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Installing VNC server/client in Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install VNC server/client with the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. I found a tutorial for this task. But if I followed this tutorial I will lose my Unity desktop and ends with a Gnome ...
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Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows

MY NTFS Partition has gotten corrupt somehow (it's a relic from the days when I had Windows installed). I'm putting the debug output of fdisk and blkid here. At the same time, any OS is unable to ...
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Connecting to Ubuntu using Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7

I'm trying to connect to a machine with Ubuntu from a different machine running Windows 7 using the Windows Program Remote Desktop Connection. I used the command: sudo apt-get install xrdp which ...
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Any way to check the clock speed of my processor?

Is there any way to check at which clock speed my processor is running? I have already tried cat /proc/cpuinfo but the clock speed I'm running isn't showing. I know Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) ...
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How to create Windows XP LiveUSB using Ubuntu to replace it

I am using an Acer Aspire One netbook with no CD-disk drive, and would like to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install Windows XP in its place. The problem here is that I can't seem to find a program ...
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Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.10 (Laptop Overheating)

I was wondering if Jupiter (Interface for display, power and device control) will work in Ubuntu 13.10, because my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C855D, AMD A6-4400M with Radeon HD Graphics running Ubuntu ...
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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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How do I install intel integrated graphics controller?

I try to find what graphics card I'm running, the commands in terminal only gives me this: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics ...
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Grub does not show a Windows 8 option after dual boot

So, I've successfully dual-booted my Windows 8 machine with Ubuntu 12.04 . However, I still don't have a convenient method of choosing what OS to load at boot time. After installing Ubuntu, my ...
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Login using fingerprint reader

I have a fingerprint reader on my Dell Vostro. Does anyone know of any proper Fingerprint reader which can integrate with LightDM? I have heard of Fingerprint GUI but that works with GDM as per the ...
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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 to upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04

I didn't see this asked elsewhere here, but how does one go about this? I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade on a laptop last night but it did not upgrade up to the latest ...
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How do you remove Nvidia's proprietary drivers?

I always seem to have grief with Nvidia drivers and have often had to re-install Ubuntu: is there a better way to remove them? When I first installed the drivers, the display came up on 640 by 480. I ...
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How to run shell script via terminal using ubuntu 13.04?

I just upgraded to 13.04. Before this when I click on a shell script file it'll give an option to run via terminal but now the option is no longer available and when I click the file it'll directly ...
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Where are the LXDE sound preferences?

I'm confused,how can I change the sound output in LXDE? There's not even a single option anywhere unlike other environments. I've tried doing anything with alsamixerbut still nothing, the output ...
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NVIDIA Graphics - resolution problems with new 12.04 LTS installation

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my desktop most of the day. The desktop uses a NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800 (GT I think) graphics card. I am unable to set the correct resolution (1680 x 1050) ...
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How to install cuda 5.5 under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit?

How to install CUDA 5.5 under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit?
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Difference between “su”, “sudo -s”, “sudo -i”

I already read it from manual but I can't see difference.. su - change user ID or become superuser sudo -s [command] The -s (shell) option runs the shell specified by the SHELL environment ...
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System won't boot with nvidia driver enabled

I just tried to upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, but without success. I took a picture of what the screen are showing when i try to boot: If i use recovery mode -> resume, it works. Normal boot ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal?

Is there any way to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from the terminal without using any third-party applications like YUMI,Unetbootin, etc. I tried to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive ...
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How much memory (RAM) should I allocate to the Virtual Machine?

I'm installing Ubuntu in a Virtual Box; my host OS is Windows 7, and I have 6GB of RAM on my system. One tutorial on setting up Ubuntu on a virtual machine (this one, on step 14: ...
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What's the difference between GDM and LightDM?

What is the difference between GDM and LightDM? How can one switch between them. I mean if I have selected LightDM during installation process, will I be able switch to GDM?
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How do I improve the performance of my VirtualBox guest?

I run a guest ubuntu 12.04 on a host ubuntu 12.04, with VirtualBox, and the guest is much, much slower than the host (ALT+TAB takes 4-5 secs). I had a look around and I found contradicting opinions on ...
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How do I configure my DNS settings in Ubuntu server?

According to this page it appears to be simple. However, /etc/bind does not exist on the default installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS server. So, without installing any further software, how can ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 - Apache not able to start

I updated to Ubuntu 13.10 (from Ubuntu 13.04) last weekend, and now Apache is not being able to start. It was working perfectly well until the upgraded, and I haven't changed anything myself. When I ...
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Can I play League of Legends in Ubuntu?

I want to play League of Legends (LOL) on my laptop which runs Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any way to play that game on my Ubuntu laptop?
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How to understand Ubuntu UEFI Secure Boot install?

Now that Secure Boot is supported, what special instructions does one have to follow to install Ubuntu on a UEFI Secure Boot enabled PC shipped with Windows 8? As I understand, Ubuntu >= 12.04.2 ...
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How can I open binary Android ROM image files? (.img)

I'm a Windows/Mac/Ubuntu and Android user, so I know what I'm talking about, when I say: How do I open binary image files? (.img) They just won't open, on any OS… I'm an Android dev… I'm currently ...
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startx doesn't work

Let's see, I cannot log in in Lubuntu 12.04. On the shell I get when typing startx: _XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed _XSERVTransMakeA11C0TSServerListeners: ...
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Create a new SSH user on Ubuntu Server

Just created a new virtual Ubuntu server and I'm in the process of hardening it for production use. I currently have a root account. I want to do the following: Create a new user (let's call them ...
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How to install Visual Studio 2012?

I am trying to get visual studio working in Unity (via Wine) without using any virtual machine or other Desktop Environment alternatives. I am convinced Visual Studio is the ultimate IDE for .Net ...
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How to install a `.deb` package, when the install button is disabled?

I am trying to install this deb package http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/utils/b43-fwcutter but whenever I doubleclick it the install button is disabled. I don't have internet connection.
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How do I restart the window manager?

How to restart window manager so that styles (or whatever) are restored? After doing /etc/init.d/networking stop they feel completely broken.
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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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could not calculate the upgrade, what happened?

I am running sudo update-manager -d and start the upgrade process. I select upgrade option and when then manager enters Setting new software channels it throws an error. Could not calculate the ...
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How do I mount a CIFS share via FSTAB and give full RW to Guest

I want to create a Public folder that has full RW access. The problem with my configuration is that Windows users have no issues as guests (they can RW and Delete), my Ubuntu client can't do the same. ...
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Nvidia driver updated - mixed versions of 304.88 and 319.32

My problem is that after trying to update my driver through the additional drivers GUI I can't boot Ubuntu with GUI anymore, since Xorg says the kernel module is of version 304.88 (The old version ...
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g++ Installation

I tried installing gpp in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't install it. It reports, sudo apt-get install gpp [sudo] password for akash: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to Fix “Read-only file system” error when I run something as sudo and try to make a folder/file?

When I try to save something or rename a file/folder it say this error " Read-only file system" or run something as root in the terminal it say this error sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/"My User ...
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How to set up VirtualBox Bridged Network on Windows 7 Host?

I have virtualbox running on a Windows 2008 server, with a guest running ubuntu 10.04. The ubuntu guest is given a static IP of 192.168.1.4, which also has openssh installed. The guest has bridged ...
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How do I display the whole desktop in Virtual Box fullscreen mode?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.6 on a Windows 7 host. After installing Ubuntu I wanted to get the VB interface in fullscreen. I therefore installed guest additions from Virtual Box ...
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12.10 cifs shares not mounting after modifying /etc/fstab

From Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 i've been able to mount my nas shares by first making directories in the /media folder, then : sudo gedit /etc/fstab to include the following line for each share I want ...
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How to install MySQL 5.6?

EDIT #2 Per oerdnj's answer below, I was able to successfully perform an unattended install of MySQL 5.6 on a 64-bit raring system using the following script: dpkg -s mysql-client >/dev/null ...
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How to change ip address in ubuntu desktop through command line

In Ubuntu desktop 13.04 changing /etc/network/interfaces file don't change ip address or convert DHCP to static network interface configuration. after changing the file I tried sudo service ...
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Trying to do ssh authentication with key files: server refused our key

I'm trying to setup ssh authentication with key files in stead of username/password. The client is a Windows box running PuTTY and the server is a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I downloaded puttygen.exe ...
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How to disable IPv6 on Ubuntu?

I disabled IPv6 on an Ubuntu box which has ssh and rsync running. But both of these are still listening on an IPv6 address. How should I fix this? root@box.com:~# sysctl ...
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Install Everpad on Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 and wanted to install Everpad but there is some issue as the PPA for it is missing it. These were the commands which I execute (took help from ...
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How do I use Ubuntu Server as file server?

In our company we would like to install Ubuntu server for file sharing, is it possible to use Ubuntu as file server for windows based client Operating systems. what is the procedure to make Ubuntu ...
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How to start/stop iptables in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . while learning some new things about iptables i cant through this . see at the image . while i am trying to start ,its saying as root@badfox:~# iptables -L -n -v Chain ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Android phone (HTC Desire)

I want to install Ubuntu on Android device. The detail of my handset is as under :- HTC Desire A8181 RAM 512 Processor - 1GHz ... where can i find ubuntu OS for my android HTC desire?