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

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Xfce Custom Menuelement / Menueditor

So i've installed xubuntu (my first linux system ;) ) and i want to add a custom menu to the taskbar. I know that i can add a menu, and change the file that this menu is using, but how do i create ...
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Vim lines get off-by-one

On Xubuntu 13.04, when I execute a VIM command command mode, like [esc] then :w. I'll occasionally find that a bunch of gobbly-gook stays in the very last line of the terminal. The text with the ...
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Can't find Spyder or Ipython Notebook applications after Anaconda install (xubuntu 13.10)

I installed Anaconda 2.7. I can run spyder and ipython notebook from the terminal but I can't find the applications at all from the desktop. Is there a specific place I should look? Should I just ...
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How to switch from Lubuntu to Xubuntu [duplicate]

I've just installed xubuntu-desktop on my trusty Lenovo X61 on top of Lubuntu 13.10. However, when the machine boots up it always logs straight into a Lubuntu session without asking. To resolve this I ...
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xubuntu's desktop behaves abnormally

My xubuntu used to work well but today it doesn't seem good: As you can see, only a rectangle part is available now, the rest space is grey and right clicking the grey part doesn't seem to work... ...
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x11vnc much slower than Xvnc + how to get a Xubuntu session manually

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 on a headless server inside a VMware virtual machine. I'd prefer using x11vnc over Xvnc in order to use LightDM and the X server started by LightDM (and login using ...
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Can I install ONTO a flash drive?

Okay, so I recently found out how to install the Xubuntu .iso onto a flash drive. I proceeded to do the live version from the flash drive. I wanted to actually install on the flash drive (where it ...
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Would GTA Sa Work Fine with xubuntu 13.10

would GTA SA work fine with Xubuntu 13.10 And the open source driver for my Graphics AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250 Driver?
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Deja-dup keeps asking me for my password every few minutes and doesn't seem to be doing anything

Every time I run deja-dup it repeatedly asks me for my password every few mintues. Also, in the 'detals' screen it just shows the same files and doesn't seem to scan any new ones. Any thoughts or ...
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Xubuntu reopens last session applications even though it shouldn't

There's something strange going on with my Xubuntu setup (13.10 at the moment, but I remember having this issue in 13.04 as well, before upgrading). Each time I log in, the system reopens the ...
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Can I only show windows that are open on the currently focused workspace on the launcher bar?

I have few windows opened on my first workspace, and few on second, but all appear on switch bar in the bottom. I want to have in the bar windows from only one workspace I am using now. I was looking ...
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Printer and software for label printing?

I'm looking for a printer to print on adhesive product labels like these: http://www.onlinelabels.com/OL996.htm?src=dlc-28 Are most printers compatible with Ubuntu? Also what would be a good ...
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ati 6770 on ubuntu 13.10 with xfce

I am having problems getting the proprietary drivers to work with Xfce. I can load gnome sessions but not xfce. any insight?.. after I installed the drivers, I had to alt+tab over to a text login ...
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How to execute a script with Cron

I would like to schedule a simple script to execute when the machine reboots. I have other schedule other commands in crontab using @reboot without any problems, but I can't seem to get my script to ...
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Sudden black screen after login Xubuntu 13.10

Everything worked fine (except for the audio widget), and suddenly, i boot and after i set my login credentials in the session manager, the screen goes black. How is one supposed to fix it? I find ...
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No WiFi in Xubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Satellite. To my dismay, I could not get a WiFi connection. I know the computer has WiFi, because it worked before. I can get a wired connection. ...
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How can I make touchpad not change workspace in xubuntu 13.10?

In Xubuntu 13.10 horizontal scrolling changes workspace. I don't want it to, so how do I disable it? In Lubuntu I can change ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml.
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Chromium is really slow in Xubuntu

I just installed Xubuntu 12.04.3 on my Toshiba Satellite, and I've noticed that Chromium is REALLY slow. I have a 3 bar WiFi signal, so it can't be that. Also, when the computer ran Windows, it ...
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Can't run any Blender version with Xubuntu 13.10

After upgrading to Xubuntu 13.10, I also got the new Blender 2.69. Didn't work. It opens an empty window and then shuts down. I tried the usual method (download, unzip, click executable), tried ...
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How to auto restart a crashed app? [duplicate]

Im tired that everytime my dock (i use docky) crash i have to manual reopen it. There is a way for auto restart docky everytime it crash? I mean something that can auto reopen the app when it ...
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Problem in Chromium browser logging

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04. It originally was Lubuntu 12.04, then I installed xubuntu-desktop. I'm still using Chromium as my browser because it's running on a Netbook. Everything works really well ...
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(Xubuntu) How to set the wallpaper using the command line?

I've done a lot of googling but haven't been able to find a solution to my problem. I am a teacher and I'm using Xubuntu on some student computers. I have everything locked down pretty good, but I ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 64bit - Slow and buggy “log out” process?

I'm a Windows convert who has done only a little bit of dabbling in Ubuntu in the past (back in Dapper Drake a few years back). A lot has changes since then, and I've been yearning to jump back into ...
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Configuring splash screen to fully cover the boot

I'm trying to set the splash screens for the whole boot, from the selection in grub until DE fully loads. My DE is xfce 4.10, running xubuntu 13.10. Now, I have the default plymounth xubuntu theme, ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 volume panel item always shows “muted”

When I use the Fn keys for volume (up, down, mute), I get a nice notification of the current volume, and everything works. However, the panel item for volume, between battery and network, always ...
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How to uninstall these Parole plugins

I'm using Xubuntu and while playing a YouTube video in Parole it said 'Parole needs text/html decoder to play this file' (I was pasting the link in Parole) I installed the asked plugins but still the ...
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Default playback audio output on Xubuntu 13.10

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 13.04 to 13:10, and since then I have no sound when I start my PC, because it's being sent to the HDMI output (my TV). I want it to go to the Analogue output (my PC) ...
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XFCE Full Window Tile

I'm using XFCE 4.10 (Xubuntu 13.10), when I drag any window to the top of the screen, it gets tiled to half desktop, like this: Also when I drag the window to the left or right, it doesn't stick ...
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Touchpad pointer lags / hangs / jumps

I have HP Mini 210 and I tried to install Ubuntu, Xubuntu and even Lubuntu. But the problem is the same: when moving the cursor I see lags between cursor's previous position and current and sometimes ...
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Uninstalling Java (only) after installing Restricted Extras

I've Googled it and searched a lot but didn't found specifically targeted question in this way. So I really don't want Java. I want to get rid of it. When seeing it in Software Updater, it seems ...
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In Xubuntu 12.04 - Not finding much of a RAM savings between terminal mode and GUI mode?

I have configured Xubuntu 12.04 to login to terminal without any GUI/DisplayManager. I could see no process running related to XFCE in ps -eaf|grep -i xf* But my memory consumption in top command ...
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how to log in as root in Xubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am new to the world of linux and I've installed a Xubuntu 12.04 on my desktop computer. I am learning web development (Php, html, CSS, javaScript, JQuery etc...) so I need to establish an Apache ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: wifi hard blocked on Lenovo T520

I have Xubuntu 13.10 running on a Lenovo T520 laptop. Everything worked just fine, but today, when I was in the middle of a Skype call, my laptop just disconnected from Wi-Fi. And now it says Wi-Fi is ...
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How to find out what graphics driver is installed?

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 two months ago. But I don't know to find out which driver is installed for my GPU ( I mean graphic card driver ) or is it installed? I'm feeling something is wrong with my pc ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Wi-Fi Network Dropping

I just installed Xubuntu 13.10 and I am experiencing some odd behavior on my laptop. Occasionally with no predictable pattern Xubuntu will not be able to find my Wi-Fi network. Specifically the one I ...
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Wrong resolution after login with Xubuntu 13.10

after updating to Xubuntu 13.10, I cannot log in with my normal user anymore. When logging in, a short while after typing the password, the screen refreshes and suddenly is all garbled, just like on ...
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No kernel modules were found installing xubuntu from unetbootin

I'm trying to reinstall xubuntu after a bad install. Few questions. In bios install menu what is difference between "default" and "install xubuntu"? Also, I tried following default install, and I get ...
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I am having a blank unresponsive screen and I don't know what's the cause. Is there any emergency procedures? [duplicate]

When I came back home and turned on the pc, everything was normal: the usual texts saying OK at the end and the Xubuntu loading dots. But after that the screen blinks a couple times and gives me the ...
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Update to kernel 3.12 seems to fail: uname reports old rc7

I currently run Xubuntu 13.10 with kernel 3.12 rc7. Today I tried updating to the latest 3.12 kernel (non-rc), but this seems to fail. When installing the image and headers I see the following error ...
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Trouble updating metapackage

I'm having trouble downloading xfce4 metapackage. I don't have a desktop yet just cmd line and this is my first time on linux. sudo apt-get install xfce4 brings back Unable to locate package xfce4 ...
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How can I read kindle book under xfce(ubuntu)? (using chromebook)(wine not working)

I'm using chromebook, dual booting xfce(ubuntu) and cr os. The ebook I bought on amazon is not supported on kindle cloud reader. (Under xfce)I downloaded wine and tried installing kindle for pc under ...
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ubuntu hangs after starting with issue Pointer to Flat Panel Invalid message

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.10 and i am having issues with the process. After i install when i restart i get the message, Pointer to Flat Panel Invalid message in dos screen and then gui loads ...
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QtCreator doesn't let me create Ubuntu Touch apps!

I've gone through the instructions for installing the SDK found here: http://developer.ubuntu.com/apps/create/get-the-sdk/ using Xubuntu 12.04. Everything went well except, for some reason, QtCreator ...
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Black screen when running xubuntu 13.10 after upgrade

I have a xubuntu v12 that I updated to v13.10. Sice the upgrade I get the black screen at a startup. I can get to the console and login. How can I run it in graphic mode? I run it on Oracle ...
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How do I stop one of my installed fonts from overriding other web fonts?

I installed a font with font-viewer (Helvetica Neue, if it matters) and now many websites (notably YouTube) are displayed with that font. This is especially annoying since Helvetica Neue is a very ...
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can't boot freeze at login

I am trying login and my system just freezes. I was messing around with my Catalyst driver trying to get my dual 7950s into crossfire mode and it would work..so in my terminal I typed startx and then ...
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Notification box doesn't go away in Xubuntu

I just installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my MSI Wind netbook. I had no problems with the previous version 13.04, but the first thing I noticed with this latest version is that the brightness OSD stays on the ...
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Installing XAMPP in Xubuntu 13.10

I downloaded the XAMPP .run file from Apacheandfriends but the installation isn't working for me. I can't seem to navigate to my downloads folder and it just keeps saying command not found all the ...
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How do I add another main user in Xubuntu with gksu?

I want to add another main user that has sudo rights to do everything on my system. How can I start the "Users and Groups" application without using that name? Because I have a rights problem on my ...
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How to trap mouse cursor?

I really miss the feature from Gnome2 and Mate that you can click on a panel app and the mouse cursor is hidden. The mousetweaks package promises "... * An area to capture the mouse pointer until it ...