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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! ...


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 ...


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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