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I ended up removing the "XkbOptions" line from my xorg.conf, and adding this to Xfce's autostart: /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" It turns the caps lock key into an additional Ctrl, which does the trick for me. If you wanted a straight swap, I believe "ctrl:swapcaps" would work. For what it's worth, this page is a fairly decent guide: ...


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apt-get install xubuntu-desktop is the simplest approach, this will install the xfce desktop and all the software that usually comes with xubuntu. You could also install the packages individually, but you'll end up installing most of the same stuff, with a lot more effort. I wouldn't even consider re-installing, there's no real benifit.


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Best tutorials for this on the web for every recent version of Ubuntu: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/xfce http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfce


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1 -> Is correct, and is the cleanest form 2 -> Is correct, but packages may be broken or something like that. After that, do sudo apt-get autoremove to clean unnecessary packages. 3 -> The same that 2. My favourite is the option 1, but if you need do it fast or save configuration/data ... do 2 or 3. Best regards!


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Have you tried installing Guest Additions? From your VM, mount the ISO and run the script that corresponds to your OS.


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I have the wrong VirtualBox command line expression. Running the following in a terminal: VirtualManage.exe setextradata BSD7.2-Mk2 CustomVideoMode1 1680x1050x16 and then making the appropriate entries in xorg.conf works. Unfortunately, it only works in 16-bit mode; 24-bit doesn't work.


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The problem is that apt/dpkg can't look inside the image files for the .deb package files. You need to get the .deb files themselves to your USB source. I would do this as follows: Install Ubuntu server on another computer (or into an empty partition or into a virtual machine) that does have a network connection. Run 'aptitude clean' to clear out the ...


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You can't enable XDMCP in XFCE4. XDMCP is something that is enabled in the display manager, not in a desktop environment. As you didn't tell us which display manager you use (GDM? XDM?), I can't help. Note that some display managers (e.g. SLIM) don't support XDMCP at all.


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Ok, got it! In configuration menu, there's an option for login window and there at remote tab the option for XDMCP is at the bottom, that's why I hasn't noticed it... Thanks!


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The following steps solved my problems: Created a default user and set everything up the way I wanted to. Configured bookmarks in my browser, added the local Jabber account, Shortcuts, Panels etc. Copied the config folders and files like e.g. ~/.mozilla for firefox or ~/.purple for pidgin and the ~/.config/xfce4 directory for the XFCE setup into /etc/skel/ ...


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Take a Linux book to get familiar with the command line instead of installing GUI on the server.


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LXDC or XFCE should be sufficient. However, as Andy suggested, leave it at runlevel 3 and use the GUI only when really required. For more on runlevels, look here. You can also check out the Wikipedia page here.


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The above is correct. In addition, removing ubuntu-desktop will not remove what it pulled in; you may find deborphan useful to remove the remaining cruft.


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Xfce should be the same as GNOME and all other desktop environments here - what probably happened is it broke in the upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 for all environments, since Xorg keyboard & mouse configuration options moved from xorg.conf to HAL. More info on the new configuration methods can be found in pages such as: Ubuntu Wiki: Input Configuration with ...


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Use xkeycaps to look at your keyboard mapping and swap the META and ALT modifiers, or just swap the entire keys. If you plan on using any GNOME apps, GNOME has some assumptions about which keys have META and ALT modifiers. It'll probably make your life easier to swap the keys entirely.


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You could try xmodmap I have a small netbook computer with an annoying extra key next to the left-shift key. By putting the following in ~/.Xmodmap, I can re-map the key to be another left-shift key. keycode 94 = Shift_L add shift = Shift_L Perhaps you can do something similar to swap you caps-lock and control keys?



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