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

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Setting all files and folders that will be created in a certain directory to have read and write access by 'Others'

I've recently switched my uTorrent on Windows 7 torrent download/seeding machine to a Deluge on Xubuntu machine with Samba (to allow sharing with Windows PCs). I am using Nautilus as my file manager ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: unable to change default terminal

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I want to change the default terminal emulator to Terminator. Currently the default terminal emulator is Xfce-Terminal. I do sudo update-alternatives --config ...
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Ubuntu screen resolution problem (Kali, Xubuntu)

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 on Hyper-V. My problem is, I do not ayarlıya çözünürlüğünüg the screen. No one has the appropriate resolution in the list. I'm having the same problem and remains Xubuntu. But ...
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Which are the default installed programs in Xubuntu which are safety to uninstall?

Thinking that the Xubuntu could be even more slimmer/more lightware/more faster... Tell me please are there any applications(pre-installed software) from the Standard(default) installation of ...
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Xubuntu panel disappears every time I restart

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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Xfce 4.12 + KWin5

I installed Xubuntu 15.04 with Xfce 4.12. I would like to use KWin as the window manager. With previous versions of Xfce and KWin replacing xfwm with kwin was pretty straightforward, but now both ...
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Skype stops opening default browser/file manager after Xubuntu update

After a Xubuntu update Skype stopped opening downloads in Thunar and opening urls in the default browser. I've set chromium to the default for xdg-open, which Skype uses to open other programs, and ...
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Ubuntu and Xubuntu blank grub, boots fine

I had Ubuntu 14.04 (updated to 15.04) installed before and now have Xubuntu 14.04, both have the same issue. The grub menu is blank, as in there is no text, no sign that the grub is there aside from ...
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Enable HDMI Port Xubuntu 12.04

I have an HP Pavillion dm4 with intel core i5. I'm trying to get my second screen going but whenever I plug it in, nothing happens. The display settings don't recognize the second output either. I ...
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X + NVIDIA Problems, no GLX or video applications work, but monitor is at full resolution

Xubuntu 14.04, 760 GTX. installed the proprietary driver immediately after installation and removed the nouveau driver. steam games, parole, and emerald/compiz all error out. since x has this crazy ...
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Xubuntu on Macbook pro 8,1 Upgrade problems

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 and it worked very well. Then I installed all upgrades and no issues. But then I upgraded to 14.10 and the trackpad stopped working. I remember a box coming up saying whether ...
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USB Keyboard not working in Xubuntu session - How to debug?

My USB keyboard doesn't work in Xubuntu, but does in Gnome, Unity or the console. Details below... I have a Logitech unifying USB receiver that connects to a K330 keyboard and a mouse. I have two ...
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How can i run two servers in xubuntu 14.04: Mysql server 5.5 & Activemq 5.11

I am developing a web application in netbeans 8.0.2. I have already installed mysql server 5.5 and it was running correctly until i executed the './activemq start' command. The following two error ...
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Ethernet connection problems in Xubuntu 14.04 (intermittent packet loss)

UPDATE: I have discovered that eth0 did not reset to half-duplex all of the time but only some times. Also, it occasionally appeared to have trouble resolving DNS. Then, I connected the system in ...
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PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 doesn't start

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and I'm having problems with POL. It did not happen before updating to 4.2.6. This is what happened: I had 2 games installed yesterday (Quake3Arena and ...
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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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Minitube 2.4 fails to play video

Minitube 2.4 fails to search and play any video. This is the error: pst007x@pst007x-Serval-Professional:~$ minitube minitube(18912)/kdeui (KIconLoader): Error: standard icon theme "oxygen" not ...
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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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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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Software similar to nautilus-share in Thunar?

I'm looking for something like nautilus-share for Thunar, does it exist? If not please tell me how do I share a folder in Xubuntu?
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very high and loud fan speed with xubuntu

I've just installed xubuntu 15.04 as an alternative for ubuntu 14 as my laptop didn't seem to fit with unity. So, xubuntu is working great, except for one problem, the fan speed. It's always at high ...
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Desktop always starts at low res

My Xubuntu 14.04 installed on Thinkpad T430s with Intel HD4000 always starts desktop at low resolution (800x600). The grub screen resolution is correct, the logging screen resolution is also correct ...
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GRUB doesn't detect Windows an second hard drive

I helped a friend of mine dual-boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional. I put WIndows 7 on a 80GB hard drive and put Xubuntu on a 1TB drive. I booted into Xubuntu and ran update-grub, but it ...
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Xubuntu Firefox h.264 support in HTML5

First of all: yes, I have read related posts. Next to the issue: I ditched Adobe Flash player for HTML5, but I am unable to use H.264 and MSE&H.264 in any version of Firefox (currently Developers ...
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Missing volume app from notification area in Xubuntu 12.10 panel!

The volume control icon is missing from the panel. The n/w and battery icons are shown. When I try to edit the Notification Area from the Panel preferences I see the volume is not available as a known ...
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xfce-panel display list of windows of a single application?

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 using xfce 4.12 I use a lot of terminals ( 6-8 ) when working. Is it possible to have a xfce panel that lists all windows of a specific application ( terminal in this case ...
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pavucontrol is not launching in xubuntu

I have the xfce indicator plugin in the system tray. When I click on speaker icon > sound settings...: Nothing happens. This used to work. pavucontrol is not launching, any suggestions on how to ...
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Postal 2 Free Multiplayer doesn't start under Xubuntu 15.04

i tried to start the free Multiplayer game of Postal 2 under xubuntu 15.04. But it doens't work the following error appears in the terminal: Postal 2 Copyright 2003 Running With Scissors, Inc. ...
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xubuntu fan speed

I've just installed xubuntu 15.04 as an alternative for ubuntu 14 as my laptop didn't seem to fit with unity. So, xubuntu is eorking great, except for one proble, the fan speed. It's always at high ...
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Ubuntu / Xubuntu: Own login prompt virtual console

I'm actually using Xubuntu 14.04.2. I want to change the login prompt in the virtual console. Is that possible and when yes, how? Thank you in advance
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How do I totally disable all forms of session management in Xubuntu?

Xubuntu remembers things like xfce-terminal and chromium whenever my system starts up. I don't want that function to happen, ever. I want every restart to be fresh. How do I disable this ...
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Command only has effect when ran from terminal.

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to run command: xss-lock -- xscreensaver-command -lock & so that my screen will lock after being suspended in Xubuntu using xscreensaver. For some reason, without ...
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How would you go about creating a camera / security system? [on hold]

What steps would you follow? Any particular software and best practices? Is there any hardware that you would make sure you have?
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How do I permanently remove a (wireless) usb mouse?

I bought a new wireless usb mouse today, because my old one broke down. I want to permanently remove the old one from the list of devices shown in the mouse settings dialog in system settings (I'm ...
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Conky won't show weather information

I am using the Harmattan theme. this is how it looks: (On Xubuntu 14.04 LTS release with XFCE 4.12) For some reason the weather info won't show up. ashesh-pc1@A1315IN:~$ Conky: desktop window ...
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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 doesn't have or allow for installation of software center

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 on an old dell tower I pulled out of my closet to use ruby on rails with. I was attempting to install ruby and rails but none of the installs took. My system is updated and ...
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Xubuntu 15.04, no sound through HDMI

I've just installed Xubuntu 15.04 in my Dell laptop after using Ubuntu for over 2 years. I can't get the sound to work in my Samsung monitor, which is connected to the laptop through its HDMI port. It ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 sa5_crypt screen keyboard doesn't work

I have Xubuntu 14.04 since it's release, but have never updated it until today. After that (and with a message of error in the softwate updater) i rebooted my pc (sorry for my english, i'm from ...
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Missing Wine Program Folder in Xubuntu 14.04-LTS

After installing Wine 1.6.2 from the Ubuntu Software Center the Program folder with the installed Windows programs is not shown in XFCE menu. Only the following enteries are shown: Deinstall Wine ...
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Zotero/LibreOffice icons in Xubuntu 13.10

I've seen various fixes and have tried several (all with varying degrees of success - explained below), and this is the sort of pertinacity thing which really annoys me: no icons in LibreOffice for ...
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Help! Forcibly install an older version of a Windows 7 driver on Ubuntu(Xfce)

Background Explanation: The latest version of the Windows 7 driver of my wireless network adapter is really bad and messes up the internet connection. On my Windows 7 computers I therefore use an ...
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List of ways set 'default browser' in xubuntu

I want to file a bug with the xubuntu project, citing too many ways to set the default browser, and the fact that these do not necessarily talk to each other. Settings -> Settings Manager -> ...
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Why does Chrome not stay as the default browser in Xubuntu 13.04?

If I go to Settings Manager > Preferred Applications and make Chrome (or chromium-browser; there are entries for both!) the default browser, then logout or reboot and come back, the default browser is ...
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Make Xubuntu 13.10 look like Mac OSX

I am trying to make my Xubuntu Saucy look like Mac OSX. Can anyone help me out?
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I want to install ubuntu in an ipad1 16 Gb, and I'm ready to follow your instructions [duplicate]

Wifi, read pdf, print through wifi, openoffice. there are about 15 million tablets ipad1 sold, waiting for it.
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Xubuntu 14.04 hangs while browsing using Chromium or Firefox

My Xubuntu 14.04 hangs too much when i start to use browsers like chromium or firefox. I dont know the reasons,but i think i encounter this problem everytime i use a browser. I am using Xubuntu on my ...
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Installed Xubuntu on XP system but cannot boot it

I just installed Xubuntu on a Windows XP machine. I left Windows XP on the machine, and made a new logical drive, E, to which I installed Xubuntu. During the installation, I was asked to install ...
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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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Why does xubuntu's update-notifier use 23MB of ram when it backgrounds?

I'm just wondering if there is a reason for this. It seems way bloated. Xubuntu says it needs 256 MB of ram. To install or try Xubuntu within the Desktop/Live DVD, you need 256 MB of memory, if ...