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Why are my bash script's arguments causing an error?

In order to make uploading the code to github easily, I created a sh script #commit.sh git add . git commit -m $1 git push origin master But when I run it by saying ./commit.sh "comment1 comment2 ...
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How do I install Steam 64-bit when package dependencies cannot be resolved?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.10 on Wubi, and am trying to install Steam. Notably, when I am trying to "buy" steam from the store, it reads Package Dependencies cannot be resolved This ...
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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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Is there any way by which I can make webapps open in a new tab instead of a new window?

I have installed these Webapps in my Ubuntu 12.10: Facebook, GMail, YouTube and they work fine. However while launching the website from the corresponding Webapp, it always opens in a new window of my ...
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find files and print info

I can easily find files with given string in name: me@comp:/usr/local/hydra/hydra-7.4.2$ find -D stat -name "*hack*" ./hack881663129.txt ./hack881663129_7.txt ./hack881663129_5.txt ...
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How do I install Eigen2?

Eigen is a C++ template library for linear algebra: matrices, vectors, numerical solvers, and related algorithms. I've been having trouble installing it. When I ran cmake ...
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How to change the level of animation in Ubuntu 12.10?

In Ubuntu 10.04 there was a special option, which provided you an ability to change an animation level in one click. But it doesn't exist in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. Which parameters I should change ...
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Where does shotwell store its config files?

Does anybody have an idea where does Shotwell store its config files? The problem is: I made a new installation of 12.10, and decided to use a new hdd for the home directory. I moved all pictures ...
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Upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 not available in update manager

My update manager does not give me the option to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. That is, the "New distribution release '12.10' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions" section is ...
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How “Install along side Windows” option works

I have created an unallocated space of 10gb on my HDD through Windows. I want to know how does the option "Install along side with Windows" of Ubuntu 12.10 work? Will it use the unallocated space or ...
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Difference between Additional Drivers (Nvidia)

Which driver should I choose? Here is what they offer me. I've heard that Nvidia has released new drivers few days ago and I don't know which they are. I tried installing them with .run file but I ...
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What Free Ubuntu-Compatible Software Exists for the 3D Visualisation of Biologic Proteins and Peptides?

What Free Ubuntu-Compatible Software Exists for the 3D Visualisation of Biologic Proteins and Peptides? I asked this question ...
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Can't see my Nexus 4 with fastboot on Ubuntu 12.10

I have just received my Nexus 4 and I want to plug it in to root it/copy files onto it but somehow I can't see it while I use $sudo fastboot devices I am using this version of fastboot on my ubuntu ...
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Annoying autorenaming in Guake

I love Guake drop-down terminal, but it has an annoying issue. When I use many tabs, I hate when the tab names rename each time I execute a command or navigate in one of them. I want to rename any tab ...
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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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Default file system on ubuntu 12.10

Why does ubuntu 12.10 default to ext2 file system? Is ext4 not stable enough?
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mplayer does not disable screensaver

so i have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and i installed smplayer from the repositories. The thing is when i play a movie (even in full screen) the screen saver comes up. I have to disable screensaver ...
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How do I auto mount my partition?

I've a partition on /dev/sda2 of 279 GB Ext4 filesystem, but I'm not able to auto mount it on login. I've added the partition entry /dev/sda /home ext4 defaults 0 0 in /etc/fstabt still it ...
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Unity Crashed, Ctrl + Alt + T not working, Logonscreen bland

Initially I realize this isn't going to have all the information needed so one of the first things that would be good is getting advice on how to obtain the relevant debug logs or... how to actually ...
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How can I set up poclbm (a bitcoin miner)?

I'm trying to set up poclbm on my 12.10 machine. My graphics card (as stated in system settings) is an 'Intel® 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2'. I am trying to use the guide here but python-pyopencl can't be ...
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Rearranging Indicators (Dropbox, Clementine and Recent Notifications)

Here are my indicators on the top bar. {From left to right, first one is Free Rapid Downloader and second is Recent Notifications (jconti)} I have managed to reorder some of them using the file ...
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How do I enable Compound TCP (CTCP)?

I would like to use Compound TCP in Ubuntu. The Wikipedia page says: In addition to Windows, CTCP was also ported to Linux [...] Since kernel version 2.6.17 the module has been incompatible and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - network manager not listing wireless networks

Just recently reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop (dual-boot with Windows 7). Had no problem accessing my home wireless network until today. All of a sudden, the network manager doesn't seem to be ...
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Create a custom shortcut that types clipboard contents

I want to simulate keyboard input so that I can "paste" my clipboard contents to applications that don't allow it (e.g. remote KVM). Right now, I'm trying to use xdotool and xclip: xdotool type ...
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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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How do I install the latest ATI Catalyst Video Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal?

There are other threads related to this question for Ubuntu 12.04, however THEY DO NOT APPLY TO 12.10. This is not a duplicate of another thread if the referenced thread doesn't answer the question ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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How to increase performance of booting?

I am experiencing slow booting sequence from 12.10. Only chromium browser is selected for startup and it does enable automatically under startup applications. I try to restart and it may take 15 ...
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Ubuntu how can I send my audio output, to the mobile which is connected using bluetooth?

My mobile running Android which is using bluetooth connected to my Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. My goal is to have following step: In my Ubuntu desktop I am running music from YouTube Mobile phone is ...
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aptitude (apt-get) always crashes

I'm using Ubuntu Quantal. I've recently updated and now my kernel is 3.5.0-23-generic. After upgrade my NVIDIA driver stopped working... no problem! I re-installed it and now it works. Now I ...
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How do I change display settings like brightness, contrast, etc. on my notebook?

I have a Samsung Series 9 notebook 15" (model NP900X3C) and I would like to adjust the screen settings (brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.). If I go to System Settings → Color, I see my screen ...
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Slow SSD + dm-crypt with Luks encryption in Ubuntu 12.10

I have an 128 GB SSD installed in my laptop (Samsung 840 Pro) on a Sata 3 interface. This laptop also has an i5 3210m Ivy Bridge Intel processor and 8 GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.10, using the ...
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Dual Booting Pre-installed Windows 8

I've recently purchased a Lenovo T430, and sadly when configuring it, I forgot all about the Linux UEFI Fiasco, and kept the default option of pre-installing Windows 8. I'm able to disable ...
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Does System Update also update the OS?

If I update my Ubuntu 12.04 through Update Manager, does it update to the Ubuntu 12.10?
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Trying to use amd fglrx driver, unity does not work ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu on my Samsung series 3 laptop (NP305E7A-A02US) with an AMD A6-3420M with Radeon HD 6520g graphics, and I am trying to install the flgrx experimental driver. However, I can not ...
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How to set default applications non-interactively (e.g. vlc as default for video)?

It's straightforward to set vlc as default using the GUI, but straightforward doesn't mean easy(I have to do the same thing over and over many times each time I install a new system). I just need a ...
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Unable to start Apache on Ubuntu 12.10: no listening sockets available

I'm unable to start apache2 installed using apt-get. I'm getting the very same error on 2 separate Ubuntu 12.10 installations, one on my desktop PC, the other one running in VirtualBox: ...
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Get location of “true” GVFS path from Nautilus

I mount my Samba shares through Nautilus. I know that, behind the scenes, the share is fuse-mounted and Nautilus somehow does the translation between smb:// URLs and the actual location in the file ...
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Error when running binary with root setuid under encrypted home directory

I'm using a VPN script for Juniper's Secure Access protocol form here, which executes a binary located under ~/.juniper_networks/network_connect/ncsvc with the following permissions: -rws--s--x 1 ...
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Just upgraded to 12.10, and cannot enable VirtualBox driver

After upgrading to 12.10 and installing VirtualBox guest additions, they cannot be enabled in the Additional Drivers pane. If I click the only available option, "Continue using a manually installed ...
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installing CUDA on Ubuntu 12.10 GeForce GT 630

what are your impressions about installing CUDA API on Ubuntu 12.10? I've read about some incompatibility with gcc (here i.e.), that you have to reinstall v.4.4, but even then you can have crush of ...
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Add a custom text to GNOME panel

I want to add some text to the GNOME panel in GNOME Classic. I got a suggestion from this blog but it dates back to 2008 and doesn't seem applicable now. In Ubuntu 12.10 and GNOME classic, the ...
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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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How to resolve package conflicts installing LibreOffice 3.6.4?

The latest release of LibreOffice is 3.6.4, however only 3.6.2 is available in the software centre. I have installed the file available at ...
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What is used in the 12.10 full disk encryption?

I previously had been using TrueCrypt, but recently re-installed Ubuntu and used 12.10's full disk encryption option (re-installed for other reasons). I never got any choice in how it did that. I ...
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Python-Speechd?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, am fooling around with some Python code. In earlier releases, I used to be able to do: import speechd And now I get that the module does not exist. It also tells ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load after update from 12.04 to 12.10

I've updated Ubuntu from the Update Manager and after a proposed reboot it stopped loading and the computer hung up. What shall I do in this situation? It hangs up on the page listed in image below: ...
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How can I fix 12.10 Theme changes that make unreadable dialogs in Eclipse

Changes in window themes of something of the sort is causing the popup dialogs in Eclipse to have a very dark background. Then, since Eclipse uses hyperlinks in dialogs, I get blue on black, and it's ...
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External Display Issues Lenovo W530 Ubuntu 12.10, VGA not recognized

I am running a Lenovo W530 with Ubuntu 12.10. I have tried every solution I could find for this issue but to no avail. Ubuntu will not recognize that I have a VGA monitor connected to the laptop. I ...
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How to get 12.10 fix for PDF Printing Problem (where some pages print blank) in 12.04?

As documented on Launchpad, there is a bug for Ubuntu 12.04 somewhere in the PDF printing stack. This bug causes some or all pages of the PDF to print blank. Since this issue doesn't occur in Ubuntu ...