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

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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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SSH Keychain for Xfce

I have recently switched from Gnome to Xfce on Ubuntu 9.04. In Gnome, the first time I entered the passphrase, it prompted me to save the passphrase. In Xfce however, I am prompted for the ...
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Linux installs - where should I put them?

I am relatively new to Linux, I am using Xubuntu 10.04. A lot of the software I download from the net, e.g. Aptana/Eclipse are just ZIP files that I open and run. I wish them to be in a specific ...
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Multiple OS's and GRUB chainloading

I want to have multiple OS installations and I have been advised that chain loading using GRUB is a good way to handle this. I have looked at tutorials on the web but I still have some questions ...
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Xubuntu Aero Snap Hotkeys?

How can I set up my Xubuntu to quickly use a hotkey (super + direction keys) like Aero Snap in Windows 7?
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Disable tap to click in xubuntu

What is the "preferred" method to turn off tap to click in Xubuntu 9.10? It's not available in Settings->Mouse the way it is in Ubuntu.
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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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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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How do I restore the standard Ubuntu Gnome login after trying Xubuntu?

I've been running Ubuntu with Gnome for some time now. I wanted to try out XFCE, so I tried the suggestion from the site http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/xubuntu and entered the following command: $ ...
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How to know the corresponding command line cmd for the UI click?

I can click the "movie player" from the GUI of Ubuntu, but how could I know the corresponding command line cmd. I want to run the movie player from commmand line. And this is not only about the ...
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What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu?

What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu? Does Xubuntu use the same shell as Ubuntu?
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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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Xubuntu vs Ubuntu 10.04 Performance

I know it just came out today, but are there any statistics with memory requirements, system resources, power usage, and performance to decide which is better Xubuntu or Ubuntu (XFCE vs Gnome)? My ...
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Can thunderbird with -no-remote launch firefox without it?

We have two thunderbird profiles, and we launch thunderbird using -no-remote as follows: thunderbird -no-remote -P Profile1 and thunderbird -no-remote -P Profile2 unfortunately, this means that ...
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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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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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How to change keyboard layout change shortcut in Xubuntu?

In normal Ubuntu it is seamlessly done through System → Preferences → Keyboard → Options dialog. Xubuntu's Xfce desktop lacks this dialog. Surprisingly my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is ...
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Ubuntu: Best way to set microphone volume by command line

I have tried: aumix -i 100 However that only seems to get me to about 3/4 of the maximum volume when I look at the change in the Sound Preferences panel. Here is a screenshot of Sound Preferences ...
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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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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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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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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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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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SYSLINUX? Booting off a Live USB?

I used Unetbootin to install Xubuntu to a Live USB (a 4 GB SanDisk). By default, I'm running Windows 7 (which is also what I ran Unetbootin on). The computer I'm trying to use to boot off the Live USB ...
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How to get sshfs running on Mac OS X 10.6 64-bit?

There seem to be a couple of problems at play here. First let me describe my set-up: I have a Xubuntu 11.04 file server that I can SSH into. I believe that machine has all the packages it needs on it ...
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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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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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Installing and using 32-bit software in 64-bit Linux

Is there a way to install and run i386 software packages inside an AMD64 version of Xubuntu (v9.10)? Just to get an idea, how much effort would it require to port it to something usable within the ...
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Installing Xubuntu to Flash Drive

How can I make a persistent install of Xubuntu on my flash drive, so I can boot from my flash drive and save changes and files?
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How come I get the error 'CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR' when trying to boot from Windows XP Professional SP2 CD?

Problem I tried to install Windows XP Pro SP2 over the current Xubuntu 10.04 install on my laptop using the original factory CD but got the error CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR First I will let you ...
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Mount a NTFS Partition in Xubuntu

I was wondering what the best way to mount a NTFS partition in Ubuntu would be. I created an NTFS drive where I store things that I want both a Windows and Xubuntu to have read/write access to. Also, ...
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Move a window back into the visible area in Xubuntu?

On my laptop, after I use a higher-resolution external monitor, applications will sometimes place themselves outside the visible area of my desktop. How do I move them back into the visible area? (No ...
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How set up ReadyBoost (equivilent) on Xubuntu laptop?

I'm setting up an old Thinkpad 600e laptop using Xubuntu. The machine has only 160MB of memory (all I could find - 32MB onboard, + 2 x 64MB expansions), so it's paging like mad during normal use. I'm ...
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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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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 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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Tail keeps snapping to the bottom after i scroll up with mousewheel

I'm having a problem with tail in Xubuntu (Xfce 4). In my previous ubuntu install (Ubuntu 9.10), if i was tailing a file with tail -f myfile, i could scroll up with the mousewheel to look at an ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 themes look ugly after hdmi cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an hdmi cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...