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    Re: Uninstalling Xubuntu and returning to Ubuntu

    Glad to see you fixed most problems in the end. But why change from xubuntu to the parent ubuntu/unity?
  2. Thread: Lightlocker

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    [xubuntu] Re: Lightlocker

    I don't understand from your reply what the point of including it was - it seems to be less functional than xscreensaver, and than using the login screen to switch users (how many users actually work...
  3. Thread: Themes

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    [xubuntu] Themes

    The default install of 12.04 is very light on themes (settings ->appearance ->style.) What's the best/quickest way to install a decent number of alternatives?
  4. Thread: Lightlocker

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    [xubuntu] Lightlocker

    What's this lightlocker doing for me? It's installed without explanation in 14.04 and I can't see any function that wasn't in xscreensaver. How do I set screensavers in Lightlocker or do I run both...
  5. Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    I can't believe we're still getting posts on a thread that started nearly eight years ago! What's so hard about smoothing fonts - MS-Windows have had ClearType for years and even Linux distros are...
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    Re: What happened to the netbook remix?

    The remix package seems to contain just:
    /usr/share/doc/ubuntu-netbook-remix/changelog.gz
    /usr/share/doc/ubuntu-netbook-remix/copyright
    although there is a dependent package ubuntu-netbook that...
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    Re: What happened to the netbook remix?

    On that specific point clearly win8 is not yet finished, there's a lot of polishing yet to do. Win7 is finished and I use that most of the time (shhhhh!). But some of the design effort that's gone...
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    Re: What happened to the netbook remix?

    My point is that the remix interface in 10.04 is far from nasty, I rather like it, and anyway we should have choice, no? Why hide the option from us?

    Thanks for your thoughts everyone!
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    Re: What happened to the netbook remix?

    I was playing with the latest Consumer Preview of Win8 last week; it looks so smart and polished, it makes distros based on traditional Applications/Places/Desktop menus look old fashioned. Fuduntu...
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    Re: What happened to the netbook remix?

    Yes I know this, but I wonder why all (most) copies of this on various systems seem to have been removed! Are they ashamed of it? They shouldn't be!


    Yes I thought of installing Lubuntu - I could...
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    What happened to the netbook remix?

    I am just running through various possibilities for a light fast system on my Dell Mini-10v (1GB RAM, 1GHx Atom processor); after some time using Fuduntu I'm looking for a change. My partner here...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Do not need new bootloader

    With no bootloader on a particular partition, every time you install a new distro to it the UUID will change so the 'master' grub needs to run anyway.

    If you have grub on a partition generating...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Do not need new bootloader

    We know this - the question is why? It's an obvious thing to include and should have been picked up as an omission.

    The answer is to use another installer, the command line one on the mini.iso...
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    [ubuntu] 11.10 installer problem

    I'm trying the live Gnome CD to install on a multi-system setup. The installer throws a warning message at the 'restore settings..' stage near the end (what settings, it's a clean install?) and on...
  15. Thread: Gnome Classic

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    [ubuntu] Gnome Classic

    Where are the system Preferences and so on in Gnome Classic? There sould be a third button on the menu bar at the top...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Samba, smbclient and Gigolo

    It usually takes a bit of fiddling to get Samba to work properly but here are the main steps that work for me:

    1. Install samba, smbclient on the Ubuntu machine

    2. Run 'sudo smbpasswd -a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Samba, smbclient and Gigolo

    Thanks for the volume of response!:p But for completeness and to suggest a work-round for anyone in the same boat, I tried (on the advice of my friend on here) to get over this by installing some...
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    [SOLVED] Samba, smbclient and Gigolo

    Lxde is giving me some problems with browsing network (Windows) shares; on my machine the file manager won't show local network servers and Gigolo doesn't show the network tab (!) so it's hard to...
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    [gnome] Re: F-Spot -> Shotwell, a move sidways. (rant)

    Not in the current version (0.7...) such features are promised for 0.8 or 0.9; I only hope Shotwell won't get too bloated with all these features people dream up...a simple catalogue/album was what...
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    [SOLVED] Re: switch Ubuntu to Lubuntu?

    That page seems to have disappeared, try:

    http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfce
    with minor changes to the script to end up with lubuntu-desktop.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Access Windows shares from Lubuntu?

    Mounting remote shares:
    http://www.mkssoftware.com/docs/man1/mount.1.asp
    http://bund.com.au/~foo/linux/smb.html

    To list shares on a remote server, use 'smbclient -L <hostname>'
    or 'smbtree'...
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    Re: new installer for meercat

    And partitioning is rather difficult as GParted crashes everytime it starts up!
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    [gnome] Re: F-Spot -> Shotwell, a move sidways. (rant)

    Shotwell is in rapid development (see their mailing list) with some rough edges but much better overall than F-Spot; that's why it's in 10.10. Files don't have to move, just read the information...
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    [ubuntu] Re: UNE Debian menu

    Thanks for the hint, Froggie! I'd already been pointed to this xdg stuff but in the context of OpenBox menus, and to be honest I didn't understand the docs much. 'menu-xgd' wasn't installed so after...
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    [ubuntu] Re: UNE Debian menu

    No, the 'Debian' menu is a folder containing all the executables installed on the system, with sub-folders for Games, System, and so on. Very useful!
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