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How do I prevent a user from customizing the panel in Xubuntu?

I need to set up one of the accounts in my Xubuntu 11.10 machine as essentially a kiosk. I have set up the desktop and assigned only certain icons to the panel, and now I just want to lock the panel ...
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Is there any way to have several open terminal windows with different themes?

I am used to OSX which lets you do this, and its very usefult to me because I always have at least three terminals, so having a different look for each makes my work easier. Also, is it possible to ...
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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Screen Goes Black/Blank After Trying to Run Xubuntu? [closed]

I just used Wubi to install Xubuntu to my computer. The install seemed successful. I rebooted my computer, and I selected Xubuntu from the options (the two options were Xubuntu and Windows 7, my ...
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Disabling the guest account and session selection in lightdm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the guest session? Is there a way to disable a guest account in (x,k,u,l)buntu's lightdm? Also - is there a way to disable session selection in lightdm? ...
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SYSLINUX? Booting off a Live USB? [closed]

I used Unetbootin to install Xubuntu to a Live USB (a 4 GB SanDisk). By default, I'm running Windows 7 (which is also what I ran Unetbootin on). The computer I'm trying to use to boot off the Live USB ...
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Accessing Xubuntu GUI remotely on linode

I'm ssh'd as root into my linode server and have installed Xubuntu (for Ubuntu 10.04). Now I'd like to use it, but issuing starts brings about the fatal error no screens found. I've installed and run ...
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What is a good wireless usb lan adapter for xubuntu 10.04 and works with usb 1.0?

Hello everyone I wanted to know if you guys know of a good wirelles usb internet adapter. I want to access the internet, but I can't because the desktop is to faraway from my router. To make things ...
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Changing screen brightness

I have a hp pavilion dv6 with xubuntu installed. however there isn't a way to change the screen brightness, i tried the fn plus scroll keys to no avail, any ideas?
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Start autofs on boot

I have autofs all setup, and it correctly mounts my shared directories. However, right now, I have to manually run sudo upstart autofs start after every boot, before the automounting actually works. ...
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Pressing the Power Button does not turn off the computer in Xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 11.10 on a Compaq Presario P4. I am using it headlessly, to serve files. So the way I can turn off the box is by pressing the power button once. But it refuses to do it. Any ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10?

How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10? I do not find any options such as those present in Ubuntu?
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Can I replace the XScreenSaver lock dialog with the version from Gnome-Screensaver

Im using Ubuntu 11.10, with XFCE and xscreensaver, the xscreensaver configurator is nice but the unlock dialog is ugly. I tried gnome-screensaver, but it only gives me a blank screen. So, can I ...
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Replace the Xubuntu 11.10 splash screen

I'd like to be able to replace the Xubuntu 11.10 splash screen that I see on boot with another splash screen that does not have an indicator meter of progress. Is this possible?
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Filesystem remounted at login?

If I open a terminal after booting Xubuntu 11.10 and run the command dmesg I see this message at the bottom: EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0 Do I need to worry about ...
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How do I connect to a server with thunar in Xubuntu?

In Ubuntu running Gnome 2 you were able to select "Connect to Server" from the Places menu and you would get a graphical connection to whatever server you connected to. Example: How can you do ...
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Add global menu / appmenu in xubuntu 11.10 64-bit (like mac/unity)?

I've been looking a lot for this, but I just can't get a global menu to get working on Xubuntu 11.10 64-bit. The best solution I've found is ...
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Enabling Sync to VBLank on Xubuntu

How to enable Sync to VBLANK on Xubuntu? I can't find settings for it. I have Nvidia GeForce 7600 card with proprietary drivers.
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How to rename a user safely?

I've misspelled user name when installing (XUbuntu 11.10) and would like to rename if possible. How can it be done safely?
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Is it possible to use the 'unity-greeter' for LightDM on Xubuntu 11.10?

I was wondering if there is a way to use the 'unity-greeter' instead of 'lightdm-gtk-greeter' for LightDM on Xubuntu Oneiric. I tried installing the unity-greeter package and changing the ...
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How do I enable Alt + middle mouse button window resizing in Xubuntu?

As of the 11.10 release I've switched from vanilla Ubuntu to Xubuntu for a plethora of reasons. Thus far I'm loving XFCE and have nearly everything configured the way I like it. The one thing that's ...
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Will I upgrade to Ubuntu if I use dist-upgrade in Xubuntu?

Will update-manager -d in Xubuntu 11.04 install standard Ubuntu (with Unity and all) or will it just upgrade to Xubuntu 11.10? If anyone did so, did you have experience concerning stability or ...
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Xubuntu 11.04 and CANON PowerShot A470

I have a digital camera CANON PowerShot A470, and Xubuntu 11.04 installed on my PC. When i attach the camera to PC Xubuntu don't mount it, and don't show attached device... How i can use camera on ...
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How to set up XFCE4 XKB plugin to remember settings over reboots?

Following this answer I've installed xfce - xfce4-xkb-plugin to indicate and switch keyboard layouts in XUbuntu. But it resets all the settings (languages I use and a switch layouts hotkey) every time ...
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How to I change from ubuntu to xubuntu?

I've read this Q&A and I'm ready to try it with Xubuntu. That is, I'll go from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. At this moment, my laptop is slow, even after the various optimizations. My question is whether ...
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How do I switch to Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Xubuntu in 11.10 instead of Unity, how do I install it and switch to it?
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Disable changelog for apt-get upgrade?

I'm on a relatively slow network, also I don't really care about changelogs, but each time I'll wait for longtime till updates are installed, just for loading changelogs from remote server. How can I ...
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How to install ubuntu unity interface , from xubuntu installation?

I wanted to try out unity interface , but currently xubuntu is installed , which package should i install ? I tried to install "unity" package directly , but the unity panel on left won't show up
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How to set up transparent background in XFCE terminal?

I can't find the option to make the terminal background transparent :-( Any idea where can it be?
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How to set up keyboard layout switching and indication in Xubuntu?

I use 3 different languages (English, Czech and Russian) every day. I'd prefer to switch (preferably globally, I don't like per-window) between them with Left+Alt+Shift. I'd also like to see the ...
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How to remove the user name from XUbuntu session menu panel applet?

I never need my user name to be shown on the desktop as I am the only one to use my computer. I'd prefer if there would be something like a shutdown icon instead of the user name to open the session ...
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How do I stop XFCE4 from respawing programms running at logout on login?

I disabled the checkbox "Save Session automatically" in Preferences => Session. Still all the programms start but I don't want them to. Oh, strange thing: The Windowmanager does not start. I've got ...
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How to reset the Openbox configuration?

my Openbox does not work any longer. I'm using XFCE4 and the configuration Dialog for window-Decoration is blank and I only have one workspace. I haven't found any standard config in /etc/skel and no ...
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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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Are there 3D effects on Xubuntu? (hardware-accelerated graphics)

Does the default XFCE's window manager offer any 3D eye candy? If it does, how do I enable it after installing the relevant drivers? I want to install Nouveau's experimental 3D driver (which worked ...
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How to enable 2D acceleration (preferably using proprietary graphics driver) on 32bit pae kernel?

I recently switched from the generic 32bit kernel to the pae kernel thus enabling 10GiB instead of 3. After switching I noticed a different GUI behavior: When moving windows, I get ~3 redraws per ...
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Blender Distorted UI

I have just downloaded the latest version of Blender from the website on to my Xubuntu machine, when I open it, I get this: The screenshot below is a zoomed in version of the top left of the screen, ...
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Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu)

I have recently apt-get remove'd xscreensaver and apt-get install'd gnome-screensaver. This appears not to have worked because when I press the Lock Screen menu item, nothing happens. I have tried ...
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How do I create a .xession / .xinitrc file to launch the default Xubuntu-Session?

I'm trying to use SLiM instead of GDM as a login manager, but I fail miserably when creating the proper .xsession / .xinitrc file needed by SLiM. How would a proper .xession file look like to start ...
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Why does the Lubuntu minimum install say that it requires 10.7 GB of available drive space?

I have a 4GB Dell Mini 9. I used UnetBootin following the instructions at pendrivelinux.com. I have tried Xubuntu minimal install, Lubuntu minimal install, and vanilla Lubuntu, and all result in the ...
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Rollback Xubuntu-desktop install: Change GDM Theme

I recently installed xubuntu-desktop but much to my dismay, lots of applications came with it that I didn't want. I apt-get removed xubuntu-desktop but it turns out I had to go through each ...
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How do I enable Compiz in xubuntu?

I would like to use Compiz in Xubuntu (under xfce obviously). I have seen this tutorial: http://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/11/run-compiz-with-xfce4/ Firstly, this didn't work well for me, because when ...
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How to convert Ubuntu to Xubuntu

I've been having enough problems with Unity that I've actually installed Xubuntu fresh on my laptops. Unfortunately, my main desktop was upgraded over the net from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 and, even ...
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How to install XFCE (Xubuntu) from Ubuntu without uninstalling Ubuntu-Desktop

How can I install Xubuntu (Xfce) in Ubuntu without uninstalling the Ubuntu-Desktop component. The same way as installing Kubuntu but having the option to change between desktops (KDE or Gnome). If I ...
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XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make ...
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Maximize and undecorate all apps in Xubuntu

On my netbook I'm running Xubuntu as it works much faster than Unity 2D. I'd like to have all the apps maximized and undecorated, is there any way to do that without Compiz?
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How to get deskbar-applet in Xubuntu?

How to get deskbar-applet in Xubuntu? Or is there any alternative box where I can type for programs/files and they appear? I've installed deskbar-applet but I don't think I can pin it to the Xubuntu ...
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xubuntu 11.10 alpha 3 release?

As far as I know Xubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 was not released due to some problems with the cd image, but will it be released later or is the beta1 going to be the next development release in 11.10 cycle? I ...
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11.04 boot takes over 4 minutes

I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 11.04 on a clean disk. CPU Athlon 64 X2 3600+, 1 GiB of RAM. The machine is about 5 years old and works like a charm normally. Buuut: The normal boot takes about 4 ...
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will using xubuntu decrease my power usage?

I am battling with the absurd power usage of ubuntu 11.04. On windows 7 (which came preinstalled) I can get around 4:30 hours turning everything off (wifi, bluetooth, lowest brightness for screen) ...