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

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Up arrow unresponsive in XUbuntu 12.04 after resuming from suspend

In XUbuntu 12.04 I'm facing an issue where (occasionally) the keyboard lay-out is changed after resuming from suspend to RAM. As this only happens sporadically, I haven't figured out what causes it ...
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Login goes nowhere after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading to Xubuntu 13.10 I rebooted once and found that after login, regardless of account, I end up stuck after the login window disappears, with a movable pointer and the background from the ...
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Computer won't shutdown?

I just installed xubuntu 13.10 on a Gateway mx3216 laptop. Amongst other problems I'm facing (wifi, graphics, etc), the machine wont shutdown. It goes to the blue Xubuntu screen and just thinks. Any ...
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Installing known softwware and get a warning on xubuntu 12.04, but not with ubuntu 12.04

When installing known good software on Xubuntu 12.04 i receive a warning of installing a package that violates the standards that isn't allowed. Can ignore it and do the install. On Ubuntu 12.04, no ...
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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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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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Change default user folder paths in Xubuntu

How do I change default user folders location in Xubuntu? I have a Dropbox, and I keep all my documents and music on it. I want to set it up so that by default all my documents and music in ...
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I want to install ubuntu in an ipad1 16 Gb, and I'm ready to follow your instructions [duplicate]

Wifi, read pdf, print through wifi, openoffice. there are about 15 million tablets ipad1 sold, waiting for it.
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Files are not being sent to trash but being permanently deleted

When I booted my computer, I noticed: that the Trash icon was missing from File Manager; this message when I tried to delete a file: Are you sure that you want to permanently delete ...
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Start desktop manager when display turns on

I have a computer that serves as some kind of HTPC. It's running XUbuntu (12.04, will upgrade in spare time) with XBMC. Everything works great, except one thing. The computer is connected to a ...
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Got a corrupt BTRFS partition, but is still usable, how to convert it to ext4? [duplicate]

I've got a corrupt btrfs partition, and also because of its low speed, I am thinking of 'converting' it to ext4, how can I convert a root partition from btrfs to ext4 without loosing the ability to ...
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Installing xubuntu-desktop breaks cloud-init (routing to 169.254.169.254)

Run Ubuntu Server 12.04 (or a later version) in a VM. Reboot. Cloud-init continues to work. Then install xubuntu-desktop. Then reboot; you will see that there is now a broken route to the ...
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Internet and apt-get very slow [on hold]

I am using xubuntu 13.10 right now and I have some Internet problems. When I use apt-get it takes almost forever to download just a few kBytes. I get results like these and it pauses there for a long ...
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Xubuntu doesn't allow music to play when I lock screen

If I'm locking my screen with xflock4 while playing some music, the music pauses. However, it resumes as soon as I login again. How do I play my music while my screen is locked?
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Changing Brightness Xubuntu [13.10]

I cannot change the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10. I am running a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, using the proprietary fglrx AMD drivers, and have tried the acpi_vender etc. kernel parameters (do not ...
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Dragging and resizing shortcuts in XFCE

I use Xubuntu 12.04, and since I am on a laptop, I try to save on screen estate by using a minimalistic window theme I found here : http://kira28.deviantart.com/art/Xfwm4-theme-TillSummer-366057630 ...
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Choosing Ubuntu based distro for my laptop [duplicate]

I have Linux Mint 16 KDE installed along with Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. But KDE runs very slow on my laptop. My laptop configuration is Intel Core i3 CPU (380M) 3 GB DDR3 RAM 500GB HDD 15.6 Inch ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 (Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic) No HDMI Sound

I am a complete noob to Xubuntu. I have been trying all day to get HDMI audio to work, I have a Radeon HD 6800 using a HDMI to TV and I can not do it at all. It shows up in PulseAudio Volume ...
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Installing Dvorak keyboard in Xubuntu 12.04.4 when trying the os from a cd

I have used Ubuntu until my version is no longer supported. So looked at several versions and Xubuntu seems the most intuitive to me. I want to try it for a while before loading it on my computer ...
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Xubuntu Netflix compositing issues?

I’ve got this error message while trying opening Netflix on Xubuntu, Compositing is not available, please enable compositing support and relaunch Netflix Desktop. Ive verified online their isnt any ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 USB wifi adaptor

My friend has an old laptop that had XP on so I've installed Xubuntu 12.04 but when I tried to install the additional drivers for my USB wifi adaptor - a AVM Fritz with Broadcom 7xxx chipset (I dont ...
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Install Xubuntu alongside Windows 8 - EFI

OK, the situation is the following: I have a new Lenovo IdeaPad S4OO Touch with Windows 8 pre-installed and I want to Install Xubuntu in EFI mode alongside Windows 8. I've searched a lot about it in ...
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Xubuntu 12.4 does not save any desktop settings

This is getting annoying that my XFCE desktop on a Xubuntu 12.4 fresh installation does not store any of my desktop modification to its settings , for example I've added Keyboard Layout widget to the ...
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How do I show memory use graphically in the Xfce panel?

Xubuntu has a nice way of showing network data flow in the panel; put the Network Monitor in the panel and choose the network interface. I know that Gnome has a similar feature in its System Monitor ...
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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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libimobiledevice can't transfer images properly to iPad 2 iOS7 (7.1 11D167)

I have used this tutorial from itsvoss.com and everything seems to be working quite alright. I can get the iPad 2 to trust the computer - and I can transfer images to the iPad. However, the images ...
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compatability issue

I just bought a new computer it is a: Intel(R) core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz 3.30 GHz 4.00 GB of RAM, Windows 7 ultimate, 64-bit operating system, with service pack 1 an AMD Radeon HD 7700 ...
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I can't connect to the internet wirelessly through xUbuntu

Complete beginner here. Have installed ubuntu through vmware player on my laptop. Can connect to the internet fine on windows but not through ubuntu. I have been trying to follow this guide. The ...
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Ubuntu Virtual machine slows down the entire home network

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 in VMware Workstation and when it's on, Other people using the same network say it's being slow. I shut it down and then it's fine. How can I fix this?
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Wifi MT7601 not installing

My system is a Dell dimension 3000, running Xubuntu. I am struggling to install a wifi using RALINK MT7601. The driver CD is in Windows. I have been trying to install ndiswrapper according to ...
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Still problem with Wifi in Saucy Xubuntu

My laptop has a broadcom chip and yes, I've followed the related posts on this site like this one but I still have a problem. Not all features of the card work with a given configuration. By ...
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How to completely remove Xubuntu and install Ubuntu (including boot screen etc.)

I had Xubuntu 14.04 beta 1 installed. Now I have installed ubuntu-desktop package but I see that there are still Xubuntu application icons, login screen, theme, boot screen etc. How to completely ...
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USB ports fried? How to diagnose/fix?

i've just run into a probably serious problem. Was working on a hardware project where a short circuited component was involved and it's possible i've fried two usb ports with a 12V on my laptop ...
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Can I reinstall Xubuntu 13.10 over the existing installation using the desktop dvd? [duplicate]

Installation seems to have run into problems at the very end. I can boot to either Windows or Xubuntu but am not sure the linux side is fully functional. Thanks
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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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Recover Untitled Document 1 from gedit

I have an unsaved document opened in gedit on Xubuntu 13.10. A bug caused gedit's main window to disappear and only the title bar is still visible, reading "Untitled Document 1". Is there a way to ...
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Graphical GRUB Menu

As you know, when dual booting on OSX you get a nice looking boot menu, something like: I was curious as to whether there is a way to replace the textual interface of GRUB with something a little ...
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Ubuntu Chromium sometimes doesn't load pages

This is my Chromium version string: 32.0.1700.107 (Developer Build 32.0.1700.107-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20140204.972.1) Ubuntu 13.10 I am having issues with pages loading. Immediately after opening the ...
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Xubuntu menu bar disappeared after unplugging external monitor

I've searched for something similar to this problem and I didn't find it. I apologise if it's a duplicate. I'm trying Xubuntu installed ontop of my Ubuntu 13.10. I've been trying to connect an ...
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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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Probleme with battery icon in Xubuntu 13.10

After upgrading Xubuntu to 13.10 I have this issue with battery icon
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How can I fix xfdesktop4 unmet dependencies error? [duplicate]

Why can't I install the Meta-package for the Xfce Lightweight Desktop Environment? I get this error message: Using Ubuntu Software Center, try to install xfdestop4 and get this error: The following ...
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Resizing Xubuntu patrition

Ok, here is the problem. I have a Xubuntu in Virtual box. I have resized the machine HD and added the missing space using GParted to the patrition as seen in this picture: After resize the new size ...
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Is there an exposé like window overview feature in xubuntu?

Using Ubuntu with unity and compiz it was possible for me to create a hot corner which triggered all (in-)active windows to be shown in an overview. Is it possible to create something similar in ...
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Hide “Places” or “Username” in File Chooser Dialog

Background Making a video-capture of a website demo; part of the demo requires uploading files. Problem The username is displayed in the video, which is a security concern. Question How do you ...
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How good is linux encrypted file system?

I am using xubuntu 12 . I just used palimpsest to encrypt my external harddisk and it seems cool. But I am wondering how easy it is for someone to crack my harddisk using any tools available. And one ...
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Enable alt-drag

I am very used to alt-drag for moving and resizing windows. However, I can't get it to work in xubuntu 13.10. (I just recently installed it in a virtual box machine). If I change it to a ...
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LightDM configuration files

I have an XUbuntu installation that uses LightDM that for some reason unkown to me went gabooey yesterday - black screen with just the mouse pointer on booting. (TTY's still working.) After much ...
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Displaylink udl in xubuntu 13.10

I'm using Xubuntu Saucy Salamander (13.10). I'm trying to connect displaylink wireless monitor with my linux machine. My configuration is Nvidia GT310M Intel HD Graphics for 1st gen i5 processors ...
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Strange Problems with Various Search Tools (Catfish & gnome-search-tool)

I have been experiencing a very odd set of problems with both the Catfish and gnome-search-tool utilities. The problems occur more consistently in Catfish search, but are still present from time to ...