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I spent hours trying to upgrade and downgrade packages, but the solution appears to have been a lot simpler than that. While researching, I found this question. The specific answer that helped is this one. All I did was: sudo apt-get install xfdesktop4 and after a reboot, the icons and wallpaper appeared on my desktop. I hope this will be helpful for ...


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First, reset BIOS to the default settings: Turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly, about once every second, until the HP Computer Setup opens. Then, under the Main menu, use the down arrow key to select Restore Defaults. Select "yes", click "yes" to save. Reboot. Next, disable secure-boot Immediately press the Escape key ...


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The desktop file is based on a freedesktop.org standard which environments like Unity, Gnome, Xfce, and KDE follow. The desktop environment will interpret the file and run the program based on the file's contents.


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As usual ps axjf shows the tree of running processes. E.g. I am using gnome "fallback" session and clicked MC icon. the tree is: init - lightdm - lightdm - init - gnome-session - gnome-panel - gnome-terminal - mc. Starting it from menu gives gnome-panel to be a parent process that has started your launcher.


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That line is exactly what happens. It says, execute - with the /bin/sh interpretor - the program or script found at /absolute-path/script. You can even try it manually in a terminal, or through the handy alt-F2 dialog, by running /absolute-path/script.


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Check out this guide on launchers and desktop files. Unity Launchers are actually files stored in your computer, with a '.desktop' extension. In earlier Ubuntu versions, these files were simply used so as to launch a specific application, but in Unity they are also used so as to create right-click menus for each application, which you can access from ...


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Following indications from here: Right-click on Xfce panel and navigate to “Panel -> Panel Preferences …. Under Items tab, put “Indicator Plugin” right after the “Notification Area” plugin to improve consistency. Tick the box after “Application Menus (Global Menu)” to hide the menus of VLC, Firefox etc (and let them appear normally in their application's ...


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You need to create a desktop launcher for your program. It must have .desktop extension.Open a text editor first,write necessary lines and then save it with .desktop extension. For example tor.desktop [Desktop Entry] Version= version of the program(like 0.5,etc) Name=tor Comment=tor browser (any comment you wish) Exec=a path to the start command ...


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There is something wrong there. I've installed steam twice on two different systems and I know from experience that when it is installed properly, it performs its own updates, rather obsessively, every time it's opened. I would like to propose you do as I do and only use terminal for those rare occasions when you need to do something you cannot do any ...


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Does that mean anybody with physical access to my machine could reset the password and read the encrypted contents of my home folder? No, home encryption is linked to that password so if I stole your computer and changed the user password, I wouldn't be able to easily (more on that later) decrypt the data. That said, access to recovery mode means ...


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Use full disk encryption instead. And limit physical access to your machine. If someone has physical access to your machine, they could simply steal your disk and take it elsewhere to eventually break the encryption as well.


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Different Ubuntu flavours are mostly Ubuntu with different desktop environments. To try different desktop environments it is not necessary to have separate Ubuntu installations. You can safely install several desktop environments on the same Ubuntu installation. To install a new desktop environment you can follows the instructions in this askUbuntu ...


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mahendra@mahendra-K56CA:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-32-generic 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 6 not fully installed or ...


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To enable/disable the window rollup on mousewheel feature: Open the Settings Manager Scroll down to Other and select Settings Editor Select the xfwm4 option, and check/uncheck the mousewheel_rollup option. This worked for me.


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Your BIOS (or probably UEFI menu if it's an 8.1 system) is the first component of your computer to start, it bootstraps everything else. It will never be affected by an operating system install. Please give us the model of the device, so we can find out what you have to press to make it boot into UEFI/BIOS.


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If you want to restore unity login screen after installing another desktop environment Install unity-greeter and then make it default one by following these steps: Type in the terminal: sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf You'll enter a greeter configuration file. There find the line - greeter-session= unity-greeter If the line does not exit, add it. ...


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Open a terminal and run: sudo apt-get remove lightdm-gtk-greeter && sudo apt-get install unity-greeter This will remove xfce's greeter and make sure the default Unity one is installed.


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running sudo apt-get install fglrx and rebooting seems to have resolved the problem. No idea how this became corrupted to begin with however, appreciate any feedback. I had been logging in remotely from a macbook over my local network through ssh and xrdp (via MS client and via chrome remote desktop ), lost the network connection and when I connected a ...


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Here's an explanation of increasing the border size in the theme: http://sevkeifert.blogspot.com/2014/12/increase-window-border-size-in-xubuntu.html


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You need recompile xfce4-settings with this patch: http://bug-attachment.xfce.org/attachment.cgi?id=5681 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-331/+bug/1308105


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After running the rm -rf command for nearly one hour the file is gone now.


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First of all Whisker menu is a third party application not developed by XFCE team or Xubuntu. And coming to your issue, Whisker Menu doesn't have ability to bind shortcuts to "Release". That means when you try to initiate other shortcuts involving Super Key, then Whisker Menu also pops up. Hopefully developer of this menu integrates this ability. However ...


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Nevermind, I solved it. I disabled "enable application indicator" and magically the tray icon showed in systray area. Thank you anyway!


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Well, after waiting for more than 6 months, the updates I got seem to have solved the problem. Hibernating works now. The only drawback is that after suspending to ram, the sound does not work, though it can be re-enabled by hibernating followed immediately by a wake up.


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Review the list of packages to remove: $ apt-cache depends xubuntu-desktop | awk '/^\s+Depends: /{print $2;}' | column alsa-base inputattach software-properties-gtk xfce4-notifyd alsa-utils language-selector-gnome thunar xfce4-panel anacron ...


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I use KDE, so my /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf is: [SeatDefaults] user-session=kde-plasma greeter-session=lightdm-kde-greeter The reason a lot of you are seeing failures to open ".desktop" is because the upgrade leaves lightdm.conf set with "greeter-session=", which means the greeter name is "". Lightdm adds ".desktop" to whatever greeter-session is set to, ...


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Try this: dpkg -s xubuntu-desktop If you are concerned your version isn't up-to-date: apt-get update apt-get install --only-upgrade xubuntu-desktop


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FWIW - Hibernate seems to work "out of the box" for me on Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon, 64-bit, if it matters) I was pleasantly surprised. But ... This guy seems to recommend disabling it https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/mint-cinnamon-first#TOC-Disable-hibernation-suspend-to-disk-


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It seems a better solution is coming, and if you want to get your hands dirty you can try building it now: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1240940 Personally, I've just swapped out the wifi module in my laptop until the driver for this one in the standard kernel works a little better :-)


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Try to plug it into on of your USB 3.0 ports (xhci_hcd) if you have one. I have the same issue when I plug my zenfone into any of my USB 2.0 ports (ehci-pci), it just detects the phone but doesn't mount it.


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About the original question: I too am an xfce user and am somewhat visually impaired. I use the red pointer, but often can't find it in a cluttered desktop. Then I just use Alt+F1 which pulls up a file manager menu box. I don't need it, but it's always placed on the desktop with the cursor at one of its upper corners. Once I've located the cursor, I just ...


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This is an issue with either your BIOS or your boot medium. Xubuntu has no way of preventing your system from booting up off of external media. Once you configure your boot device order in your BIOS and ensure that you have enabled booting from any sources that you wish to boot from, the BIOS will follow the following process at system startup: From this ...


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How I do a main Xubuntu update: Download the (latest) version of Xubuntu that you want. Copy it on a removable storage device. Boot your device with Xubuntu in it. Click on Install Ubuntu. Update your system via the "Update Ubuntu" option in the installer.


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There is the 'Directory Menu Plugin' which does this and comes pre-installed with the panel itself. Integration into the existing application menu is not possible.


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You can uninstall android studio by issuing udtc --remove android from your console. Be aware that it won't ask you for confirmation


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Disabling of "wistron_btns" also work on Acer Travelmate 2420 & Ubuntu 14.04. Tested Bootloader Kernel line" "apm=power_off" and "acpi=force", both of them worked.


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Check dropbox filestatus. it hogs cpu and memory when someting goes wrong. in my case the problem was in teamviewer file structure. Good luck!


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Since you don't have a lot of RAM, Xubuntu or Lubuntu will definitely give you a better experience. You may want to try out Mint XFCE (http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=22). I have it installed on lesser computer than the one you have and the experience is very smooth. They have just released 17.1 but the XFCE version is not yet available. You can also ...


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It turns out that the indicator-sound package was missing. This probably occurred as a result of purging pulseaudio to fix its issues. Reinstalling it immediately made it available.


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You can try to reset Skype config running this in a terminal: mv .Skype/ .Skypeold and test after really stopping skype: killall skype Also look this page from Skype faq


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Try installing - pavucontrol to the system and check that resolves the issue, if pavucontrol is already there, try reinstall it once and restart the Skype again. Command to reinstall - pavucontrol sudo apt-get install --reinstall pavucontrol,


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Found this solution on WebUpd8 - sudo sed -i 's/^Exec=.*/Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype %U/' /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop The command above replaces "skype" from the Skype desktop file with "env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype", this being a work-around for getting Skype to work with PulseAudio 4.0.


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For me the same issue, this question is asked many times, I found many solutions, none worked for me, until I swithed off the hardware accelleration in Crome. See http://www.solveyourtech.com/turn-hardware-acceleration-google-chrome/


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EDIT: maybe i got the solution. The problem seems to be cpufreqd (daemon) wich was installed after update. I removed it and instlled acpi (although the acpid was still there)... So, removing cpufreqd seems to solve my problem


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xfce4-settings-manager is your friend. Close all thunar windows start xfce4-settings-manager from the console locate thunar on the left hand tab check last-menubar-visible open a new thunar window done. Bonus: memorize the shortcut key for your locale :)


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Please use the following answer to sort your Broadcom problems first: Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers If afterwards you still have problems, come back here and comment on this answer.


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The shortcut for disabling and enabling the menu bar in my German version is Ctrl+M. Try that.


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That looks like it might even be in the "Indicator Plugin" if not the "Notification area". Did you check the settings for both of those, and the settings for anything else that shows up in the Panel Preferences Items near there, like the battery monitor? You might be able to hide it if it's hiding in another (adjacent?) Panel Item.


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I don't see the unallocated space. But yes, using parted to move your extended partition boundaries and then to recover the partitions inside. note where they are supposed to be.


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Yes, you should be able to resize your extended partition (just sda4) to include free space on either side of it (adjacent to it), after shrinking/resizing sda3. An extended partition can hold many other partitions, it's like a container for "more than just 4" partitions. I think if you didn't already have an extended partition you would have to delete one ...



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