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18.04 = circular login problem on system freeze


On Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 06:30 Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Jul 2018 at 12:51, Wade Smart <wadesmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I grabbed by backups and decided to go a different direction.
> > Tried kde. It feels a lot faster. Also seems to have a lot of
> > useful configuration. But!!!! Tried to install after many days of
> > testing and .. the install has no visible words. Just check boxes
> > and three buttons. I think Im installing 16.04 and just sticking with
> > Unity. It works, its stable, no problems.
>
> I have had similar problems trying KDE5 in VirtualBox. It is complex,
> cluttered and I don't like it.
>
> I think that unless a fairly stable Unity remix of 18.04 appears, I am
> going to switch to Xfce and Xubuntu. It's clean, simple, it just
> works, and with some easy tweaks it has a pleasing desktop. It is easy
> to enable features such as a vertical taskbar, partly-translucent
> title bars (à lá Windows 7), and some useful panel applets (system
> monitor, weather forecast, virtual desktop switcher).
>
> The single feature I miss from newer versions of Windows is the
> ability to pin apps to the taskbar. You still need a separate "quick
> launch" area -- so right now, my taskbar contains 2 icons for
> Thunderbird, 2 Chromes, 2 Waterfoxes, etc. One is the launcher and the
> other is the running instance. This is clunky and feels old-fashioned
> to me these days.
>
> It is my only gripe. Otherwise, it works excellently.
>
> Cinnamon is OK but needs OpenGL drivers, so it doesn't work well in a
> VM or on some display hardware. Maté is fine but can't do vertical
> taskbars. LXDE is fine and does vertical taskbars, but I can't find
> how to assign hotkeys to apps (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+T for Terminal), and it's
> end-of-life -- the developers merged the project with the RazorQT
> project and LXDE will be replaced by LXQt. LXQt itself isn't ready yet
> -- it's missing a lot of functionality. E.g. I can't connect to Wifi
> on my test machine.
>
> Xfce isn't flashy or modern but it just works. If you want a top-panel
> and an icon dock on the left or bottom, like Mac OS X or Unity, it can
> do that too.
>
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I'be never looked at xubuntu. Since I'm getting no where fast,  I'll check
that out today.

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