Category Archives: XFCE 4

Disabling the touchpad on a Dell E6400 with Xubuntu

I dislike touchpads.  Okay, that’s not quite true, I truly despise touchpads!  Given the choice between a trackpoint (the knob pointer control in the keyboard) and a touchpad (a.k.a. scratchpad), I’ll take the trackpoint every time.  I absolutely love the … Continue reading

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Restoring screen brightness step size on XFCE4

I’ve been annoyed by the behavior of recent Debian/XFCE4/GNOME3 releases that have reduced the number of screen brightness levels from the T60’s default of 8 to 4.  The problem seems to stem from the removal of hal from recent desktop … Continue reading

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Enable the PC speaker beep in XFCE Terminal

This proved to be a simple fix, follow the instructions.  This assumes the pcspkr kernel module is loaded (`lsmod | grep pcspkr’) and not blacklisted in a file in /etc/modprobe.d On to the next question, why?  Since I began using … Continue reading

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