xubuntu 16.04 LTS setup


Switched to xubuntu from ubuntu for its simple fast, clean and simple user interface. This page documents some initial setup.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Index Function Shortcuts
1 Whisker menu Ctrl + Esc
2 Terminal Win + T
3 Gnome-do Shift + Alt + D
4 Input Method Shift + Alt + L
5 File explorer Win + F
6 Show menu bar Ctrl + M


Lenovo T530


# utilities 
sudo apt install gnome-do guake terminator

# editor 
sudo apt install emacs okular

# development
sudo apt install libraw1394-dev qtcreator git subversion

# others 
# insync
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt install insync

# touchpad-indicator
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator

# config emacs and git
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zchen24/config/master/emacs/.emacs 
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zchen24/config/master/git/.gitconfig


  1. Swap Home/PgUp and Enc/PgDn keys
  2. Set terminator as my default terminal emulator
  3. Fix brightness key not working issue on 16.04 LTS
    • Install nvidia dirver sudo apt install nvidia-current
    • Reboot machine
    • Use lsmod | grep nv to check if nvdia module is loaded
    • Follow this guide if necessary
  4. Touchpad indicator for enable/disable touchpad
  5. Install Sougou Pinyin
    • Install and configure fcitx
    • Download and install sougou pinyin debian
    • Reboot the machine
    • Change shortcut to Shift + Alt + L
  6. Wifi does not work after suspend

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