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Would I benefit from switching to Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

I just settled down with my ideal setup, a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but for some reason Ubuntu's running slow for me. I heard that Ubuntu was pretty small and resource light, but should I ...
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Misbehaving of stylus based notetaking programs (Xournal, Jarnal) after installing Ubuntu 12.10 in Surface Pro

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Surface Pro, and everything works just fine out of the box. But note-taking programs like Xournal, Jarnal are misbehaving in a bad way. In xournal, suddenly ...
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What to do?! Upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 failed :(

I got an update reminder to go from 12.10 to 13.04. I followed the instructions, was able to download the package, and started installing. Up to a point where my computer (seemed to) restart and there ...
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Unstalling windows which installed ubuntu through wubi [duplicate]

I had a windows7 installation on C: I installed ubuntu through wubi on D: Now I want to uninstall windows on C: and re-install it on C: only. Will it be okay to do it? Will my Ubuntu installation ...
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Problem installing latest vim on ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to install the latest version of vim on Ubuntu 12.10. But when I use this command sudo apt-get install vim It gives me such an error How to solve this?
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Is there any eraser button in libreoffice

I know this looks like an idiotic questions. But I need to know. Before shifting to Ubuntu in Microsoft word theres a eraser button in doc menu which I used several times. But in Ubuntu libreoffice I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity launcher and status bar dissappeared after installing additional drivers [duplicate]

I have tried to use additional graphics drivers on Lenovo T530 ubuntu 12.10 laptop. Actually those drivers have not installed correctly. After restarting my machine, ubuntu launcher and status bar has ...
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Upgrade to ubuntu 12.10 fails with calculation error

I wanted to upgrade to 13.04 and as a necessity I need to update to 12.10. I have successfully updated in the past from Ubuntu 10 to Ubuntu 11 ans 12.04. Somehow, when I try from terminal or from ...
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how can i go back to 12.04 from 12.10 in a dual boot pc? [duplicate]

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and I have a lot of issues i.e. mouse doesn't respond . Is there a way to go back to previous state with the 12.04 DVD or I have to erase everything and re-install?
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how do I connect to a VPN with ipsec?

I created a config file for my FritzBox 7390 after this german tutorial Now I want to configure my Network-Manager but there is no option for ipsec. Do I need additional packages? I tried to ...
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AMD switchable graphics: integrated outperforms dedicated

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony VAIO E14 laptop. I have a AMD switchable GPU Radeon HD 7600M / Intel HD 4000 card. The AMD Catalyst 13.4 driver is installed: On integrated (IGPU): fglrxinfo ...
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Ubuntu won't update from 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

To update I typed in sudo update-manager -d into terminal and I got this code back (I had to edit the links): W:GPG error: h.ttp://linux.dropbox.com precise Release: The following signatures couldn't ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and extremely slow at low signal - Ubuntu 13.04

First off, I just want to say that I work as an IT engineer (Windows Desktop/Server etc) so I am willing to go right down to the ground when it comes to advance technical troubleshooting. ...
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Cannot get web-apps working in Ubuntu 12.10

I have been using vanilla Ubuntu 12.10 since it came out, and I will be upgrading to 13.04 in a month or two. However, I recently decided to try to install a couple of web-apps. I was unable to do so, ...
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Running QQ : Can't find Python 3.3.1 in apt-get or synaptic

I'm running QQ : Can't find the repos/packages for Python 3.3.1 with apt-get or synaptic. How do I find them and install Python 3.3.1?
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Launcher does not pop in - is out permanently [duplicate]

I have upgraded my ubuntu to 12.10 and the launcher is out permanently. It does not pop in thus my screen is smaller and very uncomfortable. Is there any setting i can change to make it pop in and out ...
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TeamViewer and remote access problem

I install TeamViewer 8 on my Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) laptop. I can remotely connect to my Windows 7 PC (32-bit), but when I try to connect from my Windows 7 device to my Ubuntu device, it works once ...
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Ubuntu system totally freezes 12.04 12.10 13.04 [duplicate]

This problem is an ongoing issue for me. Maybe someone has an idea out there. I've been using Ubuntu 32 bit for years with much pleasure. It all stopped when I upgraded to version 12.04. Since ...
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Wireless is Connected but No access to Internet 12.10

I got my wireless to work finally after initial issues. Now I have moved locations, I can't get Internet access. Wireless is still connected but that is all. I am not tech savy nor Ubuntu-savy so help ...
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How to open a photo in picasa 3?

I downloaded picasa 3 using wine for my ubuntu 12.10 and installed. The problem is, I'm unable to open my photo using picasa. I'm trying "open with" with mouse right-click on the file but unable to ...
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Formating a USB stick with ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I know there's a few relevant questions answered but when I try to format it through disk utility the only answer I get is: "Error synchrinizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object ...
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How do I upgrade Ubuntu on a partition using an iso image?

I've searched through some answers here, and while one was marked as a duplicate, it specifically dealt with an apt upgrade, so I don't think it applies to my question. Currently I have 12.10 on my ...
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Booting into ubuntu 12.10

When I first installed ubuntu 12.10 the boot loaded quickly without going through a long loaded screen. Now I get the long screen of all the drivers and recovery before it finally boots. Is there a ...
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boot-folder too small for upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04

When updating my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 I get the message 'Your boot folder is too small, make more space' although my harddrive has still plenty of place left. How can I make that boot ...
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Surface Pro stylus and touch behavior after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 in Surface Pro. Everything works fine, but the stylus and touch behaves in an undesired way. Moving my finger or stylus around the screen automatically selects ...
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Ubuntu efi portable

I need to install Ubuntu on my USB pendrive 3.0 in order to have my "portable computer" everywhere i go. BUT i need it to work also on EFI systems. I've tryied by installing ubuntu on a VirtualBox hd ...
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trying to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have been trying to install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ( 64 Bit ) on a Lenovo twist notebook. I have now installed Windows 8 ( with UEFI, secure boot disabled ) and I am following the instructions ...
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kubuntu 12.10 - problem with netbeans 7.3 and java

I have kubuntu 12.10 and I have installed netbeans from official site (https://netbeans.org/downloads/). Before I had already installed java from java ppa repository ppa:webupd8team/java ...
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Cannot resolve dns on 12.10 install

I am very new to networking on Ubuntu so I have been struggling with this issue for several hours now. I am running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and I am unable to resolve DNS when using my ...
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LVM2 builtin raid - how to check raid status

I just created LVM2 builtin RAID1 (something like lvm mirrir, but newer) with lvconvert --type raid1 -m1 /dev/ubuntu/root /dev/sdb5, Ubuntu 12.10. How can I check mirror status/health both in ...
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error with ubuntu 12.10

I just have deleted some file of the operating system and I have access just from the terminal. Everything else is disappeared. Last think I did it was a the installation of a python interpreter. Is ...
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Ubuntu Installation Hangs when using Wubi [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1LTS using Wubi Installer. It worked absolutely fine and I used it for a while and installed some updates too. For some reason I had to uninstall Ubuntu. I uninstalled Ubuntu ...
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After 12.04 to 12.10 upgrade (64bit), xorg held back and unable to install wine

After upgrading to quantal, I wanted to install wine. However, attempting to do so results in apt wanting to remove all kinds of important packages: The following packages will be REMOVED: ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10

I can't boot into Windows 7 from GRUB, or can't boot into Linux from Windows 7 I have 2 HDD, on 1 I have Windows 7 and on other I have Linux. Both HDD are working properly. Help me to correct dual ...
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deja-dup fails to restore home directory

I backed up my home directory with deja-dup, installed Ubuntu 13.04, and attempted to restore the files, but after chosing the date of the backup to restore and chosing the location where to put the ...
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How many of you have upgraded Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 since opening, since April I was waiting the pop-up that tell us that there is a new version available, now I have seen this message and I have a question. How many of ...
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Ubuntu cannot start after upgrade 12.04 to 12.10

Yesterday I upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10. After restart with Ubuntu 12.10 launcher and top menu weren't shown. So I tried to solve this problem. When I googled this problem I found a solution ...
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How to restore $PATH environment variable?

I did this in the console: unset PATH After this I started getting this error: grep: command not found Is there any easy way to get all environment variables back?
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VirtualBox Error

My Ubuntu computer won't load VirtualBox. The message I'm recieving is: Error: Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object. The application will now terminate. Start tag expected, '<' not ...
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Many dhclient processes running?

Is it OK to have many dhclient processes running? Or is this an error and you should always have one such a process? What does it mean? Why is it listening? Is this computer a DHCP client or is it a ...
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Static linking to a library

I'm trying to run a pre-compiled program from http://cherrypit.princeton.edu/donev/Packing/PackLSD/Instructions.html The pages states that: The executables only link in standard (OpenGL, ...
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Nasty Ubuntu problem, possibly a virus

I'm not sure how much background to give. If it's too much or too little, I'll edit the post later. (Also, it seems that bug-report questions - possibly including this one - might not get answered ...
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DistUpgradeFetcherCore errors while upgrading 12.10 to 13.04

When I try to upgrade my 12.10 install to 13.04 via do-release-upgrade, I get the error: File "/usr/bin/do-release-upgrade", line 145, in <module> fetcher.run_options += ["--mode=%s" % ...
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Problems with duplicate sources. Help? [duplicate]

I am having some trouble with duplicate sources when trying to update version from 12.10 to 13.04 :( Here is my sources list, and then below that you can find the errors I get from the terminal: ...
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Is there any File manager that highlights names that are searched for?

When in Chrome or other new web browsers, a word is searched in a page, all occurrences of the word is highlighted. I need a similar functionality for a File Manager. I tested Nautilus and Dolphin. I ...
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How to import a pdf in libreoffice? under ubuntu, all pages are blank

I have some .pdf generated by a scanner, that I want to import in LibreOffice and do some small editing. The PDF has only one object per page, a page-size image. If I open it in LibreOffice under ...
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Updater keeps saying Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. on 12.10 [duplicate]

Updater keep saying: Failed to download repository information. Check your Internet connection. Details: W:Failed to fetch ...
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How to get and copy a too long output completely in terminal?

In terminal a command has a too long output. But when I scroll back I see it is truncated and only the last part is shown. In Gnome-Terminal and Konsole I have this problem. In xterm there's not such ...
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How to open terminal inside a folder in Nautilus, so that the folder is the current location?

In Dolphin with Shift+F4 Terminal is opened from current location in Dolphin. Is there any similar functionality in Nautilus?
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Grub Rescue Unknown Filesystem Error. Grub Corrupted or Filesystem?

Now it has happened twice & have been pulling my hairs now... I have installed xubuntu on my external hardisk & have been using it for about 3 months. It has three partitions, one of 500 mb ...