Xubuntu Top 10 FAQ feedback

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Aug 23 17:14:09 UTC 2011

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On Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:28:59 +0300
Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:

> The comments in this mail refer to
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HyhsMPDyyN-mRWRujfZX3JuKX9aWFQPWsxMEiJX99gQ/edit?pli=1
> #1
> Say something about pulseaudio. Maybe offer purging pulseaudio as a last
> resort.
> #2
> Do we "support" Compiz on Xubuntu? Make a note if we don't. This is
> still maybe one of the most low-priority stuff in the list, so even if
> it's the second most common, move it to the bottom.

yes, we do, and if this is the most asked question, this belongs near
the top of the list. 

> #5
> Also tell how the user can get his panels back, in the same question or
> other.

Definitely should tell the user this.

> #6
> Users *can* edit menus in pre-Natty, they just must do it manually.
> Point to a tutorial to do this, because some people just wants to do it,
> whatever it takes.

something like:

1. [for 4.6] copy '/etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu to
'~/.config/xdg/menus' and customize it. 

2. [for 4.6] You can also
create desktop entries in '~/.local/share/applications' to override the
existing applications (change or hide) or add new ones. 

3. [for 4.6] http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu

4. For Xfce 4.8, 'sudo apt-get install alacarte --no-install-recommends'
in a terminal will let you use an editor to change the menus.

> +
> Howto on installing additional drivers would be nice, even if it's not
> objectively in the top 10.
> Point people to Software Center or Synaptic and tell them they can
> install their favourite app there.
> I remember seeing lots of questions about burning discs. Should we
> mention something about xfburn?

xfburn is not the default burner in all releases

> We don't have to call it "Top 10", if people don't have as many as 10
> common problems with Xubuntu.
> Proof-read, triple check package names and once again, proof-read.
> Cheers,
> Pasi

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