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

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How do I mark a file as executable on Xubuntu?

I need to know how to mark a file as executable but the check box is not there.
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Installing Gnome 3 on Xubuntu 12.04?

I have a few questions about this. I have Xubuntu 12.04 installed, using the default xfce, but I really like the look of Gnome 3. However, I always see people complaining about it. Would installing it ...
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Proftpd - (Login failed): Invalid shell: '/dev/null'

I'm using proftpd. When I try to log into the the FTP server it gives me the below message in the log: USER Err (Login failed): Invalid shell: '/dev/null' Many searches reveal that I should set ...
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Timed Shutdown - shutdown after 30 minutes [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 13.04, I got in the habbit of closing my Acer Netbook and forgetting about it for a week+. I open it up to find it has still been running. How do I set it to shutdown after 15 ...
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Xubuntu - manually restart network after reboot?

I am running Xubuntu (12.04 LTS) and something is wrong with my network settings (for wireless network using DHCP and WPA). Whenever I reboot, after the access to the network is not working unless I ...
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How can I change the white background in the file manager?

I would like to change the white background of my file manager. (I really searched everywhere and tried a lot of things.) I was trying to change CSS files of my theme (GTK2 & GTK3 folders) and I ...
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create roaming profile in windows 2008 server for ubuntu 12.04 client

i ve a windows 2008 Domain Controller, and i have created roaming profile that is working >>fine in windows environment.. now i have joined Ubuntu 12.04 as a client to use ...
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How do I make MS Excel macros work in Ubuntu?

I have a spreadsheet writting in MS Excel, an .xls document, which contains macros. I'm having a problem finding a program what will allow me to open the document and the macros work. I tried ...
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xfce Taskbar does not load after installing Nvidia drivers

I installed Xubuntu to replace Windows (or at least use it as main OS) since most of the games I play are on steam now anyway. Since the Xorg drivers are not suited for gaming I Installed the Nvidia ...
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Running a command as soon as I save a file

I want to run a command as soon as I save a specific text file. I know how to do it when the file closes, but I am looking for the code to execute as soon as I hit Ctrl+S. Thanks in advance..
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How do I get the Xorg folder so I edit my mouse?

Okay so I'm new to Xubuntu and I'm trying to get rid of the mouse acceleration like windows has it but I've been told that I need to edit files in xorg first. But the folder is not there and I can't ...
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Up to date, but says I need an update?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04. There's a yellow update icon in my panel and when I click it, there is an unclickable grayed out options that says "There is 1 update available". When I click on the option to ...
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Keyboard shutcuts not working on Xubuntu

My keyboard shortuts no longer work (FOr example Super T for termanal super r for run etc) Ive found a few help threads online including here) After Xubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 upgrade, my keyboard ...
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IBus 1.4.1 input switch major lag (xubuntu 12.04)

I am absolutely sure it's an IBus problem. It doesn't want to switch, lagging for a few minutes up to an hour, from any language to any language. It is selected as the Keyboard Input Method System and ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 in a Dual Boot Setup?

I am currently using Lubuntu in tandem with Windows 8 in a dual boot setup. Windows 8 is getting sluggish, so I want to do a clean install of it. In addition, I want to go from Lubuntu to Xubuntu (my ...
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How to remove unity-greeter with all additional packages?

I'm using Xubuntu, I installed unity-greeter package via sudo apt-get install unity-greeter, it also installed A LOT OF other packages (ex I noticed 'Online accounts' in Settings). Then I removed it ...
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Broken dependencies error message when trying to download emerald-themes

I was downloading themes last night on Synaptic and came across a package called emerald-themes. Every time I try to download it, Synaptic flags it as having broken dependencies. When I check the ...
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xubuntu xterm strange lag/echo issue with ssh

I have a xubuntu box and using its terminal everything is fine locally; but when I ssh to any server, the remote echo seems to be holding the last line until a key is pressed or the window is resized. ...
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Failed loading skin error message with Spotify

I just started having this problem. It started just a min ago. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I went to Synaptic and marked the client for reinstall. Didn't work. Marked it for uninstallation, ...
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How do I change the keyboard shortcuts for the Window Manager in Xubuntu 13.04?

I'd like to change my Alternate Desktop shortcut in Xubuntu. How do I do that? I don't see the option under Keyboard's Application Shortcuts?
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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 ...