Ubuntu :: XFCE Desktop To Load Up Automatically Without GDM

Jun 6, 2011

I'm making a Home Theatre OS, and I would like my XFCE ubuntu desktop to load up automatically without the use of GDM. This is because once remastered, the GDM cannot automatically log in until it's been set up to again. And the fact I removed all the GNOME icons which took up 50MB of space, so now the GDM interface is all glitchy xD

It basically involves removing GDM, logging in (the login and password are both 'media'), then having an automatic login command to run 'startx'. I've removed GDM on my test environment, and so far managed get in manually by logging in and typing startx. (On that note, do I even need a username and password? Can't I just use the password only for su?)

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Fedora Installation :: Actual Xfce Desktop Does Not Load

Mar 13, 2010

I am trying to split up partition between Windows and Linux...I'm trying out a few distros for my wife's laptop. I have Live CD's of the latest Fedora and Xubuntu. Started off with Xubuntu and the live CD detected everything very well so I installed it a split up the drive between it and vista using the install manager.

Windows is fine, but after logging into the default Kernel (generic etc..) it doesn't load the actual Xfce desktop, but just leaves me at the command promp ttyl I think. I tried to run "startxfce4" and got an error that no drivers were detected.

There's also a error when I first boot up that something couldn't be mounted. I'll re-post the error info in full when I get back, but where should I get started? How do I get into the actual desktop environment? I also can't get into root, as I don't know what the default password is, so I can't install anything.

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Jul 19, 2010

Looking for a light desktop for a P3/512MB I installed xubuntu and I felt it slow. For a test, just tried installing lubuntu and it was so fast compared to xubuntu. The word here is I would like to move to xfce. Doing another test, I installed Debian Lenny + xfce and was way much faster than xubuntu.

My question: Can I install Ubuntu Desktop command only + xfce ? Is it going to be faster than xubuntu? Is there another recommendation for a debian based distro with xfce which runs faster than xubuntu?

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Aug 12, 2011

is it would be possible create a Ubuntu dvd that contains the ubuntu server desktop and alternate install opptions, as well as all four main desktop environments (gnome, kde, xfce, lxde) and unity. since much of the data is redundant between each version cd's it would probably all fit on one disk. then all that would be needed is two disks one for 32 bit and another for 64 bit. i really think that this could work.

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Jun 13, 2010

I've looked at the Arch wiki entry for configuring NVIDIA cards/drivers, and I found that you can put the command nvidia-settings --load-config-only into your DE's session startup configs to make it launch automatically upon login. However, I can't seem to figure out how to do this under Xfce. I've already tried modifying /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml with the following:

<property name="Client4_PerScreen" type="bool" value="false"/>


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Jun 25, 2010

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Mar 27, 2011

I am the latest stable Ubuntu (10.10) on an Asus netbook and have both GNOME an XFCE installed. I started with Gnome and than installed XFCE because it works slightly faster on that slow computer. In the beginning everything was fine, but at some point. I don't know when (but it was so also when I was running ubuntu 9.10, before I upgraded to 10). This is what started to happen: when I log in and choose XFCE, I first see my XFCE desktop.

Then it flickers back and forth between my XFCE and Gnome desktop (but the top panel remains the XFCE one), and eventually it settles on the GNOME desktop (which has its own color, different icons in different positions, and its own context menus). The general desktop environment is XFCE: the desktop panel and the itmes on it are XFCE, but the desktop area itself is my GNOME desktop. What I can do to get rid of the display of the GNOME desktop when I choose to use XFCE?

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Ubuntu :: Personalizing 11.04 - XFCE Desktop Environment

May 23, 2011

I know there is a screenshot thread already but this is not really for people to discuss and show off any old screenshot. I would like to see what some of you did with XFCE desktop environments. The reason being is I am having trouble personalizing my Xubuntu 11.04 and would like to see what you have done and tell me how you done it.

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Ubuntu :: New 11.04 Xfce Desktop - Not Unity Or Gnome 3?

May 31, 2011

Right now I am running 11.04, 10.04, 10.10. and I am using Unity, Gnome 2.32, and Xfce DE. Since 11.04 came out I have tried it with Unity, Gnome 3, Gnome 2.32 and Now Xfce. I have two internal hard drives and one USB hard drive that I use for testing. The two internal hd are running 10.10 and gnome 2.32 and the other running 11.04 and Unity. The USB hd now has 11.04 and Xfce.

After trying 11.04 with Unity and 11.04 with Gnome 3, I find them both designed wrong. They are very clumsy to use. (To many mouse movements and clicks) To many things need to be open and to many things to search for. I spend more time trying to do simple things that use to take me seconds to do in gnome 2.32.

Now that Gnome 3 is out, I believe gnome 2.32 is going away so I am looking for other avenues to go in. I have tried fedora and suse, but don't like the RPM's and there package manager. A few years ago I tried Xfce but liked gnome better.

This morning I decided to install it on a USB drive and give it a test drive. I find I really like it because I do things in seconds again. Things are easy to find and there is some things that are a lot like gnome 2.32. And one of the biggest things I like is it is so customisable. Also it boots very fast even from a USB drive. I believe I will be going to it as my main DE. I always liked Ubutnu and have use it since 2005 so I am glad I can stay with it even though I do not like or plan to use Unity or Gnome 3 in the future. This doesn't mean I will not change my mind, but as of now I do not like either one. Let see what will happen with the 11.10 release. Here are a few screen shots of 11.04 and Xfce.

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Fedora :: Load A Partition Automatically?

May 5, 2010

i would like to know how can load my windows partition in the moment that i logon in Fedora ? (Fedora 12 in my case, beatiful OS). This partition only have my data, nothing from Windows.

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Fedora :: Gnome-Do Error - Could Not Load Desktop Item - Libgnome-desktop-2.so.17

May 27, 2011

I'm running Fedora 15 with Gnome 3. I installed Gnome-Do using 'yum install gnome-do'. I opened it from the Terminal by typing 'gnome-do' but I keep getting an error message that says

Could not load desktop item: libgnome-desktop-2.so.17

Gnome-Do opens but it doesn't display any application I search for and when I try opening the Gnome-Do preferences, it quits.

I installed gnome-desktop-2.32.0-8.fc16.i686.rpm from here: [url] and then installed Gnome-Do. Everything works fine now.

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Mar 21, 2010

I have recently been exploring the xfce wm, and like it a lot, except one big thing: I have a number of files and links on my desktop, but by default only the first part of the file name is shown unless the icon/file is selected

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Aug 19, 2010

I know I can have the gnome desktop on my server by typing:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

But can I install the xubuntu (XFCE) desktop instead?

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Dead After Upgrade Xfce 4.8 (Xubuntu 10.10)?

Mar 10, 2011

I installed Xubuntu 10.10, fresh i don't configure or installed another program, i only installed nvidia drivers (I have a Geforce 9600 GT video card). The entire operating system, and xfce 4.6 was working fine. After, I make an upgrade to xfce 4.8, and when i loged on, everything loaded ok: xfce 4.8 version is working fine, the panels loaded and i can add items.

But there is a problem: My wallpaper image doesn't appear on desktop (only brown solid color), it doesn't show icons, i can't change wallaper in configuration panel (i can add an image but it does not appear in desktop), when I plug in a pendrive usb icon does no appear. And when I right click on the deadspace on the background the right click menu does not come up.

When i open desktop folder in thunar there is information, but icon files does not appear in desktop I thing that maybe is a setting that i can solve typing something in terminal, but i don't know what, i searched in google and in this forum and i found only one post but not related to xfce 4.8 and it was not useful[URL]...

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Mar 4, 2011

i have a RAMdisk set up on my desktop with a hidden folder of stuff in it; but i want to know is it possible for me to set ubuntu to copy the files to another directory on shutdown, and copy back again on startup?

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Jul 5, 2011

First, let me start off by saying that for the past 5-6 months I've been using Linux stand-alone without Windows at all. Recently though, I got netflix and found that there is no support for Linux distros. So, begrudgingly, I installed a small Windows Partition on my computer. So here's the problem: I can't boot back into Ubuntu. Whenever I turn on my computer, it automatically boots up into Windows 7. I know my Ubuntu partition is still there, because when I boot from my live disc I can see it. Is there a way I can fix this using Windows and/or a live disc?

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Mar 6, 2010

last night I updated F12 XFCE on my Acer Aspire One 8Gb SSD, there were about 140+ issues to update.

after reboot the dialog to select a user and login appeared, continuing nothing shows up -- no menu, no taskbar, no volumes, just the beautiful F12 background.

pressing ALT - F2 I am able to start commands, eg Thunar shows up displaying all volumes, files and even NFS remote drives. my conclusion is that everything works except the desktop...

how I can start the XFCE desktop environment so I can use the GUI?

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Aug 4, 2011

I installed it to check it out and I'm not a big fan... so how do I uninstall it to avoid getting the updates for it? I installed it through yum directly.

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Sep 21, 2015

I have PCI-device and driver for it - tmk1553b.ko

The problem is to make this device work i have to open terminal after system starts and write

Code: Select allcd /path/to/driver
sudo insmod ./tmk1553b.ko d0=1 t0="TAI" misc=1

But idea is that this PC will work without operator so driver must be loaded automatically. As i realized the solution is to make script but when i try google it shows me how and where to put this script but not how to make it. Also i've tried to put tmk1553b.ko to /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/misc but it doesn't work.

Debian 6.0.10 (squeeze)
Kernel 2.6.32-5-686

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Aug 6, 2010

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Jun 11, 2010

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Jul 19, 2010

I am trying to setup a ventrilo server. I want it to load the server automatically on system boot so it is running at all times. I have downloaded the server files and can manually start it, but I do not know where/how to make it start automatically.

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Feb 13, 2010

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Mar 4, 2011

i am trying to install xen on Debian with xfce desktop environment. The instruction for xen at the following link


says it is required to do the following:

- The Linux hotplug system (e.g., /sbin/hotplug and related scripts. I have downloaded the package "hotplug-2004_03_29.tar" and uzipped the package. I have the following files/packages:

testusr@debian:~/Downloads/hotplug-2004_03_29$ ls
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debian hotplug.8 Makefile README


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Feb 8, 2011

Howto create usb-hdd using live-helper to prevent xfce desktop from any changes? Normal user shouldn't change any icon on the desktop.

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Jun 3, 2011

conky draws the root background for sudo transparency, not the desktop image, so solve by using real transparency, but this means any desktop icon blinks or just vanishes, what to do,looked around for a while. but no further along, anyone else had this problem, anyone else solved this problem?

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Mar 4, 2011

I switched to xfce after repeated freezes in gnome-panel (2.28.1) due to unresolved 10-year-old bug (more than 8 applications when panel is vertical). My xfce (4.6.1) desktop comes without a shutdown launcher and ctrl-alt-del gives me a screensaver lock I tried adding a launcher, using
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Mar 18, 2011

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Sep 4, 2010

I have installed Damn Small Linux on an old laptop.very boot reports that the SSH has loaded as I have configured it to do so but does not load startx as instructed in .bash_profile.After bootup, the following is reported by the system.-bash: /home/dsl/.bash_profile: line 12: syntax error: unexpected end of fileThis is the content of the .bash_profile

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I am trying to make it in preseed-installation,but a problem have occured.I used

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Code: Select alld-i debian-installer/language string en
d-i debian-installer/country string JP
d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US.UTF-8
d-i localechooser/supported-locales en_US.UTF-8
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