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Jul
5
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
You may find that you do loose some features when doing the above. But it should be enough to give you a feel for things. If you are not comfortable with doing all this, maybe try a "live" version of Xubuntu? They should have a DVD image you can write to DVD and boot off. If you like the XFCE desktop, you might want to consider going the whole hog and doing sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop which will give you the complete XFCE equivalent to the Unity (default) desktop.
Jul
5
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
Re XFCE, you can simply install XFCE as an additional desktop. The package you need will already be available in the repositories you have. A quick check shows me that the package to install xfce is xfce4. This is a "meta" package which means that it will install a load of other packages itself. Once installed, you can switch between desktops by logging out, then you will get a gear icon next to the user name selected for login. Clicking on this will allow you to choose your desktop type.
Jul
5
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
I'm afraid that it is a fresh install. Just grab the 32bit version instead of the 64bit. I know it seems odd, but the 64bit versions of OS's only really benefit machines with >4GB of memory since they add a significant memory overhead themselves.
Jul
5
revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Corrected where to "do stuff" to bring into line with the question.
Jul
5
comment Unable to start Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running in low-graphics
Urm, so it looks like all the Apache stuff is irrelevant then. What are you getting in the logs - there is probably an error in there.
Jul
5
answered Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
Jul
5
comment Fix for poor HD playback using ATI or NVidia graphics
Ask Ubuntu is a QA site and, as such, needs a QA format. Please reform into a question with an answer so that everyone can benefit. Thanks. Otherwise, this will have to be flagged for removal which would be a shame.
Jul
5
revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Improve snippet, prevent echo of grep, add more detail
Jul
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revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Improve snippet, prevent echo of grep
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revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
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Jul
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answered How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Jul
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answered Unable to start Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running in low-graphics
Jul
2
comment Parental controls with different settings for different users
If you are going to go to this trouble, you should also ensure that the router only accepts traffic from the proxy. Otherwise, when the child hacks Ubuntu (or more likely, just uses another device), they will be able to get round it.
Jul
2
comment What is the best way to restrict access to adult content?
+1 this as this is what I do as well. However, you should note that tech-savy kids can bypass this fairly readily. If you are paranoid, make sure that your router blocks all calls to DNS ports (UDP & TCP port 53) except for the OpenDNS servers.
Jul
2
answered Setting proxy from terminal
Jul
2
revised Help with Swap Partition
Added recovery, data-recovery and data-loss tags for clarity
Jul
2
comment Help with Swap Partition
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Jul
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Jul
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answered Help with Swap Partition
Jul
2
comment Upload a folder?
You are lacking some information here. What are you using to do the synch? What do you mean by "upload"? Tell use what steps you are trying to achieve. Can you also give us a clue as to what folders outside of your home folder you are trying to use. Also, which OS's are you using in dual-boot?