Xubuntu is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. Use this tag only for questions that are Xubuntu specific (installation, hardware compatibility, etc.).

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Suspend isn't working anymore after upgrade to xubuntu 15.10

Suspend doesn't halt my old computer (DELL Precision T7400) since I updated to xubuntu 15.10. I have a black screen after suspending but the computer is still working (fan, led, ...) I suspect ...
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Out of memory after trying to update Windows [closed]

I've tried to update Windows 10 but it stucked on 25%, so I decided to make hard reboot and now I am unable to boot to Ubuntu and Windows too. Ubuntu failing with error "Out of memory". I have a ...
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Dual monitor setup with xrandr: extending without/with disabled scrolling

This is not a question, but rather a work around for a problem under Ubuntu, I encountered. Setup: Given a laptop screen (e.g., "LVDS-1-0") and a second screen (e.g., "DP-1") with the second screen ...
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Dual Boot; Ignore HDD

I created a dual boot with Linux and Windows. My system has 4 HDDs of which I use two under Linux and two under Windows. Now Linux always shows me the icons for the two HDDs which I use only under ...
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Open a new instance of gnome-system-monitor

I am running xubuntu 14.04.03 (ubuntu + xfce4) and use the gnome-system-monitor to check the processor and memory load, as well as get an overview of the running processes. I struggle to open ...
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Need Help to Solve Screenlock Bypass Issue for Expired User Account

I have created a script that I deploy to my children's computers via Salt. The script implements allowed working hours and has worked well, but one of my children have found a way of bypassing this ...
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Missing connection notifications in Xubuntu

My OS is Xubuntu 14.04 and if you are using it too, you've surely noticed that when internet connection is established, it gives a notification by default at the top right corner of monitor. It has a ...
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LightDM greeter simple prompt Xubuntu 15.10

I've got a problem configuring LightDM (version 1.16.5) under Xubuntu 15.10 such that the greeter only shows a simple prompt like user: __________ password: __________ without proposing users ...
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create an image that can be mounted in vmware from existing xubuntu 14.04 install using free software

I have spent 2 days researching/testing this and come up empty. I have 2 physical computers: 1) main pc is windows 7 with VMware. 2) other PC with xubuntu 14.04 (want to back this one up). I wish ...
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Install packages without internet connection [duplicate]

I have been issued a windows based laptop which is locked down tight and does not allow any applications to be installed. I managed to get an xUbuntu virtualbox installed using a memory key to ...
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Oracle's VirtualBox and keyloggers

So, I have installed Windows 7 in Oracle's VirtualBox (5.0.8) and I would like to know if the Windows 7 software (including viruses and malware) is able in the default VirtualBox settings access the ...
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Shared folders VirtualBox

I need to access to a folder which is in my host machine. I create a folder in my HM called w_code. In virtual box settings I selected that folder, and marked auto-mount option. Host machine: ...
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idevicerestore fails to compile on Ubuntu 15.04

Trying to compile idevicerestore, but it fails midway through. Heres the log libtoolize: linking file `./ltmain.sh' libtoolize: putting macros in AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR, `m4'. libtoolize: linking file ...
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No WiFi or Ethernet

I've installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my old Dell Inspiron E1505, but networking does not work. I have tried Ethernet, built in wifi and usb wifi adapter. None of these allow me to connect to my home ...
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Which processes are not needed for boot?

The xUbuntu boot takes 3m compared 1m30s Win 7 or SliTaz 20s (uncomparable) 2m Mac OS X (Hackintosh) My Laptop has a Celeron 64bit CPU 4 gigs of RAM and a old Nvidia Card from late 2009 6400 RPM hard ...
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Xubuntu: disable global hotkey

In my Xubutu 15.04 combination alt+ins binded by create new desktop operation. How to change this? I tried to check xfce keyboard settings, but alt+ins not found on list.
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Nvidia bumblebee problems with xubuntu 12.04.5

When I upgrade from ubuntu 12.04.4 to 12.04.5 I can not start my computer on battery power. I can start it with it plugged in then unplug it and run for hours. The only thing I can think of is that ...
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Prevent upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.4 to 12.04.5

How do I prevent upgrading to ubuntu 12.04.5 from 12.04.4 when running sudo apt-get update in the terminal? I am using CAELinux xubuntu 12.04.4, Asus N53s laptop, I7, Nvidia GT540M Graphics card ...
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How to use the 'leave' command in Xubuntu?

I cannot find the leave command in xubuntu-terminal. Xubuntu uses BASH by default. I'm not sure whether leave is not available for BASH or Xubuntu. How do I use it? Or, is there any alternative to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 does not suspend; instead it freezes and blanks the screen

For the past 2 weeks, ever since I've updated my kernel to 3.16.0-48-generic, my suspend option in the xfce4-session-logout popup fails to work most of the times. The screen switches off, but the ...
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Encryption Using Xubuntu with a Keyfile and Password

I am somewhat of a novice with Linux. I was going to use Veracrypt for full disk encryption and then boot to Xubuntu after using a keyfile and password (not even sure if this is possible with ...
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XKB multi-layout layout specific Capslock behaviour oddity

I have two custom keyboard layouts, one a modified version of the us (which I have called vi,) one a modified version of the dk (which I have called da.) Both are registered properly, and work. After ...
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How to add a shortcut to toggle the visibility of awesome's wibox?

I'm trying to add a keyboard shortcut rapidly disable my wibox, but I don't know what function could be used. I tried awful.key({ modkey, "Control" }, "t", function () mywibox.visible = false end), ...
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How to find out what caused lag/freeze and self-reboot?

Xubuntu 14.04 FF 39.0, packaged by Canonical I just experienced my machine practically freeze up and not reacting not any input. The mouse pointer moved like 2 mm every 20 seconds and my CPU load ...
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Xubuntu brightness keys incrementation randomly resets

Xubuntu 14.04 has a common bug for brightness controls. For most people editing /etc/default/grub/ to add acpi_backlight=vendor, then sudo update-grub, and rebooting works. However, it did not work on ...
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Weird Wine dependency problems on Xubuntu

I'm on 64-bit Xubuntu 14.10. Nvidia graphics with the proprietary drivers, if that matters. I just ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, so I should be up to date. My CPU architecture is ...
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How can I get a GUI ChrUbuntu and Wine on my Acer C710?

My ultimate goal is to have a dual-boot Chromebook/Ubuntu on my Acer C710 (Chrome Device Model PARROT RUFF A-D 4223) for my kids' homeschool. 90% of the time they run educational software through ...
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Battery indicator problems after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop package on Xubuntu 15.04 x64

A few weeks ago, I decided to get adventurous and install different interfaces on my Lenovo T420 running Xubuntu. I decided to jettison Kubuntu after trying it out (just not my style) and kept Xubuntu ...
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Using XFCE, screen goes black when I exit YouTube's full-screen mode

I'm running Ubuntu on my chromebook using crouton, and have encountered a strange problem: whenever I try to exit a fullscreen YouTube video, the screen of my computer goes completely black and the ...
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Booting Windows from GRUB rescue

I tried installed Xubuntu via YUMI and I restarted my PC – the GUI for YUMI came up and I tried to carry on the installation by tabbing down to 'Linux Distributions' and there was nothing ahead but ...
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Change default XFCE backdrop for all users via cli?

So my situation is that I can change the relevant property for a user if I have Xorg running by xfconf-query, which is the normal way as I understand to do this, but I cannot use this command normally ...
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4TB USB drive consistence totally freezes Xubuntu 15.04

I've always found USB very flaky. I've experienced lots of random freezes (needing hard resets) when for instance I accidentally unplug a drive before unmounting. Drives would only sometimes ...
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Light Locker - Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a script if the XFCE session is locked and unlocked. Is there a way that I can intercept this and perform certain actions when the desktop is locked or unlocked? I have found ...
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Upstart job does not trigger (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm in the process of learning how to use Upstart. I wrote a simple job as a test (file is /etc/init/uptest.conf), using a custom event to trigger it manually: start on uptest task exec touch ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE does not have Printer support pre-installed. Can I add it, and precisely how?

I recently tried Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE and really liked it. But the only big issue is there seems to be no Printer utilities installed by default. And yes there are packages available through the ...
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airmon-ng disabling my internet connection

I am not really familiar with aircrack but I am having this small problem , when i user airmon-ng start wlan0 it puts my adapter into monitor mode but i loose internet connection and the adapter looks ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 - Why does my XFCE panel (xfce4-panel) become corrupted after sleep/suspend is resumed?

I am having a problem with my laptop (HP Elitebook 8570w) -- whenever I close the screen and it goes into sleep/suspend/hibernation mode (take your pick on the name of this feature). When I reopen ...
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Why can't I delete my files?

I copied some files from a data DVD to /home/emma (ext4), and all of the files are read only. This is what all of the files are like: emma@emma-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ stat cd/Drivers/Drivers_List.rtf ...
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Open UDP Ports; Can I Close Them?

I'm trying to secure my internet browsing. I just reinstalled Xubuntu 14.04 and GUFW firewall. I have 8 UDP ports open. I don't understand why. The software I currently have open are Firefox, GUFW, ...
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Re-map or un-map F10 from triggering window file menu in Xfce

By default F10 on Xfce activates the menu File menu and so cannot be used as a shortcut in any program. I already looked in the Window Manager and Keyboard settings pages and no F10 key binding is ...
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RabbitVCS with Xubuntu

I'm trying to install RabbitVCS with this basic tut >link<. The installation finished with no problems but after the logout/in my thunar (data manager) is not working any more. Any suggestions or ...
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Can't boot Voyager Linux based on Xubuntu

I recently installed Voyager Linux, an linux distribution based on Xubuntu. The problem is that I cant boot it anymore. I have a dual boot system with Windows 8.1, but that's not the problem. I ...
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problem: Restarting linux programs and menus

I use Xubuntu 14.04.1 on my PC. I don't know why but sometimes I turn on PC and see all menus and settings have returned to default settings, for example, wallpaper, language settings or taskbar menu. ...
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Compiling a kernel for Gentoo with my module list from Xubuntu

A while ago, I started installing Gentoo on my Xubuntu box, using a chroot from Xubuntu, following these guides: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64 ...
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Why does xubuntu install loads of stuff when I only selected desktop? [duplicate]

I have performed a few installs of Xubuntu (because its lighter than ubuntu) but am always annoyed by the fact Xubuntu installing loads of unwanted stuff (and thus taking a long time onto a usb) when ...
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GRUB: Adding entry for OS on different hard drive

I've got two hard drives in my computer after I replaced one for windows. Since I love linux so much, I put a copy of Xubuntu on the one that I had initially replaced, and I now have two separate ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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Unable to start skype in Xubuntu [duplicate]

After xubuntu updating the skype I am unable to launch the last. sudo apt-get autoremove --purge skype Erase /.Skype by graphic client sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcut for context menu in Xubuntu

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and typing on a keyboard without "Windows" and "context menu" keys (Unicomp Model M). Currently, I get context menu (mouse right-click) with Shift+F10, but when touch-typing, I ...
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add-apt-repository Raises A Python Error

I wanted to install Numix icon theme, therefore I needed to add ppa, but it strangely raised this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 163, in ...