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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Character key 'T' prints 7 in vim

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 with VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Aug 12 2013 00:23:19). Whenever I press the key 'T' in VIM it prints 7 like a leetspeak. The key works fine outside ...
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Error when updating Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.10 [duplicate]

When trying to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 from the software updater I get this error W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.co m/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80] ...
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KDE doesn't start up on Acer c720

My KDE is not starting after using the command sudo startkde I use it all the time and now is not working... Here is the output chronos@localhost / $ sudo startkde Entering ...
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how do i move files from windows 8 to ubuntu 13.1 [closed]

i have a computer system with windows 8.1, asus motherboard z87, inter i7 4790 chip, 16 gigs of ram,2 ssd drives in a raid-120gig(windows 8), 1 ssd 120gig(ubuntu 13), and a 1tb hhd. sound and video ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 network card vs.14.04

Hello I have installed Lubuntu 13.10 - 32 bits variant from the official page. My PC is an old configuration AMD XP 1800+ with Gigabyte GA 7 A and a GeForce 4 at 64 bits everything works great and ...
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System restarts whenever ethernet cable is connected (and system is not connected to power source)

I have a strange problem with my Ubuntu 14.04 system. If my laptop is not connected to a power source, and I plug in my ethernet cable, the system restarts. It's an AMD processor with ATI radeon ...
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Mounting external disk with defaulted 13.10 FDE

I have a hard disk which was previously used in my netbook with Ubuntu 13.10's default full disk encryption (FDE) configuration. I would now like to mount this disk as an external drive (via SATA to ...
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Takes the first parameter as an empty string [closed]

echo $argv[0] does not output the first parameter. It outputs an empty string instead. Please help!
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How can I use a live USB for my Macbook Pro 1,1?

I have made a live USB version of both 10.04 and 13.10 using both Unetbooting, dd , and startupdiskcreator, but it cannot locate any of them. PLEASE HELP
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reinstall launcher(Task Bar)

today I did something stupid a web site put a launching icon in my taskbar, launcher, so I right clicked on it and a drop down menu came up with delette bar or something like that, so I did and now I ...
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cannot add or update ubuntu 13.10- do not know owner password, errors [duplicate]

New to linux but I have searched the other questions on these errors, eg Getting an "Authentication token manipulation" error when trying to change my user password and I am still coming up ...
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Ffmpeg 2.5.2 executable not replacing existing version

I'm trying to upgrade my ffmpeg from 0.10 to the latest (2.5.2). I performed the upgrade yesterday on a different Ubuntu 13.10 machine and it worked perfectly, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 keeps freezing without real reason [duplicate]

I have a year old ideapad laptop, I was running 14.04 for a few months without issues, it's only recently that I started encountering a lot of freezes, I would generally be browsing the internet maybe ...
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Are old WiFi AP settings stored in Ubuntu Server?

I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 and I used it earlier to connect to many access points I used ifconfig, iwconfig and /etc/network/interfaces file to do that Now, the WiFi adapter is de-associating from ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04, 14.10 hangs on at boot

I would not duplicate any thread but here the stuff is rather obscure. I'm a not so clever linux user even if I used it since many years, but at a user level, not guru. The last distro I've used ...
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I suddenly don't see launcher and I can't even start terminal [closed]

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a year now, and everything worked just fine. Suddenly, after turning my lap top on, I didn't see the launcher, and I can't find the way to start the terminal. Thanks ...
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Option to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 not present in updater

According to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade there should be an upgrade button, and it's not there. I really don't want to re-install; can't afford the time to set things up again!
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Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade: power save blacks screen for 5 minutes

I am facing a problem when logging into Ubuntu 14.04 since I upgraded it from 13.1. In details, when I log on, the screen goes off and a power save message is displayed in green color and I have to ...
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Unable to Log in GUI mode in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new in Linux, I am Using Ubuntu. I am not able to log in Ubuntu in Graphical Mode but I can log in through Terminal. When I enter Password, it again switch back to main log in screen Kindly ...
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How can I upgrade my OS from the terminal? Each time I try, I'm told everything is up to date [closed]

So I've been checking around on how to update my Ubuntu OS from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS, and each thing I see says to use commands in the terminal. Some of the commands I've tried are: sudo apt-get ...
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Can't upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 using iso file

I have a 64bit ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop and want to upgrade to 14.04. I had the iso file already so decided not to download an extra 3.5 GB. I made a bootable usb flash disk and booted from that. In ...
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how to remove dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and install Ubuntu server 14

I currently have Ubuntu desktop 14.10 and 13.10 installed as dual boot. How can I remove 13.10 and install the Ubuntu server in its place?
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Wireless connects but does not work [closed]

Strange problem. Built my laptop (dual with Win7) with 64 bit 13.10 in January of this year. Added a lot packages (Chrome, LibreOffice, PipeLight w/Wine patches (for NetFlix), et al). Got ...
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graphic ubuntu 13.10 does not start, but terminal is available

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I have installed ROS but now I reboot Linux and the screen is in black. If I presh Ctrl+Alt+F2 I get a terminal , and Ctrol+Alt+F7 back to te black screen instead of the ...
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Flash player malfunction after upgrade to 14.04

I am missing or have a problem with flash player after upgrade from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. this is reported after i try to play a you tube aplication
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 Stuck

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I wanted to upgrade to 14.04. I used the GUI but the installation is stuck on this command for hours Setting up mono-4.0-gac (3.2.8+dfsg-4ubuntu1) ... Setting up mono-gac ...
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Mounting Macintosh Disk R/W in Ubuntu

I have a problem mounting a Macintosh HDD (I already turned off journaling). I made a mount point with mkdir ~/Yosemite and when I try to use sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sda1 ...
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Kubuntu with Unity desktop background and unlock errors after upgrade to 14.0

I have a notebook which used to have Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu and Xubuntu installed on it. Most of the time I was using Kubuntu. After upgrading o 14.10, two very strange behaviours showed up: When ...
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external microphone on double jack (mic/headphones)

I would like to use my microphone on my laptop. But my laptop only have a single jack, mic + headphones combined. When I plug my microphone, the system think it's an headphone. (sound is muted from ...
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Dependency problems after a partial upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04LTS and I had a partial upgrade. Since then I can't do any installation or upgrade because of the dependency problem. Can any one help me solve that? Here's what ...
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List of 'user software' that wasn't upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04

I recently updated from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 using the ISO media (while online). At the end, it displayed a warning saying that: Some user software was not upgraded. The setup will continue, but ...
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Is there an alternative to AutoKey?

This questions was already asked here 7 months, but had no correct answer. So I would like to ask again: Is there an alternative to AutoKey, which executes text expansions, when specific abbreviations ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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Not able to install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme

I am using GNOME 3.10.4 and I was trying to install gnome-shell-extension-user-theme but it is giving this error: E: Unable to locate package gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme I can not figure ...
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Build errors with gphoto2

I'm trying to install gphoto2 on my ubuntu 13.10. I was trying to build installe the libraries using the command wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/gphoto/files/gphoto/2.4.11/gphoto2-2.4.11.tar.gz ...
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Unmet dependecies—how to fix [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 13.10 installation, and some I must have removed some Packages or Repositories, so there are some packages which just do not want to install. Namely that is: SKYPE sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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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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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 ...