[lubuntu] Problem removing pre-installed apps from Lubuntu desktop

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've just recently started using Lubuntu. The first time I installed the 'minimal' system (from 'Minimal CD) and then installed the Lubuntu desktop on top. At that time I had no problem removing certain of the pre-installed applications (Pidgin, Penguin games etc) that I did not particularly need. In the process of attempting to resize some partitions (evidently the wrong way) I messed up and decided to start again (new partition table) and re-install the full system. This time I installed Lubuntu directly from the Lubuntu ISO 'Live' CD. All went fine except that now I find that whatever p (Hardware)