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    Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    Hello, I recently moved to Lubuntu on an old laptop I have (used to have Win XP) with a 1,6 Ghz cpu and 512MB of ram (it's an Acer Aspire 1360). Indeed, I've seen differences regarding ram usage. It finally runs decently (while on XP it was struggling with two open tabs in Google Chrome!). I think I'm falling in love with Lubuntu.

    The only issues I noticed so far:

    • It takes a while to load most programs, but once it does everything is working fine, with periodic small freezings (probably a CPU issue?)
    • Youtube videos are laggy unless if I watch them in small view. And again, they are not 100% smooth (false GPU drivers?)
    • The laptop power button doesn't work when I press it to shut down Lubuntu
    • I can't find an easy way to create shortcuts (for example, from Wine programs) on desktop


    If you have an easy solution for one of the above (actually the last three ones), that would be great.
    Last edited by Bloodorest; September 3rd, 2013 at 09:50 PM.

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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodorest View Post
    ...
    • Youtube videos are laggy unless if I watch them in small view. And again, they are not 100% smooth (false GPU drivers?)
    ...
    My guess is that your onboard graphics controller just doesn't have enough "oomph" in terms of memory or processing power to handle larger views of youtube videos.
    However, if you post the output from the following command, it might give an indication of whether or not you have a driver issue:
    Code:
    sudo lshw
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodorest View Post
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    • I can't find an easy way to create shortcuts (for example, from Wine programs) on desktop
    ...
    Try creating "launchers". They are essentially equivalent to what Windows calls "desktop shortcuts". I'm not running Lubuntu, so I can't tell you exactly where to start a launcher creation. Perhaps a "right click" on some open space on your desktop will have a "Create Launcher" selection in the menu that appears--or you may be able to start the creation by "right clicking" on a panel (menu bar) and selecting: "add to panel" from the menu that appears.
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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    For people who want a GUI for creating .desktop files or launchers, MenuLibre is worth trying: https://launchpad.net/~menulibre-dev/+archive/devel. Works on 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04.
    Code:
    [08:10 AM] ~ $ apt-cache search menulibre
    menulibre - advanced menu editor with quicklist support
    [08:11 AM] ~ $ apt-cache show menulibre
    Package: menulibre
    Priority: extra
    Section: python
    Installed-Size: 744
    Maintainer: Julien Lavergne <gilir@ubuntu.com>
    Architecture: all
    Version: 13.01.04+repack-0ubuntu1~ppa3
    Depends: python (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2), python (<< 2.8), gir1.2-glib-2.0, gir1.2-gtk-3.0, python-gi, gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0, yelp
    Filename: pool/main/m/menulibre/menulibre_13.01.04+repack-0ubuntu1~ppa3_all.deb
    Size: 312504
    MD5sum: c7d231258b7353483bb914bf1e6c3c6b
    SHA1: 4c135fafe45e18857cee6ec65acb1c2f63c55e18
    SHA256: 17e6a51e7732aeb35018efff0de1886b06a4650b0892f6885d685fcdf01c7dfd
    Description: advanced menu editor with quicklist support
     An advanced menu editor that provides modern features and full quicklist
     support. Avoids GNOME dependencies so it can be suitable for lightweight
     distributions (Lubuntu, Xubuntu) as well.
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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    The 1360 works well with Lubuntu. I have used one myself, but it had 2 GB memory.

    Try to find some used memory sticks to give that poor thing. Should not cost much.
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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodorest View Post
    ...
    • The laptop power button doesn't work when I press it to shut down Lubuntu
    What happens when you press the power button?
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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    Wow thanks for your answers guys! So first things first...

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty Old Fart View Post
    My guess is that your onboard graphics controller just doesn't have enough "oomph" in terms of memory or processing power to handle larger views of youtube videos.
    However, if you post the output from the following command, it might give an indication of whether or not you have a driver issue:
    Code:
    sudo lshw

    Try creating "launchers". They are essentially equivalent to what Windows calls "desktop shortcuts". I'm not running Lubuntu, so I can't tell you exactly where to start a launcher creation. Perhaps a "right click" on some open space on your desktop will have a "Create Launcher" selection in the menu that appears--or you may be able to start the creation by "right clicking" on a panel (menu bar) and selecting: "add to panel" from the menu that appears.
    I tried to do the right click option "create a shortcut" but didn't seem to do anything... And about the command you said, these are the results, I hope it helps :

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    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    For people who want a GUI for creating .desktop files or launchers, MenuLibre is worth trying: https://launchpad.net/~menulibre-dev/+archive/devel. Works on 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04.
    Code:
    [08:10 AM] ~ $ apt-cache search menulibre
    menulibre - advanced menu editor with quicklist support
    [08:11 AM] ~ $ apt-cache show menulibre
    Package: menulibre
    Priority: extra
    Section: python
    Installed-Size: 744
    Maintainer: Julien Lavergne <gilir@ubuntu.com>
    Architecture: all
    Version: 13.01.04+repack-0ubuntu1~ppa3
    Depends: python (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2), python (<< 2.8), gir1.2-glib-2.0, gir1.2-gtk-3.0, python-gi, gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0, yelp
    Filename: pool/main/m/menulibre/menulibre_13.01.04+repack-0ubuntu1~ppa3_all.deb
    Size: 312504
    MD5sum: c7d231258b7353483bb914bf1e6c3c6b
    SHA1: 4c135fafe45e18857cee6ec65acb1c2f63c55e18
    SHA256: 17e6a51e7732aeb35018efff0de1886b06a4650b0892f6885d685fcdf01c7dfd
    Description: advanced menu editor with quicklist support
     An advanced menu editor that provides modern features and full quicklist
     support. Avoids GNOME dependencies so it can be suitable for lightweight
     distributions (Lubuntu, Xubuntu) as well.
    Thanks, I'm going to try it soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    The 1360 works well with Lubuntu. I have used one myself, but it had 2 GB memory.

    Try to find some used memory sticks to give that poor thing. Should not cost much.
    Yeah... But until I do, fortunately Lubuntu can handle things even with that little ram...

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    What happens when you press the power button?
    Absolutely nothing. (Once I googled it a little bit and someone said that there is a file to edit to change the command of the power button... But this file requires root access or something?)
    Last edited by Bloodorest; September 4th, 2013 at 11:25 PM.

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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodorest View Post
    • The laptop power button doesn't work when I press it to shut down Lubuntu.
    How is the option 'When power button is pressed:' set under Menu > Preferences > Power Manager ?

    Mine is set to 'Ask' as default in Lubuntu. Although personally I always Shutdown using Menu > Logout > Shutdown.

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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    @ant2, thanks for the pointer! I've never looked at Power Manager so far. I shutdown the same way you do.

    @Bloodorest, re. "someone said that there is a file to edit to change the command of the power button... But this file requires root access or something?"
    To my mind, that file is ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml and the section of relevance maybe this:
    Code:
        <!-- Launch logout when push on the shutdown button -->
        <keybind key="XF86PowerOff">
          <action name="Execute">
            <command>lubuntu-logout</command>
          </action>
        </keybind>
    Just in case, ~/.config is a hidden folder. If you want to see it, you need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders by pressing Ctrl+H while in your file manager (or use ls -a instead of just ls in the terminal).
    If you aren't averse to reading, http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201107/page08.html is a great article on what lubuntu-rc.xml is all about (even though it refers to "rc.xml" which is more generic.)
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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    About the youtube videos, you can try to use viewtube script http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/87011 from userscripts.org web. This script is valid for chromium and firefox through greasy monkey addon.

    The script will not use the adobe flash player, so, in this way you will use much less ram to see videos. The script works in more video pages apart from youtube.

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    Re: Minor issues with Lubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by ant2 View Post
    How is the option 'When power button is pressed:' set under Menu > Preferences > Power Manager ?

    Mine is set to 'Ask' as default in Lubuntu. Although personally I always Shutdown using Menu > Logout > Shutdown.
    Thanks for pinpointing that! Mine is set to "Ask" too, but still, the power button doesn't to anything. That's weird...

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    @Bloodorest, re. "someone said that there is a file to edit to change the command of the power button... But this file requires root access or something?"
    To my mind, that file is ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml and the section of relevance maybe this:
    Code:
        <!-- Launch logout when push on the shutdown button -->
        <keybind key="XF86PowerOff">
          <action name="Execute">
            <command>lubuntu-logout</command>
          </action>
        </keybind>
    Just in case, ~/.config is a hidden folder. If you want to see it, you need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders by pressing Ctrl+H while in your file manager (or use ls -a instead of just ls in the terminal).
    If you aren't averse to reading, http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201107/page08.html is a great article on what lubuntu-rc.xml is all about (even though it refers to "rc.xml" which is more generic.)
    Thanks, I will read this article. It might help. My lubuntu-rc.xml is exactly as the code you posted above. What can I say... Perhaps it's just not responding? But if l go back on the log in screen it's shutting down when I press the power button.

    Quote Originally Posted by claracc View Post
    About the youtube videos, you can try to use viewtube script http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/87011 from userscripts.org web. This script is valid for chromium and firefox through greasy monkey addon.

    The script will not use the adobe flash player, so, in this way you will use much less ram to see videos. The script works in more video pages apart from youtube.
    Thanks, I tried it but I get a message from Chromium "Couldn't load mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.8 addon". This one must be a Chromium issue.

    On one more question... Does Alt+Tab work for you? I can't switch windows using this key combination.

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