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

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How to have timezone update based on location in Ubuntu/Xubuntu

I am trying to have my clock on my panel update based on location change. I tried using NTP and that only updates the time and not the Timezone. I have even tried using other tutorials about ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 System->Appearance->Fonts not effective

Problem: The other day, I logged in to my work laptop to find the default fonts had gotten larger, meaning names of apps on the Whisker menu didn't fit, desktop icon names were truncated, the system ...
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DualBoot: Windows doesnt load anymore

I have a dualboot system with Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on my pc. When I boot the pc grub shows up with Xubuntu and Win 8.1. I can load Xubuntu normally but if I try to boot Windows I'm getting a ...
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Trying to install and run Virtualbox on XFCE desktop Version 4.8 xubuntu/chromebook c710

I am trying to install VirtualBox (5.0.16) - I can get it to install - I setup a virtual machine, but every time I try to run it, I get: The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not ...
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I installed xubuntu but I cannot Login with administrator user

I installed xubuntu desktop in ubuntu server 14.04. The installation finished correctly but I can't login with Administrator user, it return to the login window always. I can enter with guest user. ...
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Cursor is an X and panel isn't working correctly

So currently my desktop looks like this: If I use Ctrl + Alt + F2 then login and use startx things seem to work perfectly fine but obviously I don't want to have to do this everytime. If I have ...
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How Xubuntu decides which windows to group together in the taskbar?

Currently, Xubuntu is grouping together Mathematica, IPython Qt Console and Spotify, which makes no sense. Is there a way to modify this behavior? How Xubuntu decides which windows go together in the ...
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What is causing (g)rsync to use such a huge buffer?

I'm on Xubuntu and new to using rsync and decided to use the GUI grsync. I'm trying to copy a reasonably large directory (3GB, with perhaps 200,000 files) from my home directory to a directory on an ...
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xubuntu: stopped working during system update [duplicate]

I updated my xubuntu and after some time, screen became black. Moving mouse, pressing keyboard keys don't work so I restarted my laptop. Then I got the following error and cannot boot up. Please ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 / Xfce4 / Xubuntu ==> Whisker Menu graphically corrupt upon Save, recoverable via logout/login

Ubuntu 15.10 / Xfce4 / Xubuntu ==> Whisker Menu Applications menu reduces to a truncated white line without clickable items upon Panel=>Edit Applications=>[Save] Need to logout/login to recover ...
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Why I have “no suitable device found” with root privileges in Xubuntu 12.04?

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 Vbox image. But when I want to see interfaces(devices) with libpcap c code -- I receive such error ("no suitable device found"). Despite Ifconfigure and tcpdump shows -- eth0, ...
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GUI distorts on Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu 14.04LTS a while ago after 15.10 was giving me pulseaudio troubles. Everything works fine, except the GUI, which distorts sometimes. It fixes itself after I click a button/press a ...
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Log on screen loading issues?

I recently just started having issues with my screen. Here is what happens. When I am on my machine for a certain amount of time then close my screen and it locks I use my sudo password to log back ...
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How do I use Netflix with Xubuntu 14.4?

I recently ran into a issue with watching Netflix on my current version of Xubuntu 14.4. I have tried to use WINE and other ways through the terminal but have failed. Any advice? Thanks.
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Rename root user's home directory in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

After viewing previous answers I followed the same thing for changing root user name by- usermod -l New_username -m -d /home/New_username Old_username But it is shown as- usermod: user ...
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Webcam works only after restart

I have a Lenovo G510 with a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04.10. The problem is, whenever I start my laptop, my webcam is not detected. I tried lsusb (-v) and it's not listed. Only if I restart my ...
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How do I install a emulator for N64 games and install Goldeneye?

I am having issues downloading emulators for Xubuntu 14.4. Mainly to use N64 games mostly Goldeneye. I extract the files then try and open them. Then when I extract them they do then when I click to ...
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CF-52 Mk 1 brightness stops at 50%

I used the acpi_osi= trick to make Xubuntu 14.04 work with my newly acquired CF-52 Mk 1 Toughbook. Among other things, this enabled it to control the LCD backlight brightness. This mostly works fine, ...
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Evernote notes are all the same (Wine Xubuntu)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (XFCE) with Wine running Evernote 5. When I open up Evernote, I can't edit notes! Firstly, when I click on a note, the one displayed is not the one I clicked on, but rather the ...
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Is there a way to boost volume on your machine from the standard volume?

Hey everyone I am running Xubuntu 14.04 and I was wondering other than VLC media player is there a way to increase volume for Youtube, and system/games? Advice?
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Activate Cube with Compiz Manager/ Workplace problems

I am trying to get the cube Compiz to work with workspaces on Xubuntu 14.4. I tried to do a script with the terminal and failed. Now my bar on my top screen will not retract and I can no longer do ...
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How to mix system audio and voice

Running Xubuntu 14.04LTS. I'm planning to have a Karaoke party with a few friends online. I suggested them raidcall (on an XP VM for me) since it can stream my mic input + system audio, but they would ...
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Can't install any Ubuntu distro on my PC [HELP]!

Just built my PC FX 8350 250gb SSD AMD R7 370. (Also have an Nvidia GTX 960) Every distro I try, it doesn't work, I've tried: Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Xubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 15.10 It goes to "Install ...
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How do I disable smartd permanently?

I installed smartmontools so that I can use smartctl occasionally. However, smartd is also part of smartmontools, and now it starts automatically but I don't need it. What's the proper way to disable ...
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Power brightness issues

I recently switched to Xubuntu from windows. GOOD RIDDANCE! Anyway I cannot adjust my screen brightness and it is really dim. My computer is a Samsung NP470R5E. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Any advice? ...
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Blender 2.76b Won't start

I am using blender for while but today when I click the shortcut It won't start nothing is happening. I have update the system before this issue. I am using Xubuntu 14.4
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Unable to install Ubuntu in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS in VirtualBox. Whenever I complete the installation process, it asks to restart the system and automatically a message appears on the screen, that no bootable ...
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No Display in Fullscreen VirtualBox Guests — AwesomeWM Host

I'm using AwesomeWM v3.5.6 on my Host, a Xubuntu 15.10. I have VirtualBox guest additions installed on all my guest VMs, a Windows 7, another Xubuntu 15.10 and a Kali 2.0. When I try to switch my ...
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xubuntu 15.10 themes - why does it look different from the sample screenshot?

so I downloaded this theme but when I installed and used it, it looks very different on the screenshot. For 1 thing, the "start menu" equivalent has not changed like in the screenshot. perhaps more ...
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Only Show an Xfce4 Panel While YouTube Is Launched

My middle monitor has a panel with a clock at the bottom. When I am in full screen in YouTube, of course the panel with the clock is not seen. I want to create a script that does the following: I ...
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Can't boot Xubuntu on my laptop

I have an old Asus eeePc series 900 (1 Gb RAM, Intel Celeron-M) I tried yesterday to install Xubuntu on it, 'cause it was marked as one of the most lightweight ubuntu distros. I made a live usb on my ...
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xubuntu 14.04 running slow!

I did a fresh install of xubuntu 14.04, 64bit, on my Kingston (ssdNOW 300), and OS is running slowly, occasional "temporary" freezes. Here is my hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, ...
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disable desktop but not GUI

I use xubuntu installled on my pen drive and it has bad performance. I know it's possible remove the GUI, but if I do this when I reboot the pc, obviously i will not able to run programs with GUI for ...
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How to automate MySQL-Server without prompts in bash?

I would like to know how to automate the MySQL-Server installation through bash script on a Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS server using apt. I use a server on digitalocean and tried many solutions but none of ...
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Xubuntu - How to add a quick launcher to a panel

I am currently using Xubuntu 14.04. I need something like (and preferably) a panel plugin to open a few programs from it. More specifically, I want an icon on my panel which opens a box containing ...
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xfce power manager makes wrong notifications

xfce Power Manager shows random notifications about my laptop running out of battery, but I am plugged in. Then it pops a notification saying I am plugged in, then another saying it is discharging, ...
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Xubuntu Network Manager

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 14.04 LTS to 15.10, and I cannot connect to any network, wired or wireless. When I click the nm-applet, it says that NetworkManager is not running. My laptop is a ...
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window buttons, notifications have all turned blue

Using xubuntu 14.04. Normally, I use greybird appearance theme (and bluebird for window manager). I tried some others, but after going back to greybird, found that all the window buttons on the ...
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vmware workstation and xubuntu 15.10

I'm trying to figure out why xubuntu 15.10 desktop doesn't start up in my vmware workstation (11.1.3). I'm running xubuntu 15.04 on the same host without issues. This is mostly a call for ideas. ...
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getting error while customizing ubuntu gnome 15.10

helloo guys.. we have 50 ubuntu users in my organization present some pc's running on ubuntu 12.4 and some pc's running on 14.4 ubuntu versions. actually iam new to ubuntu iam getting error while ...
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For modern low-end PC, lubuntu or xubuntu or another distro?

I have a new but low-end Lenovo Thinkpad X140e with AMD E1-2500 APU, AMD HD 8240 GPU, 12gb (8+4) ddr3 ram and 500gb 7200 hdd. Although it is equipped quite well, I suffer from the cpu side I guess. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 | Join Active Directory

As I was requested by Pilot6 I'm attaching the link to the previous question asked: How to join Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10 to Windows domain I am on Ubuntu 15.10 and trying to use Likewiseopen to join to ...
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Unlock causes kernel panic in Xubuntu 15.10

When I lock the screen (by clicking the padlock in the top of the whisker menu), my screen flashes black a couple of times, and then the lock screen is shown, as expected. When I enter my password, ...
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Problem Installing windows over ubuntu — grub install error

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus T100TAF. Alas, I rushed into it, not knowing no one had a fix for the sound yet. I'm trying to get back to windows by following this guide: ...
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xubuntu - resuming after sleep causing graphics problem

I am using Xubuntu 14.04.3 with all defaults, freshly installed yesterday. My graphics card is Intel HD 5500, closing laptop lid has been set to sleep the computer. When I resume by opening the lid ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 laptops and default microphone(s)

I have small but annoying problem with microphones on two Xubuntu 14.04 laptops. The closest existing description is this one: Ubuntu not using correct microphone (though pavucontrol lists it) ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Strange “Log Out” button behavior

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04. Today, February 19th, I got home and was presented with some upgrades (which updated Xubuntu to the 14.04.4 point release). But I don't know if these upgrades are ...
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Does Xubuntu run well on a good PC? or should i stick with Ubuntu [closed]

Does Xubuntu give a speed increase compared to Ubuntu on a good PC? Or is there no difference when running on a good CPU? (6700HQ) And if yes, Xubuntu IS faster.. why is that? less programs come with ...
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Thinkpad 11e Hard Lockup Using Multimedia Apps

Xubuntu 15.10 install on a Thinkpad 11e is locking up (entire system freezes) while using multimedia applications, or multimedia websites with Chrome. This has happened while playing games (OpenTTD, ...
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Mouse is not detected after power switch turned off

Ok so i was Using a pretty old computer with xubuntu installed. All of a sudden the power switch went off and the computer shit down. When i bosted it again my mouse was not detected in any usb port. ...