List of bugs, problems and suggestions (test report)

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Mon Aug 27 15:39:16 UTC 2007

List of bugs, problems and suggestions I gathered while doing test for
the new xubuntu release.
Version: 0.1.1j
Date: 27-08-2007

So now the dilemma: I got this bug: when using the alternate net-install
you can't not go back to switch the keyboard layout when you made the
wrong choose. Do i report it at console-setup, debian-installer or

When installing Xubuntu with a net-install from usb-stick the grub
system is not installed on the correct hard drive. When removing the
ubs-stick the system will not load grub correctly and the system will
not boot. This can be fixed by changing the grup file manually and
running: sudo grub-install hd0

A brown background is shown right before the blue background is loaded,
this is not very appealing.

The totally different looks of the windows and user interface is nice
and all but how can a user go back to the default looks of Xubuntu 7.04.
I find backwards compatibility extremely important.

Mouse over behavior to show the cpu, mem, swap load of the system, in
the System Load Monitor panel plug-in do not work anymore. I found out
the mouse overs do work, however they respond far far to late.

Mounting a usb-stick from Thunar does not work any more. Message Failed
to execute child process "gnome-mount" (no such file or directory).
However mounting the usb-stick from the command line with the mount
command does work.

Root certificate from is not included in Firefox and

Window snapping does not work

xfce4-terminal scroll-on output, can this be disable by default, please

gxine will not start -> cannot open shared object: no such
file or directory

Thunderbird, when clicking on the upper left bottom icon, a message pop
up that ask to download messages before going off-line, when i make the
NO choose the message box hangs and is not responsive for quite a while.

Gimp start-up screen is very ugly, can we change it to something more

Why not use two backspaces instead of four?

xubuntu start-up screen does not show any progress-bar during start-up
or shutdown.

xubuntu screen saver will run by default heavy 3D screen servers, please
use black screen only.

remove xfburn
remove Fax address book
remove HPLIP Fax Utility
remove menu entry for XTerm and UXTerm
add icon for Process Manager or remove it
add icon for Autostarted Application
rename Mozilla Thunderbird Mial/News to Thunderbird Mail Client
remove About Xfce from the xfce menu
remove Help from the xfce menu

Is there no new version of GQview?! Is there no further development?
Maybe change to an active development program.

No new version of Thunar that supports changing the "Date Modified" colum?

Desktop preferences -> behaviour -> there are no checked check boxes in
for the "show icons for" however they are being displayed at the
desktop. This is not expected behaviour.

Thunderbird new junk icon appears to soon in compared with the other icons.

Why display the contains of a window when resizing or moving? Can we
disable this for the default settings?

It will be great to have one net-install cd that always points to the
most recent stable release of all ubuntu distributions.

Best regards,


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