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cannot select desktop environments at login session [closed]

i cliked the weel at right top it showed number of DE when i cliked with mouse nothing is happining as a result i cannot use lxde pla.. help me
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How do I resolve slow and choppy performance in virtualbox?

Both, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 perform very slow when running in VirtualBox 4.2.12. How do I run Ubuntu with unity or enabled transparency smoothly with VirtualBox?
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Ubuntu can't read drivers or freezes such as external keyboard, monitor and mouse

Ubuntu can't read drivers such as external keyboard, monitor and mouse. After I forced shutdown Ubuntu, because of the add-on(from FF) I have to shut it down it hanged my PC. Also the Wireless ...
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12.04, 12.10 - how can i install Java 32-bit and Java 64-bit?

I have my project which requires to run with Java - 64-bit for the main application. And for some other libraries it requires Java - 32-bit version. On 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 when i install java it ...
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I can't upgrade to Raring Ringtail; is it because of the traffic? [duplicate]

I received a message this morning announcing that the new Ubuntu Raring Ringtail 13.04 is now available. I had to use the computer for something pretty urgent so I told Ubuntu to ask me to upgrade ...
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Suspend stopped working

I have an Asus X201E netbook with Ubuntu 12.10. A few weeks ago, Suspend stopped working, either when closing the lid or when calling it manually. It just locks the display, and that's it. I managed ...
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Continuous hard drive access noise

I have an Asus X201E netbook (with 2 GB of RAM) and Ubuntu 12.10. The hard drive can almost always be heard being accessed, even when doing nothing. It is as if a search had been run on the entire ...
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Why is my screen flickering while watching some flash videos?

I'm having an issue where on many flash videos (AMCTV's sites videos allow me to reproduce this consistantly) flicker. The bottom half of my laptop or vga monitor's screen will flash white or turn ...
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no internal harddrive, i want to be able to still use the remaining space on 64gbflashdrive

i have no internal hard-drive, i currently am using my brothers flash drive to run Ubuntu and i have a 64gb flash drive but would like to still use the flash drives remaining space once Ubuntu is ...
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System-V-like utilities won't install

The following pacages won't update in my ubuntu 12.04,I just upgraded it to 12.10 and all the updates installed,but these won't: System-v-like utilities The elementary widget set library runtime ...
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Any way I can upgrade straight from 12.10 to 13.04? [duplicate]

I am running 12.10 and would like to get to that new 13.04 ringtail, any way I could go about doing this without losing all my programs, images, other data and having to re-sync Google Chrome again ...
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Facebook Extension for Firefox

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, upon starting up Firefox I was asked if I wanted to install the Facebook extension. I clicked yes, and it installed, and it shows up under Empathy Messenger when I ...
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QQ - small, unidentifiable icons on desktop

Running QQ with Nautilus. Display is 1280 x 1024 - ViewSonic, recognized by QQ. When I put a file or folder on the desktop, the icon is incredibly SMALL nearly INVISIBLE. Have to go into the change ...
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Can't connect to specific wifi network

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I can't connect to a specific password-protected wifi network. I have the password and I can connect to it with success in the same laptop with Windows 8. I can connect to ...
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VirtualBox not allowing a USB Device to be added [duplicate]

What am I trying to do? I am attempting to add a USB device to show up in Windows 7 in VirtualBox. What is the problem and what have I done? I've had to jump through a number of hoops to get this ...
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Failed to download repository information 12.10 [duplicate]

Can't update software in 12.10. Get the "Failed to download repository information" with the following below. Tried searching with these responses, but to no avail. Any ideas? W:Failed to fetch http:/...
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Uninstall Windows 8 and keep Ubuntu 12.10 UEFI

I didn't find any question about this. I have a computer with pre-installed Windows 8, UEFI interface. Is it possible, and if so, how to remove Windows 8 completely and just keep Ubuntu?
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Upgrade 12.10(gnome installer) to 13.04(gnome)

I have installed clean Ubuntu with gnome desktop environment (This was installer only with gnome so no unity and not upgraded from unity to gnome). And I'm very happy with it, but there is a system ...
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Upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 resulted in boot process sticking with “The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready or present” [duplicate]

I just performed an upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, and everything seemed to go as expected. As the upgrade was finishing I was asked to restart the computer, which I did. Once I restarted, however, the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 not available to boot

I have tried a live CD for both 12.10 and 13.04 and done the install alongside Windows 7 option. It gets to the point it asks me where to install and the ONLY option in the drop down is my WD ...
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No new version found. Upgrading 12.10 to 13.04

I have been trying to upgrade to 13.04 since the last two days. As advised on many other questions, I have removed the PPA and checked the repositories. As soon as I run update-manager, it searches ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 affecting other systems

I'm quite new to using Ubuntu. I have a dual-booted computer, running Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10. I'm planning to get an upgrade to 13.04. In terminal, I know the command is "do-release-upgrade". ...
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How to remove PHP 5.3.25-dev?

I tried to remove PHP from ubuntu: sudo aptitude purge `dpkg -l | grep php| awk '{print $2}' |tr "\n" " "` But without results. when I run php -v in terminal I get PHP 5.3.25-dev How I can remove ...
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How to setup Awesome WM with GNOME services on arbitrary Ubuntu?

tl;dr Is there a generic guide to set up GNOME background services to work with Awesome WM on any Ubuntu? The official guide doesn't seem to have been updated since Ubuntu 11.10. Another guide is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't boot after security updates

Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on a Dell studio 1558 laptop (i7 with 4 G of RAM). Everything worked fine... Last week I installed security updates and for some reason it just won't boot after the updates formated ...
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Booting from live USB of Ubuntu 12.10 stops at black screen

Using liveUSB I created a bootable USB with Ubuntu 12.10 desktop. When I boot from the USB it always stops at a black screen. How can I tell what's going on and how to fix it?
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“Sorry, ubuntu 12.10 has experienced an internal error”. How to overcome the error?

I am experiencing a error on Ubuntu 12.10. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. On every re-start I see a popup describing the error. Below is the snapshot of the pop window. I do not know how ...
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Upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

can't upgrade using terminal its showing no latest version is there, and update manager also not showing anything regarding the 13.04, even though I had changed the manager settings.
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Ubuntu 12.10 became Kubuntu 13.04

I upgraded Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 using the Update Manager. After upgrading I've just restarted and there's a splash sreen with Kubuntu Logo. I can't login to my Ubuntu account. I had installed ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 stranger error on start up

When I start Ubuntu 12.10, after I enter the password, and my desktop show I get a "Send error report" Message ... every single time ? I submit the error report and still nothing .... anyone have ...
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How to List all available apps on my machine

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, with the unity dash. I would like to List all available apps on my machine. Start menu style in other words. Dash is hard for me to use unless I know the name of what I am ...
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how to configure dhcp?

I have still problems with internet connection on my network using Ubuntu 12.10. I have router NetGear 192.168.1.1, then TP-Link running on his 192.168.1.2 and Ubuntu connected through wire to TP-Link ...
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How to Fix Broken Packages?

How do I fix broken packages when it is not working? When I try to fix broken packages, it tells me to "fix broken packages."
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How do I open the dash when a fullscreen application has the focus? (12.10 13.04)

When I press the "windows" key the dash normally opens. When I press it when a fullscreen window has the focus, it doesn't seem to do anything. How do I open the dash when a fullscreen window has the ...
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Can I delete libdrm.so files?

In my Ubuntu 12.10 /usr/lib/ folder, there are some files like libdrm.so.2.4.0, libdrm.so.2 . What are they used for? Can I delete them ?
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Upgrading from 12.10 WUBI install to 13.04

Ubuntu has discontinued wubi.exe and i know that when you install the ubuntu 13.04 developer version with wubi you can only login as a guest. I have previously installed ubuntu 12.10 with wubi.exe if ...
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Unity frozen during upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04

I started the upgrade process, and sometime around the "installing" step, Unity froze. The hard drive light is on, so I don't want to reboot it, but I also can't do anything at the moment. Is this ...
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Update Manager not showing option to upgrade to 13.04 [duplicate]

I am currently running 12.10. I went to the Update Manager and made sure everything was updated. I then reopened it hoping to see the option to upgrade to 13.04. But there was no option. How can I get ...
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ubuntu 12.10 vmware tools installing takes for ever

after I started to install the vmware tools in the vm machine and rebooted system prompted to use the shell for a while, but this seems to take forever I ran TOP and can see vmtoolsd is there running ...
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Wifi keeps asking for password - Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 and it still keeps asking me for password. I've spent a few days of searching on net without any luck. I tried loading different drivers, using wicd instead of ...
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Will I have trouble after upgrade?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 with installed Gnome 3, and Unity removed, I just want to ask if there will be any problems after dist-upgrade, or it has nothing to do with which window manager I use. Should I ...
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How to get the oBacklight solution to brightness problem working?

I can set the backlight using xrandr (although the mouse pointer stays sharply bright) but If I suspend the laptop, after waking it up it is on max brightness again. I have a Dell 17 L702x and I have ...
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Unmet Dependencies right after installing VLC

I got the following error after installing VLC on my Quantal 12.10. Checked for libass4 and its already there. Is there anybody encountering this same silly error and willing to resolve..?? ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to the new 13.04 Ubuntu OS [duplicate]

What is the best way to upgrade your distro with Ubuntu? I am currently using a LVM partition booting with UEFI boot firmware. Last time I upgraded my Distro, I couldn't boot up. I am using a Dell ...
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Ubuntu boots to a grub prompt

So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit, as was recommended. I used the windows installer (Wubi). I rebooted my computer and when the choices of which OS I would like to start I choose Ubuntu. After i ...
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Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected

Fontconfig warning: "/usr/lib/libreoffice/share/fonts/truetype/fc_local.conf", line 13: Having multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported and may not works as expected I run my script ...
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How to change MATLAB's default work folder?

After installing MATLAB2012b and starting it, the folder MATLAB gets created under ~/Documents/. I want this MATLAB folder to be created in other directory, for example ~/Documents/workspace. What ...
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How do I get Ubuntu 12.10 to recognize a DisplayLink monitor

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, I have one external monitor connected using the vga port and it works fine. I want to get a second external monitor connected to it via a DisplayLink adapter. ...
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Getting Wifi to work on Ubuntu 12.10 for MacBookPro

So I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBookPro and I've tried installing various drivers such as Broadcom STA wireless, however when I install them or at least I think I've installed them, they ...
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How to turn off airplane mode?(12.10)

I have a problem get the WiFi to work in Ubuntu 12.10. When I use gnome network manager it indicates that wireless is disabled by hardware switch while it is not. In the Network Settings Panel in the ...