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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where does xfce4-notes store data?

I have a lot of xfce-notes groups containing each a lot of text. I want to transfert them to a new machine without copying the whole home directory. Where does xfce4-notes store its data and ...
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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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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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Xubuntu Mouse sensitivity way too high

I am pretty new to Linux, this is my first real time using Xubuntu (used Ubuntu before, and raspbian on my RPI), and I have a mouse that is way too sensitive. If I move my mouse 1cm it's on the other ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 /etc/init....
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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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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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No ethernet/wireless connection after dist upgrade - “network UNCLAIMED”

I did an upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and I can't connect to the internet now. When I press the network button on the panel, I see "No network devices available" on top (greyed out), then "...
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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?
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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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gedit reverting settings to default

I'd like to revert to the fresh gedit on my system. Any idea how to get back to default state? So that all my preferences would be lost as well as having activated only the plugins active by default? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Configure routes to access WAN and LAN through diffrent interfaces

In my organization. Some useful technical websites are blocked by the firewall. In my machine i got three interfaces eth0, wlan0, wwlan0 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:9c:02:93:b1:b4 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove album from playlist in Audacious in Winamp mode

I have installed Audacious on Xubuntu 13.04 and when it's in WinAmp mode the playlist is too small to display songs (I need to resize it but then it's bigger then a player and it don't look good) ...
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Is VMWare causing my Linux host to lose network connectivity?

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 from 12.10, which required uninstalling and reinstalling VMWare Player for Linux. Soon after (not exactly sure the timing) I lost network connectivity on my host ...
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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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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 <...
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How to dual boot Xubuntu with Windows 7 & 8 from separate drives

I had Windows 7 and 8 on a hard drive, then I decided to try Xubuntu, and installed it on a separate hard drive. Then I tried using EasyBCD, but Windows doesn't recognize Linux partitions. ...
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How do I install Cinnamon on Xubuntu?

I have Xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo R60 Thinkpad type 9459-AT8, Intel Graphics 945GM, 3GB RAM usable. I tried to add Cinnamon from Synaptic, but after doing so and cycling power, there's no option to ...
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Error loading shared library libSDL-1.2

I've compile ToME 3 game but I can run it, I've got: tome3: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I have installed libstd1....