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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 change password on the Odin Project's Xubuntu?

I have created a Xubuntu account to start the Odin Project and either I mistyped the password or something went wrong but it keeps saying Password incorrect. Please try again. Not sure how to change ...
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What does Mousepad's "Open files in: new tabs in a new window" do?

Mousepad's preferences menu has an 'Open files in:' dropdown menu. One of its items is 'new tabs in a new window'. How does this differ from 'new tabs' and 'new window'? I've experimented but see no ...
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Why is my external hard drive so slow to boot xubuntu?

I've got a external hard drive, partitioned, with an NTFS and a Fat32 partition. I've got random stuff on the NTFS and i'm trying to install Xubuntu onto the Fat32 partition. I've created a Xubuntu ...
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Plugging in a second monitor makes windows go behind my panel. How do I debug this?

On my main screen only, I have an Xfce panel (i.e. my taskbar) at the top of my screen. When I plug in my second monitor, my windows resize and have their tops go behind the panel. This persists until ...
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keyboard shortcut repeatedly stops working in xubuntu

I have and almost fresh install of xubuntu 22.04.2. I use a lot the shortcuts to move the windows around (super+arrow_key), but in this case I notice that the ones for the right and up movement didn't ...
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How can I purge and reinstall X2Go on my Xubuntu laptop machine. It is failing completely

I was using X2Go successfully on my Xubuntu laptop, but after running apt upgrades it is all screwed up and I can neither use it nor purge it. me@laptop:~$ sudo -A apt purge x2goserver Reading package ...
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How to associate "open with" programs exactly by file extension rather than file content format?

I use a system with Xubuntu 22.04 LTS. Now Thunar, the file explorer, does include an option where you can right-click a file and choose the (default) application to open a file type with. Problem is ...
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How can I debug a Discord icon being sometimes missing from the Xfce panel?

On Xubuntu 22.04, I use the Discord snap. Its small icon is sometimes missing from my panel and sometimes not. I am unsure if it is supposed to live in the Indicator plugin or in the the Status Tray ...
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How best to manage a long list of work-items for service by Linux threads

I have a list of about 100,000 small problems to be solved in my cluster of Xubuntu machines. Each takes a couple of minutes on a single thread. More problems -- somewhat smaller -- will be produced ...
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How do I get rid of GRUB and go back to Windows 10 only

There are answers to similar questions about prior Windows releases (XP and 7 mostly), but I cannot follow them in Windows 10. Too many menu options and commands do not exist in Windows 10. My ...
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gpg --pinentry-mode loopback too much data for the ICP layer in CLI (non-gui) mode?

When I use X11 GUI mode, I can enter my passphrase through the prompt without errors: 'gpg -d <my encrypted file>'. However, when I try the same from a CLI (windowless mode) specifying pinentry-...
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How to debug a failure to communicate (via SSH) for just the root account

I have a host (named giggles) whose root account does not accept incoming SSH connections. It has a user (kevin) account that does. Moreover the two accounts have exactly the same credentials for ...
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How to debug ssh connection to remote user (when connection to root works fine)

I have an Xubuntu "Caller" and Fedora "Callee" in my garage. I'm setting them up to connect via SSH. Both are running OpenSSH, so the configurations are similar. I can connect as ...
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How do I open the file location of a shortcut's target? [duplicate]

I have a shortcut to a file. This file is inside of a folder. In Thunar, I have the folder that the shortcut itself is in (i.e. not the folder that the shortcut's target is in). I wish to open the ...
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How to control screen blanking in Xfce

I have a small cluster of machines running Xubuntu, all recently updated to 22.04. The update caused oddities, different on each machine, but those disappeared after a restart. But now I'm faced ...
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How do I restart the X server in Xubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a server whose screen has gone blank. It is running, and I can get into it with SSH, but the main console is dark. I cannot get to a command-line with Ctl-Alt-F1 as usual either. I had luck ...
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How do I get my system to install updates again?

I have been running Xubuntu 20.04.5 LTS since it came out. I was going to upgrade to the next LTS, but I'm stymied by the requirement that I upgrade all existing apps first. I cannot. After making ...
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Shift + F10 right-clicks on my machine, but this shortcut is not in xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml, so how does it work?

I hold incompatible beliefs. I believe that: ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml lists every keyboard shortcut on my machine. ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-...
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What to do when my machine is locked, but the desktop is showing?

Sometimes, on my Xubuntu 22.04 laptop, I'll unplug the dual monitor, leave the machine, and then attempt to log back in without plugging the monitor back in. Due to an unknown fault, this sometimes ...
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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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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 is not responding after login (20.04; Focal Fossa)

An Ubuntu machine will be stuck on a "blank" screen after entering the user name and password in the login screen. The login window is getting stuck after you enter the login credentials. ...
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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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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 a folder from Google Drive in Linux?

How can I download a directory from Google Drive to Ubuntu 20.04 with wget? I searched and have not found a solution that works for me. I tested this command: wget --no-check-certificate 'https://...
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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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