Actual installation instructions

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pipi
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Actual installation instructions

Postby pipi » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:02 am

Hello. Hello. I found the installation instructions here https://wiki.lxde.org/en/Ubuntu#Ubuntu_variants_with_LXDE_pre-installed. It is written there:Minimal Ubuntu + LXDE Installation

I do not know how to do the following
Then, add our preceding repository, and do this:
I am new and need precise instructions.

Install Ubuntu base system with Ubuntu Alternate installer CD, and only install a command line-based system (Server without all the internet services). Some user suggested that you can install xubuntu and remove xfce after installing LXDE. However, install from base system is recommended. Ask on Ubuntuforums if you got problems regarding to this. There are some related articles on the forum.

Only install the base system. Then, add our preceding repository, and do this:

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sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install xorg lxde
sudo mkdir /usr/share/backgrounds
#The LXDE screen saver app requires that this directory exist or it returns annoying error messages.


There is a link to the page:
details minimal ubuntu desktop installation with screenshot. It is written there:

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LXDE

    lxde is very cool. you need to add repo to install it. see http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Ubuntu
    lxde recommends gdm, a huge monster apps that depends on other monster apps. use —without-recommends switch so that you wont install those monster.

first, put the lxde repo into /etc/apt/sources.list :

#$  sudo nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list
# then paste this line into it:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/lxde/ubuntu hardy main
# then:
#$  sudo aptitude update
#$  sudo aptitude install --without-recommends lxde

    update: if you got problem from old lxde repo, make sure you remove the apps from that old repo first:

#first, remove apps from old repos
$ sudo aptitude purge lxde lxsession-lite lxappearance pcmanfm lxpanel
# then do the install
$ sudo aptitude install --without-recommends lxde


Could it be that this instruction is written for the version released many years ago, currently with support that has ended? Maybe now you need to install a little differently?

I installed Ubuntu server 32 bits version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. I installed in Windows 32 bits, in Virtualbox.

drooly
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Re: Actual installation instructions

Postby drooly » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:03 am

pipi wrote:Could it be that this instruction is written for the version released many years ago, currently with support that has ended?
Yes.
Maybe now you need to install a little differently?

What exactly are you trying to achieve?
Why not just use one of the distros that comes with an LXDE desktop already?

pipi
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Re: Actual installation instructions

Postby pipi » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:43 am

I want to install only a browser and several programs so that the distribution works very quickly. I tried many distributions and saw their flaws. At the same time, I have not yet experienced everything. If you have free time, I will also investigate others.

drooly
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Re: Actual installation instructions

Postby drooly » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:59 pm

OK.
This is tricky; basically you have to install the OS of your choice without any graphical environment, then just install LXDE on top of that. But there are pitfalls, mostly around graphical drivers.
Therefore I recommend to install a distro with a graphical environment (but not the one you want), then install LXDE, then switch the default session: https://www.ubuntu18.com/ubuntu-lxde-desktop/
Or, choose a distro that provides LXDE images: https://distrowatch.com/search.php?desktop=LXDE

pipi
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Re: Actual installation instructions

Postby pipi » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:11 pm

Thank you. And if I want to write the distribution to the flash drive now so that after the reboot the settings and the programs I have installed are preserved and that the interface is in Russian and that the switching of the keyboard layout works from Russian to English and back? Can you tell me how best to do that?


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