Originally Posted by edwardp
I have Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS installed on an AMD K6-2 system.
When logging in with LXDE, certain icons such as the HP Toolbox and the Update Manager do not appear on the LXDE Task Bar when they should. ... Under "Desktop Session Settings", the only two items listed are Screensaver and PolicyKit Authorization Agent, neither of these are checked.
I have installed Lubuntu 10.10 (Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop) http://lubuntu.net/
When I go to: Preferences > Desktop Settings, I have many things listed there, including Update Manager. For reference, here are the LXDE packages I have installed:
tom@desktop1:/data$ aptitude search lx
p lx-gdb - Dump and load databases from HP 100LX/200LX palmtops
i lxappearance - a new feature-rich GTK+ theme switcher
p lxappearance-dbg - a new feature-rich GTK+ theme switcher - debugging symbols
p lxappearance-dev - a new feature-rich GTK+ theme switcher - development files
p lxc - Linux containers userspace tools
p lxde - Meta-package for the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment
p lxde-common - the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment configuration data
p lxde-core - Meta-package for the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment Core
p lxde-icon-theme - LXDE Standard icon theme
p lxde-settings-daemon - LXDE settings daemon
i lxdm - GUI login manager for LXDE
v lxdoom -
i lxinput - a program to configure keyboard and mouse settings for LXDE
i lxlauncher - Easy-Mode launcher for subnotebook like EeePC
i A lxmenu-data - freedesktop.org menu specification required files for LXDE
p lxmusic - The minimalist music player for LXDE
i lxpanel - a lightweight desktop panel for X
i lxpanel-indicator-applet-plugin - lxpanel indicator applet
p lxr - Linux Cross-Reference
i lxrandr - simple monitor config tool for LXDE
i A lxsession - a lightweight X11 session manager
i lxsession-edit - configure what application start up automaticlly in LXDE
v lxsession-lite -
i lxshortcut - easy way to edit application shortcuts
p lxsplit - This program is a simple tool for splitting and joining files
i lxtask - process manager for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment
i lxterminal - desktop independent vte-based terminal emulator
Note: The output was edited for brevity and relevance.
If you want to use LXDE exclusively, you should consider just installing Lubuntu in the future. It is fast and light, just like Ubuntu was back in the days of Warty 4.10 and Hoary 5.04. And it is totally free of that resource hogging scourge that is known as pulseaudio.
Interestingly, I do not have a /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
file. What I do have is a
file. And here is the contents:
tom@desktop1:/data$ less /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart
@lxpanel --profile Lubuntu
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile lubuntu
I am providing this info for reference in case it helps.
If you like LXDE (as I do) consider using Lubuntu for your future *buntu installs. I have been very happy with it.
BTW, I do all of my updates and package management tasks with apt-get from the terminal. This is one of the reasons why I appreciate the light weight Lubuntu.