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#1 2021-05-07 16:07:57

jakfish
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Registered: 2019-12-23
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Will the xfce Panel Install on Ubuntu 18.04 Unity Desktop?

I have a one netbook mix A1 and trying to run linux on it is problematic.

The only flavor that recognizes the touchscreen axis is Ubuntu 18.04 (every other OS mistakes landscape for portrait mode).

I really miss the xfce desktop but installing the desktop creates the same axis problems even though I'm running xfce on top of vanilla Ubuntu.

Is it possible to install the xfce panel and run it over the Unity panel?

Jake

Last edited by jakfish (2021-05-07 16:17:48)

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#2 2021-05-14 16:37:09

jakfish
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Registered: 2019-12-23
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Re: Will the xfce Panel Install on Ubuntu 18.04 Unity Desktop?

While I never did find an answer to running an xfce panel on vanilla Ubuntu, I was able to figure out how to calibrate an A1 screen on default xfce:

xrandr -o left
xinput set-float-prop "pointer:GXTP7386:00 27C6:0113" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 0, -1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1

Upon resume from suspend, the touchscreen remains calibrated, but the screen must be re-rotated.

I can't tell you how nice it is to be done with gnome/unity.

Jake

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#3 2021-05-15 09:20:56

deanr
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Registered: 2021-04-08
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Re: Will the xfce Panel Install on Ubuntu 18.04 Unity Desktop?

I've had xfce panel running on Plasma and awesomewm before just by having it autostart on boot. I don't see why this wouldn't work on any of the 'buntus.

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#4 2021-05-15 14:11:28

jakfish
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Re: Will the xfce Panel Install on Ubuntu 18.04 Unity Desktop?

That's good to know. Was it a big install, lots of dependencies? I run Thunar on Gemian (Stretch ARM on Planet Computer Gemini phone) and it installed with about 15mbs of needed files--well worth it.

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#5 2021-05-19 15:57:57

deanr
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Re: Will the xfce Panel Install on Ubuntu 18.04 Unity Desktop?

Can't recall if it was a big install to be honest. I doubt it. But looking at synaptic there does appear to be quite a lot of 'lib' dependencies - but these could all be related to plugins for all I know.

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