James Freer | 17 Nov 19:56 2014

garmin satnav updates

I noticed in the repos that there was a garmin-plugins app. There is also a 
Firefox addon.

Despite the Garmin website offering updates for windows and mac it would seem 
it is possible to do updates with linux. I tried several googles but still 
unlclear and was wondering if anyone could advise.


Pasi Lallinaho | 11 Nov 09:17 2014

A problem with Ubuntu Tweak

On 11/11/14 03:44, NancyG wrote:
> I am trying to get Ubuntu Tweak onto my computer which has Xubuntu
> 12.04. It will not let me open software sources. It says I must be the
> admin but I am the admin, I am the only owner of this computer. It say
> to use kdesudo, but I have absolutely no idea how to do that. I am not
> a geek.
> I have often installed Ubuntu Tweak on my computers with no problem at
> all, so do not understand why I am not allowed to access software
> sources.
> Help! What do I do now? Why on earth am I suddenly not allowed to
> access software sources??

Hello Nancy,

since this is a user support question, I've forwarded this to the user
support and discussions mailing list (and updated the subject).

Please subscribe to that list and send all further messages there.



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MR ZenWiz | 9 Nov 18:15 2014

How to mount a cell phone

I have a Casio C811 G-zone cell phone that I'd like to be able to
acess from my Xubuntu 14.04.1 system.

When I plug it in to the USB port, it shows up in lsusb as an NEC
device, but the file system never mounts and I can't seem to access it
as a /dev device.

The phone has version 4.12 of Android, if that's any help.

Any suggestions welcome.


Leon Smith | 8 Nov 16:59 2014

System Encryption and Home

Hello xubuntu-users,

I require assistance with something: if I were to fully encrypt my
disk/filesystem, would it still be worth it to encrypt my
/home/≤whatever> folders? Would it slow down my system by a significant
amount to encrypt on two layers as such rather than only one?

-Leon Smith.

flaneurb | 5 Nov 11:34 2014

chromium.rc & Greybird

Now that the chromium browser uses Aura/Ash, I feel that some of the code 

in shimmer-theme's /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-2.0/apps/chromium.rc may no 

longer be useful.

I notice that changes to
ChromeGtkFrame::scrollbar-trough-color =  <at> base_color
ChromeGtkFrame::scrollbar-slider-prelight-color = shade(0.92,  <at> bg_color)
ChromeGtkFrame::scrollbar-slider-normal-color =  <at> bg_color
do nothing now.

Thomas Blasejewicz | 3 Nov 15:46 2014

switch keyboard layout

Good evening
(running xubuntu 14.04; clean new install)

I have trouble switching the KB layout.

I did setup (1) Japanese KB + (2) German (querty) KB
switching is set to "Alt+shift".
If I set it, it works ONCE.
But as soon as I touch the KB icon or switch between Japanese
"alphanumeric" input and "character" input,
the switching fails and the German KB indicator disappears.

If I set the switching anew to "Alt+shift", or anything else, if will
work (again) once - as long as I do not touch the KB icon.

I also tried to change the "type of keyboard" to several forms available from a list
as well as about any setting I could find. No change.

This is really idiotic and I have spend already many hours is trying to
fix it.
Is there no way to make Linux remember that shortcut???
On a Mouse computer with exactly the same system installed, it "somehow"
(having "only" the glitch, that the icon indicating alphanumeric/Jap.
character input does never change, even though the input method changes)

Thank you.

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eddie.seymour | 3 Nov 15:24 2014

Reinstall 14.10 os without losing data

Getting the MP-bios timer error and unable to boot. Live dvd fix does
not work and I would rather not have to completely reconstruct from
scratch. Is there any way to force a complete system reinstall without a


Cyrus David | 29 Oct 14:32 2014

Prevent synclient settings from being overwritten

Hi, I have set a few settings through the `synclient` cli command.
Unfortunately, something resets it when I reboot. Which application is
doing that and how do I stop it from overwriting the settings?


MR ZenWiz | 29 Oct 22:29 2014

Dkms failure in update today

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.1 with all the latest updates - except one
(3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux)

I got an update notice today that was labeled "Xubuntu base" (in two
places) but it actually contained a kernel update to

During the update processing, it reported an error in dkms rebuilding
my nvidia driver, claiming it was not an Ubuntu driver.

While this is strictly correct, synaptic shows my nvidia driver as
nvidia-340 (340.46-0ubuntu1-xedgers.14.04.1), which I installed via

Any suggestions?


Jesse Palser | 27 Oct 17:42 2014

[14.04 64Bit]-Terminal Command To Permanently Disable Power Management?


I've tried everything, but my screen keeps turning off after a set 
period of time.
Is there some terminal command to permanently disable power management?
(Power management seems to be completely broken in Xubuntu 14.04 L.T.S. 



mensfort | 26 Oct 19:56 2014

After fresh installation, my PC won't start

After installation, my PC gets many times the same warning. How to solve 

ERROR xubuntu failed to restore config after modeset failure

I have Xubuntu 14.10 and my PC is BP325, dual core Atom. It runs fine 
with Xubuntu 14.04.

Bart Houkes