I was running Ubuntu 16.04 with defaults (lightdm, Unity).
I desired to switch to Xubuntu, and did an
apt install xubuntu-desktop, as well as
apt-purge ubuntu-desktop unity-*.
I can log into XFCE now but I have several problems:
Xfce will not launch gnome-terminal as its default, even after setting it via
There's half a broken settings bar on the top with incomplete settings. If I access the proper Xfce settings from the left menu, those are fine.
I don't know why this section of the top bar is differently colored, and it has a duplicate battery indicator, date/time, settings that don't quite work. How can I remove it?
Those original problems are solved.
- I was missing the
apt auto-removeto clean up the old settings
- Xfce has a settings page called "Preferred Applications" where I was able to set up gnome-terminal as the default
- The little black section of the top bar is called the Indicator Panel, and it's a known issue that it doesn't match the regular color scheme
Now I have 2 other strange issues after a day of Xfce:
When I wake up from sleep, and start typing my unlock password, the screen will flash once, within a second of the unlock, and mess up the password I typed. I need to wait for the flicker to pass to type my password without errors
My keyboard doesn't work immediately after unlocking. I need to perform an action with my mouse. E.g. if I unlock and press
Ctrl+Alt+Tto launch the terminal, nothing happens. If I type in my browser to open a new tab, nothing happens. If I minimize a window with my mouse, then my keyboard starts working again.