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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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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: ...
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Deleting A non working version of Ubuntu from Kubuntu

I had Ubuntu 12.10 to replace Easy-Peasy, however some packages broke and the screen would come up blank after booting/BIOS, I installed a dual boot of Ubuntu 12.10 which works and switched to the KDE ...
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Last command on .sh files won't run

I have this script in a *.sh file to enable natural scrolling. I've added it to Startup Application. #!/bin/sh xinput set-prop 11 268 -106 -106 nautilus -q && nautilus -n The problem is, ...
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Install JUnit with Oracle Java 7 already instaled

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 with Oracle Java 7 installed (as described here). I want to install JUnit 4 but if I do a simple sudo apt-get install junit, it starts to download openjdk and the like (which ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 graphics card error

Since Ubuntu 12.10 I have an error with the video card. My graphics card is "Intel HD graphics". The screen is distorted and sometimes there appear error messages. Because Ubuntu does not recognize ...
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My TouchPad is not responding on an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650 and I already have problems. First, when I tried to use the touchpad on a LiveCD, it wasn't responding. When I installed it in my notebook, it wasn't ...
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Is there a way to see what content is on which partition?

After trying out Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu by working in them for a few weeks, I have now decided on which distribution to use. Now I want to delete the partitions that holds the versions that I no ...
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How to install Oracle Database 11g Express Edition on Ubuntu 12.10?

I installed the Oracle database following the steps mentioned in this blog. Downloaded 11g express edition Created a new user oracle under the group dba. Following steps are executed using this. ...
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How to control the screen rotation in ubuntu 12.10 via an icon on the panel?

Is there is a program that displays an icon in the panel, to control the rotation of the monitor?
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Why is my Ubuntu box shutting itself off?

I just built a relatively cheap Ubuntu box for use as a home server. I had a monster headache getting my Win 8 machine to talk to it via samba, but this is beside the point. I've now been attempting ...
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How do I customize the home folder launcher in the sidebar?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and for my side bar Home Folder launcher, I want to use different bookmarks. I have my Music, Pictures and Videos on another drive and want the default ones to link to those ...
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Lock screen turn off and on : Goes to a loop asking to enter password to unlock- then turns off again.

I recently updated my laptop from 12.04 to 12.10. And now, whenever I lock screen with "CTRL+ALT+L", the screen locks, and monitor turns off. But within 30 seconds, it turns on and asks for password. ...
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HELP Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 dual-boot on SSD

I want to slowly migrate my OS from the mess that's Windows 8 to Ubuntu, but I still want to have Win8 for the time being. My system is: i7 3770k, G. Skill Ripjaw X 8GB 2133MHz Ram, Crucial M4 256 GB ...
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Connect to a WPA2-Enterprise Connection via CLI (no desktop)

I've finally installed the drivers for my wireless adapter, however, I can't seem to find anything explaining out to connect to a WPA2-Enterprise connection. I've found many WPA/WEP/WPA2 ...
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Gnome3 Install fail on 12.10

I recently upgraded to 12.10 and found it was running a little slow. My laptop is a few years old and so I accept that the issue is probably my hardware. When looking online I found it mentioned on ...
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How do I add a folder to sync.?

I've just recently installed U1 on Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I've chosen 4 folders to synchronise with U1. The system itself add another 2 = Ubuntu One and Thunderbird Attachments. But I want to add a few ...
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How do I install utorrent after I encounter the problems in the description?

How do I install utorrent? I have downloaded the tarball from here, extracted it to /home/brentonhorne/utorrent-server-v3_0 and run: cd /home/brentonhorne/utorrent-server-v3_0 ./utserver Which ...
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How do I restore previous packages after a failed update?

I recently upgraded my 12.10 installation on my Alienware m11x laptop, and lost both my network cards (wired and wireless network). How do I get them back? I would like a solution that doesn't involve ...
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What MTP program to use for HTC One X+

Im running Xubuntu 12.10 and I'm trying to add files to my HTC One X+ but the programs I've used (gMTP, Qlix and MTPFS using http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2055563) haven't worked ...
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How to make terminal bell play an alert sound without PC speaker?

How can I get the terminal bell to play an alert sound out of the regular speakers (not the PC speaker)? I have irssi set up to beep for various IRC events, but nothing happens because the beep uses ...
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Re-map Alt+drag in Unity. I need it for Inkscape

I need Alt+drag for some of Inkscape function, instead of just draggin my current window, how do I re-map "drag window" key to another shorcut?
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File, Edit buttons have dissapeared from ubuntu desktop

It used to be that I could go up to the top of my desktop and there would be a file, edit etc. Now when I move my cursor over the words "Ubuntu Desktop" nothing happens. Also the "Add a launcher" ...
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12.10 consumes too much battery

I have trouble with battery life on ubuntu 12.10 Before I installed ubuntu 12.10, ı was user of ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My computer is HP Probook 4530s. On 12.10 my battery life is less than 1.5 hours ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 on Macbook Pro 5,5 (Wifi Issue)

I know this question gets asked almost every day with a different Macbook version, but I can't seem to find anything definitive for a Summer '09 MBP (5,5). I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and wifi won't ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no network devices detected

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Vostro 3460 and no network devices are detected (ethernet and wireless). when I run lspic, I see: 1:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 ...
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How do I get back my suspend option in Gnome Shell?

With the new version of Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 12.10 they turned most peoples issue around by just displaying the shutdown option which becomes suspend on pressing Alt. How do I get back my beloved ...
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Can't get wireless working on 12.10 and Dell latitude d630

Yes, I've looked at several other posts, and other sites trying to figure out what's up, but I've followed the steps, and had no success. Note that I'm a relative newbie to setting up wireless on ...
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Can't get native resolution

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on HP Pavilion Slimline with Nvidia GT220 video card and Nvidia driver 310.14. I have Samsung LCD connected through HDMI, native resolution of this TV is 1366x768, but the ...
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12.04 to 12.10 update is not shown

I am trying to update to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, but the update manager never gives the option, even if I have selected 'Notify me of a new Ubuntu version: For any new version'.
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How to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.10?

I want to update the Ubuntu on my laptop to 12.10 from the current version 11.10, when I click on the update manager I get a partial update GUI, if I click cancel on that I get the GUI for update ...
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HP Pavilion tx2000 - Wifi adapter no longer works after moving from 12.04 to a 12.10 clean install

I have a HP Pavilion tx2000 that I have been running Ubuntu 12.04 on for a couple of months without any problems (wifi worked great) until yesterday when my hard drive failed. I replaced the hard ...
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Why is the login section of “passwords and keys” empty

Where are passwords stored for the user. As a test I deleted the files stored in /home/user/.gnome2/keyrings expecting to have to re-enter my WiFi password at least but it had no effect. So where are ...
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How can I stream music files from Android Phone via wifi on ubuntu 12.10

Have a Wi-Fi network at home Have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my laptop connected to home Wi-Fi Have an Android based cell phone connected to home WiFi Can I play (stream) my music files stored in ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and VMware Workstation 9: RAM caching causes severe performance drops

I have read plenty of threads on memory caching and the standard response of "large cache is good, it shouldn't effect performance", "the kernel knows best". I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to ...
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Gimp Fails to Load raw file (NEF) after upgrade to 12.10

I did and upgrade from (K)ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. It all worked well -- except for Gimp. Gimp 2.8 works fine but loading a .NEF file (a raw file from Nikon) fails with the message Opening ...
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How to get Cinergy HTC Stick (ID 0ccd:00b2) with DVB-T running?

I try to get the Cinergy HTC Stick (ID 0ccd:00b2) with DVB-T running. Normally is should work with Ubuntu 12.10 (kernel 3.5.x) out of box. But I only get DVB-C running. If I try scan on DVB-T I get ...
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Enable clickpad middle click on Ubuntu 12.10

Currently running ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook and i've been fighting with it trying to get the mouse middle click to use three finger tap on it. I could do this without an issue on ...
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LaTeX doesn't work after upgrade to 12.10

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.10 but now LaTeX doesn't work any more. Kile always asks me "did you run LaTeX?". I'm quite new in this stuff, so it seems a bit strange for me, because in 12.04 it worked ...
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Problem opening .sh file

I'm trying to install Torchlight from the Humble Indie Bundle 6. The installation file is an sh file. When I try to run the sh file I get this output. [ user@pc:~/Desktop$ sudo sh ...
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Why Kodos is not part of the available packages in Ubuntu Quantal 12.10?

I'm running the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu Quantal and I've used extensively Kodos, a user friendly regex editor. It seems that for some reasons, this package has been deleted from the Ubuntu Quantal ...
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Power failure during upgrade

During upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 there was a power failure. computer boots to desktop but without tools and menus to navigate. files that can be open cannot be closed. sidebar menu does not ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 + Gnome 3.6: Suspend button does not work

Clicking Suspend button from top right corner menu in Gnome desktop environment, does nothing. I have Alternative Status Menu extension enabled through Tweak Tools but it seems ineffective. Is there ...
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update manager in ubuntu 12.10 can't access repository, but software center can [closed]

For some reason, whenever I try to search for updates with Ubuntu 12.10's update manager, I always get this error: Failed to download repository information, followed by the following details: ...
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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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How do I install Ubuntu with encrypted root, home, and swap partitions?

I would like to install Ubuntu 12.10 with two features: partitioning of my disks (/ and /home should be separated, plus eventually a swap partition) encryption of those partitions How should I do ...
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/usr/bin/X eating all the CPU [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 system and it works slow. For checking I ran Htop command and found out that /usr/bin/X -nocursor :0 -core -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -n eating all the ...
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Prevent a user from accessing the internet, except for certain websites

I'm trying to prevent a specific user from receiving traffic from any sites except specific sites on a whitelist. The easiest way to do this seems to be with iptables, but I haven't been able to get ...
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Configure “Link-Local Only” without NetworkManager?

I have two computers, each of which I want to connect to a camera that communicates via "Link-Local" Ethernet. The first computer has a full install of 12.10. I can get the camera communicating by ...