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

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How to use notification area (system tray) over indicators in Xubuntu?

Xubuntu has both notification area (system tray) and indicators. I prefer the first one, as it allows me to hide items. Is there any way to force the apps that support both (e.g. Tomboy, Dropbox etc) ...
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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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Sudden black screen after login Xubuntu 13.10

Everything worked fine (except for the audio widget), and suddenly, i boot and after i set my login credentials in the session manager, the screen goes black. How is one supposed to fix it? I find ...
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How could I see the keyboard layout in Xfce?

In Gnome keyboard settings, there's a window in which you can see the layout, a keyboard with buttons and characters on them like this: In XFCE (Xubuntu 12.04) there's no such program. What can ...
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Xubuntu: how do I automatically mount external NTFS drive with writes allowed?

i would have thought mine was such a common question that there would be a simple solution already built in to xubuntu - but there isnt. i have 2 separate external hard disks and connect them to a ...
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Lost all sound in Xubuntu 14.04

The other day, all sound in my Xubuntu 14.04 installation suddenly stopped working. I first tried this: rm -r ~/.config/pulse pulseaudio --kill Which was suggested here, but it didn't do the trick. ...
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Ubuntu 14 Server and Xrdp

I am trying to get XRDP working with the latest Ubuntu 14 server. However, after my rdp client logs in all I get is a grey screen with an X in the middle. This is the error from my .xsession-errors ...
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Shadows won't disable Xubuntu 12.04

I am currently running Xubuntu 12.04. I dislike the menu and window drop shadows, therefore I went to Window Manager Tweaks, then navigated to the Compositor tab. Inside the compositor tab, I ...
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I can't see DJVU thumbnails in Xubuntu (13.10)

So the problem is as follows: I downloaded a certain number of Djvu books. When I open the location in Thunar, no thumbnail is shown. "Show thumbnails" option in Desktop Settings is enabled. PDF ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 And Ubuntu 13.10 both show WPA Supplicant error?

Why am I getting this error. How do I fix it? sudo lshw -C network *-network description: Wireless interface product: AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: ...
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I can't modify the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10

I got this problem with brightness on my fresh xubuntu 13.10 install.. It ain't inc/decrease the screen brightness when pressing Fn+F5/F6 !! I've tried some solutions like setting these values in ...
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xubuntu desktop breaks on tightvncserver

I have a desktop PC I want to remote desktop to, I also like the concept of virtual displays, so no one can see what I'm doing as I do it unless they connect to the display (as opposed to the standard ...
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Virtual screen larger than 4096x4096 using xrandr

I have a triple monitor setup with a 1920x1200 monitor in the middle and two rotated 1600x1200s on the sides, for a total requirement of 4320x1600. I recently installed xubuntu and I'm trying to use ...
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USB port not working, while shutdown and network manager are misbehaving

I use an Acer Aspire One with Xubuntu (12.04). Last night I installed a few updates, only the security ones because it was late. It finished OK with a message about needing to restart for the changes ...
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What is the default clipboard manager in Xubuntu?

I don't care about panel plugins or programs such as xclip or xsel. I just want to know : when I cut or paste something on Xubuntu, what program handles it?
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How to change the soundcard output on-the-fly?

One feature I miss the most in Windows 7, is the possibility to change the soundcard output on-the-fly. In Xubuntu 12.10, I have to unplug my headphones to make the sound come out of the speakers. ...
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/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 problem on boot?

Just before the boot logo fades away and the login screen shows, there's a little message that says there was some kind of problem with /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 and I have to press S or M or something, ...
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Is there a task switcher (Alt+Tab) for Xfce that allows to select application using a mouse click?

I feel that the standard task switcher under Xfce isn't very good. For example it doesn't allow you to select an application by mouse clicking on it. On Windows for example, there is a program called ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 hangs when sleeping the second time

After booting my machine, it's able to suspend correclty the first time, with the power button flashing slowly. I'm able to hit the button and have it come back on. The second time however, seems to ...
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Changing the default IM app away from Pidgin

Is there a way to change the default instant messaging application, in Xubuntu, so that the status icons, in the task bar, apply to a different app, like Twinkle? If not, can I remove the status ...
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How can I configure the express keys for my Intuos drawing tablet?

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 and my tablet is CTH-680 or Intuos Pen and Touch Medium. I used xsetwacom to assign key press a, b, c, d to buttons 1 to 4 of "Wacom Intuos PT M Finger pad" but when I ...
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Thinkpad x220 not waking from suspend after upgrading to xUbuntu 14.04 from 13.10

I upgraded my xUbuntu 13.10 install to 14.04 yesterday, everything seems to be working fine or eve better than before except suspend. When I shut the laptop lid xUbuntu suspends as it should. Then ...
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Ubuntu 10 + vpnc: no response from target

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 version I installed the vpnc successfully as the following link - http://floppsie.comp.glam.ac.uk/Glamorgan/gaius/networks/13.html Example of the installation wget ...
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Can I change notification dialog text?

I am using the latest Xubuntu 13.04. When I go to shut down, I receive the confirmation notification stating "Are you sure you want to shut down?" I would like to keep this dialog box, but I want to ...
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How can I transfer files from my computer to my Acer phone?

I use Xubuntu on my computer and my phone is an Acer Liquid Gallant Duo (E350). My problem is that I can't seem to transfer files (music) from my computer to my phone: when I use PTP all the files ...
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sony vaio cannot disable second graphics card - notebook runs hot and loud

i just installed xubuntu on my sister's sony vaio VGN-NW250F and noticed that it runs a bit hot and loud. after looking around i realized it is because of the build in second graphics card, that is ...
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Backup Xfce / GTK editable accelerators

Looking at this page: http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-settings/appearance where it says (at the bottom): There is no way to restore the original, default keyboard shortcut for a command. it ...
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I can't change resolution in Xubuntu 13.04

I used to have Ubuntu on my pc, but then I decided to try Xubuntu 13.04. I installed it but the better resolution available is 1024x768. I want to set a 1440x900 resolution, which is supported by my ...
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installing Xubuntu on MacBook Pro, X has black screen

Booting from usb stick (using the iso -> img && dd magic method), i can can boot into the termnimal if i change the grub for try Xubuntu to be not quite, not set mode, no splash. If I run ...
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Launch an application *or* search for a running application window on xfce

A related question to this one on AskUbuntu for an XFCE4 desktop: How can I have a dash-like search on Xubuntu 12.10 / XFCE? Synapse can search and launch application from cold (i.e. start a new ...
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Why am I getting default icons and style when running Xubuntu over VNC?

I'm having this problem both when I run vnc4server configured to run startxfce4, and also when I use xrdp sesman. The icons and the style are not displaying correctly, here's some screenshots: How ...
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How to change user picture of login window in Xubuntu 12.04?

I am using Xubuntu 12.04. I have been trying to configure user pictures for login window for 2 weeks. I have read a lot of threads (on this forum too) and I am sorry for asking a similar question ...
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How to disable touchpad right-click in Xubuntu?

How could I disable right-click menu that appears every time I touch the touchpad with 2 fingers ? I have Xubuntu Raring installed.
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can't send file to device via bluetooth in Xubuntu 13.04

Today I have installed Xubuntu 13.04. Before i used Xubuntu 12.04. I am able to send files from my Android device to my notebook via bluetooth but not the other way. In 12.04 i had the same problem. ...
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Xubuntu 13.04. Dual monitor top panel

One top panel for two monitors. App menu button appears on top left corner. When I push it the drop down list appears on top right corner... How can i fix it?
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Why won't xubuntu install?

I have an Acer laptop that dual boots Windows XP and Linux. For several months I used Xubuntu (12.10 I think) as the Linux OS and it worked fine. A few months ago I replaced that with Bodhi Linux, ...
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xfloxk4 doesn't work on xubuntu 13.04

I have a problem with the xubuntu lock screen program xflock4, neither the shortcut ctrl+alt+del nor the command seems to work. How can i solve?
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Cannot set default device in ALSA

While trying to get audio to work on my computer with the front jack (I don't have speakers so it's irrelevant to me whether or not the rear jack works), I figured out that I need to use card 0, ...
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Ways to reduce memory usage

I'm using xubuntu now and from time to time I come across the problem that memory is out of space. This happens when I open both Chrome and Eclipse, also, even I exited Eclipse, /usr/bin/java is ...
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502 no server or forwarder data received when using Privoxy

I'm running Privoxy 3.0.19 on Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit and from time to time I get this error message when trying to access certain webpages. It's happening a little less than half the time. For example, ...
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xubuntu 10.10 does not work what do I do?

install xubuntu on my dell 300m 13.04, I served for issue of pae, install xubuntu 10.10 I works perfectly, I can browse and download files excellent, but when downloading packages, and updates or ...
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How to hide the Panel 1 with key combination in Xubuntu?

I want to disable Panel 1 (the one that is at the bottom of the screen at default) and have it only appear when I hit certain keys
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Why does xubuntu 13.04 periodically blacken for no good reason

My Xubuntu 13.04 periodically blackens the screen when I am actively using the machine. In one case I had just pressed PG_UP a second before the behaviour occurred so I can rule out inactivity as a ...
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After upgrade to 13.04 and installing Xubuntu no desktop UI

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 from mini CD with no UI. After I upgraded it to 13.04 and installed XFCE through sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop following these instructions. Logging in to XFCE was ...
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Xubuntu cant see my wifi network

OK, I have a WiFi network that I am using on Ubuntu and Windows computer, but I have a Acer Aspire D250 netbook that I cant seem to get to find my wireless network. On this computer, I had the same ...
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i am trying to upgrade my Xubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 but it gives an error

Can not import unity GI cannot import name Dbusmenu, introspection typelib not found in the terminal and this error is shown: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Skype 4.3 Core dump

Xubuntu 14.04new install Skype 4.2 does not sign in anymore. Skype 4.3 does not start. crashes with the following: username@sempron:~/Downloads$ gdb skype GNU gdb (Ubuntu 7.7-0ubuntu3.1) 7.7 ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Ethernet connection drops packets

the title says the problem, I'm connected through an Ethernet cable, my configurations are normal, and i have no idea what is happening. pacman@sam4s:~$ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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Need assistance imaging Ubuntu with fog

I have used fog many times with Windows 7 images; but I am working on a new project and I am unsure how to clone Ubuntu images. Is there any step by step documentation on this? Can someone assist me?
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xubuntu 14.04 user account login Glitched

everytime i try to login to my admin account it accepts my password then goes black then goes back to login menu... however my guest account works perfectly. plz im ready to completely delete ubuntu ...