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

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New upstream version of gnome-mplayer. How do I ask for this to be considered for release / commit?

I have been using gnome-mplayer 1.0.4 with xubuntu 11.10 and it has a number of bugs. I have been reporting these on code.google.com/p/gnome-mplayer/issues/detail?id=558 Anyhow... the dev says there ...
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How can I start a VNC server before log on?

I would like to run x11vnc (or another VNC server) on my desktop, but I'm unable to find a way to get it to start before any users log in. Back when I was using vanilla Ubuntu 10.10 Vino did this by ...
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Universal Alt-Tab

frequently, I am playing a game and someone I would like to chat with comes online but I am unable to switch to the chat winndows because the game is grabbing my mouse. In windows, I can just alt-tab ...
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Performance issues with Radeon HD 5450

I have a Radeon HD 5450 graphics card. Running Ubuntu 10.04. When I install the proprietary graphics drivers I get good video rendering (YouTube) and appropriate screen resolution. But when I open a ...
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Cannot boot LiveCD/USB sessions on a particular machine (“Kernel Bug” error)

I cant install ubuntu 11.10 nor Xubuntu 11.10 on my computer, I tried using bootable USB's and CD's, but always after the ubuntu bootscreen, the installer shows a console with many lines like: ...
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How can I run Ubuntu One on Xubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu? I installed Ubuntu One on my Xubuntu oneiric, but when starting the program nothing happens. I do not see the control center. Any ideas?
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Unable to login to desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover my data from an encrypted home directory? I can't log it to my Xubuntu account. All it does is log me back out. Help me. My school project is in ...
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Installing Xubuntu recommended apps

I recently installed Xubuntu over my Ubuntu 11.10 installation (I sometimes can't stand Unity) without installing the recommended applications. How can I now install them?
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How do I set up panning in a viewport?

I am trying to make my desktop larger than my screen, thus making my screen a "viewport". When I run: xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1280x800 --fb 1600x1600 --panning 800x600 My desktop increases in ...
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bluetooth daemon not running at startup

I'm trying to connect a bluetooth mouse to my Xubuntu system using Blueman (v. 1.21) Problem seems to be bluetoothd not running at startup, so blueman refuses to start, only a dialog appears: "Bluez ...
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How can install the Ubuntu 11.10 “greybird” theme on Ubuntu 10.04?

How can install the Ubuntu 11.10 "greybird" theme on Ubuntu 10.04? I ran: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop Which allows we to use Xfce, but the default "greybird" theme found in Xubuntu 11.10 ...
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How can I switch users from within XFCE?

I am using xubuntu 11.10. I'd like to be able to switch users, and I'd like to be able to do this within the xfce user interface. I read somewhere that there might be an applet I can install, but I ...
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How to enable next/previous buttons in Ristretto image viewer?

When I open a picture (in the default XUbuntu image viewer which is Ristretto) I expect to be able to navigate through all the other pictures in the directory pressing back/forward. But this doesn't ...
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xubuntu video rendering issue

As i am playing avi videos on my newly installed Xubuntu i observe video flickering because of which i do not get optimal user experience while watching videos. I have tried multiple players as well ...
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xubuntu has cursor issues

the newly installed xubuntu on my laptop on has synaptics touchpad installed. I face a strange problem that being my cursor automatically shifts to a random position while typing. Ne idea what could ...
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Xubuntu 11.10 won't boot without an attached monitor

When I detach the monitor from my computer Xubuntu won't boot. If I plug in the monitor after a while I can see it's stuck somewhere (I see a frozen Xubuntu boot screen progress bar) When I boot with ...
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How to change username in top-right panel?

So I used 'Users and Groups' option under System to change my username and home directory, but even after I restarted, the top-right session panel has my old username. How can I change it?
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How can I automatically change the system keyboard layout when plugging in an external keyboard?

I have a US-Style laptop, which is fine, but I also have a UK-style Ergonomic USB keyboard. As such I usually have the US key layout set, but when I settle in at my desk and use the UK USB keyboard ...
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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Xubuntu?

I saw a similar thread here, but this doesn't specify how to specify a SOCKS proxy globally. In vanilla Ubuntu there was a proxy configuration program that affected the entire system. Is there ...
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No color in xubuntu wallpaper

For some reason, my ubuntu wallpaper suddenly turned black and white. If I try to change the desktop wallpaper image it always shows in black and white only (i.e. no color). Where the heck can I ...
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Problems with installation on Xubuntu 11.10 LibreOffice

Good afternoon, I have a problem when installing Xubuntu LibreOffice in 11.10. I open the console and add the PPA and all goes well, the problem arises when I give the order to installation. san-san ...
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How can I add items to Xfce root menu?

I'd like to add some items to my Xfce "root menu", see picture for location: Searching the web gave a couple of possibilities (different XML files etc), but it appears that Xubuntu has customized ...
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Name of the sound settings application in Ubuntu?

I'm trying out Xubuntu and Kubuntu. I have a complicated sound setup which I knew how to setup in Ubuntu but I'm having trouble doing the same in Xubuntu and Kubuntu. I'd like to install the main GUI ...
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How to get rid of right-click menu scrolling in Firefox under XUbuntu?

Despite the fact there is more than enough room on my screen, Firefox page-right-click menu usually appears pretty small and offers vertical scrolling to view all the items inside it. Some times the ...
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How to remove Alt+F7 window moving hot-key in Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Alt+F7 to search for files in Double Commander. But when I press Alt+F7 - the hotkey is intercepted and I am offered to move the window. Settings - Settings manager - Keyboard - ...
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Does installing more desktop environments break my system?

I plan to install Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit and then install Xfce, Gnome and KDE desktops from USC. Will it break my system?
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Upgrading xubuntu broke brazilian keyboard

I upgraded by xubuntu notebook to 11.10 and accents in my brazilian keyboard no longer work. They work neither in the basic Brazilian keyboard layout nor does the compose key work in the nodeadkeys ...
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Set Nautilus as default file manager in Xubuntu

How do I set Nautilus to be the default file manager in Xubuntu? Should I expect any trouble with this choice compared to normal gnome nautilus setup?
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Why is the oneric-backport repository enable by default on 11.10?

I installed Xubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 11.10 in both the oneric-backport is enabled by default. Any ideas why?
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Move Indicator Notification panel to extreme right in XFCE desktop session

I need help setting up indicator notification panel to extreme right. i have setup global menu i found here enter link description here this is what i m getting and this is wat i want it to look ...
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Mouse not working after xubuntu-desktop install

I had a fully functional Ubuntu 11.04 installation on a Gateway LT3103u netbook. I upgraded to 11.10. When I logged in, the screen was all strange: instead of a pointer there was a large pixellated ...
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How do I prevent a user from customizing the panel in Xubuntu?

I need to set up one of the accounts in my Xubuntu 11.10 machine as essentially a kiosk. I have set up the desktop and assigned only certain icons to the panel, and now I just want to lock the panel ...
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Is there any way to have several open terminal windows with different themes?

I am used to OSX which lets you do this, and its very usefult to me because I always have at least three terminals, so having a different look for each makes my work easier. Also, is it possible to ...
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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Screen Goes Black/Blank After Trying to Run Xubuntu? [closed]

I just used Wubi to install Xubuntu to my computer. The install seemed successful. I rebooted my computer, and I selected Xubuntu from the options (the two options were Xubuntu and Windows 7, my ...
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Disabling the guest account and session selection in lightdm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the guest session? Is there a way to disable a guest account in (x,k,u,l)buntu's lightdm? Also - is there a way to disable session selection in lightdm? ...
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SYSLINUX? Booting off a Live USB? [closed]

I used Unetbootin to install Xubuntu to a Live USB (a 4 GB SanDisk). By default, I'm running Windows 7 (which is also what I ran Unetbootin on). The computer I'm trying to use to boot off the Live USB ...
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Accessing Xubuntu GUI remotely on linode

I'm ssh'd as root into my linode server and have installed Xubuntu (for Ubuntu 10.04). Now I'd like to use it, but issuing starts brings about the fatal error no screens found. I've installed and run ...
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What is a good wireless usb lan adapter for xubuntu 10.04 and works with usb 1.0?

Hello everyone I wanted to know if you guys know of a good wirelles usb internet adapter. I want to access the internet, but I can't because the desktop is to faraway from my router. To make things ...
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Changing screen brightness

I have a hp pavilion dv6 with xubuntu installed. however there isn't a way to change the screen brightness, i tried the fn plus scroll keys to no avail, any ideas?
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Start autofs on boot

I have autofs all setup, and it correctly mounts my shared directories. However, right now, I have to manually run sudo upstart autofs start after every boot, before the automounting actually works. ...
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Pressing the Power Button does not turn off the computer in Xubuntu

I have installed Xubuntu 11.10 on a Compaq Presario P4. I am using it headlessly, to serve files. So the way I can turn off the box is by pressing the power button once. But it refuses to do it. Any ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10?

How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10? I do not find any options such as those present in Ubuntu?
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Can I replace the XScreenSaver lock dialog with the version from Gnome-Screensaver

Im using Ubuntu 11.10, with XFCE and xscreensaver, the xscreensaver configurator is nice but the unlock dialog is ugly. I tried gnome-screensaver, but it only gives me a blank screen. So, can I ...
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Replace the Xubuntu 11.10 splash screen

I'd like to be able to replace the Xubuntu 11.10 splash screen that I see on boot with another splash screen that does not have an indicator meter of progress. Is this possible?
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Filesystem remounted at login?

If I open a terminal after booting Xubuntu 11.10 and run the command dmesg I see this message at the bottom: EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0 Do I need to worry about ...
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How do I connect to a server with thunar in Xubuntu?

In Ubuntu running Gnome 2 you were able to select "Connect to Server" from the Places menu and you would get a graphical connection to whatever server you connected to. Example: How can you do ...
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Add global menu / appmenu in xubuntu 11.10 64-bit (like mac/unity)?

I've been looking a lot for this, but I just can't get a global menu to get working on Xubuntu 11.10 64-bit. The best solution I've found is ...
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Enabling Sync to VBLank on Xubuntu

How to enable Sync to VBLANK on Xubuntu? I can't find settings for it. I have Nvidia GeForce 7600 card with proprietary drivers.
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Is it possible to use the 'unity-greeter' for LightDM on Xubuntu 11.10?

I was wondering if there is a way to use the 'unity-greeter' instead of 'lightdm-gtk-greeter' for LightDM on Xubuntu Oneiric. I tried installing the unity-greeter package and changing the ...