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

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How to use Terminator's Options?

Terminator has one option http://linux.die.net/man/1/terminator --working-directory=DIR Set the terminal's working directory I want to open my Terminator within a specific directory each time and I ...
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How do you change keyboard layouts from the login screen in Xubuntu?

I've set up multiple user accounts in Xubuntu 14.04. I (the admin) am a dvorak user so I have English US dvorak as the default layout, but the other user is a qwerty user. I've added English US ...
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Cant mark minecaft as executeable in xubuntu 14.04

I cant mark minecraft as executeable, I try rightclicking minecraft and starting it up with java 7, but i need to mark it as executeable, If i go to "properties" and go to "Permissions" it does not ...
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How do I mount a blank cd in Xubuntu?

Blank CDs do not mount in Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04). CDs with content do mount. I have a /media/cdrom0 directory and a /media/cdrom but when I enter this command:~$ mount /media/cdrom0 I get:mount: can'...
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Nautilus on Xubuntu's desktop? [duplicate]

I like Nautilus better than Thunar, so I use Nautilus on Xubuntu, but Thunar is still on the desktop. Can I switch that somehow?
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Problem with xubuntu after boot from hard disk

I'm now on Windows but I have Xubuntu too. When I restart my computer and boot into Xubuntu, the loading screen appears and when is time to show up the desktop, nothing happens, it remains on black ...
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How to be sure , that I am running latest version of a kernel?

I've installed Xubuntu after Ubuntu, running in dualboot. So Xubuntu controls the grub. Every time I update kernel on ubuntu - will ubuntu load the latest version of a kernel? (I mean the grub is not ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 Unicode Fallback does not work in inkscape

I upgraded to 14.04 and opened a SVG with amharic letters. The letters are አዲስ and I use the font DejaVu sans. Now after the upgrade, the characters are displayed wrongly. If I copy from Inkscape and ...
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Is there a way to disable portrait/login picture display in the Xubuntu login?

I recently upgraded a machine from XUbuntu 12.10 and now the login screen has a blank silhouette that looks like the Facebook empty profile picture. How do I disable this and get back to just username ...
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xubuntu: compiz using 100%+ cpu

I seem to be experiencing an issue with Compiz in terms of cpu usage. The only thing I've been doing differently (been running this system for a month or two with no issues) is I have been running ...
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Remove “Chrome Apps” From Xubuntu Menu

Earlier today I installed Google Chrome only to realize that I needed to uninstall it for reasons I won't get into here, so I removed Google Chrome and got Mozilla Firefox back. Before I uninstalled ...
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Is dnsmasq preventing internet?

On my computer I have dual boot Win 7 and Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Tonight I switched over to Xubuntu to work on something. When I fired up Firefox it acted like I didn't have an internet connection. ...
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why build-essential failed?

I cannot found solution for this problem: constantia@constantia:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How can I change power settings automatically while running VLC in Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I usually play video using VLC media player. The problem I am having is, after 10 or 15 minutes computer turn off its display, even the video is running in the ...
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Xfce notification area printer icon does not respond

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the Xubuntu (Xfce) desktop. When I print something, the printer icon appears in the notification area in the panel. But the printer icon does not respond to anything. I try to ...
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Getting lock screen using VNC

Using xubuntu 14.04, connecting to the headless machine through VNC. xvnc4 is auto-started and it's all fine. But when connecting with the VNC password I would like to get the login screen, or at ...
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White text on some system windows

I get white text on most windows, (it switches to its regular color when the said window loses focus). I'm using a windows dual boot xubuntu 12.04 with xfce, xfwm, and a GTK theme 'zukiwi'. Can ...
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How do I prevent Xubuntu 14.04 from turning off when listening to music?

i don't want settings turned to never. I also tried the Caffeine app but couldn't even get it to start, and so here I am. Thanks in advance!
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No sound after Xubuntu-desktop installation

I had, initially, a Ubuntu installation running completely fine. Compiz bugged, then I switched to LXQT. LXQt bugged between sessions, then I switched to KDE. KDE bugged on some applications, then I ...
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How to completely change file manager in Xubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

i've been trying to get Nautilus to run everything file related in my Xubuntu... Without sucess. I got it right up to the desktop. My desktop is completely empty and clicking on it does nothing, ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Ignoring Screen Layout Changes

I have two screens of different sizes on an old nvidia card. When I login the smaller (left-side) screen aligns to the top of the larger screen. I want to align it to the bottom but changing the ...
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How to tile window by mouse to left/right edge in Xfce (like in Unity)?

I don't interesting in shortcuts. I want to do it by dragging windows.
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Xubuntu panel filling screen!

I was messing around with the panel settings on xubuntu and I accidentally pushed it to the largest size and number of rows. My resolution is 1366x786 and so it filled my screen, trapping my windows ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 resolution low

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 amd64 on the computer at the computer repair shop where I work, but the screen resolution is way low, like 1024 x 768 (that wouldn't be low for a laptop or anything, but for ...
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Unity unable to login (can login with xubuntu) [duplicate]

Any and all help would be appreciated... Ok so. My laptop is Ubuntu 14.04, and the other day I restarted it and then was no longer able to login. So what happens? I attempt to login (lightdm) and ...
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How to restore Xubuntu 14.04 Default Icons?

Hey beloved community! I really screwed up today, I was fooling around as root via terminal in the icons folder and I accidentally deleted all my icons. I was wondering, is it possible to reinstall ...
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How to renable “never show” notifications in Xubuntu 14.04?

Dear beloved community! I accidentally disabled some applications from the notifications bubble. I was wondering, how can I renable the hidden applications again? I found a few answers on askubuntu ...
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Can't boot windows anymore?

Installed xubuntu, restart computer, and it instantly boots up into xubuntu, when usually I have the choice of booting into windows as well as an old installation of ubuntu I downloaded a long time ...
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Is it possible to change the XBMC video output to X11 (XCB) on Xubuntu 14.04?

I was just wondering if it's possible to change the XBMC output to X11 video output (XCB), just like in VLC? I've searched all over the place, but can't seem to find any information about that. Any ...
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OS X Mavericks 10.9 and Ubuntu 14 Dual Boot

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display that runs OS X Mavericks 10.9. I'm planning to install the newest version of Ubuntu 14 so my laptop will become Dual Boot. Is there a good tutorial that ...
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Mouse click firing twice

I have recently switched to XUbuntu (14.04) and I have noticed that sometimes a mouse click is fired twice. E.g. I CTRL click a link and two tabs with the same content are opened in my browser. It's ...
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Bless doesn't fix white boot screen boot delay for single-boot Xubuntu 14.04 on Macbook 4,1

I still have a 30-second delay on the white boot-up screen before Xubuntu loads after trying various combinations of bless --device as recommended here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
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Problem logging into my desktop account on Xubuntu 14.04LTS

My main account on Xubuntu 14.04LTS 64bit loops back to the login screen after it tries to load. guest account works, and I managed to make a new account using terminal, but I need access to all the ...
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How to disable Alt-Scroll zoom in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04, alt+scroll wheel zooms my entire desktop. I'm finding this very annoying because sometimes I flick the scroll wheel to go to the top of a document then press the alt key for a some ...
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Screen tearing only when playing videos using GeForce GT 750M

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 exclusively, with Compton installed. The OS runs great and I have absolutely no screen tearing when I move my windows around, scroll in my web browser, work in Gimp or ...
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GRUB2 not working after installing xubuntu 14.04

I have a vaio laptop and it used to have installed windows 8 and Xubuntu 13.04 in dual boot, everything was working fine. I decided to update my version of xubuntu 14.04 LTS mainly because the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 black screen after monitor off/on

I have a HP desktop machine with Ubuntu 14.04, with also Xubuntu and Gnome desktops installed. I mostly use the Xubuntu session. When using the Xubuntu session, when I power off my monitor, and power ...
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Window get transparent

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, after changing display from external screen to internal in my laptop my Firefox window get a little bit transparent. The only one window which I set to have transparency is "...
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How to move a selcection of files into a new folder via the right click menu?

I recently switch from OSX to Xubuntu 14.04 and I'm loving my new found freedom. For the most part I've managed to customize my Linux operating system to my needs and likes. But theres one feature I'm ...
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xtreme download manager weird behavior

Just Downloaded Xtereme-Download manger works fine but one problem when i am using Facebook and and when there is sound of Notification or chat the xtreme-download manger asks to download it's audio ...
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In XUbuntu there are black unreadable tabs in GTK applications such as gEdit

I'm using XFCE in Ubuntu 14.04. When I open gEdit, the tabs at the top are unreadable: Having done some research, it appears that this is because gEdit is a GTK 2.0 application and this problem ...
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How to tile window on the corners in Xubuntu

After I realized that Unity is overstretching my graphics card and my CPU, I decided to remain to Ubuntu by switching to Xubuntu. Xubuntu is must faster, but I am now trying to reproduce the handy ...
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“Open in remote terminal” for Xubuntu file manager

I recently switched to Xubuntu. I am trying to recover the Ubuntu nautilus functionality, "Open in remote terminal", which was on the right-click menu of every file manager window. This does not ...
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PulseAudio unable to detect Bluetooth Headset

I am able to successfully pair with my bluetooth headset (Motorola S305), and connect to Audio Sink. However, it does not show up in PulseAudio (in any way I ask it), and I can't switch the audio ...
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Xubuntu panel disappears every time I restart

Well, I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 and every time I restart, the top panel disappears. As a solution I found the following commands to make the panel reappears, but I have to run it in terminal ...
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If i buy something on xubuntu software store can i download later across my account?

If I buy on Xubuntu software center (laptop) can I use on my Ubuntu desktop? Also will I have to purchase again. (Same account)
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I don't understand why one disk is missing a label in XFCE

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I have an issue with the labels of my EXT formatted disks on my graphical desktop: Disk one is shown as foo. When I right click the disk and choose "Properties", this ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 display window when charger is plugged/unplugged

I have an Acer Aspire V3-551G laptop with Xubuntu 14.04 x64. Everything is great, but when I plug the laptop in, or unplug it, I get a window showing menus and stuff would be seen in Settings > ...
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How do I stop Gimp from autolaunching on startup?

Gimp launches every time I log into Xubuntu (v. 13.10). Gimp is not shown under Settings Manager-> Sessions and startup. It does not appear in ~/.config/autostart. I immediately close Gimp in these ...
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Chrome — Youtube videos upscaling pixelation

I am having issues with Youtube videos played in Chrome are not being up-scaled smoothly. Not all of them all the time, just some of them. This is on Ubuntu 14.04 using Radeon free driver. I have ...