Lubuntu desktop

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1 Introduction


LUbuntu is a light-weighted Ubuntu desktop system based on LXDE. It has the following features:
    Light-weighted - it consumes relatively less CPU resources than a common desktop system. When a system's RAM is sufficient it can achieve much better performance.
    Less power consumption - it consumes relatively less power or resources than a common desktop system to achieve the same performance.
    Compact & neat - its desktop is based on GTK+ 2 and supports multiple languages.
    Easy to use - its GUI looks similar to MS Windows'.
    Customizable - Users can customize LXDE's GUI.
    Compatible - it is compatible with
The Lubuntu Desktop released for FriendlyElec's S5P4418 and S5P6818 based boards has been optimized for adopting Mali400. It has driver support for and supports Hardware Cursor, OpenGL acceleration and etc.

2 Applicable Platforms & Main Features

CPU OpenGL ES Hardware accelerated video decoding Kernel Version
S5P4418 Yes gstreamer 1.0 4.x
S5P6818 Yes gstreamer 1.0 4.x
Allwinner H3 Yes ffmpeg 3.x

3 FriendlyCore User Account

Regular User Account:

   User Name: pi
   Password: pi


   User Name: root
   Password: fa

4 Work with OpenGL ES

Open a command line utility and run the following command:



5 Work with USB Camera

Connect a USB camera e.g. Logitech C270 to a board, open the "Other" menu, start the xawtv application you will be able to review with your camera.

6 Rotate Display under Lubuntu Desktop

Firstly remove the "armsoc" configuration file:

sudo rm -f /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-armsoc.conf

Create a new file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf":

sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Here is the content of a typical xorg.conf file:

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier          "Primary"
    VendorName          "FriendlyARM"
Section "Device"
    Identifier          "Primary"
    Driver              "fbdev"
    Option              "fbdev" "/dev/fb0"
    Option              "Rotate" "CW"

The configuration file sets display to rotate 90 degrees. The rotation angle is defined by "Rotate" which can be set to one of the following values:
CW Rotate 90 degrees
UD Rotate 180 degrees
CCW Rotate 270 degrees
Save and reboot your board or start the lightdm service to make your change effective.

7 Chromium web browser

Chromium web browser has enabled hardware acceleration by default, supports WebGL, and can view hardware acceleration details by entering the URL chrome://gpu, as shown below:

8 Select the default audio device

To output audio to a 3.5mm jack, or HDMI, modify the configuration file /etc/asound.conf to do this. Here are the settings for output to HDMI:

defaults.pcm.card 0
defaults.pcm.device 1

If you want to output to the 3.5mm jack, set defaults.pcm.device to 0.

9 Cancel automatic login

Edit the file /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/20-lubuntu.conf and delete the line "autologin-user=pi"

10 Screen saver and auto sleep related settings

The screen saver configuration file is /etc/xdg/autostart/xset_command.desktop. The default factory settings are that the screen saver and DPMS are both closed. You can change the configuration by modifying this file.