Lubuntu mantic minotaur (23.10) issue tracker

Items that need to be watched/fixed

Other noted issues that maybe of concern (ideally fix, but maybe just noted in release notes)

  • some of LXQt 1.3 is already on our dailies, but more is currently only found i proposed so will get there soon (help test please)
  • Ubuntu fonts change; already noted by users of jammy and backports; some users don’t like the change, thus inclusion of fonts-ubuntu-classic AND/OR documenting the Ubuntu font change maybe required.

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I’ll spend a little extra time (assuming I have it) rooting around over the next week or so.


Picom has crashed too many times

This issue has been fixed on NEW installs, but on re-installs or ‘install using existing partition’ I’m still experiencing this error on first login after re-install. I wonder if something survives in $HOME given it’s untouched in this install case…

Further we may also have issues with release-upgrades from 23.04?? and test for it. (Changelog)

Listed here as I’m unsure if worthy of noting on primary list, but also don’t want to forget it. Any comments on this thread are welcome, the first post contains the list that matters, and readers can use HOME to quickly view that list

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@leok noticed the ‘Install Lubuntu’ desktop icon no longer starts.

Erich Eickmeyer gave an [knowledable] opinion that it related to new polkitd dropping support for pkla (polkit local authority) & needing seed change. Rik Mills confirmed also an issue with Kubuntu…

@wxl confirmed adding polkitd-pkla to a running live system allows the desktop installer to run; confirmation of Erich’s view & the required fix… so we’ll have this sorted pretty soon I bet.

Upstream report by Walter can be found here - Ubuntu Flavor Sync Meeting Notes - May 8, 2023 - Flavors - Ubuntu Community Hub

Thanks everyone.

Beyond the workaround I mentioned; there is still a menu item to install Lubuntu on the current daily ISOs if required


FWIW you can also just hit enter at the password prompt (the password is blank) to proceed with the installation from the desktop.

Also just to put it somewhere, the man page for polkit covers rules. There are already some Ubuntu-specific rules in /usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d. Debian also has a wiki on the subject.

There is a bug report in Debian that is somewhat relevant here. It reveals a solution that can be dropped into /usr/share/polkit-1/rules.d/com.github.calamares.calamares.rules:

polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
        if (( = "") && 
                subject.local && 
                subject.isInGroup ("sudo")) {

Which is to say, it allows a local, active, user in group sudo to run pkexec on Calamares without further prompts. This may be our solution and we may want to go ahead and just do it.


I added polkitd-pkla to the seed while we wait for clear instructions on a proper fix. I’m not comfortable blindly messing with security.

That said, tomorrow’s ISO should be good to go.