Installing Ubuntu and then XFCE or Xubuntu?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 29, 2012
Quick question: Is it better installing Ubuntu then XFCE environment, or just install Xubuntu from scratch?
Will one option present any performance load to the system versus the other? Or more un-needed installation files than the other?
Installing DropBox Ubuntu 9.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 1, 2009
So I've installed and am using Dropbox successfully on my laptop with Ubuntu 9.10 but when I try to install it on my Desktop (also Ubuntu 9.10) I have problems. The package downloads and installs fine but then when I go to
Applications > Internet > Dropbox it says I must download the proprietary daemon and so I click OK. It then stalls for a while before giving me "Trouble connecting to Dropbox servers. Maybe your internet connection is down, or you need to set your http_proxy environment variable."
I am using a proxy which I set using:
System > Preferences > Network Proxy
I'm not sure what the problem is. A solution would be appreciated.
how do you autostart programs with GNOME ubuntu?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 9, 2007
I got the vannila ubuntu desktop installation, and i require that a VNC program starts immediatly. I have auto login enabled, following instructions at bit-tech: Build your own server
unfortunately, they are using Xubuntu with Xfce desktop manager, and I am using Gnome with Ubuntu. everything else has worked out fine, but I am in need of a way to have this program autostart. I am new to the whole ubuntu file system, so any instruction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
[SOLVED] Minimal Install + XFCE Won't Mount USB or CDROM
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 29, 2012
I know this question has been addressed before on this board, but I was unable to find an answer that worked for me after extensive searching.
I just did a minimal install of Ubuntu and XFCE (not Xubuntu, just minimal Ubuntu, with only the packages xorg, gdm, xfce and thunar-volman installed). I cannot get Ubuntu to automount my CDROM drives or USB drives. It recognizes the USB drives with fdisk:
sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders, total 2930277168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000683b1
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 2914025471 1457011712 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 2914027518 2930276351 8124417 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 2914027520 2930276351 8124416 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Why I chose Dropbox
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 25, 2012
I have recently spent some time trying to chose the best cloud storage for my needs. I primarily tried out dropbox and ubuntu one. I chose dropbox, but I thought I would share the reasons why, as the developers behind Ubuntu One might want to know why I chose not to go with ubuntu one. I find it unfortunate that ubuntu one didn't fit my personal needs as I would have liked to support Canonical by purchasing one of their products, and I will therefore move to ubuntu one once it meets my personal needs.
The main reason I chose to go with dropbox was the excellent indicator applet that comes with it. By clicking it I am presented with all the information I want such as how many files remain to be uploaded, upload speed and how many percent before completion. With ubuntu one I barely get any usefull information without having to resort to the terminal. The only applet I get is nothing more than a launcher for the ubuntu one application, which I already have in my dock, so I don't even s
How to autostart apps with sudo priviledges
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 17, 2012
When I auto start Jupiter (power saving on eeepc) it doesnt work properly - key settings made in the menu have no effect.
It does work properly if I run "sudo jupiter-run"
Is there a way to autostart apps with sudo priviledges?
How to install Xfce without xubuntudesktop or ubuntustudiodesktop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 2, 2012
I want to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop (original Xfce 4.10, without extras). I too want to keep Unity (and Unity 2D) on my computer. Are the xfce-meta package great for that?
Thanks in advance!
HOWTO: Install Xfce Themes
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 1, 2006
This is a guide to installing Xfce Themes in Xubuntu 6.06.
Themes are normally distributed in .tar.gz, .tar.bz2 or .zip archives.
Using The GUI
Download the themeExtract the theme into a folder using Xarchiver (or whatever archiver you use)Then copy that folder into ~/.themes (create this directory if it doesn't exist)
Using the Terminal
Download the theme
tar xzvpf yourtheme.tar.gz
(or unzip yourtheme.zip)
Alternative Terminal Method
Download the theme to your home directory
tar xzvpf yourtheme.tar.gz
(or unzip yourtheme.zip)
cp /yourtheme/ /.themes
You should now see the theme in User Interface Settings!
Make sure that the theme is extracted into a directory, and that it's all there.Maybe try moving it to /usr/share/themes/ using sudo. This is useful if you want other users and system utils (ones that ask for a password) to be able to use the theme too.
Permission is hereby granted
Create Ubuntu 12.04 kiosk with XFCE (revised)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 6, 2013
Create a Linux Kiosk with XFCE and Xubuntu
Version 2, February 2013
Ubuntu User Charles-2007
Objective: a freestanding, hardened PC that connects only to whitelisted web sites (for example, as an OPAC “card catalog” station in a library). Disclaimer: this is less of a HOWTO and more of a “how I baked cookies using simple, plain ingredients.”
+Note: when finished setting up the station, remember to password the BIOS and perhaps disable peripherals (CD drives) from the BIOS as added security. Back up the installation either to a separate partition on the hard drive or to a USB flash drive (even better) using Clonezilla or equivalent.
+The following assumes a clean install on an empty drive. Prior to installation, optionally use GParted to partition the hard drive (to create a partition to serve as a backup or for alternative use).
+Install Xubuntu 12.04 (Ubuntu with the XFCE desktop) using the default parameters. I attempted this with 12.10 and found it too challengi
Howto: Using Compton for tearfree compositing on XFCE or LXDE
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 12, 2013
I've always grappled with one major issues when using lightweight DE's like XFCE or LXDE: Video tearing. For me there is nothing more annoying then seeing tearing when watching video in my local video player or in flash player, and seeing ugly tearing when scrolling in firefox. XFCE's built-in xrender based compositor does nothing but exacerbate the issue, and the intel driver's "TearFree" option performs rather poorly.
The obvious solution to this is using an opengl compositor. In the past I had been using compiz in XFCE, which worked but left a lot to be desired when it came to integrating with XFCE and general bugginess; and the last straw is that in 13.04 it seems rather unusable when used outside of unity (severe bugs such as unclickable window decorations), so I searched for another solution. I then found compton: https://github.com/chjj/compton. Compton is a very lightweight compositor that is based on xcompmgr (its a fork of xcompmgr-dana). Compton features a stable
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