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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 ...
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external hard drive not detected UBUNTU 12.10

My 1 TB external hard disk is not detected by Ubuntu 12.10. **lsusb:** Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10, I can't clean up space in boot directory

I'm trying to update but it can't and tells me that I need to clear up space in the boot directory but I can't remove anything from it and the sudo command does nothing. Below is the actual message I ...
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Update from 12.10 to 13.04 does not work?

When trying to update through sudo apt-get update I am getting these errors: I am kinda new to Ubuntu so any help would be appreciated :) W: Failed to fetch ...
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12.10 kernel upgrade to 3.5.0-28 breaks booting into desktop

I updated my 12.10 installation on a T430 thinkpad to kernel 3.5.0-28. After restarting, it would boot into grub but then hang on a blank purple screen when trying to boot with kernel 3.5.0-28. ...
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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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In: No such command - trying to create a symlink and 'in' does not work

I'm using a Ubuntu 12.10 server (an Amazon AWS EC2 Instance) and I need to create a symlink which needs the In command but this appears not to be installed. The message i get is In: No such command ...
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How to upgrade ubuntu12.10 to 13.04 in 30 minutes? [duplicate]

I tried to upgrade my ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04,It works correctly.But so slow.Is there any way for faster upgrade?
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Upgrading fails from 12.10 to 13.04 (Check Internet Settings)

I am unable to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04. It fails with the error message: check your internet settings My internet is working and I am able to browse the Internet, see emails, etc.
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Make a USB device show up as an input and output device

What am I attempting to do? I am trying to make my Line6 Toneport UX1 (hooked up via USB) an output and input device at the same time. Why am I trying to do this? For those of you that don't know, ...
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Cannot Install MATLAB R2013 on Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I tried running install from the files that I had downloaded (currently located in my Documents folder...should that be changed?) but the installer refused to install my files in a folder, giving me a ...
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Error when installing RTL8188CUS wireless driver from sh: “/lib/modules/3.5.0-27-generic/build: No such file or directory”

I'm using 12.10, updated to this day. The Realtek USB Wi-fi dongle doesn't work. I've seen lots of discussions in forums that suggests downloading the official driver. However, when I run "sudo bash ...
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Wireless internet dropping intermittently on Ubuntu 12.10

This didn't happen on Ubuntu 12.04, but now I can't seem to be connected to the internet for more than 10 minutes continuously on Ubuntu 12.10. It drops every 1-10 minutes. It is really starting to ...
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Printer Job Always 'Stopped'

I am running Ubuntu 12.10/ GNOME 3 Remix (amd64). When I try to print anything from my Lexmark S605 Interact, the job automatically stops under job status. I might be missing something really ...
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How to get rid of overheating in Dell studio 1558 laptop installed with Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Dell Studio 1558 Laptop. Installed with Ubuntu 12.10 It gets overheated many times and then system start to hang, how to get rid of this problem of overheating? Either i should increase ...
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How to change my desktop background image “forever”?

I have a picture which I want to set as desktop background, and I want it to stay the background image even when I restart my computer (I don't want to set it every time manually, from system settings ...
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Blackscreen after boot ubuntu 12.10

I have a dual boot (w7, ubuntu 12.10 ) laptop. Everything was OK since some weeks. Now I am unable to boot my ubuntu 99 times of a hundred. The process start with the bios settings and all, then grub ...
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How to connect a SONY PSP system to ubuntu?

I tried to connect my SONY PSP e1004 on to my UBUNTU 12.10 desktop,But no result.Nothing happens.What will I do? I must connect my PSP to computer for file and games sharing.Tell me what to do!
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Isolation Program or just good antivirus? [duplicate]

A friend of mine just got her computer back from her sister. It's running windows and was ate up with mal-ware and viruses. I think I've pretty much sanitized it but some of those files are about to ...
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Can't Log in to Ubuntu-one [closed]

I get: "OpenID failed OpenID discovery error: HTTP Response status from identity URL host is not 200. Got status 503"
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Working Network Card NOT Recognized by Ubuntu

I've got Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal), Linix version 3.9.0-999 generic. The box is HP dual boot with Win 7. I've got a gigabit home LAN and the box is fine with that in Win 7. Ethernet adapter MAC 78 E3 ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed, now neither Software Center nor Software Updater will open

The update to 13.04 was offered, I accepted but it failed. Now neither Software Centre nor Updater will open. SC opens for a second then closes; Updater tells me: Failed to load the package list This ...
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invisible mouse shows in screenshots

I'm running 12.10 server with xubuntu-desktop installed and notice that my mouse pointer dissapears. Sometimes it's just momentary, other times I can't get it back and must resort to REISUB and shut ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit won't boot, freezes on black screen

don't know much about Ubuntu but will try to be as specific as possible. After updating from 12.10 it auto-restarted, the screen went to black and froze there. I restarted it manually and got to the ...
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How to tell if 13.04 will run slowly on my computer

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit and when I try to upgrade to 12.10 I see an error saying that my computer will run slowly. If I upgrade to 12.10 and then 13.04 will my computer still run slow or ...
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Could not download upgrades

i'm trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 and for about an hour it's been trying to download files and it stops at 1444/1447 and says (Could not download upgrades) any help ?
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Everything freezes except mouse. Ubuntu 12.10

I use ubuntu 12.10 32bit Gnome 3.6.0 with Unity GPU: Intel 3000 HD In about this computer: Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 GPU : Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 ...