Xubuntu 11x - discuss

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Hello and all the best for the New Year to everyone.

    Some Xubuntu discussion has recently taken place between mack_guy911 and myself in
    this thread:- https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=314976
    Provided the moderators agree, I propose that the Xubuntu related posts be included here.
    The posts for inclusion here are:-

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1994779&postcount=12
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1995205&postcount=13
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1995722&postcount=14
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1995741&postcount=15
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1996104&postcount=16
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1996132&postcount=17

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    Now here is something that bothered me. There is no obvious way in Xubuntu to enable
    the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace key setting to log out. The same applies to setting a Compose key (for stuff like ü and special symbols).
    Fortunately I found an easy way to set these keys.

    <Enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace and Compose Key settings in one go>

    In /etc/default/keyboard

    add/amend line:-

    XKBOPTIONS="terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp, compose:ralt"

    *ralt is right alt (You can choose what you want eg. lwin or caps etc.)

    It works for me - no problems.

    Please post more tips. :)
     
  2. mack_guy911

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    thanks ocky for starting new forum and HAPPY NEW YEAR

    dont waste your day on xubuntu ubuntu or cent os :D
     
  3. Ocky

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    Thanks mack_guy :D

    Instead of alacarte have you tried lx menu editor (lxmed) ? Works nicely for me. You can get it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxmed/

    I have just added assogiate to my menu.
    Note: You will need java.

    lxmed.png

    lxmed add.png

    The dependencies alacarte wants to pull in are unacceptable for me.

    PS. You forgot kubuntu. ;)
     
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    mack_guy, you must do it, I have no eyecandy. :D

    More thunar custom actions here
     
  6. mack_guy911

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    thanks for all info and stuff ocky :D

    i used bleachbit and remove all even root files to clean now it give me some bugs on remastersys i guss its time to reinstall and recreate it again this time i install just one or 2 themes max only mac faenza is very heavy and uni theme is very unstable :D
     
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    sorry to ask silly question how to install it i install it before java i want to reinstall it it kinda not working here

    i install java 6.23 i just install xubuntu on another drive and tweak again so far ......

    just needed this last thing to work very good on cpu and ram about 280 with firefox youtube running i run 4 youtube running together ....etc on different browsers chrome firefox opera still it manage to be below 480mb not bad theme is little heavy but eyecandy it give hard to remove :D

    thanks in advance :)
     
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    You need to install java first, I installed the latest jre-6u-30-linux-i586.bin (because this old
    laptop is 32 bit with 32 bit Xubuntu). I downloaded it to Desktop.

    cd /opt
    sudo mkdir java

    sudo mv ~/Desktop/jre-6u30-linux-i586.bin /opt/java/

    make it executable

    sudo chmod 755 /opt/java/jre-6u30-linux-i586.bin

    cd /opt/java/
    sudo ./jre-6u30-linux-i586.bin

    Setting JRE 1.6.0 u30 as Default:-

    sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/opt/java/jre1.6.0_30/bin/java" 1
    sudo update-alternatives --set java /opt/java/jre1.6.0_30/bin/java

    Follwing the second command, there should be output to the terminal something along the lines of:

    Using '/opt/java/jre1.6.0_30/bin/java' to provide 'java'
    To double check everything is as it should be, in a Terminal run: java -version

    sudo update-alternatives --config java (Check)

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    Remember to make the lxmed install script executable ! :argh:

    PS. Check this icon theme:- http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Xquisite?content=69735
     
  9. mack_guy911

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    thanks ocky :)

    i install it and made a 987 mb DVD it looks awesome :D

    theme you choose is very nice too :))

    i use this for buttons

    http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Carbonit-Mac?content=72297

    and

    icon theme

    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Meliae SVG (dark and light panels)?content=118676

    theme i let default gnome grey


    also these looks awesome

    http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/axiom?content=90145

    http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/axis?content=95158


    if you looking for very light icon themes

    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/malys - uniblue?content=146392

    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/uniwhite-icons?content=147855

    is not bad choice either both approx 4.8 mb


    i am bored with faenza themes looking for alternative ones lool
     
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    So did you get lxmed working ?

    Thanks for links to lovely themes. Problem is that my low onboard graphics with only 24 or so MB memory does not do justice to those themes i.e. the default is best visually for me.

    When 12.04 comes out I will install it on Madame's laptop - that one has 2Ghz memory and much better graphics. Btw. From cold start on my old one best I got is 109 MB memory usage !
     
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    I tried this and reduced swappiness value to 1 (as this laptop runnuning Xubuntu 11.10 only has 512MB memory). So far it seems to do the trick eg. when scanning with Bitdefender there used to be a small % swap usage. Now there is nothing.


    Swap use (swappiness) is too high: Ubuntu is too slow and uses the hard disk too much - Solution

     
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  12. mack_guy911

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    there is also something called zRam

    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=87402

    http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=97917.0

    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/increased-performance-in-linux-with.html

    some say its better some say it make high cpu usage ....etc

    i guess puppy runs on zRam :D


    i try it on live mode


    by the way your idea is safe and best :D


    as per java i install default java from ubuntu package 6.23 i trying to install as much default as possible i creating this for some one who have no idea about linux so every thing default from ubuntu package making it little more stable and no repo problem.

    i somehow i manage to remove it i try again installing

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1691932

    http://www.zimbio.com/Ubuntu Linux/articles/294/How install run sh file Linux

    http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/313

    sudo sh uninstall.sh

    http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/run-execute-sh-shell-script/

    this way make it removed i didnt try it again

    but i created one dvd too much temptation :D and its working fine from live dvd mode :D
     
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    mack_guy, thank you again. Pity you couldn't use lxmed with default java as it is light, light, light. :) Also pity you can't simply upload your remastered Xubuntu here.

    I have just noticed that I have 1 zombie process. It is the xfce4-terminal process. It does not
    disappear after a reboot. Strange man.

    Zombie1.png

    Zombie2.png
     
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    Yup, nothing to worry about it seems. Not much on the internet about it, one french forum poster made mention of always seeing the 1 zombie. There is also this https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7924 but it is not the same exactly.

    Anyway we all know that zombies are like the walking dead. You cannot kill them because
    of their dead status. Also they don't seem to eat cpu cycles - probably due to having died.

    :D :cool:

    No I haven't tried Jupiter yet.
     
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    one more question is there any command to make vlc to play everyfile default

    i know i have to set them manually one by one by right clicking....etc with each extention ............. i was wondering is there way to set for all files at once in xfce
     
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    go /usr/share/applications, in defaults.list replace all occurences of "totem.desktop" with "vlc.desktop" (search → replace)

    or do with this command

    sed -i "s/totem.desktop/vlc.desktop/g" defaults.list

    Ocky

    sometime is needed importing information to the "mimeapps.list" to works, (finished as above) do this with command:
    cat /usr/share/applications/defaults.list | grep video >> ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

    Have a nice day...
     
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    Thanks for your post sparviero.
    I wanted to remove some inappropriate entries from the 'Open With' context menu and was
    able to do so by editing the mimeapps.list in /home/ocky/.local/share/applications
    Should really be a better way to do this á la Ubuntu.
     
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    thanks thanks very much sparviero it seems you expert on xfce......and command like base please share more stuff with us i mean tweaks........etc .for newbies like me sorry for me being little greedy :D

    but its useful for everyone who use xubuntu or same kinda distro :))
     
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    Do you also always need to manually close the 'Disconnected - you are now offline' notification bubble ?
    Several folks are experiencing this, and nobody has a solution. I have tried setting the value to 'false' in ~/.gconf/apps/nm-applet>%gconf.xml to no avail.
     
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    it seems that this bug persists, only solution is to disabling notifications, (file renamed) with command:

    mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service.disabled

    to turn notifications back on:

    mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4notifyd.Notifications.service.disabled /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.xfce.xfce4-notifyd.Notifications.service

    reboot is necessary, in both cases to take effect.

    Have a nice day...
     
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    Thanks again sparviero.
    In a way I like the notifications and as the others all behave properly, I will just leave things
    as they are, hoping for a fix sometime soon. Was looking for some or other workaround
    without disabling notifications totally.
     
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    'if you uninstall "xfce4-notifyd" (apt-get purge xfce4-notifyd) and a solution that improves the previous situation. Then install it again from (apt-get install xfce4-notifyd).

    notification bubble with "Disconnected - you are now offline" appears, but disappear by itself after a couple of seconds. Now with "Settings Manager ==> Notifications" you can adjust the time.

    however, I find the best solution if you remove the "notify-osd" (apt-get remove notify-osd), and you're done with boring balloons.

    Have a nice day...
     
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    You Xubuntu wizards! Someone wants help configuring the color of scrollbars.
     
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