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

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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 ...
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Xubuntu 1080p HD video play and CPU usage

I am looking for a light version of Linux. I tried out Unity desktop but it is a bit too much for my laptop so I switched to Mint Cinnamon. It is less heavy but I could not install my graphics card ...
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Why won't Ubuntu boot with a series 5 ATI along with the Series 6 AMD's?

My setup is as follows: 2 AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series and a ATI Radeon HD 5670 Xubuntu 12.04 64bit and in case it makes a difference my Motherboard is a ASUS Formula IV. The driver versions I have ...
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Ran a script in xubuntu and my display crashed. Can someone advise on how to reverse it?

I have a script I found a while back to speed up installing Minecraft... for my kid... Anyway, I recently changed to Xubuntu and figured the same script would be ok, not taking into consideration the ...
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an error upon installation [duplicate]

Please help me to resolve this error. Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore ...
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Unusually high CPU% and bad performance on both Ubuntu and Xubuntu

I recently decided to switch to Ubuntu from Windows 7, and I've been having some problems regarding CPU usage. Any program I have running uses 40-50% of my CPU, which is way too much obviously. I'm ...
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How to remap CapsLock to Ctrl in Xubuntu 12.04?

I tried doing it like follows (in autostart): setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" and it works, but only for a while - then the setting is reset back to original state. How can I make it persistent? I ...
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Why doesn't the Ubuntu installer notice my existing Ubuntu installation?

Yesterday I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and I installed it along side my Windows XP installation. Then since it was running slow, I decided to remove XP. I decided to do a fresh install of Ubuntu via USB. ...
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xubuntu lightdm unity-greeter bad looking theme

I'm using xubuntu 12.10 and wanted to use the unity-greeter for the login screen (lightdm). The thing is that I installed the package unity-greeter (and gnome-settings-daemon), changed to ...
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Changing default owner of vbox shared folders

First I am quite new to Ubuntu and trying to commit myself to it as a PHP developer. Well, I am running on a guest Xubuntu 12.10 system based on Windows7 host. I shared my web_projects folder and ...
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How can I hide mounted volumes when I still want USB volumes to appear on the desktop?

Xubuntu 12.10 XFCE 4.10 with Thunar 1.6.2 I have two greyed out mounted (or "mountable") volumes on my desktop: If I right-click on them, I can mount them, implying they appear not be mounted ...
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How can I discover and install a list of dependent libraries?

I'm trying to get the Humble Bundle version of Dungeon Defenders going, but the executable crashes with a "no such file or directory" error. Thanks to this answer I'm able to identify the dependent ...
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Xubuntu: No password request after suspension

If I suspend my Xubuntu 12.10, and then take my computer off the suspension, it doesn't request any password. I have tried adding the gnome-screensaver on autostart settings, which I read somewhere ...
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Xubuntu is getting slow [duplicate]

I've been using Xubuntu for a year now and I already reinstalled it two times because after using it for a while it starts to becomes slow, I think is because the tons of security downloads it asks ...
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How to remove Mathematica menu from xfce applications menu?

How can I remove the Wolfram Mathematica menu from the Xfce applications menu? The Mathematica menu doesn't show up in alacarte... I'm using Xubuntu 12.10 64-bit.
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policykit-desktop-privilege - rules not in effect

my xubuntu installation asks me for my password everytime I try to mount/umount/update software ... all the things that policykit-desktop-privilege should grant me. The user is in both admin and sudo ...
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Virtual Machine Windows 7 USB webcam connection lost when switching back to Ubuntu

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, willing to learn, but don't have a ton of experience with command line interfaces (so go easy on me please if possible tech-wise!)... I have xubuntu installed on my ...
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icons missing after upgrading Xubuntu

I did the following in my computer: $sudo apt-get update $sudo apt-get upgrade After restarting the computer, I see the visuals of my Desktop changed. Also, there is not even single folder icon in ...
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How do I enable the GRUB splash screen in Xubuntu 12.10?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 running fine on a Thinkpad T60. Grub2 is installed as the boot manager and the GRUB....LINUX_DEFAULT is set as "quiet splash". Therefore, Grub should display its splash image ...
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Can I stop my mouse from [accidentally] pasting text to irc channels?

Xubuntu 12.10 I do not mind that text is occasionally pasted when I can simply Ctrl+Z most things, or simply erase the text. Currently however, when I ssh to a server running my irc client, clicking ...
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Black loading screen

This is the first time that I use Xubuntu and I'm experiencing a problem with it. D: I've just installed Xubuntu 12.10 desktop 64-bit on my laptop alongside with Windows 8. When I choose Ubuntu from ...
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Can I change the color of tabs in gedit?

under Xfce 4 (Xubuntu 4.8) the tabs of gedit appear black with dark grey writing (at least on my PC it does). Obviously this makes it pretty hard reading the file names that are open. Changing the ...
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Can't Install Xubuntu to Asus eee PC 901

I can’t install xubuntu from usb. I did not make any changes when I was in usb disc creation section. It says it was 100% complete. I restart and make changes from bios on boot section. Save it. Ok. I ...
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Sound Not Working Until Manually Enabled/Disabled

Alright, so I'm running Xubuntu 12.10, and whenever I close the lid to my laptop, or turn it off, I have to go into my sound settings-> Configuration-> then manually switch it from Analog Stereo, to a ...