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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!

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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:

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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
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Sources:

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

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October 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

11.04 Natty – VirtualBox 4.0 – Add Oracle Repository

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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add:

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian natty contrib

Then:

wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Update and Install:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.0

VirtualBox 4.0.6 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack All platforms

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May 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

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11.04 Natty – VirtualBox 4.0 Error “Failed to access the USB subsystem”

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Fix from Ubuntu for Beginners!

Issue: User Privileges don’t get assigned correctly.

Open ‘Users and groups’.

Click ‘Manage Groups’ and look for the ‘vboxusers’ group.

Click properties.

Enable your account and reboot.

That fixed it for me but you may need this as well:

Users and Groups main window, click your username and then click ‘Advanced Settings’.

Go to the ‘User Privileges’ tab and scroll down to the bottom where you see this option.

Use VirtualBox virtualization solution

Make sure it is enabled. A reboot would be enough to make the error disappear now.

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May 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

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Note: Ubuntu Virtualbox Error Message On Guest Start?

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This is a conflict with KVM!

Each time you log on to Ubuntu run this command:
sudo stop qemu-kvm

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July 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

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Note: Ubuntu Lucid Virtualbox USB Devices Greyed Out

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This is a permissions issue!

System > Administration > Users and Groups >

Select your UID… e.g “silverwave”

Click Button “Manage Groups”
Select “vboxusers” click Button “Properties”.
Tick the box next to your UID.

IMPORTANT!

Doesn’t work until you reboot.

Note if you don’t see any USB Devices create a blank filter for you USB’s via settings.

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July 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm

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