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Mac OSX update broke booting Ubuntu

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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How do I boot into the console and then launch the Ubuntu desktop from it?

At the Ubuntu login page I have to hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to be able to login as an user using the command line. But how do I get to the command line first and then start the Ubuntu desktop from it?
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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 Sopcast Player in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried to find some PPA's for Ubuntu 14.04 but didn't find any. So I tried to install the package for previous releases, with no luck and a lot of dependencies issues.
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Ubuntu 14.04: nvidia drivers cannot be installed

I have an Asus laptop with a nVidia card. lspci tells me: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce 610M] (rev a1) I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit ...
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How do I share my Wi-Fi via Wi-Fi Direct on my laptop?

On Windows, my laptop's wireless card had the ability to share its own internet by Wi-Fi Direct. I could connect by laptop to other devices via Intel's My Wi-Fi program, which I believe uses Wi-Fi ...
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How to install Radeon Open Source Driver?

I have an MSI Radeon HD 7850 card. MSI provide no Linux support, and the AMD driver gives me an Unsupported Hardware watermark that does not show up in screenshots. I uninstalled the proprietary ...
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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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The program 'curl' is currently not installed

I am trying out Meteor http://meteor.com/examples/leaderboard I have to use CURL, which I am familiar with on Windows. Now I try to install it on Ubuntu 12.04. But i get these errors: ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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How do I install iTunes on Ubuntu?

I've tried different ways to install iTunes, but to no avail. I tried with Wine, but it didn't work. Can I have iTunes on Ubuntu.
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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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How to mount an Android Jelly Bean phone if there's no option?

I can't mount the LG Optimus P700 (running the Android Jelly Bean OEM image) on my Ubuntu 12.10. Other phones always have a selectable "Mass Storage" menu, but this one has no menu option for it when ...
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How to install Nvidia 319.12 driver on an optimus system

I have a Samsung NP550 system with Nvidia Geforce GT650M. I have installed bumblebee 3.2.1 and "nvidia-304, 304.88, 3.8.0-19-generic" drivers are loaded for me. However i would like to update to ...
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How do I keep track of failed SSH log-in attempts?

I'd like to see if somebody has been trying to log-in by brute-force into my Ubuntu 12.04 server over SSH. How can I see if such activities have been taking place?
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How to make an xorg.conf file

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I need to make a custom xorg.conf file. By default, there is not an xorg.conf file on my system. I know what I need to write in the config, but I just don't know how ...
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How to install subversion client in ubuntu

I have looked at this question: How do I install svn? We already use sudo apt-get install subversion to install subversion on the server. What should I do in order to install the subversion ...
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How to configure ADB access for Android devices?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I have installed Android SDK, set it's path in my user .bashrc and it works. The problem is that my phone requires adb to be ran by root for permissions, but running adb ...
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How to set up Ubuntu SFTP server?

I would like to know how to set up root, sudo, sftp-only user accounts which won't be required public key authentication at log in. I would also like to know how to set up sftp-only users' home ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: very slow UI in Oracle VirtualBox

I recorded a video. Short summary: 14.04 is much slower than 12.04 even with more RAM assigned. I'm using latest VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Mavericks 10.9.2. How can I make it faster?
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How to install specific Ubuntu packages, with exact version?

I want to setup a new virtual machine with some specified packages (name and version), that are provided. For example apache2 in version 2.2.20-1ubuntu1 with all dependencies. Even if there is a new ...
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HTTP POST and GET using cURL in linux

I had server application in asp.net in windows in that i had a web service for that . how can i call web service in ubuntu using shell script by using cURL command
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Does Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 Contain Gnome Classic Session?

If I understand right, Ubuntu-GNOME will be using GNOME 3. I was wondering if it also included Gnome Classic as well, or if I would have to go download it?
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VirtualBox - How to install OS X guest under Ubuntu host?

Has anyone managed to install OS X Guest in VirtualBox under Ubuntu? I've wasted 3 days trying to accomplish this by following various tutorials around the Web, but none seem to work for me. Can ...
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Error when installing Makefile: “make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.”

In short while I run the make command it says: nir@nir:~/Downloads/xf86-video-intel-2.17.0$ make make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. I looked inside the ...
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How to determine if a string is a substring of another in bash?

I want to see if a string is inside a portion of another string. e.g.: 'ab' in 'abc' -> true 'ab' in 'bcd' -> false How can I do this in a conditional of a bash script?
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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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Install on Second Hard Drive with startup boot option?

In theory, what I want to do is very simple, but I've done some google research and read some posts on this site and I'm still confused. I want to keep win7 on my primary C:\ drive, and install ...
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Is there a free trusted vmware image with Ubuntu preinstalled?

Since the vmware virtual machine drivers are pretty standard I don't see any technical reason for a preinstalled image not to be portable. Although the above situation is obvious, I didn't find any ...
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How do I install utorrent on ubuntu 14.04 other instructions seem specific to older versions of the os

I have tried following some of the step by step instructions given but I think some of eh codes and instructions that need to be entered into the terminal window may be specifically for older versions ...
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How do I install smbmount?

It seems that smbmount is not available in Kubuntu 12.10: - neptune():~$ smbmount //192.168.0.100/ samba/ -o rw smbmount: command not found - neptune():~$ apt-file search smbmount manpages-zh: ...
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No root file system is defined

Here the steps I used to install Ubuntu. Booted Ubuntu 13.04 from a USB drive (I have XP). Everything going fine. Gave me options how to install. Chose "Other" as I have multiple drives. Gave me ...
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How do I customize unity on Ubuntu 13.04?

I have been searching some themes for unity on ubuntu 13.04, the simplest way to install themes that I use is copying the theme into /usr/share/themes, this worked but just for a few themes, but not ...
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Is synapse application launcher available?

I really like that synapse application launcher, but there seems to be no way of installing it in ubuntu 14.04. Any ideas why? Or does anyone know how I could get it?
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What's the maximum amount of RAM I can use on an specific hardware

I've an Asus U31SD Notebook with an i5-2430M CPU. The Asus site says that the maximum RAM is 8 GB, but Intel's says my CPU supports 16 GB. What is the maximum RAM I can use on this system ...
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Damaged SD card (badly unmounted?) How to fix?

First Off I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop with a built in card reader. I have a sandisk 8Gig micro sd card that came with my HTC Desire HD phone. Unfortunately I had mounted it to a windows ...
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Connecting to ubuntu server via ssh externally

I have recently installed ubuntu server (12.0.4) and intend to use it primarily as a file server. I am completely new to linux so this is a pretty big learning curve. Yesterday I was able to ...
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How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD?

When playing high definition video (720p and 1080p) the CPU reaches 100% and freezes the image at regular intervals. According to the manufacturer this accelerator is capable of hardware acceleration ...
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How to remove GNOME completely?

I want make my installed Ubuntu as light as possible to launch only on 256MB RAM machine (VirtualBox)? So I'm thinking about removing GNOME and related components completely. How can I do that? This ...
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Difference between Unity and GNOME

I often come across the terms Unity and GNOME while reading about Ubuntu. I understand that Unity is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu. What is GNOME and how is it related to/different from ...
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Why it is sudo?

Why we use sudo to perform a terminal command as an administrative, why it isn't admin or something else, is there a reason for sudo?
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Getting hybrid graphics to work nvidia-prime GT650M

I recently made the switch to Ubuntu. Everything on my laptop works fine except my hybrid graphics card. It is Intel graphics combined with Nvidia GeForce GT650M. I tried Bumblebee, but primusrun ...
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How do you run a 32-bit program on a 64-bit version of Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 13.10. I want to run a 32-bit version of a program. However I see ia32-libs is not included in 13.10. Is there a replacement package for this or what?
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Automatically enter input in command line

I'm running a script that it requests entering 'y' on each operation, I am looking for a solution like $ ./script < echo 'yyyyyyyyyyyyyy' to pass all my inputs in one time.
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Setting up a git server

I've recently set up ubuntu-server on Amazon EC2. I would like to use it as my git server, so I could store my repos there. So, where can I find some detailed instructions of how to setup git on ...
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How to find python installation directory on ubuntu

I have just migrated from Windows environment. I have installed Python 3.2 in a separate directory. How can I get the python installation path on ubuntu shell ? Is there any way I can let shell ...
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How do I set the LightDM wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, picking one of the default wallpapers meant that you saw it on the login screen as well. I am now on a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04, the LightDM wallpaper appears to ...
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How do I add a network drive to Plex?

So I've been looking around and can't find an exact solution to my problem. I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I like Ubuntu and want to use it instead of windows. Everything was working on ...
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Using scp to copy files from remote to home machine

This is probably a simple error, but I can't work it out. My computer hostname is Felix (hostname -f returns Felix) I am trying to move a file from my university account to my home computer using scp. ...
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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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