LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a free and open-source desktop environment for Posix compatible platforms, that can run on all of the Pi's supported Linux distributions.

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Images Not showing up

My raspberry pi is running raspbian, on a lxde desktop, and was working perfectly fine yesterday, but today when I used VNC to connect to it the desktop and the applications though were working fine, ...
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Booting to LXDE instead of Raspbian desktop

I'm very new to using a raspberry pi. Recently I purchased one (a raspberry pi 3) and I was playing around with it. All of the sudden when I turn it on, it takes me to LXDE login screen instead of the ...
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A Newer Version of LXDE on the RPi 3 [closed]

Where can I find LXDM or LXDE version 9.9.1 or 10? I haven't been able to find a working tarball online.
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Login is stuck in some kind of weird loop. Help please

I was messing around with ways to start a python script in boot and decided to try and use the LXDE desktop to try and do so. Now when I try to log on the Pi my correct login and pw does not work. It ...
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New OpenGL Driver Sleeps on HDMI output

So Im tinkering with the new (experimental) OpenGL drivers for the raspberry pi. The driver seems to work somewhat so far, but has a really aggravating issue which only happens when the OpenGL support ...
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Auto-login on desktop no working method found yet

I need a Raspberry PI to login on boot and execute a bunch of scripts. The bunch of scripts part is working fine. For the auto-login, it isn't as cooperative. I work on a RPI that has had quite some ...
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sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager not working

Was wondering how I could change my default desktop environment to something other than LXDE/OpenBox (not that that one's bad or anything). Tried sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager, ...
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Window management in LXDE using terminal

I'm working on app written in Java for Pi equipped with touch screen therefore I need to use an on-screen keyboard. As I'm new to Raspberry (Raspbian and Linux in general) I've installed matchbox ...
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Raspberry pi autostart of LXDE does not work

I upgraded a raspberry Pi installation with a Pi 2. But since I upgraded all packages, the autostart does not work anymore: neither this seems to be working: sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/...
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Selenium Script on Startup

I have a selenium script that I created to use Iceweasel. It works fine if I run it manually. i.e. run the command myself. When trying to get it to run on startup it does not seem to do a thing. I ...
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LXDE menu goes empty after using Main Menu Editor

I recently got a raspberry pi 2 B and downloaded and installed 2015-11-21-raspbian-jessie. It worked great until I tried to add a sub menu and item to the LXDE lxpanel Applications menu. I used the ...
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Pin applications to task-bar on Raspberry Pi 2

I just recently got a raspberry pi 2, and in a mistaken blunder, I wiped all of the default applications (file manager, terminal, mathematica, wolram, etc.) from the taskbar. Is there any way to ...
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How to run X server without LXDE?

I would like to run a "naked" X server (using a framebuffer for output) on the Pi. However, startx will also start LXDE, just as startlxde and startlxde-pi do, and I cannot find a way to get around ...
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How to change the font size in Raspbian LXDE

How to change the font size in Raspbian LXDE? I've already tried the right-click on the desktop menu approach. That changes some fonts, most in fact. But the Konsole menu fonts are still big. Given ...
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Auto starting apps in LXDE doesn't work

I'm trying to build a "kiosk" app for my Raspberry Pi 2 which has an Adafruit PiTFT connected to it (using their image, which is just the standard Debian Jessie, but with framebuffer stuff added to ...
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How do I restore the Application Launch Bar in Desktop GUI (LXDE)?

I wanted to remove Wolfram Language from the taskbar application launcher in Raspbian GUI, but accidentally clicked something that removed the whole panel. How do I bring it back? This is what it'...
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Raspbian Custom Folder Icons

I want to change the icons used for different folders on the Raspbian desktop. Does anyone know if this is possible on the Raspbian LXDE desktop?
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How do I display a message on the screen

Ok, I know it sounds like a dumb question but how do I show a black screen with custom text on it from LXDE desktop. I have looked on the internet for a while all I could find was this: export IP=ip ...
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how to get a raspberry pi to autologin via SLiM at boot? [closed]

I've followed instructions from eLinux (here) on how to get a raspberry to start lxde at bootup. But I'm not sure if it will log in automatically, considering I have a password on my 'pi' user. Any of ...
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Dist upgrade broke the kiosk mode

I was using RPi in kiosk mode with chromium browser set up via following config files: /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart @xset s off @xset -dpms @xset s noblank @chromium --kiosk --disable-ipv6 ...
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Raspbian LXDE Seperate Wallpaper for each Workspace/desktop

As seen here it is possible to create multiple desktops/workspaces with LXDE desktop environment. However, I would like to also have a seperate wallpaper for each desktop. I could not find anything in ...
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LXDE autostart procedure failed : file not found

I'm trying to start Libreoffice impress automatically once my raspberry pi has started up. I created: .config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart: sudo libreoffice -show /home/pi/test.odp When I execute the ...
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Change wallpaper in LXDE through terminal

I'm connected through SSH. In other words, I have no mouse nor keyboard connected to the unit. How do I change the wallpaper from the terminal?
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How to change the clock to 12-hour format in Raspbian?

By default, Raspbian displays a 24-hour clock: Normally, LXDE provides an option to change the clock format by opening Panel Preferences, selecting "Digital Clock", and clicking Preferences. ...
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How to customize LXPanel/LXSession for a VNC connection

I would like to have two different desktop configurations based on whether I am sitting at my RPi or connected through a VNC. I've got remote access set up according to these instructions and I have ...
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Leafpad edit over SFTP connection

Leafpad is the default text editor for .php files on my pi. I believe this is the default setting... and it works fine for local files. I connected my pi to an SSH server via SFTP so I can browse the ...
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Applications menu

Would deleting any of the .desktop files in the applications folder to remove them from the start menu mess up any thing else or would it just remove them from the menu. Or is there away of hiding ...
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How to add thing to the tool bar application launcher

I want to add things to the toolbar via the terminal not gui i have already put the file in the polecat ion menu is start menu
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Unplugged pi while installing LibreOffice, now won't load desktop environment

I was installing LibreOffice on my Pi and after around 2 hours of waiting it appeared as if it frozen. The mouse would still respond but the entire desktop environment had hung. So I unplugged it then ...
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Raspbian lxde desktop misbehaving

Installed raspbian on 8gb miroSD card booted with 5v and 0.7A power supply, rpi boots well and works. when i pluged in an headphone, the cursor freezed. I restarted and everything worked well and when ...
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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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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 raspi-...