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How to shrink Ubuntu LVM logical and physical volumes?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 as the only OS on my system. I told Ubuntu to overwrite everything as I was in a hurry, hence I only have the two partitions Ubuntu creates, the Boot Partition of a ...
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Stuck at installing Ubuntu on Samsung Notebook 3

In my Samsung Notebook 3, when installing ubuntu 12.10 using usb stick it got stuck at the ubuntu logo. I am sure my iso fine , first i tried ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386 it got stuck now i have tried ...
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How well does Ubuntu 14 work on a vaio laptop or should i stick with 12.10 [closed]

I was wondering how well 14.04 works with vaios or laptops for that matter? It took along time of tinkering with 12.10 to get all of the features that came with the laptop oem so losing all that hard ...
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12.10 is a “No Longer Supported” version. I was hoping to safely step through upgrades leading to 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I disagree with the [duplicate] stamp applied to my question. the insinuation was that my question is the same as; Why is “No new release found” when upgrading from a LTS to the next? My question is ...
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how to keep ubuntu on and unlocked while closing the laptop lid?

I want to close the laptop lid but not even lock the screen! I generally use TeamViewer from my phone and thus I need my Laptop to stay on all the time. Though a locked screen can be unlocked but i ...
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problem is upgrading to ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am fairly new to the Linux world. I was trying to update from 12.10 to 13.04 and when I try to run software updater I got this error message saying : Failed to download repository information ...
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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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No title bar, window bored or unity launcher in 12.10 after xrandr

-hey guys, need some serious help. Yesterday I was playing around with xrandr to try to get an HDMI TV to work properly without having over scan/ under scan as I have an Intel graphic chip and could ...
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Why is usb file transfer so slow in 12.10?

I was getting the usual 4-8mbps in 12.04 when copying files via usb sticks. However after upgrading to 12.10, I only get 200-300kbps when I try to perform the same operation. I have tried different ...
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How to remove limit on core dump file size

I would like to increase the maximum size limit for core dump files as a regular user. Using bash, I can set it like this: $ ulimit -c 100 which works well the first time I set it. However, the ...
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Can't connect to 802.1x EAP network in recent Ubuntu versions

In my college there's a WiFi network using 802.1x PEAP. In Ubuntu 12.10 and older, I can sucessfully connect to it, but in Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10 and 14.04, it keeps asking for password and never ...
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404 errors when attempting to update using Terminal [duplicate]

When I update using sudo apt-get update in Terminal, I encounter 404 errors W: Failed to fetch us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-backports/multiverse/… 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] E: ...
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In all sites i have a non-physical look Ubuntu 12.10

I have a problem with browsing (i tried only with firefox). Im many sites (usually in stackexchange sites) I have no (or part of the) icons. I cannot view a screenshot because I do not have enough ...
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Map function+backspace to delete

I'm used to Apple laptops, on which Function + Backspace is mapped to Delete. I'm also okay with Shift + Backspace. Is there a way to obtain this? Note, I'm using Xmonad and have some keyboard ...
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Prevent screen turning off when watching video in XBMC [closed]

In 12.04, the screen never went to sleep while watching videos in XBMC. However after upgrading to 12.10 and changing no settings, it does. Is there any way I can prevent the screen automatically ...
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after installing ubuntu 14.04 it shows the disk drive is not ready or not present

I have installed ubuntu 14.04. But when I restart then it shows that "the disk drive is not ready or not present". How can i solve this problem???
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Upgrade 12.10 sources.list [closed]

I have used deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted and the like in my sources.list. I want to try an upgrade but not sure how to fix my sources.list file. This is my ...
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How to install Adobe Reader X in Ubuntu?

I want to install Adobe Reader X (10 or 11) in my system. But there is no native application available for Linux. After doing Google I have seen that Adobe Reader 10.1.14 is given gold rating with ...
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Does installing Ubuntu 12.10 with 'Erase Win7' option deletes Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I had Win 7 in C:\ and other data in F:\ G:\ H:\ partitions. Installed Ubuntu 12.10 with option Erase win7 and install Ubuntu and checked LVM option. After installing Ubuntu I'm not able to see F:\ ...
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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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How to access gvfs mounts from command line?

I have some samba share mounted via Nautilus and I'd like to access the files from command line. They used to appear under $HOME/.gvfs but not any more. Where have they gone to?
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How can I validate a pdf's digital signature with evince?

A while ago I received a PDF file that was digitally signed. The Document Viewer (Evince) shows me that the digital signature was not validated. How do I add the file's digital signature to evince ...
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Why does it take so long for ssh to decide there was an error?

I use ssh to log onto my server. Sometimes, I leave it connected and go away from the computer, in which time the computer goes to power saving mode (or whatever it's called - the screen just goes ...
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Asus Xtion Pro Live not working with xhci_hcd

I have a Samsung NP350V5C laptop (with Core i5-3210M CPU) with two USB2.0 and two USB3.0 ports. The OS is: $ uname -a Linux pe 3.5.0-26-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 8 23:18:20 UTC 2013 x86_64 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wireless (wifi) not working, can not upgrade to 12.10, touchpad gestures not working. What to do?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS 3 days ago and since then wireless feature and touchpad gestures are not working. Tried everything on internet but still unsuccessful. I cant upgrade to ubuntu 12.10. ...
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How to install ubuntu-12.10-desktop along with windows 8 64bit [closed]

I have hp pavilion 15 n204tx, which came with pre-installed Ubuntu OS. I formatted it and installed Win 8 64bit. and created 3 + 1(system reserve) partition. 50GB for win8 50GB for ...
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ubuntu software center and upgrade [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_i18n_Translation-en E: The ...
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is DD taking too long?

I set up dd to clone a smaller system 40.00GB hard drive (/dev/sda) to a new bigger 111.00GB one connected via a USB reader (dev/sdb) and Its been going for two hours now. The activity meter on the ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize an unknown external display (so I can adjust its resolution)?

I have a Dell laptop with an external monitor attached (a Samsumg SyncMaster 931c). My laptop display was recognized, and I can adjust its optimum resolution. My external display is still unknown, ...
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efi boot sequence

It seems I somehow kicked out my 'diskdrive boot-option' for my blueray-diskdrive. I tried to fix it with 'efibootmgr' but I'm not getting anywhere. I think I just don't understand how to use this ...
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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Trouble setting up git error: could not lock config file

I'm getting this error when trying to set the global config: $ git config --global user.name "Your Name Here" error: could not lock config file /pathto/file/.gitconfig: No such file or directory ...
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No Unity after ubuntu 12.10 upgrade

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, there was low graphics and no Unity. Just the mouse and the wallpaper. So, I got into the terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T, launched Chrome and searched for a ...
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How can instantaneously extract text from a screen area using OCR tools?

In Ubuntu 12.10, if I type gnome-screenshot -a | tesseract output it returns: ** Message: Unable to use GNOME Shell's builtin screenshot interface, resorting to fallback X11. How can I select a ...
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How do I update the IcedTea Plugin on 12.10?

Whenever I open up the page http://www.runescape.com/game.ws? in google chrome I get the notice, "IcedTea was blocked because it is out of date" and gives me the two options of updating it or running ...
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Trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 and not having any luck…404 error occurs [duplicate]

This is a long winded question so bear with me! I am trying to upgrade my 12.10 Quental Ubuntu to the 14.04 version. This has led to a problem within my system not being able to update. For ...
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USB live error, “cannot open output file F:\autorun.inf”

When I try boot the USB from bios into ubuntu 12.10 it just comes to a menu with a black screen and a couple lines of text. There is no option to run from USB even though I have persistence enabled. ...
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Why do I get unknown printer error 0xFA on my EPSON Workforce WF-3540 under Ubuntu 12.10?

I recently bought an EPSON Workforce WF-3540, which I'm using under Ubuntu 12.10 with the official driver provided by EPSON. I am often printing batches of about a hundred pages, duplex. When I'm ...
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Once a version of Ubuntu crosses EOL, can no more packages be installed on it? [duplicate]

I understand that the official ubuntu website says: When an Ubuntu release reaches its “end of life” it receives no further maintenance updates, including critical security upgrades. It is highly ...
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HP Envy dv6t-7300: Disabled WiFi through button and can't enable it anymore

Well, I have a HP Envy dv6t-7300 laptop that came with a Ralink RT5390 WiFi card. Everything was working perfectly, and eventually I press the WiFi button in my keyboard to toggle the card on/off. ...
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12.10 Ati X1950XT No boot cd no consol no access and system is running in low-graphics mode [duplicate]

I guess my case is desesperate and i don't know where to start so If there is some expert this is the big problem. 1- When pc start i got The system is running in low graphics mode. 2- Then any ...
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What is the workaround for Medtronic Carelink Ubuntu compatibility?

I am taking a wild shot here: I am a type 1 diabetic who is going on the Insulin pump. Unfortunately, the Medtronic Carelink USB device that uploads data from the pump online only has windows ...
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After 13.04, 13.10, 12.10 EOL, is it possible to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.10? [duplicate]

I guess, the title can describe the real problem. I know that upgrading from 12.10 to 14.04 require step by step upgrades from 12.10 to 13.04 to 13.10 to 14.04 LTS.But after the EOL of 12.10, 13.04, ...
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13.04 - Fn volume keys not working on Dell Inspiron 1470

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1470, and eversince I updated to 13.04, none of the Fn keys are working, except for brightness and WiFi.
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Live USB for Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't boot

I'm having some trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. I downloaded the iso file from ubuntu and with startup disk creator created startup on mu usb-stick. I changed the boot sequence from hdd ...
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Can't upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 / Can't access the BIOS for clean install

Skype stopped working for seemingly no reason (I use 12.10), it would display "Skype can't connect" even though everything else was working perfectly. After checking a bunch of forums & questions ...
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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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How do you control how hybrid suspend works?

I would like hybrid suspend to act a certain way. If I add the code # Always use suspend_hybrid instead of suspend if [ "$METHOD" = "suspend" ]; then METHOD=suspend_hybrid fi PM_HIBERNATE_DELAY=XX ...
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Brother's scanner is not working on Ubuntu 12.10 32-bits

I have a brother DCP J125 I have downloaded and installed the scanner driver but Simple Scan shows that it couldn't detect any scanner. I'm running on Ubuntu 12.10 32bits, the steps show in the ...
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Is there a way to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a Lenovo Ultrabook (without loosing the SSD cache)?

I have seen many people trying to install Ubuntu on laptops like the Lenovo U410 and fail. Sometimes,we have to give up the SSD cache. Have the developers solved it now? Can we install Ubuntu on an ...