It is strange that Linux Mint has such great sound effects in Cinnamon and they can all be heard, but they do not work on the Linux Mint XFCE desktop. Fret not. The effects are there, but the sounds have to be enabled. This applies to the XFCE desktop in any Linux distribution. To enable … Continue reading Enable login sound in Linux Mint on the XFCE desktop environment
To open a LUKS container file in Thunar file manager in Linux, right click on the container file and select the option Open with Disk Image Mounter. This way, the LUKS container will appear as Device in thunar and can be mounted.
Upon installing the XFCE desktop, everything works fine. However, Cut, Copy and Paste menu options are greyed out in Thunar. To enable this, select Settings -> Session and Startup -> Advanced and uncheck the box where it says Launch GNOME services on startup. Reboot the computer and you will be able to cut, copy and … Continue reading How to enable Cut, Copy and Paste menu options in Thunar after installing xubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 18.10
To install Xubuntu after you have install Ubuntu 18.10 with the default Gnome desktop, make sure to take a backup of your data and then open a terminal window and run the following commands: $ sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop <enter>$ sudo apt-get purge whoopsie orage gigolo catfish snap* parole* <enter>$ sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-gnome-desktop <enter>$ … Continue reading Install XFCE desktop and remove Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 18.10
If you have insynchq.com Google Drive sync Application, you will find that upon start, it displays the icon in the app indicator area of the desktop menu bar. However, upon clicking the insync icon, it does nothing. To overcome this, open a Linux terminal, and enter the following command: To stop insync: $ insync stop … Continue reading How to enable the Insync Google Drive application menu in app indicators on XFCE
Never could understand why getting Google to give a Google Drive client for Linux is so hard. However, there are several solutions to this and the Gnome 3+ Desktop Environment offers a good way to access Google Online Accounts. If you use XFCE desktop with Xubuntu, it makes no sense to download the whole Gnome … Continue reading How to use Google Drive in Linux with XFCE desktop or Xubuntu 18.04 LTS
Noticed that each time I added or downloaded a file, it resulted in excessive use of the CPU. This happens on XFCE desktop in Linux. Looking up the process list, found that tumblerd was utilizing up to 86% of the CPU and leading all other applications and processes to be very slow. Tumbler is used … Continue reading How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux
It takes some time to get used to a new desktop environment, like Gnome 3. To help you get time to use the Gnome 3 graphical user interface (GUI), you can install the XFCE or LXDE desktop environments as alternatives: To install XFCE: # yum groupinstall xfce <enter> To install LXDE: # yum groupinstall lxde … Continue reading Install XFCE or LXDE as alternate desktops