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

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“sudo service lightdm stop” will go into a blank screen

I am trying to stop X Server so I can install some new NVidia drivers. However, the moment I type "sudo service lightdm stop", the computer goes into a blank screen, and nothing happens. Any ideas? ...
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Split Screen using HDMI Xubuntu 13.04

I've tried to get separate screens for Xubuntu 13.04 so I can browse on my laptop and use my TV to watch films via the HDMI port, but I'm unable to find a way to do it. What normally happens is I get ...
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How to burn 801MB iso file

I have ubuntu 11.10 (XFce) and I download Xubuntu 13.04 64Bit iso file that have 801MB and both brasero and XFburn can't burn that image on 800MB CD-R. Can I burn that image on that CD using overburn ...
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How to remove Xubuntu notification style?

I downloaded Xubuntu to try it on Ubuntu. After uninstalling it using sudo apt-get purge xubuntu-desktop I found out that even after that when there were pop-up notifications, it would appear in ...
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how do I connect to a VPN with ipsec?

I created a config file for my FritzBox 7390 after this german tutorial Now I want to configure my Network-Manager but there is no option for ipsec. Do I need additional packages? I tried to ...
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why os x is 5GB while ubuntu is just 700 mb? [closed]

I dont understand whats in 5gb of os x and windows installation dvds when ubuntu fits on 700mb cd and just works with every hardware! I am not criticizing i am just curious. I'm expecting answers like ...
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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Xfce4-places-plugin doesn't show mounted partitions due to altered fstab options

To begin with, for some reason I had a problem with wine - every program I launched crashed with a strange error and pretty much nothing would execute except for applications and executables stored on ...
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Turn Xubuntu into Ubuntu while keeping Xubuntu?

Recovering from a terrible attempt to install Ubuntu 13.04, I stumbled upon Xubuntu 13.04. I love it, and so far I have absolutely no complains about it. However, I am not confortable with its default ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in vbox

When I run update manager, it shows updates of 212mb, but does not download or install them. ditto, when I run sudo apt-get update it shows all the available updates, but does not install.
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What is the default clipboard manager in Xubuntu?

I don't care about panel plugins or programs such as xclip or xsel. I just want to know : when I cut or paste something on Xubuntu, what program handles it?
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does [closed]

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. While ...
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Who is “user 109”?

I found out that user 109 launches pulseaudio on startup, which blocks mine: petr@sova:~$ ps -ef | grep pulseaudio 109 1515 1 1 15:23 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ...
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System-config-printer in xubuntu Raring

My system-config-printer in Xubuntu raring is bahaving rather odd, when I click the server settings. As you see the first option (to show the printers of other systems) is missing. My installation ...
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xfce4-session segfault, suspend and hibernate not working

I am experiencing some critical bugs during a critical time (finals week) and could really appreciate some life-saving help. I have posted about it at https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10068, ...
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Xubuntu splash hangs on boot for 15s

Problem started recently. When I log in (in 80% of cases), the spinning logo on blue background hangs (wheel doesn't spin) for around 15s. Afterwards, the login box shows normally. What's interesting ...
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Xubuntu: How can I avoid the double-password entry (lightdm then xscreensaver) on user switching?

I'm running Xubuntu raring with lightdm and xscreensaver. Both users on the system have xscreensaver set to lock the screen after n minutes. However, when I click "switch user" (or do gdmflexiserver ...
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Error when copying from Desktop to any other location

I recently installed Xubuntu and there were a lot of differences I noticed between xfce and gnome. I didn't like Thunar that much (mainly because of the searching feature - even catfish doesn't posses ...
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Unmounting drive in Xubuntu

Every time I try unmounting / ejecting / safely removing a drive in Xubuntu, I get the following dialog: However, most of the time it seems like there isn't any data that needs to be written or a ...
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How to change screen resolution in Xubuntu 11.10?

I can't figure out how to change my screen resolution. Can someone help me?
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After updating to Xubuntu 13.04, Brasero will not work, can this be remedied?

After updating to Xubuntu 13.04, Brasero will not work, does anyone else have this problem and can it be solved?
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Change Xubuntu's default text editor globally

There's a lot of tutorials on how to change the default text editor in Unity and Gnome. There's none for Xubuntu/XFCE. How do I change all mousepad's associations to sublime text? I know I could ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 - mobile broadband can not be enabled

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 and Lubuntu 13.04; not together (dual boot) but one by one. For both, I experienced the same issue. My notebook is Acer AO532h. I want to use Xubuntu or Lubuntu on it. ...
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xorg-video-abi-13 dependency problem

I'm trying to install the ATI driver for my Probook 4540s (3000/7650M) according to instructions given in How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers working?. After execute the following command: ...
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internet connection doesnt work properly [duplicate]

I have a problem with my internet connection on xubuntu 13.04. Sometimes it works perfectly, but sometimes it is very slow or doesnt work at all and I have to refresh page or restart installation in ...
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How to set keyboard shortcut for “switch user” in Xubuntu?

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut in Xubuntu (13.04), but I have no idea what to put for the command. What is the command for invoking switch user?
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invisible mouse shows in screenshots

I'm running 12.10 server with xubuntu-desktop installed and notice that my mouse pointer dissapears. Sometimes it's just momentary, other times I can't get it back and must resort to REISUB and shut ...
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Unable to adjust brightness in Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu13.04

I've recently upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 and noticed that I'm unable to use the brightness keys to adjust the brightness of my screen. I've tried just about everything this thread suggest and I'm still ...
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Xubuntu XFCE switcher icons

Is it possible to somehow modify the XFCE alt+tab switcher? What I'd like: use theme icons (for some apps it uses some lowres-non-theme ones, for others it works nice) don't make tiny previews for ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 freezes before login on splash screen [closed]

Before you mark this as a duplicate for this What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? note that it is for issues after login, not before. I have tried previous versions of the kernel, Alt-F2, ...
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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 ...