Xubuntu is a community developed, Ubuntu-based Linux operating system.

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Ubuntu will load, but not Xubuntu

I am attempting to replace the Ubuntu 12.04 I have on my laptop with Xubuntu 12.04. I formatted my linux partition and started with a fresh install of Xubuntu but both booting live from the CD or from ...
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Apptitude - Have I removed my entire system?

I was trying to remove an unused package via Aptitude interface but I seem to have removed my entire system? Luckily my personal data is backed up. Aptitude ran for about 10 minutes or so listing ...
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How to transfer photos from camera to PC over Wi-Fi (Canon S110) Xubuntu 13.10

The Canon S110 comes with an optical disk containing a software bundle for Windows (and of course nothing for Linux), including an utility for connecting to the computer through WiFi. Also I think ...
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Unattended installation xubuntu

I'm trying to setup an unattended install of Xubuntu 13.10. It currently picks up all the settings but it still requires me to click next on each screen. I understand editing the xubuntu.seed isn't ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 position of remote cursor (teamviewer, x11vnc) does not change

I am using Xubuntu 13.10 and want to remotely access this machine. Everything works fine except that the mouse courser position doesn't change on the remote system if I move it on the server machine ...
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Lenovo s10-3 wireless problems

I have the Lenovo s10-3 machine and I have wireless problems. I am running xubuntu 12.04. I had to lspci -k to identify my driver and install the correct broadcom drivers to get it out of hard ...
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C++ programs do not get focus when started from launcher in Xubuntu 3.10

My c++ programs run fine in a terminal on Xubuntu 3.10. But when they are started from a launcher, then they do not have the focus. The focus remains with the desktop. These programs use the ...
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Can't stay logged in on Google Chrome

I'm using Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 on Ubuntu 13.04 (raring). It was all working fine but since last day whenever I restart my computer, I'm automatically logged off all the sites (such as Stack ...
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Ethernet port won't stay turned on

When I originally got internet service my ethernet port was not turned on. Found this thread How do I install drivers for the Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller?, followed directions under answer 1 ...
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Windows appear without panel

in the setting, the window manager is not accessible when I open files, and close Bouttons for reuduire are absent and the window can not be move but immediately put the top corner of my screen ... ...
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How to CHANGE the account profile picture on Xubuntu

So, i've installed Xubuntu on my computer and changed the user image (created a 96x96 .jpg and placed it in the Home folder with the name .face). Now I want to use a new image but the .face file ...
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xubuntu excessive memory consumption

free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 7917 7011 906 0 124 609 -/+ buffers/cache: 6276 1640 ...
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How do I stop one of my installed fonts from overriding other web fonts?

I installed a font with font-viewer (Helvetica Neue, if it matters) and now many websites (notably YouTube) are displayed with that font. This is especially annoying since Helvetica Neue is a very ...
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Xubuntu - Apps loading at start up

Every time I log into Xubuntu, apps like Libre Office and the web browser keep opening. How can I stop this? The apps that show up are: Firefox Geary Hotot Bunch of error messages Keyring password ...
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Having trouble installing guest additions for a Xubuntu 13.10 guest OS in Virtualbox 4.2.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-BIT as my host operating system running Virtual Box 4.2.10. I get this message when I tell virtualbox to install guest additions(CTRL+D),mounting the volume in the guest OS ...
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Unable to run executable from mounted flashdrive on Chromebook

I recently got a Chromebook and installed Crouton on it so I can run Ubuntu natively. Since the machine only has 16GB of SSD I decided to get a tiny flash drive that I can keep in it at all times. The ...
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desktop has become a grey void in Xubuntu 13.10

I upgraded from xubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. Everything seemed fine. Then I turned the computer off... rebooted and signed in and the desktop wallpaper and icons and files on the desktop are gone. Replaced ...
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How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi

How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi i have downloaded xubuntu but there seemed to be no wubi i also downladed other version (13.04 => ubuntu, lubuntu ) that include a wubi ...
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Xubuntu 13.04: How to hide backup files on desktop?

I just changed from Ubuntu 13.04 to Xubuntu 13.04 in an attempt to improve the performance of my slightly outdated notebook. Everything apparently went fine except that my desktop is now cluttered ...
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Enable HDMI Port Xubuntu 12.04

I have an HP Pavillion dm4 with intel core i5. I'm trying to get my second screen going but whenever I plug it in, nothing happens. The display settings don't recognize the second output either. I ...
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Too much disk read/write when launching an application

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on an old Dell Inspiron with 1 GB RAM and about 2 GB swap. Each time I launch an application (e.g. Thunar or Evince) it takes a pretty long time to be launched and I see a lot ...
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Xubuntu, no battery detected

Recently I installed Xubuntu on my old Latitude D620. I'm having a problem where there's no battery indicator in the taskbar and there's no option to turn it on. Heck, xubuntu can't even find the ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 External Display can't be set to 1920 × 1080

I just installed Xubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8 dual boot on my Dell XPS 13 (2013) Ultrabook. All is good, except when I connect my ViewSonic HDMI 1080p Full HD External Monitor, it appears as Display ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 cant download magnets.

Upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 and cant open click on magnet links any more. Tried kTorrent instead of transmission. Same thing. Unable to detect the URI-scheme of ...
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How to get sound on macbook pro 4,1

I have just installed Xubuntu 12.04.2. My soundcard is detected: thomas@thomas-pc:~$ sudo aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** Home directory /home/thomas not ours. card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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Split Screen using HDMI Xubuntu 13.04

I've tried to get separate screens for Xubuntu 13.04 so I can browse on my laptop and use my TV to watch films via the HDMI port, but I'm unable to find a way to do it. What normally happens is I get ...
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Always show Location bar when opening files

Background Using Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. I followed these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/278010/64957 By running the following: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences ...
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Connecting to AES encrypted wireless network

Trying to connect my laptop to my university network which uses WPA2 Enterprise and AES encryption, however the wireless connection doesn't have AES encryption option. I can't get it connected at all, ...
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DVI-VGA adapter problem

Is it possible to add unsupported resolution when monitor is connected via DVI -> VGA (passive probably) adapter? The problem is that the monitor (Acer AL1916W) is reported as CRT monitor, mainly ...
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Why no internet access despite appearing to be connected to wireless network?

I downloaded and burnt Xubuntu 12.10 to a CD and installed. When installation first started it said that I was connected to the internet but at the next step it let me choose my wireless network and ...
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Broken panel icons in Xubuntu 12.10

After upgrading my Xubuntu to 12.10, the panel icons are visually broken (but functional), see screenshot. Some of the buttons are displayed as a purple gradient. Exactly which buttons are drawn this ...
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Xubuntu 12.04, mouse cursor disappears

I have Xubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer and there is an annoying problem with my mouse cursor. When I start the computer, it is usually fine, but if I leave it for a while it goes in sleeping ...
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Why can't I delete an item(in this case a java tar.gz) file of usb live boot for Xubuntu 12.10?

I am booting Xubuntu 12.10 off a live usb and cannot delete a tar.gz file, every time i try to delete the file it says it cannot find or create the trash directory :( is there anyway to fix this so i ...
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Xubuntu running incredibly slowly on a relatively sufficient system - How to find the cause?

I recently formatted my hard-disk and installed Xubuntu 12 on my desktop PC, which has the following specifications: Intel P4 3GHz 1.5GB RAM 80GB Hard-disk 128MB Nvidia Video Card (FX5500) In ...
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How to recover a deleted /usr partition?

Accidently I formated my /usr partition of my Kubuntu in my Windows XP systems. Is there any way to revover the /usr partition?
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Xubuntu vs XFCE in Ubuntu issue

After installing Xubuntu from its own iso, the desktop is slow to load up after putting in name and password. After installing Ubuntu, and then install XFCE through terminal, and deleting Unity, there ...
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1.5 TB USB Drive failed to mount

Seagate 1.5Tb FreeAgent USB Hard Drive. Formatted FAT32. I figure it is 75% full. Used to work fine in XUBUNTU it shows up in Cairo Dock but when I click on it I get "failed to mount drive'. Nautilus ...
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How to auto mount partition on startup in Xubuntu?

I want to auto mount all my partitions on startup. This is how my /etc/fstab file looks like: proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 #Entry for /dev/sda1 : ...
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BCM4311 “wireless is disabled by a hardware switch”

I am running a HP Pavilion dv6000 with BCM4311. I am new to ubuntu and admittedly am rather unfamiliar with running code in terminal. I have tried a dozen different ways i have found online and ...
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How to remove wine internet explorer option from Open with menu?

I use Xubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (xfce) with Thunar file manager. I ran this command: rm ~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-jpe.desktop And one Wine context menu item has gone. How do I ...
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Thunar doesn't show any RabbitVCS emblems

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04 and installed RabbitVCS v0.15.0.5 for Thunar from the PPA. Unfortunately, there are no svn status emblems on my folders in Thunar. I already tried to update the icon cache as ...
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how to make external monitor primary (xubuntu)

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 and I want to use my 24" monitor as a secondary display. Ok! First Try: Going to the Settings Manager --> display and searched for the secondary display to enable it. But ...
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How to move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu?

How can I move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu? Xubuntu doesnt have .gconf/system/networking/connections.
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Newly installed xubuntu doesn't start

I installed xubuntu instead of normal ubuntu i asked about yesterday, but now i have another problem. I already installed system, but I can't boot it. After grub and "choose system to boot" window ...
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Ubuntu on Samsung NP700Z5B - no Grub

I just bought a Samsung NP700Z5B laptop. Gorgeous machine and great performance! I do 2 things when I get a new laptop: Format the HD and install Winblows from a CD to ditch the bloatware Install ...
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Two volume levels, if headphones are in and out

I'm using XFCE on xubuntu. But there is a volume control on the main taskbar thing. On windows 7, when I plug in headphones, I have a separate set level of the volume. Generally I leave the ...
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anywhere to download WINE for xubuntu?

I am completely new to the Linux world and am already having troubles. I installed Xubuntu on an old desktop and am trying to set up a USB WiFi adapter to get some internet connection on the thing. I ...
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Como instalo ubuntu en una Pc que tiene lubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu on my computer which has Lubuntu. How can I remove Lubuntu and install Ubuntu. Thanks. Hola la verdad soy nuevo utilizando linux y no se como hacerlo pues yo quiero instalar ...
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Xubuntu Monitor issue

I did a presentation with my laptop with an external monitor (using latest Xubuntu). After the end of the presentation my laptop ran out of battery. When I got home an logged in again, I had only a ...
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Sublime Text doesn't open files from PcManFM

Do you have any clue what might me a problem when opening text file from PcManFM file manager by Sublime Text 3? Nothing happens then. In Thunar it works just like it should work. Do you have idea ...