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

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getting devices/media to show up in Xubuntu on VM

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox on my iMac, and have discovered that devices and optical media don't show up in the VM at all. For example, USB drives and CDs mount on my Mac OS desktop but ...
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launching apps that aren't showing up in the app finder (Xubuntu on VM)

I've been playing around with running different distros of Linux in VirtualBox on my iMac (OS 10.7.3). This is the first time I've used Linux so I basically don't know what I'm doing, and am learning ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 some images won't load properly in any browser

I've had this problem for a couple of days now and I have no clue what might be causing it. When entering a particular website, it won't load the same images over and over again. At first I thought it ...
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How can I rebind Print Screen to Delete?

I'm running Xubuntu Raring Ringtail. Using xkbcomp, I used the following commands (I can go into more detail as to the context and what command I use, if it's relevant), which successfully remapped my ...
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can't find “allow executing file as program” checkbox

I'm currently trying to run a game on xubuntu that is downloaded as a .jar and to make it work I need to check of a box that says "allow executing file as program" I know where the box should be for ...
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How to connect a “calculator” button on a keyboard with a call of a calculator?

I have a calculator button on my keyboard. Under Windows it starts Windows calculator. But under Xubuntu (but with kubuntu-desktop) it starts nothing, it is inactive. To start a calculator I have to ...
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How do I share folders in Xubuntu?

How do I share folders in Xubuntu like in Ubuntu? I found no settings or options to share folders on my network, I do have Samba installed. I don't know what else to try. Is there a command that I can ...
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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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Cryptsetup does not accept passphrase after installation

I used the xubuntu 13.04 installer and selected german keyboard layout. Afterwards i checked that I want to install with encryption via LUKS on a LVM. There I entered my passphrase and the setup ...
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Why does my Linux version name read Linaro instead of Xubuntu and how can I fix it?

I have Xubuntu 12.04 installed. When I run any updates or installs, I do receive strange warnings touching "Linaro" and software-center is not able to run with following error: :~$ software-center ...
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How can I set a default profile for a network interface in network manager?

I have the following network profiles defined in Network Manager in my Xubuntu VM: "DHCP" and "Static" are bound to eth1, and "VM Network" is bound to eth0. I'd like "DHCP" to be the default for ...
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Is it possible to make an EXACT ISO of my system to put on other computers?

I am new to linux, but had a question. I am getting in the business of buying old computers, putting Linux on them, then donating them to students who don't have their own computer at home. I have ...
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VMware Tools - There was a problem updating a software component. Try again later and if the problem persists, contact VMware Support

Error: "There was a problem updating a software component. Try again later and if the problem persists, contact VMware Support or your system administrator." I get this error when trying to install ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 External Display can't be set to 1920 × 1080

I just installed Xubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8 dual boot on my Dell XPS 13 (2013) Ultrabook. All is good, except when I connect my ViewSonic HDMI 1080p Full HD External Monitor, it appears as Display ...
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Change Login Resolution in Xubuntu 13.04?

I just installed Xubuntu 13.04 and enabled the drivers from fglrx-update for my Radeon HD 5400 Series video card. However, once the login screen comes up, I get a warning from my monitor about the ...
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Banshee crashing, unable to list a DVD in its browser panel on Xubuntu

I just upgraded to Raring Ringtail and I decided to start using Banshee, it looks great and integrated DVDs and videos is a major plus point. I can't get Banshee to list the DVD in its browser ...
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Installed Xubuntu from USB stick now only boots up if USB stick is inserted

quite new to XUbuntu but here goes.. I've got HP Microserver that I am trying to install XUbuntu onto. No dual boot, will be XUbuntu only. So I downloaded the ubuntu ISO and made up a bootable USB ...
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How do I set network sharing in xubutu 13.04 with samba installed?

I have xubuntu 13.04 installed, I've installed samba also and winbind, but how do I get to set sharing options for folders and or provide access to the computer as well? I also have virtualbox ...
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Installing Netflix in Xubuntu, any luck?

I am working in Xubuntu right now, and am having a tough time installing the Netflix Desktop. I have tried the method mentioned in this video, which from my understanding, is simply the only way to ...
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How to uninstall pre-installed programs in Xubuntu

I am just getting into Linux for the first time, and I am loving it. Right now, I am trying to give some older hardware a new breath of life by installing Linux on it. The newest version of Ubuntu ...
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Random corrupt images [closed]

Ever since I switched over to xubuntu 13.04 when browsing the web random images will appear corrupt. I attempted everything from clearing firefox (cache, history, cookies etc) To a full blow ...
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USB headset not working on skype on Xubuntu

I've experienced some issues using Skype on Xubuntu. When trying to make/ receive calls, I've noticed that there is no audio, and I'm not entirely sure if my mic is working either. The headset is 100% ...
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Error when booting, “Broken pipe”

When I reboot my computer, a black screen appeared with the following message: could not write bytes: Broken pipe * Stopping save kernel messages... [ok] * Checking ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 boots to command line instead of GUI. How to get back GUI?

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on my desktop as a dual-boot system with XP. Installed it at first time two days ago and suddenly got this problem. Write my question from good old troubleproof Windows XP (long ...
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“Could not load Shockwave flash” problem on Xubuntu 13.04 with Chrome 28.0.1500.71

This is info from chrome://plugins/. It is seen that libflashplayer.so is used. System one, not Chrome's integrated one (libpepflashplayer.so). Adobe Flash Player - Version: 11.2 r202 Shockwave Flash ...
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Where is Update Manager in Xubuntu 13.04?

Update Manager doesn't work in Xubuntu 13.04. When the system loads a notice appears "There are 96 updates, click this note to update". I click a notice but nothing happens, it just disappears. I ...
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How do I know which partition my Ubuntu installation is on?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Xubuntu on my hard drive and both of them are EXT file systems. How can I find out which is which?
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Why can't I open the “root” folder in Xubuntu?

After I finished installing Xubuntu I tried opening the Folder "Root" which has a cross next to it (I didn't know what was that) I already know that Root is my hard drive so i opened it and I got ...
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Where does Ubuntu Software Center install mscorefonts on Xubuntu? Where does it install anything?

I have installed mscorefonts from Ubuntu Software Center. But I can't find them neither: in /etc/fonts/ nor in /usr/local/ nor in /usr/local/share/fonts/. Also I can't find any info about ...
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How to add a custom program to “Open With” list of programs in Xubuntu 13.04? How to associate a file with a program to open it with?

How to associate file types with Sublime Text 2? have downloaded Sublime Text 2. I've unpacked it in /opt/Sublime Text 2/ directory. Now I want to open all .conf files with ST2. But I can't set this ...
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Strange error when logging into Xubuntu 12.04

Every time I log in, for some reason, I get a little box that pops up in the middle of my screen that says: invalid option: -session It just started yesterday and I'm not sure what is causing it. ...
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How to colorize Xubuntu13.04 terminal? [duplicate]

On some pictures from the Internet there are colors in terminal. Even Cygwin under Windows has colors in its terminal. Here a pic from the Internet, for example: I have installed Xubuntu and my ...
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Runnning Ubuntu 13.04 on ASUS Laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 and secure boot enabled [duplicate]

I had installed Ubuntu 13.04. The installation went on smoothly. But, after the installation was over, there was no grub that let me decide between Ubuntu and Windows 8. So, I used EasyBCD. The grub ...
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Toshiba satellite L300 Xubuntu 12.04 : no brightness control

Since my new xubuntu installation (after the previous LTS) I lost control over the brightness - there used to be a brightness adjustment applet on the top panel, and now it's gone. I tried to restore ...
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how do I remove a startup application from the command line?

In Xubuntu, how do I remove a startup application that was set in Menu –> Setting –> Settings Manager –> Sessions and Startup without using the GUI? My startup command breaks the gui, and I ...
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Solarized Theme in Terminal Vim on Xubuntu

I recently setup my laptop with Xubuntu 13.04 and after installing and setting up all my dotfiles, which have previously worked fine with Ubuntu 13.04 with XFCE installed, my colorscheme in Vim is ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 cant download magnets.

Upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 and cant open click on magnet links any more. Tried kTorrent instead of transmission. Same thing. Unable to detect the URI-scheme of ...
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Why am I stuck while installing xubuntu on netbook?

I just downloaded Xubuntu and created a bootable usb as mention in the website using startup disk creator then I checked the priority of booting and the first was uefi:usb flash.... Then a menu ...
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Unable to use flash in Google Chrome

I have Xubuntu 12.04. I have tried everything. Google Chrome keeps giving me the Could not load Shockwave Flash message. Please help, I really need flash.
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How to get sound on macbook pro 4,1

I have just installed Xubuntu 12.04.2. My soundcard is detected: thomas@thomas-pc:~$ sudo aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** Home directory /home/thomas not ours. card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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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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Lubuntu Unable to Boot/Install

So I did something very stupid. I was using Xubuntu. I wanted to try Lubuntu so I installed the Lubuntu Desktop Flavor. Thinking that I had installed the whole thing, I uninstalled Xubuntu. Through ...
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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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How can I tell how a panel item was set up

I need to do some major surgery on a user account that has somehow sustained configuration damage to the point window decorations are gone, some apps don't listen to the keyboard, etc etc. I run ...
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USB port not working, while shutdown and network manager are misbehaving

I use an Acer Aspire One with Xubuntu (12.04). Last night I installed a few updates, only the security ones because it was late. It finished OK with a message about needing to restart for the changes ...
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How to create a shortcut for terminal program on Xubuntu?

What is the analogue for gnome-terminal -e mc on Xubuntu?
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Oversized menu icons? [closed]

Is it possible to fix BlueJ, python and IDLE above normal size icons in the main menu?
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Set new window to open at center of the screen - Xubuntu

How to set newly opened window at the center of the screen in Xubuntu? Is it possible? In Ubuntu it can be easily done by Compiz Config Setting Manager.
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Why can I boot Xubuntu 12.04 from usb on one computer but not the other?

When I boot Xubuntu from a flash drive on the old Dell computer mentioned in the about me screen it works fine, but when I try to boot it on another computer (the computer I'm typing this text on) it ...
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What are the packages needed for boost headers?

I'm trying to install gearmand (from source) and I need the boost headers version >= 1.39. For this I installed libboost1.49-dev, libboost-program-options1.49.0, uuid-dev and other dependencies. Is ...