Questions tagged [lxde]

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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Lxde raspberry pi autostart variable not working

I cant use my variables in the next autostart @$x="https://mypage.com/#" @y=`cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep Serial | cut -d ' ' -f 2` @chromium-browser --incognito $x$y the y variable get the serial ...
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I don't get a system bell in LXTerminal on Raspberry Pi 4b / Raspbian

I don't get the customary system "bell" at the command prompt when I type ctl-g or when editing a file with vim. I do get sound when playing an audio file (through HDMI to my monitor). As I was ...
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How can I make git pull work at startup on a raspberry pi using autostart ? (network connection needed)

I am working with a raspberry Pi, and what I need is to make it launch scripts at startup when internet connection is active. I found a solution by setting instructions to be launched in the file ...
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LXDE autostart takes too long to start chromium-browser

I am trying to start chromium-browser via ~/.config/LXDE-pi/autostart. The command is as follows: @chromium-browser localhost/scada --kiosk --incognito The problem I am having is that it takes ...
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LXDE crashes randomly

I've been using this Pi for a while now, and only recently this problem begins to happen: I'm doing some programming (Geany, lxterminal, pcmanfm are running) and then suddenly the icons in lxpanel ...
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on-screen magnifier

What light, simple, on-screen magnifier or "loupe" would you recommend for use with the default Raspbian "Buster" desktop (lxde, PIXEL), please ? Searching "add/remove software" didn't find one within ...
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Desktop still present after removing LXDE?

I am experimenting with a RPI 3B in Kiosk mode. The RPI has a 480x320 LCD screen attached. The RPI is running Rasbian Buster image. The OS is fully patched. I have a Qt UI program that should be the ...
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Is there a way to enable VSYNC on RPI4?

I am using Raspbian Buster with default LXDE/Openbox configuration. Screen tearing when moving windows around or watching videos is very noticeable. Is there a way to enable VSYNC on RPI4 using HDMI?
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Restricted movement of mouse cursor on the screen

Is it possible to restrict mouse cursor movement? For example, if I have a screen resolution 1024x768: I want move the mouse cursor only 0 up to 1000 in Y direction and 100 up to 600 in X direction. ...
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Desktop no longer displays after modifying LXDE-pi autostart

I upgraded to Raspbian Buster this morning and everything worked fine, until I added a command to run a python tkinter application in the LXDE-pi autostart file. When I rebooted to test the tkinter ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 autostart Chromium?

I've tried trawling through the RPI community threads for suggestions to start Chromium through a shell script. I originally tried to do this with Crontab however because the cron user doesn't have ...
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Run program on raspbian buster LXDE startup

I know this question has been asked before, but the methods referenced are not working for me. Currently I have done this: sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart and added the line @python3 /...
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Black screen with cursor after configuring LXDE-pi/autostart

I've seen this post that describes the same problem I am facing, but the use case was somewhat different and the OP never updated the post with their solution. I am attempting to run Synergy at boot, ...
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Display IP Address on LXPanel

I'd like to print on the LXDE Pannel (LXPanel) the IP address of my Raspberry Pi, so I can have a direct view about how to connect to the Pi from another computer when I reboot it, since its IP is ...
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Bash script running fine in terminal window, but not when added to autostart

I use a script to start the google voice assistant on my rpi. This script runs fine when I run it from a terminal window, but when I try to run it via the LXDE autostartup nothing happens. It used to ...
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Make an autologin with a non-root user LXDE and DietPi

As I can make an autologin in the LXDE graphical mode DietPi image, currently I only have autologin for root but I want to do it automatically for the user dietpi.
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Disable Control-Alt-D in window manager

It is taken by the window manager to minimise all windows. I need that shortcut for my own application. I don't find it: cat /etc/xdg/openbox/rc.xml | grep C-A- Does not list anything bound to ...
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Why doesn't my autostart file run a simple shell script

I am trying to launch a simple script (let's say it is /home/pi/python/python_code/hello-world.sh) from the /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart file. I have added the following line to the ...
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Auto-(re)start of GUI application prevents shutdown

I have a GUI program (Python + Qt) coded for my Raspberry Pi. In order to start the program after startup, I have added the following line: @/bin/bash /home/pi/start_my_program.sh into .config/...
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Cant find /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

I am trying to follow this guide to set up a pi 3+ as kiosk but I get stuck at step 10. It says that this directory doesn't exist. It seems that there is no .config file. Any help is much appreciated ...
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Run Java Swing GUI on boot

I have a Java Swing GUI that needs to be run on boot. Tried adding a shell script (which starts the program) in config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart : @sh script.sh script.sh: export DISPLAY=:0.0 ...
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LXDE autostart is not working

I am trying to execute a simple script lxterminal -e "/home/pi/superscript.sh" in a normal terminal it works perfectly. But if i try putting it in to /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart witch looks ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 - Access hostname in LXDE autostart

I would like to pass the hostname of a Raspberry Pi to Chromium in ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart The relevant parts of the command are: @chromium-browser --incognito --kiosk https://www....
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AutoStart with user different than pi

So, I'm trying to autostart an app at login, by running a script. Config: no desktop (Raspberry Pi 3B, Jessie). I managed to do it using "pi" user without any trouble. This is my autostart file: /...
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Open one LXTerminal at a time

I am using .bashrc file to launch python scripts when lxterminal is launched. The problem is that i don't want the user to be able to start another lxterminal and therefore retrigger the same scripts ...
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How to change GUI background color and icons?

I want to change the default background color, and the image icons for folders, recycling bin, etc., in Raspbian's default GUI.
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LXDE autostart not starting program

I have two programs that I want to autostart with LXDE-pi. One starts but the other doesn't. Here is my LXDE-pi @lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi @pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE-pi @xscreensaver -no-...
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Suddenly cannot log in and LXDE not starting. How do I get back to normal startup?

Suddenly cannot log in and LXDE not starting. How do I get back to normal startup? I was working on a way to launch a script automatically at startup. I was editing .profile, .rc-local and root and ...
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Switching desktops using hotkey keeps the current application opened

I created multiple desktops using "Openbox Configuration Manager". I see them at the top of the panel and can shift between them normally using the mouse. However, when I tried to create hotkey ...
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How can I launch a script using a global shortcut in LXDE running on RPi 3 B? [closed]

I want to be able to launch bash scripts and software, basically any command, using global shortcuts on LXDE running on RPi3 B. For example I want to be able to launch a script with the Alt + Shift + ...
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how to open a new tab in Jessie Light terminal (CTL+SHIFT+T has no effect)?

In Jessie light (at least the one I've installed), I can open a terminal window with CTL+ALT+t but how to open a new tab in the terminal (CTL+SHIFT+T has no effect)? The terminal has no menu. I can't ...
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No key binding on login

I have a Raspberry Pi 3, running Linux raspberrypi 4.9.35-v7+ #1014 SMP Fri Jun 30 14:47:43 BST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux I use LXDE. However, on reboot and login, my keymap is not properly loaded. For ...
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How to autorun a backround script after LXDE boots up

I have been trying to make a autostart script to opens up a web page in fullscreen mode sudo nano .config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart @chromium-browser --kiosk --disable-restore-session-...
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Why is my RPi freezing of its own accord?

I own a RPi 3 Model B, which does a very good job of freezing of its own accord, even when not much activity is being done. I mean, I can still move the mouse, but it stays in its last frame and I ...
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Where does “printf”-output go if executable is autostarted?

I wrote a small C executable that uses "printf" statements for debugging, like printf("Starting up...\n"); When I run the executable in a Terminal window with ./myProgramme all the printf output ...
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Is PIXEL based on LXDE or XFCE?

Is Raspberry Pi GUI PIXEL based on LXDE or XFCE? I found some commands starting by lx* and some xf*. Because there are more commands starting lx* I gues that LXDE is right answer but PIXEL shows more ...
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Blank white Task bar after reboot, how do i get it back?

So basically i updated my raspberry pi using the jessie update but i wasn't able to finish it and turned off my computer and now the taskbar is there, but isnt responding to personal preference, (when ...
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Menu Problem - Items added that do not appear in menu editor

Firstly, apologies for the long subject title, I'm lacking a better description for the issue that is presenting itself, and Linux experience. The best way of describing what is happening is to look ...
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Raspberry pi 3 startup problem after successful login

I have a strange problem with a raspberry pi 3 that has been working for about 6 months without problem. I had an issue with it today connecting to wifi so I tried rebooting it from the gui. After ...
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Stock Pi3 - what process is auto-mounting removable media?

I have a Pi 3 which I've wiped clean, and updated to Pixel; nothing else is running on it (correction, I loaded realvnc). I'm using the graphical interface, if that makes a difference. When I plug ...
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X server running but no GUI showing

I'm using a Raspberry Pi model B (512 MB RAM) with the following touch screen and the latest image of Raspbian. The screen drivers are ok, since I can see the loading screen and the tty. If I plug in ...
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Application Launch Bar (ALB) icons do not work

I accidentally deleted the ALB icons by right clicking an icon and hit remove (went too quick to tell which item I actually hit). Bottom line: all my icons were gone. I looked up the process to add ...
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How do I theme LXDE like PIXEL?

I really like the new PIXEL theme for Raspbian. How can I install this theme on Lubuntu?
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Double cursor in LXDE with python program

I have a python program which connects to a wii remote and moves the mouse or presses keys based on the key presses. If I execute it after boot it works properly. However, I have made it to start on ...
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Make Geany the default

The Raspbian Update released on 13th May 2016 includes the Geany editor, although I already had this installed. Unfortunately text files etc still open by default in Leafpad. The "Open With" menu ...
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LXPanel unresponsive and off desktop

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 in a VM. I have successfully SSH'd into my Pi (Running Raspbian) using: ssh -X <ip of Pi> -l <username> When I run startlxde, an LXPanel shows up but it's off the ...
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Autorun Firefox on startup…grrrrrrr!

Long Story (Short): Okay, I've read all of the guides, questions etc I can find and it's still not happening. I can't get the browser to open its self up when the pi boots. Background: I'm following ...
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Cannot auto-start Java application upon X session login

I am reading this answer, and I edited /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart, by appending the following line: @sudo java -jar /home/pi/Documents/devel/MyProject/MyProject.jar But nothing happens ...
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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.