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    Lubuntu

    OK, I have this little Gateway netbook Lt31 that has been a real pain in the ars as far as Ubuntu is concerned. The problem has always been the ATI graphics card. I have tried various distros, Mint, Xubuntu and ubuntu (all versions) with little real success. The main problem has always been the graphics corruption or the general usability.

    So, the other day I tried lubunty 11.04 and to my surprise it installed and wonder of wonder, no graphics problems. Lubuntu is a clean professional install and desktop. Does it have all the Ubuntu stuff -- no. But, for a netbook it works fine. So, I installed libreoffice, firefox, Cairo dock and it is really solid.

    Its about time. Now if they would include the Jupiter applet for power management it would be perfect.

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    Re: Lubuntu

    There is a PPA available, but I haven't tried it.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/jupit...s-restore.html

    However, Jupiter may not work in LXDE.

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    Re: Lubuntu

    Yes, I installed jupiter on my Thinkpad T60 and it made all the differences in the world. Have not tried the process on Lubuntu yet.
    However, I am using Lubuntu 11.04 so I don't suspect that the above ppa would work. When I upgrade to 11.10 will give it a shot.
    Last edited by makitso; October 10th, 2011 at 02:23 PM.

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    Re: Lubuntu

    congratulations to the lubuntu team

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    Re: Lubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Olle Wiklund View Post
    congratulations to the lubuntu team
    Thanks

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    Re: Lubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by makitso View Post
    OK, I have this little Gateway netbook Lt31 that has been a real pain in the ars as far as Ubuntu is concerned. The problem has always been the ATI graphics card. I have tried various distros, Mint, Xubuntu and ubuntu (all versions) with little real success. The main problem has always been the graphics corruption or the general usability.

    So, the other day I tried lubunty 11.04 and to my surprise it installed and wonder of wonder, no graphics problems. Lubuntu is a clean professional install and desktop. Does it have all the Ubuntu stuff -- no. But, for a netbook it works fine. So, I installed libreoffice, firefox, Cairo dock and it is really solid.

    Its about time. Now if they would include the Jupiter applet for power management it would be perfect.
    I'm very happy to read about your experience with Lubuntu. Thanks for using Lubuntu

    Lubuntu 11.10 will have XFCE Power Management.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Announcement/11.10

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    Re: Lubuntu

    Xubuntu comes with compositing enabled; that might have triggered your video problems. It can be disabled in the window manager settings.

    However LXDE uses less memory, if that fills your needs, congratulations.
    i5-2500, Asus p8p67le, 8g ddr3, gtx460. Eeepc 701 4g surf.

    vm.swappiness=0;noatime,data=writeback;deadline scheduler;preload.

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    Re: Lubuntu

    I agree, I wish I would have found Lubuntu earlier also. It saved my eeePC from the retired pile.

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    Re: Lubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by rogue1987 View Post
    I agree, I wish I would have found Lubuntu earlier also. It saved my eeePC from the retired pile.
    Better late than never

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    Re: Lubuntu

    I turn'ed on composting in lubunty by installing xcompmgr. This allows Cairo to do normal transparency. I did not get any ATI graphics issues by doing so.
    I can't remember if the problem existed when I tried xubuntu. But Mint 11 had it as well as Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10. It is a well know problem that gets fixed from time to time.

    I know what shell you use is a personal issue. In terms of pure utility, xfce has more capability. But, IMO, Lubuntu comes across as a more professional polished package, pleasing to the eye. I kind of reminds me of the linux of old simple, elegant, useful.
    Last edited by makitso; October 12th, 2011 at 08:24 PM.

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