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Xubuntu and Xubuntu-desktop

Is Ubuntu+Xubuntu-desktop exactly the same as installing Xubuntu from the ISO? If not, what are the differences?
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How to align desktop icons with consistent icon sizes and short file names?

There was a previous question similar to this - but no answers. I find it very annoying that the icons on the desktop are not aligned in a proper grid. The icon sizes are not consistent and longer ...
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What are the risks if install a secondary desktop environment / interface on my ubuntu? [closed]

I know I can install different desktop UIs on Ubuntu, but I am concerned because I read that there are sometimes risks like when the config files for one desktop environment are corrupted or modified ...
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Desktop not working Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm using Unity for quite some time now but for the past few days now I do not see anything on my Desktop, Unity itself seems to be working fine, my Launcher still works and my top-bar works fine as ...
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why is gdm not starting automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all updates. At some point I experienced some trouble with LightDm, so after reading up on AskUbuntu I switched to GDM. No problems, except that I cannot get GDM to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - How to Fix the Ubuntu Appearance

I have played with XFCE and KDE and after uninstalling them I was left with some problems with my default Ubuntu desktop. I have attached some photos here to show you what I mean. I would like to ...
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How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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mouse is not responding on the desktop

I have just installed variety and some programs one ubunto 14.04 and the mouse stopped working on the background.it does not respond for right and left click .i removed variety but the problem didn't ...
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Can I uninstall Gnome?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity as DE installed on my PC. But I recently found out that Gnome DE is installed, too. I don't need Gnome, never use it, so I wannt to remove it. Can I do this without ...
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ubuntu12.04 has 3 desktops after software update

My Ubuntu 12.04 hasn't been used since this time last year so I updated the software via "Update Manager". But after the update, Ubuntu gets 3 identical desktops after login. Whatever operation ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V

Is it possibly to speed up the graphics of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V anyhow? I've already decreased the screen resolution and disabled the COMPIZ video effects, but it's still ...
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Can't start desktop [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, and I saw the following error during initial startup: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready or not present. Are there any workarounds?
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Is PCBOX PCB-TW100 touchscreen compatible with Ubuntu Desktop 14.04?

The title is very clear... Here is the link http://www.garbarino.com/m/sistemas-2-en-1-pc-box-pcb-tw100-intel-celeron/4d9ad2f26d I couldn't find specific info about the screen hardware... This is ...
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24H time format not applied on other locations

Though my time is set to 24H, the toolbar widget shows time in other locations on 12h not 24h. The discrepancy with the location configuration is pretty clear in the screenshot below: How do I fix ...
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Trying to change desktop environment but stuck on log in screen.

Im currently running lubuntu and was trying to try out gnome. now im in the log in screen and changed it to gnome in the top right hand corner. I proceed to log in but the screen goes black and the ...
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Trying to install minecraft (Spigot Version) in Lubuntu Desktop

I set up a minecraft server super easily on my windows server. But Lubuntu is much harder! I have installed java, but I can't get anything to go from there! Nothing boots, I can't install a wrapper, I ...
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Nautilus-actions not working

I've created a nautilus action that will allow me to easily create desktop launchers. Well, that's the idea. It isn't working. The command is: Path: gnome-desktop-item-edit Parameters: ...
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using multiple desktop environments [closed]

Quick question about using multiple desktop environments. Can I install extra environments without affecting my current environment. I have to use a low energy demanding environment because I will not ...
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Will “full upgrade to ubuntu studio” harm unity?

I want to install ubuntu studio as a desktop alongside my unity and the other environments. What exactly does "fully upgrade" mean? Will it remove or affect unity? If yes; how? I just want to have ...
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virtual workspaces opacity

In 14.04, desktop Ubuntu, I have the option to enable virtual work spaces from System Settings > Appearance. This is great but I would like to change the opacity of the dimmed out desktops. They ...
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Very strange view duplication after update

after i've installed latest updates there's a great Issue with the rendering of my GUI.All applications become unusable after startup, due to a view-duplication(even before login). I tried a lot, also ...
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What desktop environment is this?

I saw this picture in some question before. I tried searching for what desktop it is but I couldn't figure out. Does anyone know?
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Cannot open any apps in enlightenment desktop - ubuntu 12.04

I just installed enlightenment desktop on my ubuntu 12.04 lts and I cannot open any app. I left clicked on the desktop and all app menus were there but when I went to the application menu nothing. ...
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Can I install Desktop-Environment from distro's iso file?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit (Default Unity D.E.).I have Xubuntu14.04 desktop (32-bit) ISO file (image). It must exist Xubuntu Desktop Environment inside ISO file. I don't want to install whole ...
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Why should I install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 instead of Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome-shell desktop installed?

What would be the advantages of that? At Ubuntu GNOME site it says "Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories", but I'm not sure what that means ...
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Problem with desktop environments ubuntu [duplicate]

Ok so here is the problem in short: I run ubuntu 14.04 LTS with two desktop environments: Gnome which i usually use and spectrwm. I removed gnome (followed instructions from somewhere) and left out ...
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Installation PROBLEM : unity Ubuntu-Desktop [duplicate]

Currently I am using Gnome-Shell but now I want to use unity Desktop. I tried to install ubuntu-desktop by following command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Its showing following error The ...
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How to make Kubuntu my login again, and get rid of ubuntu

I tried installing ubuntu 13.10. After downloading I could select which ui top use, kubuntu or ubuntu. After updating and downloading proprietary graphic driver for ati card, my ubuntu is busted. ...
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How to move icons on Kubuntu?

I'm new to Linux world. Recently I've installed Kubuntu and I don't know how to move icons on the desktop. When I drag an icon from applications (start menu) and drop it, I can't move it anymore. For ...
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Why does installing Kubuntu-desktop prompt me to remove “lpr”?

I want to install the full kubuntu desktop from the software centre, when I hit install it pops out a window that says "To install kubuntu-desktop, these items must be removed:" with this package ...
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How to stop applications without focus from opening popup windows [duplicate]

Sometimes when one is using any app, almost at the moment when one is going to click or push key "enter", a window appears in a "pop-up style" related to another app (example : dialog of updates) and ...
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Are there any Power Over Ethernet Software Packages? [closed]

Is there a way to set up/regulate Power Over Ethernet (PoE) from a computer running Ubuntu (either server or even desktop),for a network and if so how?
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Unity desktop shortcuts display path to file

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and something odd has happened to my desktop. At some point all the icons for all the files on my desktop began to display their path beneath the file name. This is no ...
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add event on calendar

I click on add event on calendar on right upper of screen, but it does not do anything, Do I need to do any configuration to add event using Ubuntu 13.10? Your information and help is great ...
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Installing LXDE broke my system

I installed LXDE and when I rebooted all I got was a black screen. I didn't even get the screen to choose desktop environments. What do I do?
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What does it take for a desktop environment of my choice to have its own official Ubuntu derivative?

I would like my desktop environment of choice to have its own official Ubuntu derivative, like LXQT/LXDE and Lubuntu. What steps does it take to get there? I would like to see if there is a point for ...
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How do I remove home folder that shows up on desktop? [duplicate]

I don't know what I did but the next time I boot up my laptop, I find this home folder on the desktop. How did it get here? I want to delete the folder. Left click does not show the option to delete ...
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How to install the Budgie desktop environment on Ubuntu?

Is there any way install budgie desktop environment on Ubuntu and is it safe to install it?
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Is there any particular desktop environment which android uses and is there any way to get on on Ubuntu?

As android is based on Linux, it might have a desktop environment. So is it possible to get it on Ubuntu or at least build it from source to use it on Ubuntu?
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What is difference between install desktop-environment and run directly distro?

My question is what is difference between installing perticular desktop environment on Ubuntu And Using directly that (Default -environmented) distro/flavour of Ubuntu? Example: Two options: ...
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What desktop enviroment is most efficent? [duplicate]

I don't really care if the desktop environment is quick. What I want is a desktop environment that lets me open apps and get things done the fastest. I don't care about flashiness or anything. READ: ...
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Getting a black screen after instating Pantheon

I just now installed pantheon desktop environment and it's only showing a black screen. What do I do now? How do I go back to unity? After I logged out and chose unity I still get a black screen. ...
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Window menus stick under window name. How to fix this?

After experimenting with desktop environments and uninstalling and installing unity desktop all window menus are sticking under the window name Switching the window menu behavior has no effect. Is ...
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How Do I remove LXDE?

I tried LXDE and I really don't like it so I would like to get rid of it. I installed it by typing: sudo apt-get install lxde and tried to remove it by typing sudo apt-get purge lxde && ...
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Desktop configuration file errors in Folderview Screenlet

I have copied desktop configuration files/desktop shortcuts into FolderView Screenlets. These files/shortcuts were copied from the desktop folder, and they do work there. Some work from within ...
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How do I list the non-default settings in ccsm?

Does anyone know how to extract all non-default settings from CCSM? I use a few computers and finally managed to set up one of them just the way I like it. Now I want all non-default settings listed ...
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Desktop is non existent on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an issue where the "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" label stays on the screen after logging in, the desktop icons are missing, and even right-clicking on the desktop yields no result, leaving the desktop ...
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Desktop calendar to keep News and Updates

Need to keep my tasks,events,To-do and especially keep that days latest news in the corresponding date. please suggest me a good one.
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Install KDE DE without any effect on unity

Yesterday I installed KDE in ubuntu 14.04 and I was quite pleased. Then I realised that the KDE install had messed up with fonts and all I had were ugly looking fonts (in Chrome and Firefox to be ...
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XFCE Is Malfunctioning?

A while ago my custom keyboard shortcuts stopped working. After that, the panel started running in kiosk mode. Now, my desktop icons have disappeared, and left clicking or right clicking has no ...