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

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How to disable the shutdown, reboot and hibernate options in the lightdm loginscreen?

I'm currently building a kiosk system based on xubuntu 16.04 and have to lock it down, in order to do that I arrrived at the point where I want to disable the above mentioned option in the lightdm ...
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File/directory compare with right click in Thunar / Xubuntu

I would like to be able to compare files or directories by multiple-selecting them and then right clicking (for example, if there was a "compare" option in the context menu). On Ubuntu with Nautilus, ...
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no more startup after update xubuntu to latest version

can someone help me out of my problem ? i started the automatic update to a higher level of xubuntu, after a long time the screen became black. no more reaction only a blinking cursus in the left top ...
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Running updates after fresh install greatly slows down browsing / flash videos

I have an old laptop which I only use to watch youtube videos while I am waiting for something else to finish on my main computer. its an Intel Pentium M 1.8 Ghz, 1GB RAM Toshiba laptop. I have ...
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“Audio Sync” not working with bluetooth speakers

The issue I have is that, when trying to connect my bluetooth to my laptop (under Xubuntu 16.04), the speakers pair well, but once they are paired, I go on to click on "Audio sink", and I immediately ...
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How to change the xubuntu scroll bar?

How to change the XUbuntu scroll bar? I have looked in various forums, and found nothing about. I've tried the command: gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal But it ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 - Thunar doesn't show most of media thumbnails

Thunar (1.6.10-2ubuntu1) only shows images edited with gimp. Even the screenshots have no thumbnails. I have installed tumbler and tumbler-plugins-extra packages. I have reistalled thunar. I have ...
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Create a LiveUSB from existing Ubuntu / Xubuntu installation?

I have a Xubuntu in my VirtualBox machine with several changes, and I'd like to make a LiveUSB out of it. I've already heard about Remastersys, but it's not supported anymore. How to customize the ...
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Is it possible to upgrade from Xubuntu 14.04 LTS to Xubuntu 16.04 LTS via USB?

An USB upgrade is the only way I can do it. That's not my computer, his connection is very slow and it would take ages to download it. I had installed the Xubuntu 14.04 LTS via USB, now I'd like to ...
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Xfce IBus layout switching not working

Somehow, only default Xfce keyboard layout switching is working for me. When I remove all hotkeys from Xfce settings manager and try to switch to IBus I can change layouts from IBus widget, but ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 - simple scan not working with my scanner

I'm running Xubuntu 16.04 and my scanner is a CanoScan LiDE 110. Simple Scan is giving me a "unable to start scan" error and sometimes crashes when I attempt to scan again after being given the error....
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Problem with Virtual Box on Xubuntu running under Android

First of all, I'm aware of this question and this one, and I don't believe this is a duplicate. I've encountered that problem (and solved it using those answers) on two different laptops. This problem,...
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Background static when sending audio to stereo receiver via bluetooth

I'm running xubuntu on my HP laptop. I have a bluetooth stereo receiver, and I use my laptop to send audio to the receiver from my laptop via bluetooth. When I do this, there is a constant static ...
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How install driver for Wireless? [duplicate]

I want to install Xubuntu with dual boot W8. So I have downloaded Xubuntu and installed it, but when I want use it, it doesn't detect WIFI, but when I am connected with ethernet it does detect it. ...
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Local network works but not the internet

I am at work and the Internet works fine on my laptop but then it suddenly stopped working and still does not work. I can get Local Net. No idea why this issue has happened. I do recall an update that ...
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Unstable internet connection

I have the Intel 7260 (rev 73) and I am running xubuntu 16.04 Sometimes my wifi stops working out of nowhere ("Device not ready" it says in the xfce wifi applet). I need to reboot my laptop to ...
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Xubuntu 16.04LTE won't likely detect HP elitebook laptops keyboard

I have an elitebook 2530p laptop which have had troubles with the keyboard not beeing detected. But when navigating in BIOS or in GRUB, keyboard works just fine. No problem at all, always. However, ...
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Xubuntu does not recognize Epson WF-2540 All-In-One

I have struggled with this problem for quite some time but cannot get Xubuntu 16.04 LTS to work with this device (Epson WF-2540 All-In-One). Xubuntu is loaded on a Dell 1525n laptop (2008 vintage) ...
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Is it possible to set an application to preferably open in second monitor? [duplicate]

As the title said, I want to set my Firefox application to always open up in second monitor. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and default ubuntu driver for NVDIA (noveau I think). In Windows there is ...
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Unable to “Enable WiFi” on an HP Aspire XUbuntu 16.04

I recently purchased an HP Notebook 17-y020ca and installed Ubuntu 16.04. Having overcome some WiFi driver issues, I am now stuck in the final step of enabling the WiFi. This notebook has a Broadcom ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 monitor display no signal after turned off

So I'm using my motherboard's (ASUS Z170-A) HDMI display to out put to my VIZIO 40" 4k TV. Every time I turn my TV off and turn it back on, regardless of time period I get "No Signal." I've done ...
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Remove XFCE Start-Up/Loading/Boot Screen While Keeping XFCE

I've recently gotten Xfce on my Unity machine. I want to keep Unity and Xfce, but how do I remove the boot/loading screen that says "Xubuntu" when I want it to say "Ubuntu" like it did before I ...
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Screen refresh/display problem in Xubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Xubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot on a desk top (Pentium R 4 CPU, 2.66 GHZ, 2G RAM) running XP home edition. In some situations when in Xubuntu I am having what seem to be screen ...
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Font settings not working in Xfce keyboard layout panel plugin in 16.06

There is this bug: font cannot be changed in xfce4-xkb-plugin, the applet that displays keyboard layouts. In fact the font can be changed but is displayed much bigger. Can this be fixed somehow?
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xfdashboard autostart even after uninstalling

I have purged xfdashboard, because it simply refused to work, without giving any errors. However, when log in, the splash screen (Xubuntu 16.04's Simple Splash Engine) still display 'Starting ...
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XUbuntu HDMI audio not working but works with Ubuntu - S/PDIF unmuted

I have read a number of threads but they all point me to the same conclusion - one that doesn't work for me. This conclusion is to ensure that S/PDIF is unmuted and that HDMI / Digital Audio is ...
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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Xubuntu Keyboard partially responding after lid down only in some applications

Question: why this happens, how to track it down, how to fix? Lid down > Lid up > Keyboard works. Lid down > Lid up > Keyboard in Firefox or Terminal doesn't work, Alt+Tab doesn't work > move (mouse)...
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RPi WIFI Dongle 0e8d:761b MediaTek Inc. problem with drivers

I bought USB Dongle WiFi from Ebay and I have problem with drivers. I get CD with this device but I don't know how to install it. On screen shot you can see what CD include. When I put lsusb I am ...
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Change power button to 'Ask' in Xubuntu 13.10

I have recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio vpcea making me a Linux beginner. The problem is that laptop's power button is right on the edge of the bezel making it far too easy to press ...
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trying to install vulkan fails

I am trying to install vulkan from https://launchpad.net/%7Ecanonical-x/+archive/ubuntu/vulkan Everything works fine until entering this line: sudo apt install vulkan-utils mesa-vulkan-drivers ...
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How do I stop Xubuntu 16.04 from deactivating my wireless connection?

This happens sometimes whilst I'm actively using my laptop (Lenovo B50-80) but especially when the screen turns off to a black screen, I assume thats a screen saver? I set the screen timeout off and ...
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How to remove the user name from XUbuntu session menu panel applet?

I never need my user name to be shown on the desktop as I am the only one to use my computer. I'd prefer if there would be something like a shutdown icon instead of the user name to open the session ...
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Kernel panic /dev/sda: clean

I'm using Xubuntu/windows 10 dual boot. I've installed the NVIDIA CUDA toolkit to use GPU version of TensorFlow. After rebooting it, it got stuck at /dev/sda6: clean,..... for a very long time and ...
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How to open a folder with Atom text editor? (Xubuntu)

When I right click on a folder either on my desktop or in thunar I want an option to open the folder with atom or really some other programs as well such as a picture/music/media program. I've done ...
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After fresh installation of XUbuntu 16.04, US layout on USB keyboard after each reboot

The built-in keyboard of my laptop is connected to the system as a USB device. During installation of XUbuntu 16.04 from the official 64 bit ISO image, I was asked about my keyboard layout. I ...
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Disable thumbnails on Xubuntu

I am trying to obtain the highest performance from my Xubuntu system, disabling anything that I don't need. How can I disable thumbnails on Xubuntu?
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How to fix touchpad (synaptics) problem on acer aspire v 13? Sometimes cursor jumps like crazy

Sometimes cursor starts jump here and there (very quickly). Disabling and enabling touchpad helps but for short time. xubuntu 15.04, 3.19.0-30-generic "xinput list" shows that core pointer is ...
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why is this line appearing after installing kubuntu-desktop?

I thought to give kubuntu-desktop a try on my xubuntu. So i installed it. On reboot, a white line appears on my screen. I removed all kubuntu-desktop that i previously installed but the line still ...
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Why are options grayed out when choosing backdrops on XFCE4?

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 from the Ubuntu Minimal Install iso (DVD). I installed Xubuntu Desktop (full) using Tasksel, appropriately and as opposed to apt-get or a GUI package manager. 16.04 is the ...
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Problem with arrows to change values in any windows

I'm using Xubuntu 16.04, installed using Xubuntu-core with mini ISO. I'm having a peculiar problem with arrows that changes values in any windows. Whenever I click the arrow, the value doesn't ...
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How to disable the right-click context menu in xubuntu?

I'm setting up a kiosksystem on an xubunt 16.04 and need to edit or disable the rightclick context menu. I've already tried to install XFce Menu Edit v0.8 but it won't compile due to unresolvable ...
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Alsamixer automatically sets headphones volume at 0 after login

On two of my devices (both eee PCs) sound never works automatically. Eventually, I found the problem to be headphones volume being at 0 in Alsamixer. To solve the issue, I always have to run Alsamixer ...
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Replacing Thunar in Xubuntu

I installed nemo and deleted Thunar in Xubuntu 14.04. Nemo was set as default manager and works fine but my problem is with the desktop. When I double click icons on the desktop in order to launch ...
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Windows-like global shortcuts with the <Super> key in Xubuntu

I would to define Windows-like shortcuts using the Super ("Windows") key. I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty). Using Settings->Settings Manager->Windows Manager->Keyboard I assigned Super+D to "Show ...
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How to convert multi-catalog Ubuntu ISO image to boot it on Macbook 2,1? [closed]

I was struggling for a long time with installing Linux on my Macbook 2,1 from mid 2007 with no luck. Finally I've managed to install Xubuntu i386 and have tried also Ubuntu 14.10 +mac ISO. Both ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 Firefox 46 screen distortion when scrolling

Screen distorts (shimmers, wavy lines/appearance) when scrolling in any web page. Disabling hardware acceleration and smooth scrolling, doesn't make any difference. Problem doesn't exist in Chromium ...
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Mplayer no video or audio on Intel HD 530 in Xubuntu 16.04

I have an Intel i3-6100 processor running Xubuntu 16.04. I'd like to get Mplayer working. I have tried some workarounds. VLC, for instance, works, particularly if I enable X11 display. But I need ...
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XFCE: Hiding an application from the taskbar

I am running Xubuntu 14.04.2 and running the standard window manager with the default window buttons applet through xfce4-panel. I need to hide an application from the taskbar so that it only appears ...
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How to switch 'default' sound device controlled by hardware keys in Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop on a 12.04 Ubuntu upgrade after finding Gnome3 lacking. I've mostly been happy, but I've found an odd and frustrating bug. My laptop has two sound 'outputs' - an HDMI-out ...