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

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Help!? Login loop with Ubuntu 14.04

I was finishing up my CS mp tonight, as I do svn commit -m "mp" I got svn: The log message is a pathname (was -F intended?); use '--force-log' to override I thought I need a reboot, so I ...
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SD Card Reader not working (XUBUNTU 14.10)

So I was looking at some of the other forum posts related to this and I was wondering whether there was a universal fix or if there were multiple fixes based on the particular hardware or software. I ...
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I want Windows 7 [duplicate]

I bought this desktop (Dell Optiplex 360) from a public library for $27. It is running Xubuntu 14.04, and what I'd like to do is go back to what I'm used to, Windows 7. I've tried to download things, ...
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Xubuntu -f install problems seems to be causing many problems

When I try to do anything in terminal I get a with -f install. this pops up: $ apt-get -f install E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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USB file transfer on Nexus 7 with lollipop

When I connect my Nexus 7 to my PC with Ubuntu or Xubuntu via USB cable the device does not get mounted. My Nexus 5 configured in the same way as my Nexus 7 works with no problems. My Nexus 7 works ...
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Yakuake refusing to open

For some reason after the first time I restarted Yakuake seems to be absolutely dead... The F12 key now only seems to select and deselect my current application. I have tried reinstalling it from the ...
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help installing XUbuntu on a latitude d610 [duplicate]

Ok so I have an old Dell Latitude D610 laying around and I wanted to start using it again but the OS windows XP was out dated and getting slow, so I went online and wanted to see if there was any ...
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How to add launchers near username in whisker menu (upper right corner)?

Subj. Currently, there are two items: "all settings", "lock" and "log out". I want to add another one, power off. I created a new item through "edit applications", copied everything from logout ...
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xubuntu 14.04 user file access

Running Xubuntu 14.04. I have several user accounts set up as "desktop users", but when they are logged in, they are unable to open ANY files in their HOME folder. Error messages vary, but typically ...
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NFS problem with Ubuntu server and Xubuntu fstab - first try always fails

after looking over the Internet for hours I'm experiencing a most peculiar effect running Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 and Xubuntu 14.04 as client. I've set up an NFS server, shared the paths to the correct ...
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root@localhost permission denied

I installed ssh in my Ubuntu 14.04. I followed a tutorial for generating ssh keys. I used following commands to set the keys. ssh-keygen -t rsa -P "" cat $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> ...
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I need help getting my games to work (graphics driver issues)

Specs: Xubuntu 14.10, Intel Core 2 Duo P8800, Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M. Here's some threads of where I've asked in the past: ...
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Keyboard suddenly stops working in xubuntu 14.04

Similar to this question. Keyboard suddenly stops working, nothing helps. Can't use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to console. No issues in other OS(Ubuntu 14.04 and win). Gnome-do is not installed. Keyboard ...
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Will installing Xubuntu wipe the whole HDD?

I'm new to Linux and I've been trialing Xubuntu 14.04 via USB Flash. I'm about ready to install it on to an older computer (X86, 32bit, 1.28Gb RAM, Intel 'Celeron' 2.3Mhz CPU, 80Gb HDD). My question ...
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Getting a proper menu bar in Xubuntu

In almost all programs (Nautilus, Firefox, etc.) in Unity view, there is a menu bar at the top (File, Edit, View, etc.) - In Xubuntu, there simply is not such a bar. How do I get this bar back?
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Screen is black; Mouse cursor doesn't move

So I turned on the laptop awhile ago and noticed that the "Ubuntu" start up is kinda stretched. Usually, the wallpaper will appear as you get to type the password right? But the wallpaper ain't ...
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[XUbuntu 14.04][Atheros AR9462] Bluetooth doesn't detect any device

I'm having problems detecting and pairing bluetooth devices with my dual boot xubuntu 14.04 PC (+ windows 8). The only way to get things to work is to boot into windows 8, deactivate the bluetooth ...
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Bios problem after reboot in Xubuntu installation

I after the installation of Xubuntu from USB, i chose the reboot option, after the reboot the computer froze at this screen: No button would work at this point, except for ctrl+alt+del. Pressing ...
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How can I make xubuntu ignore DisplayPort monitor being turned off?

I have a desktop machine (Dell T5600) with an Nvidia graphics card (Quadro 2000), and two monitors (Dell 24"), and I'm running xubuntu 14.04. If I switch off a monitor connected with DisplayPort, ...
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Pause music on middle click at sound-indicator

Is it possible to change middle-click action of sound indicator? I want to be able to pause/resume playback of gmusicbrowser by middle-clicking (or using another mouse combo) on it. Current behavior ...
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Create a personalized installation stick (and backup)

I just installed xubuntu 14.04 on a new PC, along with all apllications I need. I'd like to know: 1) A reliable backup solution for ubuntu, something like Acronis for windows. 2) A way to create a ...
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Xubuntu installation monitor problem

I have an old PC (Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz, 512+128Mb RAM, 40GB HDD) running Windows XP and I am trying to install XUbuntu 14.04 using UNetbootin booting the .iso image from the HDD. It boots well and the ...
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Monitor Does Not Wake Up

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on two PCs, each has its own monitor, different brands. With both PCs, if I turn off the monitor by power switch, turning it on does not work. In other words, when I ...
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Monitor disconnected when screens go black

Since short I have a new 4K monitor connected to my AMD R9 280x on Xubuntu 14.04 via DisplayPort. I have a second monitor connected to the computer as well via HDMI. What I'm observing is that when ...
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Xubuntu Desktop Theme Changes after installing Handbrake

I installed Handbrake today and while I was using it I got a notification that the desktop had crashed. I clicked Relaunch and everything changed to a new theme. When I restarted, my original theme ...
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Why does Xubuntu have a glitching login screen after waking up my laptop?

I recently switched over to using Xubuntu after getting a new (to me) Acer Aspire 5100. I have everything up to date in the OS. When I close the lid, everything suspends just fine and my laptop goes ...
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can't boot Windows 7 after installing (x)Ubuntu 14.04 i686

I have a laptop with UEFI, but without legacy mode. This morning, I installed xubuntu LTS on it, and after some trouble, like the GPT corrupting (but the protective MBR was fine so gdisk restored the ...
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Best video performance in Acer Aspire 522 netbook

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit in Acer Aspire One 522 netbook with ATI Radeon GPU. I already installed proprietary fglrx-driver from official repository. (EDIT: proprietary driver downloaded from ...
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XUbuntu: Can't edit text files: Permission denied

I am new to Linux, but I was under the impression that you can use GUI to edit text files I mean that is why GUI exists. I opened xrdp.ini and tried to edit it with Mousepad. When I try to save it I ...
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How to set and unset a global proxy with only one command

I want to set the proxy for apt-get and the global proxy in xubuntu like here but with only one command. How would it be? What's the problem with this code? I save it in ~/.functions add the line . ...
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Chrome refusing to reconnect to open website after changing network connection type

Using Google Chrome 40 on Xubuntu 14.10, I sometimes switch my network connection from wireless to ethernet (or vice versa) while I have some tabs with websites open. After this, I cannot seem to ...
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xubuntu 14.04 installation - menuLibre

Just installed xubuntu 14.04 Its very nice overall and makes my machine feel faster. However, there are a few little annoyances am trying to smooth. One of them is that it doesn't let me alter ...
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XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon

Question: After doing an update on my Xubuntu: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I found after restarting the following tray icon I was not able to identify: I was guessing that it ...
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Xubuntu tiling: how to maximize terminal window for partial tiling?

I have problem when do tiling terminal in Xubuntu 14.10. Those terminal emulators (I've test with xfce4-terminal, xterm, and gnome-terminal) can be resized only by width/height of font they are using, ...
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Xubuntu pentium 4 not enough CPU for development

I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS lately on an old pentium 4 with 1Gb of ram. It was unusable. I moved to Xubuntu and added another Gb of ram for a total of 2Gb. I set the swapiness to 10. All these changes ...
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detached screen sessions terminates after some time

I have a small netbook with xubuntu 14.04 installed. I am using it to log some data, using python scripts. I run those python scripts in detached screen sessions. But those detached screen sessions ...
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Network Manager do not pick up Vodacom Mobile Broadband after I swapped Ubuntu for Xubuntu

So I installed Xubuntu Desktop Environment a week ago, and everything worked great. Xubuntu was fully updated, and working afterwards, 2 days ago. Last night I read at 'Easy Linux tips project' on ...
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Unable to install .deb files [duplicate]

I am recently change from Kubuntu to Xubuntu. I think some files might be deleted. I am trying to install Vlc Player and other .deb packages it throws following error. Please help Error: ...
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Xubuntu how to make proper icons appear

I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook (actually Xubuntu XFCE) and I'm quite happy with it but I can't see how to add icons for my own applications to my desktop. My apps are mostly Java (jar) ...
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Having a lot of issues with appearance, themes after xubuntu-desktop reinstall

When I reboot into xubuntu it takes 15 seconds for the correct theme to load. Panel looks strange as do the icons. After that period, correct theme will load. It doesn't seem to matter what theme I ...
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Software Center crashes on startup - Tried the obvious

Title says it. If I run from the Terminal I get: :~$ software-center 2015-02-04 22:12:05,131 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-02-04 22:12:05,358 - ...
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Can't install from usb after messing up UEFI

I messed up my dualboot while experimenting (I still have Windows 8 installed) and now I want to: remove GRUB that's still lingering on my laptop, be able to boot from usb again, install Xubuntu ...
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errno 5 during the installation of Xubuntu 14.04

I always obtain the errno 5 at approximately 25% of the copying when I install Xubuntu on my P4 2800. I've tried to install on each of my two Samsung spinpoint N, IBM HLAT hard drives. I also tried ...
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Special characters (Swedish) don't work in Chromium

In Swedish there are three extra letters (åäö) in the alphabet that function perfectly in every other application in Xubuntu 12.04 except for Chromium (I can type them in the Terminal but they show up ...
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Networking not working anymore with wifi

On a Xubuntu 14.04 system, network connections have recently stopped working. What happens is that the computer connects fine to 2 local wireless networks (within the same router), however when using ...
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Need help deleting a directory

I have a directory in my home directory (the one with My Documents, etc.) with a name that looks a bit like my username (random upper-lowercase alphabetical characters). It suddenly appeared Tuesday, ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Multi-screen configuration doesn't load at startup

I have two monitors an I created a script with arandr to configure the desktop for them. This script is located here :~/.screenlayout/dualscreen.sh and is executable. When I run it in a shell, it ...
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Wireless connection problems IBM Thinkpad t41 with Xubuntu 14.04.1

I need help with a wireless problem. I have an IBM Thinkpad T41 and just installed Xubuntu 14.04.1. I have a Cisco Aironet Wireless card. I have read a lot of forums but still am not sure how to ...
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my web browser is unable to load askubuntu.com

i installed Ubuntu in my hp pavilion g laptop.i am using Mozilla Firefox i am able to connect other websites but askubuntu.com web page is not opening in my laptop.please help to solve the problem.
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Xubuntu to Lubuntu

I am using Xubuntu and i want to change Lubuntu.I have copy the code from http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelubuntu and run in terminal. The output of apt-get is listed here: Reading package ...