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Questions tagged [xubuntu]

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

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Need right-click on MacBook (Intel mid-2010) w/ Xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Command-Click on a newly installed Intel MacBook (Mid-2010) with Xubuntu 18.04.1 often fails; instead the Menu pops. I can't invoke a context menu to get to Properties and other functions. I have ...
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spurious keypresses emitted on resume

Recently, I upgraded my laptop from Xubuntu 16.04 to 18.04.1, and since then, I've noticed that when it resumes from suspend, some keyboard keys seem to get registered in some way -- it seems to be + ...
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Running a service with an integrated chromium browser instance

I'm developing an application which is meant to run in kiosk mode. That means, when the machine is switched on, the OS (Xubuntu 18.04) is launched and it starts the application, which has these parts: ...
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txt files corrupt/invalid byte seq on reboot - xubuntu/mousepad

So this is the second time this has happened, reboot and the last text file I had open in mousepad won't open. Says invalid byte sequence. I open it in sublime, reencode it in every single encoding ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 Openvpn not working correctly

So far after gleanming a few posts I have it working. I am using the X desktop using the gnome network manager to add Openvpn connections. It apears to be a bug and I am not sure how to fix it. ...
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Xubuntu 18.04: How to make fBreader the default ebook reader?

How do I set fBreader (already installed with sudo apt-get install fbreader) to be the default epub and mobi file reader in Xubuntu 18.04? How do I set FBReader as the default mobi ebook reader? is ...
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What's wrong with the command prompt?

Something's wrong with my ubuntu. The command prompt suddenly changes from maixaolong@709-dl-server:~$ to something in the picture below. How can I fix this?
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Can I recover Thunderbird e-mails from a recent backup in Xubuntu 16.04 into a recently installed version of Xubuntu 18.04?

I worked with Xubuntu 16.04 for some years and tried to upgrade to version 18.04 some time ago. Every week I made a backup with 'deja-dup'. The upgrade to 18.04 failed and I had to decide installing ...
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How to connect Ubuntu vm in oracle virtualbox to internet

This is the first time I am working with virtual machines and Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu in oracle virtualbox, but this is not connected to the internet. using networkctl command outputs this ...
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Is my external hard drive dead?

I have an external 500GB HDD. It has Mini-B USB port and tonight I bought a new cable for it. Now, I'm testing the cable (and the hard drive). When I plug it into my pc, the HDD's light turns on but ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 - Slow boot time - tlp.service 2min 43s

I'm using an old laptop, with xubuntu 18.04. 4GB RAM + i3-2350M cpu. I've just upgraded and found the boot time is extremely slow. I've searched and tried various things, but I can't find what is ...
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No reverse scrolling setting in Xubuntu

I just installed Xubuntu 18.04, and I've been looking for about 10 hours for the option to reverse (natural) scroll on my touchpad. It's nowhere. It's not in the Mouse and Touchpad settings. How do I ...
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Keyboard option shift:both_caps not taking effect on console

I am trying to get both shift keys pressed together to act as caps lock on the console in Xubuntu 18.04. On recent Debian/Ubuntus, /etc/default/keyboard can be used to configure the keyboard both for ...
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Ubuntu drops to Busybox

I downloaded a virtual machine (Xubuntu) and open it in VMWare. There is an error when the VM starts. It drops to a Busybox screen. I searched for an answer in Google, and everybody tells me use ...
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Some applications disappear reopening laptop lid

I update some days ago to Xubuntu 18.4 and I set to switch off the screen when the lid of the laptop is closed but when it is reopened some application windows disappear and the processes stay active. ...
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Can I give the default user that runs Perl scripts from cgi-bin different permisions?

The default user that Perl scripts run from browsers is www-data. My scripts need permission to read/write/delete files in other directories. All these directories are created within the /home ...
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Ubuntu releases .iso torrent SHA wrong

I have downloaded ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso using a torrent client transmission. ubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso was downloaded from the ubuntu downloads ...
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XFCE (Xubuntu) Alt-Tab switcher: missing app icons

I have missing icons for Slack and MailSpring (Electron based apps I believe) in Xubuntu 18.04 application switcher: The application's icon appears correctly everywhere else (i.e. in panels, app ...
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XFCE global appmenu (vala appmenu) in Xubuntu 18.04

I use Xubuntu and am very happy with XFCE. I use it in a netbook and saving screen space is vital for me. So I want to move the menus to a bar like it was in Unity. Some months ago I had followed the ...
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No GUI after Login, GUI works if I drop into TTY terminal then back to lightDM

Just installed Xubuntu 18.04 on my HP Pavilion 15 in a dual boot configuration with windows. I was running Gnomebuntu 16.04 previously, but I am now unable to either install any distro or get the ...
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Xubuntu. Shortcuts “Super” and “Super+key” run commands simultaneously

On Xubuntu I have shortcut-key Super for command "xfce4-appfinder". So now I have difficulties when I use combinations with key Super. For example when I press Super+F1, two commands "xfce4-appfinder"...
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Can`t change back keyboard layout in xfce DE

I have two keyboard layouts on Xubuntu 18.04, and I have set my keyboard layout switch key to win+space. The problem is that I can switch from the first layout to the second, But then I can`t switch ...
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XAMPP couldn't open default browser in xubuntu 18.04

I recently installed XAMPP on my Xubuntu 18.04, installed fine but while clicking on "Go to Application" on the XAMPP menu it shows an alert box saying "Failed to execute default web browser input/...
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Error : Getting Error while installing hive on 18.04

shashnk@shashnk-pc:/usr/local/hive/conf$ hive WARNING: An illegal reflective access operation has occurred WARNING: Illegal reflective access by org.apache.hadoop.security.authentication.util....
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Xubuntu, combinations Ctrl+key don't work when I use Ctrl as hotkey for switching keyboard layout

On Xubuntu 18.04 I'm using hotkey right Ctrl for switching keyboard layout. And now I can't use any combinations with Ctrl+ in applications. And for example if I use Alt for switching layout, ...
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E: The package needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it [ libpolkit-gobject-1-0]

whatever sudo apt-get install i got this error my server running smoothly but suddenly i got this error here i try sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to use mounted partition's data

If I boot with the Live CD Ubuntu 18.04, and mount previously installed same Ubuntu, how can I use Firefox, for example? And save data after I log off so I can mount the next time again and keep on ...
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Hard drive bad sector appear more and more often

I have more and more often issues with my computer. I can't read some files sometimes when I use it for different tasks (developing, surfing, etc..). So I get the initframs menu when I reboot my ...
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Boot xubuntu from network

I am trying to make Xubuntu available to pxe boot. I used dnsmasq and configured it to boot ubuntu net install. It worked well. But since I did not find Xubuntu's net install version, I configured the ...
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Bluetooth dysfunction in Xubuntu 18.04

I am somewhat new to Linux, running a new/fresh Xubuntu install on an HP laptop. It runs flawlessly, except for Bluetooth. When I try to toggle Bluetooth in the panel, nothing happens -- the toggle is ...
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xubuntu 18.04 disable screen lock

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. I set the XFCE power manager to sleep after about an hour in 16.04 and never saw a locked screen. Now I do. I have disabled the screen locker in ...
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Ubuntu document [duplicate]

I want to be Linux administrator and I have not to much document and I was set up on ubuntu 17.10 on my laptop and always learning ubuntu but I need an Ubuntu document please give me ubuntu document ...
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How to change the clock color on Xubuntu

I'm using the adapta nokto theme on Xubuntu and the icons on my panel are white, but the problem arose when I switched to the binary clock. The clock dots are in blue! And that makes it very difficult ...
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Drivers suddenly stopped working for Xubuntu 16.4

I have a PC running Xubuntu 16.4 on a partition, I have Windows XP on the other partition. I haven't used this PC in about a month and when I came back to it I found that the driver for the WiFi and ...
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Dropbox syncs, but does not open in Xubuntu

Just installed xubuntu 18.04 today on dell optiplex 755 (former Win 7). Everything seems to be working fine except for dropbox. Installed dropbox nautilus via "Software" and signed in at the Dropbox ...
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After breaking my GRUB installation, wiping the drive and reinstalling, Xubuntu launches but there is no GRUB [duplicate]

To be specific in that mess of a title, I broke my last Xubuntu install (writing to askubuntu as the two are very similar) so I wiped the drive in Gparted. I then installed Xubuntu with the something ...
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After reinstalling the kernel, the system error has disappeared. Does this mean that everything is OK in the system?

I use Xubuntu 18.04. I wanted to install an external Wi-Fi adapter, but installing the drivers led to freezes and a system error (kernel bug in the file ...../dev.c: some string number). I removed ...
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How to identify the culprit in a printing problem

I need a way to identify the culprit in this problem, so I know where the error is happening. I have a Perl script I've used forerver that front-ends enscript(1) to pretty-print text files for me. I'...
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xubuntu 18.04 system freeze screen off or lid closed

I have a Dell 7373, with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz. I'm running a fairly stock version of xubuntu 18.04, kernel 4.15.0-33-generic. (It's the latest kernel I got from an apt upgrade) ...
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How can I restore the password in xubuntu 18.04.1, by not finding the rw command at startup?

In grub, type "e" adding "rw init = / bin / bash" in the last line but say "can not find the order rw" and the same.
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How can I remap ALT+LEFT and ALT+RIGHT in Ubuntu?

These keys send me to terminal mode or UI mode and I want to change them because they interfere with development tools I use and dozens of years of motor memory. They just recently started doing this ...
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I can't Install Xubuntu on my device - it gives kernel error

While trying to install Xubuntu, I get a kernell error like in the image bellow. I am a fresh new Ubuntu user trying to install this OS for the first time. Any novice-friendly answer would be much ...
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Weak WiFi signal in Xubuntu 18.04 on HP Stream 13, rtl8723be (NOT antenna selection, it does nothing)

edit: Two solutions have been mentioned but don't work for me: Change antenna selection on wifi driver. This does not work for my problem. It seems it used to work for 16.04 LTS but that fix ...
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Ubuntu not booting to new PC

So I installed ubuntu onto my 64gb USB through my Thinkpad X230 laptop. Once ubuntu was on the stick and working, I plugged the stick into my desktop and booted off of the stick as I wanted to see if ...
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Intel Atom Asus Eee PC - overclock not working

so I got this old netbook from a friend and she wants me to make it usable. I installed Xubuntu but it seems that this ESH settings in BIOS which should overclock CPU up to 30% does not work! When I ...
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Why xfce is too slow?

Ubuntu 18 comes with gnome DE by default, but after I installed xfce: sudo apt-get install xfce4 I found it much slower than gnome. People say it's the most lightweight DE, so apparently something ...
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Unable to set up palm rejection

I am a first-time Linux user running Xubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Latitude 3189 laptop. No matter what I do, I can't get palm rejection to work. If I run the command xinput this is the output I get: ⎡ ...
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Ristretto on Xubuntu 18.04 does not open images through links

In previous Xubuntu distributions (16.04 included), Ristretto would open an image through a link but in the new Xubuntu this does not happen. The application opens in an empty window and no image is ...
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Switch from elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki to plain old xubuntu without formatting

In my work computer I originally installed xubuntu 16.04 but started to blindly install stuff to change to dark background themes and I guess at some point I switched from xubuntu to elementary(about ...
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Inconsistent touch behavior in UIs

I have installed lots of ubuntu flavors on my new Surface Go, but I've seen some strange behaviors while trying to use the touch as mouse replacement. 1st, in ubuntu-mate and xubuntu, menus from ...