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Xubuntu is a community developed, Ubuntu-based (Ubuntu with XFCE desktop environment) GNU/Linux operating system. Use this tag for questions specific to this flavor.

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Can't stay logged in on Google Chrome

I'm using Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 on Ubuntu 13.04 (raring). It was all working fine but since last day whenever I restart my computer, I'm automatically logged off all the sites (such as Stack ...
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how to fix very low sound in xubuntu 14.04?

researched a lot on it but nothing helped. Outputs of some commands are COMMAND: lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" OUTPUT 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor ...
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Where do UBUNTU_CODENAME and / or VERSION_CODENAME come from?

In these directions for installing the Docker Engine https://docs.docker.com/engine/install/ubuntu/#install-using-the-repository, an example script is provided and beneath it the comment "If you ...
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Error when I open vscode in ubuntu 24.04 lts

I have this problem when open my vscode error: I was use code --disable-gpu and code --disable-gpu --disable-software-rasterizer if somebody know what happend. please... :(
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Ctrl+Shift+U doesn't quite work correctly

In xubuntu 22.04.4 LTS, when I use Ctrl+Shift+U to input Unicode codepoints/characters, it technically works but the "underlined u" and subsequent typed alphanumeric characters for the ...
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Keyboard volume shortcuts in XUBUNTU don't work

I have a Logitech K270 but I can't get the volume button shortcuts to work. Actually when I click them, I see the popup on the top left of the window but the volume is not changed... g@g-on-linux:~/...
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How to make numlock permanently on in XFCE and switch it on permanently without root?

I am using FastX3, proprietary solution to connect to the Xfce desktop session from Windows. Normally in Windows I have numlock on and on start it is also the case in remote XFCE. When I do however ...
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xfburn getting failed to unmount . . . drive cannot be used for burning then must kill xfburn

While burning a platter with xfburn sometimes there is a hang condition. The burn goes to completion and, the result is good The screen has a message which cannot be cleared: Failed to unmount 'Blank ...
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xubuntu 20.04 LTS will not upgrade, do-release-upgrade -c, sudo apt install update-manager-core, ... no broken [closed]

Xubuntu 20.04LTS with current updates, no broken packages, will not dist-upgrade tried the usual GUI $ sudo do-release-upgrade $ Checking for a new Ubuntu release $ Please install all available ...
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Where is list of application overrides for Thunar ( xfce ubuntu 24.04)

Where is the list of local default application overrides for Thunar, sometimes called FileManager which is part of Xubuntu 24.04?
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How to disable APIPA from CLI on XUbuntu

I'm trying to disable APIPA on my Wi-Fi interface. I found this nmcli command but it does not work : $ nmcli con modify sebWlan ipv4.link-local disabled Error: invalid property 'link-local': 'link-...
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Preserve Monitor Settings on Xubuntu 18.04

I am using Xubuntu 18.04 with Xfce version 4.12.4 I often connect my laptop to my monitor. When I connect my monitor, this dialog shows up: I select Advanced and manually configure external monitor ...
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Arabic text looks small on Facebook website

I've recently switched to Xubuntu 24.04 (Dual boot with Windows 11). But I noticed that the Arabic text (only on Facebook website so far) looks small and unreadable compared to English. It was ...
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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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Updates have broken my USB DAC

Unexpected Xubuntu updates have broken my USB DAC for music playing. The DAC works with one computer having (usname-r) kernel 6.5.0-28_generic. I have two others with kernel 6.5.0-35 which report in ...
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Is there a reason sysctl is broken into so many configuration files?

Is there a good reason that sysctl is broken into so many configuration files across multiple directories? Is there a reason I can't delete all the sysctl.d configuration files and put everything in /...
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Upgrade "Package has been kept back" how to fix? (Specific case)

I have a package being kept back whilst trying to upgrade: $ sudo apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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How to stop UPnP broadcasts for USB device insert / remove

When I insert / remove a USB flash drive in a fresh Xubuntu 24.04 minimal install + docker + VirtualBox + ufw enabled, I see these messages in dmesg: [ 5787.637031] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access ...
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18.04, Slow boot and black screen on boot before reaching login splash

Xubuntu 18.04, 4.15.0-24-generic, ThinkPad T430. Uses Intel HD iGPU graphics (nvidia dGPU disabled in BIOS). Recently started having this issue with a slow boot, where the boot process hangs on a ...
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What is tumblerd?

I've recently switched to Xubuntu and just noticed a process I've not come across before---tumblerd that was eating about 100MB. I can't find much information about this, except for this on ...
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No bootable image after installation Xubuntu

Let me preface that this is an old computer with a main board from 2009 (Intel DP35DP). As far as I know this predates UEFI, Secure Boot, etc. I used Rufus to flash a USB drive and then proceeded to ...
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Kate is missing all button icons

After removing KDE and switching to xfce, I discovered that Kate has lost all button icons, while Kile has not. I guess some configuration file refers to missing files, but what file is it. I tried to ...
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Clang++ cannot find lstdc++ after system upgrade

I have a small project in C++ that compiled fine until I upgraded Xubuntu to 15.04. When I tried to rebuild it with cmake, this message appeared in the middle of the output: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -...
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Xubuntu on MacBook2,1 2006 boots to grub tty

I’m trying to install xubuntu 22.04 LTS on my MacBook2,1 from 2006. I followed these steps to get the usb booting: Installing ubuntu 20.04 on MacBook 2,1 (2007) (couldn’t do step 3 and so on because ...
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What's the right place to set the XAUTHORITY environment variable?

I'm trying to get rid of the .Xauthority file in my home directory. The arch wiki suggests defining export XAUTHORITY="$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR"/Xauthority but neither placing this line in .profile nor ...
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How to uninstall Electrum?

I use Electrum as Bitcoin Wallet, and I want to update it. The best way to do it, I think, would be to uninstall the old version and install the new one. How can I do that? I use the 16.04 version of ...
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Folders on desktop disappeared in Xubuntu [closed]

I am using Xubuntu. I was working on a latex file (latex files are in the flash memory) and when I closed the files, I saw that the folders on the desktop were missing. At first I thought this was a ...
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How to configure multiple displays with different DPI settings using xfce >= 4.14?

XFCE 4.14 promises HiDPI support. I'd like to use different DPI settings on my laptop screen and on the external monitor, but I can't find any new features improving this particular situation. So what ...
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Error mounting/dev/sdb1 at/media/ tizibienvenus/Seagate

Unable to access Seagate Expansion Drive Error mounting/dev/sdb1 at/media/ tizibienvenus/Seagate Expansion Drive: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on/dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper ...
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Chromium (snap) on Xubuntu 24.04 : "Password Manager needs more access"

I upgraded from Xubuntu LTS 22.04 to 24.04, and I'm getting this annoying Password Manager needs more access message in chromium now (installed via snap, and up-to-date): Of course, clicking Relaunch ...
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Installing Minecraft on a 32-bit Xubuntu 18.04 LTS installation

Thanks in advance to anybody who is able to shine some light on this issue of mine. I have recently Xubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Dell Optiplex 755, and I've been having difficulty installing the Minecraft ...
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updates to ubuntu 24.04

When Ubuntu 24.04 comes out in about 2 days, there is probably going to be some important things that need fixing. Will the initial .iso file for the release be updated as needed to reflect such ...
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No software manager in xubuntu

Sorry for maybe a stupid question. But I am a beginner at using linux. I have installed xubuntu, but can't find software manager, image writter and program for erase of disks. In "usual" ...
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Xubuntu 22.04 - changing default terminal to Kitty breaking launcher

My default terminal has been Xfce Terminal. I have a Panel launcher that runs the simple command:- thunar /home/me/Desktop/games (All via GUI) The option is set to "Run in Terminal" and I've ...
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awesomewm on Xubuntu - subjective question about why autostarts are done in lua.rc

My window manager is currently working fine - this is more of a very basic theory question about why things are done the way they are, and how I could try and make use of that. Please bear with me as ...
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How to prevent xfce4-screensaver segfaults when weston running?

I run Xubuntu 22.04.4 with X11. I am playing with waydroid which needs Wayland (about which I know very little). I start weston from inside my X session (weston --shell=kiosk-shell.so --width=600 --...
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Xubuntu 22.04 crashing on first reboot

I'm trying to install Xubuntu 22.04 from an USB stick on a new HDD. I tried once. The installation process went smoothly until I get prompted to restart. After pressing the "Restart now" ...
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How to install linux-modules-extra with mainline kernels

When upgrading the kernel without linux-modules-extra-xx-generic, my computer is losing network access after activating the kernel. As I have WiFi access only (which is lost after the kernel upgrade), ...
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How do I disable automatic screen locking in Xubuntu?

After about 10 minutes, Xubuntu 14.04 goes to sleep all by itself. I've set up the shuffle on the music player and it only gets through 3 songs before I have to sign in again. There is no screensaver ...
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Geforce GTX 1650 - nvidia-settings 'ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system'

I am trying to plug an external monitor to my laptop with a HDMI cable in order to have a dual screen. When I do so, nothing happens, the external screen is not recognized at all. I think that's ...
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Samba connection issues after the new 6.5.0-27-generic kernel update

All the systems that are facing the following issue are running Xubuntu 22.04.4 LTS. I am using the following command to connect to samba shares: sudo mount.cifs //192.168.../shareName mountPath -o rw,...
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How to get sound on macbook pro 4,1

I have just installed Xubuntu 12.04.2. My soundcard is detected: thomas@thomas-pc:~$ sudo aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** Home directory /home/thomas not ours. card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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Xubuntu 22.04: Using PipeWire and Wireplumber, bluetooth headset connects and plays audio but only using HSP/HFP and not A2DP

Very big newbie here, spent the last 90 minutes trying to troubleshoot audio. Here's the Narrative of what happened: I was having trouble connecting my bluetooth headset to Xubuntu. The problem was ...
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Boot hangs with errors: USB device not accepting address, device descriptor read/64, error, unable to enumerate USB device

During Xubuntu 22.04 boot, it hangs with the following messages: usb 2-9: device not accepting address 4, error -62 usb 2-9: device descriptor read/64, error -62 usb usb2-por9: unable to enumerate USB ...
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No admin access to BIOS to change boot priority

When I'm trying to boot my PC from the Xubuntu minimal CD, it fails. It just goes straight to the other operating system, windows vista. I don't have admin access is that occurring the problem? My ...
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Xubuntu: No password request after suspension

If I suspend my Xubuntu 12.10, and then take my computer off the suspension, it doesn't request any password. I have tried adding the gnome-screensaver on autostart settings, which I read somewhere (...
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Where is dhcpcd.conf (dnsmasq installation)?

According to everything I've read it should be in /etc, but it's not. I did read in some old post that one may simply create one as it's a text file. (Sorry, I can't find the post anymore.) I'm not ...
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keyserver timed out with add-apt-repository

I cannot add-apt-repository because the Ubuntu keyserver times out: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa -y gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpxzw15cei/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpxzw15cei/...
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Install Xubuntu Core 22.04 (Jammy) on a UEFI system

How can I install a modern (Jammy) Xubuntu Core on a UEFI system? I am trying to install a "desktop virtualization" host based on Ubuntu. I have been playing with XEN (project) on Ubuntu ...
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How can I make windows go fullscreen when snapping to the top of the screen in xfce?

You know how in unity when you grab a window and snap it to the top of the screen it will go fullscreen? Im currently using xubuntu but when I snap the window to the top it will just fill the top half ...

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