Ubuntu :: Netbook Desktop Environment

Nov 5, 2010

I recently upgraded from 10.04 to maverick(desktop edition). the problem is my netbook edition environment is not working properly.. can any1 tell me how to reset/reinstall the packages for netbook environment?

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General :: Lightweight Desktop Environment For Netbook?

Aug 2, 2010

I'm currently installing Arch Linux on my old netbook. What desktop environment should I use? GNOME and KDE both seem way too big and unnecessarily fancy for what I want to do with my basic netbook. I just want internet, read pdfs, run emacs. no fancy stuff. What should I use? xfce? lxde? and why?

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Ubuntu :: Netbook Edition Environment Not Working?

Oct 26, 2010

i am currently using ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition and i recently noticed the net book edition option in the login screen. i googled a bit on it an liked the screenshots. so decided to give it a try. i dunno what the problem is but after i login, i just get a plain screen ( no application panel or the side panel )but the options work.. i just don't see them on the screen. like when i click on the left top corner, i get the proper window and i can start apps from it.. i just cant see the panel or the side bar. and the other problem is that after any app is launched, i wont get the title bar also.. btw, here is a screenshot of the desktop. notice the bands at the top and the side. those are supposed to be my panels.. but no icons. if i click on the extreme top left i get the menu for selecting options like web music etc.

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Ubuntu :: Lightweight Netbook Environment - Openbox Vs Metacity

Dec 27, 2010

After installing UNR, I found the unity interface to be lacking advanced features, support on forums and tweaks. So I installed the ubuntu desktop, but I kept maximus (and tweaked the list of apps which shouldn't be maximized, so I am pretty happy with maximus). Since netbooks aren't as fast, I wanted to get a more lightweight desktop environment. I started with replacing Metacity with Openbox (since it seems to be quite popular). I noticed that after logging in my memory usage was 186 MB and 189 MB after running ubuntu tweak, for both window managers. If Openbox would be as lightweight as it claims to be I find it rather strange that I don't notice any difference in memory usage. (about my "test": I changed the default window manager using ubuntu tweak, logged out and logged back in to start a new session, opened system monitor to measure memory usage)

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OpenSUSE :: Lost KDE Desktop Effects Settings After Install Gnome Desktop Environment

Jun 6, 2010

I installed Gnome desktop environment recently then ;I' ve lost KDE desktop effects settings. I just can see Compiz Configirator. I cant configure effects independently. There is same settings in gnome and kde. And also I cant change windows appearence.

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General :: Desktop Environment As Root - Files Created By The Desktop That Could Compromise The System

Jul 20, 2011

a server at work has been accessed through the desktop environment as root. I know this is a risk and since I have never done it before I was wondering if there are any files created by the desktop that could compromise the system and how could I clean it up.

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Ubuntu :: Best Desktop Environment For A Old Pc?

Nov 25, 2010

what best desktop environment for a pentiun iii 1GHz, 256 Mb RAM and 64 Mb of video card. Like Gnome, KDE, Fluxbox, Openbox, Blackbox, XFCE or other, don't care if have or not menus or docks, I need it became fast and can see videos not in slow-motion.

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Ubuntu :: Way To Change The Desktop Environment ?

Jan 12, 2010

Now I know this is an Ubuntu forum, but my question is really for Linux distros in general. An obvious newbie to linux, I was just wondering if I could change the default desktop environment that comes with distros: for example Ubuntu comes with GNOME. There is a way to change that to something like, for example, xfce or Openbox right? Or are these environments set for each distro?

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Ubuntu :: Use A Mono App As A Desktop Environment?

Apr 19, 2010

I have a shell I have written in C# for Windows. I have ported it over to Linux (Ubuntu) and it works well as an app running under Gnome.

What I would like to know is how to use the shell I have written instead of Gnome? What I want is a way of booting straight into my custom shell without the default desktop environment loading.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Any Desktop Environment With 9.10?

Apr 24, 2010

I am a different distribution Linux user but considering to install Ubuntu Server 9.10 to run my personal website.

Question about Ubuntu Server version - does it come with some desktop environment like Gnome or KDE? I would be running Ubuntu Server on my home machine so it would be a nice bonus if I could use it to browse internet or check email.

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Ubuntu :: Just Install Desktop Environment?

May 6, 2010

I know you can install the Kubuntu desktop in ubuntu via synaptic. But as many of you well know this also installs a whole bunch of KDE programs and such like. Is there a way just to install the desktop environment?

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Environment Not Showing In 10.10

Oct 26, 2010

I just updated today my ubuntu from 10.04 to 10.10. All worked ok until I rebooted my computer. After that, it showed me the terminal window instead of the desktop environment i had. I tried to reinstall ubuntu_desktop, but nothing.

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Ubuntu :: Use The Desktop Environment From Plan 9?

Nov 29, 2010

Instead having a large desktop environment why dont we use the desktop environment from plan 9.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Environment Fails After Log In

Jan 28, 2011

Last night I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 and ran into some problems. I can only work in the desktop GUI in safe mode, the regular Desktop environment loads up rarely. Here is some hardware info:

Toshiba Satellite L25-S1217
Intel Celeron 1.6 GHz
RAM 874 MiB
Available disk space 47.5 GiB

Now, here is the dmesg output....notice the errors at the bottom (Idon't know what they mean, but I suspect that xwindows is having trouble mounting)


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Ubuntu :: Installing Nothing But Another Desktop Environment?

May 13, 2011

I'm running a regular installation of Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome.I would like to try LXDE and other desktop environment,BUT without installing the entire Lubuntu.Last time I tried something like that,I installed the kubuntu-desktop package which came with a ton of software I didn't want.I couldn't even remove it easily, so I followed a tutorial which made me remove some of the software I had BEFORE messing with KDE.So what I'm asking is simple-is there a standalone package that installs nothing but another desktop environment? I also want to be able to remove it with a simple apt-get remove.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Environment For A Slower PC?

Jun 18, 2011

I have an older IBM P3 laptop im running ubuntu on. And im wondering if there's a way to change the desktop environment to one which would use less system resources. Im currently running the default. I've used other distros way back in the day that would allow you to use KDE. Can KDE be installed and would this be a better option for an older computer?

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Ubuntu :: Select The Desktop Environment Within Wubi?

Jan 6, 2010

According to the Wubi FAQ one can "select the desktop environment within Wubi" - does this mean that after installing Ubuntu using Wubi, once can opt to log in with KDE etc. each time? Or do they need to be installed separately?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install X11 As The Desktop Environment

Feb 8, 2010

I recently had to get a new PC, I am left with one that while it doesn't do what I needed to, still works just fine so I would like to turn it into a barebones file server. I could do this under Windows, I have an old copy of W2K server install I got from my networking class... but I'd rather do it via Ubuntu.I know there are automated install options but I can't figure out how to make use of them. All I need to have it do, is on install:Install X11 as the desktop environment (lightweight, resource friendly).Install VNC to allow me to remotely administer the server and fine-tune any configurations Setup up the NIC so I can obviously network it.

If there's a way to strip off the extra programs (ie: games, office software, graphics editors, etc), that'd be fine. I'm unsure if I want to do any media streaming (specifically of music, unsure if the onboard graphics is suited to video)I don't have a spare monitor to hook this up with, and I want to stash this machine in an out-of-the way place where it won't be noticed.Can anyone help me or point out an 'idiot's guide to automated installing Ubuntu' by any chance?

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Ubuntu :: How To Stop 10.04 Automatically Going Into The Desktop Environment

Jul 22, 2010

how do I stop 10.04 automatically going into the desktop environment?I want to be able to select command line, or gnome, or lxde

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Ubuntu :: Composited Desktop-environment Error?

Sep 29, 2010

For some reason when i booted up today i got the message: "You are not running under a composited desktop-environment. The Desktop Art Plugin cannot work without one."

Any Idea what this means or how I can fix it? it has stuffed around with my conky positioning too for some reason. Im running Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 with Gnome DE

when i do a screenfetch is says - 'Finding desktop environment...found as 'GNOME'[URL]..

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Ubuntu :: Back To Desktop Environment From Init 1?

Oct 24, 2010

I have been using Debian desktop environment for years. There, I can sudo init 1; do maintenance; exit to desktop environment again. But when I `resume' from Ubuntu-10.10's maintenance mode, I can just Ctrl-Alt-F1 to login and there seems not an interesting process running.

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Ubuntu :: How To Change Default Desktop Environment

Oct 27, 2010

I would like to know how I can change my default desktop environement. I don't use gdm at all, I don't want to. I prefer startx (I boot into terminal mode). Also, I would like a global setting.
not ~/.xinitrc

For example in fedora the default desktop is setup in this file: /etc/sysconfig/desktop. So I can change the default desktop for all users just by modifying this file. How can this be done in ubuntu?

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Ubuntu :: Set Gdm To Default And Get A Provisional Desktop Environment?

Dec 29, 2010

I have problems with gdm after i login it kicks me back to the login screen. i tried few solutions but it didnt work (only have wifi access, cant use apt-get). I only need to backup few folders before i can reinstall ubuntu but unfortunately i have some command problems with mount. I tried to kill gdm but it didnt help. How can i set gdm to default? or rather how can i get a provisional desktop environment?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Get Back To The Desktop Environment?

Feb 13, 2011

I just set up a new PC with a copy of 10.04.2 from the disk that came with "The official Umbuntu book" This morning it prompted me to run updates so I did; now I cannot get back to the desktop invironment. Tried F7, but it stops at "checking battery state."

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Environment Freeze After Login?

Mar 19, 2011

My ubuntu 10.10 desktop environment freezes at right after login, with the window prompt to "unlock keyring" in the foreground. The cursor still can be moved around the screen with the touchpad or mouse. Mouseover of Docky elicits the usual animation but there is no response to clicking it. There is no other response elicited from moving the mouse over or clicking anything else on the screen, including the taskbar and the hot corners i have set up. However the screen still goes dim and to sleep when left unattended and can be reawoken. The netbook also still recognises when it is plugged into a power source.

Background info: I have been dual booting windows 7 starter and ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition for about 2 months now on my ASUS eeepc1005pe netbook with no issues till now. The problem only started when i booted up into windows 7 starter without having shut down ubuntu completely. My netbook was hibernating when i mistakenly chose to boot into win 7 starter at the bootloader. Now this freeze happens every single time i try to boot into ubuntu. But i am still able to boot into win 7 starter without any problems.

The same sequence of events occurs each time i try to start ubuntu. The boot goes fine, then the automatic login occurs, then compiz loads fine then my desktop environment appears with all the same windows and programs open on the desktop as the last time i had managed to use ubuntu except that the keyring login prompt appears in the foreground and then everything freezes as i have described.

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Ubuntu :: Remote Login In Desktop Environment?

Apr 6, 2011

I have my work PC in the office, and time to time I access it via TeamViewer from home. I have access to it also via ssh, over the VPN connection. I have problems with this setup, when for some reason the work PC must be rebooted (or it just happened by itself - power failure). The Ubuntu gets to the login screen and that's it. I can not access it remotely because the TeamViewer application is not started on that PC yet. I'd like to know, if there is a way how I can access my work PC over the VPN connection - open SSH session, and write some commands, to log in that desktop environment user, and launch the TeamViewer application. Ie, if someone would be looking on the screen at that moment, she would see that login screen disappears, desktop environment is loaded, and the TeamViewer app is started.

If that's not possible, then, I guess, I'll have resort to some alternative remote access tool (ie, VNC) what could be loaded before the Ubuntu login screen is shown. Then I could access it over the VPN connection, using appropriate client.

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Ubuntu :: Switching Between Kde And Gnome Desktop Environment?

Apr 11, 2011

I have a question about switching between desktop environments like kde and gnome. I'm using ubuntu 10.04 with gnome 2.x and with a really cool theme I found and mixed. I would like to check kde desktop because I kinda like the appearance of it. I have also cairo dock and compiz configured for my needs. my question is whether I can switch to kde desktop without losing my customized gnome environment if I decide to switch back to gnome? (I know that to switch session you need to log out but that's not the point) the next question is how can I install kde without losing the customized gnome theme I have ?( if the answer for the first question is negative)

the final question is whether I lose data when I switch desktop and if do than what specifically.

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Ubuntu :: Still Running With Gnome As The Desktop Environment?

Apr 30, 2011

Is the new Ubuntu still running with Gnome as the desktop environment? I seem to remember hearing somewhere that it was something else - does that mean I could uninstall Gnome?

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Ubuntu :: Crippled Desktop Environment After A Particular Reboot?

May 21, 2011

xubuntu 11.4 . my VLC was still playing when i pressed "reboot",it didn't reboot till i closed the VLC window,then it rebooted to a crippled desktop environment.(i regenerated the problem 3 times)

description of the crippled environment in the setting manager the "windows manager tweaks" and "windows manager" were empty(no settings in them) no full screen with videos and pictures no transparency effects windows didn't have the title bar,and can not be moved (except firefox)open windows didn't appear in the panel message boxes appeared embedded in the parent window alt+tab didn't work and more so i created a new user and his desktop was healthy i repeated the reboot procedure described above, and the same problem appeared again and again.

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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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