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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Xubuntu installation on Ubuntu made me lose access to both

I've lost access to my Linux hard drive upon installing Xubuntu. The system will boot (no login required) but it won't accept commands from mouse or keyboard. Is there a way for me to access the ...
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I just downloaded Xubuntu 18.04.4 but couldn't install [closed]

I just downloaded Xubuntu 18.04.4 but couldn't install, how can i install the OS because i couldn't find any executable file in it after extraction... I am currently running windows 7.
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Parted and fdisk will not write changes concerning creating a partition table

I am trying to use this HDD (which is quite old) as a storage device. However, I have ran into some issues. It had two partitions which I removed with fdisk first. Now whenever I try to create a new ...
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How to set up `<Primary><Alt><Shift>semicolon` as a shortcut key in xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts?

I'm trying to duplicate Google Sheets' shortcut to insert current date and time stamp under Xubuntu. I think I'm almost there as I have a shell script ~/bin/clipdate.sh #!/bin/bash date +'[%Y.%m.%d-%...
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Failed to validate path /var/run/sshd: too many levels of symbolic links while Installing OpenSSH

I want To Install OpenSSH via this command sudo apt-get install openssh-server in XUbuntu but I'm getting this error again and again! Failed to validate path /var/run/sshd: Too many levels of ...
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Bubsenlabs vs xubuntu

Linux Mint' cinnamon didn't work well on my virtual box. So now I am looking for something else. I came forward with two top reviews Xubuntu Bubsenlabs. Now as a beginner which is better for me ...
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Xubuntu (12.04) can only log in as root

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am having an issue with the above OS- I tried to boot from a windows drive via a USB cable this morning, and it crippled my linux install somehow- managed to ...
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make tile window shortcuts continue to next monitor like Windows 10

I have XFCE setup such that Super+Left or Super+Right will tile the window left or right. It works but will only tile the window in the current monitor. I want it so it should tile on the current ...
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XUbuntu LightDM login loop

I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, and I randomly got a login loop upon restarting my PC. The content of my /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log is the following: Greeter connected version 1.27.0 api=1 ...
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Why do I have these KDE processes running in Xubuntu?

I have Xubuntu 16.04. I was looking at the Task Manager and I found several KDE processes running: knotify4, kuiserver, kdeinit4:kded4 [kdeinit], kactivitymanagerd start-daemon, kdeinit4:klauncher [...
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How to install Xubuntu such that it won't erase Windows 10 in Lenovo Ideapad L340?

I'm new to Linux. I got Lenovo Ideapad L340 and tried to install Xubuntu along with Windows 10. I created a Xubuntu USB boot stick with Rufus and changed settings in UEFI to boot from USB stick. But ...
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Why does chmod o=rwx removes sticky bit while chmod u=rwx and chmod g=rwx don't remove suid and sgid?

I'm having a problem with chmod command. I have a directory with sgid, suid and sticky bit on. If I then run chmod u=rwx {dirname} or chmod g=rwx {dirname} sgid and suid are still on. But if I run ...
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Xubuntu entry stuck in BIOS

So I tried to use ra1nstorm today (if you don’t know what that is, it’s a tool that installs Xubuntu to run using an installer from within Windows, which makes a partition creating the install image), ...
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Can't open window manager after fiddling with compton(also the header of my applications are gone)

That's what it looks like. I was trying to get frosted windows with compton but after making a mistake in my config froze the system and got a black screen on boot. So I went into recovery and purged ...
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Cannot reset root password through Linux command menu

When I run through the full sequence of commands given to me to reset my root password, the Linux Command menu says I correctly reset my password, however I cannot use the password i set it to. The ...
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Linux password reset through Grub menu doesn't work

when i try to reset my root password through the grub menu I get the prompt: root@(none):/# If i wait to long, like 4 seconds, I get the message: [ 15.011870]random: crng init done [ 15....
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Permission denied with trying to read/write with an application on Ubuntu 18.04 and application does not show up in software manager

When using an application (in this case GitKraken) I'm getting permission denied when trying to read from a mounted drive. While this can be fixed using the software manager GUI as per Permission ...
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Multiple browser windows on multiple workspaces all get moved to the same workspace upon closing and re-opening

So, due to the stupid memory leaks in Chrome and Chromium, and me constantly having lots of windows and tabs open, I have to close and reopen my browser every 1-2 weeks. Note that my PC is always on. ...
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Show CPU, RAM, and Battery values in text in Xubuntu's top panel

I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 18.04 LTS. I'd like to display in text, not in graphical form, the CPU (% used), RAM (% used), and Battery usage (% avail.) in the top panel near the clock. I'm ...
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Is it possible to simultaneously enumerate X Server display connections and identify the monitor attached to each?

I would like to enumerate the X Server display connection points, e.g. DisplayPort-1-7 or HDMI-A-1-1, while simultaneously identifying the physical monitor (if any) attached to each. Motivation: I'm ...
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xubuntu - lag when opening top-left menu

The system works fine, but when I try to access the menu in the top left (where all the applications are etc.) it freezes for a couple seconds and then opens. It isn't making my system unusable or ...
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Ubuntu Server 18 LVM storage partition not going to mount

I have setup Ubuntu Server 18 on a system with 2 TB storage. For disk partition, I have used LVM option. It has created three partition as given below /dev/loop0 [ 88.48 MiB] /...
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How to move swap from encrypted lvm to one-time key?

Currently my setup is: cryptsetup lvm root home swap I would like to achieve something like cryptsetup lvm root home swap (one-time key) The steps i am thinking of are: remove swap (can do) ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 blank display, possible issue with intel graphics card

Recently my very old Acer Aspire E 15 running xubuntu 18.04 started giving me a blank screen on startup. After a few tries I could get it to open a boot menu by hitting F12, and it would start up fine ...
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Why display is not resuming on key press or mouse activity after screen goes off?

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04 on Intel i3. When the screen goes off, I can't get it on by normal activities like click or a key press. As a temporary fix,I'm pressing CtrlAltF1 which takes me to tty1, then ...
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Enter key loads track into Mixxx

Is it possible to set up a keyboard shortcut to load tracks into Mixxx, from Nautilus? Something like enter to load a track into the left deck and shift+enter to load a track into the right deck
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How can I redirect locally generated traffic through iptables to a transparent mitmproxy service?

I am attempting to redirect traffic from an emulator (Android SDK) running in a Xubuntu environment that uses the host machine's network interface for output. Tcpdump shows traffic originating from ...
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Prevent lightdm from turning off screen when locking session

I am running Xubuntu 18.04. When I lock the session, the screen gets turned off instantly. I am using stock lightdm as display manager and lightlocker for locking the session. From my viewpoint the ...
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WIFI Connection fails when HDMI connects

I switched from Windows to Xubuntu 18.04 LTS a couple of weeks ago. If I connect my laptop to HDMI the download rate sinks to zero and my Internet connection vanishes. The second I disconnect the ...
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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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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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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 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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