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How to make VNC Server work with ubuntu-desktop without xfce

I have Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04 and I want to know weather it's possible to install vnc4server and make it work with ubuntu-desktop (and not xubuntu-desktop) without installing xfce4. I think I have ...
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What is the difference between xubuntu with Unity and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have Xubuntu 13.04 and am having trouble with installing Ubuntu, so I was wondering, "Couldn't I just install Unity?". If there is no difference, then how would I go about installing Unity and ...
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xrdp and xfce4 Ubuntu 14.04 slow refreshrate

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit and I am connecting via windows rdp to my ubuntu machine that has xrdp with xfce4 session. Network is 40mbps/5mbps. RDP to a windows machine from a windows machine ...
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Permanently end processes

The point is that i installed xubuntu and at one point i get on the screen one light bulb increasing and decreasing the light on the display (laptop) so i found in task manager that it is this ...
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Problem Installing Xubuntu 12.04 Audio-Video codecs [duplicate]

I used Crouton to install Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS with the XFCE environment on my HP Chromebook 11. I've gotten it all fully installed and everything; the only thing I'm doing now is the basic setup ...
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Xmodmap conflicting with Xubuntu shortcuts

In Xunbuntu 14.04, xfwm is responsible for window management shortcuts like Alt+F4, Alt+TAB, etc. Now, create a .Xmodmapfile in your home folder, containing for example keycode 77 = NoSymbol ...
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how to reset login background and notifications after installing Xfce [duplicate]

To get remote desktop working I installed Xfce on ubuntu 14.04. It modified OS title to Xubuntu in startup. and also I get Xfce login wallpaper and Xfce notifications. how can i restore them?
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“not authorized to perform operation” message in Xfce remote desktop

On ubuntu 14.04 i installed Xfce to maker remote desktop working. when i rdp to the machine and while performing some tasks like mounting removable usb media I get "not authorized to perform ...
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xfce4-power-manager does not open

I recently changed my DE from Unity to XFCE. I really enjoyed it, but the power manager doesn't work. When I try to open it from the settings menu, I get the following error: Unable to connect to ...
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Xubuntu: conky runs multiple instances at boot

I have a .conkyrc file in my ~/ directory. Conky seems to run of its own accord upon starting my session - and it does so with 2 or more instances, all directly laid on top of one another. And often ...
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Is it possible to have a shortcut to switch to the nth xfce-tasklist window in Xubuntu like in Windows?

One of my favorite features in Windows is the ability to press -1 to switch to the leftmost window in the "Window buttons", -2 to go to the 2nd one, and so on, as opposed to alt-tabbing through ...
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Libreoffice icon on xfce switcher

I want to replace the ugly icons used for libreoffice on the xfce alt-tab switcher (Xubuntu 14.04), but I can't find it on any theme of icons neither any system folder. I really don't imagine where ...
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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 ...
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Apps stuck between two themes

After installing alot of random dependencies I needed for installing a package from source I found that most of my standard software had their theme changed, 3rd party applications seem to be using ...
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No Sound in ARM HP Chromebook Ubuntu 14.04 with Crouton

UPDATE: I finally got my sound to work! All I had to do was update crouton. The following link explains how to do it: http://pastebin.com/uMJyYA4n I replaced "raring" with "trusty" because I'm ...
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Xfce4 keybinding and logout randomly not working since Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded my ubuntu installation from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS a few weeks ago. Everything works fine except Xfce4. Since the update, I'm sometimes unable to use my custom keybindings (like alt-F1 in ...
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Xfce4 create new document, remove history [duplicate]

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04. 64 bit. I'm not sure about the xfce version I'm using. I had kinda the same problem on 13.10, it hunts me on 14.04 and upgrading doesn't seem to work. When I click right click, ...
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Restore xubuntu dock

I 've installed xubuntu desktop on ubuntu 14.04 from the reppositores with sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop ,and i see that the dock doesn't appear ,how can i restore it?
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Editing menus within XFCE

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I would like to customise it to my needs. Just for anxiety I would like to change the Menu Contents of " About XFCE " . I usually change names by editing ...
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Decrease skype icon in xubuntu tray

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. And skype in my tray looks like this: In 13.10 icon looks well: Is it possible to decrease size of it? Thanks.
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Xubuntu 14.04: Missing Settings Apps in Whisker Menu [closed]

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 with the Whisker Menu. When I'm searching a Setting Application (like Gparted, USB Creator...) that app is missing in the main menu. I have to go to Settings Window and run ...
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Installing xfce versus xubuntu-desktop [duplicate]

A few questions. First, what's the difference between installing xfce vs xubuntu-desktop? I mean I know Xubuntu is Ubuntu with xfce but what exactly is the difference between installing the ...
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How to I change the picture icon for a user in xfce with UbuntuStudio or Xubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I want to change the image displayed at login for a user on UbuntuStudio 14.04. I don't see any option to change this with the Users Settings GUI.
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Why does my program crash if it doesn't fit in the display?

I used to make programs for my E-ink PocketBook using SDK from http://pbsdk.vlasovsoft.net/ on 32bit Ubuntu 12.04, and it worked great. Recently I went to 14.04 64bit. I use gcc with the -m32 option ...
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Whisker Menu as a standalone application launcher

Is it possible to somehow force the whisker menu in Xubuntu 14.04 to open in the center of the screen? Secondly, after that's working, would it be possible to remove the icon from the panel (I'd ...
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Some icons not appearing in the topbar of xfce

Some icons are not appearing in the top bar, like dropbox and skype? Any help? I've tried the indicator plugin but it crashes, any alternatives?
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XFCE, network manager difficult to use

To get ubuntu working with the wifi of my Compaq CQ62 laptop I have to install an older version of Crunchbang. I then typically install the xubuntu packages to get the XFCE desktop or the kubuntu ...
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Keyboard layout indicator “work” but the keyboard layout doesn't actually switch

In Xfce, when I press Alt+Shift keyboard indicator switch between us and ru but the layout doesn't switch actually. Xubuntu 14.04 I've tried: different keyboards (doesn't help). This problem ...
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Xubuntu blank screen after wakeup

Xubuntu 14.04. After wake up from sleep, it asks to enter password. I entered the passw. and screen goes black. On Ubuntu 14.04 waking up was just ok. Lenovo E330 laptop with intel HD graphics. add: ...
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How does one install a minimal gnome-shell?

I've just installed xubuntu and removed everything I don't need. Now I'd like to install gnome -shell but not any of the other gnome packages. Ideally, I'll have only xfce related programs with the ...
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How to remove both 'unity-control-center' and 'gnome-control-center'?

I started off with Ubuntu 14.04 and decided that I wanted to change it into a minimal XFCE install. I want to remove unity-control-center, but apt-get installs gnome-control-center. Deleting ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working anymore in xfce

Although everything was working perfectly well, keyboard shortcuts like Alt+F4, Alt+TAB, etc. have suddenly stopped working in my Xubuntu 14/Xfce4 installation. Nothing happens if I hit them, and ...
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How to install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin on 14.04?

I would like to add GNOME2 applets to an XFCE panel. According to this, I should install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin. I can't do sudo apt-get install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin because xfce4-xfapplet-plugin is ...
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I have installed xfce on ubuntu 13.10, but now icons and colors in unity is strange. How to fix?

I wanted to install XUbunutu looks on my Ubuntu machine and I have done it like so: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop But now when I have restarted the machine, I first got xUbuntu log-out scree. ...
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xfce4-power-manager suspend not available for lid close

Running a clean install of ubuntustudio 14.04 the suspend and resume works when using the power button or selecting it from the user menu but is not available in the xfce4-power-manager-settings. Only ...
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can't run xfce4-settings-manager after upgrade to 14.04

As subject, from terminal I get this message: xfce4-settings-manager: symbol lookup error: xfce4-settings-manager: undefined symbol: xfce_dialog_show_help_with_version
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XFCE: Quick Launch panel doesn't show up on hover

Somehow "Quick Launch" bar at the botton of screen doesn't pop up when I hover mouse over where it should be. If I select this panel in Panel Properties from upper bar, I can unset "Automatically ...
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Xubuntu strange behaviour panel-indicator and panel-notification applet

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 32bit on a Lenovo X200 and got some strange behavior from the panel-indicator and panel-notification applets. Both show blueman and I got multiple keyboard layout setting. ...
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Use xclip in a launcher command on xfce4 panel?

I'm trying to get this command line to work in a launcher on xfce4: echo "myAdress" | xclip -selection clipboard If i use this command line in the standard terminal, there are no problems. ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu but xubuntu-desktop did not upgrade

I had Ubuntu 12.10 installed along with lubuntu and xubuntu desktop environments. I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 using a bootable USB (loaded with Ubuntu, not Xubuntu nor Lubuntu) but I see no change in ...
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Add new Layout Keyboard not available

I have install remote desktop with XFCE and XRDP. I'am trying change my layout disposition but not option for add new layout is not available. the "Add" button appear as disable. How can I fix it? ...
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Styling XfceApplicationsMenuPlugin with gtkrc

I'm a bit stumped. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and the old Applications Menu is better for my workflow than the new Whisker Menu. In Xfce 4.10.0, I could increase the icon size in the Xfce Applications ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Confirmation dialog box doesn't appear after hitting shift + del shortcut

When I try to permanently delete a file or folder from desktop on Xubuntu 14.04 (using shift + del shortcut) no confirmation dialog box appears before they're excluded from computer. It seems to be a ...
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How to disable the drag&drop makes to move files or directories feature in Thunar?

On Thunar 1.6.3, drag&drop makes to move files or directories. Sometimes I make a mistake and copy files around and not know it, so I don't know what files or directories are move. Is there any ...
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xubuntu 14.04 Xfce 4.12

Is there a way to install xfce4.12 in xubuntu 14.04? I tried the ppa from xubuntu-dev, but it's only available for 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10 Greets Jens //Edit Any news about it?
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Xfce4 running in vesa mode after uprade to 14.04

While Unity is running perfectly, Xfce session is running in low graphics (VESA) mode. I think two things could be related: I've got discrete graphics card and running nvidia-prime with the ...
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Privacy issue when waking up suspended machine

Using Xfce, when I close the notebook lid it suspends, and when I open the lid it wakes up. When it wakes up it shows the screensaver until I press a key or move the mouse then it asks me for my ...
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MediterraneanNight Theme issue with Indicator Plugin in Xubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded my system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. I have installed the MediterraneanNight Theme by creating ~/.theme directory. The theme works well although there is an issue with the ...
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How can I lock the screen in Xubuntu 14.04?

Xubuntu 14.04 uses Light Locker and it is advised that one uninstalls xscreensaver. Is it possible to lock the screen or do I have to install some other program for that?
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Desktop icons not showing up in xubuntu (and I cant right click on the desktop)

In xubuntu, my desktop icons have dissapeared. I can not remember the cause, but if I do, I will edit this and put it here. Also, when I try to right click on the desktop, nothing happens. I have ...