lubuntu fail compilation walterorlin at
Mon Mar 17 17:39:38 UTC 2014

I know a work around for one of those issues is that switch out the
standard desktop pager to the wnkpager which works better and actually the
upstream beta of newest lxpanel uses by default. Remove the old desktop
pager by  right clicking on the panel click add for panel applets select
wnkpager. Move it wheere you want to. Click on the one that says regular
desktop pager and then click remove as you do not usually need both. I also
like this one better as it has outlines and shows an icon for your
maximized windows.

Also you can remove the calculator tool you like lesss.

Also firefox vs chromium is a matter of prefrence. You can install chromium
and uninstall firefox if you wish and espically if you prefer one over the
other. Don't worry about it saying it will remove the lubuntu-desktop

I don't quite know of how to solve the network manager issues off the top
of my head.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:06 AM, uma at <uma at>wrote:

> From my experience, the latest lubuntu (13.10) is quite a setback. I
> regret that I didn't have resources to help with beta testing and so I can
> just complain - but that's just how it is at the moment. (I'd downgrade if
> there was not security issues with the cipherblock chaining for full-disk
> encryption.) So I want to voice my issues somewhere, for whatever it's
> worth. Here's the list:
> * From "users and groups" in the main menu there's an option to "not ask
> for password for login" - it doesn't activate autologin however, instead it
> makes the user login screen show my password in cleartext when typing and
> causes the key ring to not get unlocked with (manual) login.
> * When configuring autohide for the panel and autologin enabled (by
> editing config file), directly after login, when password dialog for
> unlocking the key ring pops up (because e.g. a known WPA network is
> available), if I don't type in the password right away but click on the
> nm-applet icon in the panel, then after unlocking the key ring the panel
> does not appear anymore.
> * The screen locking keyboard shortcut [Ctrl]+[Alt]+L does not work. The
> lubuntu-rc.xml links to "xscreensaver-command -lock" while it should link
> to "gnome-screensaver-command -l". xscreensaver is not installed by default.
> * Microphone input doesn't work out of the box anymore (before it did) and
> so far I have failed to get it working (- so I can't use a softphone
> anymore).
> * When going into standby mode, after resuming I find network manager out
> of control of my networking interfaces. Only after going to standby and
> resuming again it regains control.
> * There's colour design issues with the GUI theme that seriously impair
> usability, like light grey progress bars on light grey background with
> white writing on them, white buttons on white background without borders or
> something around them (the desktop switching buttons in the panel)
> * The default Firefox GUI is a huge setback with a small display size
> compared to Chromium - it uses nearly half of the available space for bars
> and buttons.
> * There's now two redundant calculator tools - gnome-calculator and
> galculator.
> * Using over 5 GiB for standard installation is quite big for older
> machines like my EeePC with 8 GiB SSD.
> System info:
> I'm running on a Asus EeePC 900A with 1 GiB of RAM and 8 GiB SSD, screen
> resolution of 1024*600 pixels, Qualcomm Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Fast
> Ethernet interface on PCI-Express, Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x
> Wireless Network Adapter on PCI-Express, Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High
> Definition Audio Controller on PCI and an Intel Atom CPU N270 clocked with
> 1.6 GHz.
> I installed from USB using the mini.iso to install mainly via LAN.
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