Xubuntu is a version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system based on the Xfce desktop environment.

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Xubuntu Session Issues: Multiple Windows, Positioning, Workspaces

I have recently switched to Xubuntu as my environment for coding work, and I'm quite satisfied. However, I would like to set it up in a way where I only need to start the computer and have the session ...
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How do I install python with proper permissions?

So python installed probably fine. Or perhaps it was already on here (I'm using xubuntu 12.10). But I tried to install networkx today using pip: pip install networkx then says I don't have ...
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Nvidia 8500GT Won't display video on Asus M2A-VM

I am trying to build an htpc out of old parts and everything seems fine but I want to use a dedicated card to not use up all my onboard RAM while outputting video. My motherboard is an Asus M2A-VM and ...
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Upstart start when system is idle

Is there a way to tell upstart to run a job when system is idle? If not, what is the next best thing - i.e. how to start it very late in the process, when system is reasonably expected to be idle?
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How do you increase the resize border thickness in Xubuntu 12.04?

I want to make the window resize border larger, but do not want to change the window manager or the desktop theme. How do I do so?
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How to browse other Xubuntu installation files

my hard disk has two xubuntu 9.04 installation. one installation in partition /dev/sda1 and another installation in partition /dev/sda5 if I running xubuntu installation in partition /dev/sda5, how ...
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Lost menu bars on xubuntu

I have no menu bars at top or bottom, not sure how to get them back!
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Gigolo under fedora 12 xfce

I installed fedora 12 xfce and when i run Gigolo to mount windows partitions i get Authentication is required. In fedora 11 xfce there was a tool that change the system permission to allow any user ...
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I upgraded Xuntubu 12.10 to 14.10 Utopic Daily build BY Mistake

I accidentally added a line of source for Utopic to sources.list. And later my system can't get into GUI. While trying to fix the problem I accidentally typed in command sudo apt-get update and sudo ...
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mouse click not working in Ubuntu and Xubuntu

I have been using Xubuntu and Ubuntu on our older home PC for almost 2 years without much trouble until today when the mouse seemed to not work properly. I can move the pointer around and click but ...
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brightness keyboard dont work nor are recognized

I'm using xubuntu 13.10. When I installed the system the fn keys for brightness worked, but somehow they aren't now. They stopped working with no reason. The problem is that the keys are not even ...
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Getting crontab error on Xubuntu

When running the command crontab -e i get the following error: no crontab for 'myusername' - using an empty one 888 Can anyone please help?
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Reinstall Windows XP over Xubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 to my entire hard drive, overwriting Windows XP. I tried to load my Recovery Disk in order to overwrite Xubuntu 12.04 and reinstall Windows XP. The Recovery Disk ...
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How to make 'window buttons' and 'launchers' combined on Xfce?

By default there are two panels - one with buttons of active applications, and one with favorite shortcuts. Is it possible to somehow make one panel, where shortcuts will be placed, and in the same ...
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Stop xubuntu launching loads of stuff at startup

I have an aging (and ailing) laptop running xubuntu. Often it locks up and i have to hard-reboot it, which isn't the problem i'm asking about here (i accept it as part of using an old laptop). The ...
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Computer wont finish booting after I install a third graphics card

I'm running xubuntu on this motherboard and three sapphire 7950 graphics cards. The computer boots and works fine when I have just two of them installed, but when I attach the third the computer stops ...
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Ethernet port on thinkpad doesn't connect but the one on the ultrabase (dock) does

I just recently bought a used Thinkpad X200s and installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. I am have issues getting the ethernet port on the laptop to connect. I also have a Ultrabase dock for the laptop. ...
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How do I permanently map Shift-Right to PageUp on xubuntu?

I got myself a laptop and the keyboard is slightly goofed up because the right Shift key is in a place where I have typically had the PageUp key. So, I wanted to figure out how to remap the right ...
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I need to re-mount the shared folder everytime my host folder has new files or changes in Virtualbox

I work with a Windows 7 host and a Xubuntu guest. Everytime my shared folder in Windows has new files or changes, I have to hit sudo mount -t vboxsf ... Why's that? Can I automate it somehow? Is ...
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Mouse cursor scaling issues in Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE 4.10 and I just recently bought a Seiki 39' 4K display for home. While I think that the display itself is working great so far and I love it, I am noticing some ...
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Partitioning a hard drive with Linux already installed

well I have a problem with my current linux installation where it freezes the entire system when I try to write to my external USB 2.0 hard drive. I think it might be a bug with NTFS but I don't want ...
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How do I get my computer to read and speak Japanese text?

I am writing a study tool in java to help me learn Japanese, but I can't find a free program compatible with java that will read and speak Japanese text. If it could just read/speak romaji that would ...
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XFCE: How to set different x/ythickness for each separate panel in .gtkrc-2.0?

The question is in the subject. Can it be done? Is there any way to do it other than editing the .gtkrc-2.0 file? Full story: I use two panels in my desktop. Both horizontal, one in the top and the ...
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Autostarting Python Script Can't Open txt File, DoubleClicking it Works Fine

So I have a Python 2.7 script and I'm running xubuntu. When I run the script by double clicking it, everything works fine. However, I recently added it to the autostart menu and it runs but once it's ...
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Change brightness automatically on Sony Vaio laptop running Xubuntu

Currently my Sony Vaio doesn't let Xubuntu work with its Fn+F5/F6 brightness hotkeys. So I am using a manual script to change brightness every time I log in. It is: echo 700 | sudo tee ...
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Exchange 2010 and Evolution - Calendar Meetings crash Outlook

Starting to annoy my colleagues by using Evolution, so could really use some advice here! I'm using Evolution 3.2.3 on Xubuntu 12.04 with both the MAPI and Groupware plugins installed, and all mail ...
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XFCE - Integrate application finder in application menu

Is there any way the application finder can be integrated into the menu? I think it would be more user friendly and would increase the navigation speed. You just hit the superkey, the menu is opened ...
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GRUB: ELF sectors outside core

I just recently installed Xubuntu 12.04. Instantly after installing it I updated all my packages, however one package, grub-pc, failed to install. I'm not sure what caused it to fail, but here is the ...
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Keyboard / keymap problems with Xubuntu 12.04 + NX nomachine

I'm running NX client on my Macbook Pro to connect to a Xubuntu 12.04 desktop at work. I have configured NX client to start up a console upon connection. I am able to connect to my remote linux ...
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Remapping keys using xkb

My return key is physically dead. I'm running xubuntu. I am able to remap the AltGr to return using xmodmap. However when I reload xmodmap, either via shell or automatically during boot, it will hang ...
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How to change scrollwheelspeed in Xubuntu

Two things I hate about Xubuntu: Mouse is crazy fast in the slowest setting, and the scrollwheel is crazy-slow, scrolling only 2 lines of text per scroll, and this cannot be changed at all. For the ...
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Xubuntu 10.04, I pressed the little door in the upper right of the screen

I just installed Xubuntu 10.04 and pressed the little door in the upper right corner of the screen. Now the GUI has disappeared. The only thing I get is the blue background with the Trees and birds. ...
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How do I usb tether my Cyanogen modded G1's internet connection to my Toshiba Tecra 8000 running Xubuntu?

I have usb-tethering enabled in my phone. It works fine with Vista. When I plug my phone into my Tecra 8000 laptop running Xubuntu, dmesg shows: "usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd ...
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USB 3.0 backward compatible external HDD in VirtualBox

I have Xubuntu 14.04 32-bit installed as a guest in VirtualBox 4.3.12, hosted on a MacBook Air running Mavericks. I can acccess two external USB non-NTFS drives in Xubuntu after ejecting them when ...
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xubuntu thinks disk is full even after files deleted (on virtualbox)

I have encountered a rather weird error running 64-bit xubuntu on virtualbox. The system appears to think the disk is full, even after I have deleted at least 500MBs of files (and both root and user ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Eclipse Crash with no reason

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. Eclipse 3.8 crashing with no reason. Suddenly closed. I have no idea why. Nothing special in the .log file. I am using Oracle Java 1.8. I am using Eclipse 3.8 I use PDT ...
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Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04) security updates don't pop up automatically anymore

Previously, for years whenever a security update was available it would pop up instantly. Even when they were pushed in the middle of the night and I was still on the computer. For some reason since I ...
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Ubuntu/Xubuntu How to print multiple 1 page files in desired order using double side printing?

I got document scanned 1 page per jpg, files are named (the order i want to get) a-1.jpg b-1.jpg a-2.jpg.... I'm looking for app that will let me arrange files in desired order and then print them ...
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Xubuntu on hdd crash at login after virtualizing it on vmware

I have multiple OS installed on my system, some of them are Windows 7 and Xubuntu 13. I have installed Xubuntu a few days ago and for some reasons I had to virtualize Xubuntu on Windows. So I've ...
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Xubuntu hard disk diappears during installation settings

I've tried to install Xubuntu 13.10 from USB. I burned it with Unetbootin. I chose Try xubuntu without installing option. All works fine here. I can see my disk partition: And I choose Install ...
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Xubuntu Running Slower than windows with constant freezing

So I switched my computer to Ubuntu after some issues with Windows, then switched the GUI to Xubuntu after I noticed Ubuntu and Unity were painfully slow. I'm running an i5 with 8 gigs of ram and I ...
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How can I fix Firefox JavaScript copy/paste? Xubuntu

Some sites put helpful text in JavaScript text boxes, but I find that Firefox refuses to copy these things to the system clipboard. Is this a feature of Firefox, or XUbuntu, or just a local problem? ...
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Everything gets deleted when I restart my computer

I am running xubuntu off of an 8GB USB, and it is partitioned into a 5.5GB, 315Mb and 2.2GB sections. I install the drivers for my graphics card sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates ...
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Failed to symbolic-link /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic to initrd.img:File exists

I'm running xubuntu off of a USB and I'm trying to run the command sudo apt-get upgrade but I keep getting this error Failed to symbolic-link /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic to initrd.img:File ...
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xubuntu xterm lag echo issue with ssh

I have a xubuntu box and using its terminal everything is fine locally; but when I ssh to any server the remote echo seems to be holding the last line until a key is pressed or the window is resized. ...
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EFI Dual-boot issue with Windows 7 and xubuntu 12.10

Thank you so much for reading. I'm pretty desperate for an answer at this moment. So anyways, I recently solved this issue allowing me to install xubuntu 12.10 correctly. This was a problem with the ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: Slow Login

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04, and after I ran the update, my login started slowing down big time. I've dabbled a little bit with the programs in Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup, and ...
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xubuntu, wmctrl listing a single large display when I have two monitors

I currently have two monitors connected to my computer, the following: [ON LEFT] [ON RIGHT] 1920x1200 1600x900 When I run wmctrol -d I get the following output: 0 * DG: 1152x864 VP: 0,0 ...
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Xubuntu 11.10 login issues

This is the second time this has happened to me this week. The first time was on my netbook, the second on a VM on my desktop. Whenever I try to log in to my account through the GUI the screen flashes ...
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the font of xubuntu

HI: How to set the default font for different language in the xubuntu? For example, I am using xubuntu9.10(English release),and I do not like the default English and Chinese font. I have tried to ...