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Emptying an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trash can

Yes can't get the garbage out from my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ( Ubuntu 12 had issues too! ). So (I login as a user who has sudo rights): 1st try right click on Trash > Empty Trash ... > Empty Trash ...
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Super confused between upstart and systemd

Given I'm running 15.10 my system should be using systemd confirmed by... $ ps -p1 | grep systemd && echo systemd || echo upstart 1 ? 00:00:02 systemd systemd But I have an ...
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Installing a secondary DE without too much trouble

I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04. To keep my story short: I'm trying to play a game in WINE fullscreen, but actual fullscreen mode for this particular game crashes too much, so I'm running it ...
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Evolve OS (Budgie Desktop) available in apt-get in future?

There is this new desktop environment called Evolve OS (Budgie Desktop) that has a very interesting approach, having categories for installed programs, a searchable menu, a kind of quick launcher, and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 wallpaper under black screen, after login (unity 7.4.0)

I'm tried to fix, but it doesn't has an affect. sudo rm -fr ~/.cache/compizconfig-1 sudo rm -fr ~/.compiz sudo rm -fr ~/.Xauthority sudo rm -fr ~/.config/autostart sudo apt-get install ...
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Huge gaps between desktop icons when Lubuntu panel moved to top

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop. My laptop's screen is broken. There's a horizontal flickering band at the very bottom, so I have to move the panel to the top (via Panel Settings > Geometry ...
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Packages to run Firefox window on a server?

I installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 and to test something I want to use firefox on the machine remotely with: firefox -no-remote When I try it I get back Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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How to add Unity option to Kubuntu login screen?

I have installed Kubuntu on a machine, and decided to install a few desktops so I can change depending on my mood. However, when I ran sudo apt-get install unity, it installed fine, but when it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unable to resize mouse pointer

I come to you for a help figuring out hot to resize a mouse pointer on the OS for a disabled family member who is unable to see very well. The OS: 64-but Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop It's a default ...
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What desktop environments can be safely installed without effecting Unity

I have recently safely upgraded to Ubuntu Unity 16.04 LTS. I was thinking to install KDE and Cinnamon just for learning and fun. is it safe to install them and later on, can i delete them if i do not ...
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Can I install the all the software included with Ubuntu Studio on Kubuntu without losing the KDE environment?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu on my new laptop, but I prefer the KDE Plasma 5 DE and I am likely going to use a lot of creation software like that which is included in Ubuntu Studio. I don't know ...
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How to correctly install various desktop environments on Ubuntu?

I am currently running a regular vanilla Ubuntu installation with mostly standard settings (except for power management preferences and similar customisations). I know that different desktop ...
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Is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? [duplicate]

Right now I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity 7.4.0. I am thinking is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? In one workspace-01 I want all my graphic software icons. Like gimp, ...
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Is there any way to install latest LXqt 0.10 on ubuntu 14.04?

I heard it is the most lightweight DE ever made. For my Pentium 3 desktop, I guess this well designed new LXQT would be just perfect! Can anyone help?
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Why don't I get Unity as an option when logging in?

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04. I ran sudo apt-get install unity. It ran successfully. But when I log out, I don't get the option to log in again with Unity. This is what I see: I have tried rebooting. Did ...
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What is the most stable 16.04 desktop environment? [closed]

TL;DR I want to switch from KDE (plasma 5) to a more stable DE, whether it be LXDE, XFCE, Unity, Cinnamon (on Mint), or MATE (on Ubuntu LTS, if it is stable now). Those who have tried or have ...
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Ubuntu Boot to Application - have to log out and back in

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 on an Intel Atom 3815 processor (soon to change to a different processor) with a DisplayLink USB touch screen display. I have developed an application, and would like to boot ...
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No puedo mover/desplazar lanzaderas creadas por mí sobre el escritorio en Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hola a todos y gracias por adelantado.A ver si alguien puede ayudar a este pobre ignorante. El problema en cuestión surge en un ordenador con sistema operativo Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (actualizado) con las ...
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How can I remove Gnome Desktop Environment without messing Unity DE? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I need to get rid of the GNOME Desktop Environment which has been installed by default when I updated my pc from 15.10 to 16.04. After a while, I found myself not only with GNOME DE, but also with ...
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Can a non root user split monitor using Fake Xinerama or FakeXRandR?

As a non root user on a linux box (kubuntu, local, no remote connections) - can I split a single monitor into several areas (2x2 grid would be fine) and run maximized/fullscreened apps in those areas? ...
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Why is there no desktop after upgrading to 16.04?

So i re-installed 16.04 on my computer using boot from usb. The installation went smooth and i can log into my user, but no desktop or icons appear. It's like the login screen, but without anything ...
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Ubuntu OS Query for old OS

I have an old desktop with 2GB of RAM and an Intel Pentium 32-bit CPU. Which version of Ubuntu should I use?
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why unity 8 not any work, Is it illusion?

I was install unity8-desktop-session-mir. On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and my pc is not touch but my problems: for start unity I have to wait about 2 min. and after start I have one window only on desktop. ...
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Is there a desktop environment for Ubuntu by which you can setup different custom DPI setting for different monitors in multi monitor setup?

I do not mean scaling that you can do by xrandr, but proper scaling of user interface elements using the natural resolution of each monitor, when using extended desktop.
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Are window themes on a Gnome, Unity, and XFCE desktop environment interchangeable?

In other words, if I created a window theme for XFCE, would that at the same time be usable by a Unity Desktop Environment?
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Problem with desktop manager after updating to 16.04

I just update my Ubuntu to 16.04. After restarting, I found that my desktop manager is not started. It just give command line interface. After I try to input kdestart (I have Kubuntu from previous ...
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Which Desktop Environments have a Window Overview feature like Mac OS's Expose?

I know that Unity (Super+W) and Gnome (Super) do have this feature. Are there any other DEs with a similiar feature? Or is there a software wich brings it to all DEs?
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How to install Deepin Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I want to install Deepin Desktop Environment on my Ubuntu Xenial. Can anyone provide a step by step walkthrough on what repositories to add and how to install? I couldn't find any comprehensive ...
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Why is there a spacing between launcher and the window?

Can someone explain why there's a 1px spacing between the launcher menu and the window?? This is an issue I've noticed when I install the Ubuntu desktop environment on a Xubuntu installation. I've ...
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How to use xrdp with Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I'd like to remotely connect to an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system over xrdp using the Unity desktop environment. I have a 14.04 LTS system that I configured to use Xfce for xrdp connections, but I prefer ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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Set application that displays desktop

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 15.10 by default it comes with caja file manager. I've installed pcmanfm and removed caja from the system. Now the files on desktop are not shown, but they are present in ...
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I seem to have two desktops running concurrently as well as over the top of each other

hope to god someone has seen this and knows wtf is going on :) I hardly ever log directly into the machine and will generally just use X2GO to connect to it remotely. I have not requested to install ...
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Cinnamon Menu Not Working

I don't use cinnamon ,My mom uses it ,cause it's easy to navigate (In her opinion) using the windows like start menu, but i recently noticed the menu is not working, nothing works in the menu it ...
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DESKTOP COLOR FIX when yellow

how to fix colors on desktop? Monitor buttons didn't affect it. And looks all yellow, no white colors anymore.
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Can't login (install ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu server 14.04), it gets stuck in a login loop

Recently, I install the Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS. For some reasons, I need to install ubuntu-desktop. After that, I try to login through the UI ,but When I login, the screen gets black and soon after ...
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How do I block & unblock websites in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop edition. In that, I need to block the sites like torrents and Facebook, YouTube etc. Can you please help me to block and unblock the sites. If it is possible to do ...
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KDE Plasma can't install. Help me

When try to install KDE Plasma (Kubuntu Desktop) on Ubuntu 15.10 using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Then this error comming, Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Resizing the unity launcher bar 15.10

Is there a way on Ubuntu 15.10 to resize the actual Unity 'bar' to reflect the amount of icons that are present? Similar to Docky but with the default Unity bar? Cheers. Sort of like this:
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Can I install Semplice's Vera-Desktop on Ubuntu 15.10? If so, how?

This is a fairly straightforward question so I hope someone can answer it for me. Can I install Semplice's Vera-Desktop on Ubuntu 15.10? If so, how? I know I could install Semplice on its own, but ...
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All panels gone and no terminal

I was booting up my laptop one day and entered my password wrong several times due to forgetting it. After finally getting in, I get to my account and find all the panels gone. I've tried everything ...
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Change start menu position in ubuntu

How can I change the start menu position from bottom of the screen to top of the screen on Cinnamon Ubuntu. I kept searching this and did not found any info regarding this issue.
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What is the difference between display managers?

What is the difference between display managers,If I choose GDM over LightDM and switch display manager as sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm and choose GDM with unity and not with GNOME or chooses LightDM ...
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Ubuntu Desktop as a server. Should I uninstall the GUI? And if, how?

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop version as a LAMP server. Is a big difference between efficiency when the GNOME desktop environment is running? or it is better that I remove desktop and use only ...
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How to configure a second working area (virtual desktop)?

I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10 and WineHQ 1.9.5 and I want to know if there is a way to have two different working areas (or virtual desktops) with real two different things on the screen. I mean: I want ...
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Once you install a Ubuntu flavor (eg lubuntu) can you change the desktop environment?

Once you install a flavour that uses a specific desktop environment, can you change the desktop? I installed lubuntu on my computer, but I want to use the unity desktop. I installed it with sudo ...
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have two desktops, need one applet

I installed 15.10 of Xubuntu and Lubuntu. I like the weather applet from Xubuntu but I am mostly running the Lubuntu desktop. How can I get the Xubuntu weather applet to run on the Lubuntu panel? I ...
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How to update nautilus bookmarks after changing user-dirs?

I change the user-dirs.dirs of xdg. However, those changed dirs like the Pictures bookmarks are missing, how to make the bookmarks shown again? Thanks.
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Unable to mount encrypted drive at boot time

I am no longer able convince OS to ask me the password of encrypted drive at boot time. The drive in question is at /dev/sdb1 I had it working when I had 32 bit 14.04 installed. I did change the os ...
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How to build a live CD/DVD from scratch with optional desktop environment and themes

I want to make a live CD/DVD in which I can optionally select the DE during boot. Ultimatatelt I'd like to select from (or at least install and run with) a different theme as well in order to quickly ...