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If you've installed Seahorse (sudo apt-get install seahorse), add export $(gnome-keyring-daemon --daemonize --start) to your .bashrc and you'll get the same SSH key behaviour as in vanilla Ubuntu.


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acpi is just a small program that displays basic ACPI information. acpid is a daemon that handles ACPI events - mostly power button, lid, battery and related stuff. For example, if the power button was pressed, acpid runs shutdown. When AC power is connected, acpid can run the apropriate laptop-mode-tools command. If you use systemd, then it replaces most ...


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I see three ways to do it: 1. Changing the default runlevel You can set it at the beginnign of /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf replace 2 by 3 and reboot. You can enable the graphical interface with telinit 2.(More about runlevels) 2. Do not launch the graphical interface service on boot update-rc.d -f xdm remove Quick and easy. You can re-enable the graphical ...


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I made mine transparent in gnome-terminal (and I'm guessing this will work for xfce-4 too) I'm using Molokai theme (the 256 colour version). I just had to change one line. (original): hi Normal ctermfg=252 ctermbg=233 (my version, with transparent background): hi Normal ctermfg=252 ctermbg=none


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You need the xcalib package: xcalib -i -a


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Ok, let's try to make it short and not get into an (ugly) troll. GNOME is the most common environment currently (let it be known: it's not mine ;)). It uses the Gtk graphical set (for Gimp ToolKit, since it was created for Gimp initially). The main idea behind GNOME is close to the idea behind UNIX systems generally: one program = one function. Each program ...


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Very similar to Jamie's answer, I set up the settings in the same place (Settings Manager > Window Manager > Keyboard) to directly mimic Aero Snap: Tile window to the left Super + <- (Left Arrow) Tile window to the right Super + -> (Right Arrow) Maximize Window Super + ^ (Up Arrow)


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A package called tumbler is needed for thunar to automatically generate thumbnails.


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The environment variables for controlling proxy behaviour are as follows: http_proxy, ftp_proxy, https_proxy, all_proxy and no_proxy. Unfortunately, some applications require these in upper case, other applications need these variables in lower case, that just the way it is. The format for declaring a proxy exclusion list is simply a comma separated list, ...


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open the console and enter ps --sort start_time x this should give you a list of active processes, sorted by starting time, with the most recent process at the bottom. For example, I've just started Firefox and got this: 19713 ? S 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/firefox 19718 ? S 0:00 /bin/sh ...


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I think this is what you're looking for: Setup of SSH agent in Xubuntu 11.10 to get password-less authentication with use of public key | Hnygard.no If you have not already done so, set up your private and public key (See Githubs description about SSH key half way through Set Up Git). It is important that you add a passphrase to your private key. ...


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As far as I can tell, in the current version of xrandr the primary flag doesn't work with laptops. The primary monitor is always the one on the left, starting at 0x0. Very annoying, maybe it's a bug. My solution was just to move the desktop panels and icons. Right click Panel > Panel Prefences > Output: VGA1 (or whatever monitor).


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The distro overriding the colors of the terminal and vim are a horrible idea. To disable this "feature" edit the file: /etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/Terminal/terminalrc place the '#' character in front of any line you wish to disable (I did all but the first two).


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MemTest86+ can run deep level checks on your RAM sticks. A Linux flavored version of Prime95 could also be used to stress test your RAM modules. http://memtest86.com/ http://mersenne.org/freesoft/ Prime95 won't give you specifics on if the RAM is bad, typically can just cause your computer to crash, which can be indicative of a RAM failure. MemTest86+ ...


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First, the good news The Linux system console absolutely has its own set of keyboard mappings, which can be managed using the tools from the kbd package, specifically dumpkeys and showkey for discovery and loadkeys to load in a customized mapping. The SuperUser question How to change console keymap in Linux? has an answer with good information on how to use ...


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on xubuntu 12.04 with xfce4-terminal 0.6.1 (Xfce 4.10) I've resolved adding: in ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/accels.scm (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/terminal-window/fullscreen" "") (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/terminal-window/contents" "") and in ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc AccelFullscreen= AccelContents= so both F1 help/contens and F11 ...


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Copied from http://xfce.10915.n7.nabble.com/Function-Keys-binding-in-Xfce-Terminal-tp42414p42417.html Found on http://docs.xfce.org/faq So what you can do for this specific case: Run xfce4-appearance-settings, go to Settings and activate Enable editable accelerators. In XFCE Terminal click Menu/Help, then hover to 'Contents' (move mouse pointer to, but do ...


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You may have to install pavucontrol. XFCE is minimalist, so is expected that some settings are not found. To install it just type: sudo apt-get install pavucontrol


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This is a known issue with the linux kernel it's self that has been known for ages, no one was tackled the issue yet. there is currently no fix or known work-around, aside from using Windows which increases in speed and then normalizes. I find this bug to be a very high-priority issue, but the programmers do not feel the same way. It is this bug alone that ...


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There is bug report filed about this; it's been known about for a little while. Xfce (as of 4.11.0) treats the left/upper-most display as 'primary' regardless. Irritating and not just limited to laptops. With two monitors statically arranged, you can emulate changing the primary display by explicitly moving the Panel(s). But with a laptop that isn't ...


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You should try rsync to monitor your transfer speed. For example: rsync -PSauv sourcedir/* destdir/ If you actually see a drop in transfer speed, as opposed to files that are just big, then you need to look at a few other things. If your disk is I/O-bound, you will have problems. You often see this when writing heavily to a flash drive or an external ...


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If you have root access, you can always edit the startxfce4 script. According to the documentation: startxfce4 The startxfce4 is a convenient script to start an Xfce 4 session from the console. It will give you a session with a taskbar and a panel and with the desktop manager and window manager running. All programs, or symbolic links ...


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Try editing your .fonts.conf file under your home directory (~/.fonts.conf). This works well for me: <?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> <fontconfig> <match target="font" > <edit mode="assign" name="hinting"> <bool>false</bool> </edit> </match> ...


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In my personal experience, there is just more eye candy available for Gnome. If you don't care about that sort of thing you aren't really missing out on much. XFCE is a bit better on resources though, and I'm a big fan of the right-click (context) menu navigation for apps and such. example:


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I feel your pain. 11.04 did have an easily accessible auto login setting. 11.10 took that away. To set autologin now you must edit lightdm.conf. In terminal at the user prompt type... ~$ sudo leafpad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf Add the following line to the end and save... autologin-user=YourDesiredAutoLoginUserName To remove password on resume, ...


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The --pos switch should allow you to set the position of an individual output (ie monitor) within the overall virtual screen. So you probably want to use --pos 1920x56 or something on the output that drives the right hand monitor if I've understood the man page correctly.


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I got a simple method to disable XFCE from this blog post: How to disable X at boot time in Ubuntu 11.10.  Note: the post has a heading in some non-English language, possibly Portuguese, but the body of the post is in English. With LightDM (lightdm) being the new graphical user login in Ubuntu, users will need to find a way to disable it to boot into text ...


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According to this article, this is what you're looking for: Ubuntu natty introduced new "invisible" scrollbars for GTK programs such as gEdit or Nautilus. If you do not like them: sudo apt-get purge liboverlay-scrollbar-* In order to have a tool recognize the changes you have to quit all its instances. Or just log out and back in. ...


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The vncserver package included with Ubuntu can be used to create a remote desktop at any size you want. For instance, to create one at your specified size, you'd run: vncserver -geometry 1280x9000 I don't use XFCE, but I just tested KDE with vncserver at that resolution and it worked fine.


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This article from my own blog might help. Or the short version: Use killall xfwm4 && awesome It is as easy as that.



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