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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App As Default Action for File Type Not Working As Expected

The association works when clicking the new item in the context menu (Execute&Terminal), but not when double-clicking the executable script file (only executes, no terminal) or clicking Open in ...
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How to run root in autostart

I have successfully launched a python script using "LXDE-PI" autostart function, however, this script needs to run as root in order to function correctly. How can I do this? Where would I ...
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How to change back to LXDE from XFCE?

I installed XFCE, but I really need to change back to LXDE/PIXEL. How do I change back to PIXEL/LXDE? --LEHA
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After fresh install of Raspberry OS the menu bar is missing in tightvnc session, how to fix?

The menu bar is only missing in the tightvnc client display :1 whereas it is present in the session connected to a hdmi monitor. On the hdmi monitor session I can open an lxterminal (about says 0.3.2) ...
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Problem running a Python3 script at startup with lxsessions

I have Raspbian Buster on a RPi4 and I was launching a Python3 based Kivy 2.0 app at startup. Since it is a GUI app that needs networking and bluetooth. The only way to make it work was an executable ...
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Autostart of executable does not show the correct icon and path

I have an executable file that are generated from a python program by using auto-py-to-exe, a gui front for pyinstaller, and a .ico file for a 64x64 icon, both placed in /home/pi/TestAS/Program. The ...
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The log file for LXDE in /home/pi/.cache/lxsession/LXDE-pi is taking up almost my entire SD card

I have a 32Gb SD card on a Pi4 4gb, But almost all (23Gb) the available Flash memory is being taken up by the LXDE log file [run.log] located in /home/pi/.cache/lxsession/LXDE-pi - I have deleted this ...
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How to modify ~/.config/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/panel programatically

I am trying to read and write the panel configuration file (~/.config/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/panel ). I was planning to use some dedicated Python library for the purpose but I cannot recognise the file ...
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Change rpi appearance and theme settings through command line

Is there a way to change the appearance and theme settings of the rpi through the command line or by editing a file? I do not want to use the UI options that you can access through the rpi desktop. ...
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`xinput` command not being applied from ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

My ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart file has the following contents: @lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi @pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE-pi @xscreensaver -no-splash @xrandr --output HDMI-1 --rotate ...
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Enable desktop on the raspberry pi

I was trying out booting my pi4 into a chromium kiosk mode for a demo and ran the commands from the following post: Open chromium full screen on start up @xset s off @xset -dpms @xset s noblank @...
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Autostart chromium browser other user than pi

I'm trying to get following to work. Unfortunately, everything I tried so far did not. I have a Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian (Buster) installed. I have 3 users (root, pi and "kiosk"). The ...
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Bluetooth adapter can't be found after the latest upgrade of Raspbian

After the latest upgrade of Raspbian buster everything seems to be falling down. Softwares are crashing. And bluetooth adapter is missing. Also the bluetooth menu is missing. How can I fix this ...
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WI-FI interface displayed as “device not ready” in nm-applet

I'm using the Raspberry Pi 4B with 2GB of RAM. I have no problems with WIFI connection, though. But I can't make connection using nm-applet (and nm-connection-editor). On nm-applet it shows "device ...
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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 ...