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

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xubuntu 13.10 boots to black screen after grub

I know this is a common theme, but all of the other similar threads I've found were either based on a clear change (e.g., upgrading), or were unsolved. I'm a relative newcomer to linux, but have a ...
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problem in installing ubntu

I have a Toshipa laptop satallite ... I itried to download xubuntu in it using a software that gives you a virtual flash disk .. causeI didn't have one .. after that I followed the steps of ...
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HDMI audio on default alsa device in xubuntu

My new monitor (Asus MX279) have 2 speakers and audio input from HDMI. In xubuntu 12.10 it doesn't work by default. I identified the correct device with aplay -l and sound works great with ...
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Mouse click not working in Ubuntu, Xfce and Xubuntu

I have been using Xubuntu and Ubuntu on our older home PC for almost 2 years without much trouble until today when the mouse seemed to not work properly. I can move the pointer around and click but ...
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External monitor won't show login screen

I'm using a laptop with external monitor (laptop screen disabled). I had a power failure in our house so laptop (without battery) closed, I had a lot of stuff opened and something broke because Ubuntu ...
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How to create a usb stick that does a complete unattended installation of xubuntu [duplicate]

We want to install several pc's with XUBUNTU from a usb stick. The user may not be asked any questions. The installation must include kingsoft which is a dpkg. Is this possible? Thanks Joeri
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Dual monitors resolution reset on each restart

Environment: OS: Xubuntu 13.04 Linux kernel: 3.8.0-35 Nvidia driver version: 313.30 GPU Name: GeForce GT 630 Monitors: Dell U2312HM. Connected to DVI port of video card (without any adapter). LG ...
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How to remove the folllowing applications from Xubuntu?

The software that have red dots next to them, I want to uninstall them, since I have synapse, kazam, xpad instead and the rest, I don't need. I tried software center, and synaptic and apt-get, could ...
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How can I encode wav to mp3 in dolphin from contextmenu on Xubuntu?

I have a Music folder with lots of wav files. Is it possible to get a rightclick menu for wav files to encode them into mp3 or flac?
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How can I disable scrolling between windows if my mouse is in the xfce panel?

My frustration is that after selecting a window button on my panel (Xubuntu 12.04), if I don't move my cursor away from the window buttons and begin scrolling (intending to scroll the content within ...
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Change xfce4-power-manager option from terminal

I'd like to change a xfce4-power-manager setting (what to do when laptop lid is closed on AC) via the terminal so that I can assign a keyboard shortcut to do it. Is there a way how to do it? ...
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More disk read/write after decreasing swapiness

I know this may sound absurd but my laptop has Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. I decreased swapiness from 60 to 7 but now applications take more time to launch and I see disk i/o before the application ...
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Why is Python V3.3 installed by default on Xubuntu 13.10?

I am running Xubuntu 13.10, 64 bit. python --version outputs Python 2.7.5+ which is normal since python 2.7 is installed by default on all Linux distros. But when I go to Software center -> and ...
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Xubuntu persistence. Plop loading usb and no hard drive. -how to?

I have an old laptop that will not boot from usb, so I am using either a live cd or Plop linux to boot a live USB (I haven't decided which yet) of xubuntu 12.04.3-desktop-i386. The laptop does not ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: unable to change default terminal

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I want to change the default terminal emulator to Terminator. Currently the default terminal emulator is Xfce-Terminal. I do sudo update-alternatives --config ...
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C++ programs do not get focus when started from launcher in Xubuntu 3.10

My c++ programs run fine in a terminal on Xubuntu 3.10. But when they are started from a launcher, then they do not have the focus. The focus remains with the desktop. These programs use the ...
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confused about ubuntu / xubuntu releases

Initially I had Ubuntu installed, but later I switched to xubuntu by installing the xfce desktop, and removed the ubuntu-desktop, but now I`m confused about the release update because the updater says ...
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Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user in Skype

I've had problems with Skype for a bit, but managed to fix some of them (using Skype from the repos to make it work with Pulseaudio, fixing cracking sounds as described in a blog post on itbubbles). ...
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Zotero/LibreOffice icons in Xubuntu 13.10

I've seen various fixes and have tried several (all with varying degrees of success - explained below), and this is the sort of pertinacity thing which really annoys me: no icons in LibreOffice for ...
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Clean install of Xubuntu over Ubuntu: will GRUB continue to work?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a few days ago, and had to use boot-repair to get dual boot (with Windows 8.1 on a computer with UEFI) working properly, setting up GRUB and all that. But I kind of don't like ...
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Black screen after boot repair and grub lost after third reboot

After 10 installations trials and dozens of thread read I figured I would need some help. I just built a mining rig (for litecoin) with these: 1 ASrock 970 Extreme 4 4 Gb Ram 1 Processor AMD ...
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Some programs run on startup

Every time I boot my laptop, two terminal window, a document viewer and a folder starts up. Here is screenshot. I deleted the folder so it doesn't start up. How do I disable it?
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Xubuntu/XFCE: Is it possible to have email notification in the system tray?

The title says it all. I want to be notified in the tray.
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Google Earth won't launch on Xubuntu 13.10

I just tried to install Google Earth on my new Xubuntu 13.10 installation. 64-bit fails anyway because of missing ia32-libs, but the 32-bit edition installs fine. It just reports an error if I try to ...
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Xubuntu visudo sudoers edit not working

I have been trying to specify a script that I would like to run without being prompted for a password. After a number of google and stack searches and a number of different syntax changes, I still ...
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How do I get Thunderbird and Ubuntu (WUBI) and Windows to share a profile?

I have a friend who is running Xubuntu 12.04 through WUBI. They have Thunderbird installed in both Xubuntu and Windows and a single IMAP account set up in both (same IMAP account). The problem is ...
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Mouse cursor dissappearing/flickering when not moving (Xubuntu 12.04 / xfce 4.10)

Installed Xubuntu 12.04 with xfce 4.10 on ThinkPad E540. When freshly booted, the mouse cursor works for about few minutes, then it starts to flicker and finally completely disappears, when not ...
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x11vnc server with Xubuntu show black screen in client

I am running Xubuntu 13.10 (monitor attached) with x11vnc 0.9.13-1.1 run with the following options: x11vnc -gui tray=setpass -rfbport PROMPT -bg -o %HOME/.x11vnc.log.%VNCDISPLAY I have also ...
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Help with the RT3290 Wireless adapter

I know there is a lot of questions about RT3290 wireless adapter, but I read many many of them and noone helped me with my problem. So, I have the HP Pavilion dm1 laptop and I installed Xubuntu 13.10 ...
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Xubuntu crashes before login screen

Xubuntu 13.10 Booted up this morning and Xubuntu does not get to the login screen. I am seeing the white half circle spinning and then it drops to a black screen. I can however start tty1-6 but ...
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What can i do with a low And Old spec computer? [duplicate]

I just rebuilt a computer, 512 Mbs of ram,180Gb,Intel Pentium 3, should i install xubuntu? would it make it any faster? i would like to use it for basic browsing,homework,All of that mostly ...
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Can't stay logged in on Google Chrome

I'm using Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 on Ubuntu 13.04 (raring). It was all working fine but since last day whenever I restart my computer, I'm automatically logged off all the sites (such as Stack ...
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Fan control for i5 in Lenovo T520 not working

I have a Lenovo T520, which is annoyingly loud all the time. My CPU however doesn't do anything and the BIOS is set to "balanced mode". I tried to check, and the fan control is set to automatic, and ...
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Weird Characters in gmusicbrowser Xubuntu 13.10

one problem. When the shimmer desktop theme in gmusicbrowser in Xubuntu 13.10, i have weird characters like the letter A acting as separators between artist, year and album. Any idea what could i do ...
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Computer shutting down 5 minutes after starting a game

So after I start any game (for example Starbound or FEZ) on my Xubuntu installation, after 5 minutes my computer just shuts down without even displaying a warning. Does anyone know what could be ...
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Ethernet port won't stay turned on

When I originally got internet service my ethernet port was not turned on. Found this thread How do I install drivers for the Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller?, followed directions under answer 1 ...
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How do I make my window not semi transparent in xubuntu?

For some reason, sometime a window would become semi transparent. It is really irritating because I can't focus on what I am doing. When I restart that program, when it launches it is not semi ...
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Unable to copy VLC skin to skins2 file

Way new to Xubuntu (installed it Monday), so I appreciate any help you can give me. When I attempt to download a skin (Crux, in fact) directly to VLC's skins2 file, the download doesn't take place. ...
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SSH Stopped working

I restarted my computer, and now I can't connect to it through ssh on my remote machine. I can connect to it through the host machine, but that's it. It says ssh is running, but I can't connect from ...
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Remove links in the navigation pane on the left in the ctrl+O menu

I accidently dragged a link into the pane on the left. When I right click to remove the link, it is grayed out and I cannot select it. How do I remove the link? (This is the ctrl+O menu, not normal ...
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Installed KDE onto Xubuntu 12.04, now get black screen after login!

I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 MK3 that I recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 LTS on. That install went smoothly and works fine. Was looking for more customization, so decided to try KDE desktop. ...
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Accidentally hid a notification in xfce4-notifyd

I use Xubuntu 13.10. Yesterday I accidentally hid a notification that shows if my vpn connection was successful. I clicked on the button "Never show this notification again" or so....It is a guess ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: No hibernate button on logout dialog

I've just installed Xubuntu 13.10. There is no "hibernate" button, only the "suspend" button. How can I activate it? I had installed Lubuntu 13.10 before, and the button was there and it did a correct ...
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Dropbox sync status is not visible in Xubuntu. Is this normal or only with me?

As on Windows there are no icons showing syncing or the green tick showing sync is complete. All folders and files are just regular folder and files. Is this normal with Xubuntu? Though when hovering ...
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Why I installed Xubuntu Desktop after Installing Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I needed to solve all these problems : I don't like the Unity interface Ubuntu 13.10 has iBus language input method problem eg. Chinese If you install Xubuntu distro, you have to install many apps ...
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How do i send a message to people joining my wifi?

I'm new to ubuntu, and I'm still trying to learn linux. So i had this idea to start a little project. When my friends come over, and they connect to my wifi, my linux computer would automatically send ...
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Xububtu 12.04 Internet super slow on wireless but fast on wired

When connected to the internet via wireless it runs really slow, for example, when I’m logged in to my Google drive account and try to access a folder it takes super long to load and that's if it ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: Only four levels of brightness?

Why do I have only four levels of brightness on my Dell Inspiron laptop, selectable by Fn+ArrowDown/Up? In Linux Mint Mate, I have 7 or 8, and so I have under Windows, on the same machine? This is ...
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Volume control applet disappeared

I've just installed Xubuntu 13.10, played around with it to customize the GUI. I somehow lost the volume control applet from the notification area. How can I get it back? I've already clicked through ...
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Xubuntu installer shows no partitions, crashes [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Xubuntu 13.04 on an HP Envy h8-1414 desktop computer running Windows 8. I would like to set it up dual-boot. I downloaded the 64-bit AMD desktop ISO onto a USB device and booted ...