lubuntu lucid final test release

Julien Lavergne generated a final iso lubuntu testing release before announcing the public release.

The download is available here:  http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-20100430.iso

(md5sum: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt)

The release fixed a problem with installed languages, and includes some bug fixes for pcmanfm/libfm. 

Please test it and report any blocker you are encountering that would stop this release to become the lubuntu 10.04 release. This iso should be the last one if no other problems are found.

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刻盘安装,设置屏幕分辨率为1024×768,刷新率为85,重启机器后,又变成默认的,1600×****。不能保存。另外有些窗口的标题很大,如“开始”菜单那些字体,是不是小些?速度还不错。 

The Screen resolution configuration could not be savedBurn the image to a CD, then set the resolution to 1024x768, fresh rate to 85HZ, after the reboot it go back to the default 1600x****. And the font used by the title of some widgets are huge. e.g. the font of "start" menu, maybe it could be a little smaller ? The distro is fast though.  

刻盘安装,设置屏幕分辨率为1024×768,刷新率为85,重启机器后,又变成默认的,1600×****。不能保存。另外有些窗口的标题很大,如“开始”菜单那些字体,是不是小些?速度还不错。屏幕分辨率不能保存设置

Hello,

I installed Lubuntu Beta 3 yesterday evening and spent a couple of hours today configuring the system.

The test machine is an IBM Thinkpad T40 with a 1.5 GB Pentium M, 512 MB of RAM and an integrated ATI card (Radeon Mobility 7500). Old stuff, not capable of running standard Ubuntu 10.04.

Lubuntu runs great in this system. Before, it was running Debian Squeeze with Xfce. Responsiveness and resources need seems to be comparable. Pure Debian plus Xfce seems to be more responsive but as soon as you activate composite effects, install some Gnome stuff and install AWN, Debian-Xfce starts to feel heavier than Lubuntu ;) Of course Xfce is a more complete desktop and offers more GUI-driven configuration tools than LXDE.

Potential bugs:

- I cannot move LXTerminal. It sits in the middle of the screen and the bar is not visible. After a full dist-upgrade I can now move and resize the window, but the bar is still not visible.

- The language support configuration is not correctly updated after system install. /etc/default/locale contains more than a hundred languages. I could not correct the problem from the languages GUI (which insists in installing 164 languages even if they are deselected). The only solution was manually editing the locale file and then deselecting all superfluous language packages within the Synaptic package manager.

Other remarks:

- Some of the configuration (for instance, being able to select between two keyboard layouts or seting the number of desktops) required manually editing configuration files here and there. No problem for me, but a newbie can have a hard time trying to figure out where and how. Of course, the Lubuntu team is not to be blamed. It is just that LXDE may not be ready for the masses yet (if it was ever supposed to be).

- Chromium is light and fast. However, for being able to use flash I had to first install the package for Mozilla browsers and then create a symbolic link in the Chromium plugins folder. Not very user-friendly. I have not yet been able to watch content such as asx scripts, wmv and the like (neither embebed nor in an external application). AdSweep is not as good as it is AdBlock Plus. Opera has issues and Midori has the same problems as Chromium and feels heavier. I ended up installing Firefox (the xine plugin solves more of the aforementioned issues).

- Translation to Portuguese is still deficient as compared to Gnome or even Xfce.

- On the positive side of things, Lubuntu is quite aesthetically pleasant for such a light-weight desktop as it is LXDE. Having the sound and network applets up and running out of the box it is nice. Wireless and sound just worked (even with Skype).

In summary, you are doing a great work but there are still important intrinsic limitations related to the LXDE desktop and certain light-weight applications. However, Lubuntu makes my old laptop usable and fully functional and I like it. I would say this is one of the best LXDE-distros I have tried this far.

Desiderata:

1) Basic desktop configuration should be fully GUIzed.
2) I like the look-and-fell of Mac4Lin or Macpup (even more than that of Mac OS X itself). Clearlooks, Industrial and the other themes installed by default are starting to look oldish.

I tried to install Lubuntu from the final iso testing release on my old ThinkPad T23; it booted correctly from the CD I burned, but, when I tried to install it, it gave me an IO error during the copy of files.
Suspecting a burning problem, I tried with another CD, with no luck. Then I started it with "check CD for defects option", and it gave me an error in one file.
I did the CD test again directly from the iso in a virtual machine (in VirtualBox), and it too gave me the same error; I thought that it could be a download error, but the md5sum is the same one of the file you linked.
Any idea?
By the way, I managed anyhow to play a bit with Lubuntu and I found it very light and well done, my compliments to the lubuntu team. :)

I write again just to say that the two problems are unrelated; the IO error was due the CD drive, while the "check CD for defects" error seem to be a known bug. I'll try with another CD reader.

Perfect! I replaced the CD drive and everything went perfect. Great work!

I've been testing every lubuntu release since the 9.10 betas. The jump to the 10.04 betas was huge! Which made lubuntu the most exciting ubuntu derivative ever! The speed, the looks, the browser, the network reliability and the overall choice of programs... it's absolutely superb.

The first two problems I have to point out, are not distro related but more an organizational issue. Ubuntu and its official derivatives have a launchpad section which allows them to report bugs in an orderly fashion, something that doesn't seem to be working with lubuntu's. The second problem, is the error that this website presents when posting an anonymous comment, which newcomers might interpret as an error on their side and spam the site until they give up.

Now, for the problems with the distro. I'm going to start with the ones that might pull a newcomer away from this particular distro, since ubuntu takes pride on its user friendliness.

1. No drivers available on the menu Preferences/Hardware Drivers. I know lubuntu is aimed at low resources computers but you can't forget about users with more recent computers that just want great performance.

2. Awful flash performance. My computer's temperature just goes off the charts when I watch some flash content with it. I read somewhere that you could play flash content on mplayer? Don't know if it is true or not but it would be awesome! Just think about it... Automatically blocking the browser's unwanted flash content and when you want to watch something, just click on the desired flash window of the browser and it will open the content on mplayer. Great browser security and great flash performance. Like I said, don't know if it is possible but it would be great. Anyway, this is a problem that needs to be fixed.

3. Automatic updates not shown on the desktop. I think you guys already knew about this one. But the ubuntu folks seemed to be particularly focused on the need to make updates visible while discussing the future of the systray.

Now, for some minor errors that you guys might want to check out before sending your request of approval to the ubuntu folks:

4. Direct install without entering a live session doesn't work. If you click on it, you get redirected to a live session. If by clicking on "Install Lubuntu" you get the same result as "Try Lubuntu without any changes", why not simply remove the "Install Lubuntu" option? Or simply fix it.

5. The chronic "1 error found" after checking the CD integrity. Yeah... it's been there since the first 10.04, I believe. Can't believe you guys didn't knew about it that already.

6. Splash screen problem. Now, this was critical on beta 3, I believe. But now, on the final testing version, I only got it when I did the "Install Lubuntu" thing I described on the 4th point. Don't know if the "Try Lubuntu without changes" shows the same purple ubuntu 10.04 with vulgar font splash screen, instead of the beautifully styled lubuntu blue splash screen.

Well, I believe that's all on my behalf. I think that the first non-distro and the top three distro related problems are serious issues. Mainly because its stuff that is already working flawlessly on officially endorsed ubuntu distros and some of them, important for a smooth computing experience. Hope this review helps and that Lubuntu keeps improving like it did this year. Great job guys.

Best wishes,
Glücklich

Hi, thank you for your feedback. I got rid of the error when posting a comment.

please fix hardware drivers issue i need wifi working on hp tx2 touchsmart with broadcom. ill can find driver but i will reinstall when all is working. touch screen does work oob. yayh thanks lubuntu, you are a god among insects

Hello, i just tested Lubuntu into Virtualbox, my computer has 512 Mega Ram and 1 core, so i gave my virtual machine 204 Mo. I only tested live session and installation, but before i wanted to check the cd, 1 error found. The md5 is ok, so i assume there is no error. The live session was pretty fast, i didn't know if the ram was too small but no. Then i installed it on a 8 giga file, 4 giga /, 2 giga swap and 2 giga home,and after reboot it says me that there is errors on / and /home, so i checked the disk and continued.

When I booting from Lubuntu CD (lubuntu-lucid-20100430.iso) I see the boot menu. If I choose  the item "Install Lubuntu" from this menu, then Lubuntu not start the installation immediately, it loads the LiveCD-session (like when you select "Try Ubuntu without installing").

When I chose "Install Lubuntu" I believe it did the same and gave a desktop with one item on it. Clicking on that icon installed the rest of Lubuntu.

I have Installed the beta 2 version, since the update of the kernel 2.6.32.21.22 does not boot X, with the previous version it worked (2.6.32-19.28). I tested the final test release and does not boot.My laptop: Dell Inspiron 1150 graphic card Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM / GME / PM / GMV.Any solution?thanks

I dont now if this is a bug or not but when you uninstall chromium it removes the lubuntu-desktop package also.

I was able to remove chromium without a problem, after that I installed google chrome (same thing but with flash suport built-in) because I couldn't play youtube.

I burned Lubuntu on a CD not DVD at 8x and it keeps coming out with 1 error.

I burned Lubuntu and got 1 error when I tried to do a live boot, I re-downloaded and checked the md5sum and it was good. The boot menu (where you pick try without install) disk check returns with 6 file errors. Both downloads have the same error and both have good md5sums. I will try to reply with the error message.

(process:391) GLib-warning **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)

I have two Rom drives, and I tried the other one and it worked? Both Rom Drives are functioning fine and no other errors seen with there use in other OS's or software. The error still happens, but it does not lockup there and it moves past it. Maybe some software driver malfunction?, if it is then its with ubuntu as well. Seen lots of logs on there site with this error. if this is any help the drive that worked was a dvd-rom and the drive that did not work was a dvd-r/w (LG brand).

How do you install Java on Lubuntu?

Hi, I clicked on the link and found the http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/  folder empty except for the md5sum.txt file. I'd like to try lubuntu but I can't seem to download any of the beta files or this final release eitherDave

Hi, I am trying Lubuntu and it work very good on my old note book (old vaio stuff). It is very nice looking and fair to use.. Only one thing: i miss the dialog box session to choose the user session... whatever thank you for this project, for me is very close to the original ubuntu spirit ( OS for everybody, wherever and for all kind of computers)

PXE net boot is broken: "Unable to find a live file system in the network"... It's a Lubuntu bug as it works with official ISO.

I wanted to have a 2x2 pager, but the available layout is linear. Hence, I increased the number of workspaces to 4 (using obconf), edited .config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml, and assigned TWO actions to the key combinations S-Up (I prefer the shift to ctrl-alt) and S-Down. These are DesktopPrevious (twice, as I said) and DesktopNext, respectively. I also removed the pager from the panel. It would be nice, though, to be able to enter the number of rows and columns for the pager and put it in the Dock. An external pager (fbpager) works, but it is not part of LXDE. Morover, the actions DesktopUp or Down in lubuntu-rc.xml have no effect (as long as there is no upper or lower row). I hope this will be of help to someone. Remo Badii, Switzerland

Where can I post bugs? I have at least 3 bugs, maybe 4 to report. I don't want to get on a mailing list. I also notice much here goes unanswered. Why not have a normal bug list on launchpad?

Please build a alternative CD ISO built. I need to deploy multiple thin clients at once.

Hi, thanks for this test. For French speaking people you can read one on : http://blog.jaycreation.net/post/test-lubuntu-10.4-ditribution-linux-lxde

I'd love to have Wubi for lubuntu to show off the ease of installation & speed of lubuntu on a rather old laptop to a girl I know.

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