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

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Xubuntu / Samba PC occasionally unreachable from Windows; works again when 'samba' package is reinstalled

I've configured a Xubuntu PC with Samba to allow file and folder sharing with Windows 7 PCs. The Xubuntu PC is almost always on. While it usually works when sharing files to and from each other, ...
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Is there danger involved in running Firefox as sudo?

Is there danger involved in running Firefox as sudo? I do this because I sometimes use Firefox to browse my local drives, and my primary drive is encrypted. I am using Xubuntu 14.04. Thank you.
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FTP Root directory on another server

Fellows, I would like to know how set up or change the directory on my FTP server. i've edited the conf file but when i connect with Filezilla says: 500 oops cannot change directory ...
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Sort images which created when Libreoffice saves *.doc as web-page

I have .doc (.docx) file with about 10 images in it. The question: How get them from file with a condition: images must be in order as they were in file (from 1-st page to last)? What I do?: I save ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Have any program that restore or prevent the enviroment issues after log on?

Sometimes the users' desktops bars (Xubuntu 14.04) doesn't appears after log on the session, showing just the wallpaper. I solved pressing ctrl+alt+F1, and: killall -u <user>(to kill the ...
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xUbuntu: screensaver settings are missed with two monitor

I've installed xUbuntu 14.04 since 2013. Two weeks ago I've bought a new monitor, so now my pc have 2 monitor. I'm searching for the screensaver settings, but in my Settings Manager there isn't: ...
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Setting all files and folders that will be created in a certain directory to have read and write access by 'Others'

I've recently switched my uTorrent on Windows 7 torrent download/seeding machine to a Deluge on Xubuntu machine with Samba (to allow sharing with Windows PCs). I am using Nautilus as my file manager ...
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Skype stops opening default browser/file manager after Xubuntu update

After a Xubuntu update Skype stopped opening downloads in Thunar and opening urls in the default browser. I've set chromium to the default for xdg-open, which Skype uses to open other programs, and ...
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Xubuntu on Macbook pro 8,1 Upgrade problems

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 and it worked very well. Then I installed all upgrades and no issues. But then I upgraded to 14.10 and the trackpad stopped working. I remember a box coming up saying whether ...
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Desktop always starts at low res

My Xubuntu 14.04 installed on Thinkpad T430s with Intel HD4000 always starts desktop at low resolution (800x600). The grub screen resolution is correct, the logging screen resolution is also correct ...
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very high and loud fan speed with xubuntu

I've just installed xubuntu 15.04 as an alternative for ubuntu 14 as my laptop didn't seem to fit with unity. So, xubuntu is working great, except for one problem, the fan speed. It's always at high ...
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Postal 2 Free Multiplayer doesn't start under Xubuntu 15.04

i tried to start the free Multiplayer game of Postal 2 under xubuntu 15.04. But it doens't work the following error appears in the terminal: Postal 2 Copyright 2003 Running With Scissors, Inc. ...
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xubuntu fan speed

I've just installed xubuntu 15.04 as an alternative for ubuntu 14 as my laptop didn't seem to fit with unity. So, xubuntu is eorking great, except for one proble, the fan speed. It's always at high ...
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How do I permanently remove a (wireless) usb mouse?

I bought a new wireless usb mouse today, because my old one broke down. I want to permanently remove the old one from the list of devices shown in the mouse settings dialog in system settings (I'm ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 sa5_crypt screen keyboard doesn't work

I have Xubuntu 14.04 since it's release, but have never updated it until today. After that (and with a message of error in the softwate updater) i rebooted my pc (sorry for my english, i'm from ...
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Help! Forcibly install an older version of a Windows 7 driver on Ubuntu(Xfce)

Background Explanation: The latest version of the Windows 7 driver of my wireless network adapter is really bad and messes up the internet connection. On my Windows 7 computers I therefore use an ...
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Network manager conflict at startup in Xubuntu 15.04

In previous versions of Xubuntu I haven't had this particular problem but what happens is that the Network Manager appears sometimes after startup and some other times it doesn't show up. Also I ...
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Prevent parole from opening when I insert an audio CD

I never actually listen to audio CDs - I always rip them to my library, then listen with my mp3 player. As such, it's really annoying that Parole opens each time I insert an audio CD. However, in ...
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Need help removing a program

I'd installed vim using apt-get, but in my infinite wisdom, I decided to uninstall it and try installing from source. I don't know why, but the end result was kind of borked up. I'm trying to ...
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How to encrypt dual-booted Xubuntu?

I'm running a dual-booted Windows and Xubuntu system. I need full partition encryption, but only on the Xubuntu side. Is it possible to set it up without loosing any data? Which method is the safest ...
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Looking for an on screen keyboard working with firefox

I'm looking for an on screen keyboard. florence and onboard do not appear, when selecting the address bar in firefox. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox says it works great with the gnome on screen ...
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Xubuntu automatic suspend doesn't work

When I set xubuntu on my Asus Eee PC 1015BX to suspend after 15 minutes of inactivity, after that time I get "Power Manager not authorized" notification and it doesn't suspend. I had the same problem ...
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32-bit lib wants to remove it's 64-bit counterpart

xubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. Installing libvpx1:i386 wants to remove libvpx1 and all of the programs that depend on it. From that library's very minimal dependencies, I can't figure out why it wants to ...
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EasyNote mx45 Packard Bell - no Audio - mute/un-mute triggering infinitely

I installed Xubuntu in an EasyNote Packard Bell laptop. Everything works except the audio, the problem is that the volume icon flashes continuously, it seems that the issue is the mute/un-mute ...
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Reset static routes?

I'm messing around a Mikrotik router to make multicast IPTV configuration. Trying some manuals I've been messing with routes command at some point, thinking that it would just not be permanent, as ...
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Apply suitable screen resolution

After using ubuntu on my other computer for a year now, I'm very happy with it and installed xubuntu on an old notebook. I experience the same problem with my screen resolution. With my other computer ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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(Xubuntu) Symlinked wine doesn't open .exe?

I'm new to the site, and I've just created the account. Wine and I are having an issue right now. I'm booting Xubuntu from a Live USB and, therefore, have placed the .wine folder in another drive, ...
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leverage browser caching

I have used the following code in .htaccess and also checked the mod_rewrite which is enabled on the server, but still the caching is not working. I am using Ubuntu server. ## EXPIRES CACHING ## ...
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xubuntu 14.04 swiching off while waching HD movies

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. While watching HD movies/youtube videos my system switches off. I think It may due to the graphic card. lspci gives me: .00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel ...
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Which package is responsible for resetting brightness level on logout or reboot?

I've installed Xubuntu 15.04 and observed that brightness level is still being reset on logout or reboot. Google reveals that this bug has been around since 2011, and this workaround sort of works ...
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waking up from sleep by keyboard

Whenever I put my laptop into the sleep mode it wakes up by pressing any button of the keyboard I wanna disable this I want my laptop to wake up just with opening lid
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Graphics driver for Gigabyte G41M Combo on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a Intel Pentium D Processor along with Gigabyte GA-G41M Combo motherboard & 2GB DDR2 RAM. I am repeatedly getting flickering screen. The screen boots up quite nicely but whenever I open a ...
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Nvidia drivers causing overcurrent on USB ports

I have Asus laptop with (unfortunately) Optimus technology for graphics. Overcurrent information on my two USB ports is displayed every time on boot when using any nvidia driver(331.113 and ...
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Xfce Panel Crashing When Adding a Desktop File

Just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04, and after trying to add a desktop file as a shortcut to the panel found that the panel crashes and the desktop file is not added as a shortcut when it ...
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HP Mini 2133 Speakers not working after fresh installation of Xubuntu 14.04

Original OS was Xubuntu 12.04, everything is working good but then, after an upgrade to 14.04 using a bootable usb: Format and install option was used. Speakers are not producing any sound. The jack ...
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Ubuntu Desktop is not working

I was working on an Ubuntu 12.04 system. For some task I wanted to use 14.04, to keep the backup, I detached my hard disk, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a totally new hard disk. Now, when I'm trying ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 Conky graphs buffer overflow

Installed a fresh Xubuntu 15.04. However my conky config, wich is working fine in Ubuntu 14.04 and other distros, crashes with a buffer overflow. When I comment out diskiograph_read, _write, ...
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xubuntu 15.04 - rabbitvcs context menu not showing

I've installed these packages already, and restarted the OS several times but still the context-menu is not shown: rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-thunar thunarx-python ...
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USB ports stop working after resumming from suspension - Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo S20-30 laptop (bought in February 2015) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (then Xubuntu) alongside windows. I don't use Windows now. Everything seems fine except when I suspend the laptop ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 14.04: 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, ...