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

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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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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 implodes and and I can't ...
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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?
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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 vsftpd couldnt restart

# sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility, e.g. service vsftpd restart Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been ...
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Make GRUB2 work installing Linux over OEM Win7

I bought an Acer laptop with Win7, and installed Linux Xubuntu as second OS. It says the GRUB was installed as well, but at the boot it keeps loading only windows. No grub screen at all. What to do? ...
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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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Installing .NET 4.0 Framework on Wine using Winetricks

I use Xubuntu 12.04 and I installed Wine 1.4. I am now trying to install the .NET 4.0 Framework using Winetricks. I use this command sudo sh winetricks dotnet40 But I get this error wine cmd.exe / ...
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Changing the default windows manager in xfce

I'm running a copy of xubuntu with xfce as my desktop environment and compiz ad my windows manager. I'd like to make compiz the default over xfwm4, but I'm having trouble locating the configuration to ...
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Xubuntu login hangs after Cancel Button click

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 (I installed using the alternative installer.) running in Virtaulbox 4.1.20 My issue is with the login screen (lightdm-gtk-greeter). It usually runs just fine, and allows ...
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How can I make the XAnalogTV xscreensaver fill my screen?

I recently installed xscreensaver, as well as the additional/extra screensavers. Many of the OpenGL ones function correctly, going fullscreen as expected. However, for some reason, the XAnalogTV ...
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aview: Invalid magic-not p?m family format

I am simply trying to use aview to display a simple JPEG image using the terminal, however every time it returns this error: Invalid magic-not p?m family format It happens with other files of other ...
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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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Why does Xubuntu's 'hdparm' command not return a faster result for my SSD (Crucial m4)?

Here is my output: sda is an m4 Crucial SSD sdb is a 7200rpm hard disk Should I not be expecting fast performance from the SSD? Is is using TRIM and noatime. Both drives are formatted as ext4. ...
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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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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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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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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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How to get rid of notes window at login

Each time I log in on my xubuntu, I get a window titled "Notes - Notes" on the desktop How can I permanently get rid of this annoying window?
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How to force 640*480@60Hz screen resolution on xubuntu 12.04

It seems xubuntu won't be able to correctly set resolution at 640*480@60Hz at its Display settings. And I am unable to correctly my super small 6.4 inch Mitsubishi VGA panel via VGA cable. I have ...
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Xubuntu Terminal overrides shell- and vi color schemes, how to deactivate?

I'm running an up-to-tade Xubuntu and have a real problem with these Terminals. I don't want them to be all that design-ish. Just the plain old Terminal with a black background and green text. And in ...
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Xubuntu stuck after login

How can I debug an issue with Xubuntu 12.04 (fresh install) which just waits idle after a login for about 30 seconds? The login screen is delayed correctly. After login, I get my desktop background, ...
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Broken packages after upgrading Xubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS

I upgraded my Xubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS. After this, I noted that ssh is no more installed. I tried install it and got this error: we@nemesis:~$ sudo apt-get install openssh-client Reading ...
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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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Changing keyboard layouts in Xubuntu with certain keyboard combination

I've recently moved from Ubuntu 10.10 to Xubuntu 11.10. I've found a script to toggle keyboard layouts via a certain key combination. You have to specify the combination to toggle the layout ...
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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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VirtualBox: using physical partition as virtual drive

Background: I am using VirtualBox installed on Windows 7. From within VirtualBox I am using Xubuntu as a virtual OS. The reason I chose this approach is so that I don't have to keep turning off ...
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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: can't exit screensaver, can't login to console

I was in the middle of moving my windows partition with gparted and the screensaver kicked in. Now, no matter what I press on the keyboard or mouse the screen stays blank. I can get to a console with ...
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How do I add a different monitor resolution to NVidia X Server Settings' list

I've got two monitors connected to the same PC; one directly via DVI, the other through a KVM switch on a (blue) VGA cable. I just installed Xubuntu 11.10 on it, installed the current nvidia drivers, ...
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Can't open Catalyst with administrative privileges on Xubuntu 11.10

For some reason I can't open Catalyst with administrative privileges on Xubuntu 11.10. The regular Catalyst Control Center works fine, but it doesn't allow me to make necessary changes to my multiple ...
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Wireless won't work on Xubuntu 11.10, but worked with live CD

I just installed Xubuntu 11.10 on my system and wireless doesn't work. The wireless card worked perfectly on Ubuntu 11.10 and on the live CD version of Xubuntu 11.10. As soon as I installed Xubuntu ...
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Make Server Wake on Connection

I always lock my laptop when I'm not using it, and I keep the lid up when I leave my house, but I find that someone almost always shuts the lid. This prevents me from connecting to my TLS-encrypted ...
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Getting XAMPP to work with Dropbox

I have Dropbox and xampp (well, lampp) install on my xubuntu machine. I keep all of the sites I (offline) manage in my Dropbox folder. I have a question on getting it synced with xampp htdocs ...
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Why won't Xubuntu let me use dual monitors

ASUS laptop and Xubuntu (11.10) running off the live CD will give me my dual monitors, but when I install Xubuntu I can't set up dual monitors. When I boot from the live CD both monitors come on even ...
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Make xubuntu open programs maximized

How do I make xubuntu open programs maximised? I'm using the newest version of xubuntu.
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How do I remove the title bar in Xubuntu?

I have limited screen place, and I'd like to know how I could remove the title bar. I use hotkey to close, maximize, etc. anyway. Thanks :)
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What is the Xubuntu sound recorder application?

What sound recorder is provided by Xubuntu 11.10 or is lightweight and would be a good candidate for the XFCE desktop?
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Switched to Xubuntu but Unity theme won't go away

I got fed up with Unity and decided to switch to Xubuntu, following the instructions on this thread. Almost everything went well, and I'm much happier with the system. However the window borders from ...
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How do I disable the login screen on XFCE?

I'm using Xubuntu 11.10, but can't see how to disable the login screen. I'm pretty sure I set it to auto login during setup, but recently upgraded, and now it's asking for a password when I turn the ...
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Screen buffer is corrupted when resuming from suspend in Xubuntu

I have a ThinkPad x220 and Xubuntu 11.04. At work I use an external 22" monitor with a VGA cable. When my day is over, I tell Xubuntu to disconnect from the monitor and only use the laptop monitor. ...
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Unity window keyboard shortcuts in Xubuntu

One of the only things I like about Unity is its window positioning keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Super+NUMPAD9 to position the window at the top right). Is there anything similar for Xubuntu?