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XFCE | settings | removable media | auto mount without opening file browser

In XFCE | goto settings | click removable media | uncheck browse

XFCE will now auto mount media without opening file browser (a real help if you are re flashing balena.io raspberry pi resin os images that have 5 partitions)

XFCE by default pops up a very irritating thunar file manager window for EVERY mount


balina.io raspberry pi resin OS SD card now mounts 5 partitions without 5 popups

/dev/sdb1 on /media/cdarra/resin-boot type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdb2 on /media/cdarra/resin-rootA type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdb3 on /media/cdarra/resin-rootB type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdb5 on /media/cdarra/resin-state type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdb6 on /media/cdarra/resin-data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uhelper=udisks2)


red hat gnu/linux distros & the xfce desktop environment

red hat gnu/linux distros & the xfce desktop environment

according to red hat you can only install from http://www.xfce.org/download

but if you add the fedoraproject EPEL repo you can install xfce desktop onto oracle linux 7 (and red hat ?)

# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum groupinstall xfce

then logout click options and choose xfce session instead of gnome and login

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
repo id                    repo name                                                                         status
epel/x86_64                Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64                                    13,174
ol7_UEKR5/x86_64           Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 for Oracle Linux 7Server (x86_64)     125
ol7_developer_EPEL/x86_64  Oracle Linux 7Server Development Packages (x86_64)                                26,135
ol7_latest/x86_64          Oracle Linux 7Server Latest (x86_64)                                              12,818
repolist: 52,252

BTW if you are using centos you can simply use rpm / yum

# yum install epel-release
# yum groupinstall "X Window system"
# yum groupinstall "Xfce"


linuxlite xfce4 panel plugins part 2

linuxlite xfce4 panel plugins part


xfce panel plugins

xfce panel plugins

installed by default if you are using xubuntu but you’ll need to add them if you’re using opensuse xfce

# zypper install xfce4-panel-plugin-cpugraph 
# zypper install xfce4-panel-plugin-netload 
# zypper install xfce4-panel-plugin-systemload

xubuntu 10, 11, 12 & 13 alt print screen problems

in ubuntu & xubuntu 10, 11, 12 & 13 (especially in a vmware player vm) you may have problems with alt print screen not printing the current window and according to some of the comments in the “official” bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/metacity/+bug/642792 it isnt a bug in ubuntu but it is actually a bug in windoz that it does work

one way of fixing is to create your own keyboard shortcut as follows


  • xfce | settings manager | other | settings editor | xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts

then add your own | new | keyboard shortcut

  • /commands/custom/<Super>Print

that executes

  • xfce4-screenshooter -w

which will make Windoz-PrintScreen work instead of Alt-PrintScreen

xubuntu xfce alt print screen
also many thanks to

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS & Ubuntu JeOS have landed

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support) Desktop and Server Editions are now available !

If you want to run Ubuntu VM guests you might be very interested in Ubuntu Server Edition JeOS or if you want a lightweight Ubuntu for old low spec hardware (ie PII with 256M of RAM) you could try Xubuntu !

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