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Xubuntu 14.04 - PulseAudio / ALSA will not work with USB headset

Being relatively new to Linux, I just shot for Xubuntu. I had to reformat yesterday, because I somehow nuked it in my tired adventures. Ever since then, I haven't been able to get my USB audio ...
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upgrade xubuntu 6.04 to more recent OS on ppc

I cant figure out how to upgrade my xubuntu installation on my imac g3 please help
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No sound in Xubuntu 14.04

I have dual-booted my Chromebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and have found that the sound is broken. I have tried everyhting that has been mentioned on the internet. I have restarted pulse, uninstalled it, ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 theme error

so I installed Xubuntu 14.04 and I tried to change to the pre-installed theme Numix but only the part under the title bar changed for file manager. That goes with every other theme. Any solutions?
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i am trying to upgrade my Xubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 but it gives an error

Can not import unity GI cannot import name Dbusmenu, introspection typelib not found in the terminal and this error is shown: W:Failed to fetch ...
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How I can hide scrollbar at terminal Xubuntu 14.04?

With dark terminal white scrollbar looks bad.
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“Can't create test file /var/lib/mysql/user-desktop.lower-test”: How to run mysql server on Xubuntu 13.04 (kubuntu-desktop)

I have downloaded and unpacked MySQL 5.6.12 to /opt/mysql/server-5.6. I want to use this db instead of pre-installed 5.5 version. But neither version works. When I want to start a server with mysqld ...
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Unable to connect Internet to Xubuntu 14.04 with wired connection

Just installed Xubuntu 14.04 from usb, installed okay except that I cannot connect to internet. I'm connected via a Solwise Homeplug (Ethernet over wiring). Xubuntu says I have 'Wired connection 1' ...
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How do i start installing Xbuntu 14.04?

Ive downloaded the .iso which is too large for a CD, so Im unclear what Im meant to do with it ( cannot find any instructions on the Xbuntu website) , do I just copy the iso to a usb stick ? I don't ...
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Adding a 'network' USB printer

I have a HP Deskjet 1050a printer, hence the 'network' in the title. Its a bog standard USB home printer. I have it attached to my router (has a USB port in it). I have got it connected and working ...
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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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How to create DOS Boot USB flash drive with (X)Ubuntu

I'm trying to boot Xubuntu from USB Flash Drive on my old laptop Fujitsu-Siemens but it shows "Missing Operating system. Operating System not found". Although the Flash Drive works on my current ...
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How can I prevent Skype from starting automatically on boot?

My girlfriend logged into her Skype account from my Xubuntu 12.10 netbook, and ever since then Skype starts automatically every time I boot. How do I prevent this from happening? Things I've tried: ...
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Regarding downloading apps which are not there in this [on hold]

I need to download microsoft powerpoint now and even skype. But I'm not getting how do it as its impossible for me .
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Mounting point/ partition permissions

I have 2 partitions in my linux os, and one of them is assigned to mounting point /x. How can I change the permissions, so me and other programs can make files there without root privileges?
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Problems watching pay-for-view streaming content

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Firefox 31 as my browser. I can not get pay-for-view movies from Google Play, YouTube or Acorn (tv) to work. Regular YouTube videos work fine for some reason--as do other ...
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File/directory compare with right click in Thunar / Xubuntu

I would like to be able to compare files or directories by multiple-selecting them and then right clicking (for example, if there was a "compare" option in the context menu). On Ubuntu with Nautilus, ...
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How to change behaviour of a specifed keyboard key with another key? [duplicate]

My keyboard doesn't have Right-Ctrl key. Does anyone know how can i change the behaviour of my Insert key to do the operation of Right-Ctrl key? i use this: How do I remap certain keys or devices? ...
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Can't listen input device (external soundcard)

I have an Xbox 360 plugged to my laptop through an external USB sound card. I can see the sound card in my input devices and even the sound meter moves indicating sound activity, but I can't hear ...
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Automatically revert to laptop screen when external monitor unplugged

I regularly use an external monitor with my laptop, so when I use it, I usually have the laptop screen disabled when the monitor is connected, and this seems to cause problems when the monitor is ...
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File manager's column “Date Modified” doesn't show time? [duplicate]

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. In the File Manager, the Date Modified column doesn't show the modification time. How can I make it display the time, along with the date?
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How to clean up windows in Chromium

I've been experimenting with Xubuntu and I noticed something a little strange when using Chromium. Due to Chromium's unique "tab" feature, you essentially have a duplicate title bar that uses extra ...
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Why does hibernate not work after update from 13.10 to 14.04?

I have just updated my Xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Did not change anything. Suspend-to-ram (standby) and hibernate both worked well in 13.10. Now hibernate does not work any more (suspend-to-ram still ...
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Ubuntu/Xubuntu install crashes when trying to add partition [SOLVED]

It was a problem with the specific hard drive I was using. I put in a another one and it works perfectly fine. I just got a new hard drive and I want to put linux on it, but i cant install it due to ...
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Weird graphical glitches with Xubuntu 14.04 including folder icons disappearing on mouseover

I’ve just installed the above version on my ailing Dell Dimension tower PC - great to be able to get it up and running again... The only thing is that there seems to be a strange graphics issue - ...
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How to install elementary-xfce theme

i am trying to make xubuntu 14.04 to look like elementary os. I have found this repo https://github.com/shimmerproject/elementary-xfce, but have no idea how to actually apply this theme to my system. ...
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Package download problem

Whenever I try to install the vim package the following error appears. What should I do? Failed to fetch http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/v/vim/vim-runtime_7.3.547-4ubuntu1.1_all.deb ...
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Resolution changes when using switch

So, the "real" resolution of my monitor is 1024x768. That's what I'd use on my docked Windows laptop, and what I'd use on my Xubuntu desktop connected directly. When I connect a switch, to switch ...
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Blue Selection line appears in screenshots after installing MATE

So, I have Xubuntu installed with the default screenshotting program. Which is generically called "Take Screenshot". When selecting the "Selected Area" method MATE seems to have a different ...
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Skype 4.3 Core dump

Xubuntu 14.04new install Skype 4.2 does not sign in anymore. Skype 4.3 does not start. crashes with the following: username@sempron:~/Downloads$ gdb skype GNU gdb (Ubuntu 7.7-0ubuntu3.1) 7.7 ...
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Trying to run Compiz on Xubuntu 14.04

Okay, I had Compiz running on Xubuntu 14.04 on a previous install but for some reason the fresh install I did last night won't let me get it running. It seems like Compiz can't read any configuration ...
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Palm Centro not even appearing on desktop

Background: I'm trying to set up my dad's new installation of Xubuntu 12.10 (I finally got him to switch from Windows :-D) so he can sync his Palm Centro on his computer. I installed J-Pilot, but the ...
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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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Parallels Xubuntu14.04 resolution always 800*600

I install Parallels tools and reboot the machine,but the resolution is still 800*600. No xorg.config.[dataString] found.
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Unable to find or create trash directory?

I am a user of Xubuntu and I have a problem with it. When I delete any files outside home they can't be deleted and instead of that, a message appears to me and says "Unable to find or create trash ...
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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 isnt. i have 2 separate external hard disks and connect them to a ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Chromium didn't shut down correctly

Today I installed the new (X)Ubuntu release 14.04 and installed my favorite internet browser "Chromium" via the repositories. However, Chromium always complains that: Chromium didn't shut down ...
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YouTube looks broken, shows messed-up screen (see picture)

I just installed the latest xubuntu. You tube looks broke like in the picture: Having problems with other features on other sites. Is this a frame rate issue?
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Trouble downloading Adobe Reader in Xubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I been trying to install adobe reader from Synaptic Package Manager but I keep getting a error message. Are any of you experiencing the same error or bug? I even tried downloading it from the Terminal ...
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How to install Gala on Xubuntu 14.04?

I tried to install Gala window manager (the windows manager of Elementary OS) on Xubuntu 14.04 as described for example here, but seems like there is an unmet dependency. The error is The following ...
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'Activate element with one click' setting does not work

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.1 Although I set the option 'Activate element with one click' in xfce4-settings-manager / File manager settings / Behavior dialogue I still need to use double click on the ...
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vgaswitcheroo in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a hybrid graphics system and I’ve been trying to make my discrete ati graphics card to work but I was never able to. I've tried installing fglrx but noticed that there is a bug in my case so I ...
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xubuntu 14.04 desktop hiccups after resuming from suspend

After resuming the system from suspend, the desktop freezes for 2 seconds every couple of seconds. The sound works fine with no hiccups, this only concerns the visuals. The system does not crash or ...
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after do-dist-upgrade i have some problems on my xubuntu

Hello guys some weeks ago i did an do-dist-upgrade a virtualbox machine, and now i cant login correctly without getting stuck on logs screens, worst with reboot and shutdown ever get stuck on logs ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Automount ext4 USB Stick as root

I recently formatted my new Sandisk USB Stick with linux from the default FAT32 to ext4. Unfortunatelly, when Thunar Automounts the stick, it is mounted as root and not as the current user, so if I ...
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Tell me where is mistake in anacron task?

I have tried to make this task for abacron: dm@dm-system:~$ cat /etc/anacrontab # /etc/anacrontab: configuration file for anacron # See anacron(8) and anacrontab(5) for details. SHELL=/bin/sh ...
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Xfce login sesion start

I am using xubuntu 14.04. I wanted to try the kde desktop environment and installed it. I didn't like it so I uninstalled it. But after that when I log in into xubuntu sesion a get a blank screen and ...
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Problem: mouse/touchpad work under live environment but do not function once OS is installed

I've run into a very frustrating problem when trying to install xubuntu and lubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. While running the liveCD both my USB mouse and the touchpad work perfectly, but once the OS is ...
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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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Light locker stops background activities (eg. music playback) when screen is locked

I upgraded my xubuntu installation to the new release, 14.04. This release includes a new light-locker, a great improvement if you ask me. The thing is that whenever I try to lock the session or when ...