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

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Make My Function Keys Work Again?

I have a Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114 (Specs From Toshiba: (http://goo.gl/Yhw3hV) I just installed Xubuntu 14.10 because my Windows 8 as affected by a virus of some sort or another. That's really not ...
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Slow performance Xubuntu 14.04 - Radeon HD6950

Im having slow video performance on my i5 with 16gb of Ram with a Radeon HD6950. Just installed the xubuntu, updated the system and when i open for example the Firefox or chrome, the video appears to ...
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Xubuntu won't boot after I turn off machine

For some reason, whenever I turn off my computer and turn it back on, it won't boot into the OS. It just seems to hang on a black screen. But when I restart the computer after that it turns on and ...
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Unable to install MPlayer on ubuntu Linux 3.2.0-76-generic

I am trying to install MPlayer on my Ubuntu system but every time I am getting following text on terminal: "Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y 0% [Connecting to 10.0.0.100 ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 with btrfs on SSD

I have a PC with two hard drives: SDD and HDD. On SSD I've installed Xubuntu to BTRFS partition , also I have BTRFS on second drive. The issue is that during boot I'm waiting for a long time (I guess ...
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sqldeveloper can't start

When starting sqldeveloper it crashes without any warning. It just shows a window for a fraction of second. By debuging : $ bash -vx /opt/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin/sqldeveloper it gives this ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Change Xfce Login and Lockscreen Button Color

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I would like to change the login and lock screen button color from blue to green without changing the theme. However, I can't seem to find the proper configuration file to do ...
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lightdm login gives blank screen then returns to lightdm

After typing in my password in lightdm, I get a blank screen and then I'm returned to lightdm. I'm unable to find any obvious problems in /var/log/lightdm or /var/log/Xorg.0.log (though I'm happy to ...
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Gnumeric on xubuntu shows boxes for labels

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 when I open Gnumeric it shows me boxes where column and rown labels should appear. It appears to be missing something on my machine. I have removed and reinstalled gnumeric ...
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What is the “default” font for xubuntu terminals?

Running xubuntu 14.04; and today I had to increase the font size for a presentation ... and when toggling back I happened to click in the wrong place; and now I am struggling how to undo that. So, ...
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Do not gave up on lock while running apt

I have a script that uses apt heavily and currently it faces a locking issue, as: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the ...
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Xubuntu 2nd monitor

My second monitor isn't able to get out off the power save mode ( i think ). Everytime I change some monitor changes which should effect the second monitor (VGA1) i turns on for a 1-2 seconds after ...
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How to hide window borders?

I recently saw that on Manjaro (with XFCE4) it is possible to hide the top border of windows. So the title bar together with the minimize, maximize, close etc. buttons were not visible anymore. Is ...
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Make powersave governor permanent

is there any option to make powersafe cpufreq governor permanent? Although i set default frequency to powersave, it automatically changes to other governor (in most cases "ondemand"). Thanks.
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cannot browse ctags in xubuntu terminal

Here are my system configurations, Ubuntu - 14.02 xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 Exuberant Ctags 5.9~svn20110310 I have created ctags file and I am using proper directory to try ctags browsing. When I use ...
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Correct Russian keyboard layout: Toshiba M70-350 + Xubuntu 14.04

Just as said in the title, is it possible to get a ready, correct keyboard layout for this ancient laptop and install it? Those layouts available with the distro don't get the "," "." etc. right.
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How can I resize everything in xubuntu?

Now I've installed xubuntu-desktop on ubuntu, I can't find a way to resize the top bar. What should I do to resize every single icon and the text in the bar on the top?
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deleted the only sudoer user by mistake

I have a xubuntu pc at work, so I wanted to remove all users and create just one sudoer user with the name of the new person using the pc, so that he would be able to install programs etc. without ...
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Session started with startx disappears after switching virtual console

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I switched to another virtual console using Ctrl + Alt + F4 there is logged in and typed startx A UI session starts fine, then I go my original session using Ctrl + Alt + ...
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ubuntu 12.10 vlc install failed

I am trying to install VLC on Ubuntu 12.10. I receive this error message: failed to download repository information check your internet connection The same message appears when I try to do ...
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All Public Keys are missing Xubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04

After installing Xubuntu/Xfce desktop environments in my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit installation, I now get a list of missing Public Keys and errors when running an update. I noticed in Synaptic Package ...
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Advertisements shown when page is viewed in Chromium but not when viewed in Firefox

The title says it all, i keep on seeing advertisements when i open pages in Chromium, those ads are shown in portions of the page (not popups) usually at the bottom and/or the top of the page and do ...
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How can I get PyTyle3 working on XFCE4?

I've installed PyTyle3 on Xubuntu 14.04 but none of the keybinds work when I run 'pytyle3' in terminal. I set tile_on_startup to True to see what happened, still no tiling. The only output that shows ...
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Chrominium crashes after few secounds when browsing Google+ pages

chromium lets one only one tab with Google+ stay open and if i open some other google+ link into a new tab or a window both of the web pages crashses.. or gives me this kind of error messsage like i ...
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Why I can't scan codes of extra keys for Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (usb) via evtest?

sudo evtest output: Available devices: /dev/input/event0: Power Button /dev/input/event1: Sleep Button /dev/input/event2: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard /dev/input/event3: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer ...
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Booting another kernel - low resolution on desktop

I have recently updated kernel up to 3.16.0.34 and removed all older kernels. And the problem is that the only resolution supported now is 800x900. Any suggestion on how to fix this? Actually my OS is ...
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Xubuntu doesn't lock screen anymore

It was working and one day it decided not to work anymore. I can click on the lock screen button or use Ctrl+Alt+Del but no reaction. How to fix that? I am using Xubuntu 14.04
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Panel icons background

I finally got Xubuntu themes working thanks to Xfce Theme Manager, only problem I have right now is shadow behind panel icons, I would love it to match the panel colour, please help! Thanks Here ...
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Gparted, Gedit doesn't open with the gksu command [Xubuntu]

I'm not able to start software as GParted, GEdit with the gksu command (neither the sudo). I see commands in the task manager start, but disappear before to have a result. So, have you any clue to ...
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How do I uninstall xubuntu completly and switch to ubuntu? [duplicate]

I know there are threads on this topic, but they are old. I have tried the techniques on http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome, but the command gives me a lot of errors when I try it. Any idea ...
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Function Buttons Not Beeping (or doing the right thing!) On TOSHIBA

My TOSHIBA Satellite A505-S6980 has a row of touch sensitive buttons on top. They used to make a beep noise, but now they don't after I started using Ubuntu. The strange thing is, in the GRUB menu, ...
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Theme appearence bug [closed]

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 and want to change default theme. I downloaded some from the internet, but am not sure if everything is alright. If you look at the "Appearance font color" I guess its ...
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Xubuntu silent boot - how to prevent scrolling messages

I'm getting scrolling messages over 4 booting dots ( . . . . ), usually some warnings or start-up messages. Is there any way how to generally switch off all the messages? Clean installation of ...
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Whisker menu missing

I installed xubuntu-desktop using tasksel on top of my default Ubuntu unity, but I can't find where the XFCE menu is. Here is a picture:
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.mkv file is not open?

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 & install vlc player but when a. Mkv file is opened, it can not display the video, only voice can run. Video is buffered. Is there any player that can play mkv file?
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Screen goes black as soon as I log in to access my Work on Citrix via icaclient

first question here. All was well when I finally installed icaclient (which did not work on 12.04 (precise), but now does on 14.04 trusty). Suddenly, every time I log into my work via icaclient, as ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu after installing and then erasing Fedora?

Original Question I'm trying to install Xubuntu on a 2015 Dell XPS 13 laptop, but I've been running into all sorts of bootloader-related problems. To make a long story short, I've installed several ...
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Xubuntu. Help me build a system using Xubuntu with older laptop configured with Win/xp sp3 using only 1 of the partitions both partitions are 9.5 GB [on hold]

I would like to give specs of this machine after explaining my situation. First, I have no background knowledge of (Unix, Linux, Ubuntu... etc.) What I want from you, instructions of how to download ...
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Installed Xubuntu 13.04 and cannot update to 14.04, can't find server [duplicate]

Today I installed xubuntu 13.04 and I can't update it to ver. 14.04. I can't install any apps from software center too. When i click "find best server for your location" I can't find any server. But ...
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How to uninstall plain lxde/xfce but keep lubuntu/xubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed lxde and xfce just to try it out i.e. the package lxde and the package xfce. Then I installed lubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop and I liked them more than the ...
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Xubuntu 14.10; How to do an ISO Installation directly from an internal hard drive

My little brother's laptop is a terrible computer and is currently crapping out on its use of Windows 7. I don't have any USB drives or disks and I don't know how to make a LiveCD anyways. I just ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Panel configurations have messed up my menu-bar

I followed this tutorial xubuntu-how-to-put-maximized-windows and it was working fine for a time. Now the window title and buttons don't show up in the panel (they did initially). More worrying, ...
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how to change my network configuration files to fix “failed to fetch” error [duplicate]

I'm very new to linux, and every time I try to sudo apt-get something, it gives me the error described in this forum: A "failed to fetch" error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I ...
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Run shell script on keyboard shortcut

I would like to run a shell script on the press of a button. The script works if I run it like usually: sh script.sh. But assigning a shortcut to it doesn't work. How would you do this in Xubuntu ...
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Limit maximized window size in custom screen size

My problem: I have a very old TV connected to my Thinkpad that does overscan and has no option whatsoever to disable this. There are pixels missing on the top and the right. After intensive searching ...
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Ctrl + shift + U combo does not work

When i press Ctrl+Shift+U, nothing happens. The underlined U does not appear, so I cannot write unicode. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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Window not remaining in single workspace

I'm running Xubuntu and right now I have the issue of some of my windows following me around when I change from one workspace to another, I set them the a specific workspace and also set them to be ...
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Sound Feedback In Xubuntu?

I want Xubuntu to make a "beep" sound when I change volume, just like Ubuntu. As far as I know, there isn't a sound menu in settings. Any help? Xubuntu 14.10
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Xubuntu (14.10) installation on asus x205ta - problem after installation

I just got an Asus x205ta a couple of weeks ago, and I currently encounter some problems with the installation of Xubuntu (via a live USB). After succeeding in getting the grub menu with the Xubuntu ...
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suspicious attacks against connected Wi-fi [duplicate]

I have felt very suspicious the past month about some activity on my WiFi connection. Is it possible that someone is inside my 2 laptops changing settings? For a better back-ground: I'm currently ...