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Desktop background goes crazy at startup

Why does my Xubuntu desktop background looks like this at startup? It happens for a few seconds and then displays a normal background image. The issue began after I switched the graphics card ...
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Installation of Windows7 in Virtualbox hangs at “Expanding Windows files”

The Storage settings in VBox look like so: Edit on closing this question: Note that this is not about Windows OS, but about a program running in Ubuntu. In this sense Virtualbox is no less ...
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Linux- cannot create folder in restricted area

I am new to linux - ubuntu (desktop). I have install Xampp which is working fine, now I need to create directory at /opt/lampp but cannot create due to permission level. I am using admin account, also ...
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Cmake and OIS library

I try to write a CmakeList.txt with OIS library but it does not work. I write : find_package(OIS REQUIRED) Error : CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:21 (find_package): By not providing ...
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What is the best way to increase my Ubuntu partition?

I am now using Xubuntu in dual-boot with Windows7 and I need more space for Ubuntu. I had installed it for testing purposes because before 12.04 I had no support for this laptop, but now it works fine ...
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(X)Ubuntu some graphics only render on 2/3 of screen

Short On Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Inspiron i3531-1200BK laptop , the xfce log-in screen only renders 2/3s of the screen, but issue is not present for xfce desktop after logging in. Issue also ...
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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Boot to GNU GRUB and stops

Please read this as coming from a complete beginner. After several months of pleasure using xubuntu why does my machine suddenly decide not to boot but go instead to the GNU Grub screen and ...
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Google domains are loading very slowly on occasion

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04, and in the past few weeks google domains have become unbearably slow to access on occasion. Even when I'm not on a google site (gmail, youtube, google search), I'll still ...
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Brighness controls & touchpad multi touch not working on Asus X553MA Laptop, Xubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux and have recently purchased an Asus X553MA laptop with a Baytrail processor and Intel HD Graphics. Unfortunately i am not able to change the brightness of the display. I have tried ...
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xubuntu: permanently unlocking/separating sound output channels

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and it has really useful feature of 'unlocking' output channels, so if channels are not locked together the volume level will be controlled separately. Unfortunately this ...
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Nvidia GT 740m hybrid on xubuntu 14.04

I am trying to get Xubuntu 14.04 running 100%. Right now I am running into an issue getting my video card to work properly. Installing the drivers from Ubuntu´s driver menu results in the Nvidia not ...
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Panel takes up the entire screen and I can't do anything

I was playing around with the panel settings and I accidentally made the panel take up the entire screen and now I can't see anything that I try to open. I tried to open the panel settings by right ...
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “overlay-scrollbar”

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 (Ubuntu + xubuntu-desktop), The following Message shown many times (such as executing mousepad , zenity etc). $ mousepad Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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xubuntu slow after installing skype 4.3

I installed Skype 4.3 using the .deb file from the Skype website and while doing so the computer became slow. The processor makes a sound now, like it is using too many resources. However, the Task ...
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After playing video file with player (VLC, Gnome player) Chrome cant start

I have played video file with video player, after that trying to open google chrome, but it freezes on opening, just shows in status bar chrome panel. And then i loging out from lubuntu and loging ...
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WIN7 instalation error 14.04.1 [on hold]

im operating windows 7 now (32 bit) but, why when after chosing wi-fi, the installer don't detect my windows 7 as my OS ? help me :)
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Xfce4 panel not responding to mouse(touch pad) clicks

That is the gist of it; basically I can no longer click (LMB or RMB) on a tab to access a window, nor can I click on an item on the right of the xfce panel. The only way to change windows is by ...
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Missing Settings Directory in Whisker Menu

On Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04+ xubuntu-desktop) Settings Directory is missing in Whisker Menu. Below is Screen-shot: How do I reset/restore/fix in Whisker Menu? Additional Info: $ cat ...
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Microphone not working Xubuntu 14.04

Since installing Xubuntu 14.04 the microphone has not worked either on my Laptop or Desktop installations. This is a system wide issue not confined to SKYPE. Testing I have performed thus far: ...
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Ubuntu on HP TX2500 (or Xubuntu, Lubuntu, etc.)

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and would like to run Ubuntu on my HP TX2500. Or Xubuntu if that would make it work more smooth. Or even Lubuntu. But I can't find any guides about installing some recent ...
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Remapping Alt-Tab behaviour on Xubuntu

How can I remap Alt+Tab behaviour in Xubuntu? I'd like to map this to a different combination as I'd like to keep Alt+Tab reserved to virtual machines that I run. I am aware that keyboard focus for ...
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Desktop Background Folder won't save with existing setting

I'm having a problem with Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Backgrounds. I originally set Folder to Backgrounds Hiking for each of two monitors (in a 4 workspace configuration and Apply to all ...
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Why does Xubuntu not shutdown, it just goes to the log in screen

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and when I try to shut down or restart via the GUI, it just goes to the login screen. I know a lot of people seem to have a similar problem, but usually they can shut down ...
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Meaning of files under /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/?

I installed Xubuntu from an .iso image. Then I installed ubuntu-desktop package from the repositories and removed xubuntu. However, the only file under /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d is 10-xubuntu.conf. ...
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GUI to mount disk images (iso, etc) in Xubuntu?

Given that something like Furius ISO Mount installs Nautilus and other stuff in Xfce, what would be more recommendable in Xubuntu? It seems that a such application must have some level of integration ...
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org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power Settings Ignored in Xubuntu 14.04.1

In dconf-editor I navigated to org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power and set percentage-action to 40, percentage-critical to 45, percentage-low to 50, critical-battery-action to hibernate, and ...
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Computer hacked? VNC server request

I am a new user since April. I run 12.04 LTS and install all security updates. That is, until API to write one's own vnc server showed up as a secjurity upgrade. It sounds suspicious. I deselected it. ...
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How do I change the default video to 1024 by 768 on Xubuntu 14.04

I am trying to get an old Fujitsu laptop to work on Xubuntu 14.04. In safe mode the default resolution is 1024 by 768 in the the normal mode it is 640 by 480 with no other options. The video is SIS ...
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How to quickly enable/disable touchpad in Xubuntu 14.04 without installing other applications?

In Xubuntu 14.04. accessing the settings to disable and enable the touchpad are a bit hidden - in Settings-Mouse and Touchpad, and once there, there are a few other clicks needed. I have tried by ...
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modem stopped from being detected

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and installed xubuntu-desktop environment. I removed unity by sudo apt-get purge unity ubuntu-desktop. All workings fine on Xubuntu. Today when I visited this where there ...
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Launcher for a specific Chromium profile in Xubuntu?

What is the command to add into a Xfce launcher that would start a specific Chromium profile?
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xubuntu 14.04 no virtual terminals

I have an Acer AO722 with the following graphics hardware: *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6290] vendor: Advanced ...
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How to go back to default ubuntu greeter?

I setup my PC from a Xubuntu iso file. After a while, I decided to install the ubuntu-desktop package to switch to Ubuntu. When I turn on my PC, the greeter I get is the same that came with Xubuntu. ...
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add authentication prompt to thunar file manager

I would like to know if there's a way to be asked for authentication every time I open thunar file manager. sort of like when you open synaptic package manager. I've tried cryptkeeper and other things ...
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Xubuntu - Maximize window instead of top half on snap up

I want to maximize window instead of making it fill the top half of the screen on snap up. I can't find how to change it in settings.
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Thunar custom action to open terminal as root

How to edit the custom action that would open a root Terminal in a given folder? Here it says to use gksu terminal here to add gksu “xfce4-terminal –default-working-directory=%f” But they don't ...
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What is the best way of monitoring GPU temperature in Xubuntu 14.04 when using the OpenSource driver?

I had a severe problem with GPU temperature in 12.04 and even later, and even if that seems gone in 14.04, I want to keep an eye on my GPU. Is there a program that would display that, in the ...
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Gparted not working correctly

So, I'm using gparted as an application installed with sudo apt-get install gparted on Xubuntu 14.0 with MATE. I'm trying to resize my Mac's hard drive partition down for free space. What happens ...
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Can't see text in text boxes using Gnomish Dark theme.

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I just started using it about a week ago. I am also somewhat new to Linux. I installed a theme called Gnomish Dark, which I really like, but I have found that on certain ...
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The system is not shut down in Xubuntu

I try to shut Xubuntu down properly from the shut down button. However, it just goes to the black screen with the word "Xubuntu" with the "wait for state stop/waiting", and stays there all night. The ...
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No bluetooth on xubuntu 14.04

The Bluetooth Manager(gui tool) allows to search but all for nothing. dmesg | grep Blue returns [ 11.187895] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.17 [ 11.187914] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection ...
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Dual Partition, Eclipse program

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and Xubuntu 14.04 installed on my system as dual boot. I have setup Eclipse in my Xubuntu for android developement. Is there a way I can use that in my Ubuntu partition? If not, ...
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Xubuntu 14 Desktop on Xubuntu 12

I have both xubuntu 14 and xubuntu 12 installed on my machine. I need to use them both regularly. Is there any way I can make my xubuntu 12 look more like xubuntu 14. I have installed the whisker ...
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Slow copy/move transfer rate on the same HD

I have a notebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and everytime I try to copy/move files (of any size) between to partitions of the same HD (both ext4) I get a transfer rate of ~ 3MB/s. What can I do? I ...
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Audio Fails in xubuntu 14.04

Hi I have problems with my audio on xubuntu 14.04 when I hear music if the audio bar topping the audio output power drops to 50 % something that forces me to use windows when I party at my house. ...
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Screen issue after update

New to Linux. I'm running XUbuntu 14.04 on a VM. There is no issue before update but after updating via software updater and rebooting, this happens: The right area of the screen is not clickable ...
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How do I uninstall Xubuntu? [duplicate]

My Nan was originally on Windows XP so I changed it to Ubuntu. She had problems using it so I changed it to Xubuntu (as I could make it look similar to Windows and she woul d find it easier to use. ...
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problem getting microphone to work in xubuntu running inside virtualbox

I recently installed xubuntu 14.04.1 on my Windows 8 host with Virtualbox 4.3, and it's really great. I use it for my freelance job so I can separate my work activites from my personal activites. Only ...
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No alongside option [duplicate]

I want to install Xubuntu on a Sony Vaio Fit 14. I followed the this guide, but when I want to install it from live USB there is no alongside option. I guess it´s because I have more than 4 primary ...