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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difference between args in ps command

I'm new to bash and Linux and have a question. My problem is that I want to print a process name by its pid. I've googled and found few ways to do it: ps -p <PID> -o cmd ps -p <PID> -o ...
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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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Xubuntu: logout using dbus

I'm new with Xubuntu and I have question. I'm logged in as user A, create a process in the name of B, that process creates session(/etc/X11/Xsession default) for user B. I want to terminate a session ...
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Downgrade XUbuntu kernel

I'm now running XUbuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.4.0-31 and now I need to somehow downgrade kernel to version 4.1.24. Is there any way to do that?
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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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How to create a backup of your current state of Linux Operating System?

I want to create a backup of my Linux OS system with all the its present installed softwares and data. So that in case of hard disk failure or if I require to install the Linux OS on another system, I ...
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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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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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xubuntu-live; running from 5gb USB but Free-space only 800+MB

Running xubuntu 12.04-live which has been installed (unetbootin) onto usb. Xubuntu has been setup on a 5gb partition yet free space on the system(viewing via properties) is 800+mb. Viewing in GParted ...
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Xubuntu: Graphics are all bumpy/bad

I'm using Xubuntu, and when I scroll on webpages, it looks like the middle of the screen is hitting a speed bump. Or rather it's more like a single solitary wave that's stuck in place when I scroll. ...
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Change Name of Mounted Hard Drive

I just mounted and formatted an extra hard drive to Xubuntu, and the name is way too long for access from the terminal: boy@boy:~$ cd /mnt/d1b2aa11-a3e4-434b-b71c-47a8ac23ac23/ boy@boy:/mnt/d1b2aa11-...
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Automatic Mount at Boot For Xubuntu

I'm trying to follow these instruction to mount a second hard drive: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive For automatic boot at mount it says I need to enter this into the ...
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Installation of programs with two hard drives [closed]

I've been going between Windows, Mint, and Ubuntu on separate computers for about a month now, and now I want to make my main computer Xubuntu. I've seen plenty of resources of how to get everything ...
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Setting primary screen in middle of three-monitor-setting

While googling to solve my problem I came across the stack post here. However, my setting is a little different: ----- | D | | V | -------- ---------- | I | |HDMI-1| |Notebook| | - | --------...
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Asus X551M Xubuntu 14.04 | battery thresholds

It's come to my attention that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time, especially when the user keeps them on a power supply all the time, like myself. I've been searching around and haven't ...
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How to delay a program from starting on boot up - Xubuntu

I am running Xubuntu and have several programs automatically starting when the computer powers up. All the programs starting at once is causing me issues with having the programs talk to each other. ...
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Real SECURITY? xUbuntu - gpg verified image BUT are ALL packages comprising the OS verified? [duplicate]

I have gpg verified the ISO of xUbuntu but what about all the libraries/packages that comprise it?, have they been gpg verified before the actual OS build and sign? THANKS! Interested to see the ...
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Hibernation causes no network xor transparent mouse

Xubuntu 16.04, Toshiba Portege T50-B. Hibernation through closing laptop lid causes effect, that after opening it I can see most pointer on xscreensaver, but after entering password pointer becomes ...
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Cursor disappears after login on xubuntu

A friend of mine has moved to linux recently, but he has had an issue with locking his screen, and logging in. His cursor disappears, but it can still interact with the environment. He says that ...
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Vagrant fails to bring up eth1 on Xubuntu 16.04 guest

I am relatively new to Linux and Vagrant. I updated my VM guest system (VirtualBox 5.0.18 + Vagrant 1.8.1 on a Windows Host) from Xubuntu 15.10 to Xubuntu 16.04 a while ago. At that point or shortly ...
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Installing qTox from repository without tee -q0

I wanted to install Tox ( http://tox.chat ) on my Xubuntu 16.04. Main site suggest adding repository this way: echo "deb https://pkg.tox.chat/debian nightly $(lsb_release -cs)" | sudo tee /etc/apt/...
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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 /tmp/...
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Xubuntu touchpad button issues

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E laptop running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and the left mouse button works sporadically. Sometimes it clicks, sometimes not. I tested Debian Jessie with the touchpad and it worked ...
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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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In ubuntu, how to run an application in KISOK [single application] mode?

I have a Qt application, which I want to run in the Embedded device, ubuntu OS. KIOSK [Single application] mode without giving any control to use the OS or other features. But I am using the WICD ...
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Can't install Virtualbox Xubuntu “Running VMs found”

I'm trying to install Virtualbox5.0 on my xubuntu. On my first installation, virtualBox wasn't working fine so I try to re install it. Now VirtualBox is uninstalling and I can't reinstall it, when i ...
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Better battery saver linux between ubuntu mate and xubuntu

I have tried xubuntu, lubuntu and ubuntu mate. I found xubuntu and ubuntu mate desktop environment good. My main concern is battery saving. Which saves better battery between Ubuntu mate and xubuntu
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Does xubuntu desktop environment installed in mint give same battery performance as original xubuntu os

I have found that Xubuntu provides a better battery life than mint. I want to install xubuntu desktop environment in my mint os. The main reason is saving battery life. I want to know whether xubuntu ...
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qemu: boot from cdrom

I'm trying to install xubuntu on a usb flash drive following this quide. The command I'm running is qemu-system-x86_64 -drive file=/dev/sdc,media=disk,index=0,format=raw -cdrom ./xubuntu-15.10-...
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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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Why did 'apt-get autoremove' not work properly?

I installed Pipelight from the PPA archive, according to these instructions. The installation command, sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi was for only one package, but it ...
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Autostart program in Xfce

After installing Skype and the Jabber client Psi, I set both programs to start within Session and Startup, Application Autostart. The first time I boot the computer, the programs launch as expected. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to suspend with a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to suspend my xubuntu (14.04) system from a keyboard shortcut without entering my superuser password (sudo). I'm looking a command line which I can convert to a shortcut. So far, I tried ...
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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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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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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 <pthread.h&...
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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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Wi-Fi working on and off, mostly off on a HP laptop - take two

I have a HP laptop with Intel Centrino 2230 N card. The system is Xubuntu 13. Wi-Fi works on and off. When it's down, it still connects to the network and obtains an IP address, but ping to the ...
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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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Installation Error Message Re: Samba4

Whenever I install software or get a software update, I'm always getting a Samba4 error. Here's a capture: Errors were encountered while processing: samba4 Error in function: Setting up ...
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Problem uninstalling cgminer in xubuntu

I have installed cgminer-3.7.2 from sources. I later wanted to remove the package and followed the instructions provided in install guide. But i am still able to run the program when i type in '...