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

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Fixing var errors

Sorry for not being able to properly format my question because I'm using SE Android app, my xubuntu isn't working. I dont know what exactly is the error but I'll try to describe what happened and ...
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Xubuntu Brightness not working

I am trying to gain the ability to change the brightness on my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Xubuntu. I have xbacklight, and am running xfce4-power-manager with the --no-daemon flag. It's not ...
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Change background and foreground color of special windows

I'm customizing my Xubuntu theme. With GNOME Color Chooser I can change most of the default option regarding the colours of windows background. But seems that for some special widows like Volume ...
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Steam doesn't start - Segmentation faults

[SOLVED] I managed to fix the issue by uninstalling the proprietary AMD drivers, rebooting, starting Steam letting it update, reinstalling AMD drivers, reboot. It seems to be working and I can now ...
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xubuntu volume multimedia keys not working despite changing the active card

The indicator applet works. alsamixer works. amixer commands work but they won't use notify-osd to display the volume levels. I followed the solution present here: Volume keys are working in unity ...
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cannot install Quick 'n Easy Web Builder 2 on xubuntu 13.10 64-bit

I purchased Quick 'n Easy Web Builder 2 on Ubuntu Software Center, but USC could not install it. I looked at software-center.ubuntu.com and I see PPA fingerprint and license key: what can I do now to ...
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how to stop xubuntu from opening programs when powered on

Whenever I shut down xubuntu, if I happen to have any programs open, they start back up when I start up xubuntu. How do I stop it from doing this? The reason I want to stop it instead of just closing ...
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Trap the shutdown event of ubuntu system

I have ubuntu system and I want to check the condition before the system goes off means system get shutdown. If condition is satisfied then allow to shutdown the system otherwise halt the shutdown ...
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N2N-Edge VPN and CentOS server

I have one big appeal. I'm newguide in configuring iptables etc... I have at home FreePBX server (on CentOS 6.5) where is installed n2n VPN as service I will name it [S] (adress on home LAN ...
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DVD-rom and DVD-R not recognized by Xubuntu

Relatively new to the Xubuntu game (was recently gifted an archaic dual-core desktop that I'm trying to make my Plex server). I have tried finding the DVD drive on the directory and only found CDROM, ...
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How to switch keyboard layouts in Xubuntu? [duplicate]

In Unity one can easily switch between keyboard layouts using the keyboard tray icon. There is also the Keyboard menu where one can add/remove/set keyboard layouts. I can not find any of this ...
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Remapping Menu key to Delete on Xubuntu

I would like to bind my Menu key (the one that brings up the context menu at your cursor location) to my Delete key for convenience. Preferably, I'd like to do this through xkboptions in ...
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Arduino serial port not found

I'm on Xububtu 13.10 64 bit. I installed Arduino IDE from the software. I have Arduino uno board. when I try to execute any code, I get this error Is there a driver missing?
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Why does Abiword crash or behave oddly on Xubuntu?

After spending hours composing a document on AbiWord it suddenly, for no apparent reason, said it needed to close and I lost all my work. Is this a common AbiWord problem, Linux problem or other? ...
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My graphic drivers are gone

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. This question tells you everything you need to know about my graphic card. Yesterday I had a problem, my graphic card driver failed, now if I login to xubuntu default ...
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External Monitor won't appear is display settings

I installed Xubuntu onto my HP 2133 Notebook, installed all the updates and everything was working fine. I wanted to use an external monitor to extend the desktop between my laptop and monitor. The ...
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My internet connection stopped working!

I have recently switched from Windows to Xubuntu 13.04. After downloading and setting up I had connection to my internet. In a short while the connection disappeared and now I have no connection at ...
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Fresh install of Xubuntu, Freezes after login

80% of the time, when I load my machine up, it freezes after login. Now, we're talking about a fresh install here with barely any additional software. If I keep restarting my machine, via the ...
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Permanently delete the feature “save session” Xubuntu 13.10

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 with xfce4-panel 4.10.1 and my sessions keeps getting saved involuntarily. I'm well aware that this is a bug so I'd like to ask if anyone knows a workaround to permanently ...
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Desktop region is limited on Xubuntu

I'm using three display setup and Xubuntu 13.10. The useful region of desktops are limited. I can't place icons beyond some region in the center of the screen. Please see the screenshot of my ...
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Is 32 or 64 bit better for a computer with 2 GB memory? [duplicate]

This is the computer I have currently with Xubuntu 13.10 installed on it, and it works well: OS version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 ...
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Is 13.10 the latest version of Xubuntu? [duplicate]

And when does the next version of it come out? And will I get a notice of all future versions and the ability to upgrade?
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best ubuntu for my poor PC [duplicate]

recently I got an old laptop with 1 GB ram and 1.7 GHz proccessor. also I have found the terrible windows! I will be glad if I can completely destroy the installation of Windows XP and download the ...
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Ubuntu LTSP 5.5

Right now I am trying to establish a Xubuntu ltsp. There are some things that do not work and some things I do not understand. So I hope you can help me :). Im using Xubuntu 12.04 lts. My first ...
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how do I open an ebook from a URLLink.acsm in Xubuntu 13.10

I got an ebook for free on my Windows computer and the book had DRM so I had to sign up with Adobe for a password and then I opened the book on Adobe Digital Editions 2.0. I have the link and the DRM ...
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What text editor will not overload my Xubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I don't do a lot of it, but I need to edit some html files and need a text editor to do it. I liked the looks of Kate but someone in the forum said Kate would be a big download for me because I'm ...
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Why do fonts look bad in some applications?

My Eclipse IDE looks horrible ever since I installed Xubuntu. This question was never answered, but it's exactly what I have trouble with: Fonts look bad in Microsoft Office using Wine My ...
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Why does my Xubuntu OS have so many problems, since I migrated from Win XP?

I am a first time poster on this forum. I recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Dell 8200 desktop. I was previously running Windows XP with no performance problems at all. I decided to wipe XP and ...
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Unmount partition from script, but keep desktop icon?

I dual boot Xubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8. I have a couple of games installed on the Windows side that also work well under Wine. I have a script that checks to see if the Windows partition is mounted ...
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Xubuntu: VMware Tools “Unable to start services”

I am unable to get vmware tools to work in xubuntu guest, on vmware workstation 10 on windows 8.1 host. I keep getting this message below: Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio. ...
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FN Keys take 10 minutes to take effect

I have an Asus 1215N running xubuntu 13.10. At 1st I thought the fn keys didn't worked at all, but I started noticing that they work but only after 10 minutes since I pressed the key. For example I ...
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Adding custom keyboard layout to Xubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to add workman-p layout to xubuntu. It comes with several otions to install. There are files for xorg, xmodmap, and *.kmap files. From this article I found out that you need to add ...
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Will KDE and GTK compatible software work in Xubuntu (xcfe)?

In the software center, there are so many softwares with needs KDE or this is GTK comaptible. Can this software work in Xubuntu xcfe?
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I can't tell which dev/sda/ file is my external hard drive to install xubuntu on

I want to install Xubuntu onto my external hard drive, but I cannot tell what partition to use. Here is what it shows dev/sda dev/sda1 ntfs dev/sda2 ntfs dev/sda3 ntfs dev/sda4 fat32 sda1-3 ...
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Locate mouse helper in Xubuntu for visually impaired

I can't find a locate pointer feature (anymore) in Xubuntu. Is there an Xubuntu 13.10 (XFCE) alternative for the Show Mouse Accessibility CCSM plugin for ubuntu? My mother is slightly visually ...
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Apptitude - Have I removed my entire system?

I was trying to remove an unused package via Aptitude interface but I seem to have removed my entire system? Luckily my personal data is backed up. Aptitude ran for about 10 minutes or so listing ...
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How do I verify the integrity of my installation?

I installed a fresh Xubuntu 13.10, and at the end of the installation, it requested a restart. Just before the restart, a fatal error or something occurred. Is there an event log I can check to make ...
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How can I install TeamViewer on Xubuntu 13.10?

I'm trying to install TeamViewer on Xubuntu 13.10, 64 bit version. There is "known" problem with the 64 bit package on their website, hence its advised to install the 32 bit version. (As explained ...
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Uninstalled Xubuntu desktop - now no login screen?

I installed Xubuntu desktop environment but didn't like it. I found a thread which listed a large command to uninstall everything. Now when my machine boots, I get a black screen and no possibility of ...
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How to transfer photos from camera to PC over Wi-Fi (Canon S110) Xubuntu 13.10

The Canon S110 comes with an optical disk containing a software bundle for Windows (and of course nothing for Linux), including an utility for connecting to the computer through WiFi. Also I think ...
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What determines what is present in gsettings?

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10. I ran this command: $ gsettings list-recursively > ~/Desktop/gset.txt I see a lot of stuff unrelated to Xubuntu. For example: com.canonical.Unity.Lenses always-search ...
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Lost Partitions [duplicate]

I installed Xubuntu choosing the option "write over windows partition" or something like that. This installed over all my partitions. I opened terminal, and typed the commands lsblk and it shows that ...
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How do I remove the window manager of a single application, or open it with no window managment?

I need to open a window without it being managed by the window manager, while the other windows on my screen continue to be managed by the window manager, how do I do this? P.S. I'm willing to edit ...
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Xubutu, right click so slow

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I'm running Xfce4 version 4.10, Thunar version 1.6.3 If you right click on the desktop, the menu might never show up, if you right click in Thunar, you'll have to wait ...
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Unattended installation xubuntu

I'm trying to setup an unattended install of Xubuntu 13.10. It currently picks up all the settings but it still requires me to click next on each screen. I understand editing the xubuntu.seed isn't ...
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I want to know if increased RAM will help after conversion of XP-->Xubuntu 13.10

I'm using XP now in an old Dell PC. Here are the stats: OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 ...
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Help with ram usage

I have a dual boot laptop with 512 MB RAM running Windows XP/Xubuntu. I try to load student.portal.chalmers.se (a huge bloat site) in Firefox. On XP, I can load the site without any swapping, but ...
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User display settings failed after projector connection

After user has disconnected VGA-projector from my notebook with Xubuntu 13.10, the screen resolution has failed to 640x480 (reboot doesn't help). I suppose that some user configs have failed after ...
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How do I add a VirtualBox host-only networking interface to the network manager in Xubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I created a virtual machine to basically act as a bridge to the Internet for the host of the virtual machine, but i want the host-only interface that's attached to the host to be configurable in the ...
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“Missing Operateing System” MacBookPro Triple boot Troubles

(This was posted on February 17th 2014) **My actual question is at the bottom under the other double asterisks the rest is a fairly detailed account of what I have done so far. Thanks!! :D Hey ...