m. nease | 30 Sep 23:23 2014

Re: xubuntu-users Digest, Vol 92, Issue 28

Try turning off compositing (Settings Manager -> Window Manager Tweaks -> Compositor).  Does that get rid of the square?  Does it come back if you re-enable Compositor?

This worked for me on a similar problem in 12.04--thanks to Toz at Ubuntu Forums for my solution.

I still have the black rectangle on my desktop.

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Not "sent from my iphone".

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    Try turning off compositing (Settings Manager -&gt; Window Manager
    Tweaks -&gt; Compositor).&nbsp; Does that get rid of the square?&nbsp; Does it
    come back if you re-enable Compositor?<br><br>
    This worked for me on a similar problem in 12.04--thanks to <a class="username online popupctrl" href="http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=27546" title="Toz is
      online now"><span>Toz</span></a> at Ubuntu Forums for my
    solution.<br><br><div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 09/30/2014 05:00 AM,
      <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:xubuntu-users-request@...">xubuntu-users-request@...</a> wrote:<br>
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    <blockquote cite="mid:mailman.163.1412078412.7554.xubuntu-users@..." type="cite">
      I still have the black rectangle on my desktop.

    </blockquote>
    <br><div class="moz-signature">-- <br>
        <p>Not "sent from my iphone".</p>
      </div>
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m. nease | 30 Sep 19:43 2014

Re: I still have the black rectangle on my desktop.

What does the following return?

pstree 2264
I ran *ps -A | grep $(xprop _NET_WM_PID | cut -d' ' -f3)* and this is what I get: 2264 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-panel 2264 is output in red. I'm still so new to Linux, I have no idea either why running those commands gets that information, nor what the information means, except in the vaguest sense. While I'd love to remove the black rectangle, I'd love even more to understand how it happened and how the command to get that information works and now how to use the info to get rid of it. I'm still one of the Rikki-Tikki-Tavi sort... Regards, David

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Not "sent from my iphone".

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    What does the following return?<br><br>pstree 2264
    <br><div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 09/30/2014 05:00 AM,
      <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:xubuntu-users-request@...">xubuntu-users-request@...</a> wrote:<br>
</div>
    <blockquote cite="mid:mailman.163.1412078412.7554.xubuntu-users@..." type="cite">
      I ran *ps -A | grep $(xprop _NET_WM_PID | cut -d' ' -f3)*

and this is what I get:

2264 ?        00:00:00 xfce4-panel

2264 is output in red.

I'm still so new to Linux, I have no idea either why running those commands
gets that information, nor what the information means, except in the
vaguest sense.  While I'd love to remove the black rectangle, I'd love even
more to understand how it happened and how the command to get that
information works and now how to use the info to get rid of it.

I'm still one of the Rikki-Tikki-Tavi sort...

Regards,

David

    </blockquote>
    <br><div class="moz-signature">-- <br>
        <p>Not "sent from my iphone".</p>
      </div>
  </div>
m. neasae | 29 Sep 18:48 2014

Re: I still have the black rectangle on my desktop.

To identify it, in a terminal run:

ps -A | grep $(xprop _NET_WM_PID | cut -d' ' -f3)

...then click on the square.

Assuming its an X11 window, this command will grab the pid of the window 
using xprop and pull out the associated application process info using ps.

On 09/29/2014 04:16 AM, xubuntu-users-request@... wrote:
> I still have the black rectangle on my desktop.

Neil Winchurst | 29 Sep 13:16 2014
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Desktop icon fonts

I am now running Xubuntu 14.04. In the past I have sometimes wanted to
change the colour (not the size) of the fonts that go with the icons on
the desktop. To do this I have edited the hidden file .gtkrc-2.0. Now I
want to do the same I find that I do not have this file installed.

Has something changed or could I simply create this file from scratch?
I have done some research, but am now rather confused.

Thanks

Neil

Jon Hendricks Jr | 29 Sep 00:10 2014
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Brand new to xubuntu.. but I'm a quick study. Just started today.

Question : how to extend local web session in 14.04 xubuntu which I just started learning today. ;-(

<div><p dir="ltr">Question : how to extend local web session in 14.04 xubuntu which I just started learning today. ;-(</p></div>
Ince, Wilbur | 23 Sep 20:07 2014
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Installing Nemo and Removing Thunar

Anyone been down this road and installed Nemo and removed Thunar completely?  Any lasting issues with that approach?  

I've been using Nemo on my Xubuntu installs for some time now.  I started with Ubuntu and Unity, then used Ubuntu/Cinnamon for a while before active support for it got dropped.  When I switched to Xubuntu, I brought Nemo with and much prefer it.  

It seems that some applications get hard coded for the 'default' file browser.  If you remove it completely, does that cause problems?

Thanks!

Wylbur
<div><div dir="ltr">Anyone been down this road and installed Nemo and removed Thunar completely?&nbsp; Any lasting issues with that approach? &nbsp;<div><br></div>
<div>I've been using Nemo on my Xubuntu installs for some time now.&nbsp; I started with Ubuntu and Unity, then used Ubuntu/Cinnamon for a while before active support for it got dropped.&nbsp; When I switched to Xubuntu, I brought Nemo with and much prefer it. &nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>It seems that some applications get hard coded for the 'default' file browser.&nbsp; If you remove it completely, does that cause problems?</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Wylbur</div>
</div></div>
David Walland | 20 Sep 18:34 2014

Problems after updating 14.04

I have been running Xubuntu 12.04 successfully for nearly a year on my old Dell Latitude D620.  This sports 2 GB memory and a 100GB SSD.  Recently I decided to update to 14.04.  Everything went well and for some weeks the machine and 14.04 have behaved impeccably, until I ran a normal set of updates.
I have a Broadcom 4311 wifi card on the machine and had managed to make it work following information from the Internet on how to do so.  After this update, suddenly the wifi will no longer work and all of the instructions to sort it in 14.04, I can find on the internet fail to work, including the "official" Ubuntu instructions.  On startup, just after starting the machine and before the desktop comes up it flashes for about 1 second information which is about the problem (well it says "Broadcom" but it's gone too quickly for me to read much more).

How do I hold this screen long enough to read what it says?

How do I sort out the driver so it works given that every set of instructions I've tried have failed?

Also since the same update I now have a small black rectangle on my desktop all the time.  It wasn't there before and I can't find any info on the Internet about how to deal with it.  When starting, the desktop loads correctly until I enter my password to go into my own area when the black area reappears and is always on top.  It's about 8 mm from the LH edge and about 2.5 cm down from the screen top.

Will I have to reset swappiness and the other settings I set up in 12.04 to speed it up and to protect the SSD?  It's noticeably slower in 14.04.

I'm a fairly new boy at Linux so please treat me gently and explain all those esoteric steps which all Linux non-newbies know and I probably won't - I'm still following instructions mostly by rote.


Thanks in anticipation,

David Walland
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<div>I have been running Xubuntu 12.04 successfully for nearly a year on my old Dell Latitude D620.&nbsp; This sports 2 GB memory and a 100GB SSD.&nbsp; Recently I decided to update to 14.04.&nbsp; Everything went well and for some weeks the machine and 14.04 have behaved impeccably, until I ran a normal set of updates.<br>
</div>I have a Broadcom 4311 wifi card on the machine and had managed to make it work following information from the Internet on how to do so.&nbsp; After this update, suddenly the wifi will no longer work and all of the instructions to sort it in 14.04, I can find on the internet fail to work, including the "official" Ubuntu instructions.&nbsp; On startup, just after starting the machine and before the desktop comes up it flashes for about 1 second information which is about the problem (well it says "Broadcom" but it's gone too quickly for me to read much more).<br><br>
</div>How do I hold this screen long enough to read what it says?<br><br>
</div>How do I sort out the driver so it works given that every set of instructions I've tried have failed?<br><br>
</div>Also since the same update I now have a small black rectangle on my desktop all the time.&nbsp; It wasn't there before and I can't find any info on the Internet about how to deal with it.&nbsp; When starting, the desktop loads correctly until I enter my password to go into my own area when the black area reappears and is always on top.&nbsp; It's about 8 mm from the LH edge and about 2.5 cm down from the screen top.<br><br>
</div>Will I have to reset swappiness and the other settings I set up in 12.04
 to speed it up and to protect the SSD?&nbsp; It's noticeably slower in 14.04.<br><br>I'm a fairly new boy at Linux so please treat me gently and explain all those esoteric steps which all Linux non-newbies know and I probably won't - I'm still following instructions mostly by rote.<br><br>
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<div><br></div>Thanks in anticipation,<br><br>
</div>David Walland<br>
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Tudza White | 18 Sep 00:55 2014

VLC leaves black areas when dialogues are closed

I did a fresh install of 14.04 to replace my 12.04 version of Xubuntu.  I did not see this issue running VLC under 12.04.

I right-click to open a dialogue in VLC. The dialogue closes but a black area remains. This also happens for the play controls at the bottom of the screen.  Sometimes switching to Fullscreen brings up a black screen with no video at all.

I tried a suggestion I found elsewhere which said to switch the video option from Automatic to X11.  This takes care of the problem, but the video does not render anywhere near as well as it did under Automatic.

I wanted to see if there was anything else I should try before switching the machine back to 12.04

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<div><div dir="ltr">I did a fresh install of 14.04 to replace my 12.04 version of Xubuntu. &nbsp;I did not see this issue running VLC under 12.04.<div><br></div>
<div>I right-click to open a dialogue in VLC. The dialogue closes but a black area remains. This also happens for the play controls at the bottom of the screen. &nbsp;Sometimes switching to Fullscreen brings up a black screen with no video at all.</div>
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<div>I tried a suggestion I found elsewhere which said to switch the video option from Automatic to X11. &nbsp;This takes care of the problem, but the video does not render anywhere near as well as it did under Automatic.</div>
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<div>I wanted to see if there was anything else I should try before switching the machine back to 12.04<br clear="all"><div><br></div>-- <br><span>&#20820;&#23376;</span><br>
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MR ZenWiz | 15 Sep 01:16 2014
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Window re-shaping when slid along a border

I notice in 14.04.1 when I move a window to an edge of the screen and
slide it a little way along that edge it reshapes to maximize along
that edge only.

Is there a way to turn this off?  I hate it.  It reminds me of MS
Office, which I also detest tho I have to use it for work....

Thanks.
MR

Ioannis Vranos | 14 Sep 08:29 2014
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Suspend to ram on xubuntu 14.04.1

Hi all,

I have Xubuntu 14.04.1 installed on a SSD, and I think when I suspend
my PC, "Suspend to both" (suspend to ram, and suspend to disk) is
used.

Is there any easy way to change this behaviour, to Suspend to ram?

Thank you,

Ioannis Vranos

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James Freer | 13 Sep 22:31 2014
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Update-Upgrade 'Unknown media type'

For the last few releases (that I can recall) I get the following when I 
upgrade which I do with an alias.

alias ag#='sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade'
"
...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...
Unknown media type in type 'all/all'
Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/pnm'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspt'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspu'
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
...
"
What does it mean? It doesn't seem to be a problem but I am just curious.

thanks
james


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