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

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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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How to recover files stored in a virtual machine running linux in windows 7

I was running XUBUNTU in VMware workstation 10. Once when i was updating the vitual machine, it got stuck. then i killed the process and after that when I was going to power on it again, it doesn't ...
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Used VMware Player Free, and now can't login to Ubuntu after reboot

Recently I installed VMware Player Free, in the form of the latest version, in my laptop running Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I then set up another linux OS to run as a virtual machine thereon, X'd out of it ...
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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 14.04 making connections that I can not explain

I recently installed Xubuntu and I have noticed my new OS making some strange connections. I have made sure to close everything that would have a reason to make any connection like the music ...
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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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Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop and Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.05

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two interfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Viewing Xubuntu desktop in full screen under Virtualbox on Windows 8

I have Virtualbox 4.3.12 installed on Windows 8. I have installed XUbuntu 14.04 as guest OS under Virtualbox. It runs fine. However, I faced some issues: How to share files between the host and ...
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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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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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Dropbox install in VirtualBox Xubuntu

I'm a Linux newbie that's having a fair bit of trouble getting Dropbox to run in Xubuntu 13.10 (which is in VirtualBox – Windows 8.1 host). Everything seems to install correctly, but when it ...
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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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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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Xubuntu 13.10 - Sound indicator missing

This topic refers not (!) to the already known bug. I can't add the sound indicator to my xfce4 bar. There is no such item in the items list. And also - I have no icon for sound management in my ...
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Can't boot up xubuntu

I've been running a small personal server for my own needs for a couple of years on an old computer that I got for 2 chocolate bars from a friend. I installed xubuntu since the machine was old enough ...
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Is there a way to change a Linux Live USB (xubuntu 13.10) to save changes? (persistence)

I wasn't able to install Linux as a bootable operating system from my USB sticks (8 GB, PNY USB 2.0), so I put the live version on instead. I was wondering, if now after having installed some things ...
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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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BIOS not recognizing hard disk, but Ubuntu does

I have a Hard disk, that worked yesterday but is no longer being recognized by BIOS. I think this is because I unplugged it while the computer was rebooting (I know this was stupid) and now I cant ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I get my computer to read and speak Japanese text? [closed]

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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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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Does Xubuntu keep a log of all USB devices ever connected to the system?

What I specifically need is a log that shows the exact time and date a USB device was plugged in or removed. Example : 14:40 USB DEVICE X WAS MOUNTED 14:43 USB DEVICE X WAS REMOVED 02:12 USB ...
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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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copying to usb drive stucks in xubuntu

I am using a 12.04 64 bit version of xubuntu and whenever i try to copy files from my computer to any usb drive, it starts with a good speed and comes almost to an end very fast but as soon as it ...
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Linux OS guest on Windows 8 host [closed]

For the past three years I've been a devoted Linux user on my desktop and laptops, a few months using Arch Linux (great learning experience), but now mainly Ubuntu specifically Xubuntu (lightweight ...
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Changing Python version in Xubuntu

I am in the processing learning python. I was previously learning in Python. I used version 3. Today, I installed Xubuntu 13.04. I am a very new Xubuntu user. The os had two versions pre installed. ...
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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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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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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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Allocating non-contiguous free space to an existing partition

I can't figure out how to add all the "/dev/sda3" space to my /dev/sda1/ .. I tried everything, but /dev/sda1/ can't go over 5.26GB.
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Notebook doesn't detect boot devices [duplicate]

I want to install Xubuntu on my laptop (Asus U44SG) but it's BIOS doesn't seem to detect any device besides the hard drive. I've tried to burn the ISO on my USB with different softwares: ISO to ...
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Problems with installing Xubuntu?

I just picked up a pretty old Dell PC from a company's yard sale. It was previously running Windows XP, but I wanted to install Xubuntu on there. So, I downloaded the 32-bit .iso file, burned it to a ...
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Linux How can I obtain more details about my hardware 56k modem?

I'm using xubuntu and in my laptop hp 6730b I have a 56k modem but I don't know brand or manufacturer. Looks like it doesn't run in linux but would like to see more info about the device. Any ...
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I have compiled the 3.8.2 kernel and the fan doesn't stop after resume from suspend

Kernel config for HP 6730b notebook I can't figure out what I did that's causing this issue. This is xubuntu latest version 12.04.02 LTS Link for kernel config: http://pastebin.com/AuYWdNDR Any ...
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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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Why can I kill a sudo process on Xubuntu but not Linux Mint? (as a normal user)

I have two computers, one running Xubuntu 12.04, and the other running Linux Mint 14. On Xubuntu: $ sudo gedit in another terminal: $ kill [pid of the gedit process] bash: kill: ([pid]) - ...
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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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Optimizing battery life for ThinkPad T430u in Xubuntu

I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad T430u, and installed Xubuntu. I've noticed it has poor battery life. How can I optimize the battery life? Is this a problem with the desktop environment, or ...
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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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Fixing keyboard layout on Xubuntu (can't use AltGr)

I'm going crazy with my laptop's keyboard. My layout is latin spanish, and works just fine. However at some time of the morning some magic auto-reconfiguration makes my layout implode and I can't use ...
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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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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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virtualbox - dhcp issue with xubuntu guest on win7 host

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2.4 on a Windows 7 x64 host. I installed a Xubuntu guest system. The VM has network access through NAT. VirtualBox is configured to act as DHCP server (setup by default) and ...
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Looking for Xubuntu 10.10

I am trying to find a 64 bit ISO of Xubuntu 10.10 .. .according to their site (http://xubuntu.org/news/10-10-release/) it should be released however, I am unable to find anywhere one iso.. Do you ...
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Typing Break in Xubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04, and loathe the new interface so much I've switched to Xubuntu with sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop. Very happy with that so far. But the typing break I always used to ...
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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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How can I reset ATI GPU's to factory settings on Xubuntu?

These cards have been severely overclocked and now I want to just reset to whatever settings the factory used. How can I do that via Xubuntu?