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Graphical GRUB editor for Ubuntu 13.10

I wanted to ask what graphical GRUB editors are there for the latest Ubuntu release (13.10)? And how to install one? I searched through the Ubuntu Software Center but I can't find anything there. I ...
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ntpdate: no server suitable for synchronization found

My clock is off, so I would like to synchronize it using ntpdate. I tried several different NTP servers, but for some reason I always get the following error message: $ sudo ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com 4 ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead after apt-get update

My /etc/apt/sources.list contained: nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat source.list deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main universe nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat ...
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How do I set up xrdp session that reuses an existing session?

I have been trying to set up a RDP terminal server on precise using xrdp and have been having significant trouble getting a working configuration. When a user logs on, I need it to connect to that ...
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How to set JAVA_HOME for OpenJDK?

How can we set JAVA_HOME environment variable for OpenJDK?
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Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
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Unable to boot from a USB drive on Samsung Series 9 notebook

Related Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot on Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A (ssd hard-drive) I'm trying to get rid of Windows but I can't boot from USB because the USB slots on the right (USB 3.0) on ...
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How do I update/install Perl

The Perl package is in /usr/bin and is an older version (5.12.4) and the current stable release appears to be 5.14.2. How do I update this version? Root access is required, and I do not want to ...
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'Some index files failed to download' while updating

When running sudo apt-get update I get these following errors: Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates InRelease Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports ...
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How can I find my hardware details?

Is there any built-in software or terminal method allowing me to view the hardware profiles on my system? Windows equivalent of such a feature would be Device Manager.
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How to set up remote desktop sharing through SSH?

Is there a way to view (and control) a remote desktop through SSH? I will not have physical access to the remote host machine.
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr This happens right after ...
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“Unable to locate package” while trying to install packages by apt

When I try to install any package through the command line, I get an error. Can anyone help me on this? $ sudo apt-get install <package> Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Moving folder and subfolder to another path

I need to move my folder with many subfolders to another path. I'm using putty and this is what I tried: MV -r fromflderpath tofolderpath What am I doing wrong?
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How do I install additional drivers?

I've just installed Ubuntu and I need either video, wireless, or some sort of other manufacturer (non-opensource) driver. How can I run the tool that will fetch all of these for me? I'd like graphical ...
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Bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file

I couldn't execute a fortran compiled code in ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. Error message is Bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file. I've installed the gcc and gfortran libraries too. Could anyone ...
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How do I update LibreOffice to next point release in 14.04?

I want to update my LibreOffice (whole package). Is there a way to do it without uninstalling old and then installing new? If there is no option for updating directly, how should I do it otherwise? ...
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How do I mount my Android phone?

I'm puzzled because my phone used to just appear when I plugged it in. It doesn't anymore and The development options are definitely set to allow USB debugging. The phone is charging via USB but ...
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Moving file from folder 1 to folder 2 in terminal

I am trying to move a text file from folder 1 to folder 2 via terminal. I'm doing this for a school project to show what actually happens when you copy paste. I'm doing cp/home/rits/desktop/folder1 ...
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Wireless networking not working after resume in Ubuntu 14.04

[Update]: The same problem exists in Kubuntu and is solved in the same manner. [Solved]: By applying the following command nmcli nm I got the following: Before suspend RUNNING STATE ...
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apt.conf “Acquire::http:Proxy ”proxyserver:port" seems not to be used (Ubuntu 13.04 under Virtual Box on Win7)

This is for an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM. I'm on a corprate network with an HTTP proxy at x.y.z.251:9090. I've configured the guest OS with the autoconfiguration script, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 multi touch screen support

Just installed 14.04. It seems to be converting all my screen touch gestures to mouse gestures. And it only supports one point touch. It is supposed to support ten touch points (tested with windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a SSD

Going to install Ubuntu 10.10 on new intel x25M 80GB SSD. It will be fresh install. I have been googling for past few days and getting overwhelming articles/blogs/Q&As. One particularly very ...
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How to use Whatsapp mobile application on Ubuntu Touch?

In my Android I have "Whatsapp" application running. But mobile freak I am not, and specially the mobile keyboards. So how can I run my same application, same account from my Ubuntu desktop PC? ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to 14.04.1 LTS upgrade: “no new release found”

According to Trusty Tahr Release Schedule, Ubuntu LTS 14.04.1 (first .1 version) was released two days ago. Unfortunately when trying to upgrade using the do-release-upgrade command I get the message ...
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Where is Firefox's plugins directory?

I know that there are extensive, "proper" methods for installing Firefox plugins. However, I would like to know where the folder is for linking shared-object (.so) files, such as libnpjp2.so and ...
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403 error after upgrading to apache2.4

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 server, the www pages won't display themselves. Error 403 Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. I've changed access control saves from ...
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Can I play Windows (Steam) games on Ubuntu?

I am downloading Ubuntu and I really want to play Windows games from Steam but I don't want it to replace my OS.
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Can I install Microsoft Office? If so, how?

I want to know how to install Microsoft Office (specifically, Microsoft Office 2010) in Ubuntu? I am a die hard fan of MS Office and I want to know if there is a way I can use it in Ubuntu.
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“(CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output)” error in the syslog

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS an a number of servers. I have not added any cron jobs or edited my crontab on those servers, however, at around the same time for each machine, I get a ...
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How can I upgrade the Ubuntu LTS kernel to newer?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit on my desktop PC and I see the kernel in System Monitor is 3.5.0-23 but in Ubuntu 12.04.2 in my laptop the kernel is 3.2.0-38. I have already tried to run the ...
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How to make hdd's mount at startup in ubuntu 12.04

How do you make HDDs and partitions mount at startup with the ubuntu system? I always keep my media and data files on separate partitions - one 2tb HDD and a 400 odd gig partition. I have been ...
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Error Installing Vmware Workstation On Ubuntu

I am trying to install vmware workstation 10.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I got following errors. How do i fix it ? Virtual machine monitor done ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from EFI/UEFI?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a newly bought Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 71 (model: 1577-G3G) with EFI boot enabled. I opted for the Use Entire Disk option. Even though the installation process went without ...
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Bash remove first and last characters from a string

I have a string like that: |abcdefg| And i want to get a new string called in someway (like string2) with the original string without the two | at the start and at the end of it so that i will ...
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Can I use Ubuntu to write a Windows 7 ISO to USB?

I need to create a Windows installation USB drive from an ISO file. I used UNetbootin which seems to be the only tool that can write non-Linux images. The USB disk boots (sort of), but it gets stuck ...
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Install Ubuntu next to Windows 8 (UEFI dual boot)

Windows 8 is already jnstalled in UEFI mode on an Asus g55vw laptop. Sad but true, I need it - for now. Downloaded the last version of Ubuntu 12.10. Made a bootable CD from the iso-file. Reboot in ...
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Proper fstab entry to mount a samba share on boot?

I am a little confused on the proper fstab entry for a samba share in Ubuntu 12.04 I can get the drive to mount manually by using: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.2.2/raid_drive /mnt/homeserver -o ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from a USB on my Windows 8 laptop

Yesterday I set up Ubuntu on a 32GB Sandisk flash drive. I booted it up on my Windows 7 PC, and it works flawlessly. I haven't had any problems getting it to boot with USB priority on that machine, ...
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how to reduce size of an image from 130 kb to between 20kb - 50 kb

As per a requirement mentioned here the size of photos submitted should be between 20kb-50kb. I have my scanned photos which have been cropped but the sizes are still ~139 kb. If I reduce the pixels ...
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How to find a text file which contains a specific word inside (not in its name)

I want to find a text file in my hard disk which contains a specific word. I want to use a graphic application. I'm on 12.4 "Precise Pangolin". Prior to Ubuntu 12.4 I used to start in the dash an ...
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How do I run specific sudo commands without a password?

On one particular machine I often need to run sudo commands every now n then. I am fine with entering password on sudo in most of the cases. However there are three sudo commands I want to run ...
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How to force Wine into acting like 32-bit Windows on 64-bit Ubuntu?

When installing Wine on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04, both 64-bit support and 32-bit support get installed. If I run wine foo.exe where foo.exe is a 64-bit-aware installer, it thinks it's on 64-bit Windows. ...
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How to fix 3D Acceleration for Vmware Workstation 9?

I have recently installed Vmware workstation 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 & i have migrated my VM's from windows to Ubuntu 12.04 . Now i am getting openGL error & it says no 3D acceleration as shown in ...
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What's the easiest way to mount Windows share as a local folder in home directory?

Via Gnome Nautilus I can easily mount Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server. However, these "mounts" are kinda of fake. Many applications I run do not recognize that Gnome has mounted these server ...
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Unable to install icedtea plugin on Utopic Unicorn 14.10

Trying to install icedtea-7-plugin on 14.10 x64 gives an error. apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin . . . Selecting previously unselected package icedtea-netx:amd64. . . . Processing triggers for ...
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How to see the contents of tar.gz file without extracting?

I want to see the contents(list of files and folders) of tar.gz file without extracting it. Is there any methods of seeing that?
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“SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill”?

I am getting this error as a part of this problem here but since this problem is totally different issue I think it is better to consider this issue separately. My wlan0 is down. When I try to turn it ...
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Getting MTP enabled devices to work with Ubuntu?

Since Ubuntu 13.04 storage access to external devices via MTP is supposed to work out of the box via a GVFS-MTP module. While this question is about the Galaxy Nexus, other Android devices as ...
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How to install the Boot-Repair tool in an Ubuntu live disc?

When the bootloader (GRUB) is broken, I cannot access neither Ubuntu nor Windows. I heard that an easy solution to fix this is to use the Boot-Repair tool from an Ubuntu liveCD (or liveUSB). What ...