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Configuring Xbuntu 16.04 and external monitor names

I'm using a laptop - sometimes alone, sometimes with an external monitor placed on the right side and sometimes two monitors, where one is on the left, and the other on right of the laptop's display. ...
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Xubuntu lightdm screen fliks

So on Xubuntu I have a lightdm by default. When system is booted or one is logging out and lightdm starts it blinks after 2-4 seconds. If I do logout form XFCE4 session for a mentioned period I can ...
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Can't boot up Ubuntu after installing xfce on macbook 2011

Recently I installed Ubuntu onto my late 2011 Macbook. It installed correctly and all the drivers worked with the laptop. However after installing xfce I started getting graphics errors. I attempted ...
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Audio almost silent on one user account but OK on another

In some user accounts, audio is OK. In others, it silent, or else barely audible if you put your ear to the laptop case. Here is what the volume control looks like in the OK accounts. In the not-...
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Cannot login, xscreensaver not loading

I use a BackBox/Ubuntu system and it had xfce and xscreensaver login screen when booting. Days ago I was testing shortcut keys trying to logout using keyboard, and pressed CTRL and Fn Thinkpad key ...
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Xubuntu logs out on power button press

My Xubuntu logs out when I press the power button. I have changed the setting in Power Management to "Ask", but it still logs out.
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Best solution to connect 3 external monitors to Dell XPS 15 9550

I am searching the web for a while and am confused. Hope you will help me in choosing the right solution. I want to connect 3 external monitors (possible Dell E2216H) and am searching for the best ...
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How install/unistall Xfce on Ubuntu 12.04 without uptade?

I would like to know how to install Xfce alongside unity? I'm running Ubuntu on a 2.66 GHz Intel pentium 4 machine, with 1.50GB RAM. Is fast really user ubuntu/gnome. I want very fast without problem ...
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Issues using x11vnc when xfce's lock screen is active

I am on xubuntu 14.04.04, and have successfully managed to get a VNC server up and running with SSH tunneling and such. However, I'm experiencing an issue with the VNC server, x11vnc 0.9.13. Currently,...
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Xubuntu - opening files with Enter

I don't understand why if I select a file either in thunar or in the desktop and press Enter, nothing happens! I'd like to make them files be opened. How can I do it?
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Restore lightdm greeter dynamic background after installing xfce4 on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed xfce4 on Ubuntu 15.10. I did it in order to remote login using x2go. It is working perfectly. After installing xfce4, lightdm is displaying the blue mouse background that comes ...
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How can I delete xfce4 if I deleted crouton?

I downloaded xfce on my Chromebook, but my graphics driver isn't updated enough so I cant do a lot of the things I wanted to, and I wasn't successful at updating it so I am currently trying to delete ...
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Can I run different versions of Ubuntu in a tab on my Chromebook

What I want to know is if I can run unity Ubuntu in a tab on my Chromebook. Because recently I saw one tutorial on 'How-to-Geek' in which they used xfce and did not mention any other versions.
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Thunar file manager disrupts background on xfce4?

I've found on a few different installations of Ubuntu that when I'm running xfce4, and I open up Thunar for any reason, it causes the background to blank out. The problem isn't resolved until a ...
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Greyed out xfce4 screen - Please help?

I have Linux box with Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS I have installed tightvnc, xfce4 and xfce4-goodies When I connect remotely through VPN I get a grey screen, no buttons, no way to set up files, etc This ...
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OwnCloud-client 2.1.1 crashes: Aborted (Core dumped)

The last output of... owncloud --logfile <home/username/filename> ...is: ASSERT: "!_runningNow" in file /usr/src/packages/BUILD/src/libsync/owncloudpropagator.cpp, line 669 aborted core ...
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X setup creates an additional, hidden screen on startup

When I start Xubuntu it appears that X creates a hidden screen 0 before creating the actual screen 1. Screen 0 takes the focus and xfce-panel setup and screen 1 (the visible one) remains empty with ...
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Ubuntu XFCE no keyboard on wake from suspend

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 with xfce4 replacing Unity. Whenever I suspend my laptop (Sony Vaio vgn-nr260e, 2gb ram, 200gb hdd, previously ran Vista) and wake it, the keyboard will work fine for typing ...
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unrecognized Sierra 5570/8805

I have a problem. I know you have heard it many times. I have a tablet Dell Venue 11 5130 with wwan/wi-fi card Sierra 8805 but in the system it is 5570e. I have needed for my work some easy-carry ...
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Is there a way to make the terminal show a background with compositing

I like using window compositing because it makes all my windows look good and have shadows, however it makes the terminal show through when I have it on. Is there a way to disable window compositing ...
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how do I exit from xfce4-screenshooter -r without taking a picture?

so I'm been trying to simulate Xubuntu to work similarly to the stuff I often do on my MacBookPro. One of the things I often do is to create a screenshot of a region and on xUbuntu, this is done via: ...
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SORT: Why is it different in open/save window then elsewhere?

The sort order in my Xubuntu file manager (Thunar) is the way I want it, with types of characters in the following order: non alphanumeric (principally: underscore, hyphen, dot) numerics ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 System->Appearance->Fonts not effective

Problem: The other day, I logged in to my work laptop to find the default fonts had gotten larger, meaning names of apps on the Whisker menu didn't fit, desktop icon names were truncated, the system ...
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Can the size of the workspace switcher applet be changed?

At the moment, I only have 4 workspaces but the workspace switcher is taking up half of my panel. Is there a way to resize it or cause it to take up less space (other than increasing the number of ...
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How to disable monitor auto configuration?

Im running Ubuntu 16.04 (dev branch), XFCE as desktop environment. My computer is connected to two monitors. One via regular VGA cable and the other is connected to a HDMI Switcher. That setup works ...
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Distorted xrdp session issue

I've installed xrdp and I am using xfce4 as my desktop software. In order to configure my xrdp to connected to a previously disconnected session, I've made changes as per this answer. Here is a part ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 / Xfce4 / Xubuntu ==> Whisker Menu graphically corrupt upon Save, recoverable via logout/login

Ubuntu 15.10 / Xfce4 / Xubuntu ==> Whisker Menu Applications menu reduces to a truncated white line without clickable items upon Panel=>Edit Applications=>[Save] Need to logout/login to recover ...
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Kbd shortcut to close application menu in Xfce desktop manager (ubuntu 14.04)

I've modified my keyboard shortcut to open the popup application menu. That's dandy. The Esc key or a mouse click can "close" the popup application menu. Is it possible to have the Super-L (aka ...
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Evernote notes are all the same (Wine Xubuntu)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (XFCE) with Wine running Evernote 5. When I open up Evernote, I can't edit notes! Firstly, when I click on a note, the one displayed is not the one I clicked on, but rather the ...
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xfce4 screen saver causing high CPU usage on VNC

Running Ubuntu 14.04 and vnc4server with xfce4. I am currently having an issue where the screensaver causes a high CPU load with VNC. I have 6 desktops running with VNC and each VNC desktop instance ...
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Is there an alternative to the Whisker menu for XFCE?

I really don't like the Whisker menu, I can't uninstall programs from it, customize it (Change the colour, make categories, change the name of a program, or the icon of a program), and worst of all ...
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xubuntu 15.10 themes - why does it look different from the sample screenshot?

so I downloaded this theme but when I installed and used it, it looks very different on the screenshot. For 1 thing, the "start menu" equivalent has not changed like in the screenshot. perhaps more ...
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Only Show an Xfce4 Panel While YouTube Is Launched

My middle monitor has a panel with a clock at the bottom. When I am in full screen in YouTube, of course the panel with the clock is not seen. I want to create a script that does the following: I ...
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Xubuntu - How to add a quick launcher to a panel

I am currently using Xubuntu 14.04. I need something like (and preferably) a panel plugin to open a few programs from it. More specifically, I want an icon on my panel which opens a box containing ...
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xfce power manager makes wrong notifications

xfce Power Manager shows random notifications about my laptop running out of battery, but I am plugged in. Then it pops a notification saying I am plugged in, then another saying it is discharging, ...
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Remote desktop shows distorted graphics

I'm having trouble with setting up a remote desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop using xrdp and xfce. I'm trying to log in from a laptop running 15.10 using Remmina. I have set it up as described in ...
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xfce crashes/logs out (lubuntu)

I have been using lubuntu for a couple of years now. In the last couple of months a new kind of problem has surfaced: Xfce seems to crash - I suddenly get a black screen with some text about linux ...
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Steam failing to install on chromebook hosted crouton

I installed Linux Crouton xfce4 on my Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 to use steam. I then installed the Ubuntu software center to install steam. When I launch steam and install, I get 3 errors. E: ...
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What are some alternatives to Compton and Compiz in XFCE?

I have some serious tearing problems and I dont like Compton. And compiz is too heavy. Is there any WM alternatives?
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How do I enable the sleep settings in xubuntu?

The slider is grayed out and it won't let me move it. I have a feeling if I run Power Manager as root I will be able to change it. I don't know how though. I personally have no problem working in ...
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Additional display is always added on the wrong side

I have a desktop computer with a Radeon R7 360 and FOS-drivers. My main display, which I am using always, is connected to the DVI-port and my TV is connected to the HDMI-out, in case I want to put any ...
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Authorization problems after VNC uninstalling on Xubuntu 12.04

I had setup vnc through vncserver script http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/hardy/man1/vnc4server.1.html .This script were launched under the root. After that i decide to use xrdp instead vnc and ...
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gnome-online-accounts (GOA) with Xubuntu?

1) Is there some alternative to gnome-online-accounts (GOA) for use in Xubuntu? 2) If I install gnome-online-accounts in Xubuntu it pulls in the following dependencies The following NEW packages ...
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Xubuntu Dropbox Icon Fail

Affects: 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my dropbox icon. I cannot right-...
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Xubuntu - No video signal

I recently switched from Unity to Xfce on my HTPC with a clean install of Xubuntu. Now whenever I turn off my TV and let it sit for a while, when I turn the TV back on there is no video signal, even ...
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Logout XFCE via Cron fails with “Could not get owner of name”

I am currently trying to make Xubuntu logout when the user is idle for 2 mins. However this doesn't work. I use the command xfce4-session-logout --logout which works perfectly from the command line, ...
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System directories on separate partitions shown on desktop as #.# GB Volume

During the install of Ubuntu studio WW 15.10 (XFCE4), I put /usr/share and /var/www on separate partitions. As expected they were added to fstab to auto mount on startup. The strange thing is that ...
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Xfce dark theme font colours

I have a problem with dark theme. I'm using Ubuntu Studio and Nox theme. Unfortunately I cannot see youtube like/dislike ratio because its font with this theme is almost white. This problem rarely ...
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Two independent monitors with two independent desktops

OS: Xubuntu 15.10 GPU: Nvidia Quadro K4000 with nvidia-352-63 driver I asked this question on the Xfce forum and got no responses, so I decided to repost the question here. I have two independent ...
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Xubuntu: How to reset a menu accelerator?

I'm running Xubuntu 15.10 and I recently discovered GTK menu accelerators (http://docs.xfce.org/faq) and find them incredibly useful. I can easily set them and I know that hitting Backspace will clear ...