Questions tagged [xubuntu]

Xubuntu is a community developed, Ubuntu-based (Ubuntu with XFCE desktop environment) GNU/Linux operating system. This tag is not meant to be used as a wildcard as to the desktop environment variant of Ubuntu that you are asking about.

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How do I set system-wide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio?

I cannot find the proxy settings anywhere. Do I have to set it through terminal, through gconftools or is there some GUI present for it?
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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How to fix non working Dropbox icon on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64?

A few hours ago the dropbox icon in Xubuntu 14.04 stopped working. The icon is black with a red slashed zero. I cannot click on it to bring up the dropbox menu. I believe there was an update right ...
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How do I switch to Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Xubuntu in 11.10 instead of Unity, how do I install it and switch to it?
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Run command at boot as root

I need to run a bash script at boot-time as superuser in Xubuntu. I don't know where to start. I have to do something described in a Arch Linux guide. That guide says exactly: Add following at the ...
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How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?

I've got an laptop with a intel chip, and I'd like to setup dual monitors in Xfce. How do I do this?
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Xubuntu Dropbox icon fail [duplicate]

Affects: 14.04 / 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 / 16.10 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my Dropbox icon. ...
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How to remove xubuntu-desktop?

A few days ago I installed Xubuntu on top of a normal Ubuntu system: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop I didn't play around for long on Xubuntu before I realised that I liked Ubuntu 2D better. ...
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Resetting Xfce Panels to default settings?

How do I reset my Xfce panels to the default settings that Xubuntu uses?
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Lighter in CPU/Memory Usage: Lubuntu or Xubuntu

I am looking for an Ubuntu version that consumes less Memory and CPU. I have read both Lubuntu and Xubuntu (The homepages, wikipedia, phoronix and other sites comparing both). But from experience, ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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How do I change my keyboard shortcuts in xubuntu?

I am a new Xubuntu user. Earlier when using Gnome, I was able to configure several desktop shortcuts, particularly for navigation between workspaces. But, now in Xubuntu, I cannot find those options. ...
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Two USB ports stopped working

I have a HP pavillion g6, running Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I have 3 USB ports. For some reason, 2 of them stopped working this morning. I have xserver-xorg-input-all installed, followed the instructions ...
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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: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make Shift+...
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How to prevent system applications (like the Software Center) from asking for password?

I'd like Software Center, Update Manager and some other system management applications to work without asking for password (like sudo does if configured with NOPASSWD) but only asking for a ...
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Is it possible to make an EXACT ISO of my system to put on other computers?

I am new to linux, but had a question. I am getting in the business of buying old computers, putting Linux on them, then donating them to students who don't have their own computer at home. I have ...
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How do you remap a key to the Caps Lock key in Xubuntu?

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. How do I either swap or remap the Control (or any key) and Caps Lock keys?
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No sound settings available in the settings manager window

Last night I decided to upgrade my system to the latest version of Xubuntu, 13.10. The process went fine, but now I'm facing this strange issue. There is no sound settings available in the settings ...
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How can I start a VNC server before log on?

I would like to run x11vnc (or another VNC server) on my desktop, but I'm unable to find a way to get it to start before any users log in. Back when I was using vanilla Ubuntu 10.10 Vino did this by ...
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How to customize files context menu in Xubuntu XFCE Thunar file manager?

I generally prefer XFCE desktop environment of Xubuntu, but I found its files right-click context menu too humble (no option to compress/decompress files for example, and I'd like some my very special ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: how to enable hibernate?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I know that question been asked a billion times, but all of them consist of editing following file: /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate....
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What is the difference between Ubuntu+XFCE and Xubuntu?

There are many derivatives to Ubuntu, of which Xubuntu is one, using XFCE as a desktop environment. One can install Xubuntu directly from an ISO or install XFCE as an alternative session on Ubuntu. I ...
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How to quickly enable/disable touchpad in Xubuntu 14.04 without installing other applications?

In Xubuntu 14.04. accessing the settings to disable and enable the touchpad are a bit hidden - in Settings-Mouse and Touchpad, and once there, there are a few other clicks needed. I have tried by ...
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How to auto-login in Xubuntu or Ubuntu Server with XFCE?

In spite of setting auto-login in the Xubuntu settings (XFCE/System/Users and Groups) I have to login each time when I start up the computer. How can this be changed?
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How can I have a dash-like search under Xfce?

About 1.5 years ago, I tried out Ubuntu 11.04. I remember the dash being a rather helpful tool and I like the equivalent features on both Windows 7 (via the Start-button) and the Mac OS. When I press ...
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Using ctrl as modifier to produce swedish letters å, ä & ö on us keyboard while typing

Pretty new to Linux (currently running Xubuntu). I want to be able to press Ctrl and the button where å, ä & ö would be on a Swedish keyboard. I have tried using both xbindkeys together with xte ...
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Screen tearing in Xubuntu, no problem with Ubuntu

I have both Ubuntu 14.04 and Xubuntu 16.04 installed on one of my older desktops. While both work fine, I experience screen tearing while dragging windows around in Xubuntu. However, I do not ...
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How to set up XFCE4 XKB plugin to remember settings over reboots?

Following this answer I've installed xfce - xfce4-xkb-plugin to indicate and switch keyboard layouts in XUbuntu. But it resets all the settings (languages I use and a switch layouts hotkey) every time ...
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Is there a replacement for WUBI in Windows 10?

I used to have Xubuntu 11.10 side-by-side with my Windows installation, installed via WUBI from Windows. After upgrading to Windows 10, however, this doesn't start any more, so I wanted to reinstall ...
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Can all flavours of Ubuntu 16.04 run the same programs?

So I've a feeling this is a very noob question but... Is the only difference between flavors of Ubuntu the graphical interfaces and installed packages? Will they all be equally capable of running ...
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Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest Ubuntu but only older versions

I have received a MSI GS65 8RE-052FR Stealth Thin laptop that comes with Windows 10 enterprise pre-installed (I was previously working with Windows 7). I am trying to install a dual-boot with Xubuntu ...
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Why do I get this warning from Gnome keyring in Xubuntu?

I have installed xubuntu-desktop ontop of a stock Ubuntu installation. When using ssh, or more specifically git, I always get this warning WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: /tmp/keyring-...
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ubuntu 14.04 xrdp grey

I installed the latest ubuntu desktop and when I install xrdp I get a grey screen when I connect from windows rdc. this works fine in ubuntu 12.04. I found several solutions but they are not really ...
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Desktop icons not showing up in xubuntu (and I cant right click on the desktop)

In xubuntu, my desktop icons have dissapeared. I can not remember the cause, but if I do, I will edit this and put it here. Also, when I try to right click on the desktop, nothing happens. I have ...
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Bash auto_completion with Xubuntu and xrdp from windows

I'm using Xubuntu and connecting over RemoteDesktop with Windows 7. Everything works fine, but the auto_completion in my bash doesn't work. I checked the .bashrc file in my home directory and also ...
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How to switch 'default' sound device controlled by hardware keys in Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop on a 12.04 Ubuntu upgrade after finding Gnome3 lacking. I've mostly been happy, but I've found an odd and frustrating bug. My laptop has two sound 'outputs' - an HDMI-out ...
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How to permanently disable the "save session" feature in Xubuntu?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 with xfce4-panel 4.10.1 and my sessions keeps getting saved involuntarily. I'm well aware that this is a bug so I'd like to ask if anyone knows a workaround to permanently ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 software-properties-gtk failing with org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown

Problem: tim@ubuntu:~$ software-properties-gtk ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on :1.103:/: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message recipient disconnected from ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 all icons disappeared after update

All of my icons have disappeared after an update; I tried selecting different icon themes but still no icons are showing up when I log in.
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Getting HP DeskJet 3700 working with Xubuntu 20.04

After 2 hours of troubleshooting my printer still doesn't work. The funny thing is that I wanted to print 2 pages from a PDF and had no problem printing the 1st page, but after turning the paper and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at shutdown

I am having this weird problem in Ubuntu 18.04. My laptop gets stuck at the shutdown screen every time I use shutdown and I have to manually press the power button for 5 seconds to turn the machine ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10?

How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10? I do not find any options such as those present in Ubuntu?
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How to I change from Ubuntu to Xubuntu?

I've read this Q&A and I'm ready to try it with Xubuntu. That is, I'll go from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. At this moment, my laptop is slow, even after the various optimizations. My question is whether ...
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How to enable natural scrolling in xfce4?

Is there any setting to enable natural scrolling for my touchpad? I can find the setting under XFCE settings for the mouse, but it doesn't work for the touchpad. Is there a way to enable it for the ...
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Unable to find or create trash directory?

I am a user of Xubuntu and I have a problem with it. When I delete any files outside home they can't be deleted and instead of that, a message appears to me and says "Unable to find or create trash ...
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Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4

My volume keys are not working in xfce. When I used them it shows an indication on the screen that the volume is being changed, but the volume is not changing at all (same thing with the mute key). ...
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Install the latest version of the Adobe Reader in Ubuntu or wine

In Ubuntu, I want to open a PDF document generated for Adobe Reader 10. Apparently the latest version which I can install is Adobe Reader 9.5.5. Is there a way to install version 10? I installed Wine,...
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Xubuntu 20.04 minimal installation

After having used Xubuntu minimal installations from the netboot (mini.iso) image in multiple previous versions of Ubuntu, I noticed that the netboot installer is no longer actively supported. I would ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 kernel takes long to boot

After upgrading from 17.10, I've experienced longer boot times. At first it took more than 5 minutes. dmesg revealed the culprit was a non-existent floppy drive, that kernel tried to find. Promptly ...
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