Lubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx released

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

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 current applications on https://docs.lubuntu.net/lubuntu_applications.html
The release notes are available on https://docs.lubuntu.net/releases/lubuntu1004_release_notes.html

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

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

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

  1. 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…

    • Hey, guys. Thank you for this great distro. I love it. I have a question, though.

      Pcmanfm2 has been updated to version 0.97, I think, but in your PPA the latest version is 0.95. I know Lubuntu 10.04 is an official stable release, so I understand you will not update your package base to introduce new features, just like Ubuntu does. But keep in mind that the Lubuntu version of Pcmanfm was a beta, and this new Pcmanfm version is a bug-fix release. So my question is, will you keep your PPA updated, so we, the users, can enjoy bug-fix releases of the software contained there, or will be have to wait for the next Lubuntu release (10.10) to use the latest and greatest?

      Thanks.

  2. 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.

    • Hi all, this system is great. I have installed it on my toshiba 4300 (600 mhz celeron, 320 MB RAM) and it’s flying …. but i have little problem. I create panel only for launchers at the top of screen like is in classic ubuntu but i have no idea how to make shortcut for .sh script located in my home folder to this panel

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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。

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

  7. 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??

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

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

  10. 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?

  11. 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…

  12. 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

  13. 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

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

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

  16. 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 ( isolinuxboot.cat)

    Is there any thing wrong?

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Great work guys! Thanks for that great derivative of Ubuntu. Is 64-bit support planned?

    • 1. I experienced little trouble with the double-clicks. Sometimes it didn’t respond. Especially when trying to roll up&down the windows.
    • 2. At some point, the Workspace Switcher lost one of its squares, it had only one, while there were still both working, with windows on each.
    • 3. In my opinion.. disk drives shouldn’t be mounted with just one click. It should be two clicks at most, or even better: right click and decide to mount read-only or rw (the main options) and you should be asked for administrative password when necessary.
    • 4. I dislike so many controls in the “passwd” program. If I want to change my passwd from “1234hello” to “hello1234”, for example, it doesn’t let me do it. I need to register a third password and then change it and then register the one I want. That’s stupid!! The program will never be more intelligent than me and doesn’t know why I want to change it. A WARNING is enough.
    • 5. The windows’ menus should have the shortcuts in them and one should be able to learn, using the system, that ALT-SPACE pops up this menu which allows to brings back the title menu of an “undecorated window” (a window without title”
  20. 6. When you delete a file in PcmanFm it actually asks you if you want to delete it. Great! Nautilus hasn’t accomplished that in years!
  21. Thumbs up! I loved crunchbang lite (and I still do), but lubuntu just has a much faster boot and, when idle, my netbook reaches 3ºC less. Great work & many thanks…

    …and… 🙂

    – will there eventually be a forum for the users to exchange ideas, tips & tricks?

    – is anybody else experiencing weird things like the system not recognizing a fully charged battery and so suspending the session?

    – is there a working way to power-manage the system? The power management in the advanced tab of the xscreensaver doesn´t (always) work for me.

  22. If I copy text from chromium-browser and paste it into an LXTerminal tab, it will appear not to work. Later I will switch to another tab and find the text there. I’m not sure how to chase this down and whom I should notify.

    Thank you!

  23. I’ve been following the betas of Lubuntu since the start, but I’ve still been blown away by the speed and out-of-the box functionality of this release. It boots faster than any other major distribution, wireless and browsers work without any hassle (even hidden networks, always a problem in other distros).

    Kudos to the developers – keep up the great work, I look forward to seeing this distribution develop into the ‘main’ Ubuntu lightweight alternative 🙂

  24. I have been distro-hopping since lubuntu alpha 3, testing lubuntu and comparing it to other distros, so that I could make a long-term commitment to a distro. Since February I have tried various releases of Xubuntu 10.04, Lubuntu 10.04, MintXFCE Helena, and Ubuntu 10.04.

    The various Lubuntu releases have been quicker, use less RAM, a lot less cpu, and my cpu fan comes on a lot less. I am impressed with the performance of my old Dell Latitude CPx running Lubuntu (650 Mhz cpu, 512 MB RAM, 20 gig drive) and it is now my primary operating system. To be honest, I was also surprised at how quickly Ubuntu 10.04 runs on this machine. For the last year and a half I have been running Xubuntu on this machine, and assumed that performance level was all I could expect. I guess Xubuntu is slower than I thought, because I did not think that Ubuntu ran all that much slower, and Lubuntu seems peppy.

    I miss the weather update in my panel, and there are a couple of minor issues I am working around, but Lubuntu is here to stay.

  25. Yes, In this case, I had the first tab active and the text went to the third tab.

  26. 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

  27. Perhaps it has to do with moving tabs around. Maybe it is trying to paste to where the tab was. I cannot reproduce the effect at will.

  28. On the final test release, I reported some problems. I’ve been busy and only now I had some free time to test a couple of solutions I had in mind. And so, I’d like to share them with all of you.

      If you have an NVIDIA graphic card and you’d like to use it for your gamming or whatever, just go on Synaptic and install the “nvidia-common” package. Then, go to the Menu and on Preferences/Hardware Drivers just install the driver you want as you would on regular Ubuntu.

      And for those who noticed that flash consumes more resources than it does on another derivative, like Xubuntu… No need to give up on Lubuntu, because it’s a Chrome problem. It just can’t handle it properly. So, the solution is go on Synaptic and install “firefox”.

      There you go… Simple solutions for big problems. Hope y’all enjoy it,
      Glücklich
  29. On my IBM Thinkpad A20m 9.10 and 10.04 both work, on my Dell Precision M50 9.10 worked but 10.04 looks like a bad impressionist painting of a Lubuntu desktop, smeared, shattered, blurred and unusable. I would use 9.10 but all the errors it shows in bootup make me think it would cause trouble. I have not tried Ubuntu 10.04 on the Dell yet so I do not know if it works or not. I was planning on using the same desktop/OS on both.

  30. Just a word to say that i’m very happy with it, I tested about 6,7 distro for my notebook (aspire one 512Mo), and this one is the fastest, coolest and greater one.
    Thanks guys !

  31. First of all, I’d like to say that this is one of the fastest distros I’ve ever tried, running perfectly smooth on my AAO. A minor problem, though – when i was using regular Ubuntu 10.04, Rhytmbox recognised my iPod touch just fine. Rhytmbox under Lubuntu 10.04, however, does not. What packages would I need to install to fix this?

    (Also, it would be great if there was a lighter application with ipod-support, but I guess that’s not possible at the moment)

  32. Hello! I tried to burn the iso for three times, but when I go live, the error check signals 1 error. I don’t want to waste CDs, is there a way to install lubuntu from a USB pen?

    Sorry for my bad english 😉
    Thank You!

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

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. It definitely happens after moving tabs. The positions will change, but it seems that pasting into your newly positioned tab will actually paste into the tab occupying its previous position.

  39. It definitely happens after moving tabs. The positions will change, but it seems that pasting into your newly positioned tab will actually paste into the tab occupying its previous position.

  40. 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