Lubuntu 10.04 is now available for download

Julien Lavergne released the final "stable beta" version of lubuntu 10.04.

- Torrent : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-10.10.iso.torrent
- Direct download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-10.10.iso
- MD5Sum: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt

== What is Lubuntu ? ==

Lubuntu is a Ubuntu variant using the LXDE desktop. It's designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment. Lubuntu is currently not part of the Ubuntu family, and not build with the current Ubuntu infrastructure. This release is considered as a « stable beta », a result that could be a final and stable release if it was included in the Ubuntu family. Please note also that Lubuntu 10.04 is not a LTS version. For the future we aim to include all packages of lubuntu in the Ubuntu repository.

== Features ==

- Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
- Pcmanfm 0.9.5, the rewrite of pcmanfm using gio/gvfs.
- Lxdm, a new and lightweight GTK display manager.
- Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
- ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 10.04

See the complete list of applications on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Applications
The release notes are available on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReleaseNotes/LucidLynx

== Specific Lubuntu changes ==

Lubuntu still contains modifications not available in the official repository, you can see them in the Lubuntu PPA [1] :
- New pcmanfm2 and libfm (LP: #523433)
- lubuntu-default-settings with pcmanfm2 support
- Fix for blurry shutdown-icon from elementary-icons (LP: #527345)
- Autologin support in ubiquity (LP: #546445)

== Thanks of Julien ==

I would like to thank all people involved in the development of Lubuntu during this past 6 months:
Thanks to the LXDE team for providing this nice desktop environment. Thanks to Rafael for his wonderful work on the artwork. Thanks to Mario for his wonderful work on the website, the wiki and all the advertising. Thanks to all testers which help in the testing process, and make Lubuntu better. Thanks to all people which help to provide support and documentation to new Lubuntu users. It was a pleasure to work with you. This release is not an end, but just the beginning. More will happen in the next releases :-)

== Links ==
Website: http://lubuntu.net
Documentation: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu
LXDE website: http://lxde.org/

[1] : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop/+archive/ppa

Comments

As my subjected already says, first congratulations for this so excepetced release!But why the lubuntu-desktop metapackages brings all featured applications as dependencies and not sugested/recomended? I would like Totem or VLC as my video player than Gnome-Mplayer...

Thanks for the questions. Once lubuntu can be build completely from the Ubuntu repository without using not officially supported PPA, building lubuntu will be easier. Making a meta-package that brings featured apps as recommended rather than dependent is on the list for the next release. Seems like you know what you are talking about. Would be great if you would join the team to make this happen.

I hope this distribution still light not like xubuntu full of gnome app i really like lubuntu i have a acer aspire 5532 and i am using lubuntu because is just amazing i don't like gnome and kde ew. lubuntu its just perfect. Lubuntu not just for old computers :) -Javier

hello, can i install lubuntu on my iBook G3? i mean lubuntu available for powerpc? if yes please give me the link. :)

The only version of PyNeighborhood (the LAN file tranfer client) worth offering is the latest version 0.5.1rc, because it's the only one that works! Even 0.5 doesn't work and forget the 0.4 version that is the default. Unfortunately, this latest version 0.5.1rc is almost impossible to find for downloading. Here's a link I found that offered a deb package of PyNeighborhood.... http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/pyNeighborhood-Download-4898.html Hope this helps anyone else needing this.

Hello, i wanted to thank you all for this release, which in my opinion will be greater for old computers than xubuntu ! May i ask where i can find the md5sum of the iso ? i can't find it :-(

ok i found it

Finally a linux distro I love and my laptop loves - Lubuntu works so well on my Acer Aspire without the needing to install any drivers (even wi fi works) - I have used various linux distros in the past but Lubuntu is by far the best offering a faster boot time than windows xp and uses less resources, I will definately tell any many people as I can about how great Lubuntu is. Thank you guys for all your hard work. Leslie

Hello, Lubuntu 10.04 works very fine on the pc pentium 3 at 700 of my sister. thank you very much for all old computers of the world ;) A French user Mikedafunk

I am using on my new and not slow computer. I also think Lubuntu's great.

I'd love to test this Distro. The image seems to be x86, I was wondering if there is a 64-bit version available?

Same anonymous I saw a meta-package on launchpad for an amd64 version, so I guess that would work fine with the mini-ubuntu images. Unfortunately those do not work on my Laptop since both of my networking components require a proprietary and not included driver, thus the installer fails to recognize those devices, cannot connect to the Internet and all I can do is basically exit the setup. I'd be glad if there was a 64-bit live-cd or if you could explain how I can include those drivers to the mini-ubuntu images (my WLAN device is a Atheros AR9285 and my LAN controller a Marvell Yukon 88E059 if that is somehow relevant).

Lubuntu will work on your 64 bit processor. Try it out.

It sure will, but it will not offer the amd64 instruction set. Instead it will work like a x86_32 processor. Not a huge impact, but, primarily due to being a developer, I'd prefer to have a 64-bit system to test my application in that environment.

Any official word on this?

This is the best operating system that I have ever ran on my net-book I have tried most of them as long as you keep updating it, I will never try any other I cant believe how fast it is.

Is there any chance of having a "Gnome Theme" added to Lubuntu that would automagically create panels in the fashion of Ubuntu's Gnome desktop? Something akin to the default Xubuntu desktop, only using LXDE and PCFileman? I understand that not everyone likes Gnome so it wouldn't be the default, but I'd really appreciate the option to hit a button or click a check box and have everything moved for me. I'm sure that the Gnome refugees to come from the 2.30 change over will also appreciate such an option until they (we) can learn the *box and LXDE methods of doing things better. Meanwhile I'm downloading the release now, if it is anything as good as the beta I tried this will be great... Thanks for the hard work you guys have been doing for us! --bornagainpenguin

I'm using Lubuntu's live-cd (and seeding the torrent) and it's very polished. TBH, it's just what many people expected when it was first announced. Excellent choice of apps from my point-of-view. Also if it's using the nouveau driver (I have an NVIDIA card) it's another plus, seems smoother than xorg's nv. I was almost introduced to Linux with Ubuntu but eventually got pissed off with some people that act amateurishly in the community, not up to the level a great distribution deserves. Anyway, at the moment I have nowhere to install it but if I eventually do so I look forward to help (even not being technical). All the best for this project!

Is there a Lubuntu download for PowerPC processors?

I am interested in a Lubuntu for my PS3, any news about a PPC Version of Lubuntu ? MfG, MEX

I've been using Lubuntu for just over a month, first on a desktop with 512M ram, 1 20G hard drive, a AMD Duron 900 CPU, and onboard SiS video. I got to like it so much I've been using it as my main install on a fairly new Compaq laptop. I do mostly office type work and PHP development, with NetBeans as my IDE. The improvements in pcmanfm have been especially dramatic. It is a little slow on the old desktop, but snappier than I've ever seen it on the laptop. Thank you for the development of this environment. As with everything, there are some thorns. Pcmanfm doesn't seem to add file sizes properly. For example, I have an 8G usb stick. Every other file manager properly shows that it has approximately 2G of free space and a total size of close to 8G. Pcmanfm says the total size of files is 3.7G and the total size of the stick is 359.9G. :) Another issue I've found is that there doesn't seem to be a way to change my password? If there is a way, I haven't been able to find it. The last major issue for me is that double-clicking doesn't seem to work. To open a file or start an application from the desktop I have to right click it and choose open from the menu. In the file manager double-clicking a directory sometimes opens it, sometimes not. Overall, I'm highly impressed. With the way problems have been resolved over this development cycle, the appearance and speed of the distribution, even if it doesn't become an official Ubuntu derivative i plan to keep using it.

Downloaded and installed in an old TOSHIBA Satellite 1555CDS: AMD-K6 380MHz 160MB RAM 6GB HDD and running fine, Great job!! Installer works with only 160MB, osom =D

I love this distro. It works flaweless on all of my 3 laptops, even on Dell CPi, 333 MHz and 192 Mb RAM. Thanx a lot to developers.

希望Lubuntu能坚持下去。 看现在xubuntu好像更新的不及时,输入法还是scim的。

A superb distro! Thank you, all! - K7AAY, PDX, OR

Hey great stuff, thank you for sharing this useful information and i will let know my friends as well. Send flowers to Korea

Works great on my girlfriend computer: Celeron 500MHz, 160MB RAM, 40GB WD HDD. THX!

Hi, I am running this on my inspiron 5100..! and it runs great!!! I had a question, I am still running the beta 2, so if i want to upgrade it to the final version, shall I reinstall, like a clean install or just 'sudo apt-get upgrade' should be sufficient??

Almost flying on my PIII 533MHz, 702MB RAM comp. :)

It seems to doesn't work on Virtualbox, but freezes after selecting language and choosing "try" or "install". Any ideas how to run that?

i have virtualbox 3.1.6, it runs. On an older version, i had problems (black screen and horizontal cursor)

First you need to create partitions. Use the live-CD for this. (LXDE menu / options / disk utility). Need a swap during the installation, I think

First of all, thank you for this amazing project! I installed Lubuntu and am absolutely loving it. But there's one thing I'm not entirely clear about: the announcement calls this release the "stable beta"; is it a beta version? Is a non-beta release due in the future?

It's beta, but if no beta-like problems arise it'll be release. I think.

I tried Lubuntu but I had serious problems with getting the mobile broadband working. I put the Nokia N900 on but Lubuntu did not recognize the mobile as a modem at all. I never got it working. This is too bad, because I would have liked the Lubuntu so much better than this basic Ubuntu which I had to install instead...

sudo apt-get install modemmanager after that works great with Huawei E160 E870 and ZTE MF330

Thank You!

Have installed latest Luubuntu on a Asus 701 - The live version worked brilliantly- including my vodaphone Dongle. Loaded from the alternative and the modem option is not there - Saw this post and followed the instructions - but got the following error messages W:Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/usb-modeswitch-data/usb-modeswitch-data_20110805-1_all.deb Temporary failure resolving 'gb.archive.ubuntu.com' W:Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/usb-modeswitch-data/usb-modeswitch-1.1.9-1ubuntu3_i386.deb Temporary failure resolving 'gb.archive.ubuntu.com' W:Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/modemmanager/modemmanager_0.5-1ubuntu1_i386.deb Temporary failure resolving 'gb.archive.ubuntu.com' is this likely to be tempory - or do I need to change something? Thanks Roger

Lubuntu runs absolute fluently on my low-end netbook (VIA C7 1000 MHz, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB SSD). That distro I´ve looked for. Recommendable without any exclusions

I have successfully installed lubuntu 10.04 onto my eeepc 701. It works fine and is really light weight where my 4G SSD still has 2.1G free space. Great job, guys. Then I bump into a stupid problem which is the wifi connection dropped every time I close my eeepc lid, and I can't find anything like or similar to power managerment to tweak it. Can anyone kindly give me some hint on how to fix it bcz eeepc 701's keyboard and lcd are really too small to operate, thx

Very effective on a P3 500MHz, 384 Mb RAM. Thanks to the team for this achievement ! :)

If I select the 'Check CD for defects the boot menu... Lubunto live-cd tell me there is 1 file error. I check the ISO's MD5,the md5 checksum is ok. Then I extract all files in the ISO to harddisk and check the MD5SUM.TXT. I found 1 error ( isolinux\boot.cat) Is there any thing wrong?

EXACTLY THE SAME thing happens to me. Both thngs. These are the md5sum values for each: 1. MD5SUM of the /isolinux/boot.cat file inside a cdrom burned from a correct ISO image: fb491c2b033ec7138f5cf896a3c6f611 2. MD5SUM value for boot.cat, according to the md5sum.txt file in the CD. 7b1a148e1e93551e91d952fcc56b10c3 ./isolinux/boot.cat

There seems to be some inconsistency in the ISO image. I hope the error is in the md5sums.txt file, not in boot.cat.

Does anyone know a solution for that error? Installing freezes with a black window and doesn't continue.

Note: You don't have to extract the files to hard disk to check them. After burning the disk, enter the cd and allow to connect, using Thunar(Debian distro xfce), right click on connection, and select "Open as Root Terminal". As Root, type in "md5sum -c md5sum.txt > /root/md5checklist. If this doesn't work, using terminal as root, type "cd /media/xxxxxx" and then type same as above. If the volume label of the cd DVD has spaces in it, there can be trouble - that's why clicking on the connection works better. Note: The mountpoint directory sometimes is disk or cdrom or a label of the cd Dvd volume. You can also direct the output to your home directory or leave the "> /root/md5checklist" off and it will display direct to your screen. I noticed "Srell Al Masri" above in another comment burned 3 cd's and still had the one error so he didn't install. The problem is that the iso does agree to what's posted. I too will not install but wait for the next version or a fix unless someone tells me that a bad boot.cat file is okay.

Note: You don't have to extract the files to hard disk to check them. After burning the disk, enter the cd and allow to connect, using Thunar(Debian distro xfce), right click on connection, and select "Open as Root Terminal". As Root, type in "md5sum -c md5sum.txt > /root/md5checklist. If this doesn't work, using terminal as root, type "cd /media/xxxxxx" and then type same as above. If the volume label of the cd DVD has spaces in it, there can be trouble - that's why clicking on the connection works better. Note: The mountpoint directory sometimes is disk or cdrom or a label of the cd Dvd volume. You can also direct the output to your home directory or leave the "> /root/md5checklist" off and it will display direct to your screen. I noticed "Srell Al Masri" above in another comment burned 3 cd's and still had the one error so he didn't install. The problem is that the iso does agree to what's posted. I too will not install but wait for the next version or a fix unless someone tells me that a bad boot.cat file is okay.

I noticed that "Srell Al Masri" above had same problem and burned three cd's and then decided not to install. I too will not install unless someone says it's okay, a bad boot.cat is okay. By the way, you don't have to extract the files to your harddisk to find out which file is bad. Best way: 1) Enter CD or DVD 2) System auto connects 3) In Thunar, right click on connection 4) Select "Open as Root Terminal" 5) As Root, type in "md5sum -c md5sum.txt > /root/md5checklist If that doesn't work, then using a terminal 1) su -enter password 2) cd /media/xxxxxxx (sometimes disk or cdrom or the label of the CD DVD) 3) As Root, type in "md5sum -c md5sum.txt > /root/md5checklist When there's a space in the name of the /media/directory this can cause problems, thats why the first way works better.

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook P1120 ("original" netbook form factor). It has a Transmeta Crusoe CPU at 800Mhz - about equivalent to 400 Mhz Intel - and 240 MB usable RAM. Lubuntu runs fairly slow compared to Puppy Linux, but acceptable - about equivalent to my Nokia n810 Internet Tablet: click/tap, wait a few seconds. Pro: One nice aspect is that it supports the P1120 touchscreen (unless coming back from suspend, in which case both touchscreen and trackpoint fail to respond - same thing I have seen with Crunchbang 9.04 and Puppy 4.x). CON: There is a deal-breaker, though: the WEP 128 support for the built-in Prism wifi is failing to decrypt the packets from the access point (AP), whereas that was never a problem with Puppy or Crunchbang on this PC. I look at the iwconfig output and compare the key setting (copy/pasted from file on flash drive I always use for this wifi setup to avoid mistakes in key entry) to that of another notebook accessing the same AP, and they are identical. The "good" PC shows zero "invalid crypt"count, but the P1120's invalid crypt count keeps climbing, so it looks like something is wrong with the WEP decryption implementation. TIA, RO

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