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I cannot change the screen brightness

here's my problem: Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer I haven't been able to change the screen brightness, it was always set to the maximum. I did take a look at this post: Decrease ...
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Why is chkconfig no longer available in Ubuntu?

I can not use chkconfig tools in Ubuntu 12.10 It's a very useful tools to configure the service to autostart or not. Why is it no longer available?
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Subwoofer problem in HP Envy

I bought a HP ENVY 6-1060ss, it has 2 front speakers and a built-in subwoofer. I can't get the subwoofer to work. I have looked around for answers, and found quite a lot, but still, nothing works. I ...
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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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multitouch gestures

I wanted to know how I could configure multi-touch gestures in Ubuntu. In windows I can do this using the synaptics driver software. I have already used synclient to configure the taps, palmdetect, ...
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VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

I have installed VirtualBox through the software centre, but when I try to start a VM, I get the following error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver ...
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Virtualbox DNS stopped working on upgrade to 12.10

I have a Debian image setup on Virtualbox that uses the default NAT to access the internet. It was working fine before I upgraded to 12.10. After I upgraded the DNS lookups no longer work. I still can ...
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How to disable popup “SIM PIN Unlock Required”?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo W500 and this annoying popup keeps appearing on start up. The text sais: "SIM PIN unlock required" and "The mobile broadband device 'Ericsson F3507g' requires ...
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is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? or, Can I manually sort my files from the terminal?

In Nautilus you can sort files manually only in the icon view (and the arrangement is a mess). My question is: is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? i.e., ...
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unsuported Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (not realizing it was an old unsupported version). I lost access to windows 7 at boot up (it messed up the boot up drivers) have since downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 How do I ...
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Keyboard repeat/delay is reset when plugging in usb keyboard in Ubuntu 12.10 xfce

Every time I plug in an external keyboard to my laptop the keyboard repeat and delay are set to the slow default. My current workaround is to open the keyboard settings dialog and slightly move the ...
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What is the gnome command for the battery applet?

It used to be gnome-power-manager or something of that sort, but now I can't seem to find it. When I run gnome-session from within awesome, it loads all the applets, i.e. nm-applet and the keyboard ...
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XAMPP: Deamon is already running, but it's NOT apache

This one is giving me a headache... I have installed XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7 on Ubuntu 12.10. I haven't installed the latest version because of the new security "feature" which makes XAMPP so secure I ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 12.10 - no audio (Thinkpad T400)

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Thinkpad T400 ... but I have no sound and the keyboard buttons for volume up and down do nothing. When I open sound settings, there's nothing: it's all greyed out. It is ...
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How to safely remove a USB external drive?

How I can safely remove a USB external drive? Ubuntu 12.10 does not come with this option, only to "Unmount" the disk, but not "Eject". I have tried both USB sticks and with my external hard ...
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Asking all remaining processes to terminate… fail

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits with Unity. When I restart or shutdown the PC, it takes too long to do it. It shows the line Asking all remaining processes to terminate... [fail] and after Killing all remaining ...
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How can I cancel my Ubuntu installation in progress?

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but I was having problems with Ubuntu 12.10. I tried to reinstall Ubuntu, but the installation has taken 20 hours already and is not advancing. ...
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Touchpad gestures don't work on Dell XPS 15 L521x

I'm trying to get multi-touch gestures working on my Dell XPS 15. Two finger scrolling works but three or four finger gestures do not. I know that the touchpad is capable of multi-touch gestures ...
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Are there any 802.11ac adapters working in Ubuntu?

Has anyone got an 802.11ac adapter working in Linux/Ubuntu? PCI or USB. Looks like the a6200 might be having issues. And according to wikidev, it's the only released piece of client hardware for ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 recognizes me only 3GB of free space

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bits and it worked perfectly (during days), until now. Suddenly several error messages coming from anywhere tell me that I have no free space on the disk. And now the ...
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How to get a clock in Unity top panel?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10, 64-bit, I had a clock up in the top right of the top menu panel. I noticed the other day that it is no longer there. I've scoured all the settings and everything in Ubuntu ...
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Why does Ubuntu detect two screens when I have only one? [duplicate]

which is annoying, because when I take screenshot it takes screenshot from both screens (from an existing one and a non-existing one).
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Regarding ufw firewall

I am using Gproxy software in my computer(Ubuntu 12.10). I want to allow incoming connection from only one IP adress,so that he can use internet. what settings should I configure in ufw firewall.
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Home folder icons dont change

I just installed my-humanity icon theme on my Ubuntu 12.10 but i have an issue : I extracted the archive to /usr/share/icons or/and to ~/.icons but when i apply the icon theme from gnome twek tool ...
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Sometimes Flash freezes in fullscreen mode. How can I just close it?

Almost every time I use YouTube in fullscreen it freezes and doesn't let me back to the desktop. I want to know if it's possible close to it through the terminal or something like that. Something ...
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Why is there no EFI boot loader on the Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Netinstall? (mini.iso) [closed]

Im trying to boot the netinstall(mini.iso) toasted to an usb-stick, but there is no EFI loader in that iso image. so it is not possible to load that kind of installation type on an efi powered system. ...
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Unity Notifications do not look normal?

Ok so I think this is because I am missing a package. My unity notifications (ex. when unity tells me it is connected to a network) look ugly. They used to be translucent chameleon rectangles. Now ...
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I am very dizzy! Somebody help me with my Ubuntu

This is a pretty long question and is much of my 2 week history. Please bare with me and help me out of this. As the question states I am now feeling dizzy after struggling with my ubuntu machine ...
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Not getting internet on my 12.10 Even if Wifi connection is established

I am not getting internet even after wifi connection being established.I have two operating systems installed on my sony vaio(E Series,VPCEH15EN) laptop.Most amazing point is I can browse net on ...
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How do I install pgAdmin III for postgreSQL 9.2?

I have a Windows server that runs postgresql 9.2. I want to hit it using pgAdmin III from my Ubuntu 12.10 workstation box. I installed pgAdmin III from synaptic and also tried direct download from ...
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Touchpad/Mouse/Wifi does not function in 12.04/14.04/15.04 but works on 12.10

I recently got a new ssd for a netbook I had sitting around and decided to put ubuntu on it. After some googling of the make model of the net book (ACER AO 756-2899) the version that kept showing up ...
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Evolution, the background of messages is always grey

With Evolution 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10 all the email messages have grey backgrounds in the default theme (and every other one that I have tried). When using grey or black text, which is standard in most ...
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Eclipse closes automatically

Eclipse in my Ubuntu 12.10 closes automatically. It happened a lots of time. When I executed eclipse from terminal, it gave me following messages. SLF4J: Failed to load class ...
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How would I install drivers for N900 WNDA4100 wireless adapter?

I am currently using a N900 WNDA4100 wireless adapter, and I am unable to install the drivers for it. It is using a Ralink chipset http://www.wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_WNDA4100 I found that Ralink ...
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Ubuntu install is not recognizing my other OS (Windows 8)

I am new to Linux and am excited to get started. However, I do not want to replace Windows 8, I would like to simply have two operating systems. I am installing from a flash drive. When I start my ...
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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 download the source code of kernel 3.5.0-17-generic image shipped with Ubuntu-12.10

Where can I get the exact source code of linux kernel version 3.5.0-17-generic which is shipped with Ubuntu 12.10 ?
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Ubuntu won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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Why is Wine not installable on my system?

So I upgraded on a fresh install to Ubuntu 12.10, not beta, and I've tried installing wine many many times now many different ways but the jist of it is this: This error could be caused by required ...
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How do I fix:"The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened” [duplicate]

I tried the previous answers but did not work on my case. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Script to switch between two sound devices

I use two sound devices, normal analogue output and sound over HDMI. When I'm not using the TV I leave it turned off and switch to the speakers. As I do this regularly I would like a script to do it ...
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“Please ensure you have JAVA_HOME points to JDK rather than JRE” message

I have java installed aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis java java: /usr/bin/java /usr/bin/X11/java /usr/local/java /usr/share/java aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis javac javac: /usr/bin/javac /usr/bin/X11/javac and ...
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ettercap filtering doesn't work

I cant use ettercap filters. I'm writing even the most simple filter I can think of: if (ip.proto == TCP){ msg("Ran Filter\n"); } But even that doesn't work. When I compile it using etterfilter ...
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virtualbox kernel package is not supported while install vagrant

I'm installing the vagrant with sudo apt-get install. This error I got: ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for ...
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i am not getting splash image just blinking the screen after getting the login image, what can i do for this problem?

I have installed ubuntu 14.04lts alongside windows 8,when i boot the ubuntu it is not showing splash image just blinking the screen after getting the login image, what can i do for this problem?
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Upgrading from 12.10 to 14.04 Failed to Fetch with software updater [duplicate]

I have tried almost everything listed and I cant get my laptop to upgrade. I downloaded the 14.04 file to a usb and tried running it with wubi.exe and it says archive error. So I am now trying to ...
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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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dlclose does not call library destructors, dlopen called just once

consider the following code for a dynamic loaded library built with g++-4.7 on linux, -fPIC and linked with -rdynamic option: typedef std::vector< void* > cbRegister_t; struct Wrapper ...
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torrent client with multi-trackers support (not command-line)

I'm looking for a torrent client that supports multi-trackers like utorrent does. I'm trying qbittorent, I open a magnet link with it and it works ok but if I add more magnet links from other trackers ...
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Does the ScanSnap IX500 work with Ubuntu?

Fujitsu just released their latest scanner, the ScanSnap IX500. Does this scanner work with Ubuntu, or Linux in general?