List of bugs, problems and suggestions (test report)

Lionel Le Folgoc mrpouit at
Mon Aug 27 17:27:20 UTC 2007


Jelle de Jong wrote:
> 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
> kbd-chooser?
> 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.

This is a gdm known bug:

> 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.

Users can use the Settings Manager dialog, that's not too much hard.

> 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.

That's a known bug:

> 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.

Jani has just added gnome-mount to the seeds, so it'll be installed by

> Root certificate from is not included in Firefox and
> Thunderbird
> 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 I'll check
if a rebuild is enough and try to fix it.

> Gimp start-up screen is very ugly, can we change it to something more
> appealing?
> Why not use two backspaces instead of four?
> xubuntu start-up screen does not show any progress-bar during start-up
> or shutdown.

Already reported:
I've not yet figured why it doesn't show...

> 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
> remove About Xfce from the xfce menu
> remove Help from the xfce menu

Done for xfce4 process manager. Under discussion for most of them.
And why should we remove the Help? How will users be able to find it then?

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

Actually, gutsy ships a new version of GQview. :)

> 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.

That's an ubuntu specific patch, maybe someone wants to give a look?

> Thunderbird new junk icon appears to soon in compared with the other icons.
> 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.
> rename Mozilla Thunderbird Mial/News to Thunderbird Mail Client

These bugs should be reported against thunderbird on LP. ;)

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

Why not? It can be manually disabled using Settings Manager > Window
Manager > Advanced tab. The default desktop would look rather ugly if we
 disable it by default.

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

This is not Xubuntu specific, and this means more isos to look after. It
seems we don't have lots of testers, so this doesn't really sound like a
feasible idea.

> Best regards,
> Jelle

Thank you very much for testing! ;)


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