gusty - list of bugs, problems and suggestions (part two)

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Tue Aug 28 09:12:15 UTC 2007

List of bugs, problems and suggestions that I gathered while doing test
for the gusty xubuntu release.
Version: 0.1.2j
Date: 28-08-2007

When using the alternate net-install you can't 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?

A brown background is shown right before the blue background is loaded,
this is not very appealing. Maybe we can change the default color to blue?

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.

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

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

Root certificate from is not included in Firefox and

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

gusty - - default settings remove "human" icons and
icon size style
When installed the default icons are screwed up, make sure the "human"
icon style is selected with the small icon size. The behavior also
happens when using the package.  The problem
looks simulair to
however this bug is set to be fixed month's ago. In the latest gusty
release are still problems.

gusty - - icons are to close to the left when using a
gtk style with left a left color bar
In xubuntu gusty with the new style sheet that contains a left black
colored line in all the gtk menu's the icons of are to
close to this left menu line compared with to looks of all other native
gtk applications, I can recall also noticing this unwanted behavior of
openoffice 6 months ago. The behavior also happens when using the package.

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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.

Window snapping does not work, can this be inplemented?

Why not use two workspaces instead of four?

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

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

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

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

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

remove Fax address book
remove HPLIP Fax Utility
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

fixed:will be removed: remove xfburn
fixed:will be removed: remove menu entry for XTerm and UXTerm
fixed:gnome-mount added: 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.


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


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

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

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