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

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Will software in Ubuntu work in Xubuntu as well?

I've just recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 on my 10 year laptop and on my Acer Aspire One netbook and I'm wondering if the software that I run in Ubuntu 12.04 will also work in Xubuntu. I would think ...
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Where does one get pretty screensavers for Xubuntu (xfce, xscreensaver)?

I browsed through the default set of screensavers and the most are ugly, a couple are decent and the only quality ones are Flurry, GLSlideshow, MetaBalls are PopSquares. Where does one find more nice ...
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Is it possible to make an EXACT ISO of my system to put on other computers?

I am new to linux, but had a question. I am getting in the business of buying old computers, putting Linux on them, then donating them to students who don't have their own computer at home. I have ...
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Not able to set Nautilus as my default file manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Thunar being default file browser I wanted to try out xfce and installed it. When I launched the file manager in xfce, it prompted me to choose between ...
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Resolution Resets After Every Reboot

I know this question has been asked before, and I know I've fixed this before, but I can't find anything that works for some reason. Background: Every time I log in, my resolution resets to 1024x768, ...
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Fixing var errors

Sorry for not being able to properly format my question because I'm using SE Android app, my xubuntu isn't working. I dont know what exactly is the error but I'll try to describe what happened and ...
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Keyboard volume shortcuts in XUBUNTU don't work

I have a Logitech K270 but I can't get the volume button shortcuts to work. Actually when I click them, I see the popup on the top left of the window but the volume is not changed... ...
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How to I change from ubuntu to xubuntu?

I've read this Q&A and I'm ready to try it with Xubuntu. That is, I'll go from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. At this moment, my laptop is slow, even after the various optimizations. My question is whether ...
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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How can I change my keyboard layout to a modified version?

Now, my goal is to change the keyboard layout for the entire xubuntu install to my own modded version. I think the way to do this is to make an X11 keymap and load it - but as always there is a ...
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Windows-like global shortcuts with the <Super> key in Xubuntu [closed]

I would to define Windows-like shortcuts using the Super ("Windows") key. I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty). Using Settings->Settings Manager->Windows Manager->Keyboard I assigned Super+D to "Show ...
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Bad anti-aliasing in some applications

There was an update a few weeks ago that seemed to mess with anti-aliasing in some applications. Firefox, Thunderbird, and the text in some apps such as Mousepad and Leafpad (but not the rest of the ...
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How do I theme the xscreensaver unlock screen?

How can I replace ugly screensaver unlock screen in Xubuntu 11.10? Standard xscreensaver is very ugly. Is there any themes for unlock screen?
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Is there a way to change user picture in Xubuntu, and actually display it on login?

I am aware that the way to change user picture, is creating a .face file on /home... The thing is, this only works when one checks the users and groups on System directory... When it's time to login, ...
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Future Xubuntu updates after the three year LTS period?

I started using Ubuntu two years ago by installing the Xubuntu 9.04 and then proceeded to install Gnome and a selection of extra packages I needed. I am forced to migrate to a new version since 9.04 ...
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Power Management - Sleep / Wake up Server when accessed

I have a headless HP Proliant Microserver with ubuntu installed. This machine has samba shares on it serving media and I usually rdp or ssh into it. Now my issue is I want the machine to go into sleep ...
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64-bit 13.10 shows 1GB less RAM than 64-bit 13.04 did

Multiple 64-bit versions (Kubuntu, Lubuntu and Xubuntu) once installed on my ThinkPad R60 show 3GB of RAM, not the correct 4GB of RAM. Last week with 13.04, I had 4GB of RAM (which matches the BIOS) ...
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How can I repair error when trying to access my home folder after installing Compiz in Xubuntu

I found that Compiz is usable with Xfce and after installing it, adding it to start with session and restarting session, I couldn't access my home folder (I have access to folders that are within ...
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Ugly lock screen in Xubuntu

when I lock my screen, I don't get the nice login dialog which is present after my laptop reboot. I get something ugly similar to this: I googled this picture, it is not exact screenshot, but it is ...
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Mouse text selection to paste buffer using middle click

Background I have a Logitech Marble Mouse Trackball, with its scrolling ability configured as follows: #!/bin/bash dev="Logitech USB Trackball" we="Evdev Wheel Emulation" xinput set-int-prop "$dev" ...
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How to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop

I want to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop (original Xfce 4.10, without extras). I too want to keep Unity (and Unity 2D) on my computer. Is the xfce-meta package great for ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 shuts down without asking when power button pressed

Since I upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10, I can't seem to make the power button bring up the xfce shutdown dialog. I never had this problem on 13.04, but even after a clean install it persists. When I use ...
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Is it possible to place windows with keyboard shortcuts in Xfce?

With Compiz in Unity, I could press Ctrl+Alt+6 to place a window on the right-half of the screen, Ctrl+Alt+4 to place it on the left half, Ctrl+Alt+7 to place it in the top left quarter of the screen, ...
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Unable to start lightdm but can startx

I am trying to make my own Live USB and I have successfully generated an ISO file with a newly installed, configured and customized Xubuntu 12.04 LTS installation. My problem is that, no matter I ...
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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Xubuntu?

I saw a similar thread here, but this doesn't specify how to specify a SOCKS proxy globally. In vanilla Ubuntu there was a proxy configuration program that affected the entire system. Is there ...
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How will be the LTS support for Xubuntu 12.04 after 3 years?

Hi :) I'm comfortable with Xubuntu 12.04 because I have an older computer, but I was reading about the LTS support: Ubuntu 12.04: Supported until april 2017. Xubuntu 12.04: Supported until april ...
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Are keyboard layout settings handled by two different applications in Xfce?

As seen in my answer here, trying to make certain keyboard settings in Xfce I am faced by two separate options. One is in Menu/Settings/Keyboards (xfce4-keyboard-settings) and displays this window: ...
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pavucontrol doesn't show Bluetooth headset

I'm trying to use an LG HBS700 Bluetooth headset with my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon running Xubuntu 12.10). I'm able to successfully connect the headset using the Blueman program, but when I go ...
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Keyboard Layouts Plugin forgets settings, unable find workaround

I use Xubuntu. As everyone knows, Keyboard Layouts Plugin is very, very buggy and it still forgets my settings. It drives me crazy - I have to set them again and again every time I wake up or turn on ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 - mobile broadband can not be enabled

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 and Lubuntu 13.04; not together (dual boot) but one by one. For both, I experienced the same issue. My notebook is Acer AO532h. I want to use Xubuntu or Lubuntu on it. ...
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How to Install Xubuntu 13.04 inside windows 7

I downloaded iso image for xubuntu amd64 but there is no wubi.exe in the package, is there is any way to install xubuntu inside windows 7? You help is appreciated! Thanks in advanced.
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XUbuntu - change default Terminal windows size/layout

Can someone help how to change default Terminal windows size in XUbuntu? After some surfing, I found instructions for Gnome. Maybe I don't understand, but XUbuntu doesn't use Gnome? Thanks in ...
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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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Why doesn't Ctrl + F5 work in Firefox?

I'm using Xubuntu 11.04, and with a Windows XP in my VirtualBox. Both have latest Firefox 4 installed. But inside my Ubuntu, Ctrl+F5 never works, and because I don't know what else I could do to force ...
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Xubuntu: No password request after suspension

If I suspend my Xubuntu 12.10, and then take my computer off the suspension, it doesn't request any password. I have tried adding the gnome-screensaver on autostart settings, which I read somewhere ...
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Xfce: some notifications not disappearing

Some of my notifications on XFCE are not disapearing (especially those from jupiter) automatically. Timeout is set to 5 seconds and I can manually close them. What's happening? I'm using Xubuntu ...
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Is there a way to get rid of the default file manager for Xubuntu without having to get rid of the desktop?

I recently switched from Lubuntu to Xubuntu but I prefer Lubuntu's file manager, PCManFM, to Thunar, which is the default file manager in Xubuntu. So I installed PCManFM instead. Then I tried to ...
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How can non-admin users connect to Wi-Fi networks?

I'm trying to configure PolicyKit so that other users are allowed to configure Wi-Fi connections, but my changes don't seem to bring any results at all. When a non-admin user tries to connect to a ...
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Why does the Lubuntu minimum install say that it requires 10.7 GB of available drive space?

I have a 4GB Dell Mini 9. I used UnetBootin following the instructions at pendrivelinux.com. I have tried Xubuntu minimal install, Lubuntu minimal install, and vanilla Lubuntu, and all result in the ...
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Can my xubuntu installation be converted to standard Ubuntu?

I currently have xubuntu installed on my netbook, and I'm considering converting it to the standard vanilla Ubuntu. Is this possible? If so, how do I start?
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kubuntu v/s xubuntu v/s ubuntu

Note: Before posting this, I looked at a similar thread, but could not find what I was looking for. I am using Ubuntu at present. Learnt about kubuntu & xubuntu recently. Visited its websites ...
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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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How to fix Xubuntu LightDM Theme after installing unity.

After successfully installing Xubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop, I decided to install Unity. That went OK but then I realized there was no themes. So then I installed the themes and artwork, and got a ...
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xubuntu 12.04 restarts after suspend - only from my account

After installing a clean xubuntu 12.04 I noticed that when I suspend, the computer suspends and turns itself off (you see the lights go off, and a click sound from the HD or fans), but then about 2 ...
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Ubuntu Variant / Linux Distros which uses least system resources (RAM, CPU)?

I have a netbook (an older Asus EEEPC 1005HA) which I want to get rid of Windows on (I like Windows, but I don't think it works well in a netbook environment). Basically, my question is which Ubuntu ...
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How can I increase volume beyond max in xubuntu?

How can I increase the volume beyond the maximum in xubuntu, (preferably without using anything from gnome)? Something similar to what you have in gnome on ubuntu.
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If I just use a window manager and not a desktop environment, how do I get automatic dock/undock resolution updates?

Gnome and KDE both change resolutions when I dock/undock my laptop. They seem to do it automatically, more or less, based on the state of the computer. I'd like to have that behavior if I just run ...
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unable to edit /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward in Xubuntu

I try to change ip_forward from 0 to 1 but fail, even with root permission in Xubuntu 11.10. I don't have such similar problem while using Ubuntu 11.10 chiaki@chiaki:~$ sudo echo 1 > ...
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make slingshot-launcher run in fullscreen mode on Xubuntu

Here's what I got cooking on Xubuntu 12.04 SLINGSHOT LAUNCHER for precise elementary-daily ppa but it runs in a mini mode on the upper left of the screen. Installing gala or mutter did not get it ...
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appmenu on Xubuntu 12.10

Is there anyone who succesfully managed to use an appmenu (what was once called Global Menu in Gnome 2.x) on Xubuntu 12.10? Before answering please note that I tried with xfapplet (which is no ...