This bug was fixed in the package software-properties -

software-properties ( bionic; urgency=medium

  * After installing proprietary drivers provide the
    capability to restart on Lubuntu and Xubuntu. Add recommends on the
    packages which provide the restart tools. (LP: #1693038)

 -- Brian Murray <>  Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:06:33 -0800

** Changed in: software-properties (Ubuntu)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Released

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  needs to support restart on Lubuntu and Xubuntu

Status in software-properties package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  [Test Case]
  1) sudo touch /var/run/reboot-required
  2) sudo apt install umockdev gir1.2-umockdev-1.0
  3) /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/fake-devices-wrapper 
software-properties-gtk --open-tab 4
  4) click the Restart button

  You should observe a dialog either confirming that you want to restart
  or with a restart button. It depends what desktop environment you are

  Original Description
  The fix for bug 1241210 only works in gnome-session based sessions. Let's 
make sure that the driver restart button works on Xubuntu and Lubuntu.

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