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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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How do I set default font for Amharic on Ubuntu?

I have this font that I want to use for Amharic/Ethiopic, while leaving the default for other characters, notably Latin. The problem is my Ubuntu OS seem to have a random way of choosing from among ...
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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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What is the default data directory for mongodb if we install that in amazon ec2

I tried to find this info everywhere and couldn't find it. I already change mongodb.conf so I forget where the original directory is.
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Change default user folders path?

In previous releases of Ubuntu, I used Ubuntu Tweak to change the paths to the user folders (Music, Documents, Videos, etc). I can't find an option in Gnome 3 to do this, and Ubuntu Tweak's ppa still ...
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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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How to restore LightDM settings?

I've been playing with some of the settings on simple LightDM manager, and I'm not really sure I like what I've done. I've uninstalled LightDM manager but settings remains. How can I restore LightDM ...
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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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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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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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Why does Chrome not stay as the default browser in Xubuntu 13.04?

If I go to Settings Manager > Preferred Applications and make Chrome (or chromium-browser; there are entries for both!) the default browser, then logout or reboot and come back, the default browser is ...
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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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Run a program with optirun by default (Bumblebee)

I'm trying to run Minecraft on my GeForce card (with Optimus, bumblebee is installed), but without having to type the command in the console every time I want to open it. How can I configure ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...