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

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How to use OSS instead of PulseAudio?

Sound was working fine with PulseAudio, but I installed something in order to try to get xawtv to work, but that just caused the audio to stop working. So I tried to install some packages to get OSS ...
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Do you need a shell program for Proxy Forwarding?

I am trying to set up a secure proxy for my work. This article suggests using SSH Tunnel + SOCKS Proxy Forwarding. Do I need to have access to a certain shell program on the server? I have bash, tcsh, ...
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How to add the kill button in xfce4-panel 4.10.0 of Xubuntu 12.10?

When I was using Gnome 2, I had the option of add a kill button on the panel, but on xfce4-panel 4.10.0 this button is not an option, I think it's necessary add it manually, creating a new luncher. ...
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my desktop menu is hidden even after reboot

my clock and applications and everything from the top is gone aswell as seeing which windows are open from the bottom of homescreen. I know this will be simple but just cant do it.
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Xubuntu slow login, unable to go back to login screen. How to debug?

Fresh Xubuntu install (enabling TwinView in Nvidia's propietary drivers) is suddenly taking too long to login after I enter my credentials in the login screen. When I log out (trying to go back to the ...
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How to update dropbox in Xubuntu 12.04?

I tried to find a way to update my dropbox installation but none of the solutions I found on Internet work. My system is Xubuntu 12.04 and has dropbox 1.4.0 installed. The .deb file on the Dropbox ...
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Ubuntu Variant / Linux Distros which uses least system resources (RAM, CPU)?

I have a netbook (an older Asus EEEPC 1005HA) which I want to get rid of Windows on (I like Windows, but I don't think it works well in a netbook environment). Basically, my question is which Ubuntu ...
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Keyboard / keymap problems with Xubuntu 12.04 + NX nomachine

I'm running NX client on my Macbook Pro to connect to a Xubuntu 12.04 desktop at work. I have configured NX client to start up a console upon connection. I am able to connect to my remote linux ...
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Having Xubuntu at its minimal display level,need the actual version of xubuntu with the eye candy features!

I just installed xfce4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop.And this is how it looks like,less eye candy, This is how it looks like But i just need the desktop to be like the below, as i have Graphics card ...
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Why does Pidgin start twice?

I am using Xubuntu. When I boot it up, pidgin comes in twice and chromium starts. I want only pidgin to start once, and no chromium. Also, if I completely kill all pidgin and reboot, it only comes up ...
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Add multimedia keyboard shortcuts in Xubuntu

How do you add (or change) multimedia key shortcuts in Xubuntu. Specfically I would like to set the Forward and Back keys to Next and Previous tracks in Exaile using the xkeys plugin.
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Grub Doesn't Display after installing Xubuntu 12.04

I just installed Xubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP. I specified my own partitions. However, on boot Grub doesn't seem to appear with the monitor showing "No Signal". After approximately 10 secs (the ...
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Xubuntu - how to restore “default” terminal text coloring

TerminalEmulator is preset to match Xubuntu theme, but it is rather low contrast and I would like to use other theme. The standard ones, like Tango and Linux Colors are enough, any ideas?
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Volume Hot Keys Not Working in XFCE

Just installed vanilla Xubuntu 12.04 LTS & updated on a ThinkPad E325 with Conexant CX20671 sound card. I notice volume hotkeys work under Xubuntu DE but not under XFCE. Sound settings are ...
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Resolve Big Ugly Plymouth Splash Xubuntu 12.04

I have tried with Plymouth Manager & also here No joy. Hardware is Lenovo ThinkPad Edge (E)325 with AMD Radeon discreet graphics. Laptop is Ubuntu Certified & everything else works out of ...
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How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio?

I cannot find the settings anywhere do I have to set it through terminal through gconftools or is there some GUI present for it?
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How do I install KDE or XFCE or LXDE to an Ubuntu 12.04 system with no internet connection?

How do you install a desktop environment such as KDE without an Internet connection in Ubuntu / Linux Mint? I want to install KDE 4.8.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without an Internet connection?
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How do you remap a key to the Caps Lock key in Xubuntu?

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. How do I either swap or remap the Control (or any key) and Caps Lock keys?
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Why does Skype possibly cause my Xubuntu 12.04 to freeze?

My XUbuntu 12.04 desktop sometimes just freezes becoming completely unresponsive. I have to hard-reset my computer. I think that this somehow can be related to Skype, because when i start Skype for ...
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Will removing Xubuntu packages affect Unity? [duplicate]

Thanks to the answers at How to remove xubuntu-desktop?, I know how to remove the Xubuntu desktop. But I am concerned that removing Xubuntu from my Ubuntu install might affect or harm the Unity ...
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Brightness Controls not working on Sony Vaio VGN FZ31S NVidia G8600M

since I installed XUbuntu 12.04 on my notebook, brightness controls are no longer working (they used to work before with Smartdimmer). I tried several suggestions, starting from gnome-settings with ...
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Brightness level is not restored back after some idle time when using fglrx

I have a laptop powered by fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with XFCE. Before I have used a default opensource ATI driver. For several days I have been using fglrx. After some time of inactivity ...
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Error - 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_info' during xubuntu installation

I'm trying to install xubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386 to my old Asus Eee pc AMD Athlon Processor 1.00 GHz, 992mb RAM, windows XP and I get this error during installation: Error - 'NoneType' object has no ...
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ATI radeon mobility 3650 overheats and shuts down computer in Xubuntu and not Windows. Why?

I have recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows Vista on my Acer Aspire 6920G laptop. I installed the latest proprietary fglrx drivers for the ATI radeon mobility 3650. In Xubuntu I felt ...
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What do the updates do?

I am using Xubuntu. What do the updates do? I do not notice any difference after an update. The descriptions do not really them me and they benefit me. A way to find out what each update does is as ...
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How to find what particular fonts are used for the system GTK theme in XUbuntu?

Some non-native applications (say IntelliJ Idea) use ugly fonts instead of those the whole system does. I'd like to configure them manually but I don't know what particular font (there are so many...) ...
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How can I start docky?

how can I start docky? When I open it, nothing happens. When I open it in a terminal it just says: [Info 08:25:58.751] Docky version: 2.1.4 Release [Info 08:25:58.760] Kernel version: 3.2.0.24 ...
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xubuntu internet thing says it is connected to internet but everything else says its not

The wireless indicator in the corner says I'm connected but applications like Firefox and the Software Center say I'm not.
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USB mouse / flash drive don't work in Xubuntu

I just started now with Xubuntu (11.10) and I don't know why but my mouse works strange. If I try to move my mouse it move in jumps and is not fluid (but if I use my trackpad there aren't any ...
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Why doesn't clicking on notification buttons in Xubuntu 12.04 dismiss the notification?

When I try to reconnect my Bluetooth mouse in Xubuntu 12.04, I realized that all the notification windows do not allow me to press any buttons. I can click the buttons but nothing happens. I can close ...
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Unity greeter background on Xubuntu 12.04

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 and using the Unity greeter with LightDM. Everything works well except for I can never change the background. I've tried editing the .conf file, editing the gsettings as the ...
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External monitor blacked out in Xubuntu 12.04

I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude D610 with an external AOC monitor connected. When I go into Settings->Display the external monitor is seemingly identified, but it remains ...
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how to make external monitor primary (xubuntu)

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 and I want to use my 24" monitor as a secondary display. Ok! First Try: Going to the Settings Manager --> display and searched for the secondary display to enable it. But ...
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Add PPA with Xubuntu packages to Ubuntu 12.04

If I'm using the normal Ubuntu (not Xubuntu) 12.04 can I add without getting trouble a Xubuntu ppa like https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10 ?
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xfce4-power-manager keeps restarting after suspend

In a clean install of Xubuntu 12.04, the xfce4-power-manager keeps restarting after suspend. If i quit the program and restart it, it keeps restarting. If i quit the program and restartit a few ...
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How can I enable thumbnails on Xubuntu desktop?

I can't see any thumbnails on my desktop. If I use Thurnar directly and browse to the desktop, thumbnails of PDf, JPG and ODT are displayed, but on my desktop its just plain. How can I fix that? I'm ...
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How to set up Google Chrome as default browser in Xubuntu

I use Xubuntu 12.04. I uninstalled Firefox and now use Google Chrome version 19.xxx. To solve this problem, I tried: galternatives the "default apps" under settings and sudo update-alternatives ...
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How to detect iphone on Xubuntu 12.04?

I use Xubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Air 4,1. When I plug in (via usb) an iphone 3gs, it is not recognized. I installed libimobiledevice2 and ifuse, but that did not help. Any ideas?
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lost?/corrupted? seagate 500Gb external disk

I am not expert and need a patient guide. History of events: Only XP in internal disk with documents on a seagate 500Gb Installed Ubuntu by partitioning external disk and booting from it During XP ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu/XUbuntu from automounting repositories from Ubuntu CDs?

Whenever I insert an Ubuntu/XUbuntu CD into my XUbuntu PC the system recognizes it as a package repository. I dislike this behaviour as it is generally useless (except for those people having no ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: How to get Emacs keybindings?

I work with Xubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Air. There are various posts about how to use Emacs' keybindings under gnome (see, for example, Enabling Emacs Keybind on Google Chrome, reverting from emacs ...
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Error while opening Software Center and Update Manager in Xubuntu

Using Xubuntu 12. I can't open either the Software Center or Update Manager. I'm a complete novice! I get the following error: Failed to execute command "/usr/bin/software-center %u". Failed to ...
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Xubuntu kernel upgrade to 3.4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Linux 3.4? I see that the 3.4 stable kernel was released a couple days ago. I'm looking for some onformation on how to upgrade from my 3.2.0-24-generic on ...
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Microphone doesn't work after rebooting on a Macbook 2.1

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook 2.1 intel duo. But the problem existed on Ubuntu 12.04 too. After booting up, the internal microphone doesn't work. After opening the Pulse Audio settings and ...
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How to move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu?

How can I move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu? Xubuntu doesnt have .gconf/system/networking/connections.
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Xubuntu 12.04 UI glitches [closed]

I'm having some strange problems with Thunderbird and Chrome in Xubuntu 12.04 XFCE 4.10 (installed from PPA). Some UI elements from both windows sometimes are drawn on each other, no matter which ...
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Bad anti-aliasing in some applications

There was an update a few weeks ago that seemed to mess with anti-aliasing in some applications. Firefox, Thunderbird, and the text in some apps such as Mousepad and Leafpad (but not the rest of the ...
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Xfce 4 (Xubuntu): How to minimize windows on double-click of the window frame?

Is it possible with Xfce 4.8 (Xubuntu 12.04) to have windows minimized on double-clicking the window frames? So, for example, if File Manager is open, to just double-click on the window frame and the ...
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How to safely remove default folders?

In the File Manager (Xubuntu 12.04), there appear default folders which I don't need (like Videos, Music, ...). Is it safe to remove them or might programs not work properly afterwards (like on Mac OS ...
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How to recover a USB stick after Ubuntu installation?

I have created a liveUSB-stick with Xubuntu 12.04 on it. I installed Xubuntu from it on a MacBook Air. If I now plug in the usb stick, it is not recognized anymore. How can I make it recognized and ...