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

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Add Custom Emblem in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04

I would like to add my own custom emblems in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04. I have created the necessary 10x10, 16x16, 22x22, etc. png files for my emblem and copied them here at their corresponding ...
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deleted the only sudoer user by mistake [duplicate]

I have a xubuntu pc at work, so I wanted to remove all users and create just one sudoer user with the name of the new person using the pc, so that he would be able to install programs etc. without ...
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Change Background Color of Libreoffice Writer Comments

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I have the Libreoffice PPA added for the latest version of LibreOffice writer. (I have the latest version installed to be able to print to PDF with comments on the side.) I ...
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lightdm login gives blank screen then returns to lightdm

After typing in my password in lightdm, I get a blank screen and then I'm returned to lightdm. I'm unable to find any obvious problems in /var/log/lightdm or /var/log/Xorg.0.log (though I'm happy to ...
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Make My Function Keys Work Again?

I have a Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114 (Specs From Toshiba: (http://goo.gl/Yhw3hV) I just installed Xubuntu 14.10 because my Windows 8 as affected by a virus of some sort or another. That's really not ...
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Slow performance Xubuntu 14.04 - Radeon HD6950

Im having slow video performance on my i5 with 16gb of Ram with a Radeon HD6950. Just installed the xubuntu, updated the system and when i open for example the Firefox or chrome, the video appears to ...
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Xubuntu won't boot after I turn off machine

For some reason, whenever I turn off my computer and turn it back on, it won't boot into the OS. It just seems to hang on a black screen. But when I restart the computer after that it turns on and ...
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Unable to install MPlayer on ubuntu Linux 3.2.0-76-generic

I am trying to install MPlayer on my Ubuntu system but every time I am getting following text on terminal: "Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y 0% [Connecting to 10.0.0.100 ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 with btrfs on SSD

I have a PC with two hard drives: SDD and HDD. On SSD I've installed Xubuntu to BTRFS partition , also I have BTRFS on second drive. The issue is that during boot I'm waiting for a long time (I guess ...
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sqldeveloper can't start

When starting sqldeveloper it crashes without any warning. It just shows a window for a fraction of second. By debuging : $ bash -vx /opt/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin/sqldeveloper it gives this ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Change Xfce Login and Lockscreen Button Color

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I would like to change the login and lock screen button color from blue to green without changing the theme. However, I can't seem to find the proper configuration file to do ...
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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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Gnumeric on xubuntu shows boxes for labels

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 when I open Gnumeric it shows me boxes where column and rown labels should appear. It appears to be missing something on my machine. I have removed and reinstalled gnumeric ...
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Do not gave up on lock while running apt

I have a script that uses apt heavily and currently it faces a locking issue, as: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the ...
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What is the “default” font for xubuntu terminals?

Running xubuntu 14.04; and today I had to increase the font size for a presentation ... and when toggling back I happened to click in the wrong place; and now I am struggling how to undo that. So, ...
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How to hide window borders?

I recently saw that on Manjaro (with XFCE4) it is possible to hide the top border of windows. So the title bar together with the minimize, maximize, close etc. buttons were not visible anymore. Is ...
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Xubuntu 2nd monitor

My second monitor isn't able to get out off the power save mode ( i think ). Everytime I change some monitor changes which should effect the second monitor (VGA1) i turns on for a 1-2 seconds after ...
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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Advertisements shown when page is viewed in Chromium but not when viewed in Firefox

The title says it all, i keep on seeing advertisements when i open pages in Chromium, those ads are shown in portions of the page (not popups) usually at the bottom and/or the top of the page and do ...
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Make powersave governor permanent

is there any option to make powersafe cpufreq governor permanent? Although i set default frequency to powersave, it automatically changes to other governor (in most cases "ondemand"). Thanks.
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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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cannot browse ctags in xubuntu terminal

Here are my system configurations, Ubuntu - 14.02 xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 Exuberant Ctags 5.9~svn20110310 I have created ctags file and I am using proper directory to try ctags browsing. When I use ...
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How do I configure multiple keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 14.04

There is Settings > Keyboard > Layout and there is something called iBus and input methods. I were using Keyboard > Layout GUI to configure my layouts in 13.10 and it worked fine. But after ...
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Correct Russian keyboard layout: Toshiba M70-350 + Xubuntu 14.04

Just as said in the title, is it possible to get a ready, correct keyboard layout for this ancient laptop and install it? Those layouts available with the distro don't get the "," "." etc. right.
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.mkv file is not open?

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 & install vlc player but when a. Mkv file is opened, it can not display the video, only voice can run. Video is buffered. Is there any player that can play mkv file?
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How can I resize everything in xubuntu?

Now I've installed xubuntu-desktop on ubuntu, I can't find a way to resize the top bar. What should I do to resize every single icon and the text in the bar on the top?
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Write to user defined partition /data

I'm a newbie in Linux/Ubuntu/Xubuntu world. In order to supply data encapsulation I defined separate partition "/data" on my HDD, where I want to store all my user data, separately from ...
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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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Session started with startx disappears after switching virtual console

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I switched to another virtual console using Ctrl + Alt + F4 there is logged in and typed startx A UI session starts fine, then I go my original session using Ctrl + Alt + ...
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All Public Keys are missing Xubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04

After installing Xubuntu/Xfce desktop environments in my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit installation, I now get a list of missing Public Keys and errors when running an update. I noticed in Synaptic Package ...
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ubuntu 12.10 vlc install failed

I am trying to install VLC on Ubuntu 12.10. I receive this error message: failed to download repository information check your internet connection The same message appears when I try to do ...
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Why I can't scan codes of extra keys for Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (usb) via evtest?

sudo evtest output: Available devices: /dev/input/event0: Power Button /dev/input/event1: Sleep Button /dev/input/event2: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard /dev/input/event3: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer ...
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Xubuntu Restarts Automatically after Shutdown

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Workstation. Whenever I shutdown, two things happen. Either it shuts down and automatically restarts, or it hangs at shutdown with a black 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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Whisker menu missing

I installed xubuntu-desktop using tasksel on top of my default Ubuntu unity, but I can't find where the XFCE menu is. Here is a picture:
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Chrominium crashes after few secounds when browsing Google+ pages

chromium lets one only one tab with Google+ stay open and if i open some other google+ link into a new tab or a window both of the web pages crashses.. or gives me this kind of error messsage like i ...
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How can I get PyTyle3 working on XFCE4?

I've installed PyTyle3 on Xubuntu 14.04 but none of the keybinds work when I run 'pytyle3' in terminal. I set tile_on_startup to True to see what happened, still no tiling. The only output that shows ...
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Booting another kernel - low resolution on desktop

I have recently updated kernel up to 3.16.0.34 and removed all older kernels. And the problem is that the only resolution supported now is 800x900. Any suggestion on how to fix this? Actually my OS is ...
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Xubuntu doesn't lock screen anymore

It was working and one day it decided not to work anymore. I can click on the lock screen button or use Ctrl+Alt+Del but no reaction. How to fix that? I am using Xubuntu 14.04
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Xubuntu. Help me build a system using Xubuntu with older laptop configured with Win/xp sp3 using only 1 of the partitions both partitions are 9.5 GB [on hold]

I would like to give specs of this machine after explaining my situation. First, I have no background knowledge of (Unix, Linux, Ubuntu... etc.) What I want from you, instructions of how to download ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu after installing and then erasing Fedora?

Original Question I'm trying to install Xubuntu on a 2015 Dell XPS 13 laptop, but I've been running into all sorts of bootloader-related problems. To make a long story short, I've installed several ...
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Xubuntu panel disappears every time I restart (SOLVED)

Well, I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 and every time I restart, the top panel disappears. As a solution I found the following commands to make the panel reappears, but I have to run it in terminal ...
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Gparted, Gedit doesn't open with the gksu command [Xubuntu]

I'm not able to start software as GParted, GEdit with the gksu command (neither the sudo). I see commands in the task manager start, but disappear before to have a result. So, have you any clue to ...
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Panel icons background

I finally got Xubuntu themes working thanks to Xfce Theme Manager, only problem I have right now is shadow behind panel icons, I would love it to match the panel colour, please help! Thanks Here ...
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How do I uninstall xubuntu completly and switch to ubuntu? [duplicate]

I know there are threads on this topic, but they are old. I have tried the techniques on http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome, but the command gives me a lot of errors when I try it. Any idea ...
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Function Buttons Not Beeping (or doing the right thing!) On TOSHIBA

My TOSHIBA Satellite A505-S6980 has a row of touch sensitive buttons on top. They used to make a beep noise, but now they don't after I started using Ubuntu. The strange thing is, in the GRUB menu, ...
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I have 2 SSDs one for windows the other for ubuntu. No gurb on sda

I installed Windows 8 on sda and I installed Xubuntu on sdb, but I don't like using Ubuntu grub to change sda mbr. I like to use a simple F12 solution for dual boot. How can I remove grub on sda and ...
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Theme appearence bug [closed]

I am using Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 and want to change default theme. I downloaded some from the internet, but am not sure if everything is alright. If you look at the "Appearance font color" I guess its ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 on VirtualBox — won't start or install

I'm trying to install Xubuntu 14.10 (tried 15.04 beta1 as well) in a VirtualBox (4.3.24) VM. The VM boots from the ISO, and when I let it boot to the live mode or select "install", it tries to come up ...
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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 ...