Xubuntu is a community developed, Ubuntu-based Linux operating system.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to assign individual LEDs for different layouts?

Using Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. My keyboard config is: XKBMODEL="logiik" XKBLAYOUT="us,ru,ua" XKBVARIANT=",ruu," ...
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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 ...