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

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Xfce forgets desktop icons positions

Sometimes, after logging out and in, Xubuntu forgets the positions of the desktop icons and re-arranges them on top-left as default. I have tried a proposed solution on a similar subject. This locks ...
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Messed up double/double system after install/reinstall of `ubuntu-desktop` in Xubuntu 15.10

So I decided to install ubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Xubuntu 15.10 install and then realized the inconveniences and uninstalled ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-settings and then this happened.... I ...
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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Xubuntu: how do I automatically mount external NTFS drive with writes allowed?

I have 2 separate external hard disks, and connect them to a USB port at different times. I would like them to be automatically mounted as read/write. In fact, I can write new files to them, but ...
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Synaptics Touchpad : solving 2 finger problem triggered by resting palm [duplicate]

My laptop is: "Lenovo G580" and it comes with a very sensitive touchpad. Specially, when I place my hands comfortably to type, it "thinks" I'm touching the top-left corner. This becomes really ...
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Brightness setting not working on Xubuntu 15.04 ( vivid vervet)

I recently upgraded from xubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 and then to 15.04 on Lenovo z580. I used to control brightness on 14.04 using xbacklight from command line. Now its not working. 15.04 also has a ...
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Slow boot after fresh install and update

I have a desktop with 8 GB RAM DDR3, AMD Phenom x3 cores, Nvidia GTX 750, mechanical Seagate 1TB hard disk. I have installed the xubuntu on /dev/sda1 and put my /home on /dev/sda6 with a swap on ...
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How to get to the GRUB menu at boot-time ?

how do we get grub menu when boot up process? tried by using both shift and E s c keys
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How do I disable update-apt-xapi

Every day, at a random time, my ancient laptop becomes unusable. Something decides to consume the entire 1GiB of RAM plus several hundred MiBs of swap, and thrash my hard drive. It brings the computer ...
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Which *ubuntu Version Should I Install [closed]

My new laptop has some less powerful specs than my current, and so I want to install Xubuntu instead of Ubuntu. However, everywhere I see, reviews say not to install Xubuntu 16.04 because it is full ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 wallpaper under black screen, after login (unity 7.4.0)

I'm tried to fix, but it doesn't has an affect. sudo rm -fr ~/.cache/compizconfig-1 sudo rm -fr ~/.compiz sudo rm -fr ~/.Xauthority sudo rm -fr ~/.config/autostart sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I disable automatic screen locking in Xubuntu?

After about 10 minutes, Xubuntu 14.04 goes to sleep all by itself. I've set up the shuffle on the music player and it only gets through 3 songs before I have to sign in again. There is no screensaver ...
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Pre-installed files of 'blueman' deleted?

I downloaded some blueman-files to my Laptop, to attempt enable Bluetooth. Then I deleted them by: sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove blueman. Meaning no blueman-files are left on my Laptop. Then I ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 - initramfs-tools

I am getting a strange error whenever I try to install a package on my xubuntu 16.04 system. Part of the output is shown below. The package does get installed, however I am getting these messages ...
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Unable to update Xubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04 using Update Manager

I tried to update from Xubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 using the sudo update-manager -d command, however, it stopped after the first step of the update due to poor internet connectivity and I closed it. When I ...
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libavcodec-extra-54 and libavformat54 not upgrading

Each time I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the this output: The following packages have been kept back: libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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Dual Boot UEFI Windows 10 removes Grub Bootloader

After installing Xubuntu (I have done this several times with several releases: LTS 14.04 and LTS 16.04), all works great: I get GRUB with Xubuntu and Windows options. The problem comes when I boot to ...
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Xfce vs. Unity - Performance and Ease

I just purchased a laptop with rather low specs, and was thinking of installing Xubuntu with Xfce. On my current laptop, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. My question is in regards to ...
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Wine 1.7 not installing on Xubuntu 15.10

So, after setting up my installation of Xubuntu yesterday, I tried to install Wine 1.7 using ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa. However, after doing sudo apt-get install wine1.7, it keeps giving me this error: ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 Firefox 46 screen distortion when scrolling

Screen distorts (shimmers, wavy lines/appearance) when scrolling in any web page. Disabling hardware acceleration and smooth scrolling, doesn't make any difference. Problem doesn't exist in Chromium ...
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fatal error: lz4.h: No such file or directory #include “lz4.h” [duplicate]

Compiling (C++): prod/coretech/hub/compression/lz4_compressor.os prod/coretech/hub/compression/lz4_compressor.cc:31:17: fatal error: lz4.h: No such file or directory #include "lz4.h" ...
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How to make apps window appear TopMiddle centered instead of the default TopLeft centered in Xubuntu 16.04?

I would love to have Terminal window (as well as many other programs) appear centered TopMiddle, not TopLeft as it always do. TopMiddle makes me look straight, TopLeft puts strain to my eyes and neck, ...
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make qt programs look good under XFCE?

I use xfce. My problem is - some programs look nice and some sort of ugly. AFAIK this is because XFCE is gtk and most programs use gtk theme, but some programs use qt and thus don't use gtk themes ...
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ASUS Xonar Essence STX II on Xubuntu 15.04?

I'm currently running Xubuntu 15.04 using an ASUS Essence STX II sound card which is recognized and is working, but I'd like to know if there are any programs available that allows me to setup and ...
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Ubuntu virtual terminal exits too quickly for me to type

I've been having a nightmare trying to install an NVIDIA GPU on my desktop computer (Ubuntu 14.04). I inserted the card and tried following various instructions online, but that did not work and I got ...
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Strange sound issue. Hear sound from a running Vbox VM but can't from Xbuntu

I have a weird issue that I have no idea where to even start looking. My sound on my Xubuntu 16.04 is not working if played though the GUI but if I have a VM running in Virtual box I have sound coming ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 log out menu won't go away

Fresh install of Xubuntu 16.04 i386 on a Viewsonic VOT132 After a few minutes, the "Log out" box pops up on its own. Pressing escape will make it disappear, but it always pops right back up within a ...
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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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How to get the toolbar to follow greybird theme in Corebird

I have Corebird installed and for some reason I can't figure out why the toolbar is differently colored. I am hoping that someone can help me to fix this.
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Problems to install Xubuntu in dual boot with Windows 10

I have a problem with installing dual boot xubuntu with Windows 10. I checked the specifications of my notebook and bios mode is legacy. I explain the steps I followed: I created a 100GB partition ...
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Is there a way to force the focus on a specific screen?

I'm using xfce and I have two screens. When I want to focus on the top window of a screen I have to TAB until I find it or click on it. That's very inefficient I think and I'm looking for a way to ...
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Unable to connect to internet. Ethernet works in windows but not in Ubuntu and Xubuntu

I am new to linux in general. I have tried everything I could find in google but nothing helped so far. Internet works perfectly in windows 7 and windows 10. I can't even connect to 192.168.1.1 in ...
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GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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keyserver timed out with add-apt-repository

I cannot add-apt-repository because the Ubuntu keyserver times out: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa -y gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpxzw15cei/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring ...
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Firefox 46 keeps crashing on xubuntu 14.04

Every time when i open firefox it keeps working fine and after a couple of minutes it crashes. I have gstreamer and flash installed so I am not sure what is causing this. Here are the error details: ...
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Have to restart lightdm when opening laptop lid after 14.04 upgrade

I've just upgraded to 14.04. Whenever I shut the laptop lid and come back to it later, after entering the password the screen just goes blank and requires ctrl+alt+f2-ing to a terminal to restart ...
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I have to restart lightdm after run

After starting the system, i've a black screen (without any screen backlight), then i have to switch to tty6 (ctrl+alt+f6), login and restart the lightdm: sudo service lightdm restart I'm using ...
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Cannot use 'make' to install Digimend Driver on C720P running Crouton

I have little to almost no knowledge of Linux but I have been using Xubuntu 14.04 on a C720P Chromebook for almost a year now. Today I got a new graphics tablet "Huion 420" and I have been trying to ...
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f.lux setup.py on xubuntu 16.04 results in error

Took the zip from here and unzipped it: https://github.com/xflux-gui/xflux-gui but when i run setup.py $ sudo ./setup.py install Results in the following Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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arabic language are displayed as question mark

I have ububntu 12.04 installed. and despite i installed the arabic language from langauge support, when I open an application all the arabic language in its interface are displayed as queston mark. ...
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How to Remove Bluetooth Manager in Xubuntu

I wanna remove bluetooth manager and its daemon from Xubuntu because my computer doesn't have bluetooth device. How should I do? Note : I've searched questions ...
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Is there a Budgie theme configuration GUI or tweak tool?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.3, then I wanted to install Budgie desktop environment. However, I could not find any theme changing GUI or tweak tool? Is there one?
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Xubuntu Shift Key weird default behaviour

I've not managed to find a solution to this and it's driving me mad! I have a VM installation of Xubuntu 16.04 and neither of the shift keys work on it by default. Some shortcuts that include shift do ...
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“Open in remote terminal” for Xubuntu file manager

I recently switched to Xubuntu. I am trying to recover the Ubuntu nautilus functionality, "Open in remote terminal", which was on the right-click menu of every file manager window. This does not ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 doesn't have a working repository for f.lux

Since I have upgraded to the last version of Xubuntu, I am not able to install f.lux. Everything was working just fine back with 14.04. Here is what the terminal says: W: The repository ...
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How to access a Samba shared folder from windows 10?

I have set up a folder on my Xubuntu 16.04 machine (~/Share) according to http://askubuntu.com/a/324846/312993 I have problems with the last instruction: "From a different computer, connect to your ...
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How to hide window borders?

I recently saw that on Manjaro (with XFCE4) it is possible to hide the top border of windows. So the title bar together with the minimize, maximize, close etc. buttons were not visible anymore. Is ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware switch after suspend on HP 15-P214DX

I have HP 15-P214DX laptop, running Xubuntu 15.04. Every time I suspend my laptop, I cannot reconnect to WiFi anymore due to below message. Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can 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 ...