Saturday, January 21, 2012

LxFind

Haven't tried LxFind yet? For those who doesn't know it, it will be the default file and document search tool or Lubuntu. For trying it (remember, it's not an ultimate comilation) put this on a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-desktop/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lxfind


 If you already added our PPA just install the package "lxfind".

6 comments:

jpxsat said...

SO NEEDED!! GREAT WORK LUBUNTU TEAM!!

nh2 said...

would be great if it could be launched from pcmanfm (tools menu, contextual menus, Ctrl-F or F3 key...)

Anonymous said...

Using Lubuntu 11.10...
Installed lxfind using terminal as per instructions...
I ended up with a program called Lxfinder...
It didn't work at all so I removed it via synaptic...
Tried catfish but it seems kind of lame too...
Is there anything better out there for finding files on Lubuntu?
Thx

礁湖神癒 said...

I don't really understand what happens. The app is called LxFind, not LxFinder (at least on Oneiric and Precise), and works great for me.

Catfish also works fine, when using the "locate" mode.

But if you want to try something more advanced you can try "gnome-search-tool", but has heavy Gnome dependencies (such as Nautilus and gnome-session) It's very fast, but when it opens something it may load the Nautilus desktop.

I hope this helped.

Anonymous said...

Same problem here:I installed via terminal with the instructions above and have LxFinder,which actually does not find anything.
I just hate ending up in that kind of situations where things just don't work!

礁湖神癒 said...

Your frustration is perfectly normal. I've checked the Lubuntu Desktop PPA, and LXFind is there.

Just repeat the commands, now recitifed in two lines (because of some password issues), one for adding the PPA and another for updating and installing the package. It worked for me.

If it still doesn't work, please write again and I'll ask the PPA owner about the problem.