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

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Create a personalized installation stick (and backup)

I just installed xubuntu 14.04 on a new PC, along with all apllications I need. I'd like to know: 1) A reliable backup solution for ubuntu, something like Acronis for windows. 2) A way to create a ...
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Xubuntu installation monitor problem

I have an old PC (Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz, 512+128Mb RAM, 40GB HDD) running Windows XP and I am trying to install XUbuntu 14.04 using UNetbootin booting the .iso image from the HDD. It boots well and the ...
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Monitor Does Not Wake Up

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on two PCs, each has its own monitor, different brands. With both PCs, if I turn off the monitor by power switch, turning it on does not work. In other words, when I ...
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Monitor disconnected when screens go black

Since short I have a new 4K monitor connected to my AMD R9 280x on Xubuntu 14.04 via DisplayPort. I have a second monitor connected to the computer as well via HDMI. What I'm observing is that when ...
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Xubuntu Desktop Theme Changes after installing Handbrake

I installed Handbrake today and while I was using it I got a notification that the desktop had crashed. I clicked Relaunch and everything changed to a new theme. When I restarted, my original theme ...
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can't boot Windows 7 after installing (x)Ubuntu 14.04 i686

I have a laptop with UEFI, but without legacy mode. This morning, I installed xubuntu LTS on it, and after some trouble, like the GPT corrupting (but the protective MBR was fine so gdisk restored the ...
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Best video performance in Acer Aspire 522 netbook

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit in Acer Aspire One 522 netbook with ATI Radeon GPU. I already installed proprietary fglrx-driver from official repository. (EDIT: proprietary driver downloaded from ...
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XUbuntu: Can't edit text files: Permission denied

I am new to Linux, but I was under the impression that you can use GUI to edit text files I mean that is why GUI exists. I opened xrdp.ini and tried to edit it with Mousepad. When I try to save it I ...
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How to set and unset a global proxy with only one command

I want to set the proxy for apt-get and the global proxy in xubuntu like here but with only one command. How would it be? What's the problem with this code? I save it in ~/.functions add the line . ...
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Chrome refusing to reconnect to open website after changing network connection type

Using Google Chrome 40 on Xubuntu 14.10, I sometimes switch my network connection from wireless to ethernet (or vice versa) while I have some tabs with websites open. After this, I cannot seem to ...
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xubuntu 14.04 installation - menuLibre

Just installed xubuntu 14.04 Its very nice overall and makes my machine feel faster. However, there are a few little annoyances am trying to smooth. One of them is that it doesn't let me alter ...
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XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon

Question: After doing an update on my Xubuntu: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I found after restarting the following tray icon I was not able to identify: I was guessing that it ...
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Xubuntu tiling: how to maximize terminal window for partial tiling?

I have problem when do tiling terminal in Xubuntu 14.10. Those terminal emulators (I've test with xfce4-terminal, xterm, and gnome-terminal) can be resized only by width/height of font they are using, ...
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Xubuntu pentium 4 not enough CPU for development

I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS lately on an old pentium 4 with 1Gb of ram. It was unusable. I moved to Xubuntu and added another Gb of ram for a total of 2Gb. I set the swapiness to 10. All these changes ...
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detached screen sessions terminates after some time

I have a small netbook with xubuntu 14.04 installed. I am using it to log some data, using python scripts. I run those python scripts in detached screen sessions. But those detached screen sessions ...
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Network Manager do not pick up Vodacom Mobile Broadband after I swapped Ubuntu for Xubuntu

So I installed Xubuntu Desktop Environment a week ago, and everything worked great. Xubuntu was fully updated, and working afterwards, 2 days ago. Last night I read at 'Easy Linux tips project' on ...
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Unable to install .deb files [duplicate]

I am recently change from Kubuntu to Xubuntu. I think some files might be deleted. I am trying to install Vlc Player and other .deb packages it throws following error. Please help Error: ...
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Xubuntu how to make proper icons appear

I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook (actually Xubuntu XFCE) and I'm quite happy with it but I can't see how to add icons for my own applications to my desktop. My apps are mostly Java (jar) ...
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Having a lot of issues with appearance, themes after xubuntu-desktop reinstall

When I reboot into xubuntu it takes 15 seconds for the correct theme to load. Panel looks strange as do the icons. After that period, correct theme will load. It doesn't seem to matter what theme I ...
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Software Center crashes on startup - Tried the obvious

Title says it. If I run from the Terminal I get: :~$ software-center 2015-02-04 22:12:05,131 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-02-04 22:12:05,358 - ...
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Can't install from usb after messing up UEFI

I messed up my dualboot while experimenting (I still have Windows 8 installed) and now I want to: remove GRUB that's still lingering on my laptop, be able to boot from usb again, install Xubuntu ...
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errno 5 during the installation of Xubuntu 14.04

I always obtain the errno 5 at approximately 25% of the copying when I install Xubuntu on my P4 2800. I've tried to install on each of my two Samsung spinpoint N, IBM HLAT hard drives. I also tried ...
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Special characters (Swedish) don't work in Chromium

In Swedish there are three extra letters (åäö) in the alphabet that function perfectly in every other application in Xubuntu 12.04 except for Chromium (I can type them in the Terminal but they show up ...
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Networking not working anymore with wifi

On a Xubuntu 14.04 system, network connections have recently stopped working. What happens is that the computer connects fine to 2 local wireless networks (within the same router), however when using ...
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Need help deleting a directory

I have a directory in my home directory (the one with My Documents, etc.) with a name that looks a bit like my username (random upper-lowercase alphabetical characters). It suddenly appeared Tuesday, ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Multi-screen configuration doesn't load at startup

I have two monitors an I created a script with arandr to configure the desktop for them. This script is located here :~/.screenlayout/dualscreen.sh and is executable. When I run it in a shell, it ...
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Wireless connection problems IBM Thinkpad t41 with Xubuntu 14.04.1

I need help with a wireless problem. I have an IBM Thinkpad T41 and just installed Xubuntu 14.04.1. I have a Cisco Aironet Wireless card. I have read a lot of forums but still am not sure how to ...
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Xubuntu to Lubuntu

I am using Xubuntu and i want to change Lubuntu.I have copy the code from http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelubuntu and run in terminal. The output of apt-get is listed here: Reading package ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: How do I know if I'm using my NVidia 740M when playing games?

I currently installed Wine and I'm successfully playing Diablo III. However, when I check my FPS, it's around 40 FPS. My computer is an ASUS X550LB with 8GB of RAM and an NVidia GeForce 740M. I ...
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X11VNC Server shows screen from the past

I have a headless server (Xubuntu 14.04), on which I have set up a X11VNC server. The server is set to autostart at boot (e.g. I can remotely sign my user in at the system password prompt). I am ...
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how to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7 ultimate

6 months ago I formatted my 320GB hard disk drive and changed the partition table to GPT, then I installed windows 8.1. With gparted I formated my whole hard disk and changed the partition table to ...
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Installation of Cern's Root Data Analysis System

I am attempting to install Cern's Root System on my (x)ubuntu system. I am running xubuntu 14.10. Usually with Stack Exchange, one is expected to at least attempt to install some software before ...
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Ubuntu is not logging with a specific user

I am new Ubuntu user basically I was using Honeydrive for the deployment of Honeypot last Activity that I have performed was updating libjasper1 after it Firefox and Terminator was not responding. I ...
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Freezes and Segfaults

As I said in a previous post, I experienced frequent freezes with Kubuntu 14.10. I was unable to solve my problem, so I opted for a reinstall, what the heck.. This time I've installed xubuntu 14.04 ...
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Intel Core i3 + 2GB RAM too slow on Xubuntu

I wonder why my laptop with Intel Core i3 + 2GB RAM (4GB Swap) feels too slow! I mean, I installed Xubuntu because I read it was lighter than Ubuntu. However, after ten Chrome tabs everything is ...
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How to re-organize my desktop environments? [duplicate]

I wanted to try out some different desktop environment other than Unity so I installed kubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop then I didn't like it so much, so I removed it ...
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Xubuntu 14.04LTS - Software Updates - Hash Sum Mismatch

During the past week, I am having problems with "hash sum mismatch". I keep getting hash sum mismatch regardless of the update source/server used. This is involving the following: W: Failed to ...
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How to fix overheating problem after latest updates? Thinkpad x100e running Xubuntu 14.04

Noob here. Laptop shuts down and gives thermal shutdown warning only after latest updates Xubuntu 14.04.Tried acpi=off and it seems to help but with other issues. Any ideas on what to try?
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Wifi drops out constantly after upgrade to xUbuntu 14.10

I upgraded yesterday from xUbuntu 14.04 to 14.10, because I hoped to have better bluetooth recognition. (I didn't). Before the upgrade Wifi would drop out seemingly randomly. More often, when there ...
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Something wrong with audio input. My output (music) is what people in teamspeak here instead of anything coming from my mic

I'm pretty new to the world of Ubuntu but I've been having this problem that seems to persist through reinstalls. Initially the mic was working fine, everyone in teamspeak could here me, no problems. ...
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Forge intsllation on xubuntu fail

Hello dear linux users I have a problem to install forge modloader in minecraft I used the last recommend version for 1.7.2 and I only get some errors: <code> ---- Minecraft Crash Report ---- ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 (Thunar) won't auto-mount exfat partitions even with exfat-fuse and exfat-utils installed

I have a flashdrive that is formatted with exfat where I store all my documents and such. I have successfully used it with ArchLinux and Nautilus, where it auto-mounted when plugged in without any ...
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I just installed Xubuntu and my computer became slow and lagged

At the begining, after I installed Xubuntu and restarted my computer, it said: THERE ARE PROBLEMS PROVING THE DISK UNITY /. (translated). Now my notebook is working really bad and slow, it is 64-bit ...
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extract files from filesystem.squashfs file

I have installed Xubuntu on a USB stick and created some files. Later there was a problem with Xubuntu, so I made a backup and re-installed it. The wayt I made the backup, isn't exacly the right way ...
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Alsa force-reload

I have a curious question, each time that I start my xubuntu, the sound not work at all, so I have to write "Alsa force-reload" then the sound works fine. What is it? how can I fixed it? Any idea? ...
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How to run an access point and a client on a single WLAN card? [closed]

I am setting up a small home server (Xubuntu 14.10 desktop version). I have a ath9k based wireless card for internet access. Unfortunately I can not have wired network from my DSL router to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fans running full speed issue

Only a newbie to linux so please bear with me. I have an ASUS P6T SE motherboard with an Intel Core i7 i7-920/2.66GHz 8MB Cache Quad Core Processor i have 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a ATI Radeon 4890 1GN ...
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Greek dead key ; stopped working

Hello I am using Xubuntu and I added the Greek keyboard layout, everything was working ok until the next restart where the accents were not working ( ; key + vowel ). I tried removing the layout and ...
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Window decorations are permanently lost when windows are maximised

I am using a clean install of Xubuntu, running as a Guest on windows 7 using virtualbox, and default options for XFCE as the window manager. For some reason when I maximise any window (or open a ...
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Disable zoom on Wacom Bamboo Pad (CTH-300)

I recently managed to get my Wacom Bamboo Pad (CTH-300) working with Xubuntu. When using it in Windows I have the zoom option disabled, because it is too sensitive if you ask me (often it will start ...