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Unable to control brightness on Xfce environment

I installed a normal Ubuntu and installed Xfce4 on it. (Not Xubuntu!) The brightness control worked beautifully on Unity Desktop Envionment after I install the AMD Catalyst driver, but not on Xfce ...
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Xfce notification for detected keyboard and/or mouse

I have a 4-port KM switch (4 screens, 4 computers, 1 keyboard and mouse switched across all of them). I was wondering if there was some sort of notification tool to display a popup in Xfce (Xubuntu) ...
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How to access root-folder with Thunar? [duplicate]

I would like to access root-folder with Thunar but the system won't let me, even if I have setup a root in a terminal window. What's the way to access the root-folder (with write access) in Thunar (...
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How to disable/mute left speaker in xfce4

My left speakers give a crackling sound due to which I want to disable them. I am trying to mute the left speakers so that the crackling sound is muted. However, when I go to Volume Control/Sound ...
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Why are my words rendering with incorrect spacing? How do I fix this?

My words are rendering incorrectly across all of my applications and I was wondering what the cause of this is and how I can fix it. I am running Xubuntu 15.10 on a Thinkpad x201. Any help would be ...
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xfce does not start (X.Org X server: no screens found)

chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... /usr/bin/startxfce4: Starting X server _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to ...
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How to reclaim lost GUI/window

I'm now facing this situation: I'm running several Matlab instances on a computation server (server OS: Xubuntu 14.04, my local machine OS: Ubuntu 14.04). I used NoMachine to connect to the server. ...
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Xubuntu: Error while installing xfce-theme-manager 15.10

Could somebody please tell me how to install xfce-theme-manager from the Rubuntu16 repository because when I try to install this, it just does not meet all the package dependencies and frankly I've ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 identifies itself as Kali 2 after dist-upgrade

I'm newbie in Ubuntu. After dist-upgrade, system doesn't work correctly. GRUB background has been changed to Kali and in menu, Ubuntu has been replaced by Kali. Terminal doesn't work either. On start-...
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How to debug keyboard shortcuts not working?

I'm on XUbuntu 15.10. I noticed that some keyboard shortcuts don't reach my application (Sublime Text). Ctrl+Alt+p is not visible by the application, while for example Ctrl+Alt+i is recognised ...
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Elementary OS theme in Xubuntu

I'm not sure if I am allowed to ask this in this forum, but I've been looking for this theme forever and I can't seem to find it. I would like to have the Elementary OS theme on my Xubuntu. I have ...
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xfce4-notes: Toggle notes visibility via keyboard shortcut

I use xfce4-notes in Xubuntu 14.04, und I have the possibility to show/hide the notes via the panel plugin in the notification tray. I will append images of this panel plugin because I can not find ...
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Tweaking inside a chroot environment

It's me again. I am creating an Ubuntu-based distribution by remastering 14.04's ISO (not with remastersys or any similar tool). I have all of my programs set up, including my default desktop ...
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Lenovo X131e Chromebook Xfce4 USB Read and Write Problem

It won't allow me to change my 8 GB Yoda USB-drive into read & write in the permission tab so that I can install Steam games there. I changed it then half a second later it changed it back to ...
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XFCE desktop, after deletion of Thunar+tumbler && install pcmanFM I cannot use files on desktop

A couple of years ago the question Thunar->Nautilus was asked but it has not helped me. When Tumblerd started eating a lot of resources I deleted thunar and tumbler + tumbler-common and installed ...
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speed up the slow ubuntu machine

I am running a Ubuntu on intel core2duo with 2GB RAM. My machine is damn slow. My clock speed id : 1603.000 Desktop environment is Unity. What's the solution to make it function with a better speed?...
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Xubuntu lock screen appearing twice

When I leave my machine for an extended period of time, I return to find the screen locked (by light-locker). I can then enter my password, and it is accepted, but then the lock screen is displayed a ...
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How to remote terminal into the standard desktop?

I want to remote terminal into the Ubuntu desktop 14.x from Windows. To that end I installed xrdp (via apt-get install xrdp) and enabled Sharing via Desktop Sharing Preferences and I am able to ...
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Xubuntu desktop icons missing, cannot right click and the menu disappeared too

Today I installed a Xubuntu machine on my VirtualBox for some PHP development, set up everything and everything was working fine. I shut down the machine, had lunch and switched it back on, with ...
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Set up 2 graphics cards to display to 3 monitors on Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE [closed]

Basic Data Graphics Cards: 2x GT 9600 Displays: 3x Dell 1907FP @ 1280x1024 OS: Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE Nvidia Driver: nvidia-340 (recommended) I also have a Geforce GT 610, Geforce 8400 GS, Geforce ...
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How to add 'show all windows' functionality in xubuntu?

I would like a hot corner functionality similar to that of Linux mint 17. Is there any way I can achieve that on Xubuntu?
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How can I sync Xubuntu's calendar Orage with Google Calendar?

Does anyone know how to sync Xubuntu 15.10 calendar (Orage) with Google Calendar? I found some old links but it doesn't seem to work anymore.
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How to launch shell scripts from XFCE desktop? [duplicate]

They will only open in a text editor. "Open With" doesn't offer an option to execute. The shell scripts are +x so they should run normally. As a workaround, I set them to be opened with the terminal ...
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How can I debug this boot problem?

After a fresh install of Xubuntu, every time i turn on my pc, when I see the login screen, my keyboard and mouse are not responding, and after about 10 seconds, the screen freezes. I tried with a ...
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“Sound Settings” menu in Xfce4-Panel does not open

The "Sound Settings" button on the "Sound Menu" indicator of the "Indicator Plugin" on the Xfce4-Panel will not open. This button should open pavucontrol, which I can launch from the terminal or ...
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Where do I set-up a screen saver in Xubuntu 15.10?

That's strange but I can't find where can I choose a screen saver and configure when will it start. There is no button named anything like "screen saver" in the Settings Manager.
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How to change WM theme in Xubuntu 15.10 + compiz?

Gnome-tweak-tool seems to have deleted the feature to change the window decoration theme. gnome-tweak tool
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PC won't come back when lid is closed and monitor attached

I am using Xubuntu and regulary lock my screen at work. It is attached to a external monitor (primary display) and the lid is closed. After locking it only comes back when I open the lid and press ...
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Ubuntu Lockscren Xubuntu 14.04

I installed the ubuntu-desktop, but I still get the Xfce lockscreen. Is there anyway to get the Ubuntu lockscreen instead?
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Uninstall desktop environments [duplicate]

After searching the net, and trying several terminal commands, I am still unable to uninstall the desktop environments represented in the picture below: I would like to uninstall all desktop ...
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How can I get my icons, wallpapers and network-manager back on XUBUNTU 14.04 after accidentally upgrading?

so I was trying to install Flask last night and I accidentally typed in 'sudo apt-get upgrade I woke up this morning and all I had was gone. No seriously, everything with an icon on my desktop has an ...
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How to go about diagnosing a vnc-crashing problem?

What are the steps most people take to diagnose a vnc issue in which the session keeps crashing constantly? My specific issue is discussed more here (and here), but since that question wasn’t getting ...
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enforce screen locking to all users

On Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE desktop environment, how can I disable all animated screensavers and enforce to all users automatic screen locking after a given time of inactivity with password request on ...
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Which program am I using to lock screen?

On Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE desktop environment, how can I know which program or daemon is locking my screen automatically after a few minutes of inactivity, and when I click "lock screen"? Different ...
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Print Dialogue configuration to shell script

I need help figuring out which program gets called with what all arguments when I print a file using the standard print dialogue with a specific configuration, so I can automate it using a script. ...
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xfce launcher problems with java programs

I'm having a bit of strangeness with all forms of the launcher (desktop and panel) when it comes to java programs. I add for example IntelliJ Idea from the whisker menu to a panel and it has the ...
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“Fatal Server Error No Screens Found” after installing Steam

Not Good with writing using code to ask. but whenever I try to boot xfce after installing steam I get Fatal Error No Screens Found I can fix it by imputing sudo bash crouton -n precise -u but ...
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Xfce notes background

I tried xfce Notes and liked it a lot. This lightweight app does the job and the backups are easy (all notes are located in ~/.local/share/notes/). Is it possible to remove transparency and change ...
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How to diagnose a vnc-crashing problem?

Tightvnc server keeps crashing on my dedicated Ubuntu server. The Ubuntu Unity main desktop is unaffected, but the tightvnc server crashes and takes down any program that was running in its (xfce) ...
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Compiz - Tooltips appear as applications in panel

I have recently installed Compiz as the compositing and window manager on my Xfce desktop environment. Whenever an application is showing me mouse-hover tooltips, these tooltip frames appear as ...
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USB does not work, but does sometimes in XUBUNTU

I have found that between decrypt disc and start of Xubuntu the USB ports sometimes work, sometimes does not. It is even more strange as the USB sometimes work after a restart. That is booting the ...
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How to correctly install Compiz on XFCE 4.12?

As I understand, Compiz can be installed as the compositing-manager on various desktop environments. I am using Ubuntu Studio 15.10 with XFCE 4.12 and I want to install Compiz in its basic ...
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xfce in xubuntu_desktop

My question is not actually related to window appearance, icons and installed themes. I do not know why, but xubuntu is really more pretty that standart xfce as for me. All icons in panels looks ...
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How do I apply color profiles in Xfce?

In GNOME, you can use GNOME Color Manager. But how can I do this in Xfce?
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XFCE: Drag-and-drop pointer stuck on some windows

In some programs like SMPlayer and Clementine when dragging the window with the mouse (for example by accidentally clicking on the program window instead of the media progress bar), the mouse pointer ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 User login stuck

Ubuntu 15.10 fairly fresh install, few changes (nothing major) with a few user accounts. I noticed that the wallpaper with My company logo was showing as the log on screen for all users, it used to ...
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How to fix a constantly-crashing/freezing/disconnecting VNC server?

I am running tightvnc server on my Ubuntu machine, which I connect to from my Macbook, which then runs an XFCE virtual desktop (i.e. not the main Ubuntu desktop that shows up on the monitor connected ...
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Thunar (xfce file manager) leaves its process

Whenever I open thunar (not my default file manager) and then close it, the process still exists (occupying ~40Mb according to the task manager). Is there any way to prevent it from happening each ...
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Compton: Incorrect shadow display (favourite settings)?

I am experiencing problems with the shadow display of the Compton composite manager. In certain situations, the frame for the shadows exceeds the window it is applied to, leaving a visible border and ...
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Hybrid-graphics - screen tearing only while using AMD. Why?

On my laptop I have two graphics cards: integrated Intel and dedicated AMD. The problem is that I experience screen tearing when I'm using a web browser, no matter what drivers (open-source/...