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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Unity vs XFCE, should I change or move to another OS? How?

    I dislike Unity intensely and jumped ship pdq from Ubuntu to Xubuntu - and I haven't looked back.

    Xfce does everything I need of it, and I have it installed on a MythTV front/backend, desktop,...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Is it good to replace Ubuntu 10.10 with Xubuntu 12.04 ?

    Agreed. It seems to me that Canonical have completely lost the plot with Unity.

    An operating system should provide:
    (a) an abstraction layer from the hardware to software that wishes to...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Broadcom STA Wifi used to work on 11.10

    @chili555

    Just a quickie to confirm things - I'd been mucking about so I did a complete reinstall and then, right after the mandatory reboot, did these:


    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Broadcom STA Wifi used to work on 11.10

    Hi Chili, thank you but no, no to your 'The fun begins'. That started yonks ago!

    Usually if it's not broken then you haven't tweaked enough ... but in this instance it's a brand new install.....
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    [xubuntu] Broadcom STA Wifi used to work on 11.10

    Just installed 12.04 and no wifi.

    Settings => Settings Manager => Additional Drivers =>

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    Broadcom STA proprietary wireless driver
    Tested by...
  6. Thread: Tevii S480

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    Re: Tevii S480

    I've had a similar hiccup with the adapter order changing between boots.

    The solution for me was HERE

    Try it out. Post back here if you get into probs ...

    Best, K
  7. [xubuntu] Gigolo - how can I force a rescan of a network?

    Gigolo works brilliantly (as long as you sudo apt-get gvfs-backends to get it to work) but I've run into a problem.

    The Gigolo network tab shows all my local PCs and their samba shares, and it...
  8. HOWTO: Cure slow Thunar/Gigolo network browsing

    BACKGROUND
    I'm on Xubuntu 11.10 Oneiric and playing with a nice little pink 'n' fluffy headless (as in the only physical connection is for power) Zotac Zbox ID41 which will end up replacing my big...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Xubuntu 11.10 - Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

    I did and it did :oops:

    Now I think I know why I should set up the partitions manually rather than let the Ubuntu installer just bung in root and swap...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wired network suddenly doesn't exist

    I had this problem of losing ethernet a year or so back. Here's what I wrote up for myself - hope it helps!

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    Ubuntu Lucid...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Xubuntu 11.10 - Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

    @LewisTM: Thanks! Shift-delete does what I want, so I've marked the thread as solved.

    @gsmanners: Also thanks!
    I've been mucking about with my /etc/fstab - specifically this line:
    ...
  12. [SOLVED] Xubuntu 11.10 - Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

    In my flight to sanity from Unity to Xfce (Xubuntu 11.10) I've hit a little hiccup.

    When I try to delete a file on a network shared directory using Thunar this message pops up in a window ......
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to make Network Places mounts "sticky"

    Gigolo is slightly borked in that it needs a bit of fuse that isn't installed automatically.

    Try this:
    sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends

    Then Gigolo can be used as described above.
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    Re: Channel listing scripts

    I don't know whether this will help, but I've developed some scripts - really for my own use - that seem to do what you want.

    They're on Launchpad here:...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Thunar and network browsering

    You need to use Gigolo which, on a standard installation, doesn't work. Read on.

    Gigolo is part of the standard installation.
    Application Menu => System => Gigolo

    Just check Gigolo is borked....
  16. [ubuntu] Re: upgraded to 11.10 and i don't want to use unity, i want classic menus

    I've still got a PC on 10.04 running MythTv, but the LTS runs out next April, when I guess 12.04 LTS will kick in.
    By then Gnome 2 may well have gone. There again it may well have not gone....
  17. [ubuntu] Re: upgraded to 11.10 and i don't want to use unity, i want classic menus

    I'm not going to knock Unity - there are plenty of people who like it. Presumably.

    Anyway, I've gone to Xubuntu, and I'm trying to make things in Xfce work as in Gnome 2.

    Here's a screenshot of...
  18. [gnome] Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Gnome3

    The reason I like 11.10 Unity is because it gave me the encouragement I needed to move to Xfce ;)
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Broadcom STA driver ubuntu 11.10. How to get it working!

    Thanks for that - it made me feel better! I'm pleased it worked for you.

    K
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Gigolo in Xubuntu 11.10 - Network tab missing

    Thanks very much - that's sorted it!

    After you've installed it you just need to log out and back in, and Gigolo works.

    Cheers, K
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Broadcom STA driver ubuntu 11.10. How to get it working!

    I wasn't trying to rub it in, I was just trying to clarify the exact steps I took.
  22. [SOLVED] Gigolo in Xubuntu 11.10 - Network tab missing

    I'm having real difficulty in getting Gigolo to browse my network in Xubuntu 11.10, although it works just fine if I boot into Ubuntu 11.10

    I've attached two screenshots that show the problem...
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  23. [ubuntu] Re: Broadcom STA driver ubuntu 11.10. How to get it working!

    I've been installing the prerelease versions of 11.10 for the last few weeks, and I've had problems with the STA driver.

    I've had occasional success by removing it, but the only guaranteed way for...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Broadcom STA driver ubuntu 11.10. How to get it working!

    I've had this.

    Disconnect from the net when you install Ubuntu 11.10
    Don't install any extras or proprietary drivers when you install Ubuntu

    If you've activated the Broadcom STA additional...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: 11.10 - Decrease launcher icon size? Increase number of Workspaces?

    Fair comment - apols, I sounded picky.
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