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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How do I either make Ubuntu my default OS at start up without having to choose? Or, how do I delete my old operating system? Which option is better? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu. It did not prompt me to remove the old operating system when I installed Ubuntu. How do I either make Ubuntu my default OS at start up without having to choose? Or, how do I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 orange hex name (it's not #dd4814)

Change to bright blue and now wanna change back to default with the command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-color-scheme 'selected_bg_color:HEXNAME;' I used this site to get some ...
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Problem in creating all default directories while adding a new user account in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bizarre problem recently in Ubuntu 12.04 while adding a new user. User adding command such as useradd -d /home/username -s /bin/bash -m username in the terminal only creates a ...
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Default Running

I want to make my Minecraft Skin Viewer not have to be put into the Terminal like User@ChrUbuntu~$ Wine '/home/user/Documents/MCSV.exe' I just want to be able to double click the .exe file and it ...
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How to make “File” (default file manager in Ubuntu 13.04) as default file manager?

Before I use Nautilus as my default file manager, I also have a file manager called File. I changed File with Nautilus, but I don't know how to change File as my default file manager again. Can you ...
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Set default java in .bashrc

By default my ubuntu system is installed with the following java version: java version "1.7.0_25" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.3.10) (7u25-2.3.10-1ubuntu0.12.04.2) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM ...
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How to set NetBeans as a default editor in FileZilla

When I open any php, html, or css files FileZilla opens them in GEdit. Instead I would like FileZilla to open them in NetBeans 7.3. I would like to set NetBeans as the default editor in FileZilla. ...
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how to change winetricks default wineprefix directory [duplicate]

I want to modify wineprefix installed with playonlinux using Winetricks.
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How can I permanently set the master volume level?

Previously in Ubuntu, up until version 11.04, once I set the master volume to a level, it stays that way (regardless if I turn the machine off and back on) until I manually change it. Apparently, in ...
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Making Ubuntu my default OS [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu, which instead of eliminating windows, it partitioned it. My question is first how to make Ubuntu my default OS? Secondly, how do I remove windows to speed up the ...
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GNOME 2 does not start in Ubuntu Linux 12.04 after login though installation is complete

I have a pc with only 512 mb RAM. Ubuntu Linux has installed successfully. Instead of the default Unity desktop I need to use the GNOME desktop. I have done the installation of the desktop and logged ...
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How to change the defaut settings of Home Folder? [duplicate]

How to change the default settings of Home Folder? In particular changing view>icon to view>list for all directories.
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12.04 /var directory default user:group ownership

I'm pretty sure I recursively messed up the default /var user:group ownerships. I've tried to restore them to the best of my ability by searching. Specifically, I'm worried about /var/lib. ...
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What is the purpose of the backup user installed by default? [duplicate]

from /etc/passwd: backup:x:34:34:backup:/var/backups:/bin/sh The home directory listed is /var/backups which is owned by root:root. Here are the contents of the home directory: total 4.1M ...
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How can I programmatically change the keyboard layout?

I want to run a shell command or script that will configure each of my Ubuntu Precise boxes to use the Dvorak keyboard layout as the default (and only) layout. With earlier versions, I was able to set ...
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Changing ubuntu one installation folder in windows

I changed my windows default programs(x86) folder to another partition, I have all my programs installed there, it's in D:, but the automatic ubuntuone installation puts the program in C:, obviously, ...
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Desktop background changes to default [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04, and it works perfectly. I also can change my desktop background, the problem is when I restart my computer it changes back to the default background. I already tried ...
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What is grub2 default font?

what is ubuntu 12.04 grub2 default font? I changed it and don't know what it was to change it back. I have tried many different font and style to no avail.
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Why isn't gksu in 13.04? [duplicate]

I don't know if this is a bug or it's their decision? but why isn't it installed by default?
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Change default mail client [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to change my default mail client (To Evolution), I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and Linux but I've gone to System Settings >Details > Default Applications & ...
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How to boot into Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I'm kinda new to Linux & today was the first time I used Ubuntu (I loved it). Now my laptop is a new one & came pre-installed with windows 8 (& the UEFI complexity as well). So I made a ...
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How can I change the default location of sidebar content folders to folders in partition shared by win7 & ubuntu

I have a partition named Storage which is used by both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 where I have my music, videos, pictures and downloads. I'd like to have the sidebar icons with these same names (eg. ...
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How can I change the default screen resolution? [closed]

Here's the scoop: I have a crappy VisionQuest TV that I am currently using as a monitor on my computer running XBMCbuntu. It defaults to 1280x768 which the TV will not display correctly. It appears to ...
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Empathy Notifications ? How open Emphaty from envelope?

Well no, was no similar question. Ok somebody start to chat me, I got envelope. When I click on it Telepathy not Empathy opens, always. Well Empathy looks better and has nicer UI. How to make Empathy ...
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Change WebDav permissions for creating files and folders

Files and folders created through webdav are assigned www-data.www-data and permission 740. I've already added my user to the www-data group, but I'd like to change the permission to 770, so I can ...
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Grub not defaulting to latest kernel in 12.10

I upgraded to 12.10 (32-bit) a few weeks ago (from 12.04) and everything has been running fine. A few days ago, the updater installed the latest kernel (3.5.0.22 ?) and since then I always have to ...
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How to reset evolution settings to defaults?

I have not used Evolution for long time now and I would like to reset all the settings and start from scratch. How would I be able to do this?
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Multitouch Gestures in 12.10: disabling four-finger-swipe + re-configuring generally

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch describes a set of default "Supported Gestures" that come with Ubuntu 12.10 -- and they work as described on my MacBook Pro 13" Retina. But I can't figure out how ...
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Why is PermitRootLogin in sshd_config set to yes by default?

As Ubuntu has no real root account, why is /etc/ssh/sshd_config allowing remote root login anyway? Isn't that inconsistent?