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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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's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Raspberry PI 4 autostart python program after boot using LXDE

I have a python script which is using tkinter GUI library. I have initially tried to run the script after boot using systemd method but I got error regarding the tkinter. I have looked it up online ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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`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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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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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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Raspbian LXDE Separate 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 separate wallpaper for each desktop. I could not find anything in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. However, ...
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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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Autolaunch Programs on LXDE startup

I am having some issues with auto-starting programs when my Raspberry Pi 2 boots. I have tried editing both /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart & /etx/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart and neither ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...