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How do I type an `@` (at sign) symbol?

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook 2007 with a Spanish keyboard, on MacOS the @-sign was typed using Alt (Option) + 2, but on Ubuntu I have no idea. I have to copy and paste it every time. How do I type an ...
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How do I view all available HDD's/partitions?

I found a 6 GB IDE HDD in my basement. I want to plug it in and see what might be on it. The drive seems to be recognized in BIOS. I can't find it in Ubuntu to view files, and Ubuntu is the only OS ...
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Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there?

As Ubuntu 10.10 seems to neither detect my graphics card (Intel 82852/855GM) automatically nor use the corresponding Intel driver even after manually installing it, I am looking into manually ...
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How to rename a file in Terminal?

I have: /home/user/my_static /home/user/static/ How do I rename my_static to static and remove static(2)?
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How do I run .sh files in Terminal?

Whenever I open a .sh file, it opens it in gedit instead of the terminal. I can't find any option similar to Right Click → Open With → Other Application... → Terminal. How do I open this file in the ...
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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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How do I mount shared folders in Ubuntu using VMware tools?

Experts. I've successfully installed VMware tools for Ubuntu. Everything seems to work fine, but shared folders were not mounted automatically. How do I get them to work? If I run vmware-hgfsclient ...
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How to open a PDF file from terminal?

I used to work on the Mac terminal before and I used: open file2open.pdf and the PDF file would be opened on preview or whatever my default viewer was. When I use it in the terminal in Ubuntu I ...
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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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How do I install Adobe Flash player?

I have had significant problems with watching flash video in 64-bit Ubuntu. Does anyone know of a good way to get flash running on the platform?
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How to fix missing GPG keys?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I added some repo and when apt-get update i got missing gpg key. Following command seems to doesn't work for me: apt-get update 2> /tmp/keymissing; for key ...
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How can I install GTK themes on Ubuntu?

How can I install themes in ubuntu 12.10 ? For example, how can I install the following themes on ubuntu: GrayDay Elegant+Eggplant
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How do I delete the entire history (Recently Used Items) in the dash?

I want to delete all the history of the unity dash about files, videos, text files, images, etc. I find it surprising that the best thing that activity log manager can do is to delete the history of ...
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How do I get Java plugin working on Google Chrome?

Google has updated its Chrome browser to version 35. This new version uses Aura in place of GTK2 and no longer supports NPAPI plugins like Java (both OpenJDK and Oracle). PPAPI plugins like ...
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How do I add minimize / maximize buttons to GNOME shell windows?

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04, then I did sudo apt-get install gnome-shell and windows have only a close button, how can I enable minimize / maximize? The old gconf-editor doesn't seem to work cause ...
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How can you log out via the terminal?

Is there a command, that will take you back to the login screen?
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Trying to install Steam ERROR: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not

I've ALready installed Steam But when i click on the program i get this message ERROR- You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not I dont know what to install or EVEN ...
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How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers to work?

On Ubuntu 12.04 my Sony Vaio VPCSE with Intel® HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M worked fine with the Catalyst Control Center version 12.6. Also the switching between integrated and discrete ...
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How to remove the “AMD Testing use only” watermark?

I've installed the latest catalyst driver (beta) following the step in this guide for Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal. My system is 64 bit and my graphic card is an ATI RadeonHD 6670, this g.c. is Officially ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10?

How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10? I do not find any options such as those present in Ubuntu?
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How can I improve Ubuntu overall system performance?

What are your tips for improving overall system performance on ubuntu? Inspired by this question I realized that some default settings may be rather conservative on Ubuntu and that it's possible to ...
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likewise-open | 14.04 | other easy way to connect AD?

we use a lot of Linux-Servers with active-directory membership for user-authentication. This are made with the likewise-open packet. We tested the beta-Version of ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. Everything ...
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What lenses for Unity are available?

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on ...
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How do you monitor the progress of dd?

dd is a wonder allowing you to duplicate a hard drive to another, completely zero a hard drive, etc. But once you launch a dd command, there's nothing to tell you of it's progress. It just sits there ...
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How to install Python 3.4 on Ubuntu?

If I open Terminal and type in python, I see the version is 2.7.4. How do I get python 3.4? And do I need IDLE if I have sublime text?
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How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info?

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad y510. System info says Graphics: unknown. Driver: unknown, Experience: Standard. What should I do to use all my ...
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How do I fix the GPG error “NO_PUBKEY”?

I added some extra repositories with the Software Sources program. But when I reload the package database, I get an error like the following: GPG error [...] NO_PUBKEY [...] I know I can fix ...
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mount: you must specify the filesystem type

I want to mount a partition to an auxiliary folder via mount to fix a damaged grub. I used the command. sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /home/ubuntu/temp and got as error: mount: you must specify the ...
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How to create a soft or symbolic link?

I am installing p4v in /opt, but /usr/bin is on my path. Is it possible to create a soft or symbolic link for p4v from /opt to /usr/bin, so I can just type "p4v" since /usr/bin is in my path?
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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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How do I reset my Unity configuration?

I've been messing around with Unity and broke something, how do I "start over"?
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How to keep processes running after ending ssh session?

Let's say I launch a bunch of processes from a ssh session. Is it possible to terminate the ssh session while keeping those processes running on the remote machine?
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Chromium 34 and later cannot detect flash plugin

I've deleted ~/.macromedia and ~/.adobe contents and after a restart chromium can't detect flash plugin. It works just fine in Firefox I have only Chromoting Viewer on chrome://plugins/ ...
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How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
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“Mounting cifs URL not implemented yet” when I try to mount a samba share

I have a server for development (Ubuntu 12.04). On that machine, I have a shared folder named "projects". I tried sudo mount -t smbfs smb://192.168.2.28/projects/myProject /mnt/myProject on my ...
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How do I disable the guest session?

How do I disable the guest session in Ubuntu 11.10 or higher? I don't want people to be able to use my computer without using a password to log in!
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Ho to install an already downloaded .crx file extension in chrome?

It download the .crx file from novell-moonlight-3.99.0.3-x86_64.crx and then went to chrome://extensions/ and drag and drop the file on the chrome windows opened in that address and the ...
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Apt-Get Update: failure to fetch; can't connect to any sources

I realize there are dozens of "apt-get update: failure to fetch" questions (I read through all I could find), but my present circumstance is unique to 12.04 and it affects all sources; not just ...
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How do I install VMware Player?

I can't install VMwarePlayer 4.0.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit. For Version 4.0.2, I found a script that I have to run and after that I could install 4.0.2. Is there an similar solution for Version 4.0.3?
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How do I find the kernel version, Ubuntu release and disk partition information from the terminal?

Which commands will give me information about following? Kernel Version Distribution version no. All partition size of the HDD in Terminal
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Missing System Settings after removing some packages

I installed or uninstalled some packages. I do not even remember what I was doing. As a result, now I can't see most of the system settings in settings window. Any idea how to solve this problem. ...
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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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How to run BitTorrent Sync?

I am in Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) 64bit and downloaded the btsync executable from http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync/ but running it doesn't seem to have any effect. Double-clicking the ...
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How to fix “sudo: unable to open … Read-only file system”?

The title might not be as descriptive as I would like it to be but couldn't come up with a better one. My server's file system went into Read-only. And I don't understand why it does so and how to ...
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What is a command to compile and run C++ programs?

I am new to Linux. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and do not know how to compile and execute C++ program in it. I need to know the commands to Compile and Execute a C++ program in Linux.
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How do I configure swappiness?

I need Step by Step, simple and easy way to configure swappiness.
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How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?

How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot? Point to be noted: Wireless hotspots aren't same as ad hoc networks. Significant difference is there. In short, ad hoc networks aren't ...
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How to check hard disk performance

How to check the performance of a hard drive (Either via terminal or GUI). The write speed. The read speed. Cache size and speed. Random speed.
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How do I set up a Cron job?

How do I add Cron jobs in Ubuntu?
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