LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is an open-source GUI for Unix platforms, that can run on all of the Pi's supported Linux distributions.

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No X access to Raspberry

I'm having trouble getting X access to my Raspberry from my Win7 desktop. I've tried Putty, Putty+Xming and Cygwin without success. When calling raspistill, the preview opens on the Raspberry instead ...
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What theme does NOOBS use and how can I apply it to LXDE?

NOOBS has a very clean and neat theme which has better typography, spacing, control look and an overall better color scheme than any of the themes available in LXDE under Raspbian, including Redmond. ...
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How to Create a System Tray (bottom right corner) Program That Runs Continuously in Background [closed]

I want to create a program that runs in the system tray (in the bottom right hand corner of the screen) on Raspbian that is using LXDE. The program needs to be similar in fashion to a battery monitor ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to WiFi from command line

Does anyone know how to set LXDE to move the mouse cursor with NUMPAD keys? I've tried all combinations of CTRL + ALT + SHIFT keys that I can think of as well as toggling NumLock setting with SHIFT + ...
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Why does LXDE log-out take me to a slightly different desktop?

I have a headless Raspbian installation, configured to boot directly to the graphical desktop. If I VNC into it, I have an option to "log out," presumably of LXDE. When I click this button and confirm ...
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Run .sh file after LXDE enviroment is completely loaded

I want to run this working .sh file when I boot into the LXDE (preferably when it is completely loaded): mkdir /tmp/stream & raspistill --nopreview -w 1024 -h 768 -q 70 -o /tmp/stream/pic.jpg ...
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Python pygame program works in LXDE but not from command line

I have a working Python program using Pygame and a small 320x240 TFT display. (Model B running wheezy-Raspbian) When I say "working" I mean that if I run startx, then run IDLE, and then run this ...
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Start terminal on start-up to LXDE

I when booting the Raspberry Pi, I start directly to the LXDE environment. I would like to auto-start a terminal window, and in that terminal I would like to run a script (as root). What's the best ...
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refresh chromium browser by shell script with xdotool via PHP

I want to refresh the browser, like pressing the F5 or Ctrl+F5 key on the keyboard with a shell script. I´m new in writing shell scripts so i aks you to help me with this: when I type in this into ...
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How to disable mouse cursor on LXDE?

I guess the tittle says it all. I am using the pi as display only device,to show a video feed, so I have no icons and no wallpaper. but the mouse cursor is right there in the middle and when i start ...
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Changing to XFCE from LXDE

Apologies if this seems straight forward but I've recently downloaded XFCE to replace LXDE environment. I did this by using sudo apt-get install xfce4 and following all the instructions. Then to ...
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$PATH not modified inside LXDE

I have a bin directory in home/pi. This is added to my $PATH when I login (by .profile), but when I go into LXDE and use LXTerminal my bin directory is no longer added to $PATH. (Sorry if this is a ...
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How to install LXDE on raspbmc?

Background: I want to use my Raspberry Pi as a HTPC mostly, hence I want it to be optimized for a HTPC. However, I also want to be able to add other uses, for eg: as a NAS, torrent client, backup ...
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Forcing resolution on display :0 when HDMI is not connected

So, the problem is as follows: To quote emg from raspberry pi forums, I've installed x11vnc and set it up like this: - sudo apt-get install x11vnc - x11vnc -storepasswd create autostart entry - cd ...
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Enabling audible terminal bell/beep on wheezy

I am trying to enable an audible terminal bell/beep through the 1/8" mini-rca audio out (headphone jack) on debian wheezy with the rapsberry pi model b. Normal audio works as expected, when playing a ...
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Auto-login into LXDE and auto-start video-player (omxplayer)

The objective is to start an Raspberry PI, auto-login into a user account and auto-play a video in fullscreen mode (using omxplayer) in endless mode. So questions are: how to auto-login into ...
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Striping down for java/swing only thin client

Very important note: This same question is also asked at the raspberry pi forums. I guarantee to copy answers from here to there with correct credentials. Hello everyone I am currently developing a ...
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Auto-start X application from read-only file system

In order to protect the SD card in an application which may suffer a sudden loss of power I am attempting to mount the root in read-only mode. In the working (read-write) system our full-screen ...
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Setting up the Raspberry as a data logger

As the title states I'm working on a simple embedded application which reads some information from the serial port and logs it to file, in addition to displaying a bit of status on the display. I'm ...
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webm video performance in Midori

I'm running the lastest wheezy image and am trying to run 236kb webm video on loop with the Midori browser (launched in kiosk mode from lxde on login) and gstreamer plugins. The page also has a 7kb ...
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Display a test pattern by writing the Frame Buffer and then clear it

I'm wondering if the following is possible: I would like to display a test pattern on my Raspberry Pi and then clear it while going back to the original display. Thanks Low-Level Graphics on the ...
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How to uninstall X Server and Desktop Manager when running as headless server?

I'm using my Raspberry Pi as a headless server which I can ssh into. I don't need the X Server, LXDE etc. I'm running Raspbian "wheezy". I've already disabled "Start desktop on boot" using ...
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Lost the start button on my pi?

I was messing around with my raspberry pi and i managed to delete my toolbar. I managed to get everything back but the start button. How do I get it back??
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High DPI @ lxde

The touchscreen monitor I'm using for my Raspberry Pi is about 150 DPI (1280x800 @ 10"). Such high dpi is hard to work with with a touch interface. I'd like to increase the DPI such that text is ...
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Raspberry Pi LXDE restore?

I recently got a pi with an SD card from element14, preloaded with Raspian. I somehow damaged the filesystem and had to recopy the OS to the SD card. I used the 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian image from ...
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Modify /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart before boot

I have some parameters that I would like to change in /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart, before it is run. I get the parameters from a grep command. I would like to feed them to the autostart file ...
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Awesome WM on Raspbian?

Has anyone succeeded in installing Awesome WM on Raspbian? If yes, how do you switch between LXDE and Awesome? I know that Arch will likely allow installation of Awesome WM as a window manager, but ...
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How do I turn off my Raspberry Pi?

Should I just pull the plug? Or is it best if I exit LXDE and any other running processes first?
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How can I enable the GUI on the Debian “Squeeze” Image?

The downloads page indicates that this image includes LXDE, but I'm having trouble enabling it.