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

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How to quickly enable/disable touchpad in Xubuntu 14.04 without installing other applications?

In Xubuntu 14.04. accessing the settings to disable and enable the touchpad are a bit hidden - in Settings-Mouse and Touchpad, and once there, there are a few other clicks needed. I have tried by ...
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Google Chrome Black Screen in Xubuntu 14.04

I have an issue with the latest update of Google Chrome on my Xubuntu 14.04. When I open a browser, it's webpage region is completely black, only toolbars are visible. When I try to resize or move ...
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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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How can I turn off Xfce session saving system-wide?

We are working with a terminal server that is running Xubuntu. Because we have had some issues with saved sessions, we want to turn off the saving of sessions completely. So far, we have been able to ...
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How can I switch users from within XFCE?

I am using xubuntu 11.10. I'd like to be able to switch users, and I'd like to be able to do this within the xfce user interface. I read somewhere that there might be an applet I can install, but I ...
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My wireless has suddenly became disabled by hardware switch, BIOS, rfkill, fn+f8 do nothing

I have a toshiba l655d-s5145. There is no physical toggle for the wireless, although the f8 key is supposed to do the trick. It doesn't. The wireless has been working since October, and suddenly, ...
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Xubuntu live usb persistence - how to?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 from live usb. I know that in order to be able to keep files/settings/etc after restart, USB live disk should be created with some storage reserved. However since I got this ...
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Can't login to my account, I know the password

I use Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I was watching a movie, the desktop froze (as usual duh!), I logged out using a terminal, and couldn't log in to my account after that, I'm using a terminal. I type my ...
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How to remove the Xubuntu Login screen in ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed Xubuntu on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. So not a problem until I logged off, and i did not see my login screen but an ugly abnormal login screen (Xubuntu's Default)
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Huge Wallch icon in Xubuntu 14.04 (xfce-panel)

I have strange problem. My Wallch icon is huge. See the screenshot: I removed XFCE settings and reordered items a little. How can I restore normal Wallch icon size? Update: My ...
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How can I stop the Ubuntu Software Center from autostarting in Xubuntu?

I recently installed Xubuntu 11.10 and am completely updated. Software sources used include proposed as well as backports (in case that means anything). My issue is that the Ubuntu software center ...
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SYSLINUX? Booting off a Live USB? [closed]

I used Unetbootin to install Xubuntu to a Live USB (a 4 GB SanDisk). By default, I'm running Windows 7 (which is also what I ran Unetbootin on). The computer I'm trying to use to boot off the Live USB ...
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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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Change keyboard layout permanently in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a fresh Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Thar installation (not upgrade) and I need to change my keyboard layout each time I boot. These are the contents of file /etc/default/keyboard: XKBMODEL="pc105" ...
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How to convert Ubuntu to Xubuntu

I've been having enough problems with Unity that I've actually installed Xubuntu fresh on my laptops. Unfortunately, my main desktop was upgraded over the net from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 and, even ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 Dropbox Icon Fail

EDIT EDIT I edited the title to match every affected version I experienced. I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol ...
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Thunar files view, date format “today, yesterday”

The detail view of Thunar shows the modification time as localized date (dd.mm.YYYY for my location), which is fine, but I would like to see the time, too. And it doesn't show the recently modified ...
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How to disable Alt-Scroll zoom in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04, alt+scroll wheel zooms my entire desktop. I'm finding this very annoying because sometimes I flick the scroll wheel to go to the top of a document then press the alt key for a some ...
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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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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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How to create DOS Boot USB flash drive with (X)Ubuntu

I'm trying to boot Xubuntu from USB Flash Drive on my old laptop Fujitsu-Siemens but it shows "Missing Operating system. Operating System not found". Although the Flash Drive works on my current ...
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How do I install KDE or XFCE or LXDE to an Ubuntu 12.04 system with no internet connection?

How do you install a desktop environment such as KDE without an Internet connection in Ubuntu / Linux Mint? I want to install KDE 4.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without an Internet connection?
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu after installing and then erasing Fedora?

Original Question I'm trying to install Xubuntu on a 2015 Dell XPS 13 laptop, but I've been running into all sorts of bootloader-related problems. To make a long story short, I've installed several ...
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How do I install Minecraft Forge on XUbuntu 14.04

I have successfully installed and used Minecraft on my XUbuntu OS, but for some reason none of the tutorials on how to use Minecraft Forge have worked for me. I take the Forge files and put them into ...
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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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ALT-F3, ALT-F2 doesn't show important applications and files. How to index Xfce/Xubuntu Settings Manager in xfce4-appfinder?

When searching with Alt-F2 or Alt-F3 (that is with xfce4-appfinder) there is no access to the very numerous, important and very often used contents of Settings Manager. It can find Settings ...
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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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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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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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Loud pop on shutdown/reboot

Everytime I shut my computer down or reboot it there is a very loud pop/crack from the speakers. It sounds dangerous, like they are going to blow up. Is there a way to automatically mute the volume on ...
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Missing volume app from notification area in Xubuntu 12.10 panel!

The volume control icon is missing from the panel. The n/w and battery icons are shown. When I try to edit the Notification Area from the Panel preferences I see the volume is not available as a known ...
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Litecoin mining, AMD Overdrive

I'm setting up a mining rig using 3-7950's, and have ran into a little bit of a road block. I've seen a few guides using xubuntu 12.10, but none with xubuntu 13.04. darth_bunny's guide ...
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How to place custom icons (not emblems) on folders in Thunar

(This is not a duplicate as this question describes how to add custom icons to folders in Nautilus, whereas there seems to be no explanation for Thunar.) In Nautilus (as this questions shows) there ...
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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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xubuntu 14.04 keyboard layout uk gb

I've just updated my laptop to Xubuntu 14.04, and after the update my keyboard has changed to English-English(US). This is OK for most keys, but it swaps @ with ", and loses the pound sign (The ...
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Is there any version of Ubuntu that does not require PAE?

For the first time I tried to install Xubuntu 12.04 on my computer using the Grub4dos way. However, it stuck and showed "This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU : PAE". I ...
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Adding music to iPhone 4s

What is the best way to sync my music I have downloaded online with my iPhone using Xubuntu?
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How to permanently disable the “save session” feature in Xubuntu?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 with xfce4-panel 4.10.1 and my sessions keeps getting saved involuntarily. I'm well aware that this is a bug so I'd like to ask if anyone knows a workaround to permanently ...
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'mount: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0 : no such file or directory' error while booting

I was trying to load a version of CGminer which was returning a libudev type error, and followed a supposed solution here but it destroyed my system (so it seems). I loaded the system in recovery ...
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Font rendering problems with QT applications in Xubuntu

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 but the same problem is present in 13.10 and 13.04, and maybe in previous versions. I always install truetype fonts and remove the anti-alias. In all the GTK ...
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How to specify what network to connect to automatically?

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10, I can connect to two different networks, x and y, I have passwords to both network and I can switch between them at will. When Xubuntu starts, it automatically connect to y, I ...
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minidlna and samsung tv file format doesn't support

I have PC with XUbuntu 12.04 and Samsung 27A950, so I want to use my PC like dlna server. But I can run file of any format on my TV, get error: "File format doesn't support". I try to open *.avi, ...
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Libreoffice theme integration not working (Xubuntu)

I am running Xubuntu 11.10 and everything works nicely. I have selected a nice Xfce theme and everything looks beautiful, except Libreoffice. While other programmes (Gimp, Inkscape, Thunar etc.) ...
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What is the best way of monitoring GPU temperature in Xubuntu 14.04 when using the OpenSource driver?

I had a severe problem with GPU temperature in 12.04 and even later, and even if that seems gone in 14.04, I want to keep an eye on my GPU. Is there a program that would display that, in the ...
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Installing from minimal CD

I'm a windows xp user and I'm new to Linux I decided to install Xubuntu on my machine since it's quite old (512 MB ram and 2.66 GHZ P4 processor) My machine doesn't support booting from USB so the ...
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Dashed borders of my window manager (XFce)

I upgraded to the latest Xubuntu 13.03 and sometimes borders of my windows (regardless the application) become strangely dashed. I managed to make a screenshot: The screenshot is with ...
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why build-essential failed?

I cannot found solution for this problem: constantia@constantia:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Xubuntu desktop minimal installation

Following this question I have have installed a minimal Ubuntu system on my computer. I want to install the minimum packages possible the cleanest xfce desktop possible. What are the minimal ...
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Xubuntu - Logitech presenter works only partialy

I have 2 old Logitech presenters, older and newer. Both worked under Ubuntu 10.10. Now I have Xubuntu 14.04 and older presenter works good, but new only partialy (only PgUp/PgDown, not F5 and dot.) ...
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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 ...