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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 you log out via the terminal?

Is there a command, that will take you back to the login screen?
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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 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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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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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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Installing Skype in Ubuntu 13.10

When upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 (64 bit), the upgrade tool insisted on removing Skype. I'm now trying to get Skype reinstalled. When trying from the software center (as suggested by why ...
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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 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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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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“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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Eclipse menus are cut off or don't show

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 (with JDK 1.7.0_45). I've downloaded and uncompressed Eclipse Kepler for Java EE Developers. The software menus are messed up. I didn't notice similar problems in other ...
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Mcrypt extension is missing in 14.04 server for mysql

The php mcrypt extension on ubuntu 14.04 shows that it is installed properly, but phpmyadmin says: The mcrypt extension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration. My current php config is ...
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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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How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
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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 ...
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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 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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How to install Google-Earth 64bit in Ubuntu 13.10, ia32-libs Dependency error

I want to install Google-Earth & it requires ia32-libs. So, I did apt-get install ia32-libs but error pops as Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Can't find boot-repair package for the newest version of Ubuntu

After upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, grub failed to load Ubuntu and threw the error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found. I followed the solution offered in the Bug Report but this failed ...
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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 install OpenOffice.org instead of LibreOffice?

I want to install OpenOffice.org. What can I do to install it on my computer?
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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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Is there a power saving application similar to Jupiter?

I have installed the 13.04 final release and so far I am loving it more 12.10. I'm trying to install the Jupiter power settings app but, I read it is no longer compatible with the new kernel. Is there ...
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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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Installing KDE in Ubuntu 12.04

Is it good to use kubuntu or Ubuntu with KDE? Well if I install KDE in Ubuntu will there be any instability or conflict? Will these two get mixed up with themes and icons? I had a bad experience ...
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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 do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray)

I installed Skype 4.0 following this guide. However my little Skype icon in the unity status bar (in the top right corner with clock, volume, etc.) is gone. How do I get it back?
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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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Desktop Client for Google+ and Hangout

Is there any app that I can use to do Google Hangout from within my Ubuntu Desktop like Skype? Also, How can I integrate Google+ account with Ubuntu?
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How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?

I'm used to GNOME Classic and personally don't want to change to anything else, but it seems there is no more GNOME Classic in the Oneiric release. After apt-get installed gnome-session and all, ...
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Desktop shows a white or black background instead of wallpapers

after upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 my desktop background turn black after I try to set a image for that. How to fix it? This is my desktop screen.