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Review the list of packages to remove: $ apt-cache depends xubuntu-desktop | awk '/^\s+Depends: /{print $2;}' | column alsa-base inputattach software-properties-gtk xfce4-notifyd alsa-utils language-selector-gnome thunar xfce4-panel anacron ...


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Does that mean anybody with physical access to my machine could reset the password and read the encrypted contents of my home folder? No, home encryption is linked to that password so if I stole your computer and changed the user password, I wouldn't be able to easily (more on that later) decrypt the data. That said, access to recovery mode means ...


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Well, after waiting for more than 6 months, the updates I got seem to have solved the problem. Hibernating works now. The only drawback is that after suspending to ram, the sound does not work, though it can be re-enabled by hibernating followed immediately by a wake up.


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Nevermind, I solved it. I disabled "enable application indicator" and magically the tray icon showed in systray area. Thank you anyway!


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Different Ubuntu flavours are mostly Ubuntu with different desktop environments. To try different desktop environments it is not necessary to have separate Ubuntu installations. You can safely install several desktop environments on the same Ubuntu installation. To install a new desktop environment you can follows the instructions in this askUbuntu ...


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Use full disk encryption instead. And limit physical access to your machine. If someone has physical access to your machine, they could simply steal your disk and take it elsewhere to eventually break the encryption as well.



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