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

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Dragging desktop icons in Xubuntu

Just installed Xubuntu 14.04 in place of Vista on an old laptop. I'm loving the user interface (I can't quite get used to Unity, and KDE is a bit too "clunky". I have put some program icons on my ...
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Unable to login into any account

How it happened My computer was becoming very unresponsive and I could not close any applications to free memory so I held the power button until the computer turned off. When I turned it on ...
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Use alt as ctrl and win as alt (keep alt)

I am using xfce4 and I am trying to do the following: I wanna keep the left ctrl as is while also making the left alt act as a ctrl and the win button act as an alt (I don't need the win button) I've ...
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Which ATI drivers to use, and how to keep them updated?

I'm new to linux and recently installed Xubuntu 14.04. It's currently using the : using x.org x server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from xserver-xorg-video-ati (open source) which it also says ...
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Cisco AM10 wireless adapter not working on Xubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04. During the installation it detected my WiFi adapter and connected fine. However, once I started using the system, the wireless adapter is no longer available. If ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 making strange connections

I recently installed Xubuntu and I have noticed my new OS making some strange connections. I have made sure to close everything that would have a reason to make any connection like the music ...
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Xubuntu Install on multi hard drive system with Windows 8

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a 320GB HDD, Windows 8.1 on a 640GB HDD, and I have another 1TB HDD. I'd like to wipe/format the 320GB HDD with Ubuntu install and install Xubuntu on the ...
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XUbuntu ImageMagick issues

I'm running XUbuntu 14.04 and every once in a while my screen doesn't refresh properly and all I see is a ImageMagick window. It has a cartoon image of a wizard wearing a blue robe holding a wand (See ...
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What do I need to install after minimal Xubuntu installation [duplicate]

I had an old and low-specced pc lying around and since there's no point selling it I decided to install linux on it just for fun :P It's a Toshiba Tecra 8000 (192MB RAM and 380MHz Pentium II) so I had ...
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Touchpad disabled after resume when previously using usb mouse

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 my touchpad stopped working in certain circumstances. In work I use a USB mouse, in the evening I undock my Dell latitude and close the lid to suspend to ...
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Startup wine compihilo error leads to removal of linux headers

so I get this error about wine-compihilo which tells me to open settings and update from there. Then when I go do sudo apt-get upgrade && apt-get update, it gives me this error about ...
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Boot-up error when starting Xubuntu through VirtualBox

My XUbuntu guest was running fine as a Virtualbox guest on my Win 7 host (Virtualbox 4.3.10) until I changed the path for the shared folder that I was using inside the VB. After at one point having to ...
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AMD catalyst 14.4 workaround for AMD 6630M in xubuntu 14.04

My laptop is a hybrid AMD/Intel Graphics with AMD WHistler 6630M GPU, I lately tried to setup the latest catalyst on my machine but unfortunately it shows the error that GPU is not supported, although ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Dual display hot plugging - large windows disappear

I have a laptop that is docked and a external display plugged in. When I undock my laptop SOME windows (XFTerminal being the main one) that are not maximised and too tall for my laptop display cannot ...
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How to use GTK 3.12 in XUbuntu?

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. It is using GTK for applications. I want to convert all the applications to use GTK-3.12, so that menu bar could be adjusted within the title bar. Please guide me.
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Touchpad not working with xubuntu 14.04

It seems that I have the same problem as these people Asus X550LD Touchpad not working/detected Ubuntu 14.04, but with Asus A55VD. Are there any solution yet? On ubuntu 13.10 with xfce4 I dont have ...
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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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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: ...
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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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If I change desktop environment will I loose all settings and software I already have. Ubuntu to XUbuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14 (64bit) and later I found that Xubuntu is more lighter. I would like to have better performance than visually appealing UI. I work on ruby on rails and I have setup everything ...
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merge SDcard and built in drive using LVM [xubuntu]

I am trying to create a logical volume using LVM in my (ASUS eeePC x101) with an SD card but something has failed. I found a tutorial on exactly what I want, but something failed during the process. ...
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Strange desktop background after log in in Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu recently. The login screen looks normal. Every time after I write my password in the log in box and press 'log in', the wallpaper disappears for about 5 seconds and I see this: ...
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Alt+F2 slow after update

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit with XUbuntu-desktop. Since yesterday I noticed Alt+F2 takes almost 5 seconds to start (even without any application running). Does anyone know why?
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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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Avidemux2.6 won't start

I installed Avidemux2.6 on Xubuntu 14.01 64-bit. I go to Application Menu -> Multimedia -> Avidemux2.6(GTK+) and it does nothing. No error message or anything. When I click on Avidemux2.6(Jobs) it ...
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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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Populate Places' “Recent Documents” from Thunar?

I'm using Xubuntu & seem to have Thunar and Nautilus/Files installed. THe bookmarks menu and other things seem to default to Thunar, which I prefer, but clicking on the Dropbox taskbar icon opens ...
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Thumbnails while searching folders on Xubuntu?

How can I see the thumbnails of my picture while browsing folders? When I triy to upload a picture I can only see their names. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 right now.
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Adapter for sega genesis gamepads to usb in xubuntu

I have Xubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to do some retro gaming with emulators such as dgen. I have some Sega Genesis gamepads lying around. Will something like a Genesis to PC USB Cable permit me to use ...
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Xubuntu not showing taskbar and icons are grey

I install Xubuntu a couple days ago and installed some packages. Then last night, I installed docky and added a splash screen to Xubuntu and then rebooted my system. Now it doesn't show docky or the ...
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Is it possible, in Xubuntu 14.04, using Nautilus, make it auto-mount USB and such as soon as it's plugged and show in the notification area?

i just changed Thunar for Nautilus in my Xubuntu 14.04 and with the help of the community I made it working almost perfect now! The only thing I'm missing is that when I plug something on it, let's ...
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Is there a way to make the volume indicator show percentages on mouseover? (Xubuntu)

I'm using the indicator plugin in my panel to control the volume. It works well, however I never know the exact % of volume that I have selected. It's the standard volume indicator as shown below: ...
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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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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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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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TV as monitor overscans

My SHARP TV overscans. Every edge are out of the screen :-( I use Xubuntu 14.04. I have tried to solve the issue, but I wasn't able to do it. pc@roland:~$ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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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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How to set wallpaper for both monitors on Xubuntu when using arandr

I used arandr (a GUI for xrandr) to set up two monitors side by side in my xfce/xubuntu DE. However, the wallpaper that set using the xfce settings manager applies only to one monitor, while the other ...
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Possible to download paid game a second time for free from software center?

I've paid for Steel Storm some time ago and I'd like to play it again but if I click the option to get previous purchases nothing happens and if I try to purchase the game again to see if my previous ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LightDM stalls after install of NIS NFS and reboot

After a clean 14.04 install of Xubuntu I went on to add NIS and NFS for remote access to the server. However, on reboot the system gets to the LightDM greeter and stalls (the consoles at Alt-F1 etc ...
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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?

Hello beloved community! 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 ...
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Xubuntu mouse+touchpad+keyboard not working

I have just installed a fresh 14.04 xubuntu machine, but: the resolution it's really low. external mouse and keyboard are not working touchpad is not responding at all. I runned an apt-get update ...
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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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Configs reset automatically after every boot in Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu in a friend's computer and he keeps telling me that no matter how many times he changes basic settings such as the screensaver (time until screen goes black), it goes back to ...
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Storage Devices Mounting Problem

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04(64bit) and I have two internal hard disk drives installed, few days ago I accidentally ejected one partition. I tried to remount it but it gave me an error. I've already had ...
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USB Camera stops being recognized by OS

On boot a clean boot after first seating the camera the OS will recognize my web cam but after accessing it and releasing it numerous times over the up time of the system(through v4l, specifically ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 will not boot after preseed installation

I recently set up Xubuntu 14.04 installation using preseed, and ran into a couple of problems during boot time. At first, right after the installation completed during first boot the system ...
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Cannot run the terminal: “Not such file or directory” and “hostname has changed”

My problem is: I can't use the terminal in Xubuntu 14.04. If I launch it, this error is appearing: grep: /opt/aster113/etc/codeaster/asrun: No such file or directory Hostname has changed, running ...