Sunday, September 13, 2009

Give Lubuntu a try on Ubuntu 9.04

Lubuntu is based on Ubuntu 9.10, so the LXDE packages in 9.04 are old. 9.10 is just around the corner in a couple of months, or less, but if you want to try out the latest LXDE, here is the info:

First, add the ppa key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys F9D8BC54

Then add the following to the end of /etc/apt/sources.list
deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty mainw

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install lxde

The lxde in 9.04 is pretty buggy, so if you want to try out Lubuntu without all the hassle, this is the way to do it. Just select "lxde" in your display manager, or "startlxde" in your .xinitrc if you startx.

Still like the polish of XFCE4 for my lightweight/lean Ubuntu installs. LXDE seems a little primitive, but for the curious, here you go.

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