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

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Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity update to Xfce

I was wondering if it is possible to change my environment from Unity to Xfce on my Ubuntu 15.04 without changing the whole system to Xubuntu. If I'm assuming correctly, Xubuntu is a separate system, ...
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Missing shorcuts newly installed applications Xubuntu 14.04

I just installed Xubuntu 14.04 Desktop then installed Boot-Repair and Grub Customizer I don't see their shortcuts in menu. So what am I missing? A lil bit detail: Application shortcuts exists in ...
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Stange Black Square at the Top-Left Side of the Screen in Xubuntu 14.04.3

A strange black square appears at the top-left side of the screen. I log in, it does not appear until I open Whisker menu, but whenever I open it, it simply appears and stays at the top of all ...
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Can not fully reset default theme on Xubuntu

I've installed MACbuntu theme before to make Xubuntu looks like MAC , but later I revert back to my old theme ,everything goes back to normal except Apple logo as shown in the picture , Any help ...
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How to connect to WAP on xubuntu 15.04

Problem: Laptop does not connect to wireless access point. My Lenovo tablet shows network KPP1 (28:10:7b:62:76:4e), -68 dBm on channel 6. I get a 12 Mb/s download, 2.3 upload speed. On my xubuntu ...
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I'm having trouble getting set up virtual host

I am unable to configure the virtual host. When I finish configuarar to inves going to the page I showed in the file /etc/apache2/sites-available/gdex.dev.conf, you go to the root folder of 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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Lost all sound in Xubuntu 14.04

The other day, all sound in my Xubuntu 14.04 installation suddenly stopped working. I first tried this: rm -r ~/.config/pulse pulseaudio --kill Which was suggested here, but it didn't do the trick. ...
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How do I unfreeze my ssd?

I have a Patriot Torqx 2 32GB SSD internally installed along with my main hdd, which in the beginning worked, but now it seems to be frozen, when I am trying to do secure erasing. I belive it became ...
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OpenVPN: Mac client not connecting to Xubuntu Server

I've been trying to configure a VPN connection between a server running on Xubuntu 14.04, and the client running on Mac OSX Yosemite with no luck. I'm trying to make the connection with Tunnelblick. ...
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Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter WUSB54G ver 4 Can't Connect to WiFi

I'm a newbie to Xubuntu and am having trouble with getting my usb adapter to work properly. If anyone tell me how to do it step by step it would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently typing this ...
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FCITX pinyin input menu doesnt appear

I ham running fcitx in 15.04 XFCE Ubuntu (XUbuntu) and my fcitx daemon is working fine for both Chewing and Google Pinyin input, however the menu with pinyin entries never shows up when I type. So for ...
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xfdesktop doesn't work properly (right click, icons on desktop, and etc) when using font terminus (Xubuntu (with XFCE)

I spent some time really setting up my desktop how I like it and I really love the font terminus. But when I use it on either appearance or window manager (and or the tweaks application) after ...
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Xubuntu taking a minute plus to shut down for reboot

This seems too long to me, and longer than I recall when I had a Mint boot. I am currently dual booting. Is this normal? If not, what might be the cause?
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Missing icons for headless Xfce session via VNC

I've set up a new server running a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 13.04. I've installed xubuntu-desktop and tightvnc. My ~/.vnc/xstartup configuration file contains the following: #!/bin/sh ...
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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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Domain user not login in Ubuntu client macine

I have done Ubuntu Server installation (Active Directory With SAMBA 4) and working properly and also join client windows 7 login Domain user not any issue, problem is there join Ununtu client computer ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: Use unity-greeter and set user background automatically

on a fresh Xubuntu 12.04 Installation i have set greeter-session=unity-greeter in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. Also I have installed unity-greeter gnome-settings-daemon. Now I want to change the ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 fails to boot into a live session from a live USB, but only when my SSD is plugged in

Specs: Xubuntu 15.04, GTX 770, i5-4690k, 8 GB RAM, Corsair SSD, Hitachi HDD. Whenever I boot into a live session, it always fails to boot when I have my SSD plugged in. This is most likely the result ...
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Opening a Firefox Protocol with a Program set in Wine

Currently, I'm having some trouble with associating a protocol (namely the nxm protocol) with a program which I have installed in wine (Mod Organizer). E.g. nxm://Skyrim/mods/3863/files/1000172397. ...
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How to cleanly swap alt and ctrl keys in xubuntu?

I have found many answers to this question, but none worked for me. I'm using xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to swap the ctrl and alt keys. I have tried that : How to swap Command and Control keys with ...
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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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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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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 ...