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xubuntu 14.10 failing to sleep after inactivity - power manager error

After waiting well beyond my scheduled "sleep when inactive" time, the computer is still awake. I wiggle the mouse and unlock the machine to find an error notification in the upper corner, it read as ...
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LTSP Ubuntu thinks I'm a different user, but $USER and $HOME are correct

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 system with the XFCE4 desktop as a fat LTSP client. Ubuntu seems to be under the impression that I'm a different user. When I go into the terminal, the \u portion of PS1 ...
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How to reset display settings in XFCE \ Ubuntu 12.04 and also flgrx drivers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and since I hate unity I installed the Xubuntu package and am using XFCE instead. Since I have a Radeon HD5770 I also installed the fglrx drivers. This all went ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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How to add launchers near username in whisker menu (upper right corner)?

Subj. Currently, there are two items: "all settings", "lock" and "log out". I want to add another one, power off. I created a new item through "edit applications", copied everything from logout ...
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LocalHost Login

So I got into Xfce and so when I want to get out, I press Ctrl+Alt+→ and this screen pops up and it says a bunch of things and at the very bottom it asks for local host log in and I enter my log in ...
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Is there a global menu for the XFCE panel?

It would be very useful, and am thinking of switching to XFCE for the speed.
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Different screen resolutions for each work-space?

I'm using i3-wm on my ubuntu laptop. My screen size is 3200x1800. Which is great for something but horrible for other things. (Netflix vs gvim). I'd like to change the resolution of one of my ...
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Gnome-User-Group manager in xfce is read only

I installed xfce4, it works fine. When launching an application from the menu or icon from desktop it has default user rights. Some tools, like the gnome-user-manger and synaptic, needs root rights ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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How can I get the monitor resolution using the command line?

I would like to find a wallpaper that best suits my resolution. How can I get the resolution just by writing commands in the command line?
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Pause music on middle click at sound-indicator

Is it possible to change middle-click action of sound indicator? I want to be able to pause/resume playback of gmusicbrowser by middle-clicking (or using another mouse combo) on it. Current behavior ...
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How to change desktop font color in xfce when using nautilus to show desktop

I'm trying to change the desktop font color in xubuntu after I replaced thunar with nautilus to be the default file manager. Right now I have gray text color which is not visible on almost any ...
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Is there a task switcher (Alt+Tab) for Xfce that allows to select application using a mouse click?

I feel that the standard task switcher under Xfce isn't very good. For example it doesn't allow you to select an application by mouse clicking on it. On Windows for example, there is a program called ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04, the newest Google Chrome window display transparent and without buttons

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, I have installed Google Chrome long time ago, and every update, now the newest version 40. When I minimize Chrome window and maximize it then the top of the window gets ...
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Is this Cinnamon Panel item also available in Xfce? (or alternative)

I'm still wondering which distro to use. So far I've tried Linux Mint 17 and I liked that, but now I'm onto Xubuntu. In Mint (with Cinnamon) there was a really nifty (and popular) panel item called: ...
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How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio?

I cannot find the settings anywhere do I have to set it through terminal through gconftools or is there some GUI present for it?
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Ctrl+tab stoped working in gedit after installing xfce

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in virtualbox. I recently installed xfce and I have noticed that ctrl+tab stopped working in gedit both in xfce and GNOME. It works fine in Firefox for example. Is ...
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Force tabs redraw in chrome

I use Ubuntu with XFCE4, after an update few weeks ago something has happened to my google-chrome (version>40), when i unminimize the window the title-bar/tab-bar does not redraw, here an example: ...
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Window decorations are permanently lost when windows are maximised

I am using a clean install of Xubuntu, running as a Guest on windows 7 using virtualbox, and default options for XFCE as the window manager. For some reason when I maximise any window (or open a ...
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Setting up a Musicbot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want to set up a TS³ client on my Ubuntu Server, however, every time I want to start the client via my VNC software, it's the same problem: First time I start, no problems. If I restart the client ...
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Xubuntu Desktop Theme Changes after installing Handbrake

I installed Handbrake today and while I was using it I got a notification that the desktop had crashed. I clicked Relaunch and everything changed to a new theme. When I restarted, my original theme ...
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What do I have to take into consideration while searching for a wallpaper? [closed]

I know there are different resolutions of the desktop and the wallpaper, the desktop environment, window manager and display manager can be different. What are the important features I have to put ...
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What applications register icon in Indicator Applet?

In addition to XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon I'd like to now how to get information about what application provide what icons in the indicator applet in xfce4.
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XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon

Question: After doing an update on my Xubuntu: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I found after restarting the following tray icon I was not able to identify: I was guessing that it ...
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play music from vlc on Ubuntu server

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Xfce desktop on top of it and I want it also to play music with VLC. However, no sound is coming out. There's also no sound from other media players I installed for ...
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Can I set up my xfce workspaces differently?

I currently have four workspaces ('Main', 'Game', 'Work', 'Overflow'). In a perfect setup, the 'Game' workspace would have shortcuts (either on the Desktop or in a Panel) for Steam and individual ...
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Power manager GUI settings (not to shut down the display) are not followed

I want my laptop not to turn off monitor when on AC power under any circumstance. And yet it becomes dark after a while - 10 minutes I guess. I think the Xfce GUI settings involved are these here: ...
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Missing icons for headless Xfce session via VNC

I've set up a new server running a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 13.04. I've installed xubuntu-desktop and tightvnc. My ~/.vnc/xstartup configuration file contains the following: #!/bin/sh ...
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Xfce Volume adjusting sound applet for 12.04

Recently I upgraded the Mythbuntu 10.10 to 12.04 which uses Xfce, and realised there is no one click volume adjusting sound applet with a slider, like in 10.10. Is there something else to do this? Or ...
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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 ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 boots to command line instead of GUI. How to get back GUI?

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on my desktop as a dual-boot system with XP. Installed it at first time two days ago and suddenly got this problem. Write my question from good old troubleproof Windows XP (long ...
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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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Integrate Orage Globaltime with Clock

I want to integrate Orage Globaltime into the clock in my xubuntu 14.04. Currently, I have both applications separately. For example, if I click the clock in the panel a calendar appears. However, you ...
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Touchpad not working with xubuntu 14.04

It seems that I have the same problem as these people Asus X550LD Touchpad not working/detected Ubuntu 14.04, but with Asus A55VD. Are there any solution yet? On ubuntu 13.10 with xfce4 I dont have ...
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Change Xubuntu's default text editor globally

There's a lot of tutorials on how to change the default text editor in Unity and Gnome. There's none for Xubuntu/XFCE. How do I change all mousepad's associations to sublime text? I know I could ...
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Xfce keybindings of Super

I have Super+1,2,3,q,w,e as switches for my workspaces. Now I want to bind Super (release event) for xfce4-appfinder. The idea is that if I press Super key and release without any other key presses in ...
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Command to cycle displays in Xfce

One can change displays in Xfce (in 14.04) from GUI by choosing between: Laptop Mirror Displays Extend to the Right Monitor Is there a command to cycle between these options? (So that I ...
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How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?

I've got an laptop with a intel chip, and I'd like to setup dual monitors in Xfce. How do I do this?
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Xfce application finder one Enter keystroke

How to make application finder in Xfce 4 to launch an application with one Enter stroke when one choice is left?
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Changing application icon in window buttons XFCE panel item

I changed the icon for some applications by editing their .desktop item and specifying the new icon. This works, because the new icon is shown correctly in the whisker menu (in the list of favorite ...
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Firefox fonts changed after install ttf-mscorefonts

My question is probably simple but I can't find a way to revert it to the previous state. After installing mscorecofonts (which was installed during pipelight installation) my fonts in Firefox went ...
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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How to increase icon size of xfce4-panel window buttons (panel-tasklist-menu)

After searching for a solution for a few days, I believe that this could be a bug. After increasing the height of the xfce-panel I noticed, that the icons of the window buttons remained small. Because ...
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Issues with Compiz Config Setting Manager and XFCE 4

this is my problem. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE4, but when I want to configure Compiz with CCSM, the plugins that I selected doesn't save when I close the program. In unity work ...
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Xfce ZOOM Function

In Xfce, by default you have the zoom function activated by ALT+(Mouse Wheel). This is fine for me, but I'd want to add another (and not replace) key combination, for my remote command does not have ...
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gnome-screenshot keyboard shortcut not taking screenshots of my entire desktop

I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Using the "keyboard" settings, I have bound my print screen key to the command gnome-screenshot -c -p, and Super+Print to gnome-screenshot -c -p -w. However, when I ...
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Gap between top of window and 'start bar'?

There's a small gap between the top of whichever window I'm using and the 'start bar' (sorry for using windows terminology, I'm not sure what it's called in this case :-s). It's about the same height ...
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Can I set a keybinding to resize a window to half its size, in a chosen direction?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm looking into getting a 40" 4k display and have found how to resize windows down to quarter sections of the screen, but I would like the ability to further resize them down if ...
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Ubuntu Localhost login

I have a chromebook. I just installed Ubuntu xfce. I turned my computer off and turned it back on and when I tried to switch to Ubuntu I get the localhost login thing. I try to login and it says its ...