I use xubuntu 13.04. on my thinkpad x60 and it's great and fast
I only have two issues, which only occur in xfce, not in gnome (I tried ubuntu to compare):
My sdcard, which always is in the slot and on which my music mp3 collection is, isn't mounted
after boot. In gnome, it is...
Also my digicam (ixus) isn't active and the gthumb import dialog will not appear, when it's
connected. In gnome, this works...
When I mount both manually or double-click on the drives on desktop, everything works.
Both drives are shown on the desktop always, but they're "greyed" when not mounted.
Is there a hint for me to make this work like in gnome?