[xubuntu-users] Is there a list for *ABSOLUTE* beginners with Xubuntu?

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sun Sep 8 15:05:06 UTC 2013

On 08/09/13 16:44, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 09/08/2013 10:42 AM, David Walland wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I've been watching and reading all your input and am beginning to
>> suspect that some of you think that there is a problem with the
>> Xubuntu on my old laptop.  I have to say that I doubt that.  I can
>> *use* parts of it.
> It sounds as if the operating system itself is working fine.
>> I can write letters etc in Open Office, even if I can't work out why
>> I can't replace it with Office Libre.
> What happens if you use Synaptic to delete OpenOffice entirely,
> and then install Libre Office entirely?
> Oh wait...Libre Office probably isn't in the 10.04 repositories. Can you
> download it from their web site at http://www.libreoffice.org/download
> into /tmp (at least the main one, which is 154Mb of .tar.gz file).
> Unwrap it with tar zxvf filename.tar.gz and then install it with
> gdebi *.deb (if gdebi isn't installed in 10.04, install that first).

LibreOffice is basically OpenOffice. If you are running an older system
with only OpenOffice in the repositories, I'd suggest keeping with that
and not trying to install LibreOffice.

>> The things I can't do are almost certainly there for the doing, if
>> only I knew enough to ask the right question or look in the right
>> place.
> I think you're asking the right questions in the right place, but I
> suspect that the machine is having problems with memory. It simply
> doesn't have enough.

I would imagine Xubuntu would be slow with 256MB memory, but then again
you are running an older version and ultimately, slow is subjective.
It's possible that certain applications won't be able to run with that
amount of memory though, so take that into consideration.

> *snip*

And for what comes to the original question in the mail title: this *is*
the list you are looking for. Welcome!


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