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xubuntu 13.10 xfce4-power-manager not working

I found that if xfce4-power-manager does not work if it is started with /usr/bin/xfce4-power-manager, the process is there but no power icon would be shown, the Power Manager in Settings does not work ...
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Xubuntu: how do I automatically mount external NTFS drive with writes allowed?

i would have thought mine was such a common question that there would be a simple solution already built in to xubuntu - but there isnt. i have 2 separate external hard disks and connect them to a ...
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Displaylink udl in xubuntu 13.10

I'm using Xubuntu Saucy Salamander (13.10). I'm trying to connect displaylink wireless monitor with my linux machine. My configuration is Nvidia GT310M Intel HD Graphics for 1st gen i5 processors ...
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How to remove Xubuntu notification style?

I downloaded Xubuntu to try it on Ubuntu. After uninstalling it using sudo apt-get purge xubuntu-desktop I found out that even after that when there were pop-up notifications, it would appear in ...
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make windows float behind xfce panel

I would like to make it so windows maximize behind the xfce panel. basically so that all windows DO NOT treat the xfce panel as a dock. I noticed that if I move the XFCE panel away from the ...
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xfce4-power-manager keeps restarting after suspend

In a clean install of Xubuntu 12.04, the xfce4-power-manager keeps restarting after suspend. If i quit the program and restart it, it keeps restarting. If i quit the program and restartit a few ...
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I can't run steam and I think my nvidia driver is the problem

I have read many, many posts and guides about how to do this, and I am just getting frustrated. I've reinstalled the xubuntu 12.04 half a dozen times. What I would like to do is play games with steam. ...
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cannot install Quick 'n Easy Web Builder 2 on xubuntu 13.10 64-bit

I purchased Quick 'n Easy Web Builder 2 on Ubuntu Software Center, but USC could not install it. I looked at software-center.ubuntu.com and I see PPA fingerprint and license key: what can I do now to ...
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Locate mouse helper in Xubuntu for visually impaired

I can't find a locate pointer feature (anymore) in Xubuntu. Is there an Xubuntu 13.10 (XFCE) alternative for the Show Mouse Accessibility CCSM plugin for ubuntu? My mother is slightly visually ...
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How do I verify the integrity of my installation?

I installed a fresh Xubuntu 13.10, and at the end of the installation, it requested a restart. Just before the restart, a fatal error or something occurred. Is there an event log I can check to make ...
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Publishing to web from Shotwell in XFCE

There are similar questions on this site but none of them answers mine. I have Xubuntu 13.10 with Shotwell installed from Ubuntu repository. I also installed "gnome online accounts" and "signon" but ...
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Xubuntu installer shows no partitions, crashes

I'm trying to install Xubuntu 13.04 on an HP Envy h8-1414 desktop computer running Windows 8. I would like to set it up dual-boot. I downloaded the 64-bit AMD desktop ISO onto a USB device and booted ...
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Can't find Spyder or Ipython Notebook applications after Anaconda install (xubuntu 13.10)

I installed Anaconda 2.7. I can run spyder and ipython notebook from the terminal but I can't find the applications at all from the desktop. Is there a specific place I should look? Should I just ...
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Canon MP600 USB-connected Scanner is not recognized by sane-find-scanner

I have a Canon Pixma MP600, which is supported by xsane with pixma backend. I have Xubuntu 12.04, this is the result of sudo sane-find-scanner -v command: searching for USB scanners: checking ...
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xubuntu 13.10: automount usb sticks

I have a freshly installed Xubuntu 13.10 on the Lenovo T520 laptop. In the Settings Manager — Removable Drives and Media I have the Mount removable drives when hot-plugged and Mount removable media ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 laptop display pop up from sleep?

Upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10 recently and noticed that when I put my Dell D620 laptop to sleep/hibernate (closed lid) the laptop display & configure settings & layout pop up appears? This doesn't ...
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xubuntu desktop breaks on tightvncserver

I have a desktop PC I want to remote desktop to, I also like the concept of virtual displays, so no one can see what I'm doing as I do it unless they connect to the display (as opposed to the standard ...
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Ubuntu dosn't connect to WPA Personal, but does WPA Enterprise

I've used Linux a bit, but I'm still a bit new. I've always had this problem, I'm running Xubuntu, but the last distro that I had was also xfce and had this problem too. Basically, I can connect to ...
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Cryptsetup does not accept passphrase after installation

I used the xubuntu 13.04 installer and selected german keyboard layout. Afterwards i checked that I want to install with encryption via LUKS on a LVM. There I entered my passphrase and the setup ...
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Why screen becames darker when i use 2 monitors?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 and when i try to set 2 monitors if I expand the screen instead of mirroring it, the 2 screens become darker. I don't really know how to explain so I took a print-screen.
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xorg-video-abi-13 dependency problem

I'm trying to install the ATI driver for my Probook 4540s (3000/7650M) according to instructions given in How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers working?. After execute the following command: ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 Dual screen HDMI

Im trying to set up a Dual Screen for my Netbook (Asus EEE Pc X101CH) I tried using 'grandr' but cant seem to get the screens to split. Ive looked around but there doesnt seem to be much on the ...
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Rotating text on a vertical Xfce panel

I just discovered the vertical orientation for Xfce panels, but I'd like the text on the panel applets to be rotated counterclockwise, rather than clockwise. Is this possible?
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Why won't Ubuntu boot with a series 5 ATI along with the Series 6 AMD's?

My setup is as follows: 2 AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series and a ATI Radeon HD 5670 Xubuntu 12.04 64bit and in case it makes a difference my Motherboard is a ASUS Formula IV. The driver versions I have ...
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Xubuntu 12.10; battery drains when laptop lid is closed

I am on Xubuntu 12.10. When I close my laptop lid, the screen goes black as normal, and the normal login window appears when I open it up again. However, I notice that for example, I left my laptop ...
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xubuntu 12.10 how do shortcuts (technically) trigger actions. Trying to debug shortcut randomly stop working

Keyboard shortcuts randomly stops working, it appears to primarily affect shortcuts involving the Alt-key. I have seen this issue in 12.04 as well. I'm now trying to research the issue in more ...
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Ubuntu fails to load after installing fglrx

I am using a Toshiba Satellite notebook with Xubuntu 12.10 x86_64. Just now, I installed the fglrx package to be able to use the propriety drivers for my graphics card. However, once I rebooted after ...
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USB ports not responding in Xubuntu 12.04

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 on an Asus X83V Laptop and a couple days ago, all my USB ports stopped responding, with neither my mouse nor flash drives or any usb devices responding. When I connect my ...
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Synaptics Touchpad : solving 2 finger problem triggered by resting palm

My laptop is: "Lenovo G580" and it comes with a very sensitive touchpad. Specially, when I place my hands comfortably to type, it "thinks" I'm touching the top-left corner. This becomes really ...
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How to automount NTFS usb sticks on Xubuntu 12.10?

I'm running the Xubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo T520 laptop. If I plug a FAT formatted usb stick, it's mounted automatically, but if I plug in a NTFS formatted one, I have to mount it manually. How to ...
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hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Xubuntu 12.04

Following the instructions posted in hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with bumblebee 3.0? Watching videos with hardware acceleration enabled gives me sound but no ...
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How to fully maximize window in Xubuntu by dragging title bar to top edge?

In Xubuntu 12.10, I am able to drag a window title bar to the top of the screen and it will maximize, but it will only maximize the top half of the display. Is there a way so it maximizes to the full ...
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How to change Laptop screen's contrast?

I use Xubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung ultrabook (series 5 ultra). How can I adjust the contrast of the laptop's screen?
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Is there a way to completely remove particular keyboard layout from my Xubuntu?

I have a problem with keyboard layouts in my Xubuntu. It's described in my previous question. I tried many settings and special commands and it seemed to work (that is why I selected my previous ...
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Why is only one CPU detected on a Macbook with a dual-core processor?

I have a January, 2009 Macbook5,2. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz processor. Since installing Xubuntu 12.04, it runs very slowly. The CPU gadget in the top panel shows only 1 dark column to the left ...
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Boot failure after shutdown during upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

During the upgrade process Xubuntu downloaded all of the necessary files then it said I needed to disable the screensaver before continuing. I couldn't get to the screensaver settings, So I shutdown ...
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Files are not being sent to trash but being permanently deleted

When I booted my computer, I noticed: that the Trash icon was missing from File Manager; this message when I tried to delete a file: Are you sure that you want to permanently delete ...
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Xubuntu doesn't allow music to play when I lock screen

If I'm locking my screen with xflock4 while playing some music, the music pauses. However, it resumes as soon as I login again. How do I play my music while my screen is locked?
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Xubuntu 13.10 (Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic) No HDMI Sound

I am a complete noob to Xubuntu. I have been trying all day to get HDMI audio to work, I have a Radeon HD 6800 using a HDMI to TV and I can not do it at all. It shows up in PulseAudio Volume ...
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Xubuntu Netflix compositing issues?

I’ve got this error message while trying opening Netflix on Xubuntu, Compositing is not available, please enable compositing support and relaunch Netflix Desktop. Ive verified online their isnt any ...
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How do I show memory use graphically in the Xfce panel?

Xubuntu has a nice way of showing network data flow in the panel; put the Network Monitor in the panel and choose the network interface. I know that Gnome has a similar feature in its System Monitor ...
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Ubuntu Virtual machine slows down the entire home network

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 in VMware Workstation and when it's on, Other people using the same network say it's being slow. I shut it down and then it's fine. How can I fix this?
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Ubuntu Chromium sometimes doesn't load pages

This is my Chromium version string: 32.0.1700.107 (Developer Build 32.0.1700.107-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20140204.972.1) Ubuntu 13.10 I am having issues with pages loading. Immediately after opening the ...
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Resizing Xubuntu patrition

Ok, here is the problem. I have a Xubuntu in Virtual box. I have resized the machine HD and added the missing space using GParted to the patrition as seen in this picture: After resize the new size ...
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Hide “Places” or “Username” in File Chooser Dialog

Background Making a video-capture of a website demo; part of the demo requires uploading files. Problem The username is displayed in the video, which is a security concern. Question How do you ...
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LightDM configuration files

I have an XUbuntu installation that uses LightDM that for some reason unkown to me went gabooey yesterday - black screen with just the mouse pointer on booting. (TTY's still working.) After much ...
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Loud Beep Occurs Whenever I plug in a USB Drive (and Other Related Anomalies)

Not much of a forum guy, but after weeks of troubleshooting and searching, I haven't resolved this issue. Basically, I have a 500GB 2.5" SATA drive that I keep in an enclosure, which is attached to my ...
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What does this mysql error mean?

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I know the password of my mysql database, but still can't login as root. I try to change the password sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables & I get [1] 8863 mypc ~: ...
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Change background and foreground color of special windows

I'm customizing my Xubuntu theme. With GNOME Color Chooser I can change most of the default option regarding the colours of windows background. But seems that for some special widows like Volume ...
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xubuntu volume multimedia keys not working despite changing the active card

The indicator applet works. alsamixer works. amixer commands work but they won't use notify-osd to display the volume levels. I followed the solution present here: Volume keys are working in unity ...