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Thread: What does Lubuntu use for a DE if LXDE is not installed as a package?

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    What does Lubuntu use for a DE if LXDE is not installed as a package?

    My laptop (running LXDE on Ubuntu 18.04) was having issues displaying a theme (Color-UI) correctly like my desktop (Lubuntu 14.04.5). I decided I would check on the LXDE version, and all I could think of was trying to install it so it would tell me it was the latest version and I could see the version number.

    LXDE was not installed, and I had to panic-abort the installation

    If LXDE isn't installed, where is the DE?

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    Re: What does Lubuntu use for a DE if LXDE is not installed as a package?

    Yes they are different DEs, but also the same OpenBox is still the WM on both.

    https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/lubuntu-core

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    Re: What does Lubuntu use for a DE if LXDE is not installed as a package?

    @dajakerboss, is it correct that you're using Ubuntu 18.04?

    You wrote
    My laptop (running LXDE on Ubuntu 18.04)
    How did you get LXDE on the system? What was the command? What exactly did you "panic-abort"?

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    Re: What does Lubuntu use for a DE if LXDE is not installed as a package?

    If you really have 18.04 but chose Lubuntu-next, not the usual Lubuntu iso image, you may find you now have LXQt instead of LXDE, as that is the DE Lubuntu is moving towards, though not yet suitable for general use, if my experience is anything to go by.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 18.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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    Re: What does Lubuntu use for a DE if LXDE is not installed as a package?

    Lxde is a metapackage.
    Lubuntu-desktop is another metapackage.
    They may install the same window manager, panel etc and so may be visually similar.
    What is a metapackage?
    Last edited by guber2; January 29th, 2018 at 12:28 AM.

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