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Ubuntu Terminal, what is its executable name? [duplicate]

I would like to launch the ubuntu terminal from inside fluxbox (I don't use Unity). However I can't manage to find the command name to launch this application ? What's its name ?
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Minecraft in Fluxbox

I cannot seem to start minecraft through any of the terminals in fluxbox why is this? Exception in thread "main" java.awt.HeadlessException at ...
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fluxbox is overrideing nitrogen --restore?

My ~/.fluxbox/startup file #!/bin/sh # # fluxbox startup-script: # # Lines starting with a '#' are ignored. # Change your keymap: #xmodmap "/home/rapture/.Xmodmap" # Applications you want to run ...
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Thunar not authorized to acces mounted volumes

I'm running a minimal ubuntu with fluxbox as wm and no display manager. I start fluxbox with startx and mainly use the fluxbox startup script for my application autostart which includes "thunar ...
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Fluxbox aterm transparency

I set up a script that runs once fluxbox is started and it opens a terminal(aterm). This terminal is supposed to have a level of trasparency different than the others and it reamins in the ...
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Fluxbox Lightdm nautilus

I recently started using fluxbox, I'm using Lightdm as a desktop manager and was using gnome/unity before fluxbox. I'm facing a few troubles while trying to adapt to this new window manager, the ...
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Ubuntu System Messed Up!

I decided to install fluxbox on my system recently, just to try it out, so I installed it and everything executed fine. I logged into the fluxbox desktop and messed around with it for a while, then ...
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How do I hide a running application from tint2 in fluxbox?

Here's the situation: I have Eterm automatically start when Fluxbox starts. Eterm sits on the desktop layer (Layer 12), it has transparency, no window decoration, etc. I have everything set up ...
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gnome applications wont start in Fluxbox desktop in Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I have been using Fluxbox the lightweight window manager and desktop environment instead of Unity for a while since my openGL applications need all the GPU juice they can get . Since upgrading to ...
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Gnome/Unity apps -> fluxbox

Where could I find a list of all the commands used to execute the apps in Gnome/Unity so I can add them to my fluxbox menus? i.e. user accounts/package manager/etc.
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How Do I install and use fluxbox window manager? [closed]

I am using backtrack 5 r3 which is based off ubuntu 10.04 lts. I want to use the fluxbox windows manager if possible. I already tried apt-get install fluxbox, which appeared to work, but I have no ...
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Ubuntu with window manager for longest battery life

I have used Linux Mint mate for a year now and want to try out Ubuntu. I have a HP touchsmart notebook, 1.3 Ghz Dual Core 4 GB RAM But since switching to linux mint from win7 battery life was never ...
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Not able to open usb drives in Thunar, Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 using fluxbox

As the title states, I am unable to open usb drives from within Thunar. When I click the drive icon I get the following message: Failed to mount volume, permission denied I installed Ubuntu with the ...
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How to use KDE or Gnome hardware/network detection in another desktop environment?

I like to run light Window Managers, like Fluxbox, not for performance just because I find them simpler to configure and they fit better my working style. But having automatic hardware and network ...
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Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity

When I'm running Unity, I can set the background image with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$file". This also changes the background of the ...
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byobu, ssh and an accidently closed fluxbox

So i was using fluxbox and had a terminal using ssh to connect to a server. This server automatically starts byobu for everyone who's connecting to him. At least until i accidently closed my fluxbox ...
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Screen tearing in Fluxbox

I using fluxbox as my window manager and I'm experiencing tearing when viewing videos. Tearing does not happen under Gnome or Unity. I primarily use VLC to play videos in full-screen (1920x1080). ...
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Fluxbox: No folder icons in Thunar and PCManFM

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 installation and wanted to try out Fluxbox as a lightweight window manager. When I open Thunar it displays no icons for folders. I googled and made sure I have a .gtkrc-2.0 in ...
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Automount external hdd in fluxbox ubuntu -12.10 commandline install

I did the following: Install command line interface with ubuntu alternate install 12.10 in vmwareplayer5(9.2.2) After the base system was installed: sudo apt-get update, upgrade and dist-upgrade, ...
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How to get icons in pcmanfm ubuntu 12.10 with only fluxbox

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 via mini-iso, after that I installed xinit, xorg, fluxbox, xterm, pcmanfm , chromium-browser, lxappearance. There is for now one set of icons, in lxappearance I chose the icon ...
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Fluxbox: blurry TTF fonts

I'm using fluxbox. I've noticed that the TTF fonts are quite blurry (particularly in GVim): Here's an example, using Inconsolata 12pt in Fluxbox: Here's the same example, using Inconsolata 12pt, ...
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Apply transparency only to some windows with FluxBox

I'm new to Fluxbox, I've adopted it this week end. (I only knew Kde, Gnome, and Unity lately). Is there a possibility to apply transparency only to windows that match a criteria ? for example a ...
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No webcam recognition in Skype with Fluxbox

I'm using Ubuntu with Fluxbox and I would like to video chat on Skype. However, Skype doesn't recognize my webcam. Ubuntu 12.04 Skype 4.0.0.8 libv4l-0 and libgstreamer0.10 are installed luvcview ...
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Skype not always loading as a applet in Fluxbox

I've put skype & in my .fluxbox/startup file, and Skype indeed does start when I power the computer on. The problem is, it often doesn't load as an applet. You can see what I mean on this ...
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How to make Fluxbox stop making annoying sound effects?

Whenever I open a new tab in Chrome, or pretty much interact with the UI in any way, Fluxbox makes some very annoying sound effects. Where can I disable that?
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Battery information on Fluxbox

How can I get my battery info (percentages) on Fluxbox? I've heard of the gnome-power-manager, and wanted to use that, but there seems to be a problem... $ gnome-power-manager gnome-power-manager: ...
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How to put a (Start) Menu button on Fluxbox Toolbar

I often run programs maximized (leaving no desktop area). I want to be able to use my mouse alone to open the menu, and my mouse has no scroll wheel. I'm just going for a simple old school windows ...
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There is no sound in Fluxbox

In both Gnome and Unity sound works pretty great. But, when I switch to Fluxbox, voila, no sound! How do I fix this? Also, I saw the keyboard shortcuts in the ./fluxbox/keys folder, and they simply ...
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Battery monitor on fluxbox

I was using fluxbox on my notebook, but it missed battery indicator.Is there any battery monitor on fluxbox? [solved] install wmbattery then add it to startup script.
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How do I select DWM or fluxbox to start on login?

I am trying to setup DWM in Ubuntu 10.10. The package is successfully built - and now I am trying to get it up and running. I created the dwm.desktop file with the proper text and the path to the dwm ...
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Fluxbox - How to Configure Dual Monitors?

I have a nVidia 9800 video card and I previously setup my screen through the nVidia X Server Settings tool. But when I switch from Gnome to Fluxbox, it appears that my two monitors are treated as a ...
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Beginner's Guide to Fluxbox

Gnome and KDE seem to be pretty straightforward and certainly seem to be the most user friendly in terms of getting setup and running quickly with anything the average user would want to do. I am ...
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How to Configure Fluxbox menu?

How do you modify the default Fluxbox menu?
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What are the major differences between Fluxbox and Blackbox?

I'm considering switching to either Fluxbox or Blackbox as my window manager, but I'm not really sure which one to go with. Are there any major differences between the two ?
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Window decoration of emacs23 window on fluxbox is outside screen

I am starting emacs remotely over an ssh connection. But on the emacs window I cannot find a way to resize or move it. There is no fluxbox title bar visible, and I guess the title bar is above the ...