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java on xfce4 (package has no installation canadate!?)

So i wanted to get minecraft on my chromebook but i need java for that so i go to my terminal and type: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk...and it says: package 'sun-java6-jdk' has no ...
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Dock (functionally) similar to Unity or Windows 7

I've been running Gnome (v1 and v2) and use xfce now. But ever since I gave Unity a try when Ubuntu shipped it as default a couple years ago (and have been using Win7 for some games), I've been ...
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Boot “hangs” when NVIDIA binary driver is installed

THE BACKGROUND Installed a fresh version of Xubuntu 15.04 and started up a game (Team Fortress 2), to my surprise it ran horribly even though I have a GTX 970. My system apparently recognized the ...
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G-Keys on Corsair K30 Keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spankin' new Corsair K30 Keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than 2 main things which really ...
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How to lock the screen in XFCE?

How do I lock the screen in XFCE? I mean I have xflock4 enabled to Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace combination but that locks/mutes it all including running applications like music players. When I click Lock ...
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USB recognition of external device

I'm running trusty xfce 14.4 on a Samsung Chromebook 2 basically i want to update an external device (UE boom portable speaker) via wine (the updater program for the speaker is only supported by ...
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Terminal blank in xrdp to xfce4 desktop

I am using Remmina from my laptop (14.04) to access my home computer (14.04) running xrdp. I installed xfce4 to be the remote desktop and, mostly, it appears to be working well. However when I bring ...
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Scaled up Chrome window

Since a few months I have a problem with Chrome browser. It always worked perfect but one day I turned Chrome on and it appeared like rescaled up. The window and interface became huge, interface icons ...
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Could firefox be causing system crash?

Originally the title for this question was: Could my USB3 SSD be causing my system to crash? But then I realized that all three times that linux has crashed this week, I was working in Firefox. I'm ...
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How do I play superhot

I have a chromebook running unity. I have also tried Plasma and XFCE. None of them have worked so far. To my knowledge I have tried or have everything on the other 2 forums regarding superhot. ...
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Can't open Ubuntu from Chromebook

I use Ubuntu XFCE4 and I just upgraded to 14.04. So I rebooted my computer like it asked and when I tried to boot into Ubuntu, it came up with the usual message about an error and that it closed ...
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Problem installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04 (Crouton)

I'm using 12.04 with Xfce on a Chromebook using crouton. The package downloads and says it needs to install proprietary software. It seems to finish and then just does nothing. It also does nothing ...
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Xubuntu. Suddenly black

This is what my desktop looks like now. It's completely useless, will not do anything. Nothing to right click won't even minimize a program when it's clicked on. I've had this problem before and ...
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I can't install XFCE ( xubuntu desktop)

I tried sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop. It turned out like this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Why does indicator-sound-service use so much memory?

What can it possibly be doing to require that much memory? Thanks. -Erik charm /etc/xdg/xfce4 282# cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid STAT ...
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Panel on the right: how?

I love the right panel I use in Windows (see the picture). I tried to mimick the same under Ubuntu interface, also via XFCE and OpenBox. NONE of them support this option natively, everywhere you need ...
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Login screens in xfce

I use two screens (named: '2.Dell Inc 23"' and '1.Goldstar Company Ltd 19"'). I would like to set '2.Dell Inc 23"' as the screen that the login and boot splash appear and not on both together. How do ...
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How can I add miniature pictures to XFCE folders?

Running Xubuntu here, how can I add miniature pictures to the folders like in Windows?
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Xubuntu/xfce with GNOME 3 like application launcher and application switcher

Is it possible to either install the application launcher and application switcher (alt + tab in GNOME 3) from GNOME 3 or something similar in xfce? I like to create a portable and light-weight Ubuntu ...
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Unable to switch keyboard to Dvorak layout

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, running Xfce4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 black screen after screen lock

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12 in a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop, model 3442. Whenever I lock my screen, then put my password and unlock it, the screen brightness gets very low, it's almost as if ...
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How do I setup a second monitor (extended display) in Xfce?

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 on a Mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro. I have a second monitor of a different, smaller resolution that I would like to connect as an extension to my desktop using a mini-display port ...
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What shows you the package you can install to get a command?

I have noticed on other Ubuntu machines when you don't have Maven and you try mvn it tells you to install maven or maven2. This does not happen on my xfce, how do I enable it?
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What is the app that does the SHOW DESKTOP action

There is an icon on an Xfce panel to show the desktop. The shortcut is set to Control-Alt-D. What is the application that does that job? I want to assign it to another keybinding.
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity update to Xfce

I was wondering if it is possible to change my environment from Unity to Xfce on my Ubuntu 15.04 without changing the whole system to Xubuntu. If I'm assuming correctly, Xubuntu is a separate system, ...
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Symbolic icons not showing

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04.2 and have issues with symbolic icons not showing within applications, as shown below: The issue persists through changing icons themes, logging out/back in, rebooting, and ...
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Couldn't start Xtightvnc trying default font path - VNCServer

I installed VNC, using sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies tightvncserver But I can't start it, when I enter vncserver I'm getting error message as Couldn't start Xtightvnc; trying default ...
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Xfce4 Left Handed Touchpad Tap-Button Bug

I'm using Xubuntu 15.04 (xfce4 environment) and want to configure the laptops touchpad for lefthanded. I'm changing the configuration by using the section mouse/toucpad in the controlpanel provided ...
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Why are Google Chrome windows being placed under the Xfce4 panel icon in Docky?

I have installed Xfce and Docky on my 15.04 Ubuntu installation. When I'm running the Xfce desktop environment Docky groups Google Chrome windows under the Xfce4-panel icon, even though I have dragged ...
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Problem with XFCE lockscreen

I tried a bunch of different desktop environments before settling on Cinnamon. Occasionally, I'll unlock my computer and the XFCE lockscreen shows up. Sometimes it's even on top of my regular ...
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XFCE: Hiding an application from the taskbar

I am running Xubuntu 14.04.2 and running the standard window manager with the default window buttons applet through xfce4-panel. I need to hide an application from the taskbar so that it only appears ...
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How to make taskbar panel showing in Firefox at FullScreen?

To use full-screen in FF most of the time by hitting F11 is very usefull especially for a multi-tasking user who uses every single inch of his screen and don't want to get out of this full screen mode ...
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Editing ~/.vnc/xstartup to launch Xfce on VNC server

I have been following this linode tutorial Except that I want to use Xfce instead of Unity. On the last line of the ~/.vnc/xstartup file is says to add: gnome-session & What should I put for ...
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Some windows looks weird (no theme applied?)

I use Xubuntu (xfce) with Numix theme. Everything works fine except some windows like VLC or Clementine. Top windows are displayed right, bottom windows not. How so? Do you know what might be the ...
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xfce low graphics mode

I've installed xfce. Replacing unity and I've ran into what seems to be a common problem. I keep getting a low graphics setting. I am using an hp g62 with I believe a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 ...
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Xfce 4 Terminal how to wrap text

I used to use the default gnome-terminal as my default Terminal, but because I want it to be see-through I have switched to the xfce4-terminal. But there is one problem, the text does not wrap, and I ...
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Need to change Xubuntu(xfce) default suspend settings

If sudo pm-suspend works, but using the "suspend" option from the log-out menu doesn't, how can I get the log-out menu to point to just pm-suspend instead of whatever script it's currently using? ...
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Screen stops updating/refreshing?

After running for about 10 hours, my screen seems to stop refreshing or updating. This is happening fairly consistently. Using a command line tool (scrot) I can remote into the system and take a ...
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xfce 4.12 bluetooth support for A2DP

I migrated to Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit from 12.04 32-bit. I also took the chance to move from GNOME3 fall-back (GNOME2 look and fell) to a slimmer desktop manager; for this I chose XFCE4. Everything works ...
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Xubuntu Menu Disappears

Every other time I start my computer up, the xfce menu disappears. It looks like this: (top left hand corner) I have done sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm but it just goes to a black screen (forever). ...
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Unable to Disable Power Button | Ubuntu 14.04.2 running Xfce 4.10

This is my first question here, so if I goof on a convention kindly let me know. Configuration: Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Xfce 4.10 using crouton on an Acer c720 Chromebook Issue: The default behavior ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 won't get past login

Yesterday I was turning on my laptop as always but I couldn't get through login screen, desktop won't load. The only thing I can see is TeamViewer remote and nothing but it. I tried everything I ...
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How to revert to Unity from Xfce desktop at Ubuntu 14.04

I used Ubuntu 14.04 in my PC. Now after some installations I have the Xfce desktop. I want to revert to Unity again. Now I have the Xfce desktop and I want to revert to the Unity desktop. So how ...
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Whisker Menu search bar

I just updated to Xubuntu 15.04 and am somewhat annoyed in noticing that the search bar in Whisker Menu has disappeared. This is what I currently have: I used to have something like this: How ...
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Desktop doesn't start after login

I did a release upgrade from Lubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 (in view to go on to 15.04) After the upgrade the server X wasn't working, therefore I installed xserver-xorg Now the login appears, but after the ...
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Notifyd brightness notification not showing properly

I have the exact same problem described here. I'm using an nvidia driver and it was all right (I had to use a similar procedure to have my brightness control working). My xorg configuration files are ...
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Time PM/AM setting incorrect in spite of correct time zone, latest ntpdate etc

My time is incorrectly set as PM when it's AM and vice versa. The timezone is set correctly to the location where I am and I've followed the instructions elsewhere for installing ntpdate and tzdata. ...
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Ubuntu unity not appearing in VMware

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.4 on my VMware. (It opens in command line. Using startx enters me into GUI mode.) Problem: I cannot see side panels and menu bar: I took the following steps so ...
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VPS install xfce and teamviewer

Hi guys I am playing around with some VPS's but I am not getting xfce with teavmviewer to work. I installed xfce with apt-get install xfce4 an installed teamviewer from ther website. Thats the ...
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xfce extend to the left

This is not a duplicate of similar thread, but an extension to it - I can't write in the thread I'm referencing as this is a problem and not a solution I'm having here. I am using a dual screen on an ...