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I have an Acer TravelMate 2410 and this is the solution that worked for me: Open 'Terminal' Type: sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf Add a new line at the end that says: blacklist wistron_btns Save the file (press 'ctrl+o' and then 'enter') Exit (press 'ctrl+x') Reboot the laptop. After you restart Ubuntu you can succesfully shutdown your laptop! ...


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The XFCE launcher is pretty good, but basic. If you can, you should be using Synapse. IIRC, the XFCE default appsearch only looks at menuitems. Unity / Zeitgeist / whatever else use a bigger index of programs that searches all programs registered with it. [Still testing XFCE searching] So, there are two methods to do this: Install + Configure Synapse ...


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Just install edubuntu-desktop: sudo apt-get install edubuntu-desktop As this is a metapackage this will install the desktop environment, and you can select the installed DE from the login screen.



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