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Thread: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

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    Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    Folks, I've tried. Really, I've tried to like LXQt. It has a few features I like, but fact is, I just don't like how it looks. Outside of reverting to an older version, is there a way to change my desktop back to LXDE? I'm not asking for a change in the direction of Lubuntu- I am just looking for a way to change my install. I've had a number of problems with LXQt and simply wish to move on. If I can't do it reasonably easily, I'm okay with that (there's always Xubuntu for those lightweight versions.)

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    I don't know which release you have, so it depends. If it is 18.10 and newer, then no.

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    I use to start my lubuntu build with just lxde. It was a nice and bootable starting point. But then I discovered on my rigs that Budgie was just as fast as Lue right out of the box.

    I see the lxde package still exist.

    https://packages.ubuntu.com/eoan/lxde

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzer001 View Post
    I use to start my lubuntu build with just lxde. It was a nice and bootable starting point. But then I discovered on my rigs that Budgie was just as fast as Lue right out of the box.

    I see the lxde package still exist.

    https://packages.ubuntu.com/eoan/lxde
    That's good to know. I'll also have to look at Budgie. Right now, I am going to install 18.04 on the old device I want to re-install. It's an old, but still useful, netbook. Not a lot of horsepower, but it serves the uses quite nicely. Small, light, non-reflective screen. Perfect for the beach.

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    I don't know which release you have, so it depends. If it is 18.10 and newer, then no.
    I sed to change the desktop I used on occasion in older versions of Linux. Sadly, it doesn't look like that is very easy to do now...

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzer001 View Post
    I use to start my lubuntu build with just lxde. It was a nice and bootable starting point. But then I discovered on my rigs that Budgie was just as fast as Lue right out of the box.

    I see the lxde package still exist.

    https://packages.ubuntu.com/eoan/lxde
    Cruzer, you freaking ROCK! That got me out of LXQt and I can now use LXDE on 19.04! It was as simple as apt install lxde!!!

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    It went smoothly for you, excellent

    don't forget

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    Gratefully done, sir.

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    Just FYI

    I have a 13 year old laptop with a single core processor and 2gig of ram that is running Budgie. I do keep the install fairly vanilla, but with gnome3 a new world of bells and whistles await you (which are better known as extensions). I still recommend you take it for a test drive one day.

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    Re: Switch Lubuntu back to LXDE?

    I think LXQT is very confusing to configure and I am sad to see the probable end of life for LXDE. I was going to try Sparky Linux, but I don't think you are able to add the Ubuntu Repositories.

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