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If I stop moving my (USB)mouse, it stops working until I click

I have a usb Microsoft mouse that works fine on Windows, but on Ubuntu it stops working if I stop using it for three seconds (literally, I counted). At this point, I am unable to move it, I have to ...
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Guitarix amp simulator “Failed to allocate memory” jackd

Has anyone any experience with Guitarix ? I have Jack set up and working well with Rakarrak but it wont work with Guitarix It tells me "could not allocate memory" dont understand why. Am I missing ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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How do I let other users access my /media/[username]/HARDDRIVE with Ubuntu 12.10?

I am trying to let other users access my external 1TB NTFS hard drive mounted automatically at /media/[username]/STORAGE The problem is that by default, udisk2 (present with Ubuntu 12.10) ...
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Why am I getting so many errors?

I have had Ubuntu 12.10 installed for about two hours now. Google Chrome has crashed about fourteen times, I've gotten two 'Ubuntu 12.10 internal error' messages, the Software Center is not working ...
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Neither suspend nor hibernate in 12.10 lubuntu - is there a workaround by scripts?

I've neither suspend to ram nor to disk in 12.10 lubuntu (i suspect there might be a kernel issue but i'm only a simple user). Also, the xfce powermanagement which comes with lubuntu by default does ...
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Mouse click events are delayed when moving the cursor in xubuntu 12.04

I am trying out live xubuntu on my samsung n150 (netbook, similar to eeepc). So far everything seems perfect, except for this one thing. When I am clicking the mouse while moving the cursour, the ...
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System is slow after resuming from hibernate [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit and when the system wakes up after an hibernate, the mouse is extremely slow, the keyboard doesn't seem to work and I'm forced to reboot my computer. Does somebody ...
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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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Convert youtube to mp3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading a youtube video How to download an MP3 track from a YouTube video Is there any app like the one from DVDvideosoft but for linux to download and convert ...
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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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Extrememly slow DNS lookup

Ubuntu 12.10 I'll explain the first problem. Sometimes when I load a webpage it never finishes loading and it says cannot reach server or something like that. When I ping that website, the terminal ...
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ATI Proprietary Driver Over/Underscan setting ignored after reboot

I installed the proprietary driver (fglrx-updates) on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit for my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 7570). I am using two displays, one connected with DVI, one with HDMI. I set the desktop ...
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Failed to load session “ubuntu”

I installed CCSM to enable window previews in Unity. But when I went into extras, there was no 'window preview' option. So I tried experimenting with other options in Compiz and now there are no ...
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Appearance icon has disappeared from system settings menu

I go to system settings and appearance is gone. I tried searching it in the dash and it is not there. When I right click the desktop and select "Change background" the system settings window opens. I ...
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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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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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Has the minimize speed been increased in 12.10?

In Ubuntu 12.10, by default, the minimize speed had been kept considerably slow in order to let users know where the window has minimized to... but all of a sudden i noticed that now the speed is as ...
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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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Unable to locate package pkgconfig

I try to install Ruby on Ubuntu 12. There is one of the commands which gives me an error E: Unable to locate package pkgconfig sudo apt-get install build-essential openssl libreadline6 ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 Installation Hangs at 'Preparing to Install Ubuntu' [closed]

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 i386 Desktop ISO both via HTTP & Torrent Download. I have attempted the install via CD & Bootable USB (created using YUMI from Pendrive Linux), each using a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Support for Dell XPS 15 and HDMI working on hybrid graphics?

So there is a lot of buzz about hybrid graphics having a weak support. I'm currently considering buying a new laptop. Dell XPS 15 caught my eye. I will use it for work as well so I will need a large ...
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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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Installing tt-rss : files arn't where they ought to be

I'm currently trying to install the tt-rss package (Tiny Tiny RSS) on Ubuntu 12.10 via Ubuntu's official packages. The installation process seems to have worked - but the files I need to run are on ...
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Where to install Netbeans

I'm planning on installing Netbeans 7.2.1 on my Ubuntu 12.10. So far I've already installed JDK 7u11 without any problems and already downloaded Netbeans from Oracle site. My question is this: Where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...