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

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First time using Ubuntu not sure the installation is correct

So I got fed up with Microsoft and decided I was going to start using exclusively open source products. Very little experience outside the Windows OS environment so I picked Ubuntu which I thought ...
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Help How to install HD5550 in xubuntu 13.04

How to install a ati hd5550 in xubuntu 13.04 please help
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Why does my Xubuntu LibreOffice looks ugly?

My LibreOffice installation looks like Windows 95. The rest of my Xubuntu looks okay. Why? How can I fix it? Click on the image for a full-resolution picture. On the screenshot Leafpad and ...
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install CD hangs

Trying to install 32bit x86 xubuntu on sdb. sda has grub, W2000 and Fedora-3. Install CD live session works like a charm (this is why I chose xubuntu based on previous experience with it on usb stick ...
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Fn key doesn't work inside shell

I've installed Xubuntu 12.10 and I've occours that Fn key (I used that for type / ) doesn't work inside standard shell (but it works in the rest of programs). How can I fix it?
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Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu vs. Xubuntu [closed]

Is there a link or any side-by-side comparisons detailing why one would choose Kubuntu or Xubuntu over Ubuntu? I am running on a somewhat older machine (Dell optilplex 745 tower), so how would this ...
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Accessing Mac filesystem from xUbuntu

I have a macbook pro with 2 OS's... Mac OSx and Xubuntu (newest release.) I have followed a lifehacker guide on allowing access of my OSx partition when booted into my linux OS which included ...
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Certain Xubuntu graphics persist on Ubuntu

I recently installed the Xubuntu desktop environment on my Ubuntu machine. It's nice, but I switched back to Ubuntu as by default desktop environment. But when I change the volume or brightness, the ...
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Why does Skype hang randomly when talking with somebody over it?

From a couple of days I am facing a problem with Skype. When I'm talking with somebody, after 5, 10 or 30 (randomly) minutes it just hangs up. I have this problem with Skype 4.1.0.20 and 2.1.0.81. I'm ...
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Werid colour for xubuntu title bar

The image above shows weird blue colour (formerly it was greyiish silver) for xubuntu title bar. It occurred without any reason one day I booted at the logon screen, as usual selected ...
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How to turn off beep on suspend in xubuntu

When I close the lid or type pm-suspend, I get a beep from my Thinkpad X220 running Xubuntu. How do I remove that beep? It is louder if the volume is louder, so it's from the regular speakers (also, ...
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Steam bug on Xubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I installed steam on Xubuntu but interface appear white like this: any suggestion?
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connect-debounce spam on TTY and system suspend

The below output from dmesg shows the same thing I see when I ctrl+alt+F1, if is stop lightdm and sometimes if I suspend the machine. [ 615.128020] hub 1-0:1.0: connect-debounce failed, port 2 ...
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How to mount ubuntu share on other ubuntu machine?

I dont know much about ubuntu ,I want to mount a ubuntu share on one machine to other ubuntu. mount -t smbfs //windowsmachine/sharefolder /mnt/share -o username=user,password=pass (smbfs or ...
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How to have '~/.config/autostart' contents back?

I had to erased all the contents of the folder /home/rgr/.config/autostart in the recovery mode in order to start the computer because of a video card change. Is there a way to have those contents ...
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HP Envy 6 Overheating

I've got some overheating issues with my HP Envy 6 1170sf. When I start my ultrabook, the minimal heat is 76°C if I do nothing. There is nothing to see in powertop, and Jupiter is set to "power ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 Dual screen HDMI

Im trying to set up a Dual Screen for my Netbook (Asus EEE Pc X101CH) I tried using 'grandr' but cant seem to get the screens to split. Ive looked around but there doesnt seem to be much on the ...
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Audio no longer working after AMD Catalyst install, Xubuntu 12.04

On a fresh Xubuntu install today I installed fglrx-updates, fglrx-amdcccle-updates and fglrx-updates-dev and, after restarting, everything worked fine apart from audio. The volume indicator is greyed ...
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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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A more feature filled mintmenu like applet for Xubuntu 12.04

I do not want to install the mintmenu. I am requesting anything that is XFCE NATIVE. I'd love to see something like Mintmenu written for XFCE. I can't install MintMenu because the Mate desktop ...
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How do I reorder buttons in the window-list (taskbar) via drag and drop?

I switched from GNOME2 to XFCE and miss the feature to re-arrange the window buttons in the taskbar (window list). How can I make it working? I use Xubuntu 12.10.
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How to get xfce4-sensors plugin to show HDD temperature in XFCE panel?

I am running Xubuntu 12.10 in my laptop and I would like to monitor the CPU and HDD temperatures. I have installed lm-sensors, hddtemp and xfce4-sensors-plugin and added the widget into the XFCE ...
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Rotating text on a vertical Xfce panel

I just discovered the vertical orientation for Xfce panels, but I'd like the text on the panel applets to be rotated counterclockwise, rather than clockwise. Is this possible?
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Running DWSIM failed

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with mono-complete installed. Being a chemical engineer I required some 'Process Simulation' application & I found it in DWSIM. I used this. However it failed to ran ...
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Changing distribution and keeping user files

I am using Kubuntu now, and hava partition as /home seperate from /. I want to install xubuntu instead of kubuntu. Can I do that without affecting my files at /home and is there any disadvanteges of ...
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How to automatically expand location with File Open dialog? [duplicate]

Background By default, the "File Open" dialog resembles: Problem More often than not, my first interaction with this dialog is to click the pencil icon to reveal the path. I then paste the path ...
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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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shrink the size of tmpfs folders

After checking my disk space in Xubuntu, I noticed I have files holding unnecessary disk space and not coming close to using it. Is there a way to limit the space it is holding? I have marked the ...
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Xubuntu how to check used and free disk space

How can I check free and used disk space on Xubuntu? On Ubuntu, this was very easy to do, but I don't see a program that accomplishes this now with Xubuntu.
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Virtualbox riddle: “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted.”

I have installed VirtualBox on Windows host with Ubuntu (actually Xubuntu) guest. after adding 3 more hard drives (virtual hard drives), I ran ls –l /dev/sd* and there were 3 more drives: dev/sdb ...
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Install XUbuntu from CD without using graphical installer?

I have an older machine onto which I'd like to install XUbuntu 12.04 32bit desktop. I have prepared the CD, and can boot from it, but the graphical installer is slow to the point of uselessness while ...
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Struggeling with Nvidia dualscreen

I have a GTX550 TI in my PC and xubuntu 12.10. I Installed the newest driver from Nvidia's website and everything works fine. Except for one thing. I have two screens, a small CRT one and a big LCD ...
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Dropbox 'Copy Public Link' in Thunar file manager (Xfce)

I'm using XUbuntu and was a bit saddened that I couldn't use Dropbox within Thunar file manager. Can I make a custom context menu option to 'copy public link' in Thunar?
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Xubuntu not showing emblems in desktop

In Xubuntu, icons in desktop don't show their emblems, no matter if they are links, directories or files. They appear to be ok in thunar and nautilus for the same files/directories. How can I make ...
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Connecting to AES encrypted wireless network

Trying to connect my laptop to my university network which uses WPA2 Enterprise and AES encryption, however the wireless connection doesn't have AES encryption option. I can't get it connected at all, ...
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Can't change resolution in Xubuntu

i have a freshly installed Xubuntu 12.04 on an old computer. I'm fairly new to working with ubuntu (i know how to use google) and cannot seem to get the right resolution with it connected to a 16:9 ...
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Installed xubuntu-desktop on Lubuntu - cannot login to xubuntu/xfce session

So, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package on my Lubuntu netbook, but when I went to login to a xubuntu session nothing happened. The screen simply went momentarily blank and then came up with the ...
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Nvidia-settings overrides my XFCE settings (styles,fonts,colors)

I added a monitor via the Nvidia settings tool and saved to /etc/X11/xorg.conf . When I restarted X all the WM styles seemed grey and "default" - basic. I moved xorg.conf.backup to xorg.conf, ...
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I over-wrote my xorg.conf with Nvidia-settings and lost my XFCE settings

I changed some monitor resolution things with the Nvidia tool (saved to /etc/ .. xorg.conf) and when I restarted XFCE I had lost all styling of taskbar, icons, defaults fonts etc.. What can I do to ...
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running gnome-terminal with no window border on startup in xubuntu 12.10

I created a script to launch a session of gnome-terminal when I log into xubuntu. I specifically wanted it in a specific position on the window, and with no window borders (surprisingly, there's no ...
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Have set up a file server. How to make it accessible from anywhere? [duplicate]

I have installed xubuntu and made it a file server in my college using this guide. How to build your own file server Okay I am pretty new to these things, but I want to know a few things? 1) I ...
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How do I prevent these errors from showing up with GNOME keyring?

Background Trying to update a repository, after a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04, using: git pull Problem The following message appeared: WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: ...
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DVI-VGA adapter problem

Is it possible to add unsupported resolution when monitor is connected via DVI -> VGA (passive probably) adapter? The problem is that the monitor (Acer AL1916W) is reported as CRT monitor, mainly ...
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How to prevent CPU governor from changing automatically on laptop power?

I noticed when I plug-in or unplug my laptop's AC adapter, the CPU scaling governor changes to ondemand. Because my laptop gets fairly hot, and I do nothing intensive on it, I prefer powersave at all ...
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CD Based Usage of debootstrap?

I have installed 12.04 xubuntu alternative with whole disk encryption on a machine. I am attempting to set up a schroot usage of backbox 3.01 (an ubuntu 12.04 derivative from what I can tell) under ...
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Problem with GIMP, it doesn't show correct image as in compair with Photoshop!

I have GIMP 2.8.2 on my Ubuntu 12.10 machine. Graphic designer claims PSD file is like this: However, when I open it with my GIMP, its like this: I have no idea what is the problem. Any ...
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xubuntu 12.10 install to sdb, no grub

After asking here I deleted my entire ubuntu install and reinstalled xubuntu as per instructions here. I've partitioned 20gb root, 478gb home, 2gb swap, on sdb (a non-booting windowsXP is on sda). I ...
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Xfce forgets desktop icons positions

Sometimes, after logging out and in, Xubuntu forgets the positions of the desktop icons and re-arranges them on top-left as default. I have tried a proposed solution on a similar subject. This locks ...
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default application to open text file in Thunar under Awesome WM

I'm on Xubuntu 12.04 and using Awesome WM. In Awesome session, If I double click a plain text file(txt, asc, rb, py etc.) in Thunar, it opens with Abi Word. But I want it to open with a text editor ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not able to connect to wifi [closed]

Hi i have a dell inspiron laptop in which i have installed both windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04. I am experiencing a problem in my office ie; i am not able to connect to wifi in ubuntu in my office though ...