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  1. [xubuntu] Re: Monitor shuts down after 15 minutes in spite of .....

    @fantab thanks for the suggestions: I reactivated both in the 'Session and Startup' and rebooted. The power manager is set to 'Never' but Light-locker just flashes by and shuts down even after...
  2. [xubuntu] Monitor shuts down after 15 minutes in spite of .....

    Using Xubuntu 14.04, my LG LED monitor shuts down after 15 minutes if idling, in spite of both the light locker and the power manager are disabled. The monitor's power saving mode is also disabled....
  3. [SOLVED] Re: How to modify a theme without the Theme Configurator?

    I looked into gtkrc, and my question is which version of GTK is Xubuntu using for the color management? I also noticed that GTK-3 is based on .css. Very interesting and thanks again for introducing...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: How to modify a theme without the Theme Configurator?

    Thanks to you both. I will try both because I am curious and want to control my workspace.
  5. [SOLVED] Re: How to modify a theme without the Theme Configurator?

    Dennis N, thanks for the reply. You confirmed my suspicions and I am doing exactly as you recommended.
  6. [SOLVED] How to modify a theme without the Theme Configurator?

    I am using the Greybird theme and the Humanity-dark icon theme. This scheme allows me to set the desktop icon captions to white with a transparent background. A change with the Theme Configurator...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Boot process disables the monitor on Ubuntu 12.04

    Many thanks for you invaluable info. Your first post's instructions worked like a charm - for about an hour and then it died again. As I suspected, the hard disk "wobbles" and it must be replaced,...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Boot process disables the monitor on Ubuntu 12.04

    oldfred, thanks for your help. I have the boot-repair on disk as well as installed on the machine. Earlier today, I used the boot-repair disk in advanced mode, just as you recommended above and...
  9. [SOLVED] Boot process disables the monitor on Ubuntu 12.04

    At a community center for seniors, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an older IBM computer and it worked fine for the past year. Recently the monitor began to blank out intermittently after boot and now it...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Nvidia Geforce GT 620: Changing screen resolution using the nouveau driver?

    coldcritter64, my gratitude. It works perfectly well on login. I always knew that Aussies are special.
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Nvidia Geforce GT 620: Changing screen resolution using the nouveau driver?

    carlwsnyder, many thanks for your help. Unfortunately, I made such a mess of the Nvidia installations (three NVidia drivers were recognized) and I could not remove any of them. In the process of...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Changing screen resolution using the nouveau driver?

    The contradicton exists in the original EDID, and I will re-edit an original copy to try to eliminate the issue. I became aware of the two different drivers, after I posted the Xorg.0.log and then I...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Changing screen resolution using the nouveau driver?

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, this was my very first attempt months ago. It failed with each of many attemps and I don't have the old error messages. But then, I was using an Nvidia driver.
    ...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Changing screen resolution using the nouveau driver?

    The short answer is no. However, when using the Nvidia driver, I created a custom EDID with the Phoenix EDID editor in Windows and this worked fine until Wine crashed my video and couldn't repair the...
  15. [SOLVED] Nvidia Geforce GT 620: Changing screen resolution using the nouveau driver?

    I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with an Nvidia Geforce GT 620 video card, and after repeated and unending problems with Nvidia drivers I swiched to using the "nouveau" driver. It work fine but I would like...
  16. [xubuntu] Re: Boot-repair is no longer available for download?

    The originals were installed by the software installation process. However I just found an excellent source at http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/.
  17. [xubuntu] Re: Boot-repair is no longer available for download?

    Many thanks for all your help. The new link to yann's boot-repair ppa and install works fine. But, I lost the Canonical ppa's. I can reinstall the peripheral ppa's like menulibre, officelibre, and...
  18. [xubuntu] Boot-repair is no longer available for download?

    I am using Xubuntu 14.04 and tried to download and install boot-repair, but it is no longer seems to be available? The PPA is accepted but it doesn't find the sofftware. It is not available from any...
  19. [xubuntu] Lost GUI access due to Xorg crash in Xu 14.04

    I have two kernels installed, 3.13.0.37 and 3.13.0.36. With kernel .37, I cannot access my desktop at all. With kernel .36, I managed to get in with low resolution and was notified that Xorg crashed....
  20. [xubuntu] Re: Keyboard shortcuts to generate a character and not to launch a program

    Not a command! I just specified a character and tied it to a key combination. I don't wish you to waste your time. Please don't suggest the composer. By now, I am full aware of the traditional...
  21. [xubuntu] Keyboard shortcuts to generate a character and not to launch a program

    I assume that am not the first to think of using the \Setting manager\keyboard shortcuts feature as a character generator, rather than to launch a program? Is this possible? What I tried returned...
  22. [xubuntu] Re: Can't make superkey assignment permanent in Xubuntu 14.04

    Thanks for your reply. I found the answer. First, the xfce4 keyboard layout is in /home/user/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboard-layout.xml. This resolved the mystery of where it stores...
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    Re: How to program your own text entry method?

    dragonfly41, you dug deep, I wasn't even aware of that post/bug report. If you read the posts in their forum, you'll find a number of posts about the subject, including my own. I find it strange that...
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    Re: How to program your own text entry method?

    Autokey cannot generate mdash or other UTF 8 characters as yet. I am having the exact same problem, and I am a user of Autokey.
  25. [xubuntu] Can't make superkey assignment permanent in Xubuntu 14.04

    Using a standard US 105 microsoft 600 keyboard on Xubuntu 14.04. Edited the /etc/default/keyboard file and assigned the superkey to the left windows key (lwin).

    XKBMODEL="pc105"
    XKBLAYOUT="us"...
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