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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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How to get the sendto mail recipient in Xubuntu 14.04 to use Geary email client?

I have geary set as my default email client on Xubuntu 14.04 but when I try to use the send to mail recipient in Thunar I get an error I am wanting to know how to make this possible without this ...
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No more wi-fi on my Xubuntu 14.04

I have no more wi-fi connection after the upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04. Can you help me?
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Light locker stops background activities (eg. music playback) when screen is locked

I upgraded my xubuntu installation to the new release, 14.04. This release includes a new light-locker, a great improvement if you ask me. The thing is that whenever I try to lock the session or when ...
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black screen after login

I switched to xubuntu from windows and things have been pretty smooth until I tried to connect another monitor to my laptop (using vga). The screen suddenly went black, and since then, even with my ...
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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 ...
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Skype and other apps on XUbuntu 13.10 64bits

Please, read carefully before marking this as duplicate, I've spent a lot of time looking for a solution to this problem, here and googling, also on XUbuntu irc channel, but I can't find a fix jet. ...
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Installed Xubuntu on XP system but cannot boot it

I just installed Xubuntu on a Windows XP machine. I left Windows XP on the machine, and made a new logical drive, E, to which I installed Xubuntu. During the installation, I was asked to install ...
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Can I merge these partitions or will it break my chromebook?

Ok I am a linux beginner and I need some serious help. Product info: Acer c7 chromebook with chromeOS and xubuntu 12.04 (i think) dual booted using 'crouton'. My problem is that my main/root ...
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Fn key for touchpad xUbuntu

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. All is well except for a single fn key that doesnt' seem to work. I have an Asus n56vz which has a huge touchpad. So I'd like to disable it when I have a ...
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No sound output both speakers and headphone toshiba satellite m55 Xubuntu 12.10

I am running Xubuntu 12.10 and I was trying to repair the sound on the headphone jack since I had sound output through there and now I have no sound what so ever. So I think I made things worst. No ...
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Removing Grub2 and reverting back to windows 8 boot loader

I'm new to stack exchange and Ubuntu. This question might be repeated but none of the solutions worked for me. I have Ubuntu installed on my external hdd. I could boot it fine without any issues. ...
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Completely black screen after disconnecting external display except when booting in recovery mode

When trying to connect an external screen (video projector) to my laptop (Dell Latitude E6530), I tried to switch to the external display using Settings Manager -> Display. I changed a setting, but I ...
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Arduino serial port not found

I'm on Xububtu 13.10 64 bit. I installed Arduino IDE from the software. I have Arduino uno board. when I try to execute any code, I get this error Is there a driver missing?
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Fresh install of Xubuntu, Freezes after login

80% of the time, when I load my machine up, it freezes after login. Now, we're talking about a fresh install here with barely any additional software. If I keep restarting my machine, via the ...
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What graphic card i use & how to switch between my cards?

I have ASUS X550CC-XX209 with installed xubuntu. My question is how do i know what gpu i use, intel or nvidia.And if i use intel, how to switch to nvidia card.I'm new linux user, so please don't use ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 unable to connect to router (with internet connectivity) via ethernet

I'm running a MSI B85-G43 gaming motherboard, just got Xubuntu 13.10 and the installation went fine except for connectivity to the router. I've plugged in my ethernet cable from my router to the ...
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Update xfce4-mailwatch from the command-line?

Is it possible to run a command in the console and trigger an update event for xfce4-mailwatch? I am looking for the command-line equivalent of right-click and then Update Now. Using Xfce 4.12 and ...
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Lenovo s10-3 Xubunutu wireless is disabled by hardware switch

So I just got rid of Windows 7 starter and installed Xubuntu 12.04 but the network manager after trying to enable wireless says wireless is disabled by hardware switch I have googled around and ...
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Window Tansparency - set for one window only

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 and have set inactive windows to be transparent. However, is there a way to prevent one window/program (i.e. tvtime) from becoming transparent. See this screenshot
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windows maximize to full screen and bottom hides behind the panel

I have one monitor above another. I would like to have a panel at the top of the bottom monitor and another at the bottom of the top monitor. Putting the panels in place works as expected. However, ...
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xubuntu: stop gnome-keyring-daemon from impersonating ssh-agent

I want to use the real ssh-agent instead of gnome-keyring in xubuntu. I followed the steps from http://dtek.net/blog/how-stop-gnome-keyring-clobbering-opensshs-ssh-agent-ubuntu-1204, but gnome keyring ...
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External monitor won't show login screen

I'm using a laptop with external monitor (laptop screen disabled). I had a power failure in our house so laptop (without battery) closed, I had a lot of stuff opened and something broke because Ubuntu ...
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Xubuntu persistence. Plop loading usb and no hard drive. -how to?

I have an old laptop that will not boot from usb, so I am using either a live cd or Plop linux to boot a live USB (I haven't decided which yet) of xubuntu 12.04.3-desktop-i386. The laptop does not ...
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x11vnc server with Xubuntu show black screen in client

I am running Xubuntu 13.10 (monitor attached) with x11vnc 0.9.13-1.1 run with the following options: x11vnc -gui tray=setpass -rfbport PROMPT -bg -o %HOME/.x11vnc.log.%VNCDISPLAY I have also ...
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Installed KDE onto Xubuntu 12.04, now get black screen after login!

I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 MK3 that I recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 LTS on. That install went smoothly and works fine. Was looking for more customization, so decided to try KDE desktop. ...
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How do i send a message to people joining my wifi?

I'm new to ubuntu, and I'm still trying to learn linux. So i had this idea to start a little project. When my friends come over, and they connect to my wifi, my linux computer would automatically send ...
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Thunar mounts as root

I have a serious problem. I have 4 hdds. On the first one I have my op system, that's fine. The others are empty with ext4 fs. When I try to mount those with thunar (xubuntu what I have) it mounts ...
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Problem with battery power supply

When I was using Xubuntu 12.04 laptop could live 2-3 hours. Now, after installing 13.04 battery life becomes shorter and shorter. xfce4-power-manager shows that battery is fully loaded, but after ...
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Xubuntu on Macmini, Would not boot, stupidly reset PRAM

Xubuntu on Macmini, Would not boot, stupidly reset PRAM... I Only have Linux partition on the HDD, im not really a Mac or OSX fanboy, But this makes a great HTPC! I have installed so much, and have ...
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unable to login in xubuntu 13.10

I have install xubuntu 13.10 and i installed cinnamon 2.I loged out to test the new cinnamon instalation choosing the session i noticed that there is a session named "cairo" (cairo dock is installed ...