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What are the alternatives to Notepad++ on Ubuntu?

I use Notepad++ on Windows 7 and I want to know if there is a good substitution for it on Ubuntu. I want something that is good for editing html files.
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How to add a PPA on a server?

The Server version of Ubuntu does not have the add-apt-repository command. How can i add a PPA to the server without this command?
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How can I install Minecraft?

I have tried many tutorials but none of them are clear enough. I have also tried installing it using Wine but it won't update and Wine goes gray and stops working. Does anybody know an easy way to ...
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“unable to find a medium containing a live file system” error when installing

I got this error while trying to install ubuntu 10.10 from a bootable USB stick on to asus x64j series laptop. After getting this error the installation fails to start. I have used the same USB stick ...
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What is the equivalent of 'Control-Alt-Delete'?

On Windows anytime the system hangs Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up the Start Up Manager, from which you can end the program or process causing the hang. Is there any command like this on Ubuntu?
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How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version?

I just installed a new version of Ubuntu and I want to roll it back to the previous version. How can I do that? Is that even possible?
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“Unable to locate package” errors for all software

My apt-get doesn't install any programs. I try to install programs with apt-get install but always it shows same error: unable to locate package. For example I try to install the xbmc media center; ...
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How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012?

Ubuntu 12.04 still includes the outdated and obsolete 2009 version of TeX Live. Other than installing manually from the TeX Live website, is there any alternative to install the latest 2012 version on ...
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How to get a drive formatted with exfat working?

In Ubuntu 13.04 there was an option to use the PPA by Relan in order to get ExFat functionality. Seeing that in Ubuntu this functionality is now available from the repositories without the PPA I tried ...
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Can't install aircrack-ng

Whenever I attempt to install aircrack-ng in terminal I get the following error: Package aircrack-ng is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is ...
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How can I install Python 2.6 on 12.04?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuDesktop "Python 2.6 is no longer available for install". I need to support legacy software that runs only on Python 2.6. How ...
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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 12.04

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04, there are no sound at all on my headphone (rear jack panel). On Sound settings > playback, it seemed that the sounds were detected after I choose 'play sound'. ...
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Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem

I have a multiboot system set up. The system has three drives. Multiboot is configured with Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu - all on the first drive. I had a lot of unpartitioned space left on the ...
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How do I fix Netflix requiring Silverlight update?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit, which I installed using the original release (not the newer 12.04.2 release), and have been successfully using netflix-desktop ever since the ppa:ehoover/compholio ...
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How do I disable the “Nouveau Kernel Driver”?

I'm trying to install proprietary nvidia graphics driver I downloaded from nvidia website. It will not install because it says that the "Nouveau kernel driver" needs to be disabled first. I opened ...
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Error message when I run sudo: unable to resolve host (none)

I have this issue on AWS on some servers. Whenever I run sudo the terminal is stuck doing seemingly nothing, until it finally spits out this error message. My terminal looks like this: ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

After upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04 I am trying to install different packages. For instance ia32-libs and skype (4.0). When trying to install these, I am getting the 'Unable to correct problems, you ...
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How to access phpMyAdmin after installation?

I've installed phpmyadmin sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin. Of course, I have also mysql and a web server running properly. Now how can I reach it?
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Connecting to Windows shares using Active Directory?

After upgrading my host to 12.04 I can no longer connect to Windows Shares in my AD (Active Directory) based network. I was able to do it previously using 11.10. I thought it might be an issue with ...
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How do I convert .ts files into something useful?

I have a file that ends in .ts, which according to wikipedia is an MPEG2 file. I've never run into a file like this so I want it want the file to be in a more common format/container to use on ...
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How can I tell what version of Java I have installed?

I want to start toying around with java (eventually getting to the point where I can write basic little programs for android or web), but I've managed to have java messed up on my computer (from past ...
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How do I update Oracle Java 7 (JDK and JRE)

Recently, I've installed JDK 7 from the Oracle site, using these instructions. Now, I'm wondering what is the correct method to update it (or, better, to keep up-to-date automatically)? For instance, ...
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Can I install Ubuntu inside Windows?

Ubuntu 12.04 won't come with the Windows Installer (Wubi) pre-added. But is there any way to install 12.04 using Wubi?
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How do I configure a DHCP server?

How to configure a DHCP server in Ubuntu 12.04? I need a step-by-step tutorial if somebody has one.
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How do I remap certain keys?

I'm searching for a way to remap certain keys in ubuntu. i.e. I'd like to change PgUp to Home or PgDown to End. Does a built-in command or a tool exist reassign keys in Ubuntu/GNOME?
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How can you remove Unity?

In previous versions of Netbook Remix I was able to disable the netbook-launcher and just have a blank desktop. I liked the speed of the Netbook version but not the interface, this worked well for ...
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How to control Brightness

I didn't install anything myself, but only Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Acer 4741g. I use Fn+left/right to change the brightness, but failed. How can I control the brightness levels?
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What's the difference between ubuntu 13.10 amd 12.04 LTS??? and

What's the difference between ubuntu 13.10 amd 12.04 LTS and which one is best for my laptop (Asus k46cb i7) imeans which one recognizes my laptop drivers completely?
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How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror?

Downloading from the main Ubuntu archive is slow even when it's not release day, how can I get apt-get to automatically use a mirror that is close to me?
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How do I create a WiFi hotspot sharing wireless internet connection (single adapter)?

I know how to create a hotspot when connected to a wired network, but when I am using internet from a WiFi connection, this disconnects the wireless connection the moment I activate the hotspot. In ...
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apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error

Err http://archive.canonical.com natty InRelease Err http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease ...
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How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an ASUS X401U, and after installation there is no list of wireless connections. I didn't have that problem with an installation on HP. What I can do to enable Wifi? ...
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How do I install nagios?

I keep hearing about Nagios, a really powerful tool for monitoring servers. How do I install it?
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Command-line to list DNS servers

Is there a command to list dns servers? I tried $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR ...
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How do I sudo a command in a script without being asked for a password?

I want to turn my system on automatically every day. So I use the below code in my Python script, but sudo asks me for a password every time: os.system('sudo sh -c "echo date \'+%s\' -d \'+ \ ...
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How do I get an Acer Npilfy 802.11 wireless card working?

My Laptop is Acer 5742G with "Npilfy 802.11 wireless". I have both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 Earlier when I had Ubuntu 12.04, the wireless was working fine, but after installing 12.10 wireless is ...
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How do I set up a Cron job?

How do I add Cron jobs in Ubuntu?
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How to make Latest Ubuntu look like Windows 7

For a talk about Linux I will be using Ubuntu to show off how flexible Open Source is, but one of the things I want to do is show Ubuntu with a Windows 7 Theme, which I will then change when a friend ...
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How to make a disk image and restore from it later?

I'm a new Linux user. I've reinstalled my Wubi from scratch at least ten times the last few weeks because while getting the system up and running (drivers, resolution, etc.) I've broken something (X, ...
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How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)?

I have a friend who has got a computer that is not connected to the Internet. Is there any way to install software offline easily?
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Nvidia driver doesn't work in 12.10

I have GeForce GTX 560 Ti. I's worked fine in 12.04 with nvidia drivers. Unfortunately, after todays 12.10 update, something broke down. I've tried nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates and ...
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Is there a way to restore Nautilus' split screen (F3) feature?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 since today and I am missing the split screen function in Nautilus. Is there any way to patch Nautilus so that this amazing function is usable again?
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Unity does not start in Ubuntu 13.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and I cannot use Unity. I have tried the proprietary driver, both from the official sources and from AMD's website. I have also tried using the open source x.org ...
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After update, get “error: file not found.” followed by “grub rescue> _”

I just installed quite a lot of 12.10 updates, was prompted to reboot, and then found that I couldn't boot.
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How do I enable or disable Apport?

The system crash dialog is annoying me, how can I turn it off? I'd also like to know how to turn it back on just in case I need it to report a problem.
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how to install packages with apt-get on a system connected via proxy?

I've got an Ubuntu 11.10 system connected via a proxy to the internet, and I would like to install packages via apt-get. When I try to do that I get this error message: sudo apt-get install ...
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Installing Eclipse Kepler and Java JDK

I need some help to set up the Eclipse Kepler 4.3 and Java JDK last version on Xubuntu, I whould like to do it by the command terminal. Which are the right commands?
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How do I add/remove the “hidden” startup applications?

How do I manage (add/remove) all the startup applications in Ubuntu 11.10 and up? Startup Applications doesn't show all the applications which are started during boot.
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Difference between the i386 download and the amd64?

What is the difference between standard i386 download and the amd64 download of Ubuntu 11.04? I am currently running the i386 on an amd machine, would my system work better with the amd64 download ...