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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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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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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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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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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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 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 - Stop XFCE from running at boot

Here is what I'm trying to do. My computer is connected to my TV with Kodi running. I want to be able to VNC into an XFCE desktop while kodi is still running on the main screen. The first issue is ...
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Need help resolving kernel panic - not syncing: timeout synchronizing machine check over cpus

I'm attempting to install Xubuntu 15.04 x64 on a brand new high end laptop. I've already fixed a problem with the NVidia cards and needing to set nomodeset on boot but now I get this one kernel panic ...
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Xubuntu: computer can't be reached over ssh after being idle for a period of time

This started happening after installing Xubuntu 14.04 instead of an old Ubuntu, so I believe the wireless card is not to blame. After being idle for a small period of time (roughly 15-30 minutes) I ...
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Setup 4 head video card and monitors?

I'd like to get the 4 head setup on my machine that runs two different video cards: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV620 LE NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [NVS 310] I got two monitors working, ...
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How do I determine why an executable won't execute

I'm simply trying to launch an binary downloaded from the Internet. The parent dir and the file have permissions set to 777. Double-clicking the Desktop icon, right-click -> Execute, and running the ...
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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 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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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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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 /sys/class/...
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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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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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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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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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How to press the middle mouse button in Xubuntu in VirtualBox on MacBook Pro?

I am running Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS as a guest under VirtualBox Version 5.0.22 r108108 on a OS X El Capitan 10.11.15 host, on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013). In Xubuntu, I want to press the ...
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PC wont boot another OS than Xubuntu 16

I'm trying to make an old PC useful. Is a Pentium 4 HT 3GHz, I did put a SATA HD and 3GB RAM, a nVidia GForce Fx 5200 128MB so it still can work ok. I chosen Ubuntu but the Unity interface is to heavy,...
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Display distorted or no signal (various OSes), system freezes and occasionally recovers

I recently had problems with distorted display or no signal at all with xubuntu 16.04 and other OSes. It started when I wanted to use my monitor to play console using it's HDMI input. I was running ...
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xubuntu: restoring “drive snapshot” image onto removable disk

I have some images created with Drive Snapshot I now want to restore one of these images onto a removable disk, using my xububtu system. The removable disk is a USB device which appears as a SCSI ...
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How to install xubuntu on a nextbook

I have a nextbook and am trying to install xubuntu. At this point, I have grub version 2.02 running, which returns to another Shell> by Insyde Corp. when done. How do I install an Xubuntu operating ...
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Touchscreen clicks not advancing slides in libreoffice

I'm using an Xubuntu touchscreen box to run an interactive LibreOffice Impress presentation. I want the user to be able to click on the slide, and hyperlinks in the slide to be able to advance to more ...
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How to trobleshoot AwesomeWM performance?

I use heavily Awesome WM on Xubuntu. When I say heavily, I mean: multi display 4k display lot of applications lot of virtual windows (tags) lot of personalization of AwesomeWM (custom rc.lua and ...
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Xubuntu 15 in VirtualBox, dual display

I'm using Xubuntu 15.10 in VirtualBox 5.0 on Windows 7 with dual display in "extended" mode. I have configured the VM with: Settings > Display > Screen Video memory: 128MB Monitor ...
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What do I do about gedit “modifying” files without modifying them?

I have started using git via bash command line in combination with gedit to work on some stuff. My OS is Xubuntu 15.04. I have noticed something peculiar. Assume that I have gone through some files, ...
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Left click mouse button keeps stopping working

the left click button on my mouse will work at first when I start my computer, then anywhere from one to fifteen minutes later it stops. This happened before and seemed to go away after a while. I ...
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Virtual box multiple adapter settings issue

In virtual-box i have 2 VM's which has Xubuntu in one and Ubuntu Server in the other. I have selected 2 Adapters in Network settings 'NAT' and 'Host-only Adapter'. Issue: Xubuntu gets correctly 2 ...
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Pass through secondary gpu

I have 2 graphics cards (and integrated graphics, total 3 gpu's) installed and want to pass through one graphics card (GT220). My host system is Win10 PRO and guest is Xubuntu 14.04.3. I have both ...
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I am trying to install xubuntu 15.04 on virtual box on windows but installation gets stuck

I am trying to install xubuntu 15.04 on virtual box on windows but installation gets stuck at: [7.797902] ACPI PCC probe failed starting version 219 _ It has been so for the past half an hour
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proftpd FTP connection too long until folder listing (using gigolo)

I have "inherited" some old server from the previous admin and I am experiencing issues with FTP. The problem is that it takes about 4 minutes (!) to sucessfully connect and do something. I am using ...
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Display resolution of VirtualBox 5.04 running Xubuntu 14.x on Windows 7 64bit host

I recently took the Plunge to install Linux (Xubuntu 14.x) on a very old Notebook, running Windows 7 64bit SP1, in a virtual environment VirtualBox 5.04. All went fine, until I realized there was no ...
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Cannot view RAW files with Ristretto under Xubuntu

I am trying to open Sony ARW and Canon CR2 files in Xubuntu 15.04 with Ristretto but am having no luck. libopenraw1 is installed and Thunar also shows thumbnails of RAW files. Everything on the ...
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Trigger lock/unlock XFCE session on udev event

I'm trying to write simple script that will unlock my XFCE session (xubuntu) when I will connect my phone via usb and vice-versa -> lock when phone will be disconnected. So far I managed to write new ...
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VGA display is blank after disconnect/reconnect

At home I sometimes disconnect a large LCD VGA display (and USB mouse/keyboard) from my XUbuntu/xfce server to use it with my laptop (mostly to play games). As long as the LCD is not disconnected I ...
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Xubuntu - give Apache access to user directory

I'd like to serve up a CakePHP website from a user directory: /home/myuser/Documents/project/app/webroot Everything I've tried results in 403/Forbdden when I try to access it via a browser. I've ...
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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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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 fglrx-amdcccle-...
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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 ...