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

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How can I read kindle book under xfce(ubuntu)? (using chromebook)(wine not working)

I'm using chromebook, dual booting xfce(ubuntu) and cr os. The ebook I bought on amazon is not supported on kindle cloud reader. (Under xfce)I downloaded wine and tried installing kindle for pc under ...
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ubuntu hangs after starting with issue Pointer to Flat Panel Invalid message

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.10 and i am having issues with the process. After i install when i restart i get the message, Pointer to Flat Panel Invalid message in dos screen and then gui loads ...
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QtCreator doesn't let me create Ubuntu Touch apps!

I've gone through the instructions for installing the SDK found here: http://developer.ubuntu.com/apps/create/get-the-sdk/ using Xubuntu 12.04. Everything went well except, for some reason, QtCreator ...
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Black screen when running xubuntu 13.10 after upgrade

I have a xubuntu v12 that I updated to v13.10. Sice the upgrade I get the black screen at a startup. I can get to the console and login. How can I run it in graphic mode? I run it on Oracle ...
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How do I stop one of my installed fonts from overriding other web fonts?

I installed a font with font-viewer (Helvetica Neue, if it matters) and now many websites (notably YouTube) are displayed with that font. This is especially annoying since Helvetica Neue is a very ...
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can't boot freeze at login

I am trying login and my system just freezes. I was messing around with my Catalyst driver trying to get my dual 7950s into crossfire mode and it would work..so in my terminal I typed startx and then ...
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Notification box doesn't go away in Xubuntu

I just installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my MSI Wind netbook. I had no problems with the previous version 13.04, but the first thing I noticed with this latest version is that the brightness OSD stays on the ...
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Installing XAMPP in Xubuntu 13.10

I downloaded the XAMPP .run file from Apacheandfriends but the installation isn't working for me. I can't seem to navigate to my downloads folder and it just keeps saying command not found all the ...
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How do I add another main user in Xubuntu with gksu?

I want to add another main user that has sudo rights to do everything on my system. How can I start the "Users and Groups" application without using that name? Because I have a rights problem on my ...
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How to trap mouse cursor?

I really miss the feature from Gnome2 and Mate that you can click on a panel app and the mouse cursor is hidden. The mousetweaks package promises "... * An area to capture the mouse pointer until it ...
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How to get a 'non-Screenlet' calculator in Compiz widget layer?

I've currently set up the screenlet calculator but do not want to use it, as 1) Screenlets are no longer in development, most do not work, and I intend to slowly migrate away from them. 2) The ...
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Xubuntu - Apps Become Unresponsive Intermittently

Possibly Relevant Information: XUbuntu 12.04 LTS (precise) XFCE 4.8 AMD Graphics (Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci, Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon) The primary symptom of this issue has been my ...
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How can I have Rythmbox controls on Xubuntu desktop/Xfce?

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, rythmbox basic controls (play,pause, next and previous song) were accessible on the desktop from the sound notification icon. Now I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Xubuntu ...
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xubuntu 13.10: automount usb sticks

I have a freshly installed Xubuntu 13.10 on the Lenovo T520 laptop. In the Settings Manager — Removable Drives and Media I have the Mount removable drives when hot-plugged and Mount removable media ...
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Make persistent expanded screen preferences when using multiple monitors

I'm currently running Xubuntu 13.10 with the 3.12rc7 kernel on a Sony Vaio Pro 13 notebook. When I connect my LCD TV through HDMI nothing happens in first instance. Only when I go to my display ...
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Xubuntu - Apps loading at start up

Every time I log into Xubuntu, apps like Libre Office and the web browser keep opening. How can I stop this? The apps that show up are: Firefox Geary Hotot Bunch of error messages Keyring password ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 And Ubuntu 13.10 both show WPA Supplicant error?

Why am I getting this error. How do I fix it? sudo lshw -C network *-network description: Wireless interface product: AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: ...
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Having trouble installing guest additions for a Xubuntu 13.10 guest OS in Virtualbox 4.2.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-BIT as my host operating system running Virtual Box 4.2.10. I get this message when I tell virtualbox to install guest additions(CTRL+D),mounting the volume in the guest OS ...
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Problem with nm-applet in Xubuntu 13.10: nm-applet: Failed to register as an agent: (32) Session not found

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10 I can still use the NetworkManager but the indicator icon is gone after the upgrade If I start it manually, I get this error: ** (nm-applet:5632): WARNING **: ...
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How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel 4.10?

The following answer doesn't work for me: How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel? In a fresh 12.04 xubuntu installation (xfce 4.8) I can see the icon for messaging-menu, but in my 13.10 ...
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How do I stop Xubuntu 13.10 from suspending when I close lid?

I just upgraded to 13.10 and tried configuring at the Settings Manager, but it doesn't seem to work. So I tried configuring xfce4-power-manager/lid-action-on-ac and it didn't work eiter. Then, at ...
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Error in Line 56 (malformed line) [duplicate]

Just installed Xubuntu 12.04. I can't update or open the Software Manager. No idea how to edit lines and the like, but here's my issue when I examine the coding in the terminal. Any help would be ...
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Which packages are needed for a full kubuntu desktop?

I changed from Xubuntu 13.10 to Kubuntu by installing the package kubuntu-desktop with its dependencies by sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop But the system seems to lack some features, I think. ...
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How to log all applications that startup automatically?

I'm using xubuntu and recently I encounter this problem: When the computer started up, a main window Files Manager appeared automatically and I don't why this happens. There are bunch of startup ...
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I can't modify the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10

I got this problem with brightness on my fresh xubuntu 13.10 install.. It ain't inc/decrease the screen brightness when pressing Fn+F5/F6 !! I've tried some solutions like setting these values in ...
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Change power button to 'Ask' in Xubuntu 13.10

I have recently installed Xubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio vpcea making me a Linux beginner. The problem is that laptop's power button is right on the edge of the bezel making it far too easy to press ...
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How do I get XFCE to show the Desktop directory on the desktop instead of the home directory?

I just installed Xubuntu 13.10. I replaced the Desktop directory with a symlink to a directory on another partition (I've been doing this for a while). It worked fine at first, but then I did ...
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I have to restart lightdm after run

After starting the system, i've a black screen (without any screen backlight), then i have to switch to tty6 (ctrl+alt+f6), login and restart the lightdm: sudo service lightdm restart I'm using ...
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Artifacting with VirtualBox 4.3 seamless mode and Windows 8.1 guest

Host OS is Xubuntu 12.10. When I try to run Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox 4.3, I'm getting some artifacting at the top of the screen (the orange is from the background image in the VM): Is there any ...
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Write permissions in /var/www folder

I followed the steps from http://askubuntu.com/a/51337/115811 to add my user to a www-data group and set the /var/www/ dir group writeable. sudo adduser <username> www-data sudo chown -R ...
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xubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 stuck during install on cups-server-common

I'm in the middle of upgrading to 13.10 but it has been stuck on installing cups-server-common all day long!!! What would be the best thing to do without compromising my system???
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Xubuntu 13.10 bluetooth applet not working

I upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10 this morning. I am not able to get the bluetooth working on this version. Like in the question asked : Volume indicator problem The bluetooth indicator also gives a small ...
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How do I integrate Gnome applications properly in XFCE?

Recently I've installed Xfce. I had used Xubuntu some time ago and wanted to install it again because of the more extensive possibilities to configurate it. However, now I have one problem: some Gnome ...
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64-bit 13.10 shows 1GB less RAM than 64-bit 13.04 did

Multiple 64-bit versions (Kubuntu, Lubuntu and Xubuntu) once installed on my ThinkPad R60 show 3GB of RAM, not the correct 4GB of RAM. Last week with 13.04, I had 4GB of RAM (which matches the BIOS) ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 64-bit, mountall error, can't boot

Last night my laptop froze up and I had to do a hard shutdown. Now Xubuntu won't boot up. I was getting the error message "mountall: error while loading shared libraries: libply-boot-client.so.2: ...
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Unable to run executable from mounted flashdrive on Chromebook

I recently got a Chromebook and installed Crouton on it so I can run Ubuntu natively. Since the machine only has 16GB of SSD I decided to get a tiny flash drive that I can keep in it at all times. The ...
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Can't change xubuntu 13.04 background

I've just installed xubuntu 13.04 and when i start xfdesktop-settings i can't add nor change background (note I have 2 screen) I have also tried "set as background" option in the right click menu, ...
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Installing Xubuntu alongside with UEFI

For the past week and a half I have been trying to figure out how to install Xubuntu 13.10 alongside the Windows 7 install I have on my laptop (ASUS X501A with UEFI) and I'm pretty much at my wit's ...
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Automatically move Xubuntu panel to external monitor

I am using xubuntu 13.04 with a dualmonitor setup. (external monitor as primary, laptop als secondary) I am using xandr to makeup my monitorsetup. However I recognized that the xubuntu panel on the ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Blank Desktop after Update [duplicate]

I'm using Xubuntu and upgraded to 13.10 as the system dialog suggested it. However, after rebooting and logging in (the Loginscreen still perfectly works), I only see a black Desktop with an invisible ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 shuts down without asking when power button pressed

Since I upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10, I can't seem to make the power button bring up the xfce shutdown dialog. I never had this problem on 13.04, but even after a clean install it persists. When I use ...
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How do I totally disable all forms of session management in Xubuntu?

Xubuntu remembers things like xfce-terminal and chromium whenever my system starts up. I don't want that function to happen, ever. I want every restart to be fresh. How do I disable this ...
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Heavy applications lag Xubuntu

Ever since i started using Xubuntu I have noticed that whenever I run any heavy application like Eclipse, Tomcat Server or even when I open sites like facebook in multiple tabs in the Web Browser my ...
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Xfce Power Manager on Xubuntu 13.10 doesn't work

The problem is that its actually works, but something works with Xfce Power Manager at the same time. For example, I set that if I pressed Suspend button (on my Lenovo B560 its Fn+F2 hotkey) then ...
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Asus G75VX / Xubuntu 13.10 EFI installation Blank Screen

I am trying to install Xubuntu 13.10 on a G75VX laptop which has Windows 8 Pre-Installed. So my installation has to be in EFI mode. I've had Xubuntu 13.10 installed in it for a while on a different ...
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xubuntu 13.10 xfce4-power-manager not working

I found that if xfce4-power-manager does not work if it is started with /usr/bin/xfce4-power-manager, the process is there but no power icon would be shown, the Power Manager in Settings does not work ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: disabling suspend on lid being closed

I'm having trouble with configuring my home server. I have an old lenovo x200 laptop that runs Xubuntu 13.10. My problem is that after closing the lid the laptop is begin suspended despite changing ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 laptop display pop up from sleep? [closed]

Upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10 recently and noticed that when I put my Dell D620 laptop to sleep/hibernate (closed lid) the laptop display & configure settings & layout pop up appears? This doesn't ...
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Not video player works at all Xubuntu 13.10

No of the video player work, vlc, smplayer, parole etc. etc. I sometimes get an error, but mostly I get a screen with weird colors and a couple of weird sounds. Any help or suggestions?
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completely remove xfce from xubuntu 13.04 and install gnome

I don't like unity in new ubuntu. So I download xubuntu for my laptop. Now I don't like xfce as well and I want gnome. How can I completely remove xfce from xubuntu 13.04 and install gnome 3.8?