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

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Xubuntu: conky runs multiple instances at boot

I have a .conkyrc file in my ~/ directory. Conky seems to run of its own accord upon starting my session - and it does so with 2 or more instances, all directly laid on top of one another. And often ...
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Is it possible to have a shortcut to switch to the nth xfce-tasklist window in Xubuntu like in Windows?

One of my favorite features in Windows is the ability to press -1 to switch to the leftmost window in the "Window buttons", -2 to go to the 2nd one, and so on, as opposed to alt-tabbing through ...
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LightDM Customisation KDE or Unity Greeter in Xubuntu 14.04

my favorite Distro is Xubuntu, only the GTK greeter let my eyes bleeding (i know, its lightweight and simple). So i check these hints: ...
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XFCE Is Malfunctioning?

A while ago my custom keyboard shortcuts stopped working. After that, the panel started running in kiosk mode. Now, my desktop icons have disappeared, and left clicking or right clicking has no ...
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How to disable Light Locker and Splash screen on laptop screen (only display on external monitor) in Xubuntu 14.04

I have changed settings in Xubuntu 14.04 so that my laptop screen (which is partially broken) is disabled after logging in, and the desktop is only displayed on my external monitor. I did this via ...
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How to bind Ctrl to Caps Lock for full screen games (Dota 2)

I'm using /etc/default/keyboard to make my Caps Lock key the Ctrl key. However, when I play Dota 2 this binding doesn't take effect. What method do I use so that this binding holds even when playing ...
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Problem after Install kubuntu-desktop on Xubuntu 14.04

i've installed kubuntu-desktop on my Xubuntu via apt-get install kubuntu-desktop, i reboot my xubuntu but when the login screen shows up, i've got no sessions manager to change to KDE? why is this ...
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Can't boot into Xubuntu 14.04 after removing extra HD

I had a pretty lazy setup prior to removing the hard drive.... I had an 80gb hard drive with my Xubuntu install, and then another 80gb Hard Drive that I used to test Debian on. I didn't like Debian, ...
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Blank disc in dvd-rw drive not reading on k3b burning program but it reads in my dvd-rw drive?

I want to know how to burn on the k3b burning program when it won't indicate there is a blank disc in my dvd- rw drive but it will read in my disc drive but there is no indication that k3b can read ...
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No swap in Xubuntu 14.04 LTE with full disk/system encryption

I'm a newbee to Linux. I installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTE on my 1.6GHz/2GB RAM/120 GB SSD HDD netbook. Everything goes smoothly, except I realized that during booting and logging in there was a warning ...
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Two Xubuntu 14.04 machines cannot connect Samba share

I have two Xubuntu 14.04 machines on a LAN. I want to create a Samba share between them, but I am completely unable to do so. I have tried following command line instructions and editing my smb.conf ...
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How to enable some functionality from newer kernel in older kernel in Xubuntu 14.04?

How (if it is possible) can I enable some functionality that is working in kernel 3.13.0-27 in kernel 3.11.0-20. In newer version of kernel multifinger scrolling on my touch pad is working, but in my ...
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Can't Upgrade Xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

Every time I run the upgrade tool, first I get this Third party sources disabled Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can re-enable them after the upgrade with the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia

Just joined the community and about to install Xubuntu 14.04. In my desktop I have an Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 card which with earlier kernels & xservers worked fine with the legacy 96xx linux ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 and black screen with dash

Once I finish installing Xubuntu, when I boot I get a black screen with a dash in the left corner. That's it. I don't see any grub/xubuntu stuff, just a dash. This is a very particular problem, since ...
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Empty disk list installing xubuntu

I'm trying to install xubuntu on a packard bell kvs60 with already installed win xp but, as in the title, does not appear device to be partitioned. The problem is only with the hd netbook, entering a ...
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Add printers suport in a minimal Xubuntu install

I did a minimal install of Xubuntu on an old notebook. But could not figure out which packages should I install to enable support for printers. What packages should I install to an HP Deskjet F4180 ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTS - Poor sound quality on battery

The audio only works in high quality when I boot linux with the charger plugged in. When I boot it only on battery it lost audio quality. I have already enabled 'lfe-remixing', setted channels to 6 ...
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Lock screen not working

When trying to do something, I used the command "Service lightdm disable" or something like that. From the moment I did that, my lockscreen is not working anymore. How do I make it working again? ...
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XFCE, network manager difficult to use

To get ubuntu working with the wifi of my Compaq CQ62 laptop I have to install an older version of Crunchbang. I then typically install the xubuntu packages to get the XFCE desktop or the kubuntu ...
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Mediatomb crashes on 14.04 (segment fault)

I am on Xubuntu 14.04 x64. After upgrading from 13.10, mediatomb no longer runs and segment faults. A full debug log can be found here. Any help would be appreciated, I really miss watching videos ...
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mouse disapear after laptop come back from sleep mode

i use 14.04 Xubuntu and my mouse cursor become transparent after the laptop come back from sleep mode or hibernated mode. i want something more permanent then ctrl+alt+f1 --> ctrl+alt+f7
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Guake icon misaligned at top of screen

Anyone know how to fix Guake's misaligned icon at top of screen on a clean install of Xubuntu 14.04?
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HP Elitebook 2740p touch/pen calibration (Xubuntu 14.04)

I recently invested in an HP Elitebook 2740p, and I'm in love with it so far. The only problem I've encountered so far is screen calibration. My version of the 2740p has a screen which features both ...
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Wifi drops sporadically on lenovo x201, I'm running latest Xubuntu

I'm not sure what is happening as this is a recent occurrence. The wifi light on my thinkpad shuts off and I lose wifi connection. I cannot turn the receptor on again by flipping the switch. However, ...
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Can't mount CD-RW after erasing it with cdrecord / wodim

If i try to mount (click at disk in thunar file manger) a CD-RW after erasing it, i will get this error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/username/CDROM: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o ...
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I am trying to install xubuntu 14.04 with minimal disc, but this has already failed 3 times

I am trying to install xubuntu 14.04 with minimal disc, but this has already failed 3 times. I have a 512 MB ram with 20 GB hard disk. 12.04 works fine. The installation with minimal disc ends OK, but ...
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XFCE: Quick Launch panel doesn't show up on hover

Somehow "Quick Launch" bar at the botton of screen doesn't pop up when I hover mouse over where it should be. If I select this panel in Panel Properties from upper bar, I can unset "Automatically ...
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Making hidden menu items appear

I was looking through the MenuLibre documentation but I could not figure out how to make the hidden menu items appear by toggling fields in MenuLibre. I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04. Have ...
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VPNC client for checkpoint

The following link described the vpnc client for cisco https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VPNClient is this vpnc can fit also for checkpoint ? if yes please advice how we can configure this vpnc ...
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System restarting after user login

In ubuntu 12.10 system getting restarted if we login in GUI but we can able to login via terminal mode.Please tell me solution for this. i have update and upgraded system via terminal but till not ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu but xubuntu-desktop did not upgrade

I had Ubuntu 12.10 installed along with lubuntu and xubuntu desktop environments. I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 using a bootable USB (loaded with Ubuntu, not Xubuntu nor Lubuntu) but I see no change in ...
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How do I make ecryptfs automount in xubuntu?

When I set up ecryptfs in xbuntu's installer, everything was great. When I logged in, it just worked. I changed the passphraise with ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase. Now, nothing works automatically ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 no login dialog

I am an Xubuntu newbie, though years ago I used Vax, then Solaris etc. I am an old analog circuit engineer, not savvy in computer systems except as a user of engineering apps. The install went well ...
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How to disable the drag&drop makes to move files or directories feature in Thunar?

On Thunar 1.6.3, drag&drop makes to move files or directories. Sometimes I make a mistake and copy files around and not know it, so I don't know what files or directories are move. Is there any ...
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Why does my sound play out of headphones and speakers?

I have noticed that when I plug in my headphones to my computer, my headphones play the sound fine, but if I turn the volume up loud enough, it also plays softly out of my laptop's built in speakers. ...
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MediterraneanNight Theme issue with Indicator Plugin in Xubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded my system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. I have installed the MediterraneanNight Theme by creating ~/.theme directory. The theme works well although there is an issue with the ...
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Weird behavior of apache2 on Ubuntu with php.ini file

I am trying to solve ultimate problem of why session variables are not saved when I run my php script. After researching for a while I went on to check session.cookie_lifetime value which is set to 0 ...
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Is there a way to change iBus icon in notification area? (xubuntu)

I need to constantly switch between different keyboard layouts, I did this with the "keyboard layout" element in xfce panels, it was ugly but I could put it anywhere (so I put it in a seperate "auto ...
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How do I un-dim my computer screen after I close the lid in xubuntu?

I have recently installed xubuntu on top of normal ubuntu on my computer. A problem that is really bugging me is that whenever I close the lid on my computer, it will go to sleep, as usual, but when I ...
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Mount NTFS External hard drive on UBuntu 14.04

Hi, I am trying to mount an external hard drive (on which I have files saved from Windows 8) on Ubuntu 14.04, but Ubuntu cannot mount it. This is the message I get: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at ...
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How to speed up VirtualBox running on a Host?

OK...So I have the newest VirtualBox installed with Ubuntu and it works all fine no bugs at all but it runs so slow...No programs running in the background and my VBox takes up a lot of the cpu so it ...
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Having problem with genymotion on VirtualBox for 13.10, its not working on 14.04, any idea?

After Upgrade(13.10 to 14.04) I had problem with VMWare, it does not support new linux, need to patch files (now fixed), Second having problem with genymotion on VirtualBox for 13.10, its not working ...
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apt dependency issues in Trusty

I was trying to install openssh-server on Xubuntu 14.04 [amd64] and apt is asking me to install many i386 packages as dependency The following packages will be REMOVED: openssh-client The following ...
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Trying to load 14.04

When Xubuntu reboots, I sucessfully enter my login and password. Then it sticks on: myname@ubuntu-computername:~$ How do I proceed from this? Thanks.
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Is TRIM enabled in Xubuntu 14.04 by default?

Is TRIM enabled in all official derivatives of Ubuntu 14.04 by default?
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WINE: minor delay on sound playback

When running a game under WINE pulseaudio is showing a constant delay of what I would estimate to be 100-200ms that on occasion climbs to over 500ms. I can't put my finger on why it increases on some ...
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PowerBook Clean Install of Ubuntu

Ok, I inherited 3 Mac's. Two of which had MorphOS installed on them. I removed the hard drives and wiped them completely clean via my Mac Mini. Reinstalled and tried to install Ubuntu. Nothing ...
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Xubuntu [fresh install] pushes my GPU to 129 Deg Celsius, 264 Farenheit

I have an Intel Core2Duo Dell Precision 390, with some kind of Nvidia graphics card - nothing special. While doing nothing, the GPU heats up to 129 degrees C, or 264 Farenheit, over the course of ...
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External monitors not detected with dual GPU Xubuntu 13.10/14.04

I have dual-booted Xubuntu with Windows 7. In both the previous Xubuntu (13.04, did a clean install of 13.10) and Windows 7 I managed to get my triple monitor setup working. I have two Radeon ...