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How do I install Minecraft Forge on XUbuntu 14.04

I have successfully installed and used Minecraft on my XUbuntu OS, but for some reason none of the tutorials on how to use Minecraft Forge have worked for me. I take the Forge files and put them into ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Closing lid doesn't immediately trigger xscreensaver

When I close the lid of my laptop, it suspends. When I open the lid and push a key, it wakes as expected. If it has been five minutes (the timer for xscreensaver), the screen will be locked. If it has ...
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upgrade to xubuntu 14.04 broke the perlbrew

I upgraded my xubuntu 13.10 (x86_54) to 14.04. The resulting 14.04 has the following problems: The $PATH variable now contains only these two entries: /home/myuid/perl5/bin ...
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Is the home directory modifed at all during an upgrade of Xubuntu?

I have a number of encrypted home directories on Xubuntu 13.10 (x86_64). I plan to upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04; I will be doing that from the admin's home directory. Will the upgrade affect the home ...
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Broken nspluginwrapper package

I was trying to install Citrix Receiver on Voyager Live (Xubuntu) 14.04 64-bit after enabling multiarch, but I get this error when I try to install nspluginwrapper: Some packages could not be ...
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XFCE - Emulate third button in laptop

In KDE there is an option where the user can configure the double tap on the touchpad for emulating the third button. Then the user can open new tabs in Firefox or paste the content selected on the ...
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re-order open program tabs in panel/taskbar

Is there anything like this for XFCE or any other desktop? I tried this and I can drag but when I drop the open program window it goes back to where I dragged it from.
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I donet know how can I work with amun honeypot in ubuntu [on hold]

I want to know how can I work with Amun honeypot on ubuntu 13.10 you know I dont know any commands to work with this honeypot I just istalled Amun by sudo ./amun_server.py & command and now it ...
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Sound broke after update

When I run gmusicbrowser, parole, etc the sound stops working after 5-10 min. Before system update (26.07.2014) sound worked good. How to repair it ? Xubuntu 14.04, Samsung 550P5C.
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Sansa Clip Strangeness

Last week after a new install of Xubuntu 14.04 stable I plugged in my Sansa Clip mp3 player and quickly found out it wouldn't mount. I read a suggestion to switch to MSC, I had no luck. I then tried ...
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Chrome on Xubuntu 14.04 won't display simplified Chinese characters [on hold]

Don't know if anybody else is having the same issue, and have a solution to this, but here are the steps to re-create the issue: install Xubuntu 14.04 install Chrome everything works fine at this ...
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Desktop icons properties in Xubuntu Xfce?

Specifically how to set icon opacity? System "folders" like Home are barely visible with any desktop background. I'd fix it if I knew where to go.
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Bad overall video quality Xubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with videos in Xubuntu: they suck. I have tried both open and closed source drivers, no difference what-so-ever. By open I mean that I went on Settings>Additional drivers and ...
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XFCE title less maximized windows

I'm looking at something like this bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfwm4/+bug/1301873 . Arch seems to have to have it packaged at ...
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google chrome crashes in 14.04

I have been using Google Chrome with Hardware acceleration with no problem and very good results on my Xubuntu 14.04 Dell Latitude E6440 with Radeon GPU. Lately, (probably due to some "System Update" ...
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Problem running apt-get update [on hold]

Just one day i would love for xubuntu to do a sudo apt-get update successfully. user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for user: Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net quantal Release.gpg Hit ...
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Network Manager in Xubuntu stopped connecting

Xubuntu Trusty on a new machine. It used to connect to both WiFi and Ethernet at first but now (and I think after updating software a few days ago) it connects to neither. Restarting the computer ...
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Can't do PrintScreen with open menu. Xubuntu 14.04

I got problem when opening any menu (e.g. wi-fi status menu at the top panel) cannot shot print screen. In any other case when menus are not active Print works just fine with default settings ...
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hidden ubuntu in my C drive which does not show or boot [on hold]

I had windows 7 and windows 8 installed on my 32 bit computer. I installed ubuntu 9.1 using bootable CD side by side to my windows 7 in C drive. It was installed and asked for restart. When I ...
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Dual-display solution (other than ARandR) on Lubuntu/Xubuntu?

What I want to achieve is an elegant way to use my two screens on Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Being elegant means: 1) Working in the same extended-display mode as in ubuntu-desktop (the common Unity Ubuntu) ...
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How do I automount partitions on statup, Xubuntu 14.04

Recently, I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Xubuntu 14.04. I have 2 partitions on my computer: One for windows and one for ubuntu. I keep all my music and junk on the Windows partitio, so when I click ...
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Why is Thunar the default file manager in XUbuntu?

What was the reasoning behind using Thunar as the default file manager in XUbuntu (compared to Ubuntu's default of Nautilus). Unless I have mistakenly installed it (if so, likely as another ...
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Update: Disabling All Tooltips In XFCE

I was apprehensive to try this: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=310078 because it appeared it would lead me here: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8192. Deciding I couldn't deal with ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 cannot wake up after sleep: [closed]

When i close my laptop screen it not goes sleep only turns off the screen, when i open my laptop the screen is black and i can't do anything except to turn it off and on by the power button. When it ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 suddenly started blanking my screen [closed]

I had LightLocker and xscreensaver turned off so I can watch movies without having to hit the keyboard every 10 minutes. Now, suddenly, the screen is blanking every 10 minutes. Light Locker is still ...
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Power button won't work after updates on my Eee pc 12.04 and 14.04

I have an Asus Eee PC 1201ha, and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I had no problems until I did some updates on it. The power ceased to work after that, as in if I pressed the power button, the dialog ...
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Xfce Disabling Tooltips

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04. While tooltips are the bane of my existence, I have questions about disabling them. I have launcher's tooltips disabled in the panel because there's obviously a setting for ...
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My touch screen doesn't work on Xubuntu 14.04

I installed Xubuntu (14.04) on a Sam4s machine. It used to have windows xp, but now the touch screen doesn't work. How can I fix it? Is there anyway i could possibly just use any kind of touchscreen ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Xubuntu on a Macbook 11,1

I have a 13" Retina Macbook Pro (11,1) and I'm trying to figure out a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 and Xubuntu (OSX is the only OS I don't need lol). I have Windows 8.1 running, and when I go ...
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I'm trying to do a sudo apt-get upgrade, but there are some packages that are no longer required. Should I remove them? [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my packages and there were some packages that were automatically installed and are no longer required. What should I do? I'm asked to use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them, but ...
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Going from 32-bit to 64-bit, will “Reinstall Ubuntu” in the installer break my system?

I'm trying to go from a 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04 to a 64-bit Xubuntu 14.04. In the installer, I get this option: Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My /home is already on a separate partition, so my ...
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Wine: How to run .bat file and how to set the path in bat files [closed]

I have .bat File i used to run in windows it uses java file so i have set everything and tried to run using wine cmd. It gives me some error of file not found if possible can any one say the reason? ...
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Strange desktop wallpaper at Xubuntu 14.04 startup:

When i start my computer i have this: After 2-3 seconds the menu loads, my normal wallpaper and all other, but why is this showing is it something to worry about and how to fix it?
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How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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Send files using Wifi Direct

I need to send some files from my Android phone to my laptop using Wifi Direct, however my computer is not showing up on my mobile even wifi is turned on both pc and my phone. How can I send files ...
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Key repeating consistently gets interrupted

I am using xubuntu 12.04 64bit on an Acer TravelMate 5742Z laptop. Scenario: Holding the key sss expected output: ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ... ssssssssssssssss actual ...
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find mac address of all connected systems [duplicate]

How can I find out how many system are connected to the local network and how can I get all IP and mac address of these systems. Is their any command/package to show the IP details? Can I use this ...
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Xubuntu - open whisker with Super button issue

I set the Super button to open whisker menu. But, for example when I press Super + F it also opens. How can I fix this problem?
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Gnome3 on Xubuntu keeps forgetting my screen resolution

I installed Gnome3 on Xubuntu. After I install I used the display manager to set the resolution at 1024*768. But after every reboot Gnome keeps going to 800*600. Fixes I tried. I made an ...
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Looking for a countdown app where I can set value in days

Looking for countdown app where I can set value in days. There're apps that allow to set hrs:mins:secs, but I want to set in days. For example, Windows 7 has this sort of countdown app.
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How well does Xubuntu and Backtrack/Kahli run on a thinkpad x120e [closed]

The title says it all, does it run out of the box with Xubuntu? It's got a AMD E350 in it and 2 GB of RAM.
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Plop boot menu in ubuntu

I have an old sony laptop that doesn't support booting from USB and its CD ROM drive is broken. Previously I was able to boot from USB through plop boot manager, but recently I deleted partitions and ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Empty desktop on boot

My laptop worked fine earlier today, but just now I started it up and logged in, but my desktop is empty, my panels/toolbars/status bars are gone, and while I can move the mouse, right-clicking does ...
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Xubuntu - How do I map the brightness keys to run a script?

I'm pretty new to Linux so bear with me. I have an emachines laptop (ugh) with FN + Left Arr / Right Arr brightness keys. These work perfectly fine in Windows but do not work in Xubuntu. What happens ...
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xfce4-panel xubuntu 14.04 acting very weird

sometimes if i (left)click on the open window or menu button on the panel, it becomes right-clicked instead and context-menu appears. switching open windows with alt+tab doesn't work. the only thing ...
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How do I use my camera on my laptop? [closed]

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on an Asus Eeepc. How do I use my camera? Do I need to download software for it? What is the best software for that?
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How do I display google chrome's menus in xubuntu? I can't find them

I can't file the "File Edit View..." menus in google chrome in xfce (xubuntu)! How do I display them or where are they? ...I'm surprised I'm asking such a question XD
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Trying to run Compiz on Xubuntu 14.04

Okay, I had Compiz running on Xubuntu 14.04 on a previous install but for some reason the fresh install I did last night won't let me get it running. It seems like Compiz can't read any configuration ...
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Make a custom Compose Key for normal characters

I've recently broken a key on my keyboard. Unfortunately it was the vowel "o" (I'm using find and replace to fix this post). So what I'd like to do is setup a compose key for hitting ComposeKey + ...
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No option to boot up from live cd

So I've been trying non-stop to get Xubuntu Linux for 3 days now and I keep running into new problems. The problem I have now is that whenever I try to boot up from a live cd in the Windows 8 version ...