My install of Lubuntu 14.04

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Here are my modifications to perform a perfect installation of Lubuntu version 14.04: Trusty Tahr.

Depending on how old the PC is, it could be interesting to use an alternate version.

In any cases, it is interesting to use a USB key rather that a CD to install Lubuntu: most of the PCs are recent enough to boot from a USB key, and that's quicker and more flexible than a CD.

Start with an update

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade


Here's what I delete from the standard Lubuntu installation:

  • Abiword and Gnumeric: I use Libreoffice, clearly more comprehensive and more compatible with WORD and ODT format as well as XLS and ODS. This is to avoid confusion to the user.
  • Sylpheed: I replace it with Thunderbird that's more "user-friendly"


This is what I add after a standard Lubuntu installation:

And to get the numeric keyboard activated by default (what we want on PC workstations and on most laptops):

  1. numlockx must be added
  2. the file /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf must be modified: on line must be added to the section [SeatDefaults]

greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on
For more information read the French Ubuntu documentation.


And here it is: a nice installation to use your computer fully and quickly, even with a quite old or low on RAM PC . wink

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