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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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 ...
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USB flash drive no longer being read by Xubuntu

This morning I used the flash drive but when I come back home to use it it no longer works. I'm starting to think that I might have corrupted it when I didn't eject properly. I ran fdisk to find the ...
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X-Input controller doesn't work

I am having issues with using my wired X-Input controller with GalliumOS on my HP Falco Haswell. It is not recognized nor does it display inputs in the terminal, even to where I tried installing ...
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What's wrong with my display? [closed]

I have Xubuntu 16.10 LTS. I have put a new (compatible) 2GB RAM into my old Dell Latitude D610. It's been working for about 2-3 weeks, but then it's acting really strange. None of the icons appear ...
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How to increase the acceleration speed of IBM Touchpad and Trackpoint in Xubuntu 17.04?

How do I increase the acceleration speed of IBM Touchpad and Trackpoint in Xubuntu 17.04? I'd also like to re-enable the Touchpad tap function. None of the Mouse Options within the default UI seem ...
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realtek RTL8811AU wifi adaptor working on XUbuntu [closed]

I am setting up a pc running XUbuntu and so far it is going pretty well. I am having issues getting wifi working though. Initially I tried with my existing Netgear A6200 but was told that basically ...
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Why do some LibreOffice templates fail to run in Ubuntu 17.04?

I'm running Xubuntu 17.04, and I'm using LibreOffice Calc for my data. LibreOffice Calc technically runs fine, but I thought: Hey, why not try the other LibreOffice template? So I tried to run ...
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How to Remove Launcher Off of Whisker Menu

Story: I had Clion downloaded from source onto my computer sometime back. Now I technically don't use C/C++ anymore, so I deleted the source folder. But the launcher is still in the Whisker Menu: Now ...
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How to determine which Ubuntu flavor I'm on?

I am on Xubuntu (16.04, btw) however lsb_release -a gives me: user@host:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Release: 16.04 ...
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Run a script while working on another program

I would like to know how to open a script in a different workspace while working in another workspace. The script opens different webpages every 2 seconds and it lasts 2 minutes to open all the ...
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xfce: How to align icons on right side of desktop?

How can I align icons on the right side of the desktop in Xfce? In the settings I opted to hide all default icons on my desktop, but only icons of minimized windows of the current settion I let ...
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Krita won't draw using tablet but with trackpad/mouse

I am having a weird problem. With Krita 2 earlier, I was able to paint perfectly well using mouse/trackpad/tablet. However, now with Krita 3 I am not able to draw with my tablet anymore. Mouse and ...
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XUbuntu 16.04 crashes when opening any browser

I recently created a new VM as a test bed for a project, however when I opened the default browser, the system crashed (black screen, then an error dialog) with the following message: VMware Player ...
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GRUB not going away when I try to uninstall Linux from a Windows 10/Xubuntu dual boot

I have a Windows 10/Xubuntu dual boot, and decided to get rid of Xubuntu, and just have Windows 10. I followed this tutorial to get rid of Xubuntu. When I reboot after using the "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" ...
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Move Chrome Window Buttons to Left

I am on Xubuntu 17.04 and I would like to have window buttons on the left without having to turn on native window decorations. The following used to work for me in Gnome in a previous installaton. ...
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Automatic time adjustment is vastly off (7 hours)

Desktop environment: XFCE, Distro: Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit, Theme: Greybird I am vacationing in Paris and my time is completely wrong. This is what my Time and Date settings look like. However, as of ...
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Can Xubuntu's file renamer be used without XFCE?

In Xubuntu you can select multiple files, right-click, click rename, and it will open a really useful interface for mass renaming files. Can this be installed and used on other desktops like Gnome/...
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Mouse left click stops working

On Xubuntu, for a long time I've had an issue where my Left mouse button stops working for some reason. It happens pretty much everyday. Everything else seems to work. The only way I can get my mouse ...
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My computer cannot browse connected to a specific wireless point only, but others work [closed]

My system is Xubuntu 16.04 LTS. Recently a new fiber router has been installed, but even though I'm connected to it via WiFi, I can neither browse nor use any command that requires an internet ...
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how to boot when boot files are lost

More than a year ago I installed xubuntu (Not 100% sure it was this ubuntu flavor, but pretty sure) on an Asus C300M chromebook with the help of the roms made available on johnnlewis.io . The ...
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Undefined reference error to glib components even with glib included

Just starting out with Xubuntu 14.04 on a refurbished machine (2GB mem, 2GHz dual core), and have a cursory/reading knowledge of c, but am not a c programmer. I'm trying to compile code I found here ...
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Monitor server for changes to user accounts [closed]

Very new here and very new to Linux. I need to write a bash script that will monitor a server for any changes to user accounts (added or deleted) and and email the changes. The server should be ...
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How to create keyboard shortcuts for screen brightness in Xubuntu (XFCE Ubuntu)?

How to create keyboard shortcuts for screen brightness in XFCE? Ideally the solution uses inbuilt functionality which does not additionaly drain the battery (by installing a service/daemon, etc)
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Is there a reliable system-wide equalizer with adjustable frequency bands for *buntu?

My current speakers have some frequency response deficiencies and I want to compensate for them through system-wide equalization in Xubuntu 14.04. The first solution I tried was to enable the ...
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How can a script start when I am pressing Alt+Tab keys keeping “Window Switcher Dialog” running?

I would like to know the way that when I press "Alt+Tab" keys in order to change the active window to other window, the system would recognize it and it would move the cursor to one specific place of ...
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bumblebee-status returns error in i3wm while i3status and i3blocks both work fine

I am running the i3 window manager on Xubuntu Yakketty, kernel 4.9.9 When I try to use the bumblebee-status project 1 as my status bar, I get an error message "Error: status_command process exited ...
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Xubuntu 16.04.1 high CPU usage when writing to SSD

I notice a very high cpu usage when I do for example an (internet) speed test or download a file. Everything that causes a lot of write to the SSD causes almost maximum CPU usage on my notebook. ...
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Xubuntu (XFCE) application finder suggestions

I am running Xubuntu 16.04 and rely pretty heavily on the Application Finder, which I call using ALT-F2. It's a nice way to start GUI programs when you know their names, especially since when you type ...
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flock command script fail on xunbuntu 16.04 - cant understad why

#!/bin/bash ( flock -n 200 || exit 1 # commands executed under lock sleep 3 echo "TEST" ) 200 > /home/nis/Scripts/lock.txt Running this scrip gets me this error: lock.sh: 7: lock.sh: ...
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How to enable Arabic keyboard in Peppermint OS 7?

My friend just installed Peppermint 7 (based on Ubuntu 16.04, with xfce) on his laptop. Arabic is installed on the system, he's trying to use the Saudi Arabian version. I'd like to leave the ...
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How to enable the clock after removing it from the taskbar in XFCE?

My clock was off so I decided to remove it, change the settings, and put it back in the right-hand corner on the taskbar, but I can't seem to be able to do that after removing it. I searched in the ...
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application/window switcher on xubuntu/xfce: group windows by application

I'coming from a mac, where the alt-tab application switcher is grouping windows of the same application as one entry in the application switcher dialog - I'm used to this behaviour, having ALL windows ...
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date not work for set time

i use this command: $ sudo date Sat Dec 10 23:13:11 IRST 2016 $ sudo date -s '2009-02-13 11:31:30' Fri Feb 13 11:31:30 IRST 2009 $ sudo date Sat Dec 10 23:13:18 IRST 2016 but my date and time not ...
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Custom Columns in Thunar

When viewing files in thunar. I'd like to have columns with different information than the ones available in the Configure Columns dialog. For example, if I have a .mp3, I'd like to have columns ...
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How to get rid of a LVM partition when switching distributions?

Background I am an inexperienced Linux user. I want to install Mint on a computer that currently has Xubuntu. I want to install on my SSD drive, which is a secondary hard drive because of hardware ...
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Networking or Wifi goes down randomly what could be the problem?

WiFi disconnects from my rooter's AP and when I try to reconnect I get this error "(2) Active connection removed before it was initialized" it works again normally after I reboot, what could be the ...
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Nvidia driver problems can not switch between gpu's

I just installed xubuntu but I a problem I don't see the prime profile option in "nvidia x settings" so I can not switch between my gpu's http://i.imgur.com/uHfcHNR.png Output when I run lspci -k | ...
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Install xubuntu-desktop on Debian OS

I have installed this Debian distro: Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) Release: 7.8 Codename: wheezy I want to install xubuntu-desktop which is available on Ubuntu repo. Any help?
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luks encrypted root partition and swiss keyboard

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 with a luks encrypted root partition. I have to type my password during boot. I use a swiss keyboard to type the password, but the system doesn't accept it. On boot the ...
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Difference between “cmd” and “comm” 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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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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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 mount at boot 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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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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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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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