[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu Where's 'Applications->System->Preferences'?

Andrew Hughes ahhughes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 04:22:16 UTC 2011

Thanks Chris,

Your explanation is very concise and accurate! It is a shame that the
ubuntu specific guides are rendered useless as they are often the most user
friendly guides available.

Thanks everyone for your responses, greatly appreciated.


On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Christopher Kerr <mythtv at theseekerr.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM, Andrew Hughes <ahhughes at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Probably going to learn a lot simply by posting this but here goes.
> Ubuntu's
> > menu is quite different from Mythbuntu's. In particular there is no
> > "Application -> System -> Preferences" menu item. Which for Noob's like
> me
> > makes it really hard to follow online guides and howto's that constantly
> use
> > this.
> > So where is this? Can I add this to the menu somehow or is this a
> > fundamental difference between the two?
> > Cheers :)
> The difference is quite fundamental. Ubuntu guides are written
> assuming that you're using the GNOME desktop environment, whilst
> Mythbuntu uses XFCE to save resources. As such, the GNOME specific
> tools aren't there by default. There's usually an XFCE alternative, or
> something you can install yourself, but it does render the
> Ubuntu-specific guides rather useless.
> Try searching for ways to do what you want from the command line, they
> tend to be pretty universal between similar distributions (ie between
> the *buntu's, Debian and Mint)
> - Chris
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