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

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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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Can't set transparent terminal background in Xubuntu 11.10

I feel sorry for upgrading to that buggy version. One of the issues is that terminal background, which I configured to be transparent, became solid color, even though it is set to transparent in ...
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Why is my DVD drive “/dev/dvd1” instead of “/dev/dvd”?

I rarely use DVD's, so I just noticed that VLC couldn't find the drive (as /dev/dvd ). Looking into /dev folder, /dev/dvd1 and /dev/dvdrw1 and /dev/cdrom1 exist. I never had a second dvd drive in ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R with Nvidia Optimus

I've just installed ubuntu 11.10 on my new Dell and I've had troubles starting. After adding acpi=off to the boot options it at least boots now. Right now I'm struggling with NVIDIA Optimus. Because ...
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Why can't I install xubuntu-desktop?

When I try to install Xubuntu on my current Ubuntu installation, it won't let me install "xubuntu-desktop", but it will instead recommend me to install other packages in the Xubuntu repos. Has the ...
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How to prevent nautilus from launching in Xubuntu?

I installed both Gnome/Unity and Xfce on my desktop, and I use Xfce (Xubuntu) as default when I log in. But every time I log in, nautilus launches by opening a folder and changing my wallpaper. The ...
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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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Xubuntu 11.10 Proxy Server Settings

I would like some recommendations for setting up the proxy server settings for Xubuntu 11.10. I tried searching on Google and I got 2 common results that made use of command line stating that I ...
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System hangs on “Open document” right click context menu (Xubuntu)

Ok I recently installed Xubuntu 11.10 and I enjoy working with it. However, one issue that really stresses me, is the following; When I open Thunar anywere, and right click to open the Context menu, ...
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Theme integration not working for various apps (Xubuntu)

Yesterday I posted a question about libreoffice not showing the correct theme in Xubuntu 11.10. That question was quickly answered and by installing libreoffice-gtk it now looks really nice and in ...
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Libreoffice theme integration not working (Xubuntu)

I am running Xubuntu 11.10 and everything works nicely. I have selected a nice Xfce theme and everything looks beautiful, except Libreoffice. While other programmes (Gimp, Inkscape, Thunar etc.) ...
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XUbuntu - change default Terminal windows size/layout

Can someone help how to change default Terminal windows size in XUbuntu? After some surfing, I found instructions for Gnome. Maybe I don't understand, but XUbuntu doesn't use Gnome? Thanks in ...
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How do I theme the xscreensaver unlock screen?

How can I replace ugly screensaver unlock screen in Xubuntu 11.10? Standard xscreensaver is very ugly. Is there any themes for unlock screen?
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New upstream version of gnome-mplayer. How do I ask for this to be considered for release / commit?

I have been using gnome-mplayer 1.0.4 with xubuntu 11.10 and it has a number of bugs. I have been reporting these on code.google.com/p/gnome-mplayer/issues/detail?id=558 Anyhow... the dev says there ...
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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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Universal Alt-Tab

Frequently, I am playing a game and someone I would like to chat with comes online but I am unable to switch to the chat windows because the game is grabbing my mouse. In windows, I can just Alt+Tab ...
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Performance issues with Radeon HD 5450

I have a Radeon HD 5450 graphics card. Running Ubuntu 10.04. When I install the proprietary graphics drivers I get good video rendering (YouTube) and appropriate screen resolution. But when I open a ...
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Cannot boot LiveCD/USB sessions on a particular machine (“Kernel Bug” error)

I cant install ubuntu 11.10 nor Xubuntu 11.10 on my computer, I tried using bootable USB's and CD's, but always after the ubuntu bootscreen, the installer shows a console with many lines like: 5....
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How can I run Ubuntu One on Xubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu? I installed Ubuntu One on my Xubuntu oneiric, but when starting the program nothing happens. I do not see the control center. Any ideas?
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Unable to login to desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover my data from an encrypted home directory? I can't log it to my Xubuntu account. All it does is log me back out. Help me. My school project is in there!!! I ...
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Installing Xubuntu recommended apps

I recently installed Xubuntu over my Ubuntu 11.10 installation (I sometimes can't stand Unity) without installing the recommended applications. How can I now install them?
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How do I set up panning in a viewport?

I am trying to make my desktop larger than my screen, thus making my screen a "viewport". When I run: xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1280x800 --fb 1600x1600 --panning 800x600 My desktop increases in ...
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bluetooth daemon not running at startup

I'm trying to connect a bluetooth mouse to my Xubuntu system using Blueman (v. 1.21) Problem seems to be bluetoothd not running at startup, so blueman refuses to start, only a dialog appears: "Bluez ...
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How can I install the Ubuntu 11.10 “greybird” theme on Ubuntu 10.04?

How can I install the Ubuntu 11.10 "greybird" theme on Ubuntu 10.04? I ran: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop Which allows me to use Xfce, but the default "greybird" theme found in Xubuntu 11.10 ...
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How can I switch users from within XFCE?

I am using xubuntu 11.10. I'd like to be able to switch users, and I'd like to be able to do this within the xfce user interface. I read somewhere that there might be an applet I can install, but I ...
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How to enable next/previous buttons in Ristretto image viewer?

When I open a picture (in the default XUbuntu image viewer which is Ristretto) I expect to be able to navigate through all the other pictures in the directory pressing back/forward. But this doesn't ...
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xubuntu video rendering issue

As i am playing avi videos on my newly installed Xubuntu i observe video flickering because of which i do not get optimal user experience while watching videos. I have tried multiple players as well ...
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xubuntu has cursor issues

the newly installed xubuntu on my laptop on has synaptics touchpad installed. I face a strange problem that being my cursor automatically shifts to a random position while typing. Ne idea what could ...
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Xubuntu 11.10 won't boot without an attached monitor

When I detach the monitor from my computer Xubuntu won't boot. If I plug in the monitor after a while I can see it's stuck somewhere (I see a frozen Xubuntu boot screen progress bar) When I boot with ...
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How to change username in top-right panel?

So I used 'Users and Groups' option under System to change my username and home directory, but even after I restarted, the top-right session panel has my old username. How can I change it?
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How can I automatically change the system keyboard layout when plugging in an external keyboard?

I have a US-Style laptop, which is fine, but I also have a UK-style Ergonomic USB keyboard. As such I usually have the US key layout set, but when I settle in at my desk and use the UK USB keyboard ...
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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Xubuntu?

I saw a similar thread here, but this doesn't specify how to specify a SOCKS proxy globally. In vanilla Ubuntu there was a proxy configuration program that affected the entire system. Is there ...
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No color in xubuntu wallpaper

For some reason, my ubuntu wallpaper suddenly turned black and white. If I try to change the desktop wallpaper image it always shows in black and white only (i.e. no color). Where the heck can I ...
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Problems with installation on Xubuntu 11.10 LibreOffice

Good afternoon, I have a problem when installing Xubuntu LibreOffice in 11.10. I open the console and add the PPA and all goes well, the problem arises when I give the order to installation. san-san ...
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How can I add items to Xfce root menu?

I'd like to add some items to my Xfce "root menu", see picture for location: Searching the web gave a couple of possibilities (different XML files etc), but it appears that Xubuntu has customized it ...
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Name of the sound settings application in Ubuntu?

I'm trying out Xubuntu and Kubuntu. I have a complicated sound setup which I knew how to setup in Ubuntu but I'm having trouble doing the same in Xubuntu and Kubuntu. I'd like to install the main GUI ...
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How to get rid of right-click menu scrolling in Firefox under XUbuntu?

Despite the fact there is more than enough room on my screen, Firefox page-right-click menu usually appears pretty small and offers vertical scrolling to view all the items inside it. Some times the ...
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How to remove Alt+F7 window moving hot-key in Xubuntu?

I'd like to use Alt+F7 to search for files in Double Commander. But when I press Alt+F7 - the hotkey is intercepted and I am offered to move the window. Settings - Settings manager - Keyboard - ...
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Does installing more desktop environments break my system?

I plan to install Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit and then install Xfce, Gnome and KDE desktops from USC. Will it break my system?
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Upgrading xubuntu broke brazilian keyboard

I upgraded by xubuntu notebook to 11.10 and accents in my brazilian keyboard no longer work. They work neither in the basic Brazilian keyboard layout nor does the compose key work in the nodeadkeys ...
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Set Nautilus as default file manager in Xubuntu

How do I set Nautilus to be the default file manager in Xubuntu? Should I expect any trouble with this choice compared to normal gnome nautilus setup?
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Why is the oneric-backport repository enable by default on 11.10?

I installed Xubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 11.10 in both the oneric-backport is enabled by default. Any ideas why?
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Move Indicator Notification panel to extreme right in XFCE desktop session

I need help setting up indicator notification panel to extreme right. I have set up a global menu I found here. This is what I m getting: and this is what I want it to look like, with notifications ...
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Mouse not working after xubuntu-desktop install

I had a fully functional Ubuntu 11.04 installation on a Gateway LT3103u netbook. I upgraded to 11.10. When I logged in, the screen was all strange: instead of a pointer there was a large pixellated ...
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How do I prevent a user from customizing the panel in Xubuntu?

I need to set up one of the accounts in my Xubuntu 11.10 machine as essentially a kiosk. I have set up the desktop and assigned only certain icons to the panel, and now I just want to lock the panel ...
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Is there any way to have several open terminal windows with different themes?

I am used to OSX which lets you do this, and its very usefult to me because I always have at least three terminals, so having a different look for each makes my work easier. Also, is it possible to ...
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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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Screen Goes Black/Blank After Trying to Run Xubuntu? [closed]

I just used Wubi to install Xubuntu to my computer. The install seemed successful. I rebooted my computer, and I selected Xubuntu from the options (the two options were Xubuntu and Windows 7, my ...
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Disabling the guest account and session selection in lightdm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the guest session? Is there a way to disable a guest account in (x,k,u,l)buntu's lightdm? Also - is there a way to disable session selection in lightdm? It ...
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SYSLINUX? Booting off a Live USB? [closed]

I used Unetbootin to install Xubuntu to a Live USB (a 4 GB SanDisk). By default, I'm running Windows 7 (which is also what I ran Unetbootin on). The computer I'm trying to use to boot off the Live USB ...