Xubuntu

Better Remmina Resolution under Xubuntu Linux

Remmina, a popular program used to RDP into Windows systems from Xubuntu (and other flavours of) Linux, has a default maximum resolution of 1400x1050. For years I just assumed I was stuck at this maximum resolution until I looked a little closer. It's possible to add your own resolution sizes to Remmina, and it's as simple as a few mouse and keyboard clicks.

Stop Xubuntu 20.04 from blanking the screen every 5 minutes

One of the things that often confuses people new to Xubuntu Linux is that the screen goes blank after 5 minutes of inactivity. This blank screen is actually Xubuntu’s default screensaver setting. Both the blank screen and 5 minute setting can be changed through the screensaver and power management settings.

Xubuntu 20.04 Thunar archive bug

There is a bug in the archive plugin for the XFCE-based file manager Thunar in Xubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20.1. The bug appears when you right click on any LibreOffice file. Normally you should be able to "create archive" when you click on a file in Thunar, this is the case for most files, but not LibreOffice files (.ods, .odt, etc.).

Installing and running Diablo III on Xubuntu 20.04 (with dual monitors)

Diablo III on Xubuntu 20.04 Linux brief overview

It works, not as good as it does on Windows 10, but it's very playable with some changes. I had to make some changes for to increase performance, but this might not be as much of a factor if you have a better video card.

[Advanced] Configuring LIRC 0.10x in Ubuntu 20.04

LIRC is a software package that lets you use common remote control with certain programs like KODI. Ubuntu 18.04 used to use LIRC version 0.9x. LIRC was recently upgraded and the new version is vastly different than the previous version. When LIRC was installed in earlier versions it specifically prompted the administrator to select which remote to use (usually something like Windows Media Centre Edition (MCE) remote). This doesn't happen with the new version, 0.10x, in Ubuntu 20.04. This problem seems to be one that a lot of people have. Here's what worked for me.