Friday, October 24, 2014

[NEWS] Xubuntu 14.10 Released!

Xubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn has been released.

No big news to report, but here's some changes/highlights:

  • New Xfce Power Manager plugin is added to the panel
  • Items in the newly themed alt-tab dialog can now be clicked with the mouse
  • pkexec instead of gksu
  • XChat removed and Inxi added to default installed applications.

Get it here. You can download the new Xubuntu via Torrent or HTTP. If possible choose Torrent to not overload the servers.

References

Xubuntu 14.10 released! | Xubuntu.org

Saturday, October 18, 2014

[SOLVED] Thunar Error Setting Permissions

Problem

When copying or moving files to a NTFS partition an annoying error message about setting permissions is shown. The files are still copied/moved.

Thunar Error Setting Permissions

Solution

This can be easily fixed by adding uid=1000 to your mounting options in /etc/fstab.

  1. Open fstab with root permissions: sudo mousepad /etc/fstab (replace mousepad with the command for your favorite text editor).
  2. Find the line corresponding to your NTFS partition (see example bellow for help).
  3. Add uid=1000 after umask=007, use commas (again see example).
Example

How it looks by default:

# /media/Data was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
UUID=702907667255DAFB /media/Data     ntfs    defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0       0

After adding uid=1000:

# /media/Data was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
UUID=702907667255DAFB /media/Data     ntfs    defaults umask=007,uid=1000,gid=46 0       0

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

[SOLVED] Thunar Slow Startup

Problem

Thunar takes several seconds to open when it's run for the first time on the session.

Solution

Open a terminal window and run this command:

sudo sed -i 's/AutoMount=true/AutoMount=false/' /usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount

References

[SOLVED] Thunar slow to start under xfce 4.10

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[HOW TO] Install Silverlight Plugin in Xubuntu

In this article we'll learn how to install the Silverlight Plugin in Xubuntu (tested in Firefox and Xubuntu 14.04). We'll install Pipelight, which is a plugin that allows to view Silverlight videos in Ubuntu which is needed to use services as Netflix or MEO Go.

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pipelight -y && sudo pipelight-plugin --update && sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

Usage

Restarting your browser after installing and grant permission to run the plugin when the browser asks for it.

References

Install Silverlight alternative Pipelight in Ubuntu 14.04

Friday, July 18, 2014

[NEWS] Ubuntu 13.10 Support Ended

The official support for Ubuntu 13.10, and its derivatives, ended July 17, 2014 (9 months after its release). So it will no longer receive system updates.

If you are still using Xubuntu 13.10 it's recommended that you upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04, which is long term supported.

Here I described how to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, but the instructions are the same to upgrade 13.10 to 14.04.

References

Time to Upgrade: Ubuntu 13.10 Support Ends Today

Friday, April 18, 2014

[NEWS] Xubuntu 14.04 released!

Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr has been released. It is a long-term-supported (LTS) release and will be supported for 3 years.

Here are the highlights of this release:

  • Light Locker replaces xscreensaver for screen locking, a setting editing GUI is included
  • The panel layout is updated, and now uses Whiskermenu as the default menu
  • Mugshot is included to allow you to easily edit your personal preferences
  • MenuLibre for menu editing, with full Xfce support, replaces Alacarte
  • A community wallpapers package, which includes work from the five winners of the wallpaper contest
  • GTK Theme Config to customize your desktop theme colors
  • Updated artwork, including various enhancements to themes as well as a new default wallpaper

Download it HERE!

References

Xubuntu 14.04 released!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

[NEWS] Ubuntu One has been discontinued

The Ubuntu One cloud syncing service will no longer be provided after 1 June 2014. Here's some quotes from their website:

We are sorry to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. It is no longer possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores have been removed. As always, your content belongs to you. If you have already uploaded any content you can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

Customers who have an active annual subscription will have their unused fees refunded.

References

Ubuntu One: Shutdown notice
Canonical Blog