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    [xubuntu] Prevent sleeping

    I have an Xubuntu desktop acting as my media machine. It drives a TV through a Bose media centre, so I do not need the screen to shut down ever; I turn off the TV independently. In fact it's a pain...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Disks utility

    THere it is. Thanks. The only thing I need to know now is how to change the prefix of this post to solved.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Disks utility

    I have the disadvantage of being a gui man. How do yo launch it from the command line.

    Sorry, forget that. I answered it myself by running Ubuntu in trial mode.
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    [ubuntu] Disks utility

    Ubuntu 16.04 had a very useful utility called "Disks", which could be found by clicking the top left item in the launcher and displaying all programs. This has never been included in XUbuntu, and...
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    [ubuntu] Manual boot grub

    While loading Ubuntu 18.4.1 from a USB stick I got a message "Executing 'grub-install/dev/sda' failed. This is a fatal error"

    I had the option to change the device to sda1, sdb or sdb1, but all...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Crypt required

    Just one more thing. I've never worked out how to change the thread title to "solved".
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    [xubuntu] Re: Crypt required

    That did it. Thank you.
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    [xubuntu] Re: Crypt required

    I tried veracrypt already. It's not recognised in the software install program. I tried your download and unzipped it to downloads. When I try to open any of the files I get the error "invalid byte...
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    [xubuntu] Crypt required

    Hi
    I have been using TrueCrypt on both Windows and Ubuntu (some time ago), but now it is not supposed to be secure. It does not even seem to be available on XUbuntu any more. I have searched for a...
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    [ubuntu] Actually, it's got so its got 0 space now and...

    Actually, it's got so its got 0 space now and most of it has stopped working. There's nothing I need to keep on that computer so I'll just re-install. Thanks for your help.

    How do I get at the...
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    [ubuntu] Can't empty the rubbish bin

    My system is now full, and this is because I can't empty the rubbish bin. I have tried selecting "Empty rubbish bin on bootup, when I get the message that the system has run out of space; I have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: copy to external drive

    actually, I think the problem is something different now. I think it's trying to do the copy but failing in most cases. I am just not getting a window telling me the copy is taking place, and the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: copy to external drive

    Thanks for your help, but it's still fighting.

    I tried

    sudo -i (password)
    cp -r /media/stora /media/first_user/EKNAS

    and got

    cp: cannot create special file...
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    [ubuntu] Re: copy to external drive

    The instruction I used was cp /media/stora /media/first_user/EKNAS .
    cd /media/stora
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    cd /media/first_user/EKNAS
    both put me in the respective directories.
    The copy...
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    [ubuntu] Re: copy to external drive

    OK. I now know where EKNAS is mounted, because the instruction cd /media/first_user/EKNAS works. Unfortunately the instruction cp /media/stora /media/first_user/EKNAS doesn't. What do I...
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    [ubuntu] copy to external drive

    I have a failed netgear stora device which has failed. I need to recover the files so I put the hard drive into my Ubuntu computer and got it to load. In order to recover the files I need to copy...
  17. [xfce] Re: Can I put the XFCE desktop on top of regular Ubuntu

    Yes I do. I have also learned enough about XUbuntu to go back there and try to do as you suggest. What I am doing is to build a media machine with 5.1 sound output, so I think there will be other...
  18. [xfce] Re: Can I put the XFCE desktop on top of regular Ubuntu

    I was looking at this but not seeing it. Sorry. How do I mark this as solved.
  19. [xfce] Re: Can I put the XFCE desktop on top of regular Ubuntu

    OK. I was looking at it and not seeing it. Thanks for your help.
  20. [xfce] Re: Can I put the XFCE desktop on top of regular Ubuntu

    Apologies to oldos2er. I just re-read your post and realised I hadn't been reading it correctly. I thought I had been doing that, but I hadn't. I now have settings. I just need to solve loading...
  21. [xfce] Re: Can I put the XFCE desktop on top of regular Ubuntu

    Thanks to all of you. I now have Ubuntu running with a choice of desktops - Unity, XFCE and Cairo Dock. In the main this is just what I want, with a couple of exceptions.

    First settings. I put...
  22. [xfce] Re: Can I put the XFCE desktop on top of regular Ubuntu

    Is it actually possible to replace Unity with XFCE. If it is, would that be in any way different from XUbuntu.
  23. [xfce] Re: Can I put the XFCE desktop on top of regular Ubuntu

    You're probably right. I also use the auto hidden panel, but at the bottom of the screen. I find XUbuntu very friendly, it's just that recently I've been running into things I can't do easily. ...
  24. [xfce] Can I put the XFCE desktop on top of regular Ubuntu

    I started using Ubuntu years ago, but have never got fully into it. I have always had at least 2 machines, however, and one of them has been some form of Linux. Regardless, I have always done serious...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Move the panel

    OK. Thanks. That is different from the way I did it previously, but it worked fine.

    The move selection is still there in the right click menu of the panel, 2 positions above the Panel selection...
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