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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Cannot find package (pymol) [closed]

I'm trying to install the program pymol (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/raring/pymol/) on my system (I have Ubuntu 13.04). I've tried it via this link to the softwarecentre and via the ...
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Oxford 8 on ubuntu 13.10

I have the Oxford ed.8 setup folder on my hard disk in folder (Downloads) and here what I've got in the terminal when I try to install it (the install folder has setup for linux with name: linux): ...
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Coding in C language with code blocks editor

I cannot display any object code after compiling.There are no plug ins for displaying object codes available. What might be the problem? Any code editors present for C other than code blocks?
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In which repository is Libreoffice to be found? [duplicate]

I can't seem to find libreoffice in the repositories. I would please like to know where to find a copy of this office suite.
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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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I want to install closure compiler on Ubuntu but don't know how to include new packages in Ubuntu [closed]

I want to include new universe saucy packages, but I don't know how to do this. Please help me out.
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Music Production Tools (DJ)

I just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 8.1 and I really like it. Although it requires getting used to some different things, nothing in my normal routine that I do has been affected by the ...
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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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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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How to add kernel-package header

I want to install kernel-package, but this error shown : Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package kernel-package is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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How to reduce LCD brightness if intel_brightness is unistalled?

tried echo,xrandr and even xbacklight couldn't reduce backlight of my screen. Can anyone suggest any other way?
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Losing my saved settings each time I boot up from my usb

I'm a very new user to Ubuntu and everytime a boot with my usb stick I have to reinstall all the apps that I had previously downloaded. Why is this so?? How do I save everything so that I can just ...
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scala language not avaible?

For another course I need the scala programming language. Is it right it's not avaible on the software center? if that is so, what is the best way to install it. Roelof