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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 do you run Ubuntu Server with a GUI?

Trying to run a Ubuntu server for the first time.. But everything is in a terminal, is there a way to switch to a Gui? Also, the server doesn't have direct access to the internet.. So, is there a way ...
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How can I install and use powerline plugin?

Powerline is a plug-in to display informational and beautiful statusline for vim, tmux and shell prompt for bash, zsh. Vim statusline: How can I install and setup Powerline for different ...
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How do I enable the “Universe” repository from the command line?

How do you use terminal to enable Universe source? Or any those 4 from Software Sources: Main, Universe, Restricted, Multiverse Main is on by default and Restricted is on if durring Ubuntu ...
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I get “Failed to load session ”ubuntu-2d" when using XRDP

Initially, when I try to log in to my ubuntu machine (version 12.10) using RDP, I would get an ubuntu desktop background, with no text, menu bars, or anything to indicate it loaded the desktop. I ...
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How can I compress an mp3 file?

Well that is my question! i used to download a program in windows that used lame to compress audio of mp3 files and made them shorter in size but I don't know how to do this in ubuntu! Does anybody ...
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What default Windows Software Alternatives does Ubuntu have! [closed]

This former Windows user is all set with a new Ubuntu installed to his box. And now I'd like to know what default applications I have in my system? And esp. for these categories: Audio Video ...
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1answer
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How do I apt-get gddrescue and testdisk?

Gddrescue and testdisk are not on the 12.04 ISO that I downloaded and burned to a CD that I'm currently using to boot my system. Where do I point apt-get to install those packages? I have Internet ...
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Universe and multiverse software sites for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable the “multiverse” repository? How do I reach the sites of Universe and Multiverse softwares for Ubuntu Free software?
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1answer
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How can install python-dev for 2.7.8 in 14.04 off apt-get?

I have tried this and this and this and this Well nothing works with me, i got my amd64 system, 14.04 up and runnig, as I try to install wagtail, a django cms, i get the error. pysass.c:4:20: ...
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1answer
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Haskell platform on 14.04

Is it right that 14.04 does not have the haskell platform avaible by the software center. Do I need to compile it by source or is there anothe way to make this work ? Roelof
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can't update repositories Ubuntu 13.10

When I run sudo apt-get update I receive the following error message: W:Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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Why does apt-get fail to install the python-gasp package?

when I try to install gasp in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the following error occurs. student@student-25:~$ sudo apt-get install python-gasp [sudo] password for student: Reading package lists... Done ...
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1answer
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Unable to installl vnc server

I am running ubuntu 12.04(http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu) on my beagle bone. However I am unable to install vnc server. sudo apt-get install vnc4server Package vnc4server is not available, but ...
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1answer
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how do i get geany to run python 2.7.3 not python version 3

whenever i make a program on geany and with python and use the pygame module and run it it returns with an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "clock.py", line 1, in import ...
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3answers
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Can I get .deb packages for LXDE?

Is there any way I can download LXDE and all its related packages as .deb packages? I had done this with Synaptic but since there's no Synaptic on 12.10, can this be done with apt-get? Thanks
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2answers
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Best Practice for Installing Java on Ubuntu / is it secure?

Much has been said about the security risks associated with Java. However the burp suite (pen test) depends on Java. Is it secure to install Java? if so, how to properly do it? My Ubuntu is a web ...
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1answer
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How to install PySide in raring

What is the easiest way to install PySide in Ubuntu 13.04? There is a link to a PPA in their binary packages section but it does not have packages for Raring.
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1answer
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How can I install the package iftop?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it's not updating when I try. I changed may server address for Ubuntu and DNS but it's still not working. I'm trying to install iotop but it doesn't. I have already ...
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1answer
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How can I install & run testdisk with USB

How can I install & run testdisk with USB? When I boot from HDD, i can download & install testdisk from ubuntu software center; but when I boot from USB (for the purpose of recovering my NTFS ...
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2answers
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Grammar checking program for Libre office [closed]

A tool for checking grammar? Like Ginger in Windows. Can't find any in software center.
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1answer
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how to install gnome-keyring and gmime

i'm trying to install balsa email reader on my ubuntu for dev purposes (i'm new to linux).. and i run into this issue after issuing the ./autogen --enable-all command: checking wether we have ...
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HOw to clean up and fine tune Ubuntu [duplicate]

Are there any tools to clean and fine tune Ubuntu? My computer has become slow. I am using Chrome, Chromium and Firefox Running an Intel NUC. Specs: 16GB RAM 128GB SSD
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Unable to locate VLC package in my repositories? [duplicate]

When I try to install VLC using apt-get, I get the following error: parameswaran@parameswaran-Compaq-Presario-CQ61-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for parameswaran: Reading ...
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Unable to locate package libmysql++-dev

root@avidgamers:~/warcraft/aG-HostbotRU/ghost# apt-get install libmysql++-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ...
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Not able to add 3rd party software in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a 3rd party software(terminator) PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 by running the command below: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa sudo apt-get update And now, when I search for that ...
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Compile a LaTeX file from Vim and not from terminal

I am compiling my LaTeX files from terminal and it gets a little annoying to go every time in terminal and use: xelatex "file-path" Is there a way to do this from inside Vim?
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1answer
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Problem installing g++ ccompiler on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install g++ using packages from another user. offline..but there were errors. After connecting to the net I tried to install using sudo apt-get install g++, but it gave the following ...
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1answer
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Using Ubuntu to access Mac HDD

Edited What i want to Do : Run ubuntu via a DVD-r on an iMac to retrieve data, because a system file has corrupted What I've Done: Put the ubuntu disk in my working Macbook Pro to try retrieving ...
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1answer
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Text input with wacom drawing tablet

On Windows 7 when tapping a text entry field with the tablet pen an on screen keyboard or handwritten-text tool would pop up allowing me to write out text and hit the insert button. Is there anything ...

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