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

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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 ...
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How can I install Rhythmbox in xubuntu without nautilus?

I notice that when I try to install rhythmbox in xubuntu 12.04, it seems to depend on gnome desktop and nautilus, neither of which I want. sudo apt-get install rhythmbox [sudo] password for mark: ...
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How to recover broken Xubuntu 12.04 (Recovery Mode) No Data Loss? [closed]

I've been working on my problem(s) since yesterday morning. I had a bad shut down on my system. Upon reboot Grub seemed fine I was able to mount my encrypted drive, and delivered to lightdm login ...
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Keep the same Ubuntu boot screen while keeping a desktop package

I have Ubuntu 10.04 . Just after installing Ubuntu, I installed all the desktop packages except lubuntu. Then when I restarted the computer, Ubuntu shows the Kubuntu boot screen when I restart the ...
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How to suspend from command line such that screen is locked?

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. In the Power Manager, I have checked Extended -> Lock screen when going for suspend/hibernate. If I choose to suspend from the main menu / Panel 1, the screen is locked. ...
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How to define keyboard shortcut to suspend Xubuntu 12.04?

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro. I would like to define a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Alt + l) that let's me lock the screen (suspend) Xubuntu. I How can I suspend using a keyboard shortcut, ...
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Menus not visible in some apps in Xubuntu 12.04

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for a few weeks and recently added the xubuntu desktop as well. I have noticed that in some applications, there is no menu present. For example, in Thunar, their is no ...
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Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4

My volume keys are not working in xfce. When I used them it shows an indication on the screen that the volume is being changed, but the volume is not changing at all (same thing with the mute key). ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: replace Thunar with Nautilus in Places plugin

I want to replace Thunar with Nautilus (because Nautilus has internal file search panel and Thunar doesn't) I've read this question but unfortunately it doesn't work with Places xfce plugin: when I ...
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How can I re-enable “never show” notifications in Xubuntu 12.04?

I've pressed the button "Never show again" on the notification related to the successful connection to a VPN network. How can I re-enable this notification?
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Xubuntu 12.04 network manager menu is displayed partially

Installed Xubuntu 12.04 yesterday, all latest updates are installed. When I login to my XFCE session and click on NetworkManager icon, very poor menu is shown: But if I disable networking by ...
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enviroment variables are not loaded

I use Qt Creator to manage my C++ codes on xubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have a bunch of environment variables defined in .bashrc_vars that are loaded in .bashrc. These variables are required for building my ...
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Newly installed xubuntu doesn't start

I installed xubuntu instead of normal ubuntu i asked about yesterday, but now i have another problem. I already installed system, but I can't boot it. After grub and "choose system to boot" window ...
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Internet doesn't work on Xubuntu 12.04 via Wi-Fi connection

I have a problem with Internet on Xubuntu 12.04 via Wi-Fi connection. I have a Wi-Fi router without any encryption. I try to connect to the Wi-Fi router, I see the connection, but I cannot visit any ...
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I can't start Xubuntu 64bit! Xorg problem??

Is it possible that after using this command Xubuntu won't start?? I used it in order to change Google Earth's appearance and when I restart I get a black screen and hangs there. Is there any way to ...
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What is the purpose of `dnsmasq` running listening on `127.0.0.1` interface?

I discovered an instance of dnsmasq running on my fresh install of xubuntu desktop. The general purpose of dnsmasq is known to be a DNS relay and DHCP server. The running process is reported as ...
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Trouble using WUBI to install Xubuntu. Can anyone help?

I am a extremely curious person so I wanted to try Linux, however I have very little knowledge on such a thing. I have successfully installed Ubuntu with WUBI on a newer computer, so I wanted to try ...
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xubuntu - is it better than xfce on ubuntu? [closed]

I really like ubuntu. Have used slackware, fedora, and suse. I also love xfce. What I do requieres lots and lots of memory, and usually I have many things running, so a light desktop really helps. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an Eee PC 1011PX

I have recently bought myself an Eee PC 1011PX that came with Windows 7 Starter. I have since upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, however, I also wish to install Ubuntu on a separate partition. My ...
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How can i speed up abiword 2.9.2 in xubuntu? It runs too slow.

abiword 2.8.6 in 11.10 was fine for me. After a 12.04 fresh install, abiword 2.9.2 is now available... and I definitly can't use it! scrolling the text with the mousewheel is impossible. It only ...
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Unable to install Qt XUBUTNU 12.04 fresh install

I've Qt SDK which is an offline installer. According to the instructions given for installation, first I have to chmod u+x Qt_SDK_Offline.run then ./Qt_SDK_Offline.run But when I do ...
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How to make partition mounting permanent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to auto mount my external hard drive? I have a few partitions on my PC, for example for movies, so when I reinstall the operating system they remain untouched. When ...
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Ubuntu based OS won't boot

I have tried installing Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, and Linux Mint and after the install process is done they never boot up. The screen just turns black ans stays like that. Bodhi Linux works and ...
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Xubuntu No WUBILDR error

I downloaded Xubuntu trough the wubi installer on Windows 7 and it worked just fine, But when i choose Xubuntu at the boot menu i get the NO WUBILDR error and then it just continues and I log on just ...
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How to switch 'default' sound device controlled by hardware keys in Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop on a 12.04 Ubuntu upgrade after finding Gnome3 lacking. I've mostly been happy, but I've found an odd and frustrating bug. My laptop has two sound 'outputs' - an HDMI-out ...
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Extremely slow login after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I just upgraded my xubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 and now, when I login into the GUI, I have to wait about 3 minutes before the desktop appears. Only the background image is displayed. The login into the ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: Use unity-greeter and set user background automatically

on a fresh Xubuntu 12.04 Installation i have set greeter-session=unity-greeter in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. Also I have installed unity-greeter gnome-settings-daemon. Now I want to change the ...
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What if I upgrade XUbuntu? Won't it turn into Ubuntu?

My XUbuntu 11.10 offers me to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04. But I don't want Ubuntu, I want XUbuntu!
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How do you assign an icon to a specific program or window in the panel?

I am trying to complete an icon theme and I cannot seem to find out how to install custom icons. Rather, there are certain windows that I cannot find the icon names for. All of the others have been ...
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How can I workaround the XFCE4 power manager being broken?

I just did a clean install of 12.04 on my netbook, then installed xubuntu-desktop. (The reason for that is the showstopper bugs in 11.10 Unity -- like menus not working, or the launch bar capturing ...
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can't enter in ubuntu 12.04

After I have upgrade to ubuntu 12.04, two days ago, I can't enter. After enter my login the screen shows a message: The system chrashed, one apps actual or former have failed. an then the screen gets ...
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xubuntu app menu on wrong side of screen

I am using Xubuntu 12.04, with a dual monitor setup (with the nvidia driver xinerama enabled). The top panel is spanned acros the two monitors. This works quite fine, except for one thing. When I ...
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Future Xubuntu updates after the three year LTS period?

I started using Ubuntu two years ago by installing the Xubuntu 9.04 and then proceeded to install Gnome and a selection of extra packages I needed. I am forced to migrate to a new version since 9.04 ...
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Loud pop on shutdown/reboot

Everytime I shut my computer down or reboot it there is a very loud pop/crack from the speakers. It sounds dangerous, like they are going to blow up. Is there a way to automatically mute the volume on ...
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Mount NFS share as a shortcut

I recently purchased a Netgear ReadyNas and have a question about mounting an NFS volume. Firstly I know how to mount the share in fstab. There is a lot of information around that describes how to do ...
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Xubuntu: fstab mount to /media/* is not shown on desktop

I have recently changed from Ubuntu to Xubuntu and had always mounted my Windows partition automatically to /media/Windows. When I do the same thing in Xubuntu, it does mount it correctly, but it ...
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Boot failure after shutdown during upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

During the upgrade process Xubuntu downloaded all of the necessary files then it said I needed to disable the screensaver before continuing. I couldn't get to the screensaver settings, So I shutdown ...
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Tips for getting videos to run smoother on my poor old laptop?

I reinstalled xubuntu on my good ol' laptop from 2005, and everything works great! The only problem is that video is slow/choppy - on the order of 4-10 frames a second, depending on the video. I used ...
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After Upgrade to 12.04 the Login takes forever

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. Since then it takes a very long time for me to Login. The time it takes to get to the login screen is normal but after I type in my password it takes ...