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change desktop environments and no sound lubuntu 14.10

So i've been beating my head against a wall for the last couple f days trying to find the solution to my problems. it started with a complete wipe of a dell dimension 8250 (i think its an 8250, its ...
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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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What are the problems with installing MATE desktop environment in 12.04 LTS [on hold]

I am going install MATE 1.8 desktop environment to my 12.04 LTS version but before that I want to know about is there any problem after installing MATE desktop environment? Also, what is the file ...
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Any file browser well integrated into Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop able to open desktop folders in tabs instead a new window?

I have installed PcManFM. I like it because it very quick. However, I have not been able to configure Ubuntu 14.04LTS to open the folder placed in the desktop. The answers in this post either don't ...
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Ubuntu desktop freezes sometimes

After having installed Ubuntu 14.10 freshly, I still have the same error that I already had in 14.04 and 12.04. The desktop sometimes just freezes. To use the desktop again I press Ctrl+Alt+F8 and ...
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Does REMOVING and ENVIRONMENT can make an old computer faster?

Not to long ago, I found an old Dell computer (Celeron, 500 MB RAM, 20GB HD). Since I didn't know that "lighter" versions of Ubuntu existed I decided to give Lucid a shot. Due to graphics drivers ...
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Any good information on HOW ENVIRONMENTS work in / on Ubuntu?

I'm currently learning (really early stages) of Ubuntu. I've learned so far that Ubuntu can be run with other environments on it. Could you guys please provide info (links or descriptions) on HOW ...
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Which Ubuntu desktop besides Unity can I drag rearrange taskbar icons?

I really hate Unity, so I want another desktop experience, preferably one similar to Windows. I have tried Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and Kubuntu, but why do these all feel so old? I cannot rearrange open ...
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Unity/Ubuntu Desktops loading up on KDE?

Sometimes when I log into Kubuntu 14.10, my first desktop is fine, but then when I switch to others, all my widgets are gone and it has the Ubuntu default background, and when I go back to my first ...
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Creating an Azure Ubuntu VM with ubuntu desktop

I'm trying to install ubuntu desktop and XRDP on an Azure VM to be able to remote to it. I need to use it for a presentation. (the presentation PC is a windows 7 which I don't have admin access) The ...
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Windows 8 tiles apperance in Ubuntu

Is it possible to have Windows 8 - like tiles in Ubuntu Unity or other desktop environments,where your tiles act as links to applications?
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop environment does not load

I am running (or at least trying to run) Ubuntu desktop 14.04.1 LTS on a Dell Optiplex 760 with intel Core2 Quad Q8300 CPU and an intel 4 series integrated graphics controller (uname -a :Linux ...
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Different (html5) video performance with different desktop environments

I'm trying to create a digital signage player with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Gigabyte Brix (2955U). For this purpose I'm just showing images and html5 video in a fullscreen browser. My current choice for this ...
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How do I switch to Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Xubuntu in 11.10 instead of Unity, how do I install it and switch to it?
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Help! Cannot login Ubuntu after removing Gnome?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome desktop but I didn't like it. So I removed it. After rebooting, I cannot login my default Ubuntu GUI. It just freezes. I also realized that the Ubuntu logo ...
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Cinnamon is crashing in ubuntu [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 for some programming related purpose. Unity interface sucks so i decided to install cinnamon. Whenever i lo-gin into cinnamon then its crashed and go black partiality ...
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Can I run aura/ash desktop environment on a 32 bit computer?

I would like to know if there is a version of ash/aura desktop environment for 32 bit ubuntu based OSes?
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Unable to lock Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for nearly 8 months now and have been a long time Ubuntu user. Recently, I disabled the password for my user account and later re-enabled it. However, ever since doing ...
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Setting gnome as desktop environment in .xsession

Allow me to explain: In my new workplace, each user can log in from any pc and the complete home folder is loaded to that machine from server. The admins claim that everything we are going to need is ...
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How to re-enable or re-install outer glow effect on windows edges and transparency effect on drag?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and available updates. Then I got several broken packages. I've already asked an question to fix the broken packages. Now I noticed that I lost some visual desktop ...
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How to check using the command line which display manager is running?

I am using Ubuntu and linux mint, on linux mint i am using the XFCE desktop environment,as far as i know, the XFCE is a graphical frontend to the xserver, but i am not sure, if the XFCE could be also ...
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Empty dashboard at every fresh startup

I am sorry if this seems stupid but I am new to Ubuntu and I haven't found the answer elsewhere. I'm working in Kubuntu 14.04 and every time I reboot my PC, I get an empty dashboard (no kickoff menu ...
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Ubuntu touch full desktop

Would it be possible to take my nexus 10 with the latest ubuntu for tablets installed, mount the system partition as rw, and, by means of adding and removing packages, get a full unity 7 desktop ...
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How can I get the fast desktop back? [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 10.10 running on my PC for a long time, and I was quite happy with the desktop performance (i.e. almost no lag while moving windows or shortcuts like alt+tab andctrl+alt+t all was so fast ...
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Lubuntu Desktop preferences is gone

I hope someone can help me. "Desktop preferences" is gone. I use Lubuntu and I cant cant open desktop preferences. When I click, comes a error message: "desktop administrato is not active" I've ...
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how can i clean file on ubuntu14.04 similar to windows disk cleaner,ie win system cleanmgr.exe [duplicate]

How do I clean files similar to the windows disk cleaner which deletes temporary internet files and downloaded program files and offline files. I could not find any similar function on Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Pantheon (Elementary Desktop) not loading

I add to repository this: ppa:elementary-os/daily and installed elementary-desktop Next log off -> select Pantheon -> click login = nothing. Empty screen with my wallpaper.. Please help
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Desktop 'Padding'

Is there a way to add some padding to stop windows being completely full screen? What I'm after is 20-30px of padding around my windows so that the background image shows when I make windows ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 just shows the desktop and nothing else! [duplicate]

I shutdown my laptop for the last time and it had run good, but when I turn it on, now, it just shows my desktop and its icons, also no short-key runs and I can just run software which are in the ...
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Can i install Deepin Desktop Environment 2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have tried to install Deepin DE from this . But it doesn't work. In this article they have used PPA from "raring ringtail." I want to install Deepin DE from trusty PPA. But I can't found the PPA. ...
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Beginner - Ubuntu Desktop + Boot up processes

My Ubuntu is running on a VMware server. I inherited the setup from the previous IT Manager, who did not document anything. When it boots, then the 7th level (ie ALT+F7) shows the processes loaded ...
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can't change desktop environment at login and mouse pointer freeze/ disappear

i'm new here, I'm on ubuntu 14.04 with unity and I've installed the gnome 3 desktop, but when i logged out of the account and back in (even if i changed to guest account and then back to admin), ...
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How do I install dwm on ubuntu

I would like to know how I can easily install dwm window manager on Ubuntu. It would not matter if you only know how to install awesome window manager as they are alike and I like them both. It does ...
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How do I uninstall the Chrome (OS) desktop enviroment?

So, yesterday I installed the Chrome OS desktop environment for Ubuntu (12.04). It didn't work (probably because the install was corrupted). But anyways, how can I remove it?
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Chrome issue with Ubuntu 14.04

I have a bizarre issue using Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04 : when i wanna launch for unknown reason i found that instead of the normal Chrome launcher i found something else: You may say it's not a big ...
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How to re-organize my desktop environments? [duplicate]

I wanted to try out some different desktop environment other than Unity so I installed kubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop then I didn't like it so much, so I removed it ...
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How do I launch desktop apps from one installed desktop environment in a different desktop environment

So, I use LXDE and MATE, both working fine on my PC. I decided to switch to LXDE so I can make the appearance better. Although in MATE I was able to configure my Window Border colors using Compiz and ...
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Desktop screen stops responding unless I switch to terminal screens

I seem to be running into a very strange issue that I cannot pin down or find the answer to, mainly because I can seem to describe the issue properly to search. Here are the symptoms. At some point ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop stuck after update

I think that it is a very common problem in Ubuntu 14.04. I just installed it alongside with Windows 7. Comp. specs: i7 4790K asus sabetooth z97 mark2 16gb ddr3 eVGA gtx750ti 2gb I've installed ...
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Cinnamon hangs immediately after startup: no interaction with panel and popup notifications

Problem summary: I installed Cinnamon and after a few restarts and configuration changes the panel does not respond anymore, same for the notification pop-ups. Seems like the desktop got the ...
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How to remove Chrome OS Desktop Environment?

I tried to install Chrome OS Desktop Environment but it didn't worked from some reason. I was prompted with a message saying that there is some error, so how can I remove the installed components?
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How do I properly install the Budgie desktop environment on Lubuntu 14.10

I managed to install the Budgie desktop environment on Lubuntu using the same commands as for Ubuntu. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:evolve-os sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop ...
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Updating /usr/share/mime/ breaks ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I wanted to run a .swf file using the tutorial here (the one with the check), and I typed in update-mime-database /usr/share/mime in the terminal. I modified the ...
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Insert text blocks everywhere

In german you start mails and letters with "Sehr geehrter Herr ....". I am tired of typing this again and again. And I am tired of configuring applications to give me shortcuts to insert text blocks ...
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Forcing appliation to open in the desktop that they have started

I don't know if this is a bug or feature? I have 4 desktops in my Ubuntu. I start an application in say Desktop #2 and then I immediately switch to Desktop #1 to continue working on another ...
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Ubuntu Desktop has changed appearance after installing tweak and Gnome

I have a recent install of Ubuntu 14.04. I just installed a few things as recommended to do on howtoubuntu here, and on unixmen here. As a consequence the appearance of my Ubuntu environment has ...
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Desktop Environment dilemma

I have a big dilemma. I'm using Lubuntu right now, but! I love the most Unity desktop environment, but it uses too much RAM. I love Gnome-shell, but LXDE uses much less RAM. Is there a Desktop ...
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Desktop Wallpaper Keeps Changing

Using Trusty Tahr on Dell Inspiron 64 bit. I installed desktopnova to change the wallpapers, but then uninstalled it completely. Surprisingly, the wallpaper still keeps changing, possibly every 15 ...
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What is the name of this desktop environment and theme? [closed]

I want to know what is the name of this desktop environment and its theme name. It looks like MATE. See the image below.
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completely remove lubuntu-dekstop [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.10 and I installed lubuntu running sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop Then I tried to remove it with sudo apt-get purge lubuntu-desktop but the login menu, and the login ...