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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 (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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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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Xubuntu 9.10 running on VirtualBox never goes idle

On my Windows 7 32bit machine I'm running a VirtualBox instance of Xubuntu 9.10 32bit and I've noticed that the screen saver on the virtual box instance of Xubuntu never becomes active despite setting ...
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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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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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System chooses boot drive seemingly at random

I have a system with two identical 1TB harddrives, where I image to a backup drive using the dd command. When I boot up, though, despite setting harddrive priority in the BIOS, the system sometimes ...
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Internet not working on a VirtualBox Linux machine

I installed VirtualBox on a Windows 7 PC and installed Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE) on it. Now on the Windows, I am connected to the internet through a LAN which automatically authenticates to connect ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Linux Device Drivers possibly missing?

I have just installed Xubuntu. My box runs quite a lot slower than before with Windows 7. I am wondering if I am missing some device drivers. I can use gnome-device-manager to list my devices. In ...
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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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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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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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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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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 2 : 12 USB ...
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How to hide the Panel 1 with key combination in Xubuntu?

I want to disable Panel 1 (the one that is at the bottom of the screen at default) and have it only appear when I hit certain keys.
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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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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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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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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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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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XFCE session is not restored when login

I have Xubuntu 13.04, I was trying to login as Xubuntu or Xfce and in both cases the session is not restored. I report bug report on launchpad, but with no response. I have directory ...
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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 ...