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

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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 ...
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Mouse text selection to paste buffer using middle click

Background I have a Logitech Marble Mouse Trackball, with its scrolling ability configured as follows: #!/bin/bash dev="Logitech USB Trackball" we="Evdev Wheel Emulation" xinput set-int-prop "$dev" ...
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How do I get my VirtualBox to load into the system I already installed?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox on my Mac OS X. I got through the whole installation process with out any problems. But, when it asked to restart the computer and it rebooted, it keeps ...
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How do I recover deleted entries from Xubuntu Settings Manager?

While playing with the "Edit Menu" (Application menu), I deleted some entries for settings (like "Display", "Appearance", "Desktop" etc.). This also deleted the entries in the Settings Manager. How ...
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Steam doesn't open - no errors

For some reason my Steam just broke today after working perfectly since I installed it a few days ago. It was originally installed via the deb from the Steam site. So I uninstalled that using the ...
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Xubuntu: Unable to bind arbitrary shortcut keys

I used to be able to bind any arbitrary shortcut key to launching external applications; in particular, I used to bind Ctrl+Shift+hjkl to a small utility which moves the mouse cursor around. However, ...
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Xubuntu Title Bar Missing

I am using Xfce4.10 on Ubuntu 12.04. When I installed Xubuntu-desktop and logged into Xubuntu session. The title bars were missing with only the minimize,maximize and close buttons visible. Can ...
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform SHIFT+HOME to select content from caret to start of string, while NUMLOCK is turned off. But if in that case I press just HOME, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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How do I disable window move with alt + left mouse button in Xubuntu?

Title pretty much explains it all. I tried viewing other questions with the same topic, but none of the solutions work. I tried CCSM, and I de-ticked "Move Window", nothing happened. I tried using ...
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trouble in updating my xubuntu 12.04.02 [duplicate]

When I try tp update my xubuntu in "Update Manager" I get this error: Failed to download repository information When I try to update through terminal I get this: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Xubuntu ...
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Can't resize main partition in Xubuntu [closed]

I did a clean install of Xubuntu that takes up the entire HDD. Now I want to install BackTrack 5 on another partition. I have tried Gparted both in Xubuntu and running Gparted live booting from a ...
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Keyboard volume shortcuts in XUBUNTU don't work

I have a Logitech K270 but I can't get the volume button shortcuts to work. Actually when I click them, I see the popup on the top left of the window but the volume is not changed... ...
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How can I prevent Skype from starting automatically on boot?

My girlfriend logged into her Skype account from my Xubuntu 12.10 netbook, and ever since then Skype starts automatically every time I boot. How do I prevent this from happening? Things I've tried: ...
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Why no internet access despite appearing to be connected to wireless network?

I downloaded and burnt Xubuntu 12.10 to a CD and installed. When installation first started it said that I was connected to the internet but at the next step it let me choose my wireless network and ...
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Mount hfs+ partion

I want to mount a hfs+ partion on an external drive. I have installed hfsprogs and created a folder to mount at /media/hfs. Nevertheless this # sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb2 /media/hfs mount: ...
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Mouse freezes randomly on Xubuntu, only scrolling works [closed]

Sometimes, especially when the processor is working very hard, the mouse (touchpad) freezes. Scrolling and buttons still work. When I press Strg+Alt+F1 and Strg+Alt+F7 afterwards, it works properly ...
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I have compiled the 3.8.2 kernel and the fan doesn't stop after resume from suspend 12.04.02 LTS xubuntu

Kernel config for HP 6730b notebook I can't figure out what I did that's causing this issue. This is xubuntu latest version 12.04.02 LTS Link for kernel config: http://pastebin.com/AuYWdNDR Any ...
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Broken panel icons in Xubuntu 12.10

After upgrading my Xubuntu to 12.10, the panel icons are visually broken (but functional), see screenshot. Some of the buttons are displayed as a purple gradient. Exactly which buttons are drawn this ...
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Program in $PATH not being found

I am running xubuntu 12.1, and am having some difficulty getting a program I have added to my path to execute. The program I am attempting to execute is scan-view, from Clang. I built Clang from ...
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A strange issue with open programs

Recently my speakers stopped working. I was able to work it out with this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure While I was happy to have sound back, it came with a larger ...
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Update to PHP 5.4.7 [duplicate]

I am currently running PHP 5.4.6-1ubuntu1.1 (cli) (built: Nov 15 2012 01:18:34) on xubuntu . I would like to update to latest version or >= 5.4.7. Is there another way to do instead of making it from ...
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Problems with partitioning on GUID Partition Table

I installed Xubuntu on my new Lenovo G580 notebook. When I tried to partition the HDD and it kept making extra 1 MB partitions at the beginning and the end and they looked like unformatted free space. ...
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“Error parsing gtk-icon-sizes string: ''” Desktop grey with no icons

I'm not sure which update did it - but at some point recently something broke my Desktop. I now have a grey background (instead of the gradient colour I had before) and no Desktop icons. Right ...
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Do many desktop environments slow down the system?

Ubuntu originally has several available desktop environments to be chosen during login (like Gnome and Unity). I want to install others like KDE, LXDE, XFCE, etc. I wonder if installing many other ...
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Is my Dell Inspiron n5050 laptop compatible with Xubuntu 12.10 ?

Xubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64 doesn't boot in live usb mode. Only the boot screen appears and then it stops. My laptop is already running Ubuntu 12.04, and since Xubuntu 12.10 live USB boot only shows ...
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Voip solution for ubuntu family

My question is: I need a VOIP solution to install on my xubuntu 12.10 machine (or maybe ubuntu) and preferably with a detailed how-to configure it with images! Wich one do you advise-me? (please ...
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How do I solve a problem with opening the application menu?

I have a new problem that I can't find an answer to anywhere. I am running Xubuntu 12.10 Xfce. When I click on the top left icon, which is known as the Application menu, it gives me this error: ...
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How to change the soundcard output on-the-fly?

One feature I miss the most in Windows 7, is the possibility to change the soundcard output on-the-fly. In Xubuntu 12.10, I have to unplug my headphones to make the sound come out of the speakers. ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 : Can't add account to network application

When I try to add an account to Gwibber/Pidgin (which are not system apps), it sends me to the "System parameters". It is impossible for me to add account to this apps. Any idea where it can come from ...
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Installing program on ubuntu pen drive

I have installed Ubuntu in my pen drive & I use my pen drive as my computer & I install some application on this Ubuntu but when ever restarted my Ubuntu operating system my installed ...
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Unable to find or create trash directory?

I am a user of Xubuntu and I have a problem with it. When I delete any files outside home they can't be deleted and instead of that, a message appears to me and says "Unable to find or create trash ...