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

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Xubuntu hotkey for immediate shutdown

I would like to create a two hotkeys. First for terminating all procesess and shutdown the system and turn computer off. I have tried something but it only logged me off and then I had to confirm I ...
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Changed my display manager to lightdm-gtk-greeter. Now I can't login

Last night I edited the default-display-manager file and changed my default display manager from lightdm to lightdm-gtk-greeter. Then I edited the lightdm-gtk-greeter config file and changed the ...
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Missing icons for headless Xfce session via VNC

I've set up a new server running a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 13.04. I've installed xubuntu-desktop and tightvnc. My ~/.vnc/xstartup configuration file contains the following: #!/bin/sh ...
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Giving XFCE panel's decimal percentage heights? [closed]

I would like to adjust the height of an XFCE panel to be 97.5% rather than 97%. Using the GUI, only integer values are accepted (through xfce-panel -p 1). I tried manually editing the configuration ...
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BADSIG error with canonical archives repository

W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used.<br>GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com precise Release: The ...
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Ubuntu Tweak doesn't seem to work for me in Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit

I've had Ubuntu Tweak installed for months now. However, there seems to be a list of things that don't seem to work when I change them in Ubuntu Tweak. No matter what I do, Ubuntu Tweak will not make ...
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Window Manager and Window Manager Tweaks GUIs are blank [closed]

I got to Application Menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Window Manager or Window Manager Tweaks and both GUIs are blank. Nothing pops up for me to adjust anything. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 ...
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Error message when using Polipo on Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit

I setup Polipo today and made sure everything was configured to the best of my ability. I set it up where apt-get could access the internet through the proxy as well. When I fired up Synaptic to to ...
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Sharing torrents between Ubuntu and Windows

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Win7. The torrents are downloaded to the same folder, but is there a way to easily share the magnet links between the two deludge installations? This would be ...
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WIFI stopped working on Xubuntu

Today I turned on my notebook and I couldn't connect to my network, it just keeps asking for my password. That's weird because I've been using it on this network forever and never saw this error. So ...
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Thunderbird crashing

When I open web links in Thunderbird, my client freezes up or crashes. Is this a bug that I need to report or can I fix this somehow?
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Enable file sharing amongst ubuntu, xubuntu, lubuntu ? [duplicate]

I will try to explain the scenario in a least complicated manner; I have 20 computers in here, 14 – Xubuntu (pc1, pc 2, pc 3, pc 4, pc 5, pc 6, pc 7, pc 8, pc 9, pc 10 pc,11, pc 12, pc13, pc14) 5 – ...
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How to patch Abiword in XUbuntu

I'm a developer migrating to linux from mac. Just installed XUbuntu on my new ASUS 1015E and I'm seeing the scrolling bug in Abiword that seems to be a pretty common problem. However, like this user: ...
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Cairo-dock confiuration GUI has black background and text

At some point in time after installing cairo-dock whenever I go into the configuration screen some of the background is black with black text and I can't read what it says. I tried highlighting the ...
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Have An Application Open In The Workspace It Was Originally Opened In

When I open an application in workspace1 and then change to workspace2 before the application finishes loading, it will open in workspace2. I want it to open in workspace1, where I opened it. How ...
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How to access hidden GRUB in Xubuntu

I have recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP. My parents don't use Xubuntu, so I configured the GRUB file as written in some articles. I changed: GRUB_DEFAULT= 4 #Assuming Windows is ...
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How do I set a different wallpaper for each workspace in Xubuntu 13.04?

This might seem like a common question that have been already solved. Well, I checked many tutorials, question and googled a lot but almost everything failed after all. The main problem is that I do ...
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How to get same Portuguese keyboard as Ubuntu in Xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 13.04 but am finding that the Portuguese keyboard layout is not the same as the Portuguese layout I had in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am using the UK Microsoft Curve 2000. When I ...
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How do I mount my main internal ext4 drive on a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04? (Acer c7 320GB HDD)

First of all I am a brand-newbie to linux/ubuntu. Second, I have searched on my own for a way to do this for 4 hours and just can't quite find it or find it explained the right way. I apologize if ...
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How to get back root access? (Rootrechte bekommen?) [duplicate]

Translation: I use Xubuntu and have deleted my Admin Account. After I had created a new one which also had administrative rights. I did that becauseof some sound problems which are now gone. Now the ...
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Thumbnails not showing on desktop after upgrading to Xubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I used to be running Xubuntu 12.10, and I just upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 (phew, that took a while...) The first thing I noticed after logging in to my account was that the thumbnails were missing! I ...
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Can't use personas in LibreOffice 4.1.0.4 on Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit

I go to Tools -> Options -> Personalization. I check 'Own Theme' then click on 'Select Theme'. I found the theme I wanted, copied and pasted the URL in the "Select Theme' window. When I click 'OK' ...
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Asus N56V - Instant key

is there a way to make the Instant key of an asus N56V work under Ubuntu/Xubuntu? I'm using Xubuntu 13.04. I'm trying to set a function for this Instant key thru Setting Manager->Keyboard, but I'm ...
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My system update requires installation of untrusted packages [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the latest updates from my software manager and it wants me to install untrusted packages? Should I install the packages, if so, how? It just says it requires the untrusted ...
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Software Updater is empty in Xubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have just installed xubuntu 13.04 on an old laptop, and once a day I get the notification that updates are available. But When I open Software Updater, it shows that there are some updates, but ...
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Xubuntu 13.04: How to hide backup files on desktop?

I just changed from Ubuntu 13.04 to Xubuntu 13.04 in an attempt to improve the performance of my slightly outdated notebook. Everything apparently went fine except that my desktop is now cluttered ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 Panel

I have Xubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. I uninstalled Abiword and installed LibreOffice. My question is how do I add Writer, Calc and Impress to the panel? I've gone into add new items but it ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 + Xmonad alongside Xfce

Is it a possibility to run Xmonad with the menus etc from Xfce? Or is there any other tiling window manager that behaves in the same way but can retain the vanilla Xfce?
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How to order desktop icons by name in XFCE?

I'm using Xfce 4.8 installed on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and I'm wondering what's the alternative for Right-click -> Order by name on XFCE. Right now, when I right click on my desktop, it looks like this: ...
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Can't unzip .zip files in Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit [duplicate]

I downloaded some .zip files and tried three different programs to open them and these are the results that I got: Squeeze: command exited with status 2304 Archive Manager: cannot open file as ...
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Issues with download speeds in flareget

I have been using flareget for quite a few months and I'm normally very pleased with it. However, lately, when I try to download big files flareget starts off strong but then the download speed ...
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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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How is Ubuntu software update implemented internally?

I need this information so that I can implement same mechanism in distribution of my own software. Thanks in advance.
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Some font characters show up as boxes with numbers and letters inside of them

Here is an image of what it looks like: http://i.imgur.com/u5VQowA.png The top text is from Firefox, and the bottom one is from Mousepad (Liberation Mono 10). Xubuntu 12.04. There is a similar ...
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What pre-installed apps can I safely delete on Xubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I recently started running Xubuntu 13.04 on a netbook. It runs fine, but the hard drive is small, so every megabyte of space counts. What pre-installed applications can I safely delete? Programs I ...
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Dual-monitor nvidia xorg settings are reset after login

I have a dual-monitor setup using the proprietary Nvidia drivers. It appears that the correct settings are used when the OS boots (it appears to be fine at the login prompt), but when I login, the ...
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How do I add archive folder to dolphin in Xubuntu?

When I right-click on a folder in dolphin there is no option to compress that folder. How can I add this to the context-menu of a folder like: create archive from folder --> zip,rar,7z,...
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Where do I find drivers for Intel HD 4000/nVidia GT 640M laptop?

I just completely moved from Windows to Xubuntu 13.04 on my Gigabyte u2442 laptop. Specs: Intel Core i5-3210m 8GB DDR III Ram 128GB SSD Intel HD 4000 nVidia Geforce GT 640M What I would like to know ...
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Pink overlay on all RAW files

I am having trouble with viewing RAW files of the type CR2 taken with my Canon EOS 6D camera. The images show up in normal colors first, then after ~1 second gets a pink overlay added. This happens ...
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Installing LibreOffice on XUbuntu downloaded on another PC

sorry for my english Due to malfunctioning of my router, I downloaded Libreoffice for Linux(LibreOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz) on a macintosh iBook G4, then copied the file ......-.tar.gz., by ...
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How to add app icons to the dropdown menu?

I'm trying to figure out how to add a category "Development" and sub-icons within that category. I know that sounds very confusing but please take a look at the link. At work, I was able to set up ...
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Upgrade to Rhythmbox 2.99.1 in Xubuntu

I'd like to get the updates of rhythmbox for xubuntu but am really struggling to work out how. I've tried directly installing the deb from here but it gives an error about breaking package dependency ...
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Randomly getting logged out

It just started today. I'm getting repeatedly logged out of Xubuntu. I have also had a new option come up after logging in that lets me load a session. I've just been loading default and I'd like to ...
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No webGL in Chromium for Radeon Xpress 1250 (RS600M) in Raring

Before I say anything else, here's my lspci response: $ lspci | grep 'VGA' 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS600M [Radeon Xpress 1250] I'm running ...
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How do I get Thunderbird to always show embedded images?

I'm tired of clicking "Show images" for nearly every email. Is there an option or addon I can use?
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Screen Magnifier in Xubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I installed Xubuntu for reasons of stability and fluidity in my notebook. I used to have Ubuntu with Gnome Shell, which used much screen magnifier (I have vision problems). After that bad experience, ...
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What is the terminal command to show desktop? [duplicate]

In Xubuntu 13.04 there is a Show Desktop panel plugin. I'd like to make a keyboard shortcut for this functionality. How can I activate Show Desktop with a terminal command?
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Xubuntu 12.04 or Xubuntu 12.04.2

My computer, a HP d260 MT brand machine has the following specs: Pentium 4 processor @3.0 Ghz On-board Intel 82865G graphics controller 1 GB RAM It is bios supported Can anyone tell me should I ...
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installed nautilus but not placed in menu

I am using Xubuntu 13.04. I have nautilus because I like it. But I haven't found them in the main menu. is there any way I can add them to main menu of Xubuntu desktop.I have already check for the ...
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Add sessions to Grub

I have Xubuntu installed on an old P3 computer. I also installed packages for lubuntu and Kubuntu. Grub has changed since I played wit it last so many years ago and I want to add the other sessions ...