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For advanced internet services like Google+, Youtube, Google Docs and Facebook, your computer needs about 1 GB RAM. For advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Docs and Facebook, your computer needs about 1 GB of RAM.
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For local programs like Libre Office and simple browsing habits, your computer needs about 512 MB RAM. See [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/MinimalInstall | minimal]] for systems below that RAM. For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs about 512 MB of RAM. See [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/MinimalInstall | minimal]] for systems below that RAM.
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= Known Problems =

== Common Infrastructure ==

For bugs affecting all flavors, please refer to the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes | Ubuntu release notes]].

== Lubuntu Applications ==
This is our list of known bugs affecting applications that Lubuntu uses but relies on others to maintain.

 * Abiword language selector text cut off in abiword ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword/+bug/1484785 | 1484785]]).
 * gnumeric menu ->help ->about gnumeric -> license button, does not work. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnumeric/+bug/1516454 | 1516454]]).
 * Software properties gtk implies my cpu is unknown and not working. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-drivers-common/+bug/1444682|1444682]]).

== Lubuntu-specific Bugs ==
These are maintained by the Lubuntu team.

=== LXDE ===

 * run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1445818|1445818]]).
 * changing multiple desktop names only results in the first being changed. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1522625|1522625]]).

## === Graphics and Display ===
## commented out as unless lxde breaks something, such bugs would be across flavours and belong in 'shared'.

=== Lubuntu Desktop Installer ===

==== All Desktop images now require a DVD or USB. ====
## ubiquity slideshow showing old version numbers is to be expected for pre-releases; do not include bugs!
 * The keyboard is still installed as US-English even if another language is selected during the installation ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1549529 | 1549529]] Workaround Exists).

=== Lubuntu Alternate Installer ===

==== Lubuntu Alternate remains a CD sized image. ====

 * Lubuntu Alternate images are oversized, as a workaround please use the server or netboot images.
 * Keyboard layout step is missed ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debian-installer/+bug/1559507 | 1559507]] Workaround Exists).

== PowerPC ==
## this should stay in template
PowerPC is only supported on Lubuntu LTS releases.

## this can be changed as needed, at least for non-LTS versions
 * No slides are displayed in Ubiquity Slideshow while installing on Lubuntu or Ubuntu MATE PowerPC ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit2gtk/+bug/1561573 | 1561573]]).
## this should stay in template, except on non-LTS
Do check with the [[PowerPCFAQ]] for known issues that are PPC specific.
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 * lubuntu-software-center only lists installed applications from alternate install ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-software-center/+bug/1467517|1467517]] Workaround Exists)

DRAFT -- NOT FOR RELEASE

New Features in Lubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • Kernel is now the 4.4 LTS kernel to sync with the 16.04 release.
  • General bug fix release as we prepare for LXQt.
  • Many LXDE components have been updated with bug fix releases.
  • An update of the artwork (more icons, theme update, more compatibilities ...).
  • lubuntu-extra-sessions: In the past, selecting different sessions (netbook, gaming etc.) was installed by default. This is now an optional extra that can be installed by those who want this added functionality.
  • Lubuntu PPC Mac images are available in this LTS release.

Lubuntu Applications

System Requirements

Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule of thumb is that the computer should not pre-date 2000. The desktop images for lubuntu 16.04 requires a DVD / USB device to write it to, the alternate images are for those with have non-standard setups or Low RAM.

Memory (RAM)

For advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Docs and Facebook, your computer needs about 1 GB of RAM.

For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs about 512 MB of RAM. See minimal for systems below that RAM.

Processor (CPU)

The minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8.

Older processors are too slow and AMD K7 has problems with flash video.

Graphics chip / card

Nvidia, AMD/ATI/Radeon and Intel work out of the box, or the system can be tweaked to work fairly easily. You can get help at the Ubuntu Forums. With such graphics, or if you don't know, try the current Lubuntu version.

Upgrade

Ubuntu Release notes

Known Problems

Common Infrastructure

For bugs affecting all flavors, please refer to the Ubuntu release notes.

Lubuntu Applications

This is our list of known bugs affecting applications that Lubuntu uses but relies on others to maintain.

  • Abiword language selector text cut off in abiword (1484785).

  • gnumeric menu ->help ->about gnumeric -> license button, does not work. (1516454).

  • Software properties gtk implies my cpu is unknown and not working. (1444682).

Lubuntu-specific Bugs

These are maintained by the Lubuntu team.

LXDE

  • run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current (1445818).

  • changing multiple desktop names only results in the first being changed. (1522625).

Lubuntu Desktop Installer

All Desktop images now require a DVD or USB.

  • The keyboard is still installed as US-English even if another language is selected during the installation (1549529 Workaround Exists).

Lubuntu Alternate Installer

Lubuntu Alternate remains a CD sized image.

  • Lubuntu Alternate images are oversized, as a workaround please use the server or netboot images.
  • Keyboard layout step is missed (1559507 Workaround Exists).

PowerPC

PowerPC is only supported on Lubuntu LTS releases.

  • No slides are displayed in Ubiquity Slideshow while installing on Lubuntu or Ubuntu MATE PowerPC (1561573).

Do check with the PowerPCFAQ for known issues that are PPC specific.

Known Issues (Lubuntu)

Desktop

  • run dialog opens on desktop with lxpanel config not current desktop (1445818).

Applications

  • lxpanel volume applet settings opens empty terminal window (1434774 Workaround Exists)

  • Abiword language selector text cut off in abiword (1484785)

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