
> Below is a copy of the e-mail where they declared the bug I reported to
> be invalid:
> the official Ubuntu Documentation recommends a 1 GHz Pentium 4 with 1
> gigabyte of RAM and 5 gigabytes of hard drive space, or better.[44] For
> less powerful computers, there are other Ubuntu distributions such as
> Lubuntu and Xubuntu.
> this is not a bug, we just dont support you.
> ** Changed in: update-manager (Ubuntu)
>        Status: New => Invalid
> -- You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the
> bug report. Title: When applying
> software updates, updater window disappears Status in “update-manager”
> package in Ubuntu: Invalid Bug description: On slow machines (450
> megahertz, with 512 megabytes RAM in this case), when you request to
> install the selected software updates, the system updater window
> disappears. Yet updates are being installed in the background, invisible
> to the user. The only clue there is that this is happening, is if you
> watch what processes are executing, using the task manager. Eventually
> (after a very long time on this machine), the CPU usage goes down to an
> idle state, yet no notification of a reboot being necessary appears
> (though a new kernel was one of the updates). If at that point, I bring
> up the software updater, it then informs me that a reboot is required.
> Similar symptoms to this occur on Ubuntu-Studio (Xubuntu) 12.04, except
> that the update manager window stays visible, and eventually says that a
> reboot is required. I want to watch the update process. I don't want it
> to happen in the background (with no notification that it is finished) -
> especially on this slow machine. This doesn't happen on any of my other
> machines running Lubuntu 12.10, or Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 LTS. ProblemType:
> Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10 Package: update-manager 1:0.174.4
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-26.42-generic Uname: Linux
> 3.5.0-26-generic i686 ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10 Architecture: i386
> Date: Sun Mar 24 19:17:55 2013 DpkgHistoryLog.txt: Start-Date:
> 2013-03-24 19:11:12 Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic Remove:
> linux-image-3.5.0-21-generic:i386 (3.5.0-21.32),
> linux-image-extra-3.5.0-22-generic:i386 (3.5.0-22.34),
> linux-image-3.5.0-22-generic:i386 (3.5.0-22.34),
> linux-image-extra-3.5.0-21-generic:i386 (3.5.0-21.32) End-Date:
> 2013-03-24 19:13:51 GsettingsChanges: b'com.ubuntu.update-manager'
> b'first-run' b'false' b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'launch-time'
> b'1364163135' b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'show-details' b'true'
> b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-height' b'500'
> b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-width' b'600' InstallationDate:
> Installed on 2012-05-11 (317 days ago) InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.04
> "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423.1) MarkForUpload: True
> PackageArchitecture: all SourcePackage: update-manager UpgradeStatus:
> Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-19 (156 days ago) To manage notifications
> about this bug go to:

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