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Teamviewer cannot install on 13.10 - no teamviewerd

I tried to install Teamviewer 8 on Xubuntu 13.10 after the first problems I tries this solution: Teamviewer dependends of lib32asound2 But that doesen't work either, after trying (as root) ...
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How to run full ubuntu installation from external hard drive?

Please bare with me: So I'd like to re-purpose my previous laptop as a desktop (seeing as it has decent specs), the problem is is that the hard drive is shot (failing) so installing Ubuntu on to that ...
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How to extract archives to file system in terminal?

I installed jupiter and I use the radiance theme so the icon doesnt look right, so I found this answer on how to change it How can I change the icon for Jupiter?. It mentions needing superuser access ...
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Detect and mount devices?

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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Find the correct php.ini file

I am currently trying to locate the correct php.ini file to edit it and restart apache so the changes will take place and I'm stumped. What I have done... I have found three different php.ini files ...
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I Can't access the root folder

I do not have access to my root folder: Ubuntu says I do not have the necessary permissions to access it. I also cannot access lost + found, which gives me the same error message Is there anyone here ...
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Uninstall program by terminal

How can I uninstall any program using terminal. For example, how can I uninstall TeamViewer 7 wich is stored in my home folder. I can not see TeamViewer in ubuntu softvare center, so I can not ...
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What are the system requirements for each flavor of Ubuntu Desktop?

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu Desktop, but I don't know what flavor is the better for my system. What are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements? What kind of CPU? How much memory? ...
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Some system tray icons invisible in Gnome Classic 12.04

Tried all possible ways to give visibility to tray icons in Ubuntu 12.04 but no luck :( Dconf-editor -> Navigate to Desktop -> Unity -> Panel -> change the value of systray-whitelist to "all" ...
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Change permissions on all folders and files

I have ubuntu 12.04. I want to change permissions on all folders and files at the same time so that anyone can modify or remove them.
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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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Removing Grub and MBR

I installed Ububtu 12.04LTS as dual boot along with my Windows 7. I need to remove Grub and restore Windows MBR but without uninstalling Ubuntu
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WiFi not working in Ubuntu 13.10 with Ralink RT3290

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 and now my WiFi doesn't work. It takes a lot of time to connect but when connected, connection is quickly lost again. In Ubuntu 13.04 worked fine. ...
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ERROR 1045(28000) : Access denied for user 'root@localhost' (using password: no )

I got a problem with mysql server Actually i am not sure im tring to install queXS cati app on my ubuntu desktop i installed mysql server and php5 and when im trying mysql -u root it says "ERROR ...
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How do I uninstall GRUB?

A hard drive that I use only for data storage still has GRUB from past Ubuntu installations. How can I remove GRUB from it without harming the rest of the drive's data? Background I occasionally ...
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How to add a GPG key to the apt sources keyring?

Ubuntu Doc page says this: It is advisable that you add the Opera GPG key. wget -qO - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add - Where do I add that? I want to take the advice ...
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How do I setup “name based” virtual hosts using Ubuntu 12.04?

How do I setup “name based” virtual hosts using Ubuntu 12.04? I have followed the instructions given at https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/httpd.html#http-configuration . I've done the ...
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How to fix the UUID in Grub after restore from another machine?

I want to restore a complete tar backup of Ubuntu 12.04 with all my customizations, documents, installed software, etc. to a different machine. I made the backup with the following commands: sudo ...
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Installing ubuntu onto mac mini

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 and 13.10 onto my mac mini using every tutorial I could find using dd or even a program similar to UNetbootin for mac, and nothing seems to be working. ...
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How can I install libpcap on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install libpcap on Ubuntu 12.04? When I use apt-get install libpcap I receive following message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to mount a hard disk as read-only from the terminal

I have searched google, I've searched this website, I've searched using various terms, phrases, using quotes and without quotes and I cannot find the answer to this seemingly easy thing to do. How do ...
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libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.16' not found

When importing a library (cdms2) in python, I get the following error message: ImportError: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.16' not found (required by ...
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tp-link wirless n, TL-WN725N

I've just bought the above adapter after my old Belkin one gave up. I've seen a few solutions to peoples problems on here but haven't had any success myself yet. Which means this is coming from my ...
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How to start remote desktop service in Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm only able to remotely connect to my Ubuntu box after it's logged in using VNC Viewer on my Windows box. How do I setup ubuntu so that it starts the remote desktop service at boot up?
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safe to remove old kernels after installing latest mainline?

I have installed the mainline kernel 3.10 as recommended here so that I can have my wifi: http://askubuntu.com/a/322737/128334 I'm running into the same problems as why is dpkg configuration running ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, nVidia Optimus graphics card appears as a secondary display

There are many problems with Optimus, but currently two main problems prevent me from logging in. First; installing nvidia drivers via official repositories results in a blank screen during login. ...
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Exchange 2010 Client for Ubuntu 13.04

Is there a way I can check my MS Exchange email accounts in a desktop client rather than the web interface(s)? Between school, work, and personal, I have four accounts and it would be much easier to ...
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What can't I install ncurses-dev in Ubuntu 12.10?

When I run the command: apt-get install kernel-package ncurses-dev bzip2 I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, ...
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Automount ext4 partition with user permission/ownership (fstab?)

I just installed Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" on my Acer Aspire One D257, creating the partitions: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 15G 2.1G 12G 15% / ...
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Error RTNETLINK answers: File exists

On 12.04, running as a guest in VirtualBox using two adapters, I was getting this error in response to ifup eth1 RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth1 This was the contents of ...
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Unable to mount CIFS share from /etc/fstab

I have a line in my /etc/fstab for ages that stopped working since 13.04: //192.168.100.2/share /mnt/popcorn cifs username=MyUserName,password=MyPassword,user,gid=sambashare,file_mode=0664 0 ...
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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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How to use manual partitioning during installation?

I'd like to see the full How-To on how to use manual partitioning during Ubuntu installation. The existing guides (at least those I found here) cover only automatic part and leave untouched the manual ...
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SSH Connection Error: No route to host

There are three machines in this scenario: Desktop A : user@1.23.x.x Laptop A : user@1.23.y.y Machine B : user@192.168.z.z All the machines have Ubuntu 11.04 (Desktop A is a 64bit one) and have ...
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Convert mkv to mp4 with ffmpeg

When I try converting mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg, the following error occurs: version 0.8.3-4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers built on Jun 12 2012 16:52:09 with ...
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How to boot live iso images?

I found that it can be done with loopback as follows menuentry "Lucid ISO" { loopback loop (hd0,1)/boot/iso/ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper ...
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How do I fix DNS resolving which doesn't work after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy)

After upgrade to 13.10 my DNS resolving fails. It seems the DNS servers which I get by DHCP (LAN) are not used. I could temporary solve the problem by adding nameserver 8.8.8.8 to /etc/resolv.conf. ...
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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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where can I find the official virtual box for ubuntu 13.10?

where can I find the official virtual box for ubuntu 13.10? I would like to run windows XP on it as the application I want to run needs .net 2.0
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Configure Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 with or without EFI

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop with Windows 7 but I don't get to boot from Ubuntu. First, during the installation I made these partitions (may be too many): /dev/sda1 FAT32 SYSTEM ...
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Recovering Grub after installing windows 8.1

I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 12.04. Now, grub does not shows up any more! It's goes straight to Windows after turning my PC on. Grub gone after installing Windows 8.1 Please tell me what ...
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Why is gksu no longer installed by default?

I have always recommended pressing ALT+F2 and typing for example gksu nautilus or gksudo nautilus both are equivalent; to run graphical programs with root privileges. However, I have just installed ...
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The Medibuntu Project has come to an end - what do I do now?

The Medibuntu Project has come to an end: what do I do now? How do I find packages on my system which came from medibuntu? The previous question seems to list medibuntu packages explicitly - is ...
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How to open a particular port in ubuntu?

My SoulSeek client Nicotine+ checks my open ports during initial configuration and promts that the one port number it needs is closed, cutting me off frmo about 50% of the users. Is there anyway I can ...
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“wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock” error while mounting FAT Drives

I am unable to mount any fat32 or fat16 formatted usb disks under Ubuntu 13.10. The thing here to note is that it is happening only with fat formatted Disks. ntfs, ext formatted external usb disks ...
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Owncloud server on ubuntu 12.04

My question is if anyone has any knowledge or resources on installing the owncloud server on my pc running ubuntu server 12.04. I installed ubuntu server 12.04 and did not know what to do at command ...
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“E: Unable to locate package update” when I try to update my system, why?

I have almost an hour trying to update my installation, this is how I'm trying to do it: $ sudo apt-get install update [sudo] password for braiam: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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500 OOPS: cannot change directory: /home/user/public_html, VSFTPD error

I setup VSFTPD on my Ubuntu server 12.04, it worked very good. Until I tried to change the permissions of the user so the user couldn't go in the / directory and only in the directories inside ...
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SSH error: Permission denied, please try again

I am new to ubuntu. Hence please forgive me if the question is too simple. I have a ubuntu server setup using amazon ec2 instance. I need to connect my desktop (which is also a ubuntu machine) to the ...
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How to fix Permission Denied (Public key) error?

While trying to communicate between my desktop Ubuntu 12.10 and Fedora 19 desktop, I am facing the error of Permission Denied (Public key). I am able to login through ssh from fedora to Ubuntu, but ...
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