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Disable dedicated video card without installing drivers

So, Ubuntu doesn't come with drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 5650 (mobility), and I tried about 3 different drivers, and all failed. My question is, can I just disable my ATI video card and use the ...
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In all sites i have a non-physical look Ubuntu 12.10

I have a problem with browsing (i tried only with firefox). Im many sites (usually in stackexchange sites) I have no (or part of the) icons. I cannot view a screenshot because I do not have enough ...
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Can't mount ntfs disk with the certain set of permissions (root's ones)

I need to mount an ntfs disk with the certain permission and for an user alex be able to have the same as root would have. Here is my file /etc/fstab /dev/sda2 /media/win_disk ntfs-3g ...
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Scanner wifi connectivity lost after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04

Like many other posters here this seems to be a bug. I too have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04, and my Canon MP980 All-in-one Printer worked perfectly prior to the upgrade. Now I get a no ...
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virtualbox kernel package is not supported while install vagrant

I'm installing the vagrant with sudo apt-get install. This error I got: ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for ...
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Run vagrant up with highest VirtualBox version

I've already installed VirtualBox version 4.1.18_Ubuntu from this source: deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian quantal contrib Apparently the above source was used to install ...
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How to enable nameserver via VPN

I use VPN (openvpn) on Ubuntu 13.04. I see the IP-s through VPN correctly. The problem is, although I configure the nameserver in the network manager I still doesn't see the domains. The exported VPN ...
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Display Execution of Boot Script

I have on the order of 1000 experiments I'd like to run on a modified version of the 3.10 kernel (with Ubuntu 12.10). After every experiment, the machine needs to be rebooted. I've written a Ruby ...
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installing ubuntu the easy way

how do I get rid of windows 8 and install Ubuntu I have a boot disc that work before but it is not working this time and windows 8 is not for me and is not letting me load the boot disc for ubuntu
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How revert to 12.10 from 13.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way to revert to 12.10 from 13.04? Since I upgraded, my laptop behaves strangely, slowed down, freezes, the ventilator doen't work anymore and I get error messages like the following: [ ...
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Update To 13.04 [duplicate]

With Ubuntu 12.10 everything was perfect. A few days ago I upgraded to version 13.04 and only gives me problems. With 13.04 I saved what I do after rebooting. For example, Firefox bookmarks disappear ...
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Chroot environment can access external, but not internal network

I've just set a chroot environment up on a new 12.10 install, and it seems capable of accessing the external network (Internet basically) but it cannot access anything on the internal network inside ...
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WACOM Bamboo FUN Pen&Touch

I’m using a 12.10 with Gnome desktop for now and just started to learn couple of things about it. I have a Lenovo i5 with a nVidia GeForce GT635M but because of numerous issues I use the default ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 error in select and install software

I keep having this error msg and I dont know what is wrong: select and install software installation step failed an installation step failed. you can try to run the faling item again from ...
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Change screen resolution detection timeout

I'm using a KVM switch for using two laptops. One is connected to Ubuntu 12.10. The problem I have, is that every time I switch to the other PC, Ubuntu changes the resolution back to the integral ...
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Windows 7 doesn't show up in the boot options

I have an ASUS-K55V. I had a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Recently I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using the do-release-upgrade command. The update went fine, but after the ...
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Accidentally killed Unity; got it back, but now there's no window manager

Today I was trying to resolve a longstanding annoyance, the fact that changes I make in CompizConfig Settings Manager do not persist after a reboot. Googling around, I saw that this appears to be a ...
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Installed dual boot: Goes straight to Windows, does not show option to Ubuntu

Translated: I had no trouble installing Ubuntu on a partition set as advanced in the process, but apparently the installation is incomplete because the restart does not give me the option to enter ...
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Display brightness setting not working in sony vaio SVE151117F

I have sony vaio SVE151117F, ubuntu 12.10.I used to see brightness animation upon pressing Fn+F6,F5 but not actual brightness of screen. I have tried to implement as said in ...
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Computer restarts while downloading Ubuntu

I have a question. While downloading the Ubuntu ISO file, my computer restarts randomly. Why does this happen? What should I do? The browsers I have tried are Firefox and Chrome. I use Windows 8. I ...
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Unity not coming up after 12.10 -> 13.04 upgrade

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04. When I start Ubuntu, I get to the login screen fine and can input my password and login. However, after I log in, I'm greeted with just a blank screen that has only ...
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How do I auto mount my partition?

I've a partition on /dev/sda2 of 279 GB Ext4 filesystem, but I'm not able to auto mount it on login. I've added the partition entry /dev/sda /home ext4 defaults 0 0 in /etc/fstabt still it ...
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Ubuntu Software Center crashes due to error in its Python code

I searched for that, but did not find any reference to it on this site. If you know some, please refer me to it - the issues I have seen have different symptoms. So, to the point... I had Ubuntu ...
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Diagnose Ubuntu 12.10 (in Dual 12.04-12.10 boot)

I find that my Acer Aspire One D270 Netbook (Intel Atom CPU, 2GB DDR3 memory) shows a blank screen with a blinking cursor if I tried booting 12.10 from the bootable USB stick. In fact once, I clicked ...
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Options in bash commands

Are the commands' options case sensitive? i.e. I did rm -r directory And rm -R directory And I got the same results, whereas when I did ls -r directory and ls -R directory I got ...
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Calibrate UNITEC touchscreen

I have a DMC 19 inch wide touchpanel. The EVDEV recognizes it and it works perfectly normal despite that a 1 inch drift. it does not take into consideration the calibration parametres I enter in ...
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update manager isn't showing upgrade option [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04. In in instructions it lists that I need update manager but when i searched my system there was no such application... Please tell me where I can get Update ...
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Installing matlab 2012b on ubuntu 12.10-java error

I have matlab 2012b iso file and I tried mounting it and install ..but i get the following error... root@karthik:/home/karthik# mount -t iso9660 -o loop /home/karthik/Downloads/matlab.iso ...
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change from ubuntu 12.10 to 12.04 [duplicate]

actually I was updating from ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 suddenly my machine got switched off then when i restarted the machine I am facing the following problems: 1. Even after doing shutdown it is not ...
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Problem in upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

While updating Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10, it is giving an error: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mesa/libxatracker1_9.0.3-0ubuntu0.1_i386.deb Connection failed [IP: ...
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My laptop heat up quickly [duplicate]

I'm newbie using ubuntu, I have pre-installed wind*ws 7 on my ultrabook ACER S3 951 then I make it dualboot using ubuntu 12.04 but after using it for an hour my laptop heat up quickly is it a normal ...
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scanner of Samsung SCX-4200 does not work on ubuntu 12.10

I have a Samsung SCX-4200 multifunction printer/scanner which works fine under Windows 8. The printer works fine under Ubuntu 12.10, but the scanner doesn't work. "sudo sane-find-scanner" find ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't boot from usb

So I want to switch from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.10. I used UNetBootin to create the usb. I have Linux Mint 15, and am trying to get Ubuntu to load from the usb. But when I restart my computer it ...
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Cannot install Dropbox from CLI or Software Centre [duplicate]

I initially tried installing it using the steps listed here: http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/10/how-to-install-dropbox-in-ubuntu-12-10-quantal-quetzal/ I got the following error from it: E: ...
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/var/log/syslog empty

Apparently my logs stopped working around Apr 10, as the current /var/log/syslog is empty, and /var/log/syslog.1 has the following for its last entries: Apr 10 20:25:01 li243-206 CRON[2883]: (root) ...
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Ignore Warning prior to upgrade?

Below is a warning that I got when I attempted to upgrade my ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 I wish to upgrade because currently my screen brightness issue isn't resolved and I strongly feel it's due to ...
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Skype won't install in ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Skype will not fully install because "Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some ...
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What to do when my keyboard sensitivity decreases but returns to normal after re-log

i am having a random problem with both my keyboards. The keyboard will become so INsensitive that I have to press really hard to to make it work. If I restart, or just log out, it resets and it acts ...
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Unable to install php5-dev package in ubuntu 12.10

I am unable to install php5-dev package in ubuntu 12.10. I am getting the following on sudo apt-get install php5-dev: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How can I unmount user-mounted disks under /media/$username from the command-line? [duplicate]

In Xubuntu 12.10, I can mount external disks that are attached and they appear under /media/$username/$diskname. I can unmount them by going to the desktop, right-clicking, waiting 6 seconds or so, ...
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Tips for creating a kid-friendly, secure environment for Ubuntu 12.10?

Keep in mind I'm already aware of Edubuntu, Doudou, and other child-friendly Ubuntu operating systems, but I am interested in knowing some of the top tips to lock-down my Ubuntu 12.10 distro for ...
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How to clean up a messed up apt-get? [duplicate]

Question: I wanted to do dist-upgrade on my server this morning. What I got is this: apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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messed up characters in PDF printed from Ubuntu 12.10

When I print a particular PDF from Ubuntu 12.10, I see many garbled characters. I tried printing the same PDF from Mac OS X and it worked. Any ideas of what I should look into to fix this? Here's the ...
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How do I download Adobe Flash on Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble on figuring out how to download Adobe Flash and Adobe reader on the newest version on Ubuntu 12.10, Can anyone help me?
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Brightness control doesn't work on my lenovo G580 laptop in ubuntu12.10? [duplicate]

My laptop has intel core i5 processor and ubuntu 12.10 32-bit OS.
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uninstalling mysql from ubuntu

I installed mysql in my system using ubuntu12.10 by tar.gz file. Now,I wanted to remove it from the system,please suggest me the ways to uninstall it. Thanks in advance
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Wmii on Ubuntu 12.10

I installed the quantal wmii deb package, but when I try to log into Wmii it is completely unresponsive. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
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How to run PHASE V2.0 using ubuntu

I wish to use PHASE v2.0. I had follow the instruction during installation. However, nothing turn out when i type in command. I always get no such directory or file. Anyone can help on this matter? ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo x220 then upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 blank screen

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo x220 then upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 now I get a blank screen after I see the ubuntu logo and the four dots below it. I see my wireless indicator lit as well as my ...