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Xubuntu To The Rescue: Swap Ubuntu (Quantal) to Xubuntu 12.10 Sweet :-)

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12.04 to 12.10: Well that was the simplest upgrade I have ever done :-)

After testing Unity for years I have decided that it degrades my Linux experience and that I need to move on.

I still love Ubuntu, its just that the Unity UI is physically painful to use.

Xubuntu to the rescue!


Install Xfce (Xubuntu) on Ubuntu Linux

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

To upgrade to 12.10

Switch Notify me of a new Ubuntu version.

Set to “For any new version.”

Software Updater > Settings > Software Sources:


Notes: Appearance

Style: Clearlooks (Title bar is blue not orange, tool tips yellow not black).

Icons: elementary Xfce dark

Notes: Firefox

Create blank rule in Stylish: nodropmarker

.bookmark-item[container] > .toolbarbutton-menu-dropmarker { display: none !important; }

Notes: Thunar File Manager

EM: Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

Fix: Use Shift+Delete :-)

Notes: Update Manager Delay

Fix: No fix yet but it does start after 20 seconds.

Notes: VirtualBox Guest Additions not installing

Fix: Install the newest deb (no repository yet).

Ubuntu 12.10 (“Quantal Quetzal”)  i386AMD64

sudo dpkg -i package.deb


Download VirtualBox for Linux Hosts

Install Xfce (Xubuntu) on Ubuntu Linux

[SOLVED] Xubuntu 11.10 – Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

How to remove icons from FF 4 Bookmarks Toolbar? Waste of space!

Remove drop down arrow from containers on bookmarks toolbar


Written by SilverWav

October 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 2 – Disable Sticky Edges & Display one launcher, at last :-)

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What’s new in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin beta 2 since beta 1

Unity (both 2D and 3D) gained an option to configure the launcher for multi-monitor setups: you can now select to display the launcher on the primary monitor or on all monitors. The Launcher behaviour for multi-monitor setups can be set from System Settings (Displays, under Launcher Placement). Under System Settings, you can now also enable/disable Sticky Edges:


Written by SilverWav

April 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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What can go wrong? Hitting the: “update-manager -d” to PrecisePangolin 12.04

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Lets do it :-D

Terminal: sudo update-manager -d&

And… back up and running :-)

Downloading the files took 30-45mins, the configuration and updating about an hour.

Reboot was quick and then straight back in to 12.04 after login.

Next up was 20 seconds of scary white screen with black dots… then Tada!

Both screens clear to show my desktop.

Both monitor screens now have a launch bar, whereas before there was only one.

Sweet :-)


Mouse cursor traversal between displays is too “sticky”

Bug Description

With an un-mirrored dual display setup, the left side of the external display is “sticky” for the mouse cursor, which presents a problem when trying to traverse to internal display which is configured to the left of the external.

Saitek USB keyboard “Light Colour Key” forces a restart of X on 12.04 precise

Bug Description

What you expected to happen:
When the built in media key is hit the keyboard lights should cycle through the available colours.

What happened instead
A restart of X.
Could be a crash or “Ctrl-Alt-Backspace” key combination forcing a restart of X.

YouTube – How to file a bug on Launchpad

Upgrade Shots:


= Welcome to the Ubuntu ‘Precise Pangolin’ development release =

”This is still a BETA release.”
”Do not install it on production machines.”

Thanks for your interest in this development release of Ubuntu.
The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the
absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to
offer. This development release brings you a taste of the newest features
for the next version of Ubuntu.

== Testing ==

Please help to test this development snapshot and report problems back to the
developers.  For more information about testing Ubuntu, please read:

== Reporting Bugs ==

This development release of Ubuntu contains bugs. If you want to help
out with bugs, the Bug Squad is always looking for help. Please read the
following information about reporting bugs:

Then report bugs using apport in Ubuntu.  For example:

ubuntu-bug linux

will open a bug report in Launchpad regarding the linux package. Your
comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve
future releases.

== Participate in Ubuntu ==

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of
ways you can participate at

== More Information ==

You can find out more about Ubuntu on the Ubuntu website and Ubuntu

To sign up for Ubuntu development announcements, please
subscribe to Ubuntu’s development announcement list at:

Written by SilverWav

March 3, 2012 at 11:02 am

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Precise Pangolin Ubuntu 12.04 Release Notes

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Cant find the release notes?

I think they are now called “TechnicalOverview” :-)

Get Ubuntu 12.04

Upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10

To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘12.04’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade -d; and follow the on-screen instructions. Note that the server upgrade is now more robust and will utilize GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of e.g. dropped connection problems.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04

There are some known issues at this time, so only developers and testers should try doing this upgrade at the moment. (927993)



Written by SilverWav

March 3, 2012 at 10:57 am

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