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Aliases - able to pass arguments?

I want to make an alias in my .bashrc or .bashrc_aliases file (probably the latter). Specifically, I want to call the clang command for my *.c file I'm writing. What I'm looking for is best summed up ...
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Driver for Nvidia graphics card on 12.10

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and the default driver for my Nvidia GTX670 is an open source XorgX. I intend to play games on Wine. What driver should I use?
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Showing the correct font in Japanese

I'm having a problem with Japanese characters using old/Chinese forms (神社 being the obvious examples), just as in this question: Some applications use "archaic" character instead of modern ...
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Time tracker for lxde

I have only recently started using lxde. And I am liking it. It is blazing fast, not-at-all resource hungry and just does what I want. The only thing I am missing is a time tracker tool. I have been ...
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“Safely remove drive” option missing from Nautilus in 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to safely remove a USB external drive? Safely remove drive option is missing from Nautilus in 12.10 or am I missing something? In 12.04 I could right click on the ...
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Chrome in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

It seems like Chrome isn't ready for Ubuntu 12.10 yet, as you get the error when trying to install it, should I install Chromium instead, or just stick with Firefox for a bit? The only problem is, I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Can't change window title bar font

In Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2, I've tried using Ubuntu Tweak to change the window title bar font, but after it's changed in the application, it's not reflected throughout the system. I've tried different ...
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“Failed to load the package list”

When attempting to remove, install or update software through the Ubuntu Software Center, I came upon an error like this... Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try ...
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Back to login screen when using Xubuntu desktop

I've installed lot of DE's, including xubuntu-desktop. Then I decided to uninstall all except xubuntu-desktop. Now, when I login to Ubuntu using either XFCE or Xubuntu session, a few seconds after ...
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How is Software updater installing updates without my password? [duplicate]

I've noticed Software updater in 12.10 installs updates without asking for my password the way it used to. My question is, how is it doing this and what is to prevent a malicious script/program ...
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How to make drag&drop to move files instead of copy on Xfce desktop (Thunar 1.6.2)?

On the Xfce 12.10 desktop drag&drop to move files into a folder would copy them instead of moving (cut/paste) them. I tend to have many files on the desktop and usually I grab them and put them ...
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Keyboard backlight command by percentage

I want to make a keyboard shortcut to increase and the decrease the keyboard backlight brightness. The command I have for full brightness is: echo -n 100 > ...
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How do I get Jmol to show implicit Hydrogens?

For some reason when I use Jmol it fails to show implicit hydrogens even when I have the box labelled, "Show Hydrogens" ticked. How do I overcome this problem? I am running 32 bit 12.10 on a Dell ...
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How to change number format in locale for GnuCash?

When I start GnuCash it displays negative numbers in "€ 100,0-" format, while I want it like "€ -300.0" How can I change it? Locale settings: ~$ locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu 64 Bit 12.10 in EFI mode on Samsung series 7 WIndows 8 laptop?

I have been reading about the issue of Samsung laptops bricking when attempted booting from live USB. I have Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C (-S02UB to be specific) laptop. It came with Windows 8 preloaded. ...
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Copying from mount share drive to local folder through script

This is my first time trying to work with Linux Scripts so this may be something obvious. Here is what I am trying to do: Remove all contents from local folder - rm /home/user/Documents/Exercise/ ...
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Improving virtual Ubuntu hdd performance running on Windows host

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with: 1 x 80GB SCSI, partitioned: 100MB reserved 79GB NTFS windows 2 x 1TB SCSI HDD running in a hardware RAID 0 striped configuration, partitioned: 7GB RAW (left ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 xmodmap reset after usb plug/unplug

In Ubuntu 12.10 my .Xmodmap settings get lost (reset) after I plug/unplug my wireless keyboard/mouse combo. Do you know how to prevent or override this behavior?
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How to set chromium to open word documents with libreoffice?

When I click on a word attachment in an email I have received in gmail from chromium, it always opens the file using abiword. How can I persuade it to use libreoffice instead? I am using lubuntu ...
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Add a feature like one in Windows task manager?

I really like the System monitor in Ubuntu but there is one feature that I am missing that is in Windows Task manager. In addition to showing the processes Windows task manager also has a tab that ...
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How can I use init.d (or some other method) to run a screen script on boot up?

I have a shell script that runs inside of a screen session and loops the script continuously every 10 minutes (never ends). I was wondering how I might initiate the screen session, run the shell ...
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ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.7 port 22: Connection refused

I get this error when ever I try to connect my desktop with another desktop using SSH, but I'm able to ping the other desktop successfully. ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.7 port 22: Connection ...
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Application window never appears (Gnome SSH Tunnel Manager)

I'm having an issue with gSTM failing to generate a window, it opened once, prior to a reboot, and I had moved it to Workspace 3 (not sure if this is relevant) I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with a pretty ...
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Displaying a welcome notification at login

I've added to Startup Applications this command: notify-send "Hello User" "Welcome back to Ubuntu 12.10" --icon=/usr/share/unity-greeter/cof.png -a "Computer" -u critical It does not appear at ...
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Unity-Tweak-Tool is not starting from Ubuntu Dash

I've installed the tool unity-tweak-tool, but I couldn't start it from Dash. I can launch it from terminal though. Please advise how can I make the dash icon work?
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How do I Remove/Customize Unity Keyboard Shortcuts?

Is there any way to remove or configure the following Unity keyboard shortcuts? I want to make use of these keyboard shortcuts, but I have no use for what they're currently assigned to. Super+M ...
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How to restore basic icon sets (inherited by all the others) in Lubuntu 12.10?

I have searched and installed a lot of icon sets, but after a while I was surprised to see how big these packages were and decided to return to the basic set "Lubuntu Box". But I have tried to delete ...
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Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10 Dual boot issues

I had recently bought a Dell Inspiron 7520 laptop , Which was pre-loaded with windows 8. I wanted to set up dual boot with Ubuntu 12.10 . I am having the following issues . Any help will be really ...
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Change / Choose install path for a .deb

I would like to know if it is possible to choose where a .deb file will be installed, or if it is possible to move it after the installation to another directory without troubles for the app. I am ...
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HP 4770s Ralink 3290 wireless not working on 12.10

I have installed 12.10 on HP ProBook 4740s but i cant get wireless (wifi) working. After booting to Ubuntu, wireless network is by default down and even when I switch it up, it is not visible in ...
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Run 12.10 and 12.04 off same home partition

This is a weird one and I apologize if this is a duplicate question, I looked but couldn't find a answer. I upgraded to 12.10 and it works with the side that I have to use the open ati driver cause ...
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How can I easily type full width alphanumeric Unicode characters?

How to easy type in Full-width alphanumeric way in Ubuntu? Full-width characters are those from U+FF00 to U+FFEF Is it possible by using IBUS or Japanese keyboard layout?
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Jack Audio ubuntu 12.10

I used to have Jack Server working with 10.10, 11.04, 11.10 but not 12.04 and now 12.10. I have installed jackd jackd2 qjackctl surfed many forums and even given advice of how to get jack working, ...
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Remmina Problem: A valid certificate for the wrong name

I am using Remmina to connect to a remote desktop. I was constantly getting errors and handled it by deleting the content of: /home/zxy/.freerdp/known_hosts After that I could successfully connect to ...
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Configure Terminal such that it Automatically Leaves a New line after Executing a Command

I would like to configure the terminal so that it would leave a line after running a command. Just to make stuff cleaner. There is no such setting in "profile preferences". I'm running 12.10.
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Where to get Aegisub?

Where can I get new Aegisub? Ubuntu reps have only 2.1.9 which is VERY buggy (it doesn't support cyrillic lower case, it's unaceptable for me). I found only source, but I'm not sure, that I can do ...
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Why xcalib invert screen doesn't work with ubuntu 12.10

I use the inverted colors mode a lot, however after installing ubuntu 12.10 it doesn't work for me any more. The command: xcalib -i -a Outputs: Error - unsupported ramp size 0 I have no clue ...
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How do i install Nvidia geforce GTX 460 on a fresh 12.10 Installation?

I've installed Ubuntu on my computer for the first time, so I'm an Ubuntu-noob. Can anyone please tell me how I install my gfx? I've tried to install it by using some guides, but I can't do it the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 slow start of applications

Some applications on Ubuntu 12.10 starts very slow. I mean the time between click on app icon and first show on screen. For example VLC player takes at least 15 seconds. Is there any way how to ...
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How do I create a file with touch in 12.10

I need to create a file in Ubuntu to use a USB cradle to upload Cycling data. I found instructions using google but am unable to create a file using touch. Any help would be appreciated. This is the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 upgrade stopped halfway through

While upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 the upgrade crashed while installing the upgrades. It stopped while "configuring python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets" and the terminal says flashplugin-installer: ...
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Message indicator for liferea missing in Ubuntu 12.10?

How do I get back How to get back message indicator for liferea in Ubuntu 12.10?
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ATI Radeon HD 3200 very slow performance

I used ATI fglrx driver for 12.04 with ATI Radeon HD 3200. After upgrade to 12.10 - there is no fglrx and the system uses standard opensource ATI driver. The driver is very slow especially on playing ...
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Confusion regarding fglrx in ubuntu 12.10

I have an ubuntu 12.04 system with an amd radeon hd 4670 graphics card running beautifully. I am interested in upgrading to 12.10 but unsure about catalyst (fglrx) support for the card. the latest ...
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Plymouth not showing after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 today, the Plymouth splash screen is not showing when I startup my computer. The screen goes purple at first, then goes black and I am shown the Login Screen. It ...
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How do I export customized Libreoffice config files?

Is this possible? I want to make my own config file for my customizations that I can apply whenever I reinstall my system. For example, Ubuntu's default font color is just stupid. I want it to be ...
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Will hardware changes affect system?

I have ubuntu production server 12.10 x64 installed on system with hi end hardware. I want to change mainboard, cpu, and ram to older ones. Basically from current system only hdd will remain ...
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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 can I connect my Samsung S3 Mini to Ubuntu 12.10

I have tried many things including the installation of gMTP from Ubuntu's PPA, and with it many other that include mtp-dev... I have forgotten now the bunch of files I have installed. The problem is ...
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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: ...