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Will all Dash input in 12.10 be sent to Amazon?

It seems like all user input to the Dash home lens is send to Amazon by default in Ubuntu 12.10, is this correct?
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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 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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Why is Unity 2D being discontinued?

As reported by Phoronix, the news from UDS appears to be that development on Unity 2D will stop, with the focus being on a single, unified implementation. Obviously maintaining two codebases to do ...
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What is the best alternative to Google Reader?

I enjoy using Lightread in Ubuntu 12.10. The thing is Google Reader is being shutdown and Lightread is a client for Google Reader, so it's feed will be cut of. What is the best alternative as a RSS ...
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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 ...
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How may I improve my boot / shutdown time?

I have a pretty decent laptop (Intel Core i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz, SataII SSD from Samsung, 8GB Ram), but I not satisfied with my boot and shutdown times... I have installed bootchart, and am trying to ...
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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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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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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 install new tmux 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04?

Are there any PPA? If no, how to make it from sources? Which dev libs I'll need to do this?
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How to add bookmark to Nautilus 3.6?

I updated the Nautilus to 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10, but I didn't find the how to add my folder to "Bookmark" section. If I press "ctrl+B", it show the list of bookmarks, but I can't add any. I can't drag ...
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How can I bypass this fontconfig warning to edit grub successfully?

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 with no problem. I am trying to edit the grub file, but in the console I get the following message: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: ...
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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 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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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6?

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to transfer files between Android and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) and I wish to take the music files I have off of it and store them on my laptop which is running Ubuntu 12.10. Upon connecting my phone to my computer I can ...
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`Error! Could not locate dkms.conf file`

During a recent apt-get dist-upgrade of 12.10 I received the following error: Setting up linux-headers-3.5.0-19-generic (3.5.0-19.30) ... Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d. run-parts: executing ...
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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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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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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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Excessive hard disk activity

I am having problems on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 "fresh" installed on ext4 partition on primary HDD. When not in use every 5 to 10 seconds HDD is active for about 10 seconds an writing no mater what ...
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How migrate my keyring (containing ssh passprases, nautilus remote filesystem, pgp passwords) and network manager connections?

I changed the disk on my laptop and installed Ubuntu on the new disk. Old disk had 12.04 upgraded to 12.10 on it. Now I want to copy my old keyring with WiFi passwords, ftp passwords for nautilus ...
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Eclipse Juno (4.2.1) crashes frequently after upgrading to Ubuntu12.10 from 12.04 (both 64bits)?

I was using eclipse Juno (ver 4.2.1) on my 64bit ubuntu 12.04 for almost a month or more. It was working perfectly and I really enjoyed working on it. However two days back I upgraded my machine to ...
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I get “Failed to load session ”ubuntu-2d" when using XRDP

Initially, when I try to log in to my ubuntu machine (version 12.10) using RDP, I would get an ubuntu desktop background, with no text, menu bars, or anything to indicate it loaded the desktop. I ...
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How to integrate Pidgin on Ubuntu 12.10

I have just recently updated my system to Ubuntu 12.10 and I cannot integrate Pidgin with the toolbars any more! Can any one give me a clue on how to do it? Thanks
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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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New encryption feature in Ubuntu 12.10: home encryption or full disk encryption? or both?

How do I correctly encrypt the entire partition when installing Ubuntu 12.10? I ask because the new Ubuntu installer now shows two encryption options. After choosing "Encrypt the new Ubuntu ...
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Set Multiple values for StartupWMClass (to group under same launcher in Unity)

This a specific example of a generic problem I haven't been able to find a solution for yet. I have a program (Android Virtual Device Manager) that launches 'sub-programs' (namely emulators or ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and extremely slow at low signal - Ubuntu 13.04

First off, I just want to say that I work as an IT engineer (Windows Desktop/Server etc) so I am willing to go right down to the ground when it comes to advance technical troubleshooting. ...
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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 dont know what to install or EVEN ...
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How do I fix name service for Vagrant client?

I am new to Ubuntu (having just installed Ubuntu 12.10) and want to start developing with it. So I have installed Vagrant, downloaded lucid64.box, initialized, started it up and accessed it via ssh. ...
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how to change the background color of terminal in Ubuntu 12.10?

How to change the dark purple color of terminal in Ubuntu 12.10. And can we place any image or photo instead of that purple color.
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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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SSH Public Key - No supported authentication methods available (server sent public key)

I have a 12.10 server setup in a virtual machine with its network set to bridged (essentially will be seen as a computer connected to my switch). I installed opensshd via apt-get and was able to ...
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Identify “rogue” internet accessing Applications

At the moment I have an application/service/widget/plugin/cronjob whatever, accessing the internet on a regular basis. I could go into the details of my specific issue but I'd rather have an answer ...
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What is the active MAC Address of my computer?

While looking to find the MAC Address of my computer as it appears to a wireless network, it was recommended that I run ifconfig. Having executed that command in the Terminal, I noticed that, unlike ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and Gnuplot wxt terminal doesn't work

I've just installed the latest version of Ubuntu (12.10). I then installed Gnuplot with this command: sudo apt-get install gnuplot However, now whenever I run Gnuplot it says terminal set to ...
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Macbook Pro 5.5 brightness settings work, are remembered, but are not used on startup

This question's similar to various others in the forum where users' brightness settings either don't work or are not remembered: Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 (ubuntu ...
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how to reinstall mysql?

A software upgrade broke, among other things, mysql and I have not been able to get it back up yet. Suspected cause: I had a near-full boot disk; the upgrade filled up the disk before completing and ...
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Conky transparency not working

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and since then conky has been acting up. This is what it looks after a while (specially if I use the option 'Show desktop' by draggin the mouse to a corner, as ...
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Run RDP server on Ubuntu 12.10

What's the best way to run a RDP Server on Ubuntu 12.10? I'd like to run an RDP server on my Desktop running Ubuntu 12.10 and be able to login from another 12.10 machine using the remote login ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Skype webcam microphone not working

This is making me crazy. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, Skype 4.1.0.20 can't use my web cam microphone anymore. I can record correctly from the web cam microphone using the sound recorder the ...
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WiFi problem after Ubuntu 12.10 update

I just updated my Ubuntu 12.10 today and it went fine and I was told to restart system and after I restart my WiFi stopped working. Mine is Broadcom BCM4312 card . It was working fine just before the ...
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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?