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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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4answers
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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 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 ...
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Why did Canonical drop support for Gimp and how to recover from it?

I was offered an upgrade to 16.04. During the upgrade, I saw this: I can kinda see why Expect and w3m are being dropped, but why Gimp? More importantly, how to do I find pre-built packages that I ...
16
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3answers
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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 ...
16
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1answer
60k views

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 ...
15
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3answers
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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 ...
10
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3answers
60k views

APT way to get Adobe Flash Player latest version for Linux not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and I am trying to get the latest version of Adobe Flash Player for Linux (which apparently is 11.2), I am selecting the option for APT for Ubuntu 10.04+ here: But when I ...
5
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3answers
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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 ...
5
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2answers
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Simple and Low Resource games for Ubuntu?

I've been helping put together some old computers and installing Edubuntu on them for some newly arriving refugees in AZ. Many of the desktops and laptops are pretty (read: very) low resource, and I'm ...
5
votes
1answer
35k views

How can I install python-dev 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: ...
4
votes
2answers
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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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2answers
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OpenCV installation

During the installation of OpenCV I get the following error: moslah@moslah-Lenovo-G560:~/Downloads/opencv-2.4.10/build$ cmake ../ -- Detected version of GNU GCC: 48 (408) -- Found OpenEXR: /usr/lib/...
3
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2answers
435 views

E: Unable to locate package nemesis

I read about nemesis here, and I wanted to install it, but when trying to install the package with: sudo apt-get install nemesis I get this output: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
3
votes
1answer
508 views

Is it possible to embed a pdf reader in QupZilla browser?

I have recently started using QupZilla browser with Ubuntu 14.04 and while I like its slimmed down browsing experience one thing that bugs me is that when I wish to view a pdf I only have the option ...

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