[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu on Aspire One D255

Greg Seymour greg.seymour at cvcoupling.com
Wed Apr 10 22:29:07 UTC 2013

Much appreciated.
I'll just say that as a long time User and not a Coder, I don't know the difference between dash, bash and mash.
If there isn't a switch to throw or a button to click, I can't do it.
So, I've swapped out the Dynamic drive for a SSD and re-installed Xubuntu (which reads very well for netbooks in reviews) and everything works again. There is the traditional problem with the Skype microphone to be overcome, but that will be fine.
Thanks again for your reply.

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From: xubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:xubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Ralf Mardorf
Sent: Wednesday, 10 April 2013 4:33 PM
To: xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] Xubuntu on Aspire One D255

I would troubleshoot in a different way, but there's an *buntu way of


On Wed, 2013-04-10 at 15:55 +1000, Greg Seymour wrote:
> This is a good system for the netbook when it’s working, light and 
> fast.

As a side note, there are pros and cons for using or not using *buntus, but they for sure aren't light, likely that lighter installs would be faster on a netbook, while on a modern desktop PC there aren't significant differences for the performance for what install ever. If startup should be fast, than you should use upstart or systemd. *buntus use upstart by default.

If you want to make upstart additionally esoteric faster, take car that the default shell is dash and not bash.

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ ls -l /mnt/q/bin/sh lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Nov 19 19:29 /mnt/q/bin/sh -> dash

It seems to be that dash is the default, since I prefer bash, but for my Ubuntu there's a link to dash.

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