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Cannot set system default Desktop Environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I completely uninstalled Unity and lightdm, and installed Gnome 3 with gdm. Now I can log into Gnome Desktop by selecting Gnome from log in screen. However, if I ...
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Using Ubuntu alone as an OS

As subjected, I am looking to use Ubuntu as an ONLY OS for my Laptop. I was using Windows 7 & Windows 8 [Not-Activated]. Then I thought to use Ubuntu only, and to just un-install both the OSs from ...
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where does the setting for default web browser live?

i all ready know how to “set” the default web browser in ubuntu 14.04 LTS with unity, either in the preferences of the browser or in System prefs. > Details > Default Applications. what i want to ...
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List of default fonts/font packages in a standard install

I'm working with the maintainer of the "Infinality Ultimate" patches to package these for a best possible experience on Ubuntu (see ppa:rjvbertin/infinaltimate). In order to create an appropriate ...
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Used tweak tool and lost primary mouse click! How to restore defaults?

I managed to lose the use of the primary (left) mouse click. Right-click and the middle/wheel-click still work, and hover and certain left-clicks (e.g., on the Unity side panel and top-bar applets). ...
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Change default application for a file type in dolphin and Firefox

Where do I find all the apps that are available in the program menu? SO, for example, for PDF files, both in KDE and in Firefox the default app is ImageMagik (not a good option), but there are no ...
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Making sense of MIME mappings

I'm having a little trouble understanding exactly how MIME works on the desktop. The specific issue I'm having is that certain file types (C++ source, PHP source, and a couple others) open with Geany ...
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Make Unity my default DE [duplicate]

Am using Ubuntu Studio running xfce DE, I also have Unity installed, how do I make it my default DE. am new to Ubuntu.
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How to stop wifi from reenabling after being disabled

I have a machine that has a wired connection and a wifi card, running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I'd rather leave wifi unconnected all the time, but have the option of turning it back on whenever I want, ...
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How to choose filename and save-folder by pdf-printing

VIRTUAL PDF PRINTER: Is there a way to tweak cups-pdf in order to be able to choose the generated file's name and default directory where the pdf file is saved (default set to ~/PDF/) ? Background: ...
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What are the best default locations for specific file types?

For an application I created, I am trying to find the best folder locations. I installed the application, as suggested by documentation, in /usr/share/company_name/product_name, save a config.ini file ...
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No boot after reseting bios to default, Ubuntu partition gone

I set my bios to their default settings in order to try and boot a Lubuntu Live-cd but something I didn't consider is that it would wipe out my Ubuntu boot-entries. The only option I have now is an ...
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How to change the default parent directory for a new users home folder?

I'm mostly asking this as it's apart of an assignment that asks me to. "configure the default settings of linux for when you create a new user, their home directories are in /project/users directory ...
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How do I reset an ICC profile in Ubuntu?

I was playing with the color manager for my display and things went too far. I would like to undo applied profiles, or set it to default.
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Audio device changes on reboot

I'm using Ubuntu with Rise Vision for digital signage at our company. Its hooked up to a HDMI display with audio coming through the display. Its been working great until the end of summer after ...
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Why is Lubuntu default desktop environment

So I just wanted to try things out on 14.04, so I did sudo apt-get install lxde sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop When I get to the greeter, it reads Lubuntu (Default) Lubuntu Netbook LXDE ...
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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Setting up wireless hotspot to be on at boot

TL;DR: Can I set Ubuntu up to - from boot - have the wireless hotspot turned on? My mother-in-law lives so far from civilization that she can only reach the Internet through a 3G dongle, which works ...
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Not understanding /var/www permissions [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked, but I couldn't find a solution because I'm not looking for a command to give new rights to the directory, I would like to understand it. I'm very new to ...
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unity come back to default

I did some changes via compiz, the result was this: As you see just time color is default and other like wireless and volume's color are dark. What is the terminal command to tell unity, come back ...
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How to disable hibernation on ubuntu 14.04 or restore to its default settings?

I re-enabled hibernation on 14.04 but I'm not happy how it works. I want to restore how it was, without hibernation button. Any help, please.
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CompizConfig Question!

Problem: Control left click is not opening up a window in a new page. Reason: I believe it has something to do with CompizConfig Settings Manager. Could anyone guide me on how to reset CCSM to ...
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Command for checking the default terminal

My Situation Is: I am trying to make a simple IDE for NASM in Java. When I execute a .asm file in my IDE it open the terminal and shows the output. I am using xterm for this purpose. Now the problem ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 14.04

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I wasn't hearing the notification on skype and started to mess around with the settings.Now I dont have any sound at all I started installing and removing packages like ...
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How to set the default audio recorder application?

I installed the tool audio-recorder doing this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:osmoma/audio-recorder sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install audio-recorder Now how can you set it up as default ...
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Juju and no default VPC on AWS

I'm trying to use Juju with AWS but when I bootstrap it says that it cannot set up groups: "No default VPC for this user (VPCIdNotSpecified)". I have no default VPC on AWS and it appears it's not ...
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How to change default python version from terminal? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 where the default python version is 2.7. I would love to type python3 to run python 3.4. How can I set that ? (After that, I think I can run python 2.7 by typing python2).
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Wallpaper resets to Gnome default

Recently I wanted to try Gnome Shell and installed it. Fiddled around a little bit and then decided to uninstall it. Now every time I restart wallpaper resets to the default Gnome wallpaper which is ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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How do I set default programs?

I know how to set default web, mail, calendar, music, video and photo-viewing software (by opening System Settings) but I'd like to be able to set my default PDF viewer.
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How to set default save location

With windows if you save a new file from a certain application, it will usually remember the folder you saved it so the next time you save a new file from that app it will automatically open that ...
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How to automate CHMOD [duplicate]

How do I make the default value when upload a file via FTP for it to be 777. Like a have a ubuntu server, and one of the users has an application that created files in his folder, how do i make the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 default firewall rules

I would like to know exactly which scripts are responsible for default iptables rules (no ufw, no gufw) in Ubuntu Server 14.04. After fresh installation even with ufw disabled (by default) there are ...
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Losing display after boot up

Newbie trying to use Ubuntu on Dell Computer with VGA display and TV as second monitor. In GUI I set an option that turned off both my screens. Now, when the system boots, the screens go blank. I can ...
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how to login to 'Ubuntu Cloud Guest' images?

I've just started up with OpenStack. I've launched a new instance with an Ubuntu Cloud Guest image. It's the precise amd64 image here: ...
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Change default user folder paths in Xubuntu

How do I change default user folders location in Xubuntu? I have a Dropbox, and I keep all my documents and music on it. I want to set it up so that by default all my documents and music in ...
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How to open Application tab as default on Unity dash? [duplicate]

I hate it when the Unity dash opens the Home tab by default. I want to go to the application tab straight. Also Dash collapses the installed apps and expands the Dash plugins. Is it possible to open ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Trying to set default applications for .py files that aren't in the 'Open With' applications

I have followed the instructions in this thread: How do I set IDLE as the default editor for Python scripts?, but it hasn't resulted in the option to open in IDLE being shown. So I used the 'Find ...
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How do I change default gnomeplayer to flash set in Firefox 27 preferences for Ubuntu 13.10

I am pretty certain my installation of Ubuntu 13.10 has the flash plugin installed, as I have checked this numerous times in the last 3 days and just recently watched the updates put it in from the ...
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Change Default Scale Method Setting for KDE Wallpapers

I wish to change the default scaling method for the desktop wallpaper in KDE(more specifically Kubuntu) by editing the configuration file KDE uses to fill in those defaults on a fresh install. So ...
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How do I change the default overflow size in Ubuntu

Google is failing me, It appears in some systems it's located in a (script)file called mountoverflowtmp under /etc/init.d/ However it doesn't appear to be there in Ubuntu, and I'm not having any ...
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How to make jDownloader default downloader?

http://www.sony.co.in/support/product/sve1513cyn In this link, if I try to download a driver for windows 8, it doesn't open in jDownloader in Chromium browser. I used jDownloader with Chromium ...
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How to bring back the default graphics

I just uninstalled all cairo dock related stuffs from my ubuntu 13.10 using 'purge remove' and now my present graphics(colors and stuff) are way different from my default(when I installed it). Can ...
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HPLIB Command Prompt Unable to Change Scan Area

I connected a Hp OfficeJet 4500 G510 all-in-one printer to my Ubuntu 13.10. It called the HPLIP 3.13.9 from its repository and thereby, I could flawlessly print my documents. Also, scanning with XSane ...
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How do I set the default terminal profile?

So I was messing around with profiles in the Terminal, I was wondering how to make the profile I setup as the default profile whenever I load up terminal.
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All directories are 0755, did I do something wrong?

I'm new to *nix and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've just noticed that all my directories have permissions set to 0755. That seems unsafe to me. Why do I need to grant execute perms for the world on my /usr ...
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How to set a default volume setting for each audio/sound device?

Where the desired situation is this: when I change a sound output setting to a specific audio device, the volume is set to my default for this device, instead of a maximum volume. EDIT: Actually I ...
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Changing totem subtitle downloder folder

Totem subtitle downloader plugin is awesome. Is there any way in which i can change default folder ~/.cache/totem/subtitles to desired one? I want to subtitles to be saved. subtitle saved in ...
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What are the original default files contained in the /usr/share folder?

Can someone please just give me a list of the default files and folders that you would find in /usr/share folder after installation? You would not believe how difficult this is to find.
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Icons in the top panel won't change

I recently tried a new theme on Ubuntu 13.10, and when I decided to go back to the default settings all of the icons in the top status bar tray were different the default theme pack. I was wondering ...