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GVim asks for passphrase on every action when using scp

I want to use my vim config when editing files, but there are at least 5 different servers right now where I have to edit them. Of course I could use console (where I set up ssh-keys and and have a ...
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Can't access server sound card when vnc'd into ubuntu server

I've set up my ubunutu 10 server with xfce, nxserver, and now tightvncserver so that I can control it remotely from my Windows 7 laptop. NX is working fine for remote access, but when I run (for ...
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NX Client for Windows 7 Opens Remote Desktop in Multiple Windows

What I'm trying to do: access my Ubuntu desktop remotely via NX Client on my Windows 7 laptop. My environment: server: Ubuntu 10.10 on AMD 1Ghz/512MB RAM PC client: Windows 7 on ThinkPad ...
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XFCE not restoring xterm position on login

I really like xterm and could really like XFCE, but the two don't seem to play well together. In KDE if I log out and back in, my xterms will be restarted in the same position as when I left. It ...
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invert colors on X (or xfce4)

Is there a way to invert colors in X. It would be even more useful if the answer was something I could bind to a keyboard shortcut(a command and not a setting that will require a restart if X).
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How do I use a modified keyboard layout in xubuntu?

I have created a modified xkb symbols keymap that I want to use in my xubuntu installation but I can't see it in the list of layouts in the settings dialog. I put partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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In what files in the home dir does xfce store the user config data?

In what files/dirs in the home dir does xfce store the user config data? Or if you like. What files do I need to restore from backup in order to restore my xfce desktop with all the different ...
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How to restore the xfce panel settings?

The xfce panel has disappeared. When I run xfce4-panel the panel starts and works like a charm, but shows: (xfce4-mixer-plugin:1816): libxfce4mixer-CRITICAL **: xfce_mixer_get_track: assertion ...
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Using XFCE4 with awesome

When I got tired of using the standard XFCE window manager, xfwm, I simply installed openbox and selected "XFCE/Openbox" session in the GDM login screen. This was very convenient because I didn't want ...
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How to know the corresponding command line cmd for the UI click?

I can click the "movie player" from the GUI of Ubuntu, but how could I know the corresponding command line cmd. I want to run the movie player from commmand line. And this is not only about the ...
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Xubuntu Aero Snap Hotkeys?

How can I set up my Xubuntu to quickly use a hotkey (super + direction keys) like Aero Snap in Windows 7?
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Move a window back into the visible area in Xubuntu?

On my laptop, after I use a higher-resolution external monitor, applications will sometimes place themselves outside the visible area of my desktop. How do I move them back into the visible area? (No ...
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Changing the default font in Ubuntu

How can I set the default font for different language in the xubuntu? For example, I am using xubuntu 9.10(English release),and I do not like the default English and Chinese font. I have tried to ...
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XFCE: active panel buttons when mouse is on screen edge

I'm using XFCE 4.6.1 (Xubuntu distribution) on my laptop and main computer; the settings are approximately the same. so far for the intro. What I'm experiencing is that when going to the screen edge ...
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Is there a breakdown of the differences between GNOME, KDE, and Xfce desktop environments?

I am going to be putting Linux (Ubuntu) on my desktop and I figure that don't need every desktop environment out there, so I figure I'll either get Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), or Xubuntu (Xfce). ...
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Fedora 12 XFCE mount permissions

I installed Fedora 12 with XFCE. When I run Gigolo to mount Windows partitions, I get an "Authentication is required" message. In Fedora 11 XFCE, there was a tool that changed the system permission ...
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Gigolo under fedora 12 xfce

I installed fedora 12 xfce and when i run Gigolo to mount windows partitions i get Authentication is required. In fedora 11 xfce there was a tool that change the system permission to allow any user ...
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How to copy all output on xfce-terminal of gnome-terminal?

As title. I want to copy all output that is currently in an xfce or gnome terminal session and save to a file for further analysis.
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Change keyboard shortcut for command for all users

I have a requirement to change the keyboard shortcut in Xfce that runs the command xflock4. I understand how Xfce controls the keyboard shortcut on a per-user basis, but can not find any mechanism for ...
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Can't minimise programs to the desktop in XFce (xUbuntu 9.10)

Using xUbuntu 9.04 I could choose how to use the desktop, and I found it really useful to minimise running programs to the desktop. Instead of having a trashcan, harddrive, cdrom etc etc and a lot ...
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SSH Keychain for Xfce

I have recently switched from Gnome to Xfce on Ubuntu 9.04. In Gnome, the first time I entered the passphrase, it prompted me to save the passphrase. In Xfce however, I am prompted for the ...
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In xfwm4, is there a way to override the application and hard code the text used in the title bar?

I use a "tabbed" scheme in Xfce/xfwm4 (tied to the B5 window manager theme). Being able to control the tab title would make this system even more effective for me but I have yet been able to find a ...
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Linux/GTK+: Change preview text (permanently) in font selection dialog

Every time I want to change the font (in various applications), the default preview text is "abcdefghijk ABCDEFGHIJK", I can change it but the changes only live for the lifetime of the dialog. They're ...
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Starting a script on xfce login and logout?

I use xfce4 as my desktop environment, running on a Gentoo box. I want to start the pulseaudio server when I login. In general, how do I get a script to run as soon as I login to xfce, and how do I ...
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Does anyone use XFCE on a newer machine? Why?

I've been using Gnome and XFCE as my development environment for the last 2 years and randomly switch between the 2. For some reason I keep coming back to XFCE though. Maybe it's just because it's ...
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global hotkeys in xfce

I noticed in xfce, global hotkeys don't seem to work. Such as: multimedia buttons (play/pause/volum up/down/mute, etc) gnome-do not appearing when hitting the specified key (<alt>space in my ...
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Computer starts muted (ubunutu + Xfce)

I don't know if this is a linux problem or an xfce one, Default installation (mint 7) came with Gnome and I don't remember this problem happening then. It only occured after I switched to Xfce, ...
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Creating GTK+ themes

Are there any good software for designing, or helping in designing, GTK+ themes for use in Gnome and Xfce desktops?
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What to call a linux mint converted to xfce?

I'm using linux right now, I installed Linux Mint 7 (Gloria), but since then I switched to the xfce desktop, and I don't use any of the tools that come with mint (mintMenu, mintUpdate, mintInstall, ...
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firefox aliased/jagged fonts in xfce

I've been using linux mint 7 for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty happy with it, but I wanted to try out other desktops, e.g. KDE/Xfce I'm not sure if it's KDE's fault of Xfce's, but firefox's ...