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Questions tagged [xubuntu]

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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Xfce Cannot open Window manager and window manager tweaks

I installed today a new linux distro ENSO OS based on Xubuntu and is really good, its mac like in appereance. But I have a problem, I wanted to change my theme using window manager but refuses to open....
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Xubuntu booting to black screen then resetting on reboot? [closed]

I have Xubuntu 18.04 running on an older laptop, and just recently it started loading to a black screen. If I change the startup to run in text mode everything says ok finishing with '[ok] Reached ...
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Unable to wake up after locking screen

Just installed Xubuntu 19.04. When I try to lock my screen it does some weird and crashes. Screen turns off and I have to turn the system off manually. Tried xscreensaver and it works just fine, but I ...
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history is shifted by 5 lines

In .bashrc I have: HISTSIZE=5000 HISTFILESIZE=10000 wc -l .bash_history gives 10000 as expected, so when executing history immediately after opening the terminal, 5000 lines are printed. However, ...
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xflock4 (lock screen) will shutdown

I have a fresh Xubuntu 18.04 installed (XFCE desktop enviroment). On Lenovo ThinkPad 480 i7. Everything works well just one issue: for some reason when I lock screen with xflock4 ( default shortcut ...
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Systemd playing sound (service Linux)

I have this service, running on Xubuntu. [Unit] Description= Controller After=graphical.target [Service] ExecStart=/usr/bin/controller StandardInput=tty-force StandardOutput=journal Restart=always ...
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.zshrc configuration doesn't set ENABLE_TMUX to true

In my .zshrc, I have ENABLE_TMUX="TRUE" for one of the lines. This doesn't seem to work, as tmux never launches on a new shell, and the environment variable ENABLE_TMUX is always false when I start a ...
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How to install 64 bit Xubuntu to Asus GL553VW?

Is it possible to install Xubuntu 64 bit on Asus GL553VW ? I tried to make a bootable usb from the file xubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso by dd but how should I set bios/uefi setting to boot from the ...
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Does nomodeset prevent me to change the screen resolution?

How can I change my screen resolution to 1368x768 on Xubuntu 18.04? I tried jaakko@jaakko-GL553VW:~$ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1920 x 1080, ...
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How to mount an USB-stick on Xubuntu?

I would like to do a bootable USB stick on Xubuntu. I installed unetbootin, downloaded iso-image but as I tried to create usb-stick, it said You must first mount the USB drive /dev/sdb3 to a ...
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Foxit reader automatically closes

I am using Xubuntu and whenever I use Foxit reader, it automatically closes when idle. When I try to reopen, it doesn't show up and I've to kill it explicitly using its PID to be able to reuse it. How ...
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How to make an usb-stick to format a computer?

In xubuntu, how can I make a usb-stick that formats my second computer's hard-disk? It looks like the hard disk is some how messed, and I think it might be easiest to reinstall everything. UEFI seems ...
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How to adjust tap-click strength on Synaptics?

I was trying to adjust palm rejection on my Xubuntu laptop and I messed with those two commands synclient PalmMinWidth (set to 8) and PalmMinz (set to 100, then back to 200 as it didn't help me). It's ...
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How to make desktop color by xfconf-query in ubuntu18.04 please?

My environment is xubuntu 18.04 64-bit. I use this to set desktop's color: xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/workspace0/color1 -n -t int -t int -t int -t int -s 19018 -s ...
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incompatibility between Python 2.7 and 3

I am trying to installl Mininet-wifi and unfortunately it can't be installed This is how it is displayed in my Ubuntu Virtual Machine. I am using Python 3.7.1 aristide@ubuntu:~/mininet-wifi$ sudo ...
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xfce » xfce4-panel » tasklist / Window Buttons: set custom font

I'd like to change the font size of the entries for each application listed by the "tasklist" plugin. Is there any way to do that? I thought this site would help: https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-...
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Disable automounting with commands in Xubuntu 18.04

I run a number of Xubuntu 18.04 machines, and set up more from time to time. I want to be able to turn off automounting of USB sticks with commands, so that it becomes an automatic part of my setup. ...
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Is XFCE dead or still under development? [closed]

The XFCE website seems to be alive, and distros like Xubuntu still use it. But XFCE hasn't been updated since 2015. Is the project dead?
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Condition sometimes failing to test if a specific process is running or not

I can't understand why my script, sometimes, won't recognize if my Firefox is running. Analyzing the stdout I could state that this condition (if ps cax | grep firefox > /dev/null) sometimes is ...
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rsync gets stuck on *.png files [closed]

I have been running the following rsync command as a cronjob for the past month. Today I discovered that this has been getting stuck on a *.png file and none of my other data has been backing up! In ...
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Why doesn't the keyring used by XFCE migrate to i3?

I'm moving from Xubuntu XFCE to i3 and I have this option checked in XFCE, Launch GNOME services on startup Enable this option if you need the GNOME keyring daemon to be run on startup. I can't ...
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Terminating a session using loginctl

I am trying to use "loginctl" to terminate a session like below: loginctl terminate-session 1 where 1 is session id. But after the command is executed, black screen is observed & I have to click ...
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Zoom - is it GUI or Core or Apps responsibility

I use XFCE + Xubuntu When I zoom it using Settings->Settings Editor->Xsettings->DPI Some applications doesn't change it's fonts size until I restart it, like PHPStorm. Is it responsibility of XFCE ...
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Changing the default position of new desktop items

In Xubuntu and most other similar environments newly created files, folders and shortcuts on desktop appear below each other, filling the desktop space one column at a time from top to bottom and left ...
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Linux Mint 19 Thunar doesn't list samba shares

I am using Linux Mint 19 Xfce 64 bit, and I am connected to a network with a Samba server. But the shares are not listed in Thunar network. I can list them with smbtree but findsmb doesn't find the ...
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How to clear Chromium Browser cache?

I'm trying to clear my Chromium browser cache using CLI on Gallium OS (based on Xubuntu). What command should I use?
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Xubuntu software update failed

I tried to make update on my system (4.15.0-29-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 17 15:37:27 UTC 2018 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux ) via software updater but the update failed. So I tried to make the update ...
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Separate workspace per monitor in XFCE

I'm looking for a way of configuring two independent screens on my two physical monitors, either via XFCE's workspaces or separate X servers. The video card is integrated Intel: 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Xubuntu session doesn't assign groups, logout brings me back to desktop

The system boots up normally, and I log in. I open an xterm and this happens: $ groups rphelps $ su rphelps Password: $ groups rphelps adm cdrom sudo dip www-data plugdev lpadmin sambashare kismet ...
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How to compare awk output with int/float value

I have file contains results of my speed test that has run in past few hours through my script. The results in the text file is follows, Script started on Monday 23 July 2018 04:41:11 PM IST file name ...
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How to shrink a partition below the minimum size reported by resize2fs?

I want to shrink a 250GB ext4 partition down to 200GB with resize2fs. The df tool says the partition is about 40% filled up. So, I guess I can, at least, shrink the partition to that level. Yet, ...
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openvpn on chrome os / crouton

I am writing as I am trying to connect to OpenVpn with xubuntu installed with crouton on a chromebook (asus c302) Before running Ubuntu I did: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ cd chronos@...
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ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error

xubuntu, NTFS. When I trying to open directory with files: username@username-hp:/media/username/dir1/dir2/music$ la ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error Also if I open the directory with ...
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Keystrokes are much faster when not using a window manager. Why?

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04 and I've noticed that when I boot to say, recovery mode and without any window manager of any type, the keystrokes register instantly and yet when I use my normal window ...
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Networking has stopped working - where can I find out why?

The XUbuntu PC in my boy's room has been working fine for years. Today, with no changes made to configuration or anything, the network no longer works. If I check the status of the networking service ...
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Setting up the dark Greybird theme on Xubuntu 18.04

I have read that Xubuntu 18.04 has a dark theme, but I could not find it anywhere. I have manually upgraded to the newest version from 16.04. Perhaps this is the reason why I could not find it, or do ...
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linux - List partition labels of partitions residing inside a raw IMG file without mounting the IMG file

I have a multi-partitioned IMG raw disk file and I want to list the partition labels of each partition without mounting it. The command fdisk -l nearly works as I want but does not list the labels: ...
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How can I fix bluetooth issues which are affecting booting time?

I've recently installed xubuntu 17.10. I noticed some error messages while booting. Here's the my dmesg output(only errors and their previous lines): ... [ 13.717201] usb 5-3: USB disconnect, ...
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Pulseaudio loopback changing source when new source is connected

I have an audio stream coming in from line-in that I prefer to have monitored at all times. I use the following command to do this: pacmd load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 source='alsa_input....
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Xubuntu automatically boots into initramfs [Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due Errata [closed]

The full error text given is [ 0.000000] [Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due Errata; please update microcode to version: 0x52 (or later). What I could find in a similar question is to ...
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ALSA Unbearably Loud

Recently, I've added the repositories for Debian 'Stretch' to my Xubuntu Linux and it's broken some packages. I'm leading with this because, yes, I know that this is likely to break stuff, and if ...
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Xubuntu - cannot get DVDs to autoplay

I have an Xubuntu 17.10 machine and can't get DVDs to autoplay. I gave up on Parole as a player: it won't auto-install the codecs it needs and installing all I thought I needed manually didn't help. ...
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Xubuntu 16 Plymouthd crashes on every boot

I get three crash errors with every boot-up. This is the first one. I have tried sudo chown -R $USER: /lib/plumouth and audo apt-get install plumouth-x11 and dpkg-reconfigure Plymouth But none ...
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How to disable the xfce4-terminal's scrollbar with an option in the terminalrc file?

I would like to configure xfce4-terminal (in Xubuntu 16.04) only by using the terminalrc file, not by using the GUI interface. The terminalrc file is the file where I can configure different options ...
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How to purge GUI in Xubuntu?

I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 LTS, and I was wondering if there was a way that works to get rid of the GUI interface on my system. I do not want information on how to boot into CLI version on startup. If it ...
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Error message CIFS VFS: protocol revalidation - security settings mismatch

Server: Debian 8, Clients: some Windows and some Xubuntu 16.04 Since I updated one Xubuntu Client to 4.13.0-26, I can't mount the samba shares. [20390.135208] No dialect specified on mount. Default ...
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Xubuntu freezes when turning it off

I installed Xubuntu 17.10 to my laptop Asus GL553VW. It started to work well but as I tried to shut it down, the system won't react to anything. The same happens if I choose Log out/Shut Down or type ...
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Two drives with LUKS+LVM, only the first one can mount

I have the following setup: sda (new installation) sda1 sda2 sda3 (LVM-LUKS) root swap sdb (old installation) sdb1 sdb2 sdb5 (LVM-LUKS) root (old) swap The goal is to ...
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xfce4 Event Sounds

I love the XFCE desktop environment. But I also love system event sounds. By default, when I install Linux Mint XFCE edition fresh (or Xubuntu, or any other XFCE-based distro), there are no system ...
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Browse windows network with Thunar

I have a clean installation of Xubuntu 17.10 but when I open Thunar and try to "browse network." I get an error that says "failed to retrieve share list from server. Connection timed out." The other ...