Xubuntu is a community developed, Ubuntu-based (Ubuntu with XFCE desktop environment) Linux operating system.

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Setting up Proxy vs VPN

I doubt that my ISP is eavesdropping while I am using Internet. So I want to get anonymous from them. Please provide me some information which is best to be anonymous, VPN or Proxy. Also I want them ...
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Ethernet not getting detected on xubuntu

Ethernet suddenly stopped getting detected in my xubuntu a couple of days ago. It is working fine in Windows 8. Went through several threads here and elsewhere but nothing has helped so far. I have ...
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Run an Ubuntu app in browser

I want to know how to run Ubuntu app or program in a browser like chrome. I know the ways of vnc server and gdk+ Broadway. I need other ways.
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How can I synchronize my user settings between my desktop and my live USB?

I've got a persistent-storage live USB (with a separate casper-rw partition), with Xubuntu 14.04 on it. I've got the same OS on my desktop, and I'd like to be able to synchronize my settings between ...
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Setting up softether vpn client

I downloaded the softether vpn client for my xubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) but after that I am unable to proceed further. And they also don't have the installation guide for vpnclient ( they have for ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 post install encryption

I have just installed Xubuntu 15.04 with /boot, /root, /home and swap all on different partitions, however the out of the box installer only gave me the option to encrypt /home. I want to encrypt ...
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VLC Player and VirtualBox font problem in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've installed VLC player and VirtualBox. Both of them have the similar character/font problem as you may see from the screen shots. I also tried to install and re-installing them via Software Center ...
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Windows 8 next to Xubuntu

Aye, I have already installed latest Xubuntu and it takes my whole disk. I want to install Windows 8 now next to it. Can I make Xubuntu partionion smaller to make space for Windows? How?
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Xubuntu black screen after install (restart) HELP

I've never used this OS or anything like it (we all have to start somewhere) Ok, old laptop, nothing special. Have managed to format drive and install xubuntu (after multiple attempts) but as it ...
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Thunar lost files after dragging to and dropping onto folder!

I made some new folders, and then dragged files to them, to organize them in Thunar. I then opened the folders, and the files are not there! I opened the folder properties, and it says there are ...
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Boot “hangs” when NVIDIA binary driver is installed

THE BACKGROUND Installed a fresh version of Xubuntu 15.04 and started up a game (Team Fortress 2), to my surprise it ran horribly even though I have a GTX 970. My system apparently recognized the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Help with portrait orientation in dual monitor setup (Nvidia GPU)

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and am using a GTX 660 with 2 1920x1080p monitors. By assigning the commands xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rotate normal and xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rotate left to certain key ...
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How to totally remove the whole root administrator thing?

I don't want to get snagged up on the root administrator business in Ubuntu. I want to be able to put things in directories and remove them without long command line conversations (that I have to ...
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MacBook 4,1 mouse jitters in 10px by 10px box after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04

In the 14.04 LTS, the touchpad worked fine. Now, when you stand still with your finger on the touchpad, it randomly bounces around in a tiny box. There's no visible outline to this box, but it causes ...
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IPVanish gateway on ubuntu

I have a "nas" aka old pc running xubuntu 14.04. The system has 2 lan ports. Is it possible to configure xubuntu to get all internetdata via lan port 1 from IPVanish and send them to a ...
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What files should I backup if I want to reinstall Xubuntu while keeping all desktop settings (e.g. system fonts, terminal fonts, etc) stay unchanged?

I am currently using Xubuntu and I would like to reinstall it for some reason. But I do not want to configure the desktop settings one more time, it would be quite time consuming. I know that for ...
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using Virtual Machine Manager, how to, or is there a full manual?

I installed xubuntu a few days ago, and I think 'Virtual Machine Manager' either came with it, or was included in the updates that I installed immediately. The program is fine, I've had no problems ...
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VNC connection refused

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server running xubuntu desktop and x11vnc as a vnc server. I am connecting to it via VNC from another xubuntu dekstop using xvnc4viewer. The server has a dedicated IP address. ...
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Keyboard mappings on laptop seem irreversible

Laptop with Xubuntu 15.04, Linux 3.19.0-26-generic (x86_64), AT Translated Set 2 keyboard. I am working with an 105 key keyboard on it, using /settings/keyboard/layout/. problem: when I unplug the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04.3 - Monitors turn of during boot

After installing Xubuntu 14.04.3, I can not boot into the system. Instead, after selecting ubuntu within the grub menu and pressing enter, a few messages are shown and the monitor turns of after ...
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Fonts too small for high resolution screen for Xubuntu?

I just installed Xubuntu on my new laptop. And fonts are too small on the high-resolution screen. I checked Display panel in System settings, but I did not find any options to fix this. Does anyone ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 - screen goes grey when locked

When I click on the padlock icon to lock my screen it goes grey. That's fine - I mean, I don't care what's the color but when I try to unlock the screen to provide my password I don't see the dialog ...
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Can't get into desktop after messing with input method settings

I wanted to use fcitx as the input method framework in Xubuntu desktop and made the changes using im-config. After the change I restarted X Server and can't get into desktop. I tried rebooting, ...
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Can't save file Using .pdf [closed]

I was able to save a .pdf file before but now I can't in my Ubuntu desktop. Tried running the command sudo goobuntu-updater > still no go. When I tried to decrypt input.pdf and output.pdf, it says No ...
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Displayport MST not working properly on Xubuntu 15.04

In several questions on this site, I saw that Ubuntu 15.04 would have support for Displayport daisychaining/MST. I have a two monitors that have Displayport in and out, indicating that they can be ...
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I cant delete a folder. Can anybody help?

I unzipped a huge folder, it was taking ages and at the end it failed. Now I can't delete the folder i extracted when i try i get a message "deleting files... preparing..." but it doesn't delete the ...
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Xubuntu indicator plugin background

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and my indicator plugin has white background in most themes. It looks like this (Numix). But in Adwaita and High Constrast themes it works properly. Screenshot here. ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 hangs on suspend

I've done a new, fresh installation of Xubuntu 15.04 on an Acer Aspire E 11 (E3-112-C8R5). When I try to suspend (either by pressing the "suspend" button from the GUI, or closing the lid), the OS just ...
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Login screen on all virtual terminals

My Xubuntu system seems to start just fine: It leaves my at the login screen. When I log in the normal desktop appears. However, when I press CTRL+ALT+F1 (to F7) I am sent back to a new login screen. ...
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Laptop backlight sets to maximum at startup (Xubuntu 15.04)

I've tried many solutions I've found on the Net, but had no luck with them: Tried first with xbacklight = value: output is No outputs have backlight property. Then I tried with GRUB options like ...
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Xubuntu - Kernel panic

I'm getting a sudden kernel panic error out of no where. I even tried Boot-Repair but ended up with no luck Here's my boot-repair information - http://paste.ubuntu.com/12107541/ I'm wondering is ...
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Xubuntu, VLC Media Player overwrites

When my VLC Media Player rips a audio-CD it rips the first track. Then it asks whether I want to "overwrite" or "keep" the existing file. If I enter overwrite it rips the second song but stores it ...
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Not getting logged in after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

Just after I upgraded my laptop (Ubuntu) Now it was getting console on booting. I used shift to select previous version of kernel. And its going to login screen ,but still after valid password its ...
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Desperately need help with Xubuntu 15.04

My existing hdd reported close to 11000 bad sectors and fearing that it would soon die, I got another Toshiba 1 TB HDD and tried to get xubuntu 15.04 into it. My existing hdd had linux mint and it ...
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How to configure user-wide proxy in non-gnome Linux?

I'm using Xubuntu linux and want to configure user-wide proxy (non system wide in /etc/environment). I have heard about export http_proxy= variable, but how to apply it to XFCE session? And will it ...
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What is the package that predicts your commands? [duplicate]

I'm running debian (comming from Xubuntu) and I'm having trouble finding info on what makes Xubuntu predict your command if you type it incorrectly. For example, let's say I typed gedti file.txt. I ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 options missing from Mouse and Touchpad control panel

This is a clean installation of Xubuntu 14.04 on ViewSonic netbook (yesterday). I am a newbee to Xubuntu (Linux). I am trying to follow the instructions in this link: ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 removal of “Not installed” packages using Synaptic Package Manager

I am experienced computer user but a newbee to Linux. This is a new installation of Xubuntu 14.04 (yesterday) using the "wipe existing OS" feature. Using the STATUS button in SPM, I can see a list ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 ATI/AMD driver problem

I'm trying to install a driver for ATI Radeon HD 7900 series. I've read a lot of different articles, but I still cannot to do it. For example, I've tryed almost all instructions/way from this page ...
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Swapping Caps and Escape, and having Compose Key only for one keyboard layout out of many

I use a Danish and English (US) keyboard layout, on a keyboard with Nordic geometry, meaning it has a less/greater key. I use the Danish layout for leisure, and the English (US) for work. I would ...
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how can i install new themes on Xubuntu?

I want to install this but i have no idea how to do it. http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/X-Aero+%28XFWM4+Windows+7+%2B+Vista+Theme%29?content=170901 Can anyone give me a sep-by-step please?
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GStreamer backend error

I just started jusing Xubuntu a week ago. I haven't been playing any music-CDs, yet. When I attempt to use the GStreamer player with a music-CD, it displays an error: "GStreamer backend error. Could ...
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Ktorrent will not open magnet links after peerguardian install

I recently installed peerguardian on ubuntu 14.04 (using Xubuntu desktop). Ktorrent torrent works fine if I download the actual torrent file and open it but when I click a magnet link it will not ...
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Problem with hibernation on EEE 1014PN & Xubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to enable Hibernation on my Netbook using the known fixes/workarounds. According to here, hibernation works fine on a EEE 1015PN but so far I've been out of luck. Using sudo ...
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Xubuntu - rectangle on screen after screen wake up

So I've been using xubuntu for several months and have reinstalled several times before. One problem I've always noticed is that a mysterious white box would appear on the screen on several occasions. ...
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What are the best pdf annotation tools in Xubuntu?

I am considering transferring from Windows to Xubuntu. When using Windows, I always use Foxit reader to do annotation. I am wondering are there any alternatives in Xubuntu? Thanks!
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Need help with USB Speakers. Logitech S100, Ubuntu 15.04, USB 1.1

I am a first time user of Ubuntu. I recently installed it as a dualboot with Windows 7. I have Logitech S100 USB speakers which work fine in Windows. However, I can't get any audio to play in Ubuntu. ...
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Xubuntu. Suddenly black

This is what my desktop looks like now. It's completely useless, will not do anything. Nothing to right click won't even minimize a program when it's clicked on. I've had this problem before and ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to stop asking to upgrade to 15.04 [duplicate]

Every time I start my computer I get a notification after the computer gets done checking for updates that says "Software updates are no longer provided for Xubuntu 14.10. To stay secure, you should ...
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Screen goes black when i'm playing games on Xubuntu

When I'm playing games the screen goes black and if I move my mouse it goes back to normal. I already i already set light locker to 60 minutes but the screen turn black in much less time.