lubuntu 11.04 released

Julien Lavergne has released Lubuntu 11.04. It is now available :
 * Torrent :http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-11.04.iso.torrent
 * Direct download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-11.04.iso
 * Md5: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt

== What is Lubuntu ? ==
Lubuntu is an Ubuntu derivate using the LXDE desktop. It's designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment. Lubuntu is actually 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 we was included in the Ubuntu family.

== Features ==
 * Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
 * Pcmanfm 0.9.8, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.
 * Lxdm, a lightweight GTK display manager.
 * Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
 * ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 11.04
See the complete list of applications on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Applications

== Improvements since Lubuntu 10.10 ==
- New automatic way to build the ISO (thanks Jonathan Marsden)
- Modifications to the applications by default :
 * Switch from aqualung to audacious for the music player.
 * Switch from xarchiver to file-roller for the archives.
 * Switch from cheese to guvcview for using webcams.
- New added applications by default :
 * Gucharmap
 * Lxkeymap
 * Various documentations
- Lubuntu is now HAL free (thanks Xubuntu dev)
- New theme made by Raphael Laguna
- Lxrandr (Monitor settings) is able to save the configuration. Check the .desktop in ~.config/autostart/lxrandr-autostart.desktop
- Lxappareance is able to configure the font (antialiasing) and openbox directly.
- You are now able to call directly obconf to configure the number of workspaces, on workspace applet.
- Installer (ubiquity) support installation of Lubuntu and autologin configuration at install time includes in Ubuntu official repository.
- Icons on the desktop are now movable.
 - Fake transparency is available again.
- Lubuntu use now Ubuntu font by default.
- New Lubuntu text plymouth theme.
- Menus are now correctly translated.
- Menus have now an Administration and a Preference sub-menus.
- You can now change the layout on a Lubuntu session with lxkeymap (directly, or launched by lxinput).
- Updated installer, with new layout and screenshots.
- Fix a critical crash on qemu / kvm (thanks Fedora)
- Translations up-to-date with LXDE git.
- Up-to-date LXDE and pcmanfm.


== Releases notes and known issues ==
The release notes, with a list of known problems are available on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReleaseNotes/NattyNarwhal

== Reporting bugs ==
You can find information on how to report bug on this wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReportingBugs

== Thanks ==
Julien Lavergne: "I would like to thanks all people involved in the development of Lubuntu during this past 6 months: LXDE developers, people helping on IRC, testing and reporting bugs, making documentation and artwork ... It was a pleasure to work with you."

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

Comments

whether you plan to do the assembly for amd64 architecture? thanks

i waiting for lubuntu alternate or lubuntu core like bodhi linux, and you can install whatever you want, now a lot of soft i dont need

When i run Lubuntu (11.04) from CD i only get a black (command) screen... i tried on 2 PC's but both the same result... if i run Ubuntu (11.04) from CD on same PC's i don't have any problem... anyone know what to do? Thanks...

typing "sudo lxdm" you should be able to test

DO you guys have a recommended path/procedure for upgrading Lubuntu 10.10 to 11.04? A link to that would be awesome.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu#Upgrading from 10.10

$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d worked! Hibernation now seems to be working on my old ThinkPad. Thank you all for all the work. [x] Yes [ ] No to making it easy for a minimal install that makes it clear how to install desired additional features. (I think there were instructions at one time that said to install Ubuntu without a window manager and then install LXDE or whatever it is called. Having this work easily from a small Lubuntu disk would be welcome. Thanks again.

Why was the final release 139mb larger than beta2 released a week before final?

At least part of that seems to be that the final included Firefox 4.0 as well as Chromium. Not quite sure why.

I am setting up the Lubuntu installation as virtual machine within Oracle Virtualbox. However, after inserting the CD, the message "Windows - No Disk" displays. "Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c" Cancel Try Again Continue Task Manager is required to terminate pyrun.exe process. Any suggestions? Thanks!

hi men, good work! Lubuntu Natty look very good, stable and easy. anyway, i've some advices: 1-i think that LxPanel is too heavy on the RAM, it uses 12 Mb like gnome-panel. 2-There isn't any search tool, or i haven't found it 3-I think that its to better add another modern gtk theme like ambiance 4-I think that 12 games are too much, ok its only ace-of-penguins, but people that don't like solitaire games? 5-I think that it would be better to make users know that "if you don't like the default software, you can change it, easily!" 6-GuvcView its great, but i look a little like a toy, simply change the icon with the default gtk icons, and it would be look great! finally, i think that add the presentation dialog (of ubiquity) to a help dialog would be great. thanks for the attention and excuse me for my bad english. P.S.good work, Lubuntu rocks!

Have you tried installing Catfish? It is a lightweight file search tool that is in the Ubuntu repos. Also, the icons that exist in Guvcview are the ones put in there by the package author/maintainer. I've found that they are somehwat easy to change yourself if you want to take the time to do it. I used 32x32 Faenza icons to match my icon set and it greatly improved the look. Cheers!

I have tried the live CD and it will not boot. there is a probleme with xorg. Where do i report a bug

I think, lubuntu 11.04 is a nice piece of software. I tested many Linux distros, but lubuntu is my favourite - light, fast and no additional configuration to do - it just works. I haven’t seen any bugs yet, but I am still searching for one or two. Only one thing is very annoying: lack of menu editor. I must manually edit .desktop files if I want to remove something from menu. Irritating, but not so annoying to change distro. I still don't know if alacarte will work with LXDE menu properly (in 10.10 it was painful), but maybe I will give it a try. Really good piece of software. Great job.

Great Distro! I got only one problem: I use Midori as browser. When I try to remove chromium, Synaptic obliges me to install firefox (I tried to deselect the firefox's package but it's futile). It's the same when I use "apt-get remove". How can I have only one browser? Thank you!

Great distro! I've only a problem: I use midori to surf on the web, when I tried to uninstall chromium, synaptic obliged me to install firefox, and I cannot deselect the package. I'm forced to install one of these two browsers? How can I solve this situation? Thanks! Srell

Synaptic warns that this will remove LXDE...I prefer being able to pick and choose my installed games. Any chance this will change? Put this on a computer that doesn't shut down automatically, so I was afraid I had a crashed hard drive from this, but so far it starts up...How about the old message that it is safe to turn off your computer for old computers like this? Thanks, Joan in Reno

install from lubuntu-11.04.iso = ubuntu-11.04-desktop-i386.iso cli.seed + apt-get install lubuntu-desktop???

I'm downloading Lubuntu 11.04 right now, but I don't if I'll install it or not. The above comments about all the programs (games, Firefox, etc.) that are automatically installed seem to go against the philosophy of a lean install. I don't play games at all on my desktop, and I don't appreciate having them take up drive space. Why not let the users decide what to add? I, too, would like to see an amd64 version. The lack of such, plus its use of Ubuntu Lucid (!), turned me off from Bohdi Linux.

I'm downloading Lubuntu 11.04 right now, but I don't if I'll install it or not. The above comments about all the programs (games, Firefox, etc.) that are automatically installed seem to go against the philosophy of a lean install. I don't play games at all on my desktop, and I don't appreciate having them take up drive space. Why not let the users decide what to add? I, too, would like to see an amd64 version. The lack of such, plus its use of Ubuntu Lucid (!), turned me off from Bohdi Linux.

I agree, Lubuntu is supposed to be small, light, lean, and fast. But little by little its growing into just another distro and becoming fatter and fatter. Lubuntu please stick to your guns and keep this distro light and lean. If people want all the extra crap they 'we' can install it ourselves via apt-get install.... All the games etc. needs to go....

Why not make Lubuntu ultra light and include only the LXDM desktop, Network ability, Alsa, and a web browser...of course other necessities that are needed for the OS to run. Then let people use the Synaptic Package Manager or the apt-get install command to add features with their dependencies. People who use Lubuntu dont want all the extras, they want only the program or two they use on a daily basis. Just my dumb idea.... Other than that keep up the good work.

I agree, we need linux kernel, lxde, bwowser, alsa, graphic cards drivers, network card driver and synaptic, it can be lubuntu minimal or core, it would be perfect :)

I agree, we need linux kernel, lxde, bwowser, alsa, graphic cards drivers, network card driver and synaptic, it can be lubuntu minimal or core, it would be perfect :)

Why not just start a Poll and let the Lubuntu community decide what they want in Lubuntu... I used to work in software development and I can tell you as both a user and a small-bit developer, the last thing users want is for someone to tell them "this is what you need". I am sure the Lubuntu community would agree that a stripped down Lubuntu-core is what they want.... Bodhi-Linux has set a great Benchmark for this.

Recién baje esta nueva versión para revivir una laptop ibm Pentium III @ 1.2Ghz 512 RAM HDD 20( 4 GB PARTED) y cual es mi sorpresa que no me deja instalar, solo porque no tengo 5.3 Gb libres, esto me decepciono busque alguna solución pero no encontré nada, no me queda mas remedio que borrar el disco y buscar una distribucion linux que realmente sea personalizable no esta basura de instalador que no da opción para en particiones pequeñas.

Recién baje esta nueva versión para revivir una laptop ibm Pentium III @ 1.2Ghz 512 RAM HDD 20( 4 GB PARTED) y cual es mi sorpresa que no me deja instalar, solo porque no tengo 5.3 Gb libres, esto me decepciono busque alguna solución pero no encontré nada, no me queda mas remedio que borrar el disco y buscar una distribucion linux que realmente sea personalizable no esta basura de instalador que no da opción para en particiones pequeñas.

Recién baje esta nueva versión para revivir una laptop ibm Pentium III @ 1.2Ghz 512 RAM HDD 20( 4 GB PARTED) y cual es mi sorpresa que no me deja instalar, solo porque no tengo 5.3 Gb libres, esto me decepciono busque alguna solución pero no encontré nada, no me queda mas remedio que borrar el disco y buscar una distribucion linux que realmente sea personalizable no esta basura de instalador que no da opción para en particiones pequeñas.

Yeah. It is sad that I need at least 5.3 GB free disk space. I have an EeePC 4G that runs Kubuntu nearly perfectly. Installation was super easy and now I cannot change to Lubuntu!

I just want it to watch Flash porn, in a VM on my work laptop. and it works great, thx ][ ][ }{ }{

Why the hell would you document this anywhere?

I like lubuntu very much. But I need amd64 version >whether you plan to do the assembly for amd64 architecture? thanks +1

Mini cd is updated to 11.04? Why my old PC install Lubuntu from MiniCD iso?

Just got around to downloading the x64 version and all I can say is bravo! Not only is it less resource hungry than the standard Ubuntu, but the default theme is quite elegant in it's simplicity. First default theme that I haven't immediately wanted to trash and overhaul in some time. Thank you!

admittedly lubuntu is nothing but a tweaked version of ubuntu. since there are ppc ports (and amd64 for that matter), one can easily build up ubuntu to be exactly what you want by installing/uninstalling whatever you want. however, the whole point of distros is to take care of all the trouble so you don't have to worry about it (thus the reason why this "extra" stuff mentioned above is installed). that being said, i'll still ask for a ppc version. i'd say there are many ppc machines that could really do well with a "light and fast" distro and lubuntu would be fab for it.

Educational media lab for after school kids program -- would also much appreciate Lubuntu for PPC. We are running a dozen G4 Quicksilver 2002's with stock Nvidia GEFORCE 2 MX400 video cards. Can do testing but would appreciate these ports come from "official" channels. Would hope there is enough demand to make this seem worthwhile to the developers.

I just installed a PPC lubuntu setup onto an imac i had becasue osx wouldn't suport tethering over USB with my android phone. (before you sugest it, there's no wifi in the imac) it's quite easy to do a 11.10 lubuntu install on PPC. first, get a PPC ubuntiu minimal install iso and burn to cd. get it here --> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD at the first prompt you get upon booting- specify 'cli' or 'cli-expert' instead of 'install' this will install a bare bones comand-line only stripped down *buntu. then, log in once installation is complete. enter this command 'sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop' this will download another 760 or so packages. reboot, and you'll have Lubuntu on your PPC mac.

Will it come out Lubuntu 11.04 alternate CD?

Hello, I think lubuntu 10.10 is better than the last version 11.04. The previous version was faster and it is the most important feature in these lite distros. Besides, my point is we need a fast distro without applications and it is very easy to install those applications that one person needs. Please, where can I find the previos version (10.10) ?

Lubuntu live DVD fails to function correctly. Lubuntu seems to be command line only. Boot options are no help. Hardware: HP 620 laptop with 3GB RAM.

Resolved by using sudo lxdm and hitting .

Running into similar problems with Lubuntu 11.04. It boots to the CLI rather than the graphical desktop.

what is the minimum system requirement

Have loaded Lubuntu, during the install i get full screen when it reboots it goes to small screen in top left corner, as this is a great program i would like to know how to get full screen hoping you can help Brian

Ubuntu became so heavy and it was so SLOWWWWW on my pc that i was very ungry , till i found your distro ! So fast and speedy! I want this distro to become the second most important ubuntu distro

Was looking for a small Ubuntu distro and thought Lubuntu was it, but 5.3 GB isn't much smaller than Ubuntu, is it?

My lubuntu works perfectly on my eeepc 701 with a 4 giga disk ssd. The request for 5 and more giga it's only for the installation.... I insert (before install) a 8 giga pendrive then I choose /dev/sda (my 4 giga disk) with 4 giga for installation and all works very well. My lubuntu, with libreoffice, gimp, ..... it's big ongly 54% of my 4 giga disk ssd. With 1 giga ram I don't install swap partition. apologize for my English.... I'm an italian newbee ;-) Thanks to al staff !!!! Lubuntu it's fantastic !!!! fast, small, greenpower and modern flavour of ubuntu Roberto Zanna

1、lxinput设置不管用。 2、不止pcmanfm如何结合ftp、sftp。 3、iptux下声音设置依然不能设置(设置了,就不能正常运行了),应该是兼容性的问题。

This version is amazing! Thanks for working so hard on lubuntu! My old laptop can't run GNOME and this works great and setup was really easy. Keep it up. To everyone complaining, lubuntu can't be everything for everyone. That will come a little bit more in the future as it becomes a mainstream ubuntu version.

This is a shit, my lubuntu is very slow, wath i can do?

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