#StackBounty: #system-installation #xubuntu #iso Xubuntu 20.04 minimal installation

Bounty: 50

After having used Xubuntu minimal installations from the netboot (mini.iso) image in multiple previous versions of Ubuntu, I noticed that the netboot installer is no longer actively supported. I would like to know what the "official" way is now to get a Xubuntu 20.04 minimal installation in a virtual machine (since Xubuntu is the only official flavor without a "minimal installation" option in its installer). I am aware of the following options with their respective shortcomings:

  • The Xubuntu Core description on the Xubuntu
    Website
    still
    refers to the mini.iso which is not officially supported for >18.04. There is a mini.iso for 20.04 as described in this
    post
    ,
    albeit not officially supported anymore. It could disappear any
    moment or be discontinued completely for future versions >20.04. For
    now, this image allows me to install a minimal version of Xubuntu.
  • The Xubuntu Core image cannot be
    installed as the installer crashes (I tried this multiple times
    since the release and with different versions of VirtualBox):
    Installer crash
  • Installing the xubuntu-core package via apt on Ubuntu live server, which is listed as
    the recommended replacement for the mini.iso, yields >4 GB of used
    disk space and thus seems to differ significantly from the minimal
    installation performed by the 20.04 mini.iso as well as the 18.04 mini.iso.
  • Ubuntu Core is not an option for me as it requires creating and
    linking it to a user account. I have not tried it so far because of
    this restriction. I would just like to install Xubuntu in a VM and
    use it offline.
  • Ubuntu Base is too minimal and requires a very high number of
    preparatory steps. I would just like to install Xubuntu.

Given these options, is there anything that I missed which would give me a Xubuntu 20.04 minimal installation in a way that is officially supported and will likely be supported in future versions?


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#StackBounty: #sorting #xfce #xubuntu #ubuntu-20.04 #xfce4 Within a category, how can I get the apps in Xfce 4.14's Whisker Menu to…

Bounty: 50

Whenever I install a new program and it gets placed in a category on the Whisker Menu (e.g. "Education", "Development"), it always defaults to putting the program at the bottom of the categories that it goes in to. How can I make this default to alphabetical sorting?

MenuLibre, the tool used for editing these menus, has a button for sorting individual categories alphabetically, but this isn’t a persistent setting – it’s a one-off sort that has to be repeated for every new app and every category that it goes in to.

Note: I’ve seen some similar questions on AskUbuntu, but the situation appears to have changed since version 4.12.


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#StackBounty: #18.04 #20.04 #xubuntu #lubuntu Sometimes the mouse becomes unusable and I have to restart the computer

Bounty: 200

Sometimes, randomly (as far as I can tell) I can’t click anything (can still move the pointer). I have to restart the computer to have it running again. Same thing is happening on 2 computers, one is Xubuntu, another is Lubuntu. One is 18.04, another is 20.04. But it also happened on plain Ubuntu as well. What’s going on? It gets really annoying. One mouse is Logitech, another one is from Microsoft. Both are wireless. Btw, important note, the mousepad stops responding to clicks as well during that time. Thanks a lot.


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#StackBounty: #brightness #xfce #xubuntu #xfce4 #ubuntu-20.04 What can you do when you've accidentally turned your brightness all o…

Bounty: 50

I’ve recently encountered something quite annoying in Xfce. I can control my brightness with my Fn key shortcuts only if I am not in a menu. This means that if I go in to the power manager plugin panel icon’s menu and accidentally turn my brightness all of the way down, blackening my screen, my only methods of restoring it are to click blindly in hopes of either getting off of the power manager’s menu or upping my brightness. As this may cause me to click on something undesirable, this is not a good method. However, being in a menu blocks all of my non-Syskey keyboard inputs, including Ctrl+Alt+T and my Fn keys, so it appears that my only other course of action is to REISUB or to change in to a tty that will also be totally black and therefore useless (the ttys also ignore my Fn keys).

My question then is this: What should I do when I’ve accidentally turned my brightness all of the way down with the power manager’s menu?


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#StackBounty: #brightness #xfce #xubuntu #xfce4 #ubuntu-20.04 What can you do when you've accidentally turned your brightness all o…

Bounty: 50

I’ve recently encountered something quite annoying in Xfce. I can control my brightness with my Fn key shortcuts only if I am not in a menu. This means that if I go in to the power manager plugin panel icon’s menu and accidentally turn my brightness all of the way down, blackening my screen, my only methods of restoring it are to click blindly in hopes of either getting off of the power manager’s menu or upping my brightness. As this may cause me to click on something undesirable, this is not a good method. However, being in a menu blocks all of my non-Syskey keyboard inputs, including Ctrl+Alt+T and my Fn keys, so it appears that my only other course of action is to REISUB or to change in to a tty that will also be totally black and therefore useless (the ttys also ignore my Fn keys).

My question then is this: What should I do when I’ve accidentally turned my brightness all of the way down with the power manager’s menu?


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#StackBounty: #brightness #xfce #xubuntu #xfce4 #ubuntu-20.04 What can you do when you've accidentally turned your brightness all o…

Bounty: 50

I’ve recently encountered something quite annoying in Xfce. I can control my brightness with my Fn key shortcuts only if I am not in a menu. This means that if I go in to the power manager plugin panel icon’s menu and accidentally turn my brightness all of the way down, blackening my screen, my only methods of restoring it are to click blindly in hopes of either getting off of the power manager’s menu or upping my brightness. As this may cause me to click on something undesirable, this is not a good method. However, being in a menu blocks all of my non-Syskey keyboard inputs, including Ctrl+Alt+T and my Fn keys, so it appears that my only other course of action is to REISUB or to change in to a tty that will also be totally black and therefore useless (the ttys also ignore my Fn keys).

My question then is this: What should I do when I’ve accidentally turned my brightness all of the way down with the power manager’s menu?


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#StackBounty: #brightness #xfce #xubuntu #xfce4 #ubuntu-20.04 What can you do when you've accidentally turned your brightness all o…

Bounty: 50

I’ve recently encountered something quite annoying in Xfce. I can control my brightness with my Fn key shortcuts only if I am not in a menu. This means that if I go in to the power manager plugin panel icon’s menu and accidentally turn my brightness all of the way down, blackening my screen, my only methods of restoring it are to click blindly in hopes of either getting off of the power manager’s menu or upping my brightness. As this may cause me to click on something undesirable, this is not a good method. However, being in a menu blocks all of my non-Syskey keyboard inputs, including Ctrl+Alt+T and my Fn keys, so it appears that my only other course of action is to REISUB or to change in to a tty that will also be totally black and therefore useless (the ttys also ignore my Fn keys).

My question then is this: What should I do when I’ve accidentally turned my brightness all of the way down with the power manager’s menu?


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#StackBounty: #brightness #xfce #xubuntu #xfce4 #ubuntu-20.04 What can you do when you've accidentally turned your brightness all o…

Bounty: 50

I’ve recently encountered something quite annoying in Xfce. I can control my brightness with my Fn key shortcuts only if I am not in a menu. This means that if I go in to the power manager plugin panel icon’s menu and accidentally turn my brightness all of the way down, blackening my screen, my only methods of restoring it are to click blindly in hopes of either getting off of the power manager’s menu or upping my brightness. As this may cause me to click on something undesirable, this is not a good method. However, being in a menu blocks all of my non-Syskey keyboard inputs, including Ctrl+Alt+T and my Fn keys, so it appears that my only other course of action is to REISUB or to change in to a tty that will also be totally black and therefore useless (the ttys also ignore my Fn keys).

My question then is this: What should I do when I’ve accidentally turned my brightness all of the way down with the power manager’s menu?


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