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Questions tagged [xubuntu]

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

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Opening any file manager hangs the system

Using xubuntu 16.04.5 LTS with budgie-desktop. As soon as i start any file manager, Thunar or Nautilus installed, it consumes whole RAM and hangs the complete system. Previous day the system was ...
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Why I can't delete selected strings with the cursor in xfc4-terminal ? But I can delete selected strings one by one

When I select with the cursor a command/part of a command or any word I can't delete it in xfce4-terminal even a right click there is no option to delete. I can delete when I select one by one string. ...
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Shortcuts defined to open a program not react immediately after login in Xubuntu 16.04.5

I don't know if this behavior is normal, when I start my laptop then every thing is loaded (desktop, panels, wifi connection and so on) then I type a shortcut to open for example mousepad(Alt+m) it ...
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How to set keyboard shortcut using Shift+(any latter) without interfere on default behaviour (type upper case latter)?

My system is Xubuntu 16.04.5 and I would like to ask if is possible to set keyboard shortcut using Shift+(any latter)? I tried and the shortcut works but now I can't type upper case latter ( in case ...
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How to add a portuguese-BR dictionary on xfce4-dict-plugin ?

I couldn't find a Portuguese-BR dict. to install on xfce-dict-plugin. I want only a Portuguese-BR dict. I already have por-eng and eng-por installed. Appreciate some help. Thanks Vladi. My OS is ...
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Xubuntu - update returns tons of errors

I'm attempting to install OBS Studio onto my Tinker Board S in the ELAR Systems dist of Xubuntu. Somehow, I think I might have touched something I shouldn't have when I was trying to compile it and it ...
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How to run Plasma (KDE) session in Xubuntu 16.04.5 running xfce by default?

When I logout on Xubuntu (xfce) I get a screen to login again, on top bar of this screen is placed an icon and when click it the drop down menu offers 3 options to login: Plasma, xfce and Xubuntu. By ...
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My Wi-Fi completely messed up after installation of KDE connect

I need help to restore my Wi-Fi and DNS settings to previous state like was before installation of KDE connect. Now I have unstable Wi-Fi (every few minutes disconnect), I can ping, mtr from terminal ...
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I can't set (left)Alt+c as shortcut for an app in Xubuntu 16.04

My system is Xubuntu 16.04 and I can't define an app shortcut using (Left) Alt+c, I don't why. I have set super key as compose key. On keyboard settings window I have several shortcuts using (Left) ...
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Convert (compress) JPEG images using mogrify keeping the original files in the same directory

I'm trying to convert(compress) a bunch of JPEG images using imagemagick command mogrify, keeping the original file in the same directory. I'm typing in terminal window : mogrify -quality 25% *.JPEG ...
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Asus Eee PC 1101HA - YouTube super slow

A friend wants me to fix her laptop and make it usable. I know it's very old, but maybe it can handle web browsing at least :) I gave up on installing Windows 7 patches because it looked like it will ...
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Problems with setting permanent keyboard layout in Ubuntu 16.04 Xubuntu

Following this information, changing the config file sets layout permanently. It is already set to what is required (neo2) previoisly it was set to German, but in both cases the layout is not loading ...
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Create shortcut key in firefox to open a URL

My system is Xubuntu 16.04 and I would like to create a shortcut key to open a URL. I don't want a desktop entry to open a URL, I know that I can create a desktop shortcut to open a URL. To be precise:...
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Unable to navigate BIOS and shut down after OS loads

Problem: Upon booting up my Dell Inspirion 14 3467, the machine's power shuts down when OS has loaded (moments after OS login page appears). No beeps, and heatsink spins normally during the process. ...
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How to shrink ext4 partition below minimum size reported by resize2fs?

I want to shrink a 250GB ext4 partition down to 200GB with resize2fs. "df" tool says the partition is about 40% filled up. So I guess I can at least shrink the partition to that level. Yet, when I ...
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Blinking Cursor when trying to install Xubuntu in VirtualBox

I'm attempting to get an Xubuntu VM running with VirtualBox 5.2.14 on Windows 7 (Lenovo E550). I downloaded an Xubuntu iso which I believe is 32bit (18.04-desktop-i386). Here were my VM settings. ...
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wubi bcdeditor real-mode boot sector default boot

I have installed Xubuntu using wubi on windows 7 starter. I use Xubuntu often, hence setting default boot to Xubuntu makes sense :-) This is current listing: PS C:\Windows\system32> .\bcdedit.exe /...
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Wireless disappears on Ubuntu 16.04 Laptop

I have a X201 Thinkpad with Xubuntu 16.04 installed. Unfortunately, the WLAN is extremely unreliable. First it doesn't cause any problems, then it just goes out and you can't log into a network ...
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Fresh Xubuntu install. Apostrophe key does nothing

I am running xubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64 on a Dell XPS15-L502X laptop. Everything is working fine except that the apostrophe key does not appear to do anything. I cannot type single or double quotes. ...
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Launch a terminal on startup on a specific workspace

Problem: At startup launch a xfce4-terminal at workspace x with size and location y. Must use .desktop files Work done: 17:34:13 - ~ - martin$ cd ~/.config/autostart/ 17:34:19 - ~/.config/autostart ...
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how to make the Ubuntu volume control to work on the active output device

I am listening to audio with headphones attached to my Lenovo Thinkpad docking station. The output device is "ThinkPad OneLink Plus...". However the volume control, both the keyboard volume keys and ...
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How do I mirror sync on Xubuntu from a SSD NTFS partition to an Android SD Card through MTP?

I've decided to switch to a Linux OS since it's lighter and faster than Windows 10. I've got most of my usual applications running but Xubuntu 16.04.01 is really showing how terrible it is at handling ...
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get touchscreen working on Linux xubuntu (ncr 7443)

I took our old cash register out of the garage to see if could station in at the speakers in the living room, connected to a DAC and running spotify. The installation of xubuntu went well except that ...
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Windows 10 booting old installation after SSD clone

I recently cloned my system drive from a 128GB SSD to a 500GB SSD and now I am facing some weird problems. First up, let me describe my old setup: Drive 0 (128GB SSD) GRUB 2 Windows 10 system-...
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How to delay preload.service to start 30sec after boot in Xubunut 16.04?

I want to delay start of preload.service because it takes +-5sec on boot, I read some posts but I couldn't make any changes to preload.service conf. file locate at /etc/init.d because this file is ...
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Resize window by grabbing the bottom corner doesn't work in some programs in Xubuntu 16.04

Why in some programs (for example geary accounts settings window) when I select(grab) the bottom corner window to resize then move in, the window is UNRESIZABLE, I can't resize it. How to fix that? ...
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Xfce weather plugin - Is it possible to change the Weather forecast provider?

My system is Xubuntu 16.04 and I have running on panel xfce-weather plugin and it works with no problems. I was wondering if it is possible to change the Weather forecast provider, if yes how to do ...
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Geary mail not sync all messages for my accounts in xububtu 16.04

I'm just using geary mail with no problems! BUT I have set gmail and yahoo mail accounts and it works (I think so), the problem is that geary not sync ALL messages I have for these accounts. What I ...
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How to setup new host name (IP address) and port number in xubuntu 16.04 to connecct to wifi internet?

I explain my situation: I downloaded from google play store NetShare app to make my smartphone as WiFi extender, it works with no problems, BUT I need to change the host name (IP address) and port ...
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How to enable enter key open a link on chromium,I'm usigng xubuntu 14.04?

How to enable enter key open a link on chromium? When the cursor is over a link clicking enter key do nothing. My system is xubuntu 14.04.
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How to disable automatic minimize window when clicking outside of this window? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04

When I have, for example,browser open and it is maximized then open terminal window not maximized I want to keep terminal window open when I click anywhere on browser. How to do this? So far when ...
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Why I can't extend to second monitor (connected via HDMI on TV) in xubuntu 14.04?

I don't how to extend to second monitor(HDMI) and then drag a window program to right or left. I tried set it in settings manager -> display, it shows laptop screen and below HDMI monitor, but there ...
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Configure routing so LAN connections go through wifi and WAN through modem

I have to configure my machine, so that packets for local machines (in the 192.168.. subnet) go through my wireless network, and WAN connections (any other IP address), go through modem. Consider ...
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How can I simulate the middle mouse button on Linux?

I just got a 4-button trackball mouse without a mousewheel (many of those don't have a mousewheel, for some reason), and I would like to make one of those buttons act like the middle mouse button. The ...
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VirtualBox shutting down without warning

I have searched this and thing seems to relate directly to what I am experiencing. I am running VirtualBox 5.1.26 on Mac OS X 10.10.5. My Guest is Xubuntu 16.04. I am noticing that whenever I am ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 ttyname failed Inappropriate ioctl for device

I have a need to launch Xubuntu as a root user for a stand-alone demo system. Whether I use the auto-login feature from lightdm, or when logging in via "Other" > "root" when prompted, I always get ...
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Why does Evince add boundaries around the document?

Since upgrading my Xubuntu, Evince behaves weird: it doesn't use its full window for displaying the document, but wastes a lot of screen real-estate with empty margines around it as soon as the page ...
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Open VPN configuration error

I have installed openvpn and I have downloaded the .ovpn file but unable to import the file in network settings> vpn> import file option. Result: Cannot import VPN connection The filen vpn.ovpn could ...
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ORACLE_HOME must be set and $ORACLE_HOME/dbs must be writable error in Xubuntu Linux 16.04

Looking for some advice and help on issues, I am having with a new install of Oracle XE on my laptop running Xubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS. I followed this post for my install. In the Oracle XE install ...
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Cannot boot Xubuntu after disabling secure boot in UEFI bios. Cannot install nVidia drivers

Motherboard: Asus Z170i Pro Gaming (UEFI BIOS ver. 3016) Graphics card: nVidia GTX 1060 OS: Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 64bit I installed the OS using the basic boot option (legacy MBR), the installation ...
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Linux UI frequently freezes for <1 second

The Linux Desktop (Xubuntu 16.04) freezes frequently (multiple times a minute) for less than 1-2 seconds and then returns operating normally. During the freeze only the mouse cursor is movable. The ...
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Two Ubuntu installs on one hard drive

I am trying to install two different versions of Xubuntu (16.10 and 14.04.5 LTS) on the same machine but Grub is not showing the other Xubuntu as an option in the menu. The main reason for this is I ...
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Virtualbox Xubuntu resolutions not matching up

I can't find an answer for this question so I'll post it. I have a VM with Xubuntu installed and 'full-screen mode' worked absolutely fine, the clarity was perfect and it was displaying a 1920x1080 ...
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Byobu and Xubuntu 16.04

I'm finding that in Xubuntu 16.04 byobu is not behaving itself. I've used it for years on Ubuntu, most recently 14.04 with no issues and I don't know if the problems are the switch to Xubuntu or the ...
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Find command not deleting anything when -delete is used

I'm using this script: find $convfold -name \*.mkv -o -name \*.avi -o -name \*.mov -o -name \*.wmv -o -name \*.m4p -o -name \*.m4v -o -name \*.mpg -o -name \*.mp2 -o -name \*.mpeg -o -name \*.mpe -o -...
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Linux un-allocate socket?

I'm writing a network application, and have been running into a slight nuisance. I have to wait a period in-between tests, because my server program, even after closing still has the port I'm using "...
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Will formatting the FreeDOS partition make Windows 10 unbootable?

I bought a Lenovo Y700-17ISK and it came with FreeDOS on a separate partition in the beginning of the hard drive. It looked like that: FreeDOS 1 GB - unallocated space 931 GB Then, I installed ...
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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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Cannot install afpfs-ng

On Xubuntu 16.04LTS amd64, I cannot install afpfs-ng. This is a HUGE problem for me since my school uses macs and an afp file server, and I only have a PC running Linux and I need a file for the ...
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How to find my drives on Xubuntu 10 live mode

I loaded Xubuntu 10 from USB because I want to repair my boot.ini file(Windows XP). But I can't see my Hard drive in the file manager.