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USB drive install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server fails - can't find components from CD-ROM

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 Server (32bit) on a machine here using a USB stick. I used the Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.9.4 which has support for 12.04 server to get the ISO onto the USB drive. ...
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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 ...
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How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center?

I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems ...
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How to manage users and groups?

Just switched from 10.04 to 11.10. I'm wondering about the limited options in the GUI for managing users and groups. Where is the old GUI to change groups, id's, etc. I know that I can do this from ...
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Desktop does not show when I installed nvidia drivers!

The desktop does not show after I installed nvidia experimental drivers. I tried nvidia simple proprietary drivers, and they did not work either. Here is how it looks. This is not cropped or any ...
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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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Installing Java 7 Update 25 on 12.04 LTS?

How can I install Java on Ubuntu 12.04? I have: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_21-b11) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.21-b01, mixed mode)
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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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Wine can't find gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so

I am trying to start a program using wine on Ubuntu LTS 12.04 64 bit When I do this, I get the following error message... /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: ...
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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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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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nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and enabled the nvidia drivers. Now I am trying to install WINE but I get the message: nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE (translated ...
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How to install g++ compiler?

I have tried the following: sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done build-essential is already the newest ...
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How to prevent “Write Failed: broken pipe” on SSH connection?

What can I do to configure SSH on both client and servers to prevent Write Failed: broken pipe errors? It often occurs if you sleep your client computer and resume later.
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Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?

I am considering buying a Dell XPS 15 laptop. The laptop has a Nvidia 420m card which should work with Linux but I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't supported on Linux. I am not ...
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How can I stop being prompted to unlock the 'default' keyring on boot?

Whenever Ubuntu boots up, a dialogue pops up asking me to unlock my default keyring. Is there some way this can unlock automatically through PAM or some other magical way?
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Shop and in game item shop not working in League Of Legend (LOL)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and PlayOnLinux 4.2.2. I managed to get League of Legends almost running perfectly, there are only two problems. The first is that the shop to buy things with IP/RP is just a ...
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How to increment a variable in bash?

How to increment a numeric variable in bash? I tried with var=$var+1 and var=($var+1) but it doesn't work. My variable is a number, but bash think that is a string. My bash version is ...
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How to install and run UNetbootin?

Strangely, but true, you cannot install from the the original site, or run it. So how to install and run UNetBootin?
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How do I remap certain keys or devices?

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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I've downloaded a .sh file - how do I install this?

I'm new to Ubuntu and know installing programs only from window. It is very easy there: Just double-click the setup.exe and the things start. But how do I install a program on Ubuntu? I want to ...
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How to set the fully qualified domain name in 12.04?

I tried adding dns-domain domain.com to /etc/network/interfaces with no luck. When I run hostname -d I get an empty string
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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 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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“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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Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I've tried to install Ubuntu on a VMWare Virtual Machine, but it never gets past the bootloader : ISOLINUX 4.01 debian-20100714 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al No DEFAULT or UI ...
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How do I configure my static DNS in interfaces?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. My /etc/network/interfaces file consists of: # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface ...
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how to make chmod 777 all /var/www subfolders

im running webserver and ftp server, where my /var/www is binded on my /home/user/www i made both directory at chmod 777 (which is fine since its for testing only) i can upload files inside ...
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Installing MS Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install Microsoft Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit). I have downloaded an iso file of said product and installed wine1.4-i386 using the apt-get command on the terminal. The ...
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Comparison of backup tools

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
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How do I connect to a WPA wifi network using the command line?

So basically, I'd like to use iwconfig to connect to my wifi network when I'm not inside X. But I just don't see a way to do it in the man page. Any idea?
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USB turn write protection off

Hi I have a USB which is write protected: dmesg | tail [10098.126089] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is on [10098.126098] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 80 00 [10098.126779] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] ...
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How do I change fonts and adjust their size?

I've been finding fonts on the internet and installing them on my system. What's the easiest way to change my fonts? I would prefer an easy to use graphical way, but answers with command line ...
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Installing and testing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I am uncertain about how to install CUDA in my system. looking around there are many tutorials about cuda on 12.04 LTS and a few on 13.04 and 13.10, but they all talk about acquiring a deb package ...
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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 to install Dropbox?

For some reason installing Dropbox via software center does not work. I get a message that sends me to Dropbox website where I follow the instructions. But at the end it says it says: Next, run ...
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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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How can I install a .bin file?

I want to update Acrobat Reader for Firefox, but the download has the .bin extension. How can I install it?
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Is there a Google Drive client available?

I'd like to install a Google Drive client for Xubuntu (12.04). I'm getting non-English Google results, and I didn't find grive in the Xubuntu repositories. Does anyone know of a client that works ...
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How To Install And Test KDE Plasma 5 On Ubuntu 14.04

KDE Plasma 5 is hitting release candidate now: Schedules/Plasma 5 - KDE TechBase. How can I install plasma 5 in Ubuntu 14.04.
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A “failed to fetch” error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I fix this?

Contrary to the note above, I haven't found the answer to my problem. I have read almost a dozen apt-get update questions, most from askubuntu.com, with "failed to fetch" errors and tried the ...
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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 to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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How to connect mtp android device to ubuntu 13.10

I searched here and google and all I could find is how in Ubuntu 13.04 forward mtp devices are supported. The answer I found are for ubuntu 12.04 or ubuntu 12.10 Well, I connected my phone in mtp ...
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ubuntu 14.04 xrdp grey

I installed the latest ubuntu desktop and when I install xrdp I get a grey screen when I connect from windows rdc. this works fine in ubuntu 12.04. I found several solutions but they are not really ...
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find a file using the terminal

I am trying to find a directory, using the terminal and I am not sure where it is. I mean that i used the wget command to obtain the file and used it for installation and now i am not able to find ...
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How can I recursively delete all files of a specific extension in the current directory?

How do I safely delete all files with a specific extension (e.g. .bak) from current directory and all subfolders using one command-line? Simply, I'm afraid to use rm since I used it wrong once and now ...
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How do I remove the proprietary ATI drivers?

I've installed 11.10 and the proprietary ATI drivers using "additional drivers" The performance of my system is absolutely awful and it shouldn't be. I tried to remove the proprietary drivers using ...
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Can't install ATI proprietary drivers in 12.10

I have a laptop with ATI Radeon 6770M HD Hybrid graphics card. In Ubuntu 12.04, I installed the fglrx driver through "additional drivers" and it worked. (I can even switch GPUs). But in the new Ubuntu ...
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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?