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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 auto-login in Xubuntu?

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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xfce top panel indicator problem

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, 64 bit The output of xfce4-about is xfce4-about-Message: No vendor information found in "/usr/share/xfce4/vendorinfo However I believe I'm using 4.12 but... Anyway, ...
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Missing volume app from notification area in Xubuntu 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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Tear-free disabled in Intel Graphics, tearing in Xubuntu

I use Xubuntu 13.10 and have installed the Intel Graphics Installer. I did it in order to reduce the amount of screen tearing with the VESA drivers earlier. But I see "tear free" as disabled, when I ...
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Wine 1.7 not installing on Xubuntu 15.10

So, after setting up my installation of Xubuntu yesterday, I tried to install Wine 1.7 using ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa. However, after doing sudo apt-get install wine1.7, it keeps giving me this error: ...
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Why does Kubuntu and Xubuntu 16.04 LTS support end sooner than the official Ubuntu EOL date?

I was searching info for 16.04.3 LTS (for Kubuntu & Xubuntu). It was great to find out about the cool features of those Ubuntu distributions. However, I found something unusual; the EOL date of ...
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How can gnome based applications such as rhythmbox use a proxy

I happen to be using xubuntu but I dont think the desktop-environment is applicable in this context. I noticed that some gnome-based applications such as rhythmbox cannot fetch any information from ...
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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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My wireless has suddenly became disabled by hardware switch, BIOS, rfkill, fn+f8 do nothing

I have a toshiba l655d-s5145. There is no physical toggle for the wireless, although the f8 key is supposed to do the trick. It doesn't. The wireless has been working since October, and suddenly, ...
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Xubuntu live usb persistence - how to?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 from live usb. I know that in order to be able to keep files/settings/etc after restart, USB live disk should be created with some storage reserved. However since I got this ...

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