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In order to increase the speed of working on my netbook, I recently switched over to Xubuntu using the command:

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop 

Here are the issues which I see:

  1. There is no sound icon or the sound icon is dimmed. How do I increase or decrease the volume?
  2. How do I remove the unity desktop or how do I prevent lightdm from loading? Is there anything such as xdm?
  3. I do not see the battery monitor app on the xubuntu desktop. How do I add that?
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How do you have the unity desktop? Was this not a clean install of Xubuntu 13.10? Please edit the question if you've started off with Unity and then added xubuntu-desktop or whatever exactly. And what is the issue with lightdm? Why do you not want it to load? –  user25656 Oct 19 '13 at 12:18
    
See bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-sound/+bug/1208204 for sound indicator issue. –  Elfy Oct 19 '13 at 12:20
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