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

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How to make Chromium and Firefox show images in native size?

I have a monitor with 166 DPI resolution connected to a Xubuntu machine. When I open a page with images, or even just a single image, it's recognized to be e.g. 100px × 100px in size, but displayed as ...
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Ctrl-. displays e and changes input

I'm running xubuntu 21.10 and have a weird problem I can't work out. If I press ctrl-. it displays the character e. If I then press enter or esc then it disappears. Until I've pressed enter or esc I ...
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How can I shrink my LogicalVolume and VolumeGroup using Gparted

I'm trying to use GParted-Live to shrink my LVM LogicalVolume from 900GB to 800GB and create a new LogicalVolume of 100GB on the VolumeGroup. But when I boot up on my Gparted-Live, I don't see ...
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Elan touchpad not working correctly after logging into Xubuntu 20.04

I used lubuntu recently but decided to switch to xubuntu to try it out. On lubuntu, my touchpad worked fine. But on xubuntu, my touchpad works correctly only when I am on the login screen. After login,...
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Ubuntu not responding after Login (20.04)

Ubuntu machine will stuck on a "Blank" screen after entering the Login and password in the login screen. What happens is, the login window is getting stuck after you enter the login ...
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Cannot properly mount music CDs under Xubuntu Linux

I have three systems running Xubuntu: Dell E5440 running 18.04 ThinkPad T420 running 20.04 Dell PowerEdge T110 (headless server) running 20.04 I am trying to mount the optical drive and I cannot do ...
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Create terminator layout with only one window?

I just reinstalled Linux (xubuntu) for the first time in years, and apparently there are some things I've forgotten. I'm trying to make a layout in Terminator, but for some reason when I add one it ...
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Xubuntu multibootusb never ending dots

When trying to boot xubuntu-20.04.3-desktop-amd64 from a multibootusb usb it shows memdisk and then xubuntu and then it appears to load but it's just printing dots (not in the terminal-black screen, ...
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Can xfce4-screenshotter be configured to save a screenshot without any GUI appearing?

I quite like xfce4-screenshooter, but even when I map it to my prntscrn key and tell it where to save e.g. xfce4-screenshooter --fullscreen --save ~/Pictures/Screenshots/, the GUI still appears to ...
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Are the rules for clearing Thunar's thumbnail cache set somewhere that the user can change?

I have recently discovered that my ~/.cache/thumbnails/normal/ folder contains some very old thumbnails. I was under the impression that these were automatically deleted with reasonable frequency. The ...
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Why my screen automatically zooms? How to stop it?

I am in Xubuntu. Sometimes, when I use Android Studio and suddenly change my "activity". I meant whenever I visit Android Studio to Chrome using alt+tab then my screen automatically zoom. ...
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xubuntu 20.04 Unable to disable xfce4-screensaver

I posted a question ( xubuntu in hyper-v freezes keyboard and mouse clicks after some idle time ) and it finally turned out, that the real reason is following: I installed XUbuntu 20.04 and disabled ...
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xubuntu in hyper-v freezes keyboard and mouse clicks after some idle time

Usually I'm using virutalbox, but as there are supposedly some performance issues if one runs virtualbox together with WSL2 I decided to try out Hyper-V. I have virtually no experience, so perhaps ...
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Xubuntu installation on Virtual Box stuck at splash screen

I am trying to install Xubuntu on Virtual Box, but it always gets stuck at following screen. I followed instructions from several websites and youtube videos and still the result is same. I am using a ...
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Is there a preferred way of restarting X after getting stuck on the desktop despite not logging in due to disconnecting a monitor?

When I disconnect the external monitor on my Xubuntu 20.04 laptop, I occasionally experience some misbehavior on my main monitor. For example, I recently disconnected my external monitor while the ...
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How to enable library in ffmpeg without build ffmpeg from source (linux)?

I have the xubuntu 18.04. I installed ffmpeg from ubuntu repository and built libaom. So, how to enable libaom in ffmpeg without reinstall ffmpeg from source (ffmpeg compilation guide or ffmpeg ...
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How can i download folder from google drive in linux

I want to download a directory that i puted in my drive to my ubuntu from terminal !! How can i download a directory from google drive to my ubuntu 20.04 with wget ?? or even another one! i searched ...
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How can I change the line height in the Xfce4 interface?

I have been looking for ways to change(reduce) the line height or padding top/bottom on all lines in the X interface. Xubuntu 18.04 LTS After many searches, I have found that I have to edit the ~/....
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Error when install Skype on Xubuntu 20.04

I download and install Skype on Xubuntu 20.04 I use this command sudo apt install -f ./skypeforlinux-64.deb But got this error: sudo apt install -f ./skypeforlinux-64.deb Reading package lists... ...
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Use Ubuntu laptop as ethernet wifi extender with Xubuntu

I'm getting a new tower computer soon. I don't have a USB or PCI WiFi card, but my laptop has a WiFi connection, and both the tower and laptop have an Ethernet port. What I want to know is if I can ...
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Within a category, how can I get the apps in Xfce 4.14's Whisker Menu to sort alphabetically?

Whenever I install a new program and it gets placed in a category on the Whisker Menu (e.g. "Education", "Development"), it always defaults to putting the program at the bottom of ...
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how to use alsa device hw:0 on xubuntu

I have an audio processing sw designed to use alsa's hw:0 device. On my xubuntu machine I get the same error as this command line: $ aplay -D hw:0 440.wav aplay: main:830: audio open error: Device or ...
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What patterns can be used in Thunar's Select By Pattern?

In Thunar, Select By Pattern - the option brought up by ctrl+s - lets you search through the files in a directory by patterns. For example, searching "?.jpg" will select all jpgs. What is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 takes 30 seconds to suspend

I updated from Xubuntu 16.04 to 20.04 during the pre-release on a Dell XPS 13 (2013). When clicking suspend the WIFI is turned of immediately, then nothing happens for exactly 30 seconds, then it ...
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What can you do when you've accidentally turned your brightness all of the way down in a way that largely forbids keyboard use?

I've recently encountered something quite annoying in Xfce. I can control my brightness with my Fn key shortcuts only if I am not in a menu. This means that if I go in to the power manager plugin ...
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Thunar shows me icons from Wine, but I don't have Wine installed. How can I make it forget about Wine?

I've tried the many methods from here and therefore I'm confident that I no longer have Wine installed on my Xubuntu 20.04 machine. However, the default icon for opening .dll and similar Windows files ...
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Xubuntu GUI not loading?

I just installed xubuntu-core on my amazon-ec2 server, but I can't get it to load into a UI. When I try to use sudo startx it throws an error, while sudo service lightdm start doesn't seem to do ...
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Xfce's clock is slow to update after waking from suspend, is this normal?

I'm running Xubuntu 20.04, which I believe puts me on Xfce 4.14. This issue has got me in to some trouble when I return to my machine and contact people whilst having a completely wrong idea of what ...
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how do I diagnose this issue where sshing to another machine causes my display to shut off

Yeah this is weird. I have an xubuntu 18.04 machine, I have a xfce4 terminal running gnu screen. In a screen I ssh to this one other xubuntu 18.04 machine, and the ssh connection goes through, but my ...
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How can I be confident that no new firmware exists for my SSD?

I'm trying to check if there is any new firmware for my 981 Samsung SSD, specifically a model MZVLB512HAJQ, that I installed in my Lenovo S340. This SSD was on the manufacture's comptatable parts list,...
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Does swap size have any relevance to suspend to RAM?

I'm having some trouble suspending my Xubuntu 19.10 machine and I've recently heard a suggestion that I might need more swap. Currently I have about 1GB of swap for 8GB of RAM, which I've heard is a ...
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Where can I investigate session-only spontaneous mouse failure?

On my Lenovo S340 Ideapad with Xubuntu 19.10, I'm having a strange issue with my touchpad, apparently a 'MSFT0001:02 04F3:304B Touchpad' using a Synaptics driver. For no reason that I can find, the ...
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Ubuntu on VMWare Fusion keep showing black screen on load - macOS Catalina

I'm trying to install latest Xubuntu on my VmWare Fusion on macOS Catalina. I downloaded the xubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso I installed it, everything seems fine the way to the end. But when I ...
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How to get code block with syntax highlighting into LibreOffice Writer

I am using Linux. I want to write small pieces of code and paste them into LibreOffice Writer. I do not care too much about which code editor to use, although preferably it would be ViM or Sublime ...
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Xubuntu - airplane mode after suspend PC

I have a problem please with Xubuntu 19.10 with MSI GS75: After putting my pc to suspend, it goes into airplane mode. My Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are disabled. And I can't get out of airplane mode with ...
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Laptop & Xubuntu - Lid close (for standby screen) = Can’t unlock

I start with brand new Xubuntu 19.10 (I come from Windows 10). With my laptop (MSI GS75 Sealth 85F), I have a problem during sleep when I close the cover: First of all when I close the cover of my ...
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Driver 440 with Xubuntu : ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded

My computer is : laptop MSI GS75 Stealth (buy in 2019) - With 1 disk 512 GB SSD - 16 GB RAM DDR4 - Intel core i7. Coming from Windows, I'm trying to upgrade to Linux (I am PHP / Laravel developer). ...
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How to add Recently opened files item to xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin right pane?

In xfce4-whiskermenu the right pane has an item Recently Used, it is for apps/programs. I'd to know if is possible to add an item to show Recently Opened Files to the right pane of xfce4-whiskermenu. ...
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How to enable speakers sounds when I plugin a external microphone ? (OS Xubuntu 16.04.6)

I have an external microphone and I would like to ask if is it possible to plugin this microphone then enable output sound for the speakers? So far when it's plugged the speakers sounds are disabled. ...
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How to disable inactive window shadowing in XFCE?

In Xubuntu inactive windows are being shadowed, like on this example: But I don't really like this behavior. How do I disable shadowing, so inactive windows would look like active ones?
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Xubuntu kills all apps after login

I am using Xubuntu 18.04. After fresh install I customized my desktop as I usually do (installed some packages and changed some config). Anyhow I am not sure when it began but once I locked screen (...
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"Printers" menu in xubuntu doesn't exist

I want to print some documents from my computer. I have a chromebook in developer mode that is using crouton to create a chroot of Xubuntu. So I searched up how to print in Xubuntu, and ended up at ...
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Android x86 on KVM-QEMU issue with the sound

My OS is Xubuntu 18.04. I recently installed qemu-kvm as well as Virtual Machine Manager. I created a virtual machine for Android x86 7.1 using the VM wizard. Everything works fine with the default ...
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How to search WITHIN subfolders in Thunar File Manager?

I have GalliumOS, it's basically a Xubuntu for Chromebooks. So, when I installed Firefox, the icon turned to a dumb theme. So I read oneline that the icon is located in /usr/share/icons, great! But ...
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After upgrading xubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, chrome resets the xprintidle idle timer every 20-30 seconds, How to stop it?

I have a bunch of scripts that do things based on extended idle times of the machine. Everything worked great until I upgraded 16.04 to 18.04. The upgrade of course had problems, but after I worked ...
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Laptop is draining battery when off

I have a cheep Chinese Laptop Jumper Ezbook 3L pro. I am experiencing the problem with battery drain since several weeks - after one day off the battery is half empty. I think I first encountered this ...
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Issue with USB device and VirtualBox

I am new to VirtualBox and Linux. My configuration: Host: VirtualBox 5.2.12 on Windows 10 Guest: Xubuntu I have a PYNQ-Z2 board connected via USB to my computer. While in Windows I can see the ...
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Does Linux kernel 4.19 work well on Dell Latitude 5491 with Xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and BIOS version 1.5.1?

Does Linux kernel 4.19 work well on Dell Latitude 5491 with Xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and currently latest BIOS version 1.5.1 (which has delivered great improvement for thermal and fan management by the way)...
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How to run xampp control panel in the Xubuntu

How can I start xampp? After the installation there was no shortcut created on the desktop, now I am unable to find it. I am using the latest XAMPP for latest xubuntu.
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Double Commander custom actions configuration [closed]

I need some help to set custom actions in Double Commander. For example: I set an action to open directory as root but when I select this option in the context menu (left click on selected directory) ...
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