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  1. [UbuntuGnome] Re: Xorg.conf does not seem to be working,

    Try /usr/share/X11/

    (NOT in xorg.confd)
  2. [SOLVED] Re: logout/restart/shutdown choices missing

    That's it! As I said I just recently upgraded so I've been tweaking things. Must have inadvertently unchecked that when I set it to save session on logout.

    Many thanks.
  3. [SOLVED] Re: logout/restart/shutdown choices missing

    Adding to the mystery, I tried logging in as another user and for that user the logout buttons on the Whisker Menu (left corner of the top panel) and on the Application Menu (right-click on desktop)...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: logout/restart/shutdown choices missing

    @Keith: Thanks, I added an action button to the panel and that works, but ...



    that's what I was talking about. Sorry I didn't explain myself clearly. Three days ago I was investigating a...
  5. [SOLVED] logout/restart/shutdown choices missing

    I just upgraded this laptop to xubuntu 16.04 a couple of days ago. Yesterday there was a Log Out button on the main menu offering choices of Log Out, Restart, Shut Down. Suddenly it seems I have...
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    Re: Can /boot size be increased?

    Why risk resizing the partition at all? The real problem here is just the accumulation of old superseded kernel images and there's no reason to keep them. When have you ever had to revert back...
  7. Re: What does the symbolic link 'lock' means in Mozilla Firefox folder?

    Nothing to be suspicious about -- the running instance of firefox places the lock file there to prevent the possibility of a second firefox process trying to make modifications to the same firefox...
  8. [xubuntu] who needs cups-browsed? (xubuntu 16.04 slow reboot/shutdown)

    After doing a system upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 (and switching from Kubuntu to Xubuntu) my laptop was taking a long time to shut down or reboot. I assume that there are various possible causes for...
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    [SOLVED] Re: geany debugger plugin

    Apparently there is no separate "load" button - just selecting [open] in the "choose target file" dialog loads it.

    It seems the debug plugin ver. 1.23 in the Ubuntu repository is broken. I...
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    [SOLVED] geany debugger plugin

    Is the geany debugger (gdb) plugin broken, or am I? I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything is up to date, geany 1.23.1+dfsg-1 and geany-plugin-debugger 1.23+dfsg-3, gdb 7.7.1-0ubuntu5-14.0, gcc...
  11. Re: why is my xubuntu14.04LTS desktop able to resolve hostnames?

    Thanks for that link. It's a good overview of what those programs are supposed to do. Some of the feedback discussions are pretty entertaining as well.
  12. Re: why is my xubuntu14.04LTS desktop able to resolve hostnames?

    Thanks, that clears it up some, but I still don't understand fully.

    Is it true that on older systems, a dhclient script obtained nameserver addresses from the router and supplied them to...
  13. why is my xubuntu14.04LTS desktop able to resolve hostnames?

    I guess that sounds like a silly question. :)

    OK, so ... /etc/network/interfaces contains just these 3 lines:

    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: can't return to Xubuntu session after using kvm switch

    Finally I found a better solution in UberStudent Forums:
    In XFCE System Settings/Session and Startup/Application Autostart checking the box for Gnome Settings Daemon seems to solve this problem. I...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: can't return to Xubuntu session after using kvm switch

    It seems that this is a bug in xfce. As mentioned above, it didn't happen when I booted from a Kubuntu 14.04 DVD, and it didn't happen when booted Debian Wheezy Gnome desktop). It DID happen when I...
  16. [SOLVED] can't return to Xubuntu session after using kvm switch

    I connected an IOGEAR kvm switch to share my keyboard, mouse & monitor between 2 machines. One running Xubuntu 12.04 works fine. I can switch away from that machine and return back to it and the...
  17. [xubuntu] motion: Failed to open video device /dev/video0: Permission denied

    I'm experiencing this permissions problem on a remote machine running Xubuntu 14.04 (with a Logitech usb webcam). I (as ordinary user) can't get motion to open the video stream, but when I run sudo...
  18. Re: Screen stretched after update, "fix" made things worse

    It's called a pipe. You're actually looking at two commands, lspci and grep -i vga. The pipe takes the output from lspci and sends it as input to grep. lspci lists all pci devices. grep -i vga...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boots to Black Screen - Xubuntu

    Great news eddie.

    If you click on "Thread Tools" (near the right side of the window just above the first post on any page) you'll get a drop-down menu where you can click "Mark this thread as...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boots to Black Screen - Xubuntu

    I was tempted to give you a command that would delete all the old (.2.gz and older) log files, but I'm afraid that if either of us makes a mistake you might wipe out more than we want. But anyway,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boots to Black Screen - Xubuntu

    Sorry, that was some kind of stupid cut 'n paste error on my part. I meant to write


    grep -v rootfs /proc/mounts | sudo tee /etc/mtab

    Happy holidays to you too.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boots to Black Screen - Xubuntu

    Last night I thought you said there were no .gz files in /var/log but it seems there's a bunch of them listed in the pastebin. On the other hand they don't seem to be taking up very much space so I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boots to Black Screen - Xubuntu

    By the way, you did reboot and log into the terminal as I described in post #30, yes?

    Also, does the file /etc/mtab exist? You can check by running
    cat /etc/mtab

    cat just writes the contents...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boots to Black Screen - Xubuntu

    It's beginning to look (judging by the output from df) as if you somehow trashed that entire file system, but let's continue a bit further.

    The second one happened because you didn't type a space...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boots to Black Screen - Xubuntu

    Strange -- did you just install this Ubuntu in the last couple of days?

    Anyway, I'm not accustomed to working in the Recovery terminal, and it's hard to read some of the outputs you posted, and...
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