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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 ...
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How to block the xfce desktop right-click mouse menu

I have a Linux Mint 14 machine and want to child-proof it. My main concern right now is the menu that appears when I right-click on any empty desktop space. I want to eliminate it from appearing.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to show full names on desktop in XFCE?

I am new to XFCE so forgive me if I am missing something dead simple, but... Let's say I have an icon on desktop "personal folder". What I actually see is the icon and "perso..." -- so the question ...
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Arch Linux and xfce4 working strange after system upgrade

I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I've been running Arch Linux and Xfce4 smoothly for several months but suddenly after a full system upgrade in which the system asked me to replace ...
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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 ...
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Linux Mint 13 Xfce window button disappeared & no mouse cursor in text mode

I am using Linux Mint 13 Xfce version on VBox. After one month without any problem suddenly today I noticed that the min-max-close buttons on all windows have disappeared. Secondly, I can write in ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Thunar file manager: Sort by column keyboard shortcut?

I'm using Xfce 4.3 and the lightweight Thunar file manager. I often change file listings between Sort by Date Modified and Sort by Name. But it seems the only way to do this is by clicking the column ...
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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... ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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change Xfce4 brightness notification position

Is it possible to change the xfce4-notifyd brightness notification positioning? Example: position brightness notification like volume change notification (in my case in the upper right corner). Is ...
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How can I change the background of the Xfce notification area

How can I change the background of the Xfce notification area? Changing the background color of the whole Xfce4-panel doesn't work as expected and now it looks like this: How can I change it?
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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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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 ...
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Custom keyboard layout is reset to default after standby or reboot

I designed a keyboard layout for myself, after I run xmodmap it works OK, but after standby or reboot, the layout turn back to qwerty. How can I set it as default? My OS is Debian Wheezy with XFCE4. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I change which file manager dropbox opens with by default?

I installed Xubuntu on a new laptop I got, and this being my first time using xfce, I accidentally told my dropbox folder to open with nautilus (coming from ubuntu) and not thunar. Now it will not ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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xfce4 loses title bars on all windows

I'm running Debian Wheezy using gdm3 as window manager and xfce4 as desktop environment. Every so often, when I login, the desktop environment starts OK, but all windows are missing the title bar and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 solve window manager problem in Linux Mint 14 Xfce after installing LXDE?

I like the way Xfce works on top of Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Quantal) - but I also like LXDE that I want to have in parallel. Mint 14 has no LXDE "version" now, and that is too bad. I heard that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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i3 and XFCE: how to get rid of the Desktop container, float windows and shutdown the machine?

I'm using the i3 Window Manager, and am quite happy so far, but I have a few issues. Using XFCE, my "Desktop" is seen as a separate container (window). That means that when I open a new program in ...
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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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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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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 ...