Bob Lewis | 23 Jul 20:32 2014
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14.04 Upgrade problems

I'm a new Xubuntu user (a few months).  I know a small amount of scripting but am in no way an expert.  I've been running 13.10 without issue for awhile now and decided to upgrade to 14.04 using the in-system updater.

The upgrade seemed to go uneventfully until the reboot. The system rebooted, I got the splash screen then everything went black.  However I was able to use cntrl+ apt +F1 to log in to the command line.  Yet everything that requires a GUI fails.

Any ideas?

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<p dir="ltr">I'm a new Xubuntu user (a few months).&nbsp; I know a small amount of scripting but am in no way an expert.&nbsp; I've been running 13.10 without issue for awhile now and decided to upgrade to 14.04 using the in-system updater.</p>

<p dir="ltr">The upgrade seemed to go uneventfully until the reboot. The system rebooted, I got the splash screen then everything went black.&nbsp; However I was able to use cntrl+ apt +F1 to log in to the command line.&nbsp; Yet everything that requires a GUI fails.</p>

<p dir="ltr">Any ideas?</p>
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czezz | 21 Jul 14:17 2014
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Cant open Windows Disk form desktop (GUI only)

Hello xubuntu users,
I have end-user problem and hope someone can help me out with it here.
My xubuntu version:
# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Release:    14.04
Codename:    trusty

Whenever I click on the windows disk icon on the desktop, instead of File Manager, File Manager Preferences opens. (see screenshot in the following link)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgm5j9j6pfwrts6/FileManager.png

When I try to navigate in File Manager to location where disk is mounted (automatically /media/{username}/) I got error: Permission Denied.
And that is sooo wrong because in CLI I can easly navigate there/copy/past/delete etc.
I can also mount it manually and then it works good (though desktop icon is gone)

It looks like this disk icon on my desktop is not associate with File Manager itself but with its File Manager Preferences.
Any ideas how to change it/fix it* ?
*yes - I have tried right click on disk icon > Applications > Accessories > File Manager. This will open File Manager in my home dir and again if I try to navigate to mount point I will see Permission Denied.

Cheers,
czezz

<div><p>Hello xubuntu users,<br>I have end-user problem and hope someone can help me out with it here.<br>My xubuntu version:<br># lsb_release -a<br>No LSB modules are available.<br>Distributor ID:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ubuntu<br>Description:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ubuntu 14.04 LTS<br>Release:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14.04<br>Codename:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; trusty<br><br>Whenever I click on the windows disk icon on the desktop, instead of File Manager, File Manager Preferences opens. (see screenshot in the following link)<br> https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgm5j9j6pfwrts6/FileManager.png<br><br> When I try to navigate in File Manager to location where disk is mounted (automatically /media/{username}/) I got error: Permission Denied.<br> And that is sooo wrong because in CLI I can easly navigate there/copy/past/delete etc.<br> I can also mount it manually and then it works good (though desktop icon is gone)<br><br> It looks like this disk icon on my desktop is not associate with File Manager itself but with its File Manager Preferences.<br> Any ideas how to change it/fix it* ?<br> *yes - I have tried right click on disk icon &gt; Applications &gt; Accessories &gt; File Manager. This will open File Manager in my home dir and again if I try to navigate to mount point I will see Permission Denied.<br><br>Cheers,<br>czezz</p></div>
Paul Manos | 21 Jul 04:20 2014
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LIBRE Base problem wit h .mdb files

I've install LIBRE OFFICE and the Writer and Calc portions are working 
beautifully on both new documents and documents brought over from 
Microsoft Office (various versions).  The Base portion works on new 
files that I create but will not properly input database files (.mdb) 
that I had created with Microsft Office Database (again various 
versions), they seem to come in as garbled Writer documents.  I 
understand that these files should be useable. ???

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Paul Manos | 21 Jul 00:14 2014
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HP Laserjet 1020 on a USB connection

I've install LIBRE OFFICE and the Writer and Calc portions are working 
beautifully on both new documents and documents brought over from 
Microsoft Office (various versions).  The Base portion works on new 
files that I create but will not properly input database files (.mdb) 
that I had created with Microsft Office Database (again various 
versions).  I understand that these files should be useable. ???

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Norman Silverstone | 20 Jul 20:49 2014

locked out

Yesterday I upgraded my desktop computer to Xubuntu 14.04 and now, 
whenever I boot up, I am required to put in my password. This was not 
the case before upgrading. How do I stop this happening, please?

Norman

Darren Govoni | 17 Jul 22:10 2014

Desktop Searching

Hi,
   If I recall in past versions of Xubuntu I could conveniently start 
typing the name of a file on my desktop (from the desktop) and it would 
highlight that icon.
I don't see this anymore. I have numerous icons on my desktop and really 
miss this feature...can it be put back?

thanks,
D

Chris | 17 Jul 19:19 2014

Pidgin Tray Icon not shown

Dear All,

the pidgin tray icon isn't shown on my Xubuntu desktop.

Furthermore, it isn't displayed in the taskbar. I can't switch to the
pidgin window with Alt+Tab. It's only shown in the task manager.

How can I display it?

- Chris

Chris Green | 17 Jul 17:18 2014
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Menus different on new install, can I get the old ones back?

I have just installed xubuntu 14.04 on an IBM Thinkpad X201i.  I have
xubuntu 14.04 on several other systems but for some reason the menus I
get on the new Thinkpad installation are different.

On the Thinkpad when I click the icon on the LH end of the top panel I
get a panel with a search line at the top, a list of (supposedly)
useful applications and some other icons (to directories?) on the
right.  

How do I get back to what I have on all the other systems which is
just a single column of applications and/or directories?

... and why is just this one installation different?

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Chris Green | 17 Jul 17:13 2014
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Synaptic doesn't work on a new 14.04 installation

I have just installed xubuntu 14.04 on an IBM Thinkpad x201i.

I like to use synaptic for adding software so I installed that (from
the command line using apt-get) but it doesn't work, there are various
symptoms according to how you try to run it:-

    Run from the menus - asks for authentication in the normal manner
    but nothing further happens, no GUI, nothing.

    Run from the command line as ordinary user - synpatic GUI comes up
    OK but of course with the message that you can't actually install
    anything as you don't have root privilege.

    Run 'sudo synaptic' and you get the following errors after
    entering the password:-

        No protocol specified
        **[synaptic:10781]: WARNING **: Could not open X display
        No protocol specified
        error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in environment.
        **[synaptic:10781]: Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0

Wierdly enough if I 'ssh -X ...' into the system from another computer
on the LAN I *can* run synaptic successfully!

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kelmark | 16 Jul 13:32 2014
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Re: HP Laserjet 1020 on a USB connection (Steven Rosenberg)


On 07/16/2014 07:02 AM, xubuntu-users-request@... wrote:
> HP Laserjet 1020 on a USB connection (Steven Rosenberg)

Steven,
Please install hplip from:
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
You can install hplip from your terminal, I use hplip to install my HP
Network MFP printer/copier/scanner and everything including scanning
works over the Network.  A USB connection should work, as well.  Just
follow the instructions and do an interactive install.
Don

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Neil Winchurst | 16 Jul 13:02 2014
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unwanted packages

Recently I upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04. That is to say it was a new
installation not an upgrade. I notice that it includes some programs
that I don't really need or want. Two examples are pidgin and zeitgeist.

Is it all right to simply remove these or might that cause problems?
Are there some programs which should be left alone and simply not used?

Thanks

Neil


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