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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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How reinstall the default graphics drivers?

When I installed ubuntu 11.10, 64 bits I didn't have to install any kind of graphics drivers and all 3d efects were working fine. Now, it seems to be that graphics drivers are uninstalled. I can't use ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 resets to default settings after reboot

I upgraded to kernel 3.2 last night. Now: Gnome 3 resets to default after reboot and/or log out. Cannot change theme, font, etc through gnome tweak tool. cannot add any keyboard shortcuts that ...
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Trying to set Thunar as a default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04

Is it possible to make Thunar my default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully instead of quite slow Nautilus? I've installed Thunar and I must say there's really visible difference comparing ...
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startx and system-wide default gnome session

I get into X by startx (not lightdm). How can I define the default gnome session (gnome-classic instead of 2d/3d) system-wide for all users?
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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 can i set Lotus Notes as the default mail program? [closed]

What should i write in the: X-scheme-handler/mailto= ? I have Lotus Notes 8.5.2. It doesnt work if i just trying to change it from System Settings==>Default applications. It ...
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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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What default fonts are used?

I was wondering what fonts are used in Ubuntu 11.10 and are they open source? The fonts used in Ubuntu have very cute Armenian character support, that's why I would like to know them, so I can install ...
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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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Why can other users see the files in my home folder?

I just added a new, underprivileged "desktop user," and I was surprised to discover that it can see the files in my home folder. What is the rational for setting up such lax permissions?
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Default terminal text and background both black

Upgraded to 12.04 and default terminal is black text on black background. I can right-click in the terminal and change the color, but the "Back Up" window is also black on black.
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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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Will two Internet connections be utilized by default?

If I have two connections to the Internet (one via eth0 and the other via wlan0), will both be utilized by default? ...or do I have to make some adjustments in order to have applications take ...
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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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Changing the default program for an application

I have installed MonoDevelop and after that Wine, but when I want to open an EXE file and then double click on it, it always runs with the Mono runtime, and if I want to run it with Wine, I should ...
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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 to read default key value with dconf or gsettings?

I would like to know the default value of a dconf/gsettings key. My question is a followup of the question below: Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings? What I'm trying ...
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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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In what directory(s) are the default ubuntu icons located?

I accidentally deleted the Downloads bookmark, and I wanted to recreate it with the same icon, but I can't find it.
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How do I replace corrupted /etc/inittab and /etc/init.d/rcS files?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop and I have managed to overwrite my /etc/inittab and /etc/init.d/rcS files while running a stupid script with sudo. Can anyone please provide me the default ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 change default keyboard-layout after installation.

I have Lubuntu 12.04 I accidentally set the keyboard to the wrong language when I was installing the system, and now I have to change that keyboard setting every time i start the computer. How do I ...
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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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Make PulseAudio prefer external audio device

I have a Bose Soundlink external audio device, which I use to stream music from my computer to my stereo. Ubuntu recognizes the device, but does not automatically use it. In order to get PulseAudio to ...
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Enable gnome login

So as I installed plasma desktop it obviously took over and now instead of desired login screen(picture) I see some KDE lightdm theme..would it be possible I could have the default Ubuntu 12.04 login ...
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How to default social media status to “Available”?

Is there any way to default the below picture to "Available", so I don't have to remember (I never do) to manually change it every time. I end up never utilizing Ubuntu's features because I always ...
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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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Choosing default boot sequence

I choose working version from grub menu and run boot repair which says: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6457971/ I want to know how can I make it my default boot sequence.
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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 ...
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Change Unity searcher default from “Computer and online sources” to “Applications” Ubuntu 13.10

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I would like to change the default searcher in Unity from "Computer and online sources" to "Applications" (Screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/Rc7Q3) I haven't been able to find ...
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automatic Boot up from USB [duplicate]

So I have ubuntu 12.04 on my usb, it loads perfectly and works. When I boot up my laptop (Windows 7) a menu box appears to ask how I want to run ubuntu, the first selection is Default which I use, the ...
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choose default application, gedit not found

When I try to download off the internet I am asked which application to use - ie there is no default selected - so I just get a file with a dot next to it and cannot run the download. What should I ...
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How to open jar file using open JDK?

I installed "open jdk 7" on ubuntu 13.04, but not recognized in "other application" list to set as default. I need to open a ".jar" file with "open jdk7". Please help.
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Is there any way to get ubuntu 13.10 to stop asking for my password [duplicate]

I've always found this feature quite annoying and when I try to turn it off or simply just clear the password it still prompts me for a password. Everytime I've done that I've had to reinstall ubuntu ...
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What is the default SSH password for UBuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Honestly, it's late for me I just want to know the password. I don't want to set up keys or anything. I understand that it is more secure to have no password and just allow access from certain ...
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why doesn't the standardized way to change default terminal work?

Why doesn't: sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator Work to change the default terminal in 12.10 ubuntu-one nautilus? I find it confusing.
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How to reset libreoffice dictionaries to factory defaults?

By mistake I have added a wrong word to my libreoffice dictionary. now I have checked my ignore list and it is not there but still if I type that wrong word it is not underlined as wrong. I want to ...
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How can I change the default folder location that nautilus opens?

The default is that clicking on the folder in the unity dock opens the home directory. Since there are shortcuts for all the sub-folders of the home directory in the sidebar already, I'd prefer the ...
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How to make Ubuntu as default OS

I tried to install Ubuntu on my ACER C7 Chromebook and I am using it now. I want to change it as my default OS but as I type the command: sudo cgpt add -i 6 -P 5 -S 1 /dev/sda and then "password ...
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In Ubuntu 13.04 I cannot get Firefox to open .torrent files by default

I am trying to get firefox to open torrent files by default, it only gives me the option to cancel or save.... If I look in the Application section of preferences assigning Bittorrent or Torrent files ...
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Can't set Shotwell Photo Viewer as default XFCE4

I installed Ubuntu Minimal and installed XFCE4 as my choice of DE. After that, I installed Shotwell Photo Manager, but I can't set the Photo Viewer as my default for images. I can right click and ...
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Network restart cleared my routing table help

I'm trying to set up a client and server VM to access the internet through a gateway VM, and I tried to change my server to allow IP forwarding and I was told to restart the network. I did, but now ...
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Zynaddsubfx error message; it won't initialize

I am tying to use zynaddsubfx with qjackctl and MIDI. I have it connected, and the configurations are set. This is what I see when I open zynaddsubfx: Default I/O did not initialize. Defaulting to ...
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Enforcing corporate desktop and short cuts on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

How can I enforce the same desktop image and pre-created desktop shortcuts for all users on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and prevent users from changing them please?
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Unable to set Google Chrome as default browser in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

despite several attempts at making Google Chrome work as my default browser I simply cannot. I've read countless threads on the internet, checked mimeapps.list and so on, tried about anything, from ...