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Black desktop after login and problems with GUI in Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10 (currently using 13.10)

I am having problems with the GUI when I log in. Please check out the youtube-link at the bottom first to see the problem. (I am currently using 13.10) Problem: First of all, when I have logged in ...
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Downloading urls with backslashes with wget or curl from IIS server

I was trying for some time to find out why I could not download a url like this: http://domain.com/dir/msrubbish.aspx?urlPath=D:\2014\AC_001\English\AC001_FIN_E_182.PDF The URLs were pointing to a ...
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Why cannot Ubuntu resolve the proxy hostname while upgrading to 12.10?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise). I can not upgrade to 12.10 using the Update manager. Each time I try, it shows that 12.10 is available to upgrade: However, when I click on "Upgrade", I get the ...
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Google Chrome cannot determine or set the default browser

I updated the Google Chrome version, and since Opera has become my default browser. In Google Chrome, under the default browser settings, it just says: "Google Chrome cannot determine or set the ...
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Problems after upgrading to 13.10 from 12.10

It's my first question and I am pretty much desperate by now. So please look upon any errors likely to occur in my question. So, I had Ubuntu 12.10 running alongside Windows 7 (which is the default ...
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Lower Right white box

In Ubuntu 12.10 there is a small type box that appears in the lower right when I just start typing from the desktop. What is it? and how am I supposed to use it? Ric
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Not getting into Grub anymore after running Boot-Repair

I've had a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) on my notebook for quite a while and today when I started it I got into grub rescue instead of the regular grub menu and I ...
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Can't login anymore

In an attempt to free up disk space as I was 100% full and could not write to the disk anymore I ran Sudo rm -rf /tmp Seems like that was a rather stupid thing to do as I cannot login into my ...
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Resize Partitions on A Remote Server

I have two partitions, one is about 1.8TB (home) and the other is 20GB (root). I want this to be the other way round, 1.8TB (root) and 20GB (home). I've been reading for some time, but am struggling ...
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Rhythmbox 2.99.1 in 12.10 [duplicate]

I've tried installing Rhythmbox 2.99.1 using the .tar.xz from saucy on launchpad and I seem to be getting errors about dependencies. Does anyone know a good way to fix these dependencies issues? I ...
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Error trying to compile qemu from source

I am trying to compile qemu from source to get my hands dirty with its development. I cloned the package from the repository. I extracted the tarball and started with the configuration using ...
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How to backup my system so that I can create an exact replica on another computer

I have a ubuntu 12 LTS and windows dual boot machine. My hard drive is going to fail soon and my machine has also become quite old now. I am buying a new computer soon. How can I restore my ubuntu ...
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Why do I see two VGA compatible controllers on my PC?

I want to use Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef, but I seem to have problems with the VGA when running Ubuntu on this computer - the cooler is very loud and the laptop is hot, and this doesn't happen ...
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How to log in as guest user via terminal?

I need to login as a guest user via a terminal for experimental purposes for checking the working of one of scripts. I know I can log in as a different user using su username or su - username. ...
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Running Ubuntu on 16GB Thumb drive [duplicate]

I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both. However, ...
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will unity 3d on older computers work with 13.10

Basically, i have an older computer which is why i put ubuntu on for its speed. At first i had 12.04 that ran ubuntu 2D because 3D was very slow on the Nvidia GeForce 5200 card in it. when i updated ...
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how to transfer and install a software from one system to another?

I have already installed VLC in my Ubuntu 12.10 and i wish to transfer it to my friend who has no internet connection.so please help me out.
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WLAN & Video Card Problem: MacBook Pro 7,1 Mid-2010

I would like to request your kind assistance in troubleshooting I have with my MBP running on Snow Leopard (10.6) but recently installed an Ubuntu 12.10 alongside the system. Basically everything ...
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update-manager crashes with undefined symbol (libpyglib-gi-2.0-python2.7.so)

When I lauch the software updater from the App launcher's icon, it crashes, runing it from the command line shows what the error is : I've been getting this since 12.10, and it's still present on ...
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How to Fix blank pages on Spotify?

Sometimes spotify show blanks pages and not load anything
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Mouse clicks suddenly stops working

Lately, I've been experiencing issues with my USB wireless mouse. While working on something, or even sometimes while the system is idle, the mouse buttons will stop working. I can move the mouse ...
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I want to shutdown my computer 12:30 am,but shutdown does nothing

Cronjob of shutdown using vi: 30 00 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now I have tried everything.
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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Wireless networks never show up, after trying almost everything

I got a new laptop and I installed Ubuntu 13.04, and then I noticed wifi isn't working. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and now I'm still at 12.10 with no wifi. I have this wireless USB card (I'm connected ...
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Downgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to 12.04 [duplicate]

is there a way to downgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to 12.04 without any installation cds AND WITHOUT LOSING ANY DATA. Sorry for the caps, some people miss the improtant part. Also I know an alternate cd would ...
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How to merge free space into partion in ubuntu server?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine with VirtualBox in Windows. Because I've ran out of space I resized the virtual machine size from 6 GB to 8 GB. But those 2 GB appear as "Free space" ...
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Installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 12.10 with windows 8 already installed

I don't know that if it sounds confusing but what I want to do is that install windows 8 along with Ubuntu 12.10 (already installed). I have windows 8 previously installed as well and I want to ...
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Can't boot after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

after installing 3 days ago Ubuntu 12.04, today I was asked to upgrade to 12.10. I did it and after rebooting, I have the purple screen of ubuntu for a second, and then I got a black one permanently. ...
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how to disable welcome message in minicom

I'v receive welcome message as below and i want to remove that when i start minicom, please help. Welcome to minicom 2.5 OPTIONS: I18n Compiled on Dec 7 2011, 12:04:29. Port /dev/ttyUSB0 Press ...
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Generating core files on Ubuntu

Recently I've been trying to enable core dumps on Ubuntu. I made a simple program, that would crash (it writes some data out of array). At first, core dumps weren't generated. This was because ulimit ...
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How to access information on SD Cards Ubuntu 12.10

I am running the arm version of Ubuntu 12.10. I need to install programs and view videos and such from an SD Card. Is that possible, and how could I accomplish that? Thanks in advance! P.S. I am ...
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Resizing ARM Ubuntu Desktop to fit Screen

Well, I am a new member and I have never used Ubuntu before. Yesterday, my mele a1000g single core mini pc arrived in the mail. I tried to use berryboot to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work. So, I ...
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unable to listen sound in my Ubuntu system

I have installed Ubuntu 12 on my system. I have inbuilt speaker in my LCD monitor. Everything is working fine but I am unable to listen sound when I play music or any video file. I can see video on ...
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Kernel panic on boot: not syncing (HP dv6, Ubuntu 12.10 64bit)

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on an HP Pavillion dv6. Everything works fine except I randomly get a kernel panic "not syncing" when booting. After manually rebooting I usually get the same error; ...
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Hide Launcher Bar for All Users

I tried hiding my launcher bar on my local account, but when I go to other users on the active directory, it is still there.
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Running both sendmail and postfix on Ubuntu

I have a requirement to use both Sendmail (MTA) and Postfix on a mailserver. This is because many of the legacy sendmail.mc rules cannot be migrated to postfix and provide high performance. So I ...
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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 final not Beta without a cd

I tried doing this before from the software updater and it upgraded me to 12.10 and then I upgraded to 13.04 and then when I tried to upgrade to 13.10 it said that it can't because I'm using a daily ...
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Connecting sublime_text3 editor with postgresql

I am new in sublime_text3. I want to connect my sublime_text editor with my system PostgreSQL in ubuntu12.10. I have tried few plugins but its not working. Any one have any idea how to do that?
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blocksize error when mounting ufs drive in 12.10

I have an external hard drive that I was using with a NAS4FREE computer. The computer died, and I would like to use the files on the external hard drive. NAS4FREE is based on freebsd, so the external ...
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ifconfig command only displays 'lo" interface but not others on Ubuntu 12.10

When I type ifconfig -a on my computer, all I see is the lo device, not eth0. Also, when I type ifconfig interface, I get the following: interface: error fetching interface information: Device ...
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Failed update from 12.10 to 13.04, boots into terminal.

Something went wrong when I was upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. When the screen comes up I get an option to load Ubuntu with various versions of Linux and if I select one I get nothing but ...
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Error installing sdl2 on lubuntu 12.10

Trying to install the love game engine but I seem to be unable to install the SDL2. I get an error about its dependencies. I googled around and tried to purge but it didn't work. How can I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 gnome system monitor high cpu usage

I am totally new to Ubuntu. I tried to install numerous times, but always removed it because of loud fan noise. Me and my Bro have the same Notebook, a HP Compaq 615, and what grabbed my attention ...
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How to install php IMAP for php5-fpm?

I'm trying to install Vtiger CRM on ubuntu. This require IMAP. How to install PHP IMAP for php5-fpm?
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Add and remove launcher icons from command line

I am building an Ubuntu 12.10 VM using Vagrant and Chef, and I want to control which icons initially appear in the launcher. Specifically I want to clear out all of the initial launcher icons, just ...
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uninstall and reinstall to 13.10

As stated before I'm a complete novice with ubuntu and now I'm in a terrible bind. The most efficient and quickest way see to fix nut issue is to delete and reinstall to the latest upgrade. How do i ...
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Upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04 LTS

I upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04LTS. I can't see any of my side menu bars. Both my menu and status bars look like static. How to fix it?
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Can't update, install new programs and upgrade ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I can't update ubuntu 12.04, when I try to update i got a message says The package system is broken and even when I try with apt-get -f install in terminal, it does help a thing. what should I do?
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Why is GRUB failing to install?

I'm trying to install ubuntu Server to a RAID5 array. I have three, 3Tb disks, each with a GPT partition table. I have set up my partitions as follows: /dev/sda 1. 512 Mb physical RAID volume 2. 3 ...
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using gnome-disks/terminal to format usb drive in ubuntu 12.10, FAT32

I know its a duplicate question, but I couldn't find a answer that would have satisfied me.. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, You know I was holding with the LTS but couldn't resist all those new ...