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

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Stop Skype from launching on startup? (Xubuntu)

Skype keeps starting at startup without my permission. I don't want it to start minimised, there's already a solution for that, I want it not to start. But there isn't a single setting in Skype's ...
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Use alt as ctrl and win as alt (keep alt)

I am using xfce4 and I am trying to do the following: I wanna keep the left ctrl as is while also making the left alt act as a ctrl and the win button act as an alt (I don't need the win button) I've ...
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Which ATI drivers to use, and how to keep them updated?

I'm new to linux and recently installed Xubuntu 14.04. It's currently using the : using x.org x server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from xserver-xorg-video-ati (open source) which it also says ...
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Cisco AM10 wireless adapter not working on Xubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04. During the installation it detected my WiFi adapter and connected fine. However, once I started using the system, the wireless adapter is no longer available. If ...
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How to switch from Ubuntu gnome to Xubuntu

I am currently using ubuntu GNOME as desktop environment and my computer is dual-booting between Ubuntu and and windows. I want to switch from GNOME to Xubuntu without losing any of my data. Is there ...
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New SSD is VERY SLOW under Xubuntu 14.04

I got myself a Transcend 64GB SSD (model number: TS64GSSD340). I put the SSD into a tiny netbook I have. Netbook specs are: Make/Model: Acer V5-123 CPU: AMD E1-2100 with Radeon HD 8210 RAM: (came ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 making strange connections

I recently installed Xubuntu and I have noticed my new OS making some strange connections. I have made sure to close everything that would have a reason to make any connection like the music ...
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Xubuntu Install on multi hard drive system with Windows 8

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a 320GB HDD, Windows 8.1 on a 640GB HDD, and I have another 1TB HDD. I'd like to wipe/format the 320GB HDD with Ubuntu install and install Xubuntu on the ...
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XUbuntu ImageMagick issues

I'm running XUbuntu 14.04 and every once in a while my screen doesn't refresh properly and all I see is a ImageMagick window. It has a cartoon image of a wizard wearing a blue robe holding a wand (See ...
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Use login shell in Xubuntu 14.04

I installed a fresh vm of Xubuntu 14.04 and installed the Ruby Version Manager (rvm). While trying to install the SASS gem I get the following error: $ rvm use 2.0 RVM is not a function, selecting ...
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Power settings location?

I have Xubuntu 14.04 and I am running it on an EeePC. Where in the world are my power settings? I've looked everywhere. I found this in my files, but I don't know how to open/use/install it. ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcuts for ctrl+c & ctrl+v on Xubuntu 14.04?

I was wondering if it's possible to remap the keyboard shortcuts for ctrl+c & ctrl+v on Xubuntu 14.04? I couldn't find anything in Settings Manager -> Settings Editor -> xfce4-keyboard-shortscuts ...
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Any interface for building a server in Linux Xubuntu. (not desktop) [closed]

Is there any interface or program that I could install on my Linux Xubuntu that would help me set up a server using the terminal as little as possible?
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Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two in4terfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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What do I need to install after minimal Xubuntu installation [duplicate]

I had an old and low-specced pc lying around and since there's no point selling it I decided to install linux on it just for fun :P It's a Toshiba Tecra 8000 (192MB RAM and 380MHz Pentium II) so I had ...
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How to make a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 as dual boot?

I am planning to go for a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 which comes along with Windows 8.1. Now I need to install Ubuntu (Linux) on it. So how do I go about making the system dual boot? Which version of Ubuntu ...
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Why my usb mouse stays on after shutdown?

In my desktop I have 8 usb ports, only the one the mouse is connected remains on after I shutdown the computer. I tried to plug the mouse on another usb port and this time this one remains on after I ...
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When I open zip files they turn into 7z and then won't open [closed]

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and when I try to open a .zip file with the default Archive Manager it turns into a .zip.7z and then it doesn't open.
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Touchpad disabled after resume when previously using usb mouse

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 my touchpad stopped working in certain circumstances. In work I use a USB mouse, in the evening I undock my Dell latitude and close the lid to suspend to ...
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How do I disable update-apt-xapi

Every day, at a random time, my ancient laptop becomes unusable. Something decides to consume the entire 1GiB of RAM plus several hundred MiBs of swap, and thrash my hard drive. It brings the computer ...
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Startup wine compihilo error leads to removal of linux headers

so I get this error about wine-compihilo which tells me to open settings and update from there. Then when I go do sudo apt-get upgrade && apt-get update, it gives me this error about ...
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xubuntu light-locker: where is the configuration stored?

My companies software stack for Linux includes some "security scripts" that check if the screensaver is configured according to our security policy. I am about to extend that script to handle light ...
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Copy share a file between Xubuntu Virtual Machine and Windows 8.1 host in VirtalBox WITHOUT Guest add-ons

Ubuntu! TL;DR at the bottom I'm on a Windows 8.1 host. I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox. The guest add-ons couldn't install properly. The CD shows all the time ...
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Boot-up error when starting Xubuntu through VirtualBox

My XUbuntu guest was running fine as a Virtualbox guest on my Win 7 host (Virtualbox 4.3.10) until I changed the path for the shared folder that I was using inside the VB. After at one point having to ...
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How do I make an alias that shows only the date?

Exactly as it says. What code should I use to make an alias to show me only the date, and not the time also?
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Xubuntu-possible to change the icons of the application indicators separately?

I was wondering if it is possible to change how to icons look in the top panel (application indicators?) separately. I am in love with the Numix Circle icon package, but unfortunately, its application ...
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How to prevent Session Lost in Xubuntu?

I have Xubuntu 14.04. Every time my montor is locked down due to inactivity, my current session is getting lost as if I am logging out. I was downloading a file from internet. And after specific ...
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Adding music to iPhone 4s

What is the best way to sync my music I have downloaded online with my iPhone using Xubuntu?
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AMD catalyst 14.4 workaround for AMD 6630M in xubuntu 14.04

My laptop is a hybrid AMD/Intel Graphics with AMD WHistler 6630M GPU, I lately tried to setup the latest catalyst on my machine but unfortunately it shows the error that GPU is not supported, although ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Dual display hot plugging - large windows disappear

I have a laptop that is docked and a external display plugged in. When I undock my laptop SOME windows (XFTerminal being the main one) that are not maximised and too tall for my laptop display cannot ...
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How to use GTK 3.12 in XUbuntu?

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. It is using GTK for applications. I want to convert all the applications to use GTK-3.12, so that menu bar could be adjusted within the title bar. Please guide me.
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Touchpad not working with xubuntu 14.04

It seems that I have the same problem as these people Asus X550LD Touchpad not working/detected Ubuntu 14.04, but with Asus A55VD. Are there any solution yet? On ubuntu 13.10 with xfce4 I dont have ...
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Mouse cursor scaling issues in Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10 and I just recently bought a Seiki 39' 4K display for home. While I think that the display itself is working great so far and I love it, I am noticing some ...
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How to use Terminator's Options?

Terminator has one option http://linux.die.net/man/1/terminator --working-directory=DIR Set the terminal's working directory I want to open my Terminator within a specific directory each time and I ...
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How do you change keyboard layouts from the login screen in Xubuntu?

I've set up multiple user accounts in Xubuntu 14.04. I (the admin) am a dvorak user so I have English US dvorak as the default layout, but the other user is a qwerty user. I've added English US ...
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Cant mark minecaft as executeable in xubuntu 14.04

I cant mark minecraft as executeable, I try rightclicking minecraft and starting it up with java 7, but i need to mark it as executeable, If i go to "properties" and go to "Permissions" it does not ...
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How do I mount a blank cd in Xubuntu?

Blank CDs do not mount in Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04). CDs with content do mount. I have a /media/cdrom0 directory and a /media/cdrom but when I enter this command:~$ mount /media/cdrom0 I get:mount: ...
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Nautilus on Xubuntu's desktop? [duplicate]

I like Nautilus better than Thunar, so I use Nautilus on Xubuntu, but Thunar is still on the desktop. Can I switch that somehow?
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If I change desktop environment will I loose all settings and software I already have. Ubuntu to XUbuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14 (64bit) and later I found that Xubuntu is more lighter. I would like to have better performance than visually appealing UI. I work on ruby on rails and I have setup everything ...
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merge SDcard and built in drive using LVM [xubuntu]

I am trying to create a logical volume using LVM in my (ASUS eeePC x101) with an SD card but something has failed. I found a tutorial on exactly what I want, but something failed during the process. ...
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Problem with xubuntu after boot from hard disk

I'm now on Windows but I have Xubuntu too. When I restart my computer and boot into Xubuntu, the loading screen appears and when is time to show up the desktop, nothing happens, it remains on black ...
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Strange desktop background after log in in Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu recently. The login screen looks normal. Every time after I write my password in the log in box and press 'log in', the wallpaper disappears for about 5 seconds and I see this: ...
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How to be sure , that I am running latest version of a kernel?

I've installed Xubuntu after Ubuntu, running in dualboot. So Xubuntu controls the grub. Every time I update kernel on ubuntu - will ubuntu load the latest version of a kernel? (I mean the grub is not ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 Unicode Fallback does not work in inkscape

I upgraded to 14.04 and opened a SVG with amharic letters. The letters are አዲስ and I use the font DejaVu sans. Now after the upgrade, the characters are displayed wrongly. If I copy from Inkscape and ...
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Alt+F2 slow after update

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit with XUbuntu-desktop. Since yesterday I noticed Alt+F2 takes almost 5 seconds to start (even without any application running). Does anyone know why?
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Is there a way to disable portrait/login picture display in the Xubuntu login?

I recently upgraded a machine from XUbuntu 12.10 and now the login screen has a blank silhouette that looks like the Facebook empty profile picture. How do I disable this and get back to just username ...
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Avidemux2.6 won't start

I installed Avidemux2.6 on Xubuntu 14.01 64-bit. I go to Application Menu -> Multimedia -> Avidemux2.6(GTK+) and it does nothing. No error message or anything. When I click on Avidemux2.6(Jobs) it ...
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xubuntu: compiz using 100%+ cpu

I seem to be experiencing an issue with Compiz in terms of cpu usage. The only thing I've been doing differently (been running this system for a month or two with no issues) is I have been running ...
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Remove “Chrome Apps” From Xubuntu Menu

Earlier today I installed Google Chrome only to realize that I needed to uninstall it for reasons I won't get into here, so I removed Google Chrome and got Mozilla Firefox back. Before I uninstalled ...
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Is dnsmasq preventing internet?

On my computer I have dual boot Win 7 and Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Tonight I switched over to Xubuntu to work on something. When I fired up Firefox it acted like I didn't have an internet connection. ...