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

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Swapping Caps and Escape, and having Compose Key only for one keyboard layout out of many

I use a Danish and English (US) keyboard layout, on a keyboard with Nordic geometry, meaning it has a less/greater key. I use the Danish layout for leisure, and the English (US) for work. I would ...
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Xubuntu, VLC Media Player overwrites

When my VLC Media Player rips a audio-CD it rips the first track. Then it asks whether I want to "overwrite" or "keep" the existing file. If I enter overwrite it rips the second song but stores it ...
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Not getting logged in after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

Just after I upgraded my laptop (Ubuntu) Now it was getting console on booting. I used shift to select previous version of kernel. And its going to login screen ,but still after valid password its ...
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cat showing file content but mousepad and abiword won't

As the question says, I need to edit my /proc/acpi/wakeup file, but when I open it with any text editor, it shows blank file. cat command, on the other hand, displays correct file contents in ...
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Desperately need help with Xubuntu 15.04

My existing hdd reported close to 11000 bad sectors and fearing that it would soon die, I got another Toshiba 1 TB HDD and tried to get xubuntu 15.04 into it. My existing hdd had linux mint and it ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 options missing from Mouse and Touchpad control panel

This is a clean installation of Xubuntu 14.04 on ViewSonic netbook (yesterday). I am a newbee to Xubuntu (Linux). I am trying to follow the instructions in this link: ...
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How to configure user-wide proxy in non-gnome Linux?

I'm using Xubuntu linux and want to configure user-wide proxy (non system wide in /etc/environment). I have heard about export http_proxy= variable, but how to apply it to XFCE session? And will it ...
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Xubuntu blank screen after wakeup

Xubuntu 14.04. After wake up from sleep, it asks to enter password. I entered the passw. and screen goes black. On Ubuntu 14.04 waking up was just ok. Lenovo E330 laptop with intel HD graphics. add: ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 system sound not working?

There are no system sounds as far as I can tell and there is no option for setting this in settings. Speakers are working fine as I'm able to play Youtube Videos. Its a fresh 14.04 LTS install. All ...
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What is the package that predicts your commands? [duplicate]

I'm running debian (comming from Xubuntu) and I'm having trouble finding info on what makes Xubuntu predict your command if you type it incorrectly. For example, let's say I typed gedti file.txt. I ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 removal of “Not installed” packages using Synaptic Package Manager

I am experienced computer user but a newbee to Linux. This is a new installation of Xubuntu 14.04 (yesterday) using the "wipe existing OS" feature. Using the STATUS button in SPM, I can see a list ...
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Touch screen and two monitors

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04.4. I have two monitors (one touchscreen and one regular). I've used xrandr to set regular screen right of touch screen, so extended display. Now ubuntu thinks the entire ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 ATI/AMD driver problem

I'm trying to install a driver for ATI Radeon HD 7900 series. I've read a lot of different articles, but I still cannot to do it. For example, I've tryed almost all instructions/way from this page ...
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how can i install new themes on Xubuntu?

I want to install this but i have no idea how to do it. http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/X-Aero+%28XFWM4+Windows+7+%2B+Vista+Theme%29?content=170901 Can anyone give me a sep-by-step please?
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GStreamer backend error

I just started jusing Xubuntu a week ago. I haven't been playing any music-CDs, yet. When I attempt to use the GStreamer player with a music-CD, it displays an error: "GStreamer backend error. Could ...
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I have 2 SSDs one for windows the other for ubuntu. No grub on sda

I installed Windows 8 on sda and I installed Xubuntu on sdb, but I don't like using Ubuntu grub to change sda mbr. I like to use a simple F12 solution for dual boot. How can I remove grub on sda and ...
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Mouse cursor dissappearing/flickering when not moving (Xubuntu 12.04 / xfce 4.10)

Installed Xubuntu 12.04 with xfce 4.10 on ThinkPad E540. When freshly booted, the mouse cursor works for about few minutes, then it starts to flicker and finally completely disappears, when not ...
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Ktorrent will not open magnet links after peerguardian install

I recently installed peerguardian on ubuntu 14.04 (using Xubuntu desktop). Ktorrent torrent works fine if I download the actual torrent file and open it but when I click a magnet link it will not ...
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Problem with hibernation on EEE 1014PN & Xubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to enable Hibernation on my Netbook using the known fixes/workarounds. According to here, hibernation works fine on a EEE 1015PN but so far I've been out of luck. Using sudo ...
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Xubuntu - rectangle on screen after screen wake up

So I've been using xubuntu for several months and have reinstalled several times before. One problem I've always noticed is that a mysterious white box would appear on the screen on several occasions. ...
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Enable HDMI Port Xubuntu 12.04

I have an HP Pavillion dm4 with intel core i5. I'm trying to get my second screen going but whenever I plug it in, nothing happens. The display settings don't recognize the second output either. I ...
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Need help with USB Speakers. Logitech S100, Ubuntu 15.04, USB 1.1

I am a first time user of Ubuntu. I recently installed it as a dualboot with Windows 7. I have Logitech S100 USB speakers which work fine in Windows. However, I can't get any audio to play in Ubuntu. ...
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(X)Ubuntu some graphics only render on 2/3 of screen

Short On Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Inspiron i3531-1200BK laptop , the xfce log-in screen only renders 2/3s of the screen, but issue is not present for xfce desktop after logging in. Issue also ...
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Why do I have problems when Isuspend my pc?

I used a netbook with xubuntu 14.04 and when I closed it in order to suspend the PC I couldn't turn it on again. When I turn on the computer after suspend the screen stays black and I have to reboot ...
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Firefox keeps crashing in Xubuntu 14.04

I recently installed ubuntu as a replacement for XP. I'm using xubuntu desktop. Mozilla Firefox and other browsers all crash very regularly, with firefox crashing at least 1 in 3 times I open it. This ...
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Xubuntu. Suddenly black

This is what my desktop looks like now. It's completely useless, will not do anything. Nothing to right click won't even minimize a program when it's clicked on. I've had this problem before and ...
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How do I get Xubuntu to stop asking to upgrade to 15.04 [duplicate]

Every time I start my computer I get a notification after the computer gets done checking for updates that says "Software updates are no longer provided for Xubuntu 14.10. To stay secure, you should ...
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Screen goes black when i'm playing games on Xubuntu

When I'm playing games the screen goes black and if I move my mouse it goes back to normal. I already i already set light locker to 60 minutes but the screen turn black in much less time.
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Confirm X server is working

I am trying to install Oracle on my Ubuntu. This is NOT an oracle question, but when I run the runInstaller it runs through so environment checks. I pass all but one, the display check. it runs: ...
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Removing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu by liveCD netinstall [duplicate]

I'm new to linux OS so forgive my noobiness. I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows XP computer as a dual partition using the netinstall mini.iso burned to a cd-r. I had issues with unity desktop ...
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Xubuntu audio not working (15.04)

I'm new to ubuntu and I've just fresh installed Xubuntu 15.04 on a Netbook. I've got a problem with speakers since they don't work. I've checked a lot of threads but no one of them lead me to a ...
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I can't install XFCE ( xubuntu desktop)

I tried sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop. It turned out like this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Clang++ cannot find lstdc++ after system upgrade

I have a small project in C++ that compiled fine until I upgraded Xubuntu to 15.04. When I tried to rebuild it with cmake, this message appeared in the middle of the output: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find ...
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Script display settings: xrandr

Edit: I would really like to be apply my display settings (currently managed with xrandr) on an automated basis after plugging in my display. I assumed this could be done with a Bash script, however I ...
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No DNS names resolution in Xubuntu 14.04

The system is Xubuntu 14.04 on an S3J series Asus laptop. It worked o.k. until it suddenly stopped resolving internet names. As I recall, it happened during an "apt-get upgrade" process. First, I ...
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Sound cannot be unmuted

I hit mute a couple of times. The mixer shows its unmuted, the menu for the tray icon shows its unmuted, but the on-screen display thinks its muted and no sound plays. I restarted. The tray icon ...
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Missing Wine Program Folder in Xubuntu 14.04-LTS

After installing Wine 1.6.2 from the Ubuntu Software Center the Program folder with the installed Windows programs is not shown in XFCE menu. Only the following enteries are shown: Deinstall Wine ...
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Alert when terminal program finishes running? [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 15.04, but maybe this question has a general solution for all Ubuntu flavours. I usually leave long computations running in a terminal window, which may take from a couple of ...
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update-grub halts

sudo update-grub halts after: Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-61-generic I'm trying to expand the resolution of my Xubuntu install on a Windows 10 Hyper-V server. Full output of what ...
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How to enable gmusicbrowser's plugin Gnome mmkeys in Xubuntu?

Gnome mmkeys is a plugin for gmusicbrowser which allows gmusicbrowser to respond to multimedia keys on the keyboard (play, pause, etc.). I tried to enable it via the Plugins tab in the Settings window ...
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Change calendar language in Xubuntu?

My Calendar's days are in spanish, as well as the month names. I want to change it to english. How can I do this? I am running xubuntu 15.04.
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Broken fonts Xubuntu 14.04

Something quite bizarre happened today. While I was opening a new project on Intellij 14 my fonts started to look funny on IntelliJ and on other apps like gedit. When I first installed xubuntu I ...
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Could not set shared folder

I'm running on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Trying to share a folder on a network via shares-admin and system-config-samba applications but they give me error. command sudo shares-admin output: error: ...
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Problem launching parole after upgrading to vivd (clutter-critical error)

After upgrading to the most recent version of xubuntu, I can no longer launch parole. Launching it from the gui results in nothing visible. Launching it from the command line yields the following: ...
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Analogue of Ubuntu's Disks in Xubuntu?

I just switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. I'm just trying to format a USB drive, but I don't find the Disks utility which I used on Ubuntu. Do I need to install something in Xubuntu in order to format ...
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how to fix very low sound in xubuntu 14.04?

researched a lot on it but nothing helped. Outputs of some commands are COMMAND: lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" OUTPUT 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor ...
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Unknown xubuntu screen locker / password

I have a regular ubuntu installation which I then installed xubuntu desktop over. I am occasionally confounded though by an unknown "screen locker" that occasionally appears instead of my normal ...
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can't connect to wifi using Xubuntu

Everytime i try to connect to internet using wifi i type the password, Xubuntu tries to connect for a little while and then asks me the password again. I'm using a D-Link modem/router. Network ...
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Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS - Thumb drive not auto-mounting

Xubuntu 14.04.1 will not auto-mount my USB thumbdrive automatically when it is already connected to the computer. This happens every time during the initial bootup/startup and/or after a restart of ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 bluetooth applet not working

I upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10 this morning. I am not able to get the bluetooth working on this version. Like in the question asked : Volume indicator problem The bluetooth indicator also gives a small ...