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

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why cant i install xubuntu using wubi installer?

I have tried a couple times to install Xubuntu using WUBI. All I get is this error: An error occurred: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO For more information please see log ...
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Synaptics Touchpad : solving 2 finger problem triggered by resting palm

My laptop is: "Lenovo G580" and it comes with a very sensitive touchpad. Specially, when I place my hands comfortably to type, it "thinks" I'm touching the top-left corner. This becomes really ...
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How to automount NTFS usb sticks on Xubuntu 12.10?

I'm running the Xubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo T520 laptop. If I plug a FAT formatted usb stick, it's mounted automatically, but if I plug in a NTFS formatted one, I have to mount it manually. How to ...
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Xubuntu Mail Watcher (XFCE Plugin) Won't Connect To IMAP

I am trying to get the XFCE Mail Watcher panel plugin to check my IMAP mail, but it won't connect to my server. I have entered the details correctly -- they're exactly the same as those I use in ...
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Will software in Ubuntu work in Xubuntu as well?

I've just recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 on my 10 year laptop and on my Acer Aspire One netbook and I'm wondering if the software that I run in Ubuntu 12.04 will also work in Xubuntu. I would think ...
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Why can't I delete an item(in this case a java tar.gz) file of usb live boot for Xubuntu 12.10?

I am booting Xubuntu 12.10 off a live usb and cannot delete a tar.gz file, every time i try to delete the file it says it cannot find or create the trash directory :( is there anyway to fix this so i ...
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Programs autostarting, but not in list?

Background: Whenever I log into my account, gmusicbrowser and two chromium windows open. I checked my list of autostarting programs in the settings manager, and they aren't in it: Question: Why are ...
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hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Xubuntu 12.04

Following the instructions posted in hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with bumblebee 3.0? Watching videos with hardware acceleration enabled gives me sound but no ...
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XFCE 4.10 panel auto hide feature stops working on occasions

After upgrade to Xubuntu 12.04 XFCE panel auto hide feature has stopped working.This happens especially after launching applications in full screen mode. After restart it goes back to normal. But it ...
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How to configure system wide proxy.pac on Xubuntu 12.10? [closed]

At work i have a proxy.pac file and I'd like to use it to configure my Xubuntu 12.10! How can I do it? Thanks! :D
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How to Ubuntu upgrade from 10.10 to 12.10 32-bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade Ubuntu from an ISO image I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed. Kindly let me know if there are upgrades for changing my version of Ubuntu. Thank you for your ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 doesn't save screen brightness on reboot

I have a laptop running Xubuntu 12.10 that doesn't save the brightness setting on reboot. There are some explanations on Ask Ubuntu about how to have a specific brightness be set on reboot, but not ...
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Xubuntu LightDM shows blank screen half the time [closed]

System info: (will be amended if any more info is asked for) My laptop runs Xubuntu 12.10. As it has a Solid State Drive, /tmp, /var/tmp, /var/log and /var/log/apt are set to tmpfs in the /etc/fstab ...
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Cannot find Xorg.conf in Xubuntu 12.10

For some resolution reasone, i need to use custom edid.bin. As i know, it can be configure in Xorg.conf, but there is
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Is there a way to generate the gnome3 effect when pressing the super key on xfce

I've switched to xfce from gnome3. Mainly to experiment. I find the super key effect on gnome shell really useful. Both the showing all windows and the application finder are convenient. Is there a ...
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Black screen on boot after installing ati drivers

System: Xubuntu 12.10 x86 I installed the Ati drivers using the Software Center, everything apparently whent fine (no error messages). After rebooting the system i get a black screen. The system ...
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where can I delete the password cache in krusader in xubuntu?

I have installed krusader under Xubuntu and there I stored an ssh-password in the cache. Now the password changed, and I have no option to re-enter the password. krusader only tells me, that the ...
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Screenshot of active window

In former versions of Xubuntu, I was able to take a screenshot using Alt+PrintScreen. This doesn't work anymore in 12.04. Have the key binding changed?
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Remaining time for laptop battery in system tray with xfce4-power-manager?

I'm using xubuntu on my laptop, and I wonder if there's a way to have the remaining time of my battery displayed in the system tray with the xfce power manager? It tells me how much time I got left ...
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system requirement

My laptop developed a bad sectors and not working well. It was with ubutuntu 12.04 LTS operating system. Now, I want to install ubuntu in an relatively old desktop with the following specifications ...
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Xubuntu running incredibly slowly on a relatively sufficient system - How to find the cause?

I recently formatted my hard-disk and installed Xubuntu 12 on my desktop PC, which has the following specifications: Intel P4 3GHz 1.5GB RAM 80GB Hard-disk 128MB Nvidia Video Card (FX5500) In ...
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Xubuntu is not seeing my Win8 OS in the installer

When I install Xubuntu, I get the message "This computer currently has no detected operating systems. What would you like to do?". I just did a fresh install of Win8 yesterday, and I guess it used EFI ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 won't boot into desktop on XPS L502x

My Xubuntu 12.10 won't boot into desktop on XPS L502x after today's update and reboot (newer version of linux kernel included). When I installed Xubuntu 12.10 on this XPS L502x, I got the same ...
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How to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop

I want to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop (original Xfce 4.10, without extras). I too want to keep Unity (and Unity 2D) on my computer. Is the xfce-meta package great for ...
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XUbuntu: Open file browser via “run command” menu

In older Xubuntu versions, if I entered a path to a directory in the "run command" dialog, a thunar-window was opened showing this directory. I found that to be very handy if I would open f.e.g ...
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How to fully maximize window in Xubuntu by dragging title bar to top edge?

In Xubuntu 12.10, I am able to drag a window title bar to the top of the screen and it will maximize, but it will only maximize the top half of the display. Is there a way so it maximizes to the full ...
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How can I make windows minimize using middle mouse button on title bar in Xubuntu?

Running Ubuntu 12.10 with Xubuntu-Desktop. Would like window to minimize if I middle-click on its title bar. Can't find any setting for this. Is it possible?
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Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings?

How do I reset my XFCE panels to the default settings that xubuntu uses?
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Creating a Legal Notice upon login in xubuntu 12.10

How to Create a Legal Notice upon login in Xubuntu 12.10?
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How to remove bandwidthd 32 bit from 64 bit Xubuntu

i downloaded bandwidthd from here and tried to install it using Ubuntu Software Center. It failed, but still it breaks my Xubuntu. Later i found that it is for 32 bit while mine is 64 bit system. ...
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Palm Centro not even appearing on desktop

Background: I'm trying to set up my dad's new installation of Xubuntu 12.10 (I finally got him to switch from Windows :-D) so he can sync his Palm Centro on his computer. I installed J-Pilot, but the ...
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How do I change the formatting of Xubuntu desktop icon text?

Xubuntu 12.10, icon text is in bold. I want it regular and not bold. Where can I change this? I can't see desktop font options in any settings.
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pavucontrol doesn't show Bluetooth headset

I'm trying to use an LG HBS700 Bluetooth headset with my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon running Xubuntu 12.10). I'm able to successfully connect the headset using the Blueman program, but when I go ...
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Google Chrome (not chromium) is crashing XFCE on startup. Where can I find some detailed logs of the issue?

I'm using xubuntu 12.10 and every time I open Chrome, the desktop enviro crashes then automatically restarts, prompting me to log in again. This is the latest x86 .deb downloaded from Chrome's ...
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Can I add a shortcut in xubuntu to make a top panel (one with window buttons) appear on the screen even if in fulscreen mode?

When I used windows xp, when I pressed a key with the windows logo, start menu opened and the bottom panel with window buttons appeared no matter what. Even in a fullscreen mode it was possible to ...
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Error when running gtk-redshift

I'm getting this error when I run gtk-redshift from the CLI (it just doesn't start if I start it from the GUI): (process:3862): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_type_instance_get_private: assertion ...
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Typing Break in Xubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04, and loathe the new interface so much I've switched to Xubuntu with sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop. Very happy with that so far. But the typing break I always used to ...
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Is it possible to connect to already running session on Xubuntu 12.04 machine?

Previously I was connecting to my Xubuntu machine1 by running on it VNC server first and then using VNC client on machine2 to connect to machine1. The problem is that i had to login anew to my ...
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Can I Recover The Files in the Directory /usr from a btrfs Snapshot?

Some time ago, I moved the folder /usr to its own partition. Before this it had lived in the / partition which has a btrfs filesystem. Accidentally, I formatted my /usr partition from my Windows XP ...
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Gnome Shell doesn't load on Xubuntu

All these things I have done before on an identical previous installation on the same laptop, and it worked perfectly. So this is very confusing for me: I installed Xubuntu 12.10 on my laptop and ...
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Resolution Resets After Every Reboot

I know this question has been asked before, and I know I've fixed this before, but I can't find anything that works for some reason. Background: Every time I log in, my resolution resets to 1024x768, ...
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Xubuntu Mac theme?

I have Xubuntu 12.10, and I would love to have a mac theme on it. I have been looking at this: http://www.noobslab.com/2012/11/install-mac-os-x-theme-on-ubuntu-1210.html ...and I'm wondering if it ...
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I got troubles installing xubuntu in my netbook dell

I have troubles installing the xubuntu 12.10 version. I'm trying to install it from a USB containing an ISO image of xubuntu because my netbook does not have a CD/DVD burner, I've also used YUMI to ...
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Recovery from hell - undeleting partition overwritten by Xubuntu 12.10 installer?

This is turning into a nightmare - following my initial recovery of my two partitions, I went to install Xubuntu 12.10 (again). At this time I had two partitions - one of ~39 GB had Zorin OS 6 ...
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How to recover a deleted /usr partition?

Accidently I formated my /usr partition of my Kubuntu in my Windows XP systems. Is there any way to revover the /usr partition?
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Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have Samsung sf511 with Windows 7 Home preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 last night. First I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 DVD iso and burned a DVD. I rebooted and changed the boot option to DVD and ...
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Shift + F3 (backward search) doesn' work in google chrome in xubuntu

I have a problem: Shift + F3 (backward search) doesn' work in web browser in xubuntu. Does anybody know how to solve it? P.S. I'm not sure 100 percent, but from what I see in hotkeys in system ...
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Replacing xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver, problems(Xubuntu)

I found this helpful question Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu) but the executable gnome-screensaver-preferences can't be found. So I'm not sure what to do, to get ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 livecd freeze [duplicate]

I have an issue about the installation of xubuntu 12.10 (boot usb, boot cd), The boot run but it freeze in the first screen (xubuntu logo),and I have to restart the laptop manually. I have read that ...
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How do I access the contents of my flash drive while booting from it? [Xubuntu]

I'm trying to recover some files from a Windows computer using a Xubuntu live bootable flash drive. I've found the files that I want to copy on my Windows drive, but don't know how to mount the flash ...