How to minimize differences between 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS



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As settings are different between 14.04 and 16.04 and requests were received how to minimize these differences, here are some suggestions how to solve that, based on Lubuntu. All below mentioned subjects are now part of the 14.04 based images for cloning, uploaded later than May 20th, 2016.

  1. For 14.04 / Add trash and show mounted drives on desktop
  2. Right mouse click on the desktop -> Desktop Preferences -> Desktop Icons ->

  • set ahook at "show trash" and
  • set a hook at "show connected volumes"
  • For 14.04 / make 14.04 react the same way as 16.04, when starting a scrip on desktop
  • In 14.04 double-click with left mouse does not work starting scripts. To make 14.04 working synchronous as 16.04:

    Open the file manage PCMANFM -> Edit -> Preferences -> open Tab "Advanced" -> in Entry "Programs / Terminal emulator" ->

    • 14.04: lxterminal -e %s
    • 16.04: lxterminal %s
  • For 14.04 and 16.04 / check setting bash for user student<, otherwise student is not able to run bash scripts
  • log-in as user labdoo -> open a terminal -> sudo nano /etc/passwd (Enter) -> step down to the line student, add at the end of the line student:x:1001:1000::/home/student:/bin/bash

    Credits: Thanks to Stefan from Germany collecting this information :) And remember, it's all ready-to-use in the images, if the above technical stuff sounds difficult to you...