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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What is the `editor` command in bash?

I was looking for a command that would hopefully open the current user's favourite text editor, because I am writing out some instructions with commands in a blog. I was expecting a command like edit, ...
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emacs line wrapping and numbering

How can I tell emacs to wrap lines at the 80th character? I am looking for a solution I can put in /.emacs. I put this in /.emacs but it doesn't work. ;; ========== Enable Line Numbering ========== ...
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Install the same 64-bit packages as a 32-bit Xubuntu installation

I have been using a virtual machine (Xubuntu 12.10, with VMWare on a windows host) for all my programming work, which I am trying to transition from a 32-bit install to a 64-bit install. I am hoping ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 vs Linux Mint 14 XFCE

How are the distributions Xubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14 XFCE different given that the latter is based on Ubuntu 12.10? Simply the changes made to the XFCE desktop by the Mint team and the choice of ...
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How should I partition my hard drive?

Xubuntu 12.10 XFCE with Greybird theme Hello, this is my GParted screenshot: Could anyone please give my any advice on how to make changes to have more space available for use in Linux? Let's ...
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Disable automount-open in Ubuntu 12.10

How do I do that? In earlier versions I would run dconf-editor in my terminal, browse to org -> gnome -> desktop - media-handling, and uncheck automount-open. This is not working, with Unity and all. ...
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Screwed up the lightdm.conf file, now what?

I screwed up the lightdm.conf file as superuser. What I was trying to do: I tried to insert a command (xbacklight -set 50) that sets my monitor brightness at the lightdm config file. Now when I start ...
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Stuck with kde at login screen?

I installed Xubuntu, I was happy with xfce4 interface but then I decided to try out the other ones, so I installed kde and gnome just so I get to know which one is best for me. Problem is, now when ...
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top / htop; group process by command

I'd like to know how much resource a specific command is using. top and htop displays information on per process basis but I'd like the information to be shown on per command basis. E.g. I'd like to ...
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Linux, disable /dev/fd0 (floppy)

Is it possible to make Linux kernel completely ignore the floppy disk controller? I do not have the drive but obviously my motherboard does contain the controller. I would like to disable the /dev/fd0 ...
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XFCE hangs with hand cursor

I am using Xubuntu 12.04 in a remote environment. Off late, I am observing that sometimes the cursor turns into a hand and stops responding. I cannot do anything to fix it. The only solution seems to ...
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XFCE - Send window to other monitor on keystroke

I am running Xubuntu 11.10 with a dual monitor setup. I am looking to create a keystroke (maybe CTRL + ALT + SPACE which will allow me send a selected window to the next monitor. In GNOME there is a ...
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Chromium browser displays blank screen

Xubuntu 11.10 oneiric armel Asus eee pad slider sl101 nvidia-tegra 2 arm tablet chromium browser 18.0.1025.151 Browsers which work fine are: Midori Epiphany Firefox Opening a link in ...
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xkb: `ctrl:swapcaps` option messes with the escape key

I've been using setxkbmap -option "ctrl:swapcaps" to swap the capslock and left control keys, but I just recently noticed that this seems to mess up my escape key. With xev, I can see that pressing ...
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gcc can't link to pthread?

I have recently installed XUbuntu 11.10 64bit, but I am having problem compiling the most simple pthread example. Here is the code pthread_simple.c: #include <stdio.h> #include ...
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Update manager updated without prompting for a password

As far as I'm aware, I'm supposed to be prompted for a password before anything installs, but just now, I told update manager to install updates, and it proceeded to installing them without prompting ...
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How do I run a script on unlock?

I'd like to run a screen 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 see that it is ...
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stop Xserver in Xubuntu 11

I want to shutdown my X to be able to install proprietary NVidia driver, but I couldn't find out how. There are some suggestions that didn't work for me. I neither have /etc/init.d/gdm nor ...
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Xubuntu and gtk apps problem

After upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 I got disappointed with "Unity". I wanted my old-style Gnome 2 back. That's why i purged "Unity" and installed Xfce4. But, now i have a problem: All my ...
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Where are NetworkManager's WiFi settings stored?

I remember the days of playing with /etc/$WE/wpa_supplicant.conf to try and force a semi-secure network on a debian based system, but now on to xubuntu, I haven't needed to do any *.conf-ing in a ...
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Randomly logging out

My Xubuntu 10.04 system logs me out seemingly at random. How can I diagnose why this is happening and correct it?