Ubuntu Installation :: Creating An Extremely Minimal Version Of Xubuntu Using XFCE - Go With Mini.iso Or The Xubuntu Alternate Install CD ?

Jan 12, 2010

I was thinking of creating an extremely minimal version of Xubuntu using XFCE. I have a Dell Mini 9, a netbook that uses a wireless-g card requiring bcmwl-kernel-source to work.What I would like to do is use either the alternate CD or mini.iso minimal install file to perform a command line install-style installation of the system.So far, what I am thinking (from reading this [url].... article:

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slim (if possible with 9.10, unsure if it is still available. in short, i want to use a lightweight display manager)

My opening questions are: Should I go with mini.iso or the Xubuntu Alternate Install CD (or the Ubuntu one)? If so, which one? What additional packages will I need to make the hardware accessible and fully functional? All I can think of so far would be sound (I'd like to stay away from PulseAudio if possible, it wreaks havoc with my computer), my webcam, and the memory card slot, if additional packages are needed for it?What other "core" packages should I include in this list? Should I include Synaptic, or other packages, and why?What do I need to take into consideration, since this is both a directly- and battery-powered computer?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Xubuntu Software Failure Via The ALTERNATE CD

Jul 22, 2010

I am trying to install Xubuntu (lucid) via the ALTERNATE CD... Everything goes smoothly until the Installer tries to install Software... There it presents me with something like: "There was a problem installing software. You can abort or choose to retry installation by choosing off the menu"

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Jul 3, 2010

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Dec 2, 2010

I just installed a fresh copy of Xubuntu 10.10 on a penstick and everything was working fine at work and at home. Now when I got to the work this morning I connected the stick to my office network and I got this error: PHP Code:


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May 21, 2011

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Mar 10, 2011

I installed Xubuntu 10.10, fresh i don't configure or installed another program, i only installed nvidia drivers (I have a Geforce 9600 GT video card). The entire operating system, and xfce 4.6 was working fine. After, I make an upgrade to xfce 4.8, and when i loged on, everything loaded ok: xfce 4.8 version is working fine, the panels loaded and i can add items.

But there is a problem: My wallpaper image doesn't appear on desktop (only brown solid color), it doesn't show icons, i can't change wallaper in configuration panel (i can add an image but it does not appear in desktop), when I plug in a pendrive usb icon does no appear. And when I right click on the deadspace on the background the right click menu does not come up.

When i open desktop folder in thunar there is information, but icon files does not appear in desktop I thing that maybe is a setting that i can solve typing something in terminal, but i don't know what, i searched in google and in this forum and i found only one post but not related to xfce 4.8 and it was not useful[URL]...

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Ubuntu :: Xubuntu 10.10 Error When Booting Into Xfce From Work To Home

Dec 2, 2010

I just installed a fresh copy of Xubuntu 10.10 on a penstick and everything was working fine at work and at home. Now when I got to the work this morning I connected the stick to my office network and I got this error:

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Could not look up internet address for localhost.localdomain.This will prevent Xfc from operating correctly.It may be possible to correct this problem by adding localhost.localdomain to the file /etc/hosts on your system 

Why did this error present itself if nothing was changed? All that was done was that is was tested at work and at home.

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Nov 24, 2013

When trying to make my Xfce desktop in Debian 7 (wheezy) look the same way as in Xubuntu 12.04 (precise), I am able to (by copying some files from Xubuntu packages) make the fonts render the same way, set up the same desktop and icon themes etc and make everything look identical, with the exception of the fonts...

Since that, if I choose the font "Sans 10" for my desktop, in Debian - with all the same anti-aliasing options, and such, that I use in Xubuntu - the text looks smaller, everywhere, compared to Xubuntu.

So... How come this happens, if I have chosen the same font "Sans" with the same size "10"?

Below, are the different results, depending on the OS in question.

In Debian Xfce, I get this:

While, in Xubuntu, I get this:

I remember this same thing happening, once, when I was experimenting with setting up an Openbox desktop environment, on top of an Ubuntu 12.04 command line install, where, if I used LightDM, as the login manager, I would observe this same font size "reduction" (in, at least, some of the applications), with the theme I was trying to set up, while, if I used GDM, as the login manager, I would not observe this same font size reduction. (And, so, it seemed that some GTK library(?), being used by the GDM, prevented this from happening(?)...)

Also, I read somewhere, on the Internet, that Xubuntu builds Xfce on top of GNOME(?) (libraries, I guess)...

Could it be that, by installing some GTK library, the fonts will "return" to normal size? Or, do I have to configure something else, somewhere?

(P.S. - I've also tried choosing the size "11", in Debian Xfce - in case it's a matter of different values used, for the numbers, in each OS - but, if I do so, it only makes the text bigger than in Xubuntu, with the size "10"...)

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Nov 17, 2010

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Aug 12, 2011

I have an 8gb USB Flash Drive. I am trying to make a Xubuntu 11.04 boot disk from it. I have done this once before with Ubuntu, but not Xubuntu. The problem is that when I go into the Startup Disk Creator, I get this error and the process stops. This is what the Flash drive file structure looks like after the process stops.

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Apr 13, 2011

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Jun 5, 2011

My Specs;
Desktop PC, Tiger Direct, Firefly BCD.
Mother board; PC Chips M758LT - ID 9039E90F31D926C3.
Intel Celeron 1.3 GHz x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1.
Bios; American Megatrends Inc., 062710, 7/15/1997
SMBIOS Ver. 2.3
Memory; 512 MB

Master HD 20MB half full with 40MB Slave HD. WinXP service pack 3 and all updates are current, with one glitch, system will not 'restart' have to press off button, then have to press off button twice again to start XP running again. Tried to run off CD using xubuntu, Lubuntu 11.04 and Unbuntu 11.04. A page of errors covers the screen, I have a photo attached which I hope you can download and zoom in on.

It starts out with, 570.240718 Kernal panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! 570.24786 Pid:1, comm:init not tainted 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu.... Regards, Michael A I'm going to mark this as solved. I have to add a 40mb hard drive and make it master and make 20mb hd the slave and add 2 - 256 ram instead of 128 memory. I have an issue where xp will not reboot so i intend to format both hd's and try to install 10.04.2 from cd for a full install, no windows. I will report back.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install Xubuntu On Usb But Boot From Live-cd?

Feb 20, 2010

The harddrive of an old laptop of mine recently died. Until I can replace it, I would like to use the xubuntu live-cd. However I would also like to be able to install some additional packages and change some settings, so it would be great if I could make it persistent. I know that it's possible to install to an usb-pendrive, but the problem is that the laptop isn't able to boot from usb-devices.

Is it possible to install xubuntu to usb, but boot the system wiith the live-cd? Or is there another way to use an usb-pendrive to keep some settings/packages?

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Jun 28, 2010

I am trying to upgrade to Xubuntu 10.04 from a Slakware install. I downloaded the ISO image, burned that to a CD, and then created a floppy with SBM.bin image. The system is an old i386 which has a BIOS that will not boot from CD. I can mount and read the CD under the currently installed Slackware system with no problem. When I boot from the floppy I get a menu that shows the hard drive and the floppy as boot options, but not the CD. The CD drive is an ide on the same controller as the hard drive with the hard drive being master and the CD drive being slave.

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Jun 23, 2011

I have tried twice to use Wubi to install Xubuntu on a Windows XP machine. Each time the results were the same:

1) Downloads the required stuff.
2) Does some post-download stuff.
3) Says it needs to reboot to finish the installation.
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4) Reboots back into Windows. There is nothing set to choose Xubuntu (no error messages displayed in prior steps).

Has anyone else encountered this bug?

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Feb 19, 2010

I made an xubuntu disk.loaded it and rewrote my hardrive.on a pretty old averatec laptop. 3/4 of the install it gives a a io error and stops the install.I tried to reinstall from the screen again but got the same error.So I rebooted and it skips everything and goes straight to a grub loading stage 1.5, grub loading error 17. It even skips the live cd.I also tried to do it thru a usb stick but that gets ignored too.

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Nov 28, 2010

I installed Xubuntu (Karmic 9.10) several times on an old iMac G3 with powerpc processor. Previously I had installed versions as 6.06 and 6.10 succesfully. But no luck this time. All installs were succesfull if alternate cd's were used.

The problem is that when i boot up i see the bootloader 'yaboot' and after that shortly the mouse logo from Xubuntu. After that the screen turns black and the indication light from the powerbutton turns from green to orange, this means no signal (i guess).

I assume that my screen resolution is wrong and cannot be displayed, the Mac uses 1024x768 if i am right.

My question is : How to access any configuration file to change resolution as I believe is the problem?

Edit: Perhaps there is a way to access command line to change config files.. ? Or using a live CD, but this computer is low on memory and has a hard time using live-CD's.

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Jan 22, 2010

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Oct 6, 2010

I downloaded the 6.06 version of xubuntu because i have a laptop that doesnt support high graphics mode, and i wasnt able to figure out how to get it to run in low graphics mode. i figured that i would get a version from a while back, and then update it up to the current version. now, to the problem. I was able to upgrade 6.10, but now it says Ubuntu version 8.04 available, so i tried to update it. it gets most of the way through the part where it says calculating or something like that, and then it says: "Can't install 'xubuntu-desktop' It was impossible to install a required package. Please report this as a bug." with an option that says close at the bottom. when i click close another window pops up that says: Could not calculate the upgrade A unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by:

* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bugreport. Then the window just closes... anything that i could do to get rid of this problem? EDIT: Is there any way to update directly from an .iso file on the desktop?

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Aug 27, 2010

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Jan 2, 2010

I've been getting it up and running with Xubuntu. Xubuntu 9.10 just won't install--the screen goes blank and the computer locks up, with either the regular or the alternate install CD. I gather that this isn't an unknown issue in 9.10, so I'm installing 9.04 instead and I'll just wait until 10.04 comes out. Xubuntu 9.04 installs and runs like a charm.This is an HP Pavilion ze4125, with 768MB of RAM and an ATI Radeon IGP 320M video card. When I enter "sudo su -c "lspci | grep VGA", it returns "01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1".

So what I want to do now is install the best driver I can so I can make the most of the video card. XP let me use any number of high resolutions, but the Display icon in Xubuntu tops out at 1024x768. EnvyNG doesn't offer. anything compatible with my video card. I've tried installing ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64 and ati-driver-installer-9-12-x86.x86_64, but both say "Extraction failed" (I was running them with gdm stopped).So, is there something specific I should be doing to get access to higher resolutions, or a driver I need to install? This is easy on my main computer, which has an NVidia card, so I can use the NVIDIA X Server Settings utility to adjust the resolution--but obviously this machine doesn't have an NVidia card.

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I'm sure the Xubuntu 10.04 cd is OK as I can boot into it with my Windows laptop.

But... for whatever reason I can't boot it under the Live CD or Install options in my old computer?

As soon as I hit one of the options the monitor switches off after a few seconds?

I've tested the computer with a live backtrack cd and gparted live cd which both run fine so it must be something I'm missing in Xubuntu.

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Jul 25, 2010

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Oct 11, 2010

I upgraded today my Xubuntu to v 10.10, but I have a serious problem. Everything was fime till the system asked for rebooting but never did. I have actuallu a black screen with a white square terminal-like. It displays jbogdani@bdus~$ but I can not type on it! It is frozen!Nothing works, no services (ssh, apache, etc.), no GUIs no terminal!The only server that is working is samba! How can I get my computer working back without terminal?What is happening? Is v10.10 so unstable and unsecure?

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