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How can I wipe my hard drive from the Debian command line to install Ubuntu to a blank hard drive?

So here's my dilemma. I tried to install Debian and it wiped out Windows entirely after I installed the GRUB Bootloader. Thinking, "ok, I'll just get it back after I finish installing Debian," I ...
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Where to Start to create a Unity/Gnome3 Hybrid? [closed]

First, is it possible to take some features from Unity, and some from Gnome3 and make a custom Shell? As background, I've been using Unity for a while, and was fairly satisfied with it. However, ...
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No Downloads, Documents, … folders in Home folder after installing dvsdk

Today I have installed dvsdk package in Home folder. For installing i have changed the mode using chmod 777 and executed ./[package_name]... After that, it asks where to install, I chose home ...
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Incorrect shell password correct terminal password

I'm trying to make some changes from the ctrl+alt+f1 menu, but the shell only rejects my login ("login incorrect" message). This is the same login and password that is accepted EVERYWHERE ELSE I'm ...
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How do I get my shell script to automatically accept prompts?

I made a simple shell script (that I run as root) to download essential apps that I might need whenever I reinstall ubuntu: It looks like this: apt-get install docky && apt-get install geany ...
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Linux : Data extraction from text file

I have a text file in which thousands of data is there. eg. id=row_value profile=row_value name=row_value email=row_value address=row_value id=row_value2 profile=row_value2 name=row_value2 ...
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From gnome-screenshot command line, how do you predefine the are?

So gnome-screenshot has the following options: tim@Hairy14:~$ gnome-screenshot --help Usage: gnome-screenshot [OPTION…] Take a picture of the screen Help Options: -h, --help ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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Cannot login through the command line

I have only been using Ubuntu for about three weeks so do not be surprised if you lose me trying to explain something, I will try my best to be as detailed when needed though. Anyways, Unity right ...
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Cannot login on my ubuntu 14.04

I left my laptop on for a night while I was downloading some songs but when I woke up it was shutdown and when I tried to restart it I came to the login window normally. Now when I try to login as a ...
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Terminal blank when opening

Hello Ubuntucommunity! So I just recently formatted my Laptop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and started playing around with it a bit. Since it's my second PC that I can use, I thought I could ...
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Show keyboard layout chart from command line

I'm looking for a way to display the current keyboard layout chart from the command line. Unfortunately xkbprint does not display utf-8 characters correctly (AFAICT). In gnome, it is possible to ...
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Missing menu bar

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.10. I can't see the the side or top pane in my administrator account. Moreover i can't access the terminal with the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut. Please advise on how to ...
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1answer
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How to alias one command to be resolved into another command?

AFAIK alias is usually used to make 'shortcut' for long command. But what to do if I want to alias one command to another? I need this because I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, so the ...
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Ctrl-space not working in terminal after installing Cinnamon

I recently switched my desktop environment from Gnome to Cinnamon. In my terminal, I use tmux, and have my prefix key mapped to Ctrl-space. After the upgrade, Ctrl-space stopped being captured by ...
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how to go to a directory in gnome terminal which contains spaces as its name? [duplicate]

I tried to md5sum a image but the path is long and contains spaces, and there is no option in the file manager to open that path in gnome-terminal. Like right-click-> open current directory in ...
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How can “git gui” open repository from parent directory?

I start Git GUI tool using command git gui or git citool. I wanted to add another entry to right click script menu (already have dozens of commands) and created a script like this: #!/bin/sh git ...
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1answer
709 views

How to add “open with custom command” option in right click menu of Nautilus

Sometimes while going to open a file from Nautilus I do not find the intended application in "open with" menu on right click. Or the desired application remains hidden in a long list of applications. ...
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Terminator - Bash character encoding - problem visualizing content of some files

I'm using Terminator to manage several bash shells. If I print the content of some files, some characters are bad displayed. Even if the character encoding is setted to UTF-8. Below there is the ...
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1answer
507 views

Switching the default session ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When my ubuntu 13.10 boots the screen goes black and has no response. I used to run on gnome fallback and would like to switch back to it but I can't get to the login screen due to the automatic ...
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Make CronTab not asking for id_rsa keyword when running in terminal

I like to do some git pull inside a script and see see output of it. So I made up this cronjob to test: DISPLAY=:0 * * * * * mike /usr/bin/gnome-terminal -x zsh -c "/var/www/up.sh; zsh" ...
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How to get Ubuntu installed and running for development (I.e. ruby on rails) [closed]

Ok, I am mostly a windows user but for for learning RoR at work, I had to get used to a mac . Once I did I found that I enjoyed it, especially the terminal, I could load up projects in moments what ...
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Keeping python alive through gnome 3 screen lock?

I've been through the ringer with this one the past few days. I wrote a script to re-target my Altcoin miner every once in a while. It builds a command string from API data grabbed at coinwarz.com on ...
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CTRL+ALT+T not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and till day before yesterday, the shortcut was working perfectly. But when today I pressed it, it didn't open terminal. The terminal app still works. I am on GNOME3 3.4.2, and ...
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Installing Shell themes via command line

I can't figure out how to install a new gnome-shell theme in a bash script. I'm unzipping the .zip to ~/.local/share/themes and gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name 'theme' but ...
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Gnome3 runs faster when running game

I'm having a bizarre, and kind of funny, "problem"(if you can call it such). Ordinarily, Gnome shell is quite choppy on my system. Sure, it's smooth "enough" and fast "enough" but it most certainly ...
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Where is the command `gnome-display-properties`

After upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 to 13.10, the command gnome-display-properties is gone. I can open it via gnome-control-center. How can I open this dialogue just with a command?
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Change Ubuntu 12.04 (with Gnome) number of workspaces via command line

I'm trying to change the number of workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome from a terminal. It's easily done by right clicking on the workspaces preview in the panel, but I would like to be able to ...
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How do I maximize an already open gnome-terminal window from command line?

I know you can open an new gnome-terminal maximized by using: gnome-terminal --maximize That is not my question. Is there a command that I can use to maximize the current terminal where I am in. I ...
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1answer
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Upgrade problem. Can I switch to a window from command line ?

Here is what's happening. I started updating my laptop from 12.04 to the next one (command line) and was surfing the web. At some point everything vanished from the screen except the Firefox window ...
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Installing GNOME 1 or 2.6 or any early 2004 versions of GNOME on ubuntu 12.04

I would like to experience the older version of computers, but with latest software If possible give me a solution using Terminal
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1answer
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How do I move window buttons from left to right using command line or by editing a specific file?

I know that Ubuntu has a file hidden somewhere deep inside it that holds the old metacity values for changing the position of the menu buttons. My question is how can I do this WITHOUT Ubuntu Tweak in ...
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Is there a way to access a live command shell for Ubuntu server online?

I have setup a LAMP server with ubuntu server that I plan to do some game hosting with. Right now I am using Webmin for remoting in to my server. One major problem with webmin however, is that you can ...
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How to install a .tar.gz file [duplicate]

I downloaded a file called SOURCE_SVR_Linux_38037.tar.gz, how do I install it? It's the package for splashtop. I'm pretty new to Linux, so please explain with detail.
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Gnome shell 3.8 wont display background

I am using gnome-shell 3.8 My desktop has a background. But when I get to the luncher the background disappears. When I am recording the desktop it sometime reappears. I'm using an AMD HD7950 and ...
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Easy way to know all programs and utilities real names from terminal? [duplicate]

Every time I try to get a program from terminal I don't find it because it doesn't match the real name. Example: Disks name in terminal is gnome-disks. So what the easiest way to know all programs ...
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1answer
813 views

Gnome-Screenshot error in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (it came with GNOME 3.8, but I replaced by GNOME 3.10) and after a few problems, the only one I couldn't solve was the screenshot problem. When I press the ...
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1answer
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Add/remove keyboard layout by console command

After upgrading to 13.10 it looks like we have no more deal with XKB for layout settings and input language switching, so I have a question. Some times I need to add one ore two more input languages ...
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Gnome Terminal loads slowly

My problem story is this: after restarting many times PC, because of Memory problem and replacing with new memory when Ubuntu stop booting with this error:"initramfs" to fix this problem I used Ubuntu ...
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Can't display other font than sans

My Ubuntu install (upgrade from 13.04) no longer displays any font that is not regular sans. I don't have a monospace font (miss it so much!), terminals and everywhing displays in the same font but ...
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1answer
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`Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. ` when starting apps from the commandline

I didn't get an answer but I wasn't doing anything and this is an interesting topic. In Ubuntu 12.04, when opening a file in gedit or if I am working on the command line in dpkg, I get returned the ...
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207 views

Why terminal responds very slow?

I have faced this annoying behavior of terminal in gnome under Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. Even the first time I open the terminal, it starts blinking and after 1-2 min, gives the message groups: cannot find ...
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Installing Gnome 3 on Xubuntu 12.04?

I have a few questions about this. I have Xubuntu 12.04 installed, using the default xfce, but I really like the look of Gnome 3. However, I always see people complaining about it. Would installing it ...
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Shell script errors?

I am trying to create an interactive bash shell script to make it easier to install and configure a postfix mail server,But have them still enter the commands and then the shell run them, but I keep ...
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Unlock login screen using command line

Is it possible to unlock the 13.04 Gnome shell login screen from a command line? A user is logged in to Gnome shell, I can log in to a console as this user. I also have root access. This is for ...
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1answer
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How to hide machine name from displaying in terminal session screen

As you can see from the screenshot, my entire machine name (looks like a key) gets displayed whenever I invoke a terminal session. Is there any way to avoid or hide it?
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1answer
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Why my gnome terminal is set to root by default?

When I try to open up a new terminal in Ubuntu to do some operations, it always defaults to an admin based terminal with [sudo] password for xxxxxxxx: $ I need a regular terminal. How do I do this? I ...
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Shell script compsrison does not work as intended

The follwing code is for to compare two strings or variables. But, I cannot do it. I did a lot of googling, but no use. Here, output doesn't depend upon the changing of inputs. Can any one correct ...
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Battery icon is not displayed on the gnome shell 3 desktop. Running Ubuntu 13.04

This is what I get when I run "gnome-power-statistics" (gnome-power-statistics:3305): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets-borders.css:19:18: not a number (gnome-power-statistics:3305): ...
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How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...