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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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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Maximize and undecorate all apps in Xubuntu

On my netbook I'm running Xubuntu as it works much faster than Unity 2D. I'd like to have all the apps maximized and undecorated, is there any way to do that without Compiz?
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How to get deskbar-applet in Xubuntu?

How to get deskbar-applet in Xubuntu? Or is there any alternative box where I can type for programs/files and they appear? I've installed deskbar-applet but I don't think I can pin it to the Xubuntu ...
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xubuntu 11.10 alpha 3 release?

As far as I know Xubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 was not released due to some problems with the cd image, but will it be released later or is the beta1 going to be the next development release in 11.10 cycle? I ...
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11.04 boot takes over 4 minutes

I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 11.04 on a clean disk. CPU Athlon 64 X2 3600+, 1 GiB of RAM. The machine is about 5 years old and works like a charm normally. Buuut: The normal boot takes about 4 ...
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will using xubuntu decrease my power usage?

I am battling with the absurd power usage of ubuntu 11.04. On windows 7 (which came preinstalled) I can get around 4:30 hours turning everything off (wifi, bluetooth, lowest brightness for screen) ...
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xmodmap periodic resets on Xubuntu

I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 and i'm using a KeyOvation mac compatible Gold Touch keyboard. Because the weird ordering of ctrl, option, and the apple key, I wanted to remap the keys to my liking using ...
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GUI for editing Menu in Xubuntu

I see that Xubuntu has package Gnome-menus, but I cannot find the command to run the editor it should contain. I found a small editor but it does not allow new entries and alacarte tries to install ...
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Running Xubuntu without panels

I'm running Xubuntu with AWN and I would like to turn off all the XFCE panels, but it does not allow me to do so with the last one. Is there any way to do it?
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Can I install the Xubuntu 10.04 theme on Ubuntu 11.04?

I love the Xubuntu 10.04 theme and I want to install it on my Ubuntu 11.04. It's possible to install only the theme?
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How to always boot into a CLI environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? The title says it all really. I've got Xubuntu 11.04 working as a file server which I SSH into. 90% of the time it's headless and therefore ...
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In terms of battery usage, which distro is more efficient between Lubuntu and Xubuntu?

Installing both on the same laptop without doing nothing more than the normal install, which one consumes less battery power at the end and makes the laptop last a little bit longer than the other, ...
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How to save power on a Xubuntu server?

I installed Xubuntu 11.04 AMD64 on an 'old' PC I have lying around. I quite like how Xfce has come along, but alas, this box will become headless shortly. Specs: Gigabyte P35-DS3P Intel E8200 @ 2.66 ...
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Google Desktop hotkey Ctrl+Ctrl doesn't work

I recently installed Google Desktop Linux on my machine. The machine currently runs Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty). It seems to be working fine, it shows up on the notification area (I don't know if this is ...
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Windows-like global shortcuts with the <Super> key in Xubuntu

I would to define Windows-like shortcuts using the Super ("Windows") key. I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty). Using Settings->Settings Manager->Windows Manager->Keyboard I assigned Super+D to "Show ...
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How to make Qt programs look good under Xfce?

I use Xfce. My problem is - some programs look nice and some sort of ugly. AFAIK this is because Xfce is GTK and most programs use GTK theme, but some programs use Qt and thus don't use GTK themes. ...
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Why do I recieve multiple warnings of “No running instance of xfce4-panel was found” when logging into Xubuntu?

I'm running Xubuntu 11.04, the bootup-time is quite fast but when I log in it takes close to a minute before the desktop is displayed, meanwhile I see no activity on the hard drive. When I finally ...
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Upgrade to Xubuntu 11.04 Breaks Wireless

When I tried to connect at 2 different places. The little connection icon would circle forever before eventually prompting for password. I have triple checked all network keys & then some. Even ...
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Unable to mount my MP3 player

Ever since I installed Xubuntu Natty, my mp3 player is not mounted any more. lsusb also does not list it. Normal USB sticks are normally mounted. How can I re-enable auto-mount for it or mount it ...
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Acer Aspire 5532 Overheating

Had the laptop for about a year, when in Windows it never happens, but seems to happen frequently in Xubuntu 11.04. I've looked almost everywhere for increasing the fan speeds, because it never kicks ...
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Why doesn't Ctrl + F5 work in Firefox?

I'm using Xubuntu 11.04, and with a Windows XP in my VirtualBox. Both have latest Firefox 4 installed. But inside my Ubuntu, Ctrl+F5 never works, and because I don't know what else I could do to force ...
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Massive Xubuntu desktop malfunction

I'm using Xubuntu 11.04. Before everything worked fine, but when booting today the following happened: Window focus does not leave the first-opened program. This means that if I keep Firefox open, ...
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Is there a way to change user picture in Xubuntu, and actually display it on login?

I am aware that the way to change user picture, is creating a .face file on /home... The thing is, this only works when one checks the users and groups on System directory... When it's time to login, ...
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Power Management - Sleep / Wake up Server when accessed

I have a headless HP Proliant Microserver with ubuntu installed. This machine has samba shares on it serving media and I usually rdp or ssh into it. Now my issue is I want the machine to go into sleep ...
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How can I upgrade a netbook with low system memory?

I have a mini laptop with 100MB remaining (on a 4GB drive). The computer has an SD slot and I have a 2GB SD card available. Xubuntu says that only 2GB are required, I could also have it set up with ...
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Xubuntu 11.04 doesn't boot with a splash screen/image [closed]

I have recently installed Xubuntu 11.04 and when it boots up there is no splash image. I have looked all over the internet trying to installed splash images and looking the matter up but had no help ...
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Multimedia keys (XF86Audio*) not shown by xev, even though still working

I'm using a Lenovo SL400 laptop, and even though the audio multimedia keys (XF86AudioPlay, XF86AudioStop, XF86AudioPrev and XF86AudioNext) are not shown with xev, they work anyway with Gmusicbrowser, ...
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How to install Gnome2 on Xubuntu?

How to install Gnome2 on xubuntu 11.04 ?
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HTML5 version of Angry Birds not rendering properly in any browser

See the attached screenshot. When I run Angry Birds in any of my browsers, pieces of the game are missing. This desktop is 32bit Xubuntu with the PAE kernel, if that affects anything. I've tried ...
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Xubuntu keeps resetting workspace count to 1

I've just installed Xubuntu 11.04 on my netbook and I'm noticing a problem with the workspace setup. If I log in, I see there's only one workspace specified. If I load the 'Workspaces' control panel ...
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How to set grub2 to recognize xubuntu as xubuntu and not as ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop. And now I wanted to try Xubuntu and Lubuntu(both version 11.04). And when I installed Xubuntu and Lubuntu, grub2 recognize them both as Ubuntu instead of ...
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Cannot install xubuntu 11.04 because of “signal out of range”

Just grab iso from official site, burnt it on a cd, tried to install, after the first language selection menu, monitor turned black with message: "signal out of range". What can I do, especially, can ...
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Restore Install GUI with Xfce

I've installed Xubuntu on my laptop last night, and then again on my computer at work, and I came to notice that the Xfce desktop looks so much better on the latter. On my laptop, I get all the panels ...
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Minimal install xubuntu

How would I be able to perform a minimal install of xubuntu for a PowerPC? My computer cannot read DVD's, and the xubuntu iso file is 744MB (I can't burn it to a CD). Is it possible to burn it to ...
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Where are all the emails stored in postfix?

I am a newbie in linux. Recently, I have installed postfix MTA in xubuntu. I just want to know where are all the emails stored in my postfix server. Thanks in advance.
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After Xubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 upgrade, my keyboard shortcuts no longer work

I upgraded my xubuntu 10.04 workstation to 10.10 and the upgrade went ok, apart from the fact that now my keyboard shortcuts don't work. The precious one for me is "run program" which is usually ...
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Xubuntu virtual screen resolution

I don't know if what I'm asking is possible. I've installed Xubuntu 10.10 on a gateway mx3225 (old laptop). I could get the graphics the way I wanted on Ubuntu 10.10 but not get audio, I can get audio ...
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How to associate hardware volume control to USB speakers?

My Xubuntu system recognizes my speakers, and I can change the mixer settings to make them the active sound device, but no matter what I do, the hardware dial will only affect the onboard sound device....
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Can my xubuntu installation be converted to standard Ubuntu?

I currently have xubuntu installed on my netbook, and I'm considering converting it to the standard vanilla Ubuntu. Is this possible? If so, how do I start?
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How do I removed the keyring popup when I am accessing vino?

I am running Xubuntu. I was running headless fine before using tightVNC on windows and vino on Xubuntu. Now, after entering the password on the remote server, the following dialog pops on the local ...
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What piece of the last update could break keyboard switcher, systray, clipboard and Adobe Flash in Xubuntu 11.04?

I was succesfully using Xubuntu 11.04 for some days, but after today update (I haven't updated during the last 2 days) lots of things stopped working: Adobe Flash Firefox plugin, clipboard, ...
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Are there easier ways to report about malfunctions experienced while using Ubuntu other than using particular bug trackers?

I use Xubuntu on a computer with an Intel 82852/82855GM video card and have a nasty problem with video playback: after some time of playback a video player screen comes just blue, and when I close it ...
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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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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How to lock workstation in Xubuntu?

How to lock workstation in Xubuntu (XFCE, XFWM)?
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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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How to set-up Xubuntu to show Applications menu on desktop right-click?

As far as I know, in older versions of XFCE this was a default behaviour - "Applications" menu was popped-up immediately on desktop mouse right-click. But now "Applications" menu appears as a sub-menu ...
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Diagnosing xmodmap errors [closed]

I'm getting this error when trying to use xmodmap to get rid of caps lock: $ xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in xfce

Not sure if this is an appropriate question for this site, since it's not really specific to Ubuntu. Those who feel it isn't should probably respond to my crosspost on the Unix and Linux ...
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Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu One with Xfce/Xubuntu without installing too many GNOME dependencies like Nautilus?