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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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'Some index files failed to download' while updating

When running sudo apt-get update I get these following errors: Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates InRelease Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports ...
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Nvidia driver doesn't work in 12.10

I have GeForce GTX 560 Ti. I's worked fine in 12.04 with nvidia drivers. Unfortunately, after todays 12.10 update, something broke down. I've tried nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates and nvidia-...
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How do I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. Please outline the different ways I can upgrade to 13.04.
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After logging in, there's a black screen and my cursor, nothing else! in Ubuntu 12.10

I've been using Ubuntu(12.10) for a long time, and recently, my Ubuntu went through yet another update. The whole update prompt showed up, following by a password prompt, and finally the good ol' ...
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Trying to install Steam ERROR: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not

I've already installed Steam, but when I click on the program I get this message ERROR- You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: not I don't know what to install or ...
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How to rename partitions?

I'm new at Ubuntu; I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and the partitions appear like 30 GB volume and like 78EF-2C5E in task bar. I tried to rename it but rename and remove buttons are deactivated so I tried by ...
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Install Alongside Windows or Something Else - Which should I use?

I have old notebook with BIOS (not EFI) installed with Windows 8 RTM, want to install Ubuntu 12.10 by booting to a LiveCD. Doing some research, I found method either to choose Something Else or ...
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Broadcom Corp. BCM4313 Wirelss not detected in Ubuntu 12.10

I update my Toshiba PORTÉGÉ from Precise(12.04) to Quantal (12.10). After update to Precise wireless device works fine. But after update wireless device is not detect on network manager. The lspci ...
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Unity missing? Can't see top or side panels [duplicate]

I just removed some effects using ccsm, switched to the AMD proprietary driver, rebooted and after I log in, the unity panel is no longer there. If I hit the windows key or the alt key, nothing ...
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What's the difference between 12.04 and 12.10?

I have an Asus K55V and I'm wondering which version of Ubuntu I should be attempting to use. The website offers 12.04 (LTS) and 12.10.
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Upgrading from 12.10 WUBI install to 13.04

Ubuntu has discontinued wubi.exe and i know that when you install the ubuntu 13.04 developer version with wubi you can only login as a guest. I have previously installed ubuntu 12.10 with wubi.exe if ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 “Turn screen off when inactive for: Never” still turns off

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10, my screen still goes off after about ten minutes. I've been to the Brightness and Lock control panel. The Turn screen off when inactive for: setting is set to ...
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How do I resize my /boot partition?

/boot has become 100% full somehow. df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root 191078052 31758960 149612804 18% / udev ...
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Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB

I have booted from a live USB ("Try Ubuntu"), that also has a persistent option set (I used LiLi to create one) to do some tests for this pcie hotplug issue I'm having. I'm trying to test some boot ...
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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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Ubuntu says 13.04 but lsb_release says 12.10

During investigations on my Samsung New Series 9 with 12.10 installed on it, I found this : Settings > details > Ubuntu 13.04 lsb_release > ubuntu 12.10 Is that possible ? I really think my ...
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Windows 8 installed Ubuntu 12.10 boots straight to Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new Windows 8 Dell Inspirin and would like to set up a Dual Boot. However, when I restarted, it just went straight to Windows 8 without giving me a Grub screen with ...
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How to identify and replace broken files in a corrupted Ubuntu ISO?

So, this isn't exactly an issue running Ubuntu, but rather with installing it. Every time I try to download the Ubuntu ISO (from any source) it seems to end up corrupt. That is, the MD5 sums are ...
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How to use NVIDIA GeForce M310 on Ubuntu 12.10 running as guest in VirtualBox?

Last couple of weeks played around with Ubuntu 12.10. This is running as a guest on Virtualbox hosted at Windows 7. There have been some challenges with the Unity 3D stuff. Particular due to not ...
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Brightness function keys not working

I have an ASUS X55A-SPD0204O laptop. The rest of the FN+Fx (where x = number) like sound + - mute, screen turn off, wireless etc. work perfectly. The problem is with the 2 brightness keys. They just ...
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Booting Ubuntu Failure : error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in a Western Digital external hard drive (320GB). This is a complete installation, not a live USB. When I plug it in my HP desktop I go to the BIOS settings and boot off ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 5720 Wifi (Broadcom BCM43142, Ubuntu 12.10) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560? I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 on Dell Inspiron 5720. Cant get wifi to work. sudo lshw -C network: *-...
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Drag and Drop across (fullscreen) applications, switching via Alt-Tab

Example Drag media file onto Totem's playlist to enqueue Bug in Compiz Especially for Unity (formerly Netbook Edition, being intended for small screens) this is quite a vital feature, as ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu 64 Bit 12.10 in EFI mode on Samsung series 7 WIndows 8 laptop?

I have been reading about the issue of Samsung laptops bricking when attempted booting from live USB. I have Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C (-S02UB to be specific) laptop. It came with Windows 8 preloaded. ...
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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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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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How do I enable low graphics mode (llvmpipe rendering) in Unity?

I've been looking at other questions, but none seem to answer my query. The closest I got gave me information about a ppa for 12.04. My computer's battery life is suffering under Ubuntu 12.10. I ...
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Unity completely broken after upgrade to 12.10?

I am facing a very frustrating issue with my computer right now. I successfully upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 this afternoon, but after the upgrade, the graphical user interface seems completely broken. To ...
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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 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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Steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

After Nvidia driver installation when I try to run Steam I am getting this error: steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 I found this question and one ...
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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 don'...
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How do I install drivers for the Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller on 64-bit 12.10 using an Internet-connected 32-bit 12.04 PC and a USB flash drive?

How do I install drivers for the Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller on 64-bit 12.10 using an Internet-connected 32-bit 12.04 PC and a USB flash drive? Having bought a new HP Elite desktop PC and ...
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Brightness controls are not working in sony vaio with amd radeon hd 7650

I have a Sony Vaio SVE15116EN with AMD Radeon HD 7650 graphics card. I am currently using Ubuntu 12.10. My brightness controls are not working but sound controls are working fine. I have also tried ...
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Partitions required for Installing Ubuntu?

I have a Laptop with 1TB hard disk space. I can allocate 100GB for Ubuntu. Currently there is only Windows 7 installed. I am new to Ubuntu & am confused by terms like mount point, root partition, ...
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How to Fix Broken Packages?

How do I fix broken packages when it is not working? When I try to fix broken packages, it tells me to "fix broken packages."
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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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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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Manually turn off monitor

Can I turn off my laptop monitor manually and instantly with just a click or a simple terminal command? I just want to turn off my monitor not locking my machine. There is no dedicated turn off ...
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Unity doesn't appear after installing Nvidia drivers

I've just installed 12.10 from scratch. Unity also started okay, but in a poor resolution. I found a setting (I think it was in "software sources") to change the display driver to Nvidia, and then I ...
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How do I resolve slow and choppy performance in virtualbox?

Both, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 perform very slow when running in VirtualBox 4.2.12. How do I run Ubuntu with unity or enabled transparency smoothly with VirtualBox?
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Can't install wine (or ia32-libs) in Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit

As already pointed out here, people seems to have issues with installing wine in the latest version of Ubuntu. I'm suspecting this only happens with 64 bit users. For example, when trying to install ...
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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 drive....
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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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How do I downgrade to Subversion 1.6?

I'm trying to downgrade subversion to 1.6 from 1.7, doing sudo apt-get install subversion=1.6.17dfsg-3ubuntu3 does not seem to work, any idea on how to do this without breaking half the instalation? ...
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How to remove GPT from HDD?

I have a Asus K55VM-Sx027V laptop and I formated it with Ubuntu because whenever I tried to install Windows 7 64bit, it wouldn't let me because my HDD had GPT protection. Now that I have Ubuntu 12.10,...
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Chromium web-app creation doesn't work in 12.10?

If you create an application of a website in Chromium and choose "desktop", a .desktop file is created. In 12.04, you were able to move it to ~/.local/share/applications/ and then start it from the ...