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

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Xfce forgets desktop icons positions

Sometimes, after logging out and in, Xubuntu forgets the positions of the desktop icons and re-arranges them on top-left as default. I have tried a proposed solution on a similar subject. This locks ...
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Setting up Proxy vs VPN

I doubt that my ISP is eavesdropping while I am using Internet. So I want to get anonymous from them. Please provide me some information which is best to be anonymous, VPN or Proxy. Also I want them ...
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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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Ethernet not getting detected on xubuntu

Ethernet suddenly stopped getting detected in my xubuntu a couple of days ago. It is working fine in Windows 8. Went through several threads here and elsewhere but nothing has helped so far. I have ...
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VLC Player and VirtualBox font problem in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've installed VLC player and VirtualBox. Both of them have the similar character/font problem as you may see from the screen shots. I also tried to install and re-installing them via Software Center ...
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What are the best pdf annotation tools in Xubuntu?

I am considering transferring from Windows to Xubuntu. When using Windows, I always use Foxit reader to do annotation. I am wondering are there any alternatives in Xubuntu? Thanks!
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Run an Ubuntu app in browser

I want to know how to run Ubuntu app or program in a browser like chrome. I know the ways of vnc server and gdk+ Broadway. I need other ways.
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How can I synchronize my user settings between my desktop and my live USB?

I've got a persistent-storage live USB (with a separate casper-rw partition), with Xubuntu 14.04 on it. I've got the same OS on my desktop, and I'd like to be able to synchronize my settings between ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 post install encryption

I have just installed Xubuntu 15.04 with /boot, /root, /home and swap all on different partitions, however the out of the box installer only gave me the option to encrypt /home. I want to encrypt ...
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Setting up softether vpn client

I downloaded the softether vpn client for my xubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) but after that I am unable to proceed further. And they also don't have the installation guide for vpnclient ( they have for ...
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Windows 8 next to Xubuntu

Aye, I have already installed latest Xubuntu and it takes my whole disk. I want to install Windows 8 now next to it. Can I make Xubuntu partionion smaller to make space for Windows? How?
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minidlna and samsung tv file format doesn't support

I have PC with XUbuntu 12.04 and Samsung 27A950, so I want to use my PC like dlna server. But I can run file of any format on my TV, get error: "File format doesn't support". I try to open *.avi, ...
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Why is Wi-Fi authentification (password requirement) in XUBUNTU 14.04 not showing up?

I have a computer with Xubuntu that works fine with an ethernet for internet use. I had to move the computer so I attached an usb Netgear adapter to it for wi-fi access. Problem is Xubuntu sees the ...
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Xubuntu black screen after install (restart) HELP

I've never used this OS or anything like it (we all have to start somewhere) Ok, old laptop, nothing special. Have managed to format drive and install xubuntu (after multiple attempts) but as it ...
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Xubuntu indicator plugin background

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and my indicator plugin has white background in most themes. It looks like this (Numix). But in Adwaita and High Constrast themes it works properly. Screenshot here. ...
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Xubuntu 14.04.3 - Monitors turn of during boot

After installing Xubuntu 14.04.3, I can not boot into the system. Instead, after selecting ubuntu within the grub menu and pressing enter, a few messages are shown and the monitor turns of after ...
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Boot “hangs” when NVIDIA binary driver is installed

THE BACKGROUND Installed a fresh version of Xubuntu 15.04 and started up a game (Team Fortress 2), to my surprise it ran horribly even though I have a GTX 970. My system apparently recognized the ...
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Thunar lost files after dragging to and dropping onto folder!

I made some new folders, and then dragged files to them, to organize them in Thunar. I then opened the folders, and the files are not there! I opened the folder properties, and it says there are ...
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Keyboard mappings on laptop seem irreversible

Laptop with Xubuntu 15.04, Linux 3.19.0-26-generic (x86_64), AT Translated Set 2 keyboard. I am working with an 105 key keyboard on it, using /settings/keyboard/layout/. problem: when I unplug the ...
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Where is Update Manager in Xubuntu 13.04?

Update Manager doesn't work in Xubuntu 13.04. When the system loads a notice appears "There are 96 updates, click this note to update". I click a notice but nothing happens, it just disappears. I ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Help with portrait orientation in dual monitor setup (Nvidia GPU)

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and am using a GTX 660 with 2 1920x1080p monitors. By assigning the commands xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rotate normal and xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --rotate left to certain key ...
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How to totally remove the whole root administrator thing?

I don't want to get snagged up on the root administrator business in Ubuntu. I want to be able to put things in directories and remove them without long command line conversations (that I have to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04LTS - Software Updates - Hash Sum Mismatch

During the past week, I am having problems with "hash sum mismatch". I keep getting hash sum mismatch regardless of the update source/server used. This is involving the following: W: Failed to ...
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How do I enable the GRUB splash screen in Xubuntu 12.10?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 running fine on a Thinkpad T60. Grub2 is installed as the boot manager and the GRUB....LINUX_DEFAULT is set as "quiet splash". Therefore, Grub should display its splash image ...
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MacBook 4,1 mouse jitters in 10px by 10px box after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04

In the 14.04 LTS, the touchpad worked fine. Now, when you stand still with your finger on the touchpad, it randomly bounces around in a tiny box. There's no visible outline to this box, but it causes ...
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IPVanish gateway on ubuntu

I have a "nas" aka old pc running xubuntu 14.04. The system has 2 lan ports. Is it possible to configure xubuntu to get all internetdata via lan port 1 from IPVanish and send them to a ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Wi-Fi Network Dropping

I just installed Xubuntu 13.10 and I am experiencing some odd behavior on my laptop. Occasionally with no predictable pattern Xubuntu will not be able to find my Wi-Fi network. Specifically the one I ...
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What files should I backup if I want to reinstall Xubuntu while keeping all desktop settings (e.g. system fonts, terminal fonts, etc) stay unchanged?

I am currently using Xubuntu and I would like to reinstall it for some reason. But I do not want to configure the desktop settings one more time, it would be quite time consuming. I know that for ...
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GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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Xubuntu tiling: how to maximize terminal window for partial tiling?

I have problem when do tiling terminal in Xubuntu 14.10. Those terminal emulators (I've test with xfce4-terminal, xterm, and gnome-terminal) can be resized only by width/height of font they are using, ...
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using Virtual Machine Manager, how to, or is there a full manual?

I installed xubuntu a few days ago, and I think 'Virtual Machine Manager' either came with it, or was included in the updates that I installed immediately. The program is fine, I've had no problems ...
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VNC connection refused

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server running xubuntu desktop and x11vnc as a vnc server. I am connecting to it via VNC from another xubuntu dekstop using xvnc4viewer. The server has a dedicated IP address. ...
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Can't get into desktop after messing with input method settings

I wanted to use fcitx as the input method framework in Xubuntu desktop and made the changes using im-config. After the change I restarted X Server and can't get into desktop. I tried rebooting, ...
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Fonts too small for high resolution screen for Xubuntu?

I just installed Xubuntu on my new laptop. And fonts are too small on the high-resolution screen. I checked Display panel in System settings, but I did not find any options to fix this. Does anyone ...
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Displayport MST not working properly on Xubuntu 15.04

In several questions on this site, I saw that Ubuntu 15.04 would have support for Displayport daisychaining/MST. I have a two monitors that have Displayport in and out, indicating that they can be ...
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How to install Citrix receiver xubuntu 13.04 64-bit

Anyone have a walkthrough on installing Citrix receiver on Xubuntu 13.04 64-bit? Update $ sudo apt-get install libmotif4 nspluginwrapper ... snip ... Setting up libmotif4:amd64 (2.3.3-7ubuntu1) ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 - screen goes grey when locked

When I click on the padlock icon to lock my screen it goes grey. That's fine - I mean, I don't care what's the color but when I try to unlock the screen to provide my password I don't see the dialog ...
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Can't save file Using .pdf [closed]

I was able to save a .pdf file before but now I can't in my Ubuntu desktop. Tried running the command sudo goobuntu-updater > still no go. When I tried to decrypt input.pdf and output.pdf, it says No ...
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Install stable release of xfce 4.12 [duplicate]

I want to install the stable release of xfce 4.12 on my Xubuntu 14.04.2. However, when I add the repository (ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12) via terminal I get a message about these being pre-releases and ...
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I cant delete a folder. Can anybody help?

I unzipped a huge folder, it was taking ages and at the end it failed. Now I can't delete the folder i extracted when i try i get a message "deleting files... preparing..." but it doesn't delete the ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 hangs on suspend

I've done a new, fresh installation of Xubuntu 15.04 on an Acer Aspire E 11 (E3-112-C8R5). When I try to suspend (either by pressing the "suspend" button from the GUI, or closing the lid), the OS just ...
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Install Pluma in Xubuntu

Anybody knows how to install pluma in xubuntu. Mousepad is really a crappy text editor, though leafpad helps somewhat.
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How start gnome power manager

I have a bug which makes the appearing of the logout window in xubuntu 14.04 x64 delayed and buggy so I installed the Gnome power manager using apt-get. How can I manually start gnome power manager ...
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Google Chrome slowdown after some time

I'm running Google Chrome on Xubuntu 14.04. After some time, maybe couple of hours or half an hour (I don't on what it depends) it's starting to freeze. It's almost impossible to use it, cause every ...
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Xubuntu: how do I automatically mount external NTFS drive with writes allowed?

I would have thought mine was such a common question that there would be a simple solution already built in to xubuntu - but there isn't. I have 2 separate external hard disks and connect them to a ...
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Laptop backlight sets to maximum at startup (Xubuntu 15.04)

I've tried many solutions I've found on the Net, but had no luck with them: Tried first with xbacklight = value: output is No outputs have backlight property. Then I tried with GRUB options like ...
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Login screen on all virtual terminals

My Xubuntu system seems to start just fine: It leaves my at the login screen. When I log in the normal desktop appears. However, when I press CTRL+ALT+F1 (to F7) I am sent back to a new login screen. ...
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Unable to adjust brightness in Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu13.04

I've recently upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 and noticed that I'm unable to use the brightness keys to adjust the brightness of my screen. I've tried just about everything this thread suggest and I'm still ...
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Xubuntu - Kernel panic

I'm getting a sudden kernel panic error out of no where. I even tried Boot-Repair but ended up with no luck Here's my boot-repair information - http://paste.ubuntu.com/12107541/ I'm wondering is ...
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Swapping Caps and Escape, and having Compose Key only for one keyboard layout out of many

I use a Danish and English (US) keyboard layout, on a keyboard with Nordic geometry, meaning it has a less/greater key. I use the Danish layout for leisure, and the English (US) for work. I would ...