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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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When opening a terminal, I can't type without clicking it first [closed]

In Xfce4 with CentOS 6, when I double click on the terminal icon to open the terminal, I can't start typing in it unless I click in the terminal once. It's as if the window is not selected or ...
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How to configure graphics tablet to use just one monitor with XFCE?

The graphics tablet I use, works as expected with Gnome 3. I can use absolute positioning on my multi monitor setup. I've set one of my two monitors to be used with the graphics tables. This way, if ...
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Skype won't start on xfce with Slackware 64 bit multilib

I'm trying to install Skype under Slackware 14.0 x64 multilib with xfce 4.10 but I get issue that I can't resolve. I have installed various versions of Skype (static, dynamic, newer, older, etc.) but ...
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cannot open display “default display” in Linux Mint 15

I have a really strange problem, i rebooted my laptop running Linux Mint 15 with XFCE and unexpectedly it doesn't show the login screen instead i see tty1. The strange part is, that i haven't changed ...
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Where does xfce4 hold its application references?

I just started up an application that created an shortcut icon in the applications menu of xfce4. However, I moved the entire application to /opt (This is a good place to put non native package ...
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How to use Super-L instead of Alt in XFCE for resizing/moving windows?

In XFCE, when holding down Alt and then clicking anywhere in a window with the left button will move that window (as if by dragging the title bar), or resize the windows when clicking and dragging ...
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Xfce and Xscreensaver doesn't seem to consider keyboard activity “activity” - how change?

After I upgraded from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy, the combination of Xfce and Xscreensaver doesn't seem to consider keyboard activity to be user activity. Since I sometimes use only the keyboard for ...
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Cross button became invisible after installing compiz

I'm using Linux Mint with Xfce 14. I installed an old version of Compiz by mistake, but it was working fine. Then I decided to install the latest version, but after installing it the "Close" and ...
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What handles notifications in a pure Openbox environment?

I'm running Debian and logging in straight to Openbox. I'm sure that I sometimes receive notifications, which I can actually theme and modify through Xfce's notification settings manager, but what is ...
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Do all distrbutions have the same drivers for ATI cards?

The problem is that my fan is too loud and working nonstop on my desktop. I have tried so far: Ubuntu 13.04, Linux Mint 15 and I had in both the same fan problem (nonstop working fan and very ...
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Does any Linux distribution support setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity?

I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15 and both DO NOT HAVE optinos for setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity. They had only mouse acceleration and sensitivity, but the scroll wheel speed you ...
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Replacing xfce with awesome in Xubuntu

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 with xfce 4.10. I'm trying to entirely replace xfce 4.10 (not uninstall, but replace) with awesome. So far, I have yet to even get awesome to run. The steps that I have tried ...
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XFCE keyboard layout switcher broke .Xmodmap Caps Lock remapping

I have successfully remapped Caps Lock to Enter, using ~/.Xmodmap: clear Lock keycode 66 = Return Remapping scancode for Caps Lock But after switching to XFCE and installing keyboard switching ...
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X high CPU when using Java applications

Only recently, my Freemind program has become extremely sluggish and unresponsive (big lag) when moving my mind map around. I use Arch Linux with xfce4. Freemind is made with Java. If I move the mind ...
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Save display settings for specific monitor

When i'm connecting an external Monitor to my notebook (specs below), whether with VGA or Displayport, I always have to configure the screen resolution and display position. At the moment i'm doing ...
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How to change the style of the analogue clock in XFce?

The XFce4 clock applet has an option to display an analogue clock. I found that this clock is not easy to read and the appearance does not match the rest of the desktop. Is there any way to configure ...
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How to add a launcher that compiles some code in a terminal in XFce?

I have a few files on my computer that I need to compile frequently while editing, e.g.: context file.tex I tried to add a launcher to the XFce4 panel that will open xfce4-terminal and compile this ...
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Set dual screen on Fedora

I would like to set dual screen mode on my Fedora 18 XFCE (what I mean is that I want to be able to display different content on every screen). Currently my screens shows the same, i.e. the secondary ...
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Xfce - BackBox Linux 3.05 - Network-Manager Secure connection notification missing

I have just installed backbox 3.05 x64. When i configured OpenVPN I recognized that there is no notification about the established secure connection as it appeared on my Kubuntu KDE and Ubuntu Gnome ...
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How to fix “org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1” error when unmounting USBs in Thunar?

I recently installed Debian Wheezy with XFce4. Whenever I try to unmount a USB, I get this error message: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 ...
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Lock screen after blanking with gnome-screensaver and XFCE

I'm using XFCE4 with Fedora 18 and replaced xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver. I have gnome-screensaver checked in session and startup and xscreensaver unchecked. By using power manager, I have ...
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Xfce: Upgrade from Squeeze to Wheezy broke xfce's user policies

While using Debian squeeze, I was able to allow a user shutdown in xfce by adding users to the powerdev group (see here: xfce: Allow shutdown for non-root users). Now, I upgraded my system to Debian ...
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Single key audio capture in Linux (save on key release)

I'd like to run a program that records audio only when the Right Control key is held down. On keyboard release the result would write to disk as, e.g. yy-mm-dd hh:mm.ogg. How might I do that? $ ...
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Arclinux running xfce4 fails to start

I run archlinux xfce4 with auto-login and auto start. After upgrading today 07-MAY-13 the X fails without leaving a error message in Xorg.0.log.
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How to setup russian input method in Mint 14 xfce 64-bit?

I'm using Mint 14 XFCE, 64-bit. Struggling to setup cyrillic (Russian) input method. Can someone point me good web resources regarding this? Googling didn't help...
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Disable “Recently used” in GTK file/directory selector

Can I completely disable "Recently Used" feature in GTK's file / directory selector? Sometimes programs default to this but since it's not useful in my work-flow and with the way I organize my ...
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Reorder items in an XFCE4 menu

In the Application menu, the "Lock Screen" item is misplaced, does anyone know how to place it just above "Log Out"? Shows "Lock Screen" somewhere in the middle but should appear near the bottom, ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not saving Settings after reboot; Mint 14 XFCE

I am running Linux Mint 14 with xfce on my Asus UX31A and switched to gnome-settings-daemon, because this way all the function keys work out of the box. Disabled XFCE Volume Daemon as advised here: ...
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Multimedia keys (Fn+[F1..F12]) don't work anymore after upgrade

I'm experiencing a strange issue with the multimedia keys on Archlinux with XFCE 4. I used to change the sound level with FnF11/F12 keys but after a reboot, I'm not able to use it anymore. Moreover, ...
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Window buttons (minimize, maximaze, close) are not visible in Xfce

Everytime I start my laptop my GUI is "broken" - windows don't have the top border with close, minimize and maximize buttons. I know I can run xfwm4 --daemon but it is really bothering to do that on ...
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Shortcuts in Xfce are not working anymore

After few weeks of using Xfce I suddenly ran into following problem - my keyboard shortcuts are not working when I am using two monitors (actually one monitor and notebook itself). When I unplug ...
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Xfce4 WaveLAN plugin doesn't work - permission problem?

I've just made fresh install of Arch Linux on my EEEPC, and I have problem with Wi-Fi panel icon in Xfce. After clicking it, nothing happens, and what should happen is a window opening where i can ...
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XFCE4 Open PanelMenu via shortcut

I want open the XFCE4-Menu via a keyboard shortcut. I tried to map the command xfce4-popup-menu, but got the error: Failed to execute child process xfce4-popup-menu Then I tried ...
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How to permanently swap esc and caps lock in xfce / xubuntu?

I followed some post a while ago, and it said to make an ~/.xmodmap file like so: ! Swap caps lock and escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = ...
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How to use as default nautilus in XFCE?

I'd like to use nautilus as default in XFCE instead of Thunar, but how can I remove full Thunar. I have already typed sudo apt-get remove thunar gvfs-backends But I still have problems because if ...
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Start a program at the start of xfce

I've installed volumeicon-alsa, I'd like to add in the panel the icon without typing each time that I switch on the computer in the terminal volumeicon but I'd like to let it start at the start of ...
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Error after remove thunar

I'm not a Thunar fan, so I removed it and installed Nautilus. When I try to open picture or folder I have this error What should I do?
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Network Manager doesn't show Wireless connection

I've just installed on my Debian Sid with XFCE4 network manager, but I have a problem, no wireless connection are shown. What Should I do? I used to use wicd but I had problems to connect to free ...
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How to make SLiM not render anything at login prompt?

I've just figured I don't actually need an image when logging into slim, especially if that image is a few megabytes large. Currently they're both set to 1x1 png images, however, then that image has ...
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Theme looks different depending on location in FS?

I am noticing an annoying effect when copying GTK themes and I am unable to explain it. Copying a theme from /usr/share/themes to ~/.local/share/themes results in a new theme that looks different than ...
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Running Darktable under Xfce using specific color style/theme

I tried running Darktable (version 1.0.4-1~bpo60+1 from Debian Squeeze-backports) under Xfce, but I am using a fairly light "Style" theme in Xfce which Darktable didn't work too well with. It seems to ...
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How to run Steam from the Xfce desktop?

I've installed Steam on Debian 7.0 without any hassle, and I can run it by typing steam &. I've set it as a desktop launcher in Xfce, but when I ran it, nothing happened. Then I've check the ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 vs Linux Mint 14 XFCE

How are the distributions Xubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14 XFCE different given that the latter is based on Ubuntu 12.10? Simply the changes made to the XFCE desktop by the Mint team and the choice of ...
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What is the proper use of the term 'session'?

[I hesitated whether to post this in meta or here. But although this involves terminology, it is of general use, not only on this website.] It looks like at least in Xfce 4.10 (with the session ...
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debian/XFCE Virtualbox Guest on a Mac: how to use home and end keys?

So I have a Mac, and rather than boot debian/XFCE directly and have to configure hardware drivers I'm using VirtualBox. This means that my multitouch trackpad works well, and I can jump in and out of ...