This version of Ubuntu, code-named Saucy Salamander, was released On 17 Oct, 2013 and reaches End-of-Life July 2014. You should only use this tag when your question is hardware- or version-specific.

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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04.1 LTS

My desktop is currently installed with Ubuntu 13.10, I have downloaded 14.04.1 LTS software.I have 2 questions 1. Is any method to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 2. Is I have to do a clean install, if ...
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Remove ubuntu 13.10 alongside 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 alongside 14.04 on another hard-drive partition. Now I want to remove 13.10, how can I do it?
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Define 'Unix-like' and 'Unix-based' operating system [duplicate]

Please explain the relation between 'Unix-like' and 'Unix-based' operating system .
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how do i authenticate without boot disk [duplicate]

I own a used HP dv6700, given me by the original owner. The original owner did not give me any installation software for the OS Ubuntu 13.10, which was installed when I received the unit. Since I ...
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GCstar Collections Manager question

Has anyone gotten GCstar Collections Manager to work with 13.10? I recently upgraded to 13.10 and I have CG Star 1.7.0 installed and it displays all of my existing content, but new movies added are ...
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Changes in local storage not reflecting in the Thunderbird mail client

I am trying to make changes to INBOX file in the local machine in the profile folder and trying to see if the changes are seen when the thunderbird mail client is open. But I am not seeing any ...
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Screen Mirroring issue

Every time I reboot Ubuntu I get my Ubuntu switched to projector mode, my screen automatically gets mirrored, leading to flickering and other adjustments. Right know I am always fixing it manually...
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Having Trouble Dual-Booting

Here is my situation, I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I have managed to install Ubuntu and get the GRUB menu as the primary boot selector. However when I try to ...
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(Boot Problems) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It won't let me even ...
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Problem installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python [closed]

I am having trouble installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python. I tried sudo apt-get install python3 python3-dev but I am getting the following output :: Reading package lists... ...
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System screen freezes after clicking suspend or logout

This issue started occuring when I changed the backlight settings on the grub file. (I did it because the screen brightness was too low). After editing, the brightness problem was resolved, but the ...
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Help Black Screen problem after ubuntu loading

I am trying to install Ubuntu and after loading my laptop monitor turns off.And the USB is still flashing. I am installing it from a SD card using UNetBooting its better then others because I don't ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and 13.10 (64 bit) along-side Windows 7 and windows 8 from USB

I use laptop Acer Aspire 4738. I try many solutions: First: I have Windows 7 - 64 bit, want install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso, use USB creat tools: ...
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Unable to upgrade bash [duplicate]

everyone knows about bash vulnerability "CVE-2014-6271", I'm trying to update bash using below command. apt-get update && apt-get install --only-upgrade bash but i'm getting bash is already ...
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How to fix upgrade hang from saucy->trusty: “Removing ___ from Mono”

On a recent upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy) to 14.04.1 LTS (trusty), the process kept hanging at multiple prerm and postrm scripts for removing Mono packages. The symptom of the problem are ...
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my usb port does not work after exchange the bios cell

sudo dmesg -c outout is below [ 9977.660044] usb 2-2: new low-speed USB device number 6 using uhci_hcd [ 9977.784038] usb 2-2: device descriptor read/64, error -71 [ 9978.216042] usb 2-2: device ...
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is it possible to modify the partition size occupied by the system while the system is running?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 and I want to migrate to 14.4. My partition was badly designed because the space is not sufficient to upgrade to 14.4. I've tried to remove temp file and previous system but it is ...
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WiFi connection drops every few minutes

I'm running kubuntu 13.10/Linux 3.11.0-2. Every 10-20 minutes, my network connection completely stops, with nothing transmitted or received, but after a while it just comes back. during these drops, ...
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My Windows 7 option is not listed in GRUB

So this happened to me in July>But, Now I wan my Windows 7 back.Here's exactly what happened. 1)I had my Win7 installed on Drive C and Ubuntu on Drive E.Then I reformatted my Windows 7 and installed ...
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ubuntu start too slow after upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 LTS [on hold]

After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, Ubuntu takes a long time to show desktop after login I would like to know what can I do to improve this time or what are the possible reasons for this issue. ...
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Installing Desktop Environment, (machine offline)

I tried updating my machine, to Ubuntu 13.10. After update, when I restarted my machine, there was no GUI (no login screen), but I could access terminal, and see my files and folders. Tried various ...
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How to set a hard drive to mount it automatically at boot time? [duplicate]

I have 2 hard drives on my machine but I need to mount them manually after the boot from nautilus by clicking on them. How can I define their settings to mount them automatically at boot time ? ...
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Replace the customized configuration file '/etc/sysctl.conf'? Ubuntu upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm upgrading ubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, during the upgrade it is asking the following question: Replace the customized configuration file '/etc/sysctl.conf'? You will lose any changes made to this ...
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Ubuntu resolution stuck at 800x600

Everything happened after I made sudo apt-get upgrade. Since then I cannot change the resolution. Even in xrandr LVDS does not show up. I tried to install Nvidia drivers. But I get: E: Package ...
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Grub “unknown filesystem” Boot-Repair didn't find a solution

after booting my PC yesterday I encountered a Boot-Error and only the grub rescue prompt. error: unknown filesystem. After searching the Internet I booted into the Boot-Repair and tried the standard ...
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After upgrade interface is gone and terminal won't activate

I can run terminal commands by using a text file on the desktop but I can't run the terminal using a keyboard shortcut. (Make sure you are able to run as an executable) All windows open on top of ...
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How to wipe off my whole HDD using Ubuntu Live USB [closed]

so I've been getting some HDD errors , saying it may fail soon , best thing to make things better is to wipe everything off , so please lemme know how to :D
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Palm Treo 700p : not an MTP device

Palm Treo 700p : not an MTP device (syslog error) : Jpilot HotSync Timeout The phone is ancient by today's standards, but it does what I need and I like it. Two or three ubuntu os upgrades ago ...
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How long is an ARP entry cached for?

Where can I find out how long ARP table entries are cached? I'm running 13.10. Can I get this on the command line?
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How is it that the size of Ubuntu Core grew so much between 13.10 and 14.04?

I noticed that the download size of Ubuntu Core almost doubled for the amd64 version between release 13.10 38M and 14.04 63M. The untarred "minimal" rootfs file system size did grow from 119M to ...
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Unable to share desktop while using Webex

While using WebEx, I am not able to share desktop. An error message shows that "Java is not enabled", but I've installed jdk7.4. I am using Ubuntu 13.10.
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when i try to download anything from terminal i have this [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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No option to upgrade to 14.04 [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get update #Don't get any errors $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 ...
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Ubuntu unable to update and upgrade to 14.04: GPG Error [duplicate]

I have been looking around the net for solutions but I just cannot get rid of this error. sudo apt-get update Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy InRelease Ign ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 stops booting after update from 13.10

Sorry to ask if this issue already is solved, and please let me know. My Ubuntu server 13.10 after updated to 14.04 past week , never more got booted. I'll explain; After upgrade i had to reboot, then ...
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Unable to mount disk in ubuntu 13.10.Please give me a solution [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/rahul/Shrinkable: mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" "/media/rahul/Shrinkable"' exited with ...
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Fresh install no drivers

fresh noob here, I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop(acer aspire E1 572G) I installed over my win 8.1 partition I just erased the disc but while doing so I had control over my mouse and was able to ...
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Recover home folder with randomly generated encryption passphrase

I forgot my user password after not using the pc for a month. I'm running kubuntu 13.10. I reinstalled kubuntu with a live usb and kept the home partition, that basically changed the user password ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04? [duplicate]

I have my staging server that is running on Ubuntu 13.04 and my local machine which is running on 13.10. Every time I try to do either sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install (anything) it works ...
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Installing grub for ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 13.10 Live DVD

I had installed windows 7 recently and thereby lost my grub. but my Linux partition is still there... I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed previously. I want to reinstall the grub from a live CD.But I don't ...
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After 13.04, 13.10, 12.10 EOL, is it possible to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.10? [duplicate]

I guess, the title can describe the real problem. I know that upgrading from 12.10 to 14.04 require step by step upgrades from 12.10 to 13.04 to 13.10 to 14.04 LTS.But after the EOL of 12.10, 13.04, ...
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Upgrading raring to saucy on arm [duplicate]

do-release-upgrade gets me: W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-armhf/Packages http://ports.ubuntu.com/dists/saucy/ has the right stuff in it. Why doesn't ...
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Unable to do su or sudo after upgrade from 13 to 14

I have upgraded from 13 to 14, and in the upgrade process a lot of errors occurred. Now I can't access root(via su command) or execute something like sudo apt-get install something. NOTE: This is ...
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Trying to install yeoman on ubuntu to use with nodejs and npm

Using Ubuntu 13.10 I am trying to install yeoman using sudo npm install -g yo but it doesn't seem to work globally both npm and nodejs are installed, however, I am not sure that they are installed ...
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No “Date and Time” Gui Tab [closed]

The time is displayed on the top panel on my Ubuntu 13.10. When I click there, a menu opens as usual. But, when I click on "Date and Time Settings", it does not open "Date and Time" window, rather ...
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What actually does a release upgrade do? [duplicate]

I see several questions about problems during release upgrade have been posted but mine is more basic . I have a Ubuntu 13.10 which I installed LXDE on. I fear now if I upgrade that all my ...
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Skype “can't connect” on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 32bit. Since a couple of days Skype doesn't work anymore: "Skype can't connect". It is Skype version 4.2. I know there have been other posts regarding this problem. Here it ...
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ppa: Grails installation error [duplicate]

I have tried installing Grails using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:groovy-dev/grails sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grails-ppa The first command returns without errors: $ sudo ...
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error : invalid arch-independent ELF magic [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu desktop 13.10 on my Acer netbook .now when I m booting its showing : Error : invalid arch-independent ELF MAGIC ENTERIN RESCUE MODE..... grub rescue > What do I do :( ...
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Can't acces admin account, how may I fix it? [duplicate]

So when I try to log into the admin account i go right back to the log-in screen. And I've been searching around all over the internet trying to fix it, but then some other problems always comes ...