A lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
1k views

Empty desktop after installing xrdp on Centos 6.5 with XFCE as window manager

I followed the directions to install xRDP from this site (http://ajmatson.net/wordpress/2014/01/install-xrdp-remote-desktop-to-centos-6-5/) When I RDP from Windows -> Linux, I successfully enter ...
8
votes
1answer
10k views

Debian Live-CD user password

I am trying to use Debian live from an USB, however I do not succeed in logging in… What is the standard user and password to get access? I have tried searching this question on the internet and ...
0
votes
1answer
275 views

weird bug with xfce4: menu panel font very small

I am using debian wheezy with xfce4. With some applications I am experiencing a weird phenomena: The menu panel sometimes has a very tiny font (see Picture). This doesn't happen every time and only ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

Xfce sound level applet works wrong

I have installed Xfce4 on Debian testing. I'm using ALSA for sound driver. If I decrease volume level by using sound control applet in Xfce panel, there is no problem till "zero level". If I decrease ...
2
votes
1answer
570 views

How do I get the menu bar to reappear

This sound like a really simple thing, but it has me stumped. I was using Thunar file manager on my Xfce desktop and I wanted to try it without the menu bar at the top (the one with File, Edit, View ...
1
vote
1answer
873 views

Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Muting and unmuting sound with mutebutton

I'm running the testing branch of debian with codename Jessie and xfce as desktop environment on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410. When I press the mute-button, it mutes pulse-audio and alsa, but when I press ...
0
votes
1answer
332 views

Switching from Xorg to console does not work

I am running Debian testing with Xfce. When I boot the machine I can see some usual booting messages, the last message is this: Waiting for /dev to be fully populated ... After a short time (1-2 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Set lightdm user picture

How can I set user pictures on Debian with lightdm? Xfce does not seem to have a GUI facility for user management at all. I have tried installing gnome-system tools that contains user management ...
1
vote
1answer
682 views

Switch User won't work in Xfce

I'm trying to do Switch User in action buttons but gets me following error : Unable to start new display GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
3
votes
1answer
576 views

xmodmap configuration reset after time

I wrote a simple layout changing configuration for xmodmap (Caps/Ctrl swap, and such) and stored the config to $HOME/.Xmodmap. When I run xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap everything works fine, the layout is ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

XFCE on Debian: hiding block devices

I'm running XFCE 4.8 on Debian Wheezy, and I can't find a clean way to hide a block device (system's SATA/SSD drive) on the desktop but still be able to see / mount removable devices via Thunar. The ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

How can I disable selection highlight auto-copying?

I've finally found myself at home in Linux, but there is still one thing that has bothered me since the start, and I have not found a realistic solution: How do I disable the automatic copying of ...
0
votes
0answers
517 views

Xubuntu 13.10 no login screen

I am using the android app so I may not format the question properly. I'm using xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I had a problem recently with var permissions and I solved it like so ...
2
votes
0answers
353 views

delete key doesn't remove selected files

In file manager or on the desktop when I select a file and hit delete key it does nothing. Shift+delete works fine, as well as deleting in text editors. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.4 with xfce desktop ...
2
votes
1answer
104 views

XFCE - find out which command is executed by a given menu item

I would like to know which command is executed when I click on a given XFCE menu item. For instance, in my menu, Applications contains an item Users and Groups, but clicking on it does nothing. I ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

XFCE focus snaps back to under cursor

Not sure how to explain this. In many apps but not all, When there's a drop-down and the mouse pointer is inside it, I cannot navigate the list using keyboard. The focus in the list keeps snapping ...
0
votes
1answer
463 views

Unable to extend desktop with USB display adapter and libdlo

Anyone familiar with using libdlo for DisplayLink's USB display adapters? I've followed the instruction steps from README file of libdlo Install a compatible libusb version (0.13) $ ./configure ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Whisker menu remove keyboard shortcut

Using Linux mint 16, with XFCE as desktop environment. I have a problem removing the default keyboard shortcut (Super_L), for opening the Whisker menu. The shortcut shows up in Application shortcuts, ...
3
votes
1answer
170 views

GTK Frontend for locate

I am a heavy user of the locate tool, which is part of the findutils package. It's fine to use it on command line, but sometimes I would also like to search for a file (as fast as with locate) within ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Where to find default bindings for special keys

My keyboard has special keys, like for sound muting or launching the web browser. With my stock Xfce 4.10 installation on Debian testing (Jessie) these keys are automatically mapped, so I didn't ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Command works from a terminal but not in .profile

I included this command in my .profile file: xfce4-power-manager --no-daemon. The .profile runs at startup as expected, but it's unable to run this command (which is the last in the file, so other ...
0
votes
0answers
417 views

Chromebook Series 3 xfce4 can't boot

My Chromebook Series 3 xfce4 can't boot. When I try to enter xfce4 using sudo startxfce4, I get the following response and xfce4 wont start. sudo startxfce4 Entering /usr/local/chroots/precise... ...
1
vote
2answers
154 views

how to get tornado 211g (ACX111) working in mint 13 xfce?

I have mint 13 xfce installed on my thinkpad r31. For this laptop, I have a Tornado 211g pcmcia wireless adapter. This is not installed automatically in Mint and I am searching for a way to get this ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to go back to original top panel in Debian Mint xfce?

Changes to the top panel in LMDE w/ xfce have corrupted the formatting; everything is flush left now. Unable to get the time, window switcher and other items to go flush right. How do I revert to the ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

How do I create a GUI application launcher for xfce4-terminal with fish but inheriting the environment variables from bash?

If I run fish from a bash prompt, it will inherit the environment variables I have set in my .bashrc and .profile files, including the important $PATH variable. So far so good. Now, I want ...
2
votes
1answer
337 views

Why can't I disable some of the services in system-config-services?

I'm developing a kiosk like PC so it doesn't need most of the services. Questions Why can't we disable some services showed in system-config-service? Is there any way to disable all (or at least ...
1
vote
2answers
731 views

Where to I copy mouse cursor themes in xfce 4.8

I'm running Debian wheezy, xfce 4.8. Where do I copy mouse cursor themes I downloaded from xfce-look? If you can give me the location to copy themes, icons, and cursors I would really appreciate it. ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

Change confirm-box default positions

I would like to change default position of confirm boxes. For example: When I clicking on Shutdown button, the confirm box position is located on Top-Left by default. How do I change default ...
5
votes
2answers
7k views

How to lock my session in Xfce?

I am looking a simple way to lock my session in Xfce (Debian Unstable). I don't want to have to write my password at every wake-up but I want to be able to press to a shortcut (which launches a ...
0
votes
0answers
403 views

Skype notifications with dual monitors

I went and installed Arch Linux with XFCE4 and it all went fine until I installed Skype. It went to the tray etc but I had 2 problems really. Once I right clicked the icon on the tray, half of the ...
3
votes
1answer
829 views

tslib: mouse cursor moves in the opposite direction to selection box

I'm using tslib/xf86-input-tslib on an ARM box with Debian 7. ts_calibrate and ts_test are working properly. The problems occur in Xfce. When I touch the screen and move the finger, I see, that mouse ...
2
votes
3answers
666 views

How to execute applications in existing X window from virtual console?

I run Debian Wheezy and have Xfce as my X-Window Manager on virtual console 7, which starts up automatically. Once I've logged on and I'm using the xfce interface, is it possible for me to press ...
1
vote
1answer
153 views

How to run the file-copy dialog of thunar, or anything similar to use?

I'm trying to create a Send To menu for thunar, which copies a file (%F) to a fixed location. In KDE4 I could use kioclient copy command, but what about other environment? Does thunar has something ...
1
vote
0answers
81 views

Configure Cent OS 6.4 so that desktop persists after closing VNC session?

I want to configure my newly bought VPS to be able to automatically boot into the Xfce window manager and let users connect to it via VNC and still keep the window manager running after the user ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I automatically update my monitor layout in XFCE?

I have a laptop that's normally docked to a large monitor. When docked, I want to use the large monitor as the primary display, with the laptop screen as a secondary display off to the right. When ...
6
votes
1answer
9k views

Why doesn't my screen lock in XFCE?

I'm trying out XFCE on Arch Linux, and for some reason the Lock Screen option in the session menu doesn't do anything. Neither does running xflock4 at the command line (it exits 0 with no output). ...
0
votes
1answer
200 views

How to remove popup window when changing volume in XFCE

When I am changing sound volume in XFCE, it always shows this popup at the top right corner: How to get rid of it and all the similar popups?
1
vote
0answers
432 views

Blank screen after logging out of XFCE

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux with a few packages, including XFCE. I started XFCE using startxfce4, then used XFCE to Log Out. But now all I have is a blank screen. How can I get my prompt ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Stop browser window from switching workspace and getting focus when opening a link?

(I just switched from Gnome 2 to Xfce 4, so I have still to find my way around how Xfce works.) Iceweasel is opened on Workspace 1, Icedove is opened on Workspace 2. I click at a link in Icedove, ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Open xfce “window manager” settings from command line

How do you open the window manager settings from the command line? I'm trying to modify my keyboard shortcuts, but when i click the applications menu -> settings -> window manager nothing happens. ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Linux Mint XFCE, command to launch menu

What is the command that launches the whisker menu in the Linux Mint xfce edition. For another distribution that used xfce it was xfce4-popup-whisker menu but that doesn't seem to work. I would like ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a update manager whitout gnome dependencies for xfce?

I'm looking a update manager for Debian Xfce. I installed xfce on a computer which will be use by laypersons. Therefore, I want another way (graphical) to launch apt-get update && apt-get ...
1
vote
2answers
354 views

Increase space between icons in xfce notification area

Is it possible to increase the space between the icons in the xfce notification area? I want to change the spacing so that the notification area looks like the indicator plugin on the left (see the ...
1
vote
0answers
371 views

Configuring what commands xfce4-session-logout runs

The suspend command run when selecting ‘suspend’ from xfce4-session-logout does not work on my machine. I need it to run s2ram -f -a 1. Where do I change what is being run to suspend the system?
3
votes
1answer
584 views

Replacing LXDE with XFCE, startx issues

Apologies if this seems straight forward but I've recently downloaded XFCE to replace LXDE environment on my raspberry pi running raspbian. I did this by using sudo apt-get install xfce4 and ...
0
votes
0answers
131 views

Unable to login to Linux box running Xfce using LXDM login manager

I am running a Linux box with the LXDM login manager and Xfce as my desktop environment. Every time I login, this is the screen I get: If I enter the right password, the system logs me in without ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

What bit of the xfce DE controls the wallpaper?

I want to have the glmatrix xscreensaver running as my desktop background, which works well on pure openbox, but in xfce I need to kill whatever is is running the root window (as far as I understand). ...
5
votes
2answers
623 views

Convert one Fedora spin into another?

How do I convert an existing Fedora system into another spin? Example: You have installed from the KDE live image and now want to switch to Xfce. Is something like # yum group install 'Xfce ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Adding XFCE to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon?

I installed mint-meta-xfce package on an existing Cinnamon installation but it doesn't look anything like a standalone installation of Linux Mint 15 Xfce. It appears to be using the default Xfce ...