Tag Archives: xfce

Optimizing HDMI out

Connecting my netbook to a TV via HDMI out took some tweaking to get working.  Advertisements

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Enabling the NetworkManager applet on openSUSE

With default settings, the NetworkManager applet on openSUSE is disabled. Here’s how to enable it.

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Minimizing Evolution to the Xfce notification area

Minimizing Evolution to the Xfce notification area isn’t available out of the box but can be set up.

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Tweaking Xfce

Xfce is, of this writing, my favorite desktop environment in Linux. There are so many configuration options that I find it helpful to write down here my preferred settings.

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Installation notes, Linux Mint Debian 201204

Notes taken during a clean install of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201204. This is a supplement to my notes on installing a new distribution.

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Recovering the Xfce panel

An unclean shutdown can damage the Xfce panel. Fortunately, this is easy to fix.

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Automatically starting an application or script on login

Sometimes you will want to automatically start an application or script when a particular user logs in. For example, I like to have the system monitor gkrellm automatically started and always running. How this is done is environment-specific; here are … Continue reading

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Gerencia installation notes

Notes taken during my fresh install of mdv2008.1 on gerencia.

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Fenix configuration notes

I attempted to revive a sluggish computer, first running Mandriva 2008.1 and then with a new install of Mandriva 2009.1. This is a supplement to my notes on installing a new distribution and setting up a lightweight workstation.

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Modifying the Xfce application menu

The Xfce menu is automatically generated, creating or removing entries as applications are installed or uninstalled. While convenient, many users want to customize their menus and are dismayed to find that Xfce’s menu editor is of no help in modifying … Continue reading

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